Nurofen-maker Reckitt seeks cure after ‘tough’ year

After a cyber attack and a botched product launch spoiled Reckitt Benckiser’s 2017, a pricing squeeze threatens to make this year almost as tough.

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Amazon could still score late in Premier League

The Premier League is waiting for a late delivery from Amazon.

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€400m broadband deal ‘by September’, says Simon Coveney

The contracts for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) will be signed by September and the Government will spend €400m to get 100% coverage nationally, Tánaiste ...

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Grafton shares rise on €93m decorating firm buy

Shares in building suppliers Grafton Group have risen over 1.25% after it said it had bought London specialist decorators’ merchant firm Leyland.

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‘No pyrite-linked’ unit part of approach for Lagan

The approach for Belfast-based Lagan Group — one of Ireland’s largest cement, building products, and contractors — said an approach by the UK stock-market ...

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Concerns at viability of national development €116bn plan

A prominent developer has voiced concerns over the “viability” of the €116bn national development plan, saying “checks and balances” ...

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Vulture-fund mortgage row will be a huge distraction

A political spat over consumer protection when mortgage loans are sold by the main Irish banks to vulture funds is in danger of distracting from the real scandal ...

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Bribery probe Latvian banker 'sought to extort money for years'

Executives at Latvian bank Norvik have claimed the nation's central bank chief sought to extort money from their firm for years.

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Average Irish worker will attend almost 6,500 meetings in their lifetime

Long suffering Irish employees will sit through a mind numbing 6,500 meetings in their working lifetime with over half of them being deemed as completely pointless, ...

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Government withdraws Philip Lane's nomination for ECB post

The Government has withdrawn its nomination of the Governor of the Central Bank, Philip Lane, for the role of Vice-President of the European Central Bank.

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KFC stores in Britain forced to close due to chicken shortages

KFC has been forced to close a raft of stores after a new delivery contract with DHL resulted in chicken shortages across the country.

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International Medtech company to create 75 jobs for Galway

There is good news for Galway on the jobs front - with 75 new posts announced this morning.

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Survey finds very few Irish SMEs preparing for life after Brexit

Irish businesses are looking to expand in France and Germany as Brexit looms.

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Game changer for Munster but skills gap looms

The National Planning Framework (NPF) could represent a game-changer for the southern region and for the wider Irish economy. If the plan is successful, cities like ...

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Growth gap widening with North

Some evidence of a gap opening in the growth prospects between the economies in the Republic and the North has emerged, according to the body that promotes trade ...

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Investors in Carillion were'fleeing for the hills'

Investors in Carillion were "fleeing for the hills" after spotting that the construction giant was heading for disaster, it has been revealed.

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It’s a myth large firms favoured in public contracts

Our State spends approximately €12.5bn every year on goods, works, and services. This represents a significant opportunity for our businesses to sell to public ...

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High aims to study pot for drugs

Start-up Greenlight has attracted government funds to study cannabis oil, writes Trish Dromey

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The Monday Interview: The events planner plans for growth

Whether it was as the Kerry Rose at the 2002 Rose of Tralee, or assistant to television star planner Peter Kelly of Weddings By Franc, Olivia Buckley was soaking ...

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Beware the costs of Leo’s big projects

Studies show public projects end up costing much more than first estimated; this serves as a warning as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar embarks on the national plan, writes ...

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Tesco boss set to move to N Brown next month

Tesco boss Matt Davies will become chairman at retail firm N Brown after leaving the supermarket giant, it is understood.

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Cost of diesel has increased while petrol prices fall

Oil prices have dropped but the cost of diesel has increased by 0.4 cent while petrol has fallen by 0.1 cent.

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Study finds discontent among workers over salaries and work-life balance

More than half of Irish workers plan on switching jobs in the coming year.

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Fianna Fáil set to block bank sale of distressed mortgages

Fianna Fáil is poised to block moves by a number of banks to sell off tens of thousands of mortgages, according to the Sunday Business Post.

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Fraudsters 'preying on people's emotions to steal their cash'

Fraudsters are preying on people's emotions such as excitement, trust and desire, a bank is warning, as it identified common online scams affecting consumers.

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Wall Street stocks stretch winning streak to six days

Stocks on Wall Street have ended their strongest week in five years and have now recovered more than half the losses they suffered at the beginning of the month.

