Construction sector halts three-month growth slide

Construction activity led by the building of houses has halted a three-month growth slide in November, figures show.

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Oil likely to stay around $60 for next decade

Oil prices are likely to remain priced around $60 per barrel for the best part of the next decade before increased use of renewable energies starts pushing prices ...

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New Geo-blocking rules lift restriction on accessing websites

Online shoppers will no longer be restricted from accessing websites based on their location.

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Primark sales dip hits owner’s shares

Sales at Dublin-headquartered discount clothing retailer Primark fell in November, due to unseasonably warm weather.

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Tobacco giant buys pot stake

Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes for the US market, is pushing into the Canadian cannabis industry. This is its first foray into the nascent pot industry.

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China scrambles to raise millions of fever-free pigs

For Chinese authorities, struggling with the rapid spread of African swine fever, a disease that’s threatening to devastate the world’s largest pig industry, ...

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Iran gives green light to Opec oil output cut plan

Iran has given the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) the green light to reduce oil output by around 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 2019, ...

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Short reprieve only for Irish shares as Theresa May faces her Brexit vote next week

At the end of a week overshadowed by global trade tensions, Irish shares clawed back some of their heavy losses. But the respite is likely to be shattered next week ...

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Ted Baker boss Ray Kelvin takes leave of absence amid harassment claims

Ray Kelvin is to step back from the company while allegations are investigated.

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Irish courts can decide dispute over arrested €1.2m motor pleasure boat, High Court rules

The Irish courts have jurisdiction to decide a dispute over an arrested motor pleasure boat bought for more than €1.2m by a company of an Irish-born tax lawyer, ...

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Big 'Tá' for Hawk Eye firm as profits soar to €6.5m

First used as a broadcast tool to analyse decisions in Cricket, Hawk-Eye has now become an integral part of over 20 sports and every year covers 20,000 games or ...

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Abbey 'cautious' on investment

Irish housebuilding group Abbey has said it will be “cautious” about making new landbank investments, particularly in its UK operations, in the months ...

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Kildare Agtech company announces €2m investment

Kildare Agtech company TERRA NutriTECH have announced a €2m investment which will see their workforce double by 2021.

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Broker lowers share price targets for AIB and BOI on slowing mortgage and SME loan growth

Irish banks face “numerous headwinds” in growing lending to households and SMEs, said Investec Ireland, as it cut its share price targets for AIB and ...

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Niall Quinn: Investment in sports facilities should be a 'key government commitment'

Mr Quinn, who won 92 Irish caps, said that policies should be implemented to encourage the private sector to invest in much-needed sports academies and facilities.

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Company loses High Court challenge to HSE's refusal to enter into pharmacy contract with it

A company has lost its High Court challenge over the HSE's refusal to enter into a community pharmacy contract (CPC) with it for a pharmacy on Dublin's northside.

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Peat extraction firms cannot appeal over finding their activities need planning permission

Two peat extraction firms have been refused permission to appeal a significant finding their activities are no longer exempt development.

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The people in business taking on new roles at the top

People in business who have obtained new roles this week.

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Cork Airport staff’s good deeds recognised with PMI award

A pat on the back for a good deed done is always welcome, even though volunteers are not seeking recognition when they freely give their time to others

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Gas Networks Ireland secures €100m investment from EIB

Natural gas currently provides over a third of Ireland’s energy requirement and helps to generate over 50% of the country's electricity.

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New digital technologies will see 46,000 fewer jobs created

New digital technologies will result in 46,000 fewer jobs being created here in the next five years.

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€35m floating data centre to create 124 jobs

A revolutionary €35m floating data centre is set to be moored on the banks of the River Shannon, in a move which could create 124 jobs.

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O’Neill’s taps Limerick’s All-Ireland win with profit rise

Sales of Limerick jerseys in the county’s All-Ireland winning run and best-selling Galway jerseys helped sportswear firm O’Neill’s to increase ...

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Growth slows for budget airline Norwegian

Low-cost, long-haul airline Norwegian, which has cut back its Irish routes to the US in recent months, struggled to fill its aircraft in November as capacity growth ...

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Ted Baker sales dip ahead of CEO conduct investigation

British clothing and accessories retailer Ted Baker has posted a slight decline in group revenue for the 16-week period between August and December as lower wholesale ...

