IMI launch new IDA-backed leadership course for managers of FDI giants in Ireland

The reliance of foreign firms on the economy has been further signalled with an IDA-backed management course aimed at training management for Irish subsidiaries ...

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Profits surge at firms of Irish rugby players as pub firm prospers

Profits at the commercial firm operated by former Irish rugby captain, Jamie Heaslip last year more than doubled to €124,324.

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Investors weigh prospects for Irish shares under probable new hard-Brexiteer British prime minister

The fall of Theresa May pushed sterling slightly higher, but only after the currency had fallen sharply in the past week on the prospect her probable successor, ...

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Cork to be 'most walkable city' in transport plan

Cork can be the most accessible city in Ireland if public transport, cycling and walking routes are implemented en masse, or it could become even more congested ...

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Profits at Griffith College increase by 27%

Pre-tax profits at the firm that operates Griffith College last year increased by 27% to €3.38m.

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High Court rules sacked automotive firm boss is entitled to €1.5m shares

The former boss of an international automotive parts manufacturing firm - whose main shareholder is registered in Sandyford, Dublin - is entitled to €1.5m worth ...

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Facebook ‘aims to launch cryptocurrency early next year’

The social network has reportedly been in talks with Bank of England governor Mark Carney and the US treasury.

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Irish-owned IT solutions and managed services company Arkphire growing steadily

Irish-owned IT solutions and managed services company, Arkphire, has named Oliver Surdival as head of cloud services as part of its continuing growth strategy.

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Water purity firm’s clean ambitions

Ireland Waste Water has achieved European certification for its water purification product Circle 7.

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Fishermen earn global plaudits for commitment to cleaning oceans

VISITORS to the Bloom 2019 garden festival in Phoenix Park next week can expect sustainability to be one of the key themes.

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Trump: Huawei could be part of trade deal with China

The suggestion came as the president rolled out another 16 billion dollars in aid for farmers hit by his trade policies.

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Here are this week's eight business movers

Conor Kane has been appointed as South East correspondent with RTÉ News.

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Job of the week: The Tipperary Energy Agency

Job: The Tipperary Energy Agency wants to hire a graduate energy engineer.

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Ruden Homes names two new directors

Ruden Homes, the Munster-based property development company, has appointed Peter Ruane and Robert Deane as directors to its board.

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The threat of Brexiteer Boris as prime minister haunts Irish shares

Sterling slipped further and Irish shares fell sharply as fears of investors rose that the political turmoil in the UK will lead to Boris Johnson becoming leader, ...

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Office landlord Hibernia has the ‘firepower’ for more deals but no interest in bid for rival Green Reit

Hibernia Reit, the country’s largest stockmarket-listed office landlord, still has “the firepower” to make further significant acquisitions in ...

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Banning offshore drilling would hamper rural Irish economic development, Canadians warn

A ban on drilling for oil and gas in Irish waters would seriously hamper the chance to economically develop large parts of rural Ireland, an international business ...

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Basically, buyers can't afford homes based on how much money they can borrow

This week the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a number of warnings to Irish policymakers.

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Irish-backed UK pub group profits rise

Shares in the UK pub and restaurant group co-owned by Irish financiers JP McManus and John Magnier surged by almost 11% as it shrugged off Brexit-related pressures ...

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Waterford firm lands major US museum deal

A Waterford virtual reality firm is targeting major growth in North America and Asia after agreeing a deal with one of the biggest space museums in the US.

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Stephen's Green building owner fails to pursue case stopping receiver over €13m debt

The owner of two prestigious Georgian office buildings in Dublin's Stephen's Green faces receivership of the properties after he failed to pursue High Court injunction ...

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My Job: Green agenda at core of business thinking

ENTERPRISE Ireland’s Green Programme is designed to assist companies to incorporate sustainable practices into the day-to-day running of their business.

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Brittany Ferries cancels Cork to France sailings due to 'hydraulic fault'; Spain sailings also cancelled

A number of scheduled sailings between Cork and mainland Europe have been cancelled by Brittany Ferries.

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Just one in nine CEOs of large enterprises appointed were women

New statistics on gender balance in business have been released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show a gender breakdown of chairpersons, boards of directors, ...

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'A bleak day for traditional retail' - Union says high rents to blame for shops closing

The deputy general secretary of the Mandate trade union, Gerry Light, says that landlords need to face the reality between disproportionate rents and actual sales.