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Symantec’s Irish firm triples profit on IP flows

Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of online security firm, Symantec, which also owns Norton, more than tripled to €57.48m last year, boosted by the transfers ...

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Renault sales focus on Nissan tie-up

French carmaker, Renault, posted record sales and profit for 2017, bolstering chief executive, Carlos Ghosn’s position, in the face of French government demands ...

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EU warns about ‘spiralling’ house prices

The European Commission has cautioned about “spiralling” house prices and has questioned the number of supposedly permanent restructured mortgage deals ...

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Air France takes on Ryanair

Air France-KLM said it will accelerate capacity increases, despite an uncertain economic climate, in order to defend its share of an air-travel market that’s ...

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Irish pensions still ‘vulnerable’ despite rebound

Stock markets aren’t out of the woods yet and Irish pension funds are still “vulnerable” to exposures to large indebted US corporations, a leading ...

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Danone gains on Nestle to feed babies in Irish boost

Danone is leading the race to feed China’s babies, gaining ground against Nestle and Reckitt Benckiser and offsetting a slump in its yoghurt business.

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Cork Airport to provide free books to child passengers with autism

Cork Airport plans to build on existing autism initiatives to assist children and their families travelling through its terminal.

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Icelandair to stop Belfast to Reykjavik flights from May

Icelandair is suspending its Belfast to Reykjavik flights from May for commercial reasons.

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Developer entitled to full hearing of fund's €16.8m judgment claim, court rules

A judge has ruled that Northern Ireland developer Patrick Kearney has raised an arguable defence to a fund's claim for about €16.9m summary judgment against ...

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Jackson Way wins €5.8m in case over Carrickmines lands

A company of businessman Jim Kennedy has won a High Court action over a €5.8m claim over land in south Dublin which his company owns.

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Ryanair extends its UK services from Shannon

Ryanair has added two new routes and increased frequency on an existing service between Shannon Airport and the UK.

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Europe-wide survey finds 52% of SME leaders fear for future of their firms without new IT

According to a new study, over half of respondents (52%) say that their business will fail within five years if they do not introduce new workplace technology.

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Mainstay Medical raises €30m to fund US push

Dublin-based medical devices company Mainstay Medical has raised an extra €30.1m in financing, via a share placing, to fund a continued push towards product ...

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Balfour Beatty secure deal to build transport system at LAX

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has clinched a $1.95bn contract through a joint venture that will design, build, finance, operate and maintain a 2.25-mile above-ground ...

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Cork tops location list for IDA grants

Cork-based foreign-owned multinationals received more IDA grants than those based anywhere else in the country last year, being awarded €20.8m.

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Norwegian committed to Ireland despite €94.5m loss

Norwegian has said its Irish expansion is just getting started and that it is in a much better position for growth this year, despite the airline posting a larger ...

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European Parliament favours Lane for ECB job

The economic committee of the European Parliament sees Irish central bank governor Philip Lane as a stronger candidate for the post of European Central Bank vice ...

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Data analytics ‘can combat’ fake news

The use of data analytics will be vital in stopping the spread of fake news and fraud, an expert in the field has said.

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Exports shrug off Brexit fears in record year

Irish exports to Britain grew by 8% last year, to €14.4bn, despite fears of a prolonged contraction due to a weaker sterling, which drove a 3% fall in 2016.

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Fáilte Ireland announce new programme to improve customer care

Fáilte Ireland has launched a new industry training programme which will train front-line staff across all sectors of a tourism business to maximise their ...

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Time to boost investment in UK museum collections, says historian

Sir David Cannadine highlights the spiralling price of works on the international art market.

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Tánaiste: Central Bank must protect homeowner rights if distressed mortgages sold to 'vulture funds'

The Tánaiste Simon Coveney says it is up to the Central Bank to make sure that, when loans are sold, the contractual rights of homeowners continue to apply.

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UK price hikes support Virgin Media revenues despite slump in new subscriptions

UK price rises at Virgin Media helped lift revenues in the fourth quarter, although the telecoms giant suffered a 73% drop in new subscriptions as it pared back ...

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Nestle reports drop in profits

Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle has said that it is ending its agreement with the well-heeled Bettencourt family of France over the L’Oreal cosmetics ...

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