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High Court ruling casts on doubt on future of $141m claim against Irish arm of HSBC bank

A High Court ruling has cast doubt on whether a claim for $141m against the Irish arm of HSBC bank related to the Ponzi scheme run by jailed US fraudster Bernie ...

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Irish heavyweights hit hard in global stock markets sell-off

The global shares sell-off gathered pace, as fears spread that President Donald Trump's ceasefire in the trade war with China will be shortlived, threatening the ...

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Betting stocks tumble on TV advertising ban

Betting company shares including those of Paddy Power-Betfair fell on the back of the leading players in the UK market agreeing on a ban on television advertising ...

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Predator ramps up Irish gas drill plans

International exploration company Predator Oil and Gas will, next month, accelerate efforts to land partners to help develop gas assets it holds in Irish waters.

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China link to Marriott hotels data breach

China has been linked to a hack on the Marriott hotels giant and its Starwood reservation system — one of the world’s largest-ever data breaches, Reuters ...

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Record imports push US trade gap to $55.5 billion in October

President Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to slash America’s trade deficit.

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Q and A: What is Qudos Insurance and what happened?

Qudos, which filed for liquidation in Denmark on 27 November, had mostly sold motor insurance policies to Irish customers via agents and brokers, but there were ...

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Firms under pressure to boost pay and conditions

Chair Seamus Coffey and the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, the budget watchdog, testified before the Oversight Committee in the Oireachtas earlier this week.

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Former Tesco directors cleared of fraud and false accounting

Chris Bush and John Scouler were accused of being aware that income was being wrongly included in the company’s financial records.

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Number of people signing on fell in November

The seasonally adjusted live register total decreased by 3,100 last month.

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'Breaking down the barriers to e-commerce' - MEP welcomes new geoblocking rules

Irish people are now able to shop online without unjustified geoblocking wherever they are in the EU, according to new rules that came into force this week.

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Research shows one in three feel they don't have the best energy deal

30% of gas customers and 31% of electricity customers feel they don’t have the best deal for their energy.

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Tesco workers in Sligo take strike action

Workers have gone on strike at Tesco in Sligo today, in what could be the start of a nationwide action.

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US cyber security company announces 100 jobs for Dublin

100 new jobs are set to be created in Dublin by a cyber security firm.

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Brexit may weigh on shops, report finds

Pessimism about the economic costs of Brexit is weighing on consumers north and south of the border, reports from KBC Bank and accountants RSM has found.

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Thomas Cook shares surge on signs of funding relief

Holiday and airline group Thomas Cook’s shares climbed up to 45% on hopes that it would not need to issue new equity, although its bond prices extended their ...

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TTM Healthcare revenues top €50m

Revenues at the Irish-owned international nursing recruitment firm TTM Healthcare topped the €50m mark for the first time last year, despite profits falling ...

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UK hoards for hard Brexit

UK business leaders’ fears about Brexit, border checks, blocked ports and major tailbacks on British roads, has led to a hoarding of goods and demand for warehouse ...

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Sanofi to cut French jobs

French drugmaker Sanofi, which is a significant employer in Ireland, has told unions that it is planning to cut 670 jobs in France over the next two years.

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Custom House Capital investor compensation claims will take years

The process of compensating investors who lost money from the 2011 collapse of investment firm Custom House Capital may not be complete for a number of years, the ...

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Cairn Homes plans 621 apartments on €107.5m RTE site

Cairn Homes has lodged planning documentation with An Bord Pleanála signalling its intention to build 619 apartments and three townhouses on the site it purchased ...

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Shares fall on doubts May can survive probable loss of Brexit vote on Tuesday

European shares played catch-up with the US by falling for a second day, suggesting the global rout for stock markets is far from over.

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RTÉ boss says she's in for long haul

The director general of RTÉ has said she is “absolutely” in the role for the long haul as the broadcaster enters the second year of a five-year ...

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Key questions around flights compensation

Passengers booked on flights which are delayed or cancelled may be entitled to compensation.

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RTÉ Player gets 'Netflix-style overhaul' to include archived shows and more original content

Boxset viewers and fans of Irish original content are set for a binge-watching boost as the revamped RTÉ Player is launched before the end of the week.

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