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May's loosening grip on power sends sterling plummeting and sinks UK-exposed shares

The last gamble of Theresa May to win over MPs to support her Brexit deal appeared to unravel putting a question mark over her future and weighing on sterling.

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New house builds ‘to peak at only 25,000’, says country’s largest housebuilder

The chief executive of Cairn Homes, the country’s largest housebuilder, said annual peak new supply will reach only 25,000 in the coming years, meaning too ...

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Blow for Irish retailing staff as Dorothy Perkins-Topshop owner announces store closures

Irish Staff and shopping centres in Ireland have been dealt a blow after the group that owns the Dorothy Perkins-Evans-Miss Selfridge stores said it was closing ...

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Wholesale woes put brakes on Britvic's Irish growth

Revenues at the Irish division of British soft drinks producer Britvic fell in the first half of its financial year.

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Rapid rise in online shopping and card use

Consumers are rapidly moving to card payments instead of cash, while there has also been a significant increase in online shopping in the past year, according to ...

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C&C shares fizz on Bulmers growth

Shares in C&C Group rose almost 5% as the drinks maker said its signature Bulmers cider brand increased its share of the Irish market despite increasing competition ...

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Corbyn nationalisation policies won't affect Irish energy firm plans

Any re-nationalisation of Britain's energy providers under a Jeremy Corbyn-led government is unlikely to have any impact on the Irish operations of leading UK player ...

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Diageo to give new fathers 26 weeks paternity leave

The drinks company will introduce the new paternity scheme from July 1.

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China cuts taxes to encourage chip makers in face of US pressure

Integrated circuits, or microchips, are among technologies China has targeted for state-led development.

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String of firms that failed under controversial owner Greybull Capital

British Steel is the latest in a line of UK firms which have become insolvent under the ownership of the private equity fund.

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Greyhound Group set to create 100 new jobs

One of the country's largest waste companies is to create 100 new jobs over the next year.

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Construction works begin on €325 million WuXi Biologics Dundalk facility

The Dundalk-based, 48,000 square metres site is set to become the world’s largest single-use biologics manufacturing facility.

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Pret a Manger buys rival Eat to expand vegetarian brand

The stores will mostly be converted into Veggie Prets.

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Thousands of jobs at risk as British Steel goes into receivership

The move threatens more uncertainty for thousands of workers at the company’s plants.

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M&S reveals falling sales and profits amid overhaul

The high street bellwether posted underlying pre-tax profits of £523.2m for the year to March 30.

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More than 150,000 jobs lost in UK in ‘devastating’ steel industry decline

The GMB union said the industry employed 186,000 workers in 1981 but the total has now slumped to around 32,000.

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International interest expected as Cork apartment block goes on market for €17.5m

Tommy Barker An entire apartment development with 62 units in Cork city’s suburbs is for sale, as a single lot, being offered to investors with a guide price ...

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KBC Ireland chief: Brexit still 'a big sword of Damocles' despite upbeat outlook for economy

The outlook for the Irish economy is favourable in the short-term but Brexit is still "a big sword of Damocles" for growth, the new KBC Ireland chief executive has ...

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International firms hail Cork growth in tech and pharma

International law firm William Fry has opened an office in Cork because of continued growth in its Munster business, including tech and life sciences, it said.

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Economists claim concentration of jobs in Dublin region has 'actually increased' since 2016

All parts of the country are benefitting from more jobs, but the damaging over-concentration of employment in the greater Dublin region persists, leading economists ...

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'Last Brexit gamble' of Theresa May puts sterling on volatile path

The "last gamble" of Theresa May to get a Brexit deal through the Commons sent sterling briefly soaring fears that this fourth attempt too will fail, weighed on ...

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Greencore eyeing 'quite a bit' of UK acquisition activity

Greencore boss Patrick Coveney expects the sandwich-making group to undertake "quite a bit" of acquisition activity in the UK market over the next three to five ...

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Increase in shadow banking activities seen as potential threat to Irish economy

Ireland is one of the largest centres for so-called shadow banking activity in the world, which could threaten the country's economic stability and traditional banking ...

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Dealz brings High Court challenge over decision stopping retailer from operating near Liffey Valley

Discount retail chain Dealz has brought a High Court challenge to a decision which prevents it from continuing to operate from a retail park near the Liffey Valley ...

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Company behind space suit worn for moon landings creates 70 new jobs in Cork

A new manufacturing facility in Cork has created 70 new jobs, with 30 of these roles already filled in recent months.

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