Ibec: Use rainy day fund for higher education funding crisis

Some of the funds the Government plans to inject over the next few years into its rainy day fund could be much better used to lift the crisis of funding facing higher ...

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Drilling ban will not benefit our energy needs

The Petroleum and Other Minerals (Amendment) (Climate Emergency Measures) Bill 2018, which is undergoing Oireachtas scrutiny, has heightened discussion around Ireland’s ...

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New tourism brand may be country’s hidden weapon

With overseas visits to Ireland up by 7.6% for the first five months of 2018, it seems likely the current tourist season will deliver another record year in terms ...

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App teaches better contact for schools and parents

Communications between parents and schools can be time-consuming and frustrating. An Irish start-up is helping to make the process easier with a free, two-way app ...

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Irish firm eyes GDPR profit

Trish Dromey talks to one Irish firm for which GDPR is an opportunity rather than a concern.

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US firms near tipping point over Trump

Relatively quiet on the president’s trade policies so far, US businesses could soon react strongly if China flexes its full muscle power in its trade war with ...

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The Monday Interview: Recruiter putting its house in order

With the ambition of a turnover of €50m in the coming years, clients such as Clearstream, Janssen Bio and Zoetis, and staff speaking nine languages, it’s ...

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UK car hire firms promise substantial increase in electric vehicle numbers

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association plans to boost its plug-in fleets to 720,000 in the next seven years.

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£10m bid breaks records for Aston Martin classic car at auction

The ex-Essex Racing Stable, 1961 Aston Martin ‘MP209’ DB4GT Zagato was bought by a European buyer.

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Shares lift after week dominated by trade fears

Global stocks advanced after a torrid week dominated by the threat of an escalating trade war between the US and China and political turmoil in Britain over Brexit. ...

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‘Concern’ over lending to business

The chief executive of business group Isme said Central Bank figures showing a fall in new business lending is more evidence that businesses are finding it more ...

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DCC jumps on outlook, acquisitions

DCC shares shot up 4.5% yesterday on the back of the support services group announcing improved first-quarter profits and further acquisitions in the US and the ...

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PR firm receives €490k for NTMA, Nama work

Gordon MRM received over €490,000 in fees for its public relations work for the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and Nama last year.

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Jubilant Croatia also wants to win big, in the eurozone

Croatia is brimming with confidence, and its leaders think it’s time for the EU’s newest member to join the eurozone.

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€154bn Netflix to justify valuation as earnings loom

Netflix will get a chance next week to validate the $46bn (€39.4bn) added to its market value since the company’s blowout earnings report three months ...

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Irish mortgage holders pay highest interest rates in the Eurozone, new figures show

Irish mortgage holders are being hit with the highest interest rates in the Eurozone, according to new figures released today.

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Thousand jobs to be axed in UK as 80 more Poundworld stores close

Administrators said 1,024 jobs would be lost as a result.

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UK takeover regulator ups price Disney must pay for Sky if Fox bid succeeds

Disney will have to pay £14 per Sky share as part of the Takeover Panel’s ruling.

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The last Blockbuster – Alaska video shop closures leave one left in US

The once-ubiquitous video rental chain has gradually succumbed to technological change.

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Sterling slumps after Donald Trump dampens hopes of a post-Brexit trade deal

The US president has warned that Theresa May’s Brexit plan was putting trade relations at risk.

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Sky shares jump on €29bn bid war

Sky shares leaped to an 18-year high yesterday as investors bet that a transatlantic battle for the TV group had further to run after Comcast’s $34bn (€29bn) ...

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Co Galway driverless car tech firm back in black

The Tuam firm at the cutting edge of driverless car technology returned to profit in 2016 to record pre-tax profits of €6.6m.

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Shares rise as Norwegian swings to surprise profit

Shares in low-cost, long-haul airline Norwegian rose almost 2% after it posted a surprise profit and record revenue in the second quarter.

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Europa Oil eyes farm-in deals

British explorer Europa Oil and Gas has launched a farm-out process for three of its licences located off the west coast, comprising half of its Irish-based assets. ...

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National Broadband Plan expected ‘in the autumn’

The Government must proceed “without delay” on the National Broadband Plan (NBP), according to business group Ibec, as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he ...

