Kerry Group action against employee who allegedly removed confidential information resolved

High Court proceedings brought by the Kerry Group against an employee the company said had allegedly removed confidential information about its brewing ingredients ...

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Schools blockade row is adjourned by High Court

High Court proceedings against several subcontractors who allegedly blockaded the construction sites of a number of new schools have been adjourned.

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Fortunestown Lidl reopens next month following Storm Emma attack

The West Dublin branch suffered severe damage during Storm Emma when it was attacked during blizzard conditions in March.

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Revealed: The used cars that retain their value the most

There has been a slump in used car sales with rates down 5% compared to 2017.

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Cork to Boston Providence route announced for summer 2019

Cork Airport has welcomed today’s announcement that Norwegian’s Cork to Boston Providence service is available to book for summer 2019.

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Amryt Pharma looking to expand its drug portfolio

Irish-listed orphan drug develpment company Amryt Pharma is looking to expand its portfolio of treatments for rare diseases.

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4% expansion but ‘no overheating’ of economy

The underlying growth of the economy is 3% to 4% and is not currently showing signs of overheating, economists and statisticians say, although the vulnerability ...

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GDP still dangerous facing into Brexit

Two years after the “leprechaun economics” jibe the CSO has developed a range of alternative measures providing a more realistic picture of the economy ...

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Broadband plan delay ‘costing SMEs millions’

The exchequer, SMEs and retailers are missing out on millions of euro in potential revenue because of stalled progress on the National Broadband Plan (NBP), according ...

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Microsoft sees revenue grow in latest financial results

The technology giant pointed to growth in its Office and Xbox products as key factors in the figures.

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Economy growing but government planning for shocks, says Donohoe

The Government is planning for a hard Brexit and has arrangements in place to deal with the associated economic shocks.

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Comcast abandons pursuit of 21st Century Fox assets to focus on rival Sky bid

The US cable giant is set to offer €29bn for Sky.

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'They have seen the person and not the wheelchair' - disabled teenager lands job with FTSE 100 firm

Wheelchair user Rhys Joyce, a student at the National Star College in Cheltenham, has won a job with St James’s Place Wealth Management.

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Irish beer exports rise, but earnings fall

A report from the Irish Brewers Association has shown that beer exports went up slightly by 0.2%, but earnings from sales reduced from €280m in 2016 to €273m ...

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Company’s claim to have found gold-laden warship wreck causes market turbulence

A South Korean business claims to have discovered the Russian vessel Dmitri Donskoi which sank in 1905.

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Sports Direct defends Debenhams stake despite €95m hit

The retailer blamed tough comparatives and the write-down on its stake in the department store chain for dragging full-year profits down 72.5%.

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Burberry destroys €31m of clothing and cosmetics in a year to protect against counterfeiting

Burberry destroyed more than £28m (€31.4m) worth of its fashion and cosmetic products over the past year in a practice now common across the retail industry ...

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Ryanair completes agreement with third union representing cabin crews

Ryanair has completed an agreement with a third union representing cabin crews.

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Japanese prosecutors charge Kobe Steel in fake data scandal

Japanese prosecutors have charged major steelmaker Kobe Steel with violating laws overseeing competition in a massive faking of product data.

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Heatwave melts SSE profits

The Big Six energy provider said the warmer weather and soaring gas prices hit earnings by around £80 million in its first quarter.

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Sports Direct profits plunge 72.5% after taking hit on Debenhams stake

The company also said it faced tough comparative figures from a year earlier.

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Irish firms on high alert over hard Brexit threat

Irish companies are increasingly bracing themselves for a worst-case scenario regarding Brexit, with many regarding the UK leaving the EU next March without the ...

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Bosses being told to tell staff about a rise in the minimum wage

Bosses are being told to tell their staff about a rise in the minimum wage.

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Tullow Oil rig cancel costs jump by $50m

Tullow Oil is set to take a substantial earnings hit this year after seeing its final bill to cover a terminated rig contract in Ghana increase by nearly $51m (€44m) ...

