Health Minister Leo Varadkar has announced a package of measures designed to address rising health insurance premiums and stabilise prices.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2014
A 40-day deadline set for a mammoth review of the Department of Justice is "ridiculously short" and belies the fundamental review needed, a leading expert has said.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2014
The cabinet has appointed six outside experts to conduct a review of the Department of Justice.
Tue, 03 Jun, 2014
Aviva raising premiums by up to 20%, costing families an extra €700
Thu, 20 Feb, 2014
Ireland’s second largest private health insurer, Laya healthcare, is to hike its charges by an average of 20%.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2014
Hospitals and doctors are fraudulently claiming millions of euro from insurers for non-existent treatment of patients in their care.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2013
Irish consumers are making a big switch from cheques and paper-based payment methods to cards and online banking.
Thu, 06 Jun, 2013
An external review into the risk management of the Irish electronic payments system following the failure of Ulster Bank last year has found that reviews weren’t carried out often enough.
Sat, 25 May, 2013
Cork city and county councils should explore opportunities for joint staffing through sharing services, according to a major government-ordered review on staffing levels.
Wed, 01 May, 2013
Global pharmaceutical and healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has reversed a decision to shut a plant run by one of its subsidiaries, saving over 100 jobs.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2012
Irish people are still much fonder of cash than their European counterparts.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2012
The umbrella body for Irish Co-ops, which represents dairy Co-ops and livestock marts, has today advocated a 'Yes' vote in the upcoming EU Fiscal Treaty referendum.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2012
Dairy farming is entering an era of great opportunity with the end of quota restrictions in 2015, says incoming Irish Co-operative Organisation Society chief executive Seamus O’Donohoe.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
Agri-food groups are to the fore among groups being encouraged to set up co-ops in a new ICOS guide and business planning template.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2012
THE Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) plans to encourage the creation of new co-operatives among a range of initiatives over the coming year.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2012
AN INDEPENDENT expert group has been set up to review staffing levels in Cork City Council and to make recommendations about further staff cuts.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2011
IRELAND still trails its European counterparts in terms of paying for goods electronically, but a survey shows we are slowly cottoning onto the benefits of switching from cash.
Wed, 17 Aug, 2011
The amount of cash withdrawn from ATM machines last year fell by €3bn, it has been revealed.
Tue, 16 Aug, 2011
DAIRY farmers get a good price for milk compared to their EU counterparts, but are hit in terms of return per litre due to the seasonality of the current product mix, according to the ICOS dairy industry review group.
Tue, 07 Jun, 2011
THE Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) has awarded the Plunkett Award for Co-operative Endeavour to its former president Donie Cashman for his exceptional contribution to Irish agriculture.
Tue, 31 May, 2011
THE Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) has appointed Tom O’Callaghan as chief executive.
Tue, 18 Jan, 2011
FARMERS and ecology groups have voiced starkly contrasting views on likely impacts on industry and the environment of the Climate Change Bill currently before the Oireachtas.
Fri, 14 Jan, 2011
THE RISE of nationalism movements in Europe could threaten Ireland’s €2bn dairy export business unless the EU rethinks its new labelling proposals, says one leading figure in the dairy industry.
Wed, 15 Dec, 2010
MILK quotas are gone, and there’s nothing to be gained from living in the past, according to Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) president Pat McLoughlin.
Tue, 26 Oct, 2010
THE Irish Dairy Board (IDB) will consider marketing collaborations with a number of overseas representative dairy bodies at private meetings scheduled during next month’s global milk conference in New Zealand, says its chief executive Kevin Lane.
Fri, 22 Oct, 2010
ENVIRONMENT Minister John Gormley has said he will establish a group to implement newly made recommendations on local government reform.
Sat, 24 Jul, 2010
THE phasing out of cheques is accelerating, with new figures showing the volume used here last year declined by 13% — more than double the reduction in 2008.
Thu, 15 Jul, 2010
THE Irish co-operative movement has presented Cavan farmer and dairy industry leader Dessie Boylan with the Plunkett Award.
Wed, 30 Jun, 2010
THE dairy industry will watch the signals from next week’s EU Dairy Management Committee closely for signs of prices stabilising.
Thu, 10 Jun, 2010
THE important economic role farmers play in providing food and services to society has been highlighted by Copa-Cogeca, which represents European farmers and agri co-ops.
Wed, 09 Jun, 2010
ONE of the key founders of the Irish co-operative movement was commemorated this week with ceremonies in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, where he is buried, and in Churchtown, north Cork, where he was born 150 years ago.
Sat, 29 May, 2010
THE proposal by Glanbia Co-op to purchase the Irish business of Glanbia plc will be discussed by the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) at a meeting in Kilkenny on Monday night.
Thu, 18 Mar, 2010
PAYMENTS under the Dairy Compensation Fund began yesterday, Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith announced.
Tue, 16 Mar, 2010
ICOS has abandoned a centralised milk-testing laboratory proposal because insufficient dairy co-ops agreed to support it.
Thu, 11 Mar, 2010
DAIRY industry leaders have agreed to assess their options for the future, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) has confirmed.
Thu, 11 Mar, 2010
THE proposed creation of a centralised milk testing laboratory will not go ahead as sufficient economies of scale have not been identified in the interests of participating co-operatives and their milk producers.
Wed, 10 Mar, 2010
THE 2020 Strategy Committee for agri-food, forestry and fisheries is drawn from senior experts and participants in all aspects of the sector.
Wed, 17 Feb, 2010
DESPITE outgoing chief executive of the HSE Brendan Drumm openly admitting to struggling with the high profile-nature of the job, 34 people have applied to take up his €320,000-a-year basic salary post.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2010
IRELAND’S co-operative movement has honoured Sir Horace Plunkett, one of its founding fathers, with the publication of a book on his life, and his immense influence on the development of Ireland’s agricultural sector.
Thu, 19 Nov, 2009
THE challenges that Ireland faced when Horace Plunkett helped establish the co-op movement are replicated today in the current unprecedented economic downturn.
Wed, 04 Nov, 2009
THE head of the co-ops umbrella body, ICOS, said yesterday that it is engaged in a huge level of work in relation to the movement for change within the dairy industry.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2009
THOUSANDS of farmers from across Europe, including Ireland, will protest about low milk prices outside a meeting of farm ministers in Luxembourg today.
Mon, 22 Jun, 2009
IRELAND’S overdependence on cash is harming the economy and the country’s competitiveness.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2009