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Technology companies soar as US stocks recover losses

Big names such as Apple and Microsoft and chipmakers including Intel all made large gains.

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CPL jumps on upbeat earnings forecast

Shares in recruitment group CPL Resources jumped by over 4% as it hinted at full-year profit growth of around 15%.

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EU forecasts rise in Irish prices amid growth

New forecasts by the EU project a steep rise in consumer prices in the next year, but wages may yet increase at a faster pace to ensure higher spending power.

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Cork housing shortage threatens foreign investment

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Apple issues laptop upgrade

Apple has released an upgraded MacBook Pro line that’s faster and has more features, targeting its loyal base of professional users such as app developers ...

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Judgment reserved on watchdog's application to appoint inspectors to INM

The president of the High Court has reserved judgment on the State’s corporate watchdog bid to have inspectors appointed to investigate his concerns over the ...

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Daniel O'Donnell paid former business partner €796k for his share in business

Donegal singer Daniel O’Donnell gave his former business partner of more than 30 years, Mick Clerkin, €796,000 for his share in the business, new accounts ...

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€7m in business angel funding available to Irish start-ups

Almost €7m of additional international business angel funding is now available to Irish start-ups, as well as access to the US, UK and Asian markets.

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Global debt hits record $247 trillion

Global debt rose to a record US$247 trillion in the year to the end of March, piling pressure on emerging markets. World debt has surged almost $150 trillion over ...

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US set to overtake Russia as world's largest oil producer by 2019

The US is set to overtake Russia as the world’s largest oil producer by 2019 at the latest, the International Energy Agency predicts, as the country’s ...

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Less than a third of Irish people trust social media to protect their personal data

Pure Telecom have announced the results of a survey, which found that less than a third (31%) of Irish people trust social media to protect their personal data.

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Fox given all-clear to buy Sky amid takeover battle

Newly appointed Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said it was now up to Sky shareholders to decide whether to accept Fox’s bid.

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INM rejects watchdog's concerns about its response to information sharing with Denis O'Brien

Independent News & Media has told the High Court the State’s corporate watchdog unfairly criticised its response to his concerns about sharing of company information ...

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Credit unions to use proportion of €9bn in lending capacity to reduce SME lending costs

A rapid growth in Credit Union lending is expected to continue as Solution Centre rolls out enhanced Credit Union Business Model.

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Irish companies take action on Brexit as export sales hit new record

Enterprise Ireland has announced that its clients have hit record-breaking export sales of €22.71bn in 2017.

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Comcast raises stakes in battle for Sky with £26bn offer

It follows an increased offer from 21st Century Fox.

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Playtech seller before alert

An unidentified investor sold a stake worth approximately €136m in Playtech about two weeks before the UK gambling and financial software company reported a ...

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Sky worth €27.7bn in bid

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has raised its offer for Sky in an agreed deal valuing the pay-TV group at $32.5bn (€27.7bn), seeing off rival bidder ...

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UK political turmoil last hurdle to summer rate hike

Political turmoil fanned by Brexit may be the last hurdle for a Bank of England interest-rate rise next month.

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Five business laptops to take the Air out of Apple

Is the world’s best travel laptop dead? Ten years after Steve Jobs introduced the MacBook Air to the world, the laptop is on Apple’s back burner and ...

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US stocks skid as trade war worsens with new tariff threats

China’s government said it will take ‘firm and forceful measures’ if the new tariffs are enacted.

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Shares take hit as US-China trade war deepens

Stocks slumped, the dollar gained, and commodities slid as markets reeled from fresh salvos in the escalating trade war between the US and China.

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Hoteliers insist on 9% Vat rate despite business boom

Hoteliers have insisted the 9% Vat rate remains essential to the sector, despite room prices surpassing Celtic Tiger levels and the Exchequer missing out on an estimated ...

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Summer trading boost at Woodie’s drives Grafton

Shares in building materials group Grafton rose by as much as 3.2% after it reported a near 9% jump in first half sales, partly driven by the hot weather spell boosting ...

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US-China trade wars getting closer to Irish firms

Ireland and the rest of Europe are coming closer to being dragged into the US-China trade war, a leading trade consultant has warned.

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