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Janssen Sciences Ireland to sell $115m rare drug rights

Janssen Sciences Ireland is to sell the rights to a drug that treats a rare disease to UK-based biopharmaceutical firm EUSA Pharma for $115m (€96.6m) in cash.

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One in three families rely on loans to fund children's education - Survey

One in three families rely on loans to funds their children's education, according to new research.

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Iceland stores expansion boosts revenue to €49m

Food retailer Iceland has confirmed plans to open more Irish outlets even as pre-tax losses almost doubled to €694,000.

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Institutions urged to follow UCC in investment pledge

University College Cork has become the first Irish university to sign up to a United Nations-backed programme aimed at encouraging environmental, social, and good ...

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Cork coast has potential to become billion-dollar enterprise as hunt for oil intensifies

Drilling for oil off the Cork coast has the potential to become a billion-dollar enterprise in the coming years, with enormous benefits for employment in the region. ...

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Irish business more cautious as Brexit looms but continues to report solid growth

Irish business sentiment has weakened as increased uncertainty about the outlook for the global economy weighs on firms’ expectations for their own activity ...

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Google’s record EU antitrust fine: what does it mean?

The European Commission orders changes to Google’s handling of its Android operating system.

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Google fined €4.34bn by EU over Android

Google has been issued with a record fine of more than four billion euro by the European Commission competition authorities for abusing its market position through ...

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1,500 jobs at risk as Gaucho on brink of administration

The restaurant group comprises the Gaucho and Cau chains.

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TalkTalk most complained-about broadband and landline provider in UK

BT attracted the most complaints among pay TV providers, and Virgin Mobile was the most complained-about mobile provider, Ofcom figures show.

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EasyJet prepares legal challenge over air traffic strikes

The low-cost airline said the strike disruption cost it £25m in the third quarter after more than 2,600 flights were cancelled.

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Salad Box opens first Irish restaurant in Cork

Global franchise operator chooses Cork for brand expansion.

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Ireland on 'inevitable path' to being less competitive, council warns

There is a warning Ireland is on an "inevitable path" to being less competitive.

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€173m invested in scientific sector in 2017

Last year was a good year for science in Ireland with over €173 million invested in the sector.

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Top airlines source extra revenues of €25bn

The world’s 10 leading airlines pulled in a combined $29.7bn (€25.4bn) from ancillary revenues last year, further underlining the importance of non-air ...

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NCC: Irish risks build

US tax cuts and trade wars, as well as Brexit and high rents at home, have put Ireland’s business competitiveness under threat, the National Competitiveness ...

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Call on mortgage borrowers on rates

Irish banks still have some way to go to match the low levels of mortgages in the rest of the eurozone after KBC Bank followed Ulster Bank in reducing its fixed-rate ...

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Glenveagh to raise €200m for further land purchases

Housebuilding firm Glenveagh Properties intends to raise another €200m in equity and use the proceeds to fund further site acquisitions.

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Netflix pares losses after worst two-year drop

Netflix shares pared their worst drop in two years, regaining a key support level for the stock.

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US financial services firm to open Irish base for Brexit

A US financial services firm involved in the multi-billion financial derivatives business has opted to set up in Ireland as Brexit draws closer.

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Heatwave puts water debate back on the boil

The recent stretch of dry hot weather provides a timely reminder of how valuable Ireland’s water is.

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EU inks Japan trade deal

The EU and Japan have signed a wide-ranging free-trade deal that both sides hope will act as a counterweight to the protectionist forces unleashed by US president ...

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An Post taps €2.6m GDPR boost as Royal Mail hit

An Post saw a windfall of €2.6m in the run-up to the introduction of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — in sharp contrast to the ...

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UK pay growth slows to 2.5%

UK workers’ pay growth has slowed to its weakest rate in six months, despite record employment, adding to the Bank of England’s dilemma of whether to ...

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Twitter ‘suspended 58 million accounts in last three months of 2017’

The company has been struggling with user growth compared with rivals such as Instagram and Facebook.

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Poundworld to axe 531 jobs as Belfast shop among 40 more stores set to close

Poundworld fell into administration in last month, putting 5,100 jobs at risk.

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