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Scotland and Donegal Gaeltacht strike trade partnership

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 20:38
A new alliance has been agreed between Scotland and the Donegal Gaeltacht to help both sides better face the challenges associated with Brexit.

180 jobs at risk as Dundalk food plant closes

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 17:31
The Authentic Food Company in Dundalk has confirmed it is to close.

Merkel 'unequivocally' supports Ireland over Brexit

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:35
A Government source has said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has held a number of conversations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the past 24 hours, and she had "unequivocally" reaffirmed her support for Ireland.

Facebook hires Nick Clegg as head of communications

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:24
Facebook has hired former British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to lead its global affairs and communications team, making him the most senior European politician ever in a leadership role in Silicon Valley.

Proxy advisors back Aryzta's plan for capital increase

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:16
Proxy adviser Glass Lewis had recommended supporting baking group Aryzta's plan for an €800m capital increase, it said today.

Procter & Gamble posts surprise sales rise

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:06
Procter & Gamble today reported a surprise rise in first-quarter sales on strong demand for its beauty products and cleaning supplies, helping it in its fight against competition from cheaper store-branded products.

Euro stuck at 2-month low as EU challenges Italy budget

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:38
The euro fell towards a two-month low today after the European Union criticised Italy's spending plans, raising fresh concern about a conflict within the common currency zone.

Government deficit rose to €2.2bn in Q2

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:37
The Government deficit rose in the first six months of the year when compared to the same period of 2017, according to the Central Statistics Office.

An Post reverses call to close rural Kerry post office

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:25
The decision to close a post office in a small community in South Kerry has been reversed by An Post.

Ryanair agrees deal with Portuguese pilots

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:59
Ryanair said today it had reached a deal with Portuguese pilots on seniority and home base issues, following similar agreements with their counterparts in Britain and Italy this week.

Airbnb usage-tracking app aims to tackle housing crisis

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:01
The prevalence of homeowners using AirBnb across Dublin to rent out their properties is very much in the spotlight amid the current housing crisis.

Today in the press

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:41
Pay restrictions for bailed-out banks have turned AIB into a "training ground" for bankers who then move to higher-paid roles with competitors, the lender's chairman Richard Pym told an audience in Dublin on Thursday.

Goldman Sachs latest to snub Saudi conference

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:44
Goldman Sachs has joined the growing list of high-profile businesse snubbing a Saudi investment conference next week amid mounting pressure on Riyad over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Increased demand for credit by SMEs, ISME survey shows

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:30
ISME's latest Bank Watch survey shows a small decrease in loan refusal rates, with the rate decreasing from 36% to 29% in the three months from July to September.

Barnier: Brexit deal at 90%, Ireland a 'sticking point'

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 08:05
European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90% done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border.

Swedish truckmaker Volvo beats profit forecast

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:54
Truckmaker Volvo's beat quarterly profit expectations buoyed by bullish demand for trucks and construction equipment and forecast high levels of demand in its main markets Europe and North America in 2019.

LSE Group's Q3 income misses expectations

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:47
London Stock Exchange Group has posted lower-than-expected third-quarter income, as market volatility forced companies to hold off from listing on the over 300-year-old bourse.

Australia's NAB cuts 300 staff over wrongdoing

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:43
About 300 staff of National Australia Bank have been fired or left the company as a result of internal investigations into wrongdoing, its chief executive Andrew Thorburn has said.

Tesla launches new mid-priced Model 3

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:33
Tesla has introduced a new $45,000 version of its Model 3 car on its website, launching the car as US tax breaks for Tesla cars are about to decrease.

PayPal's third quarter profit beats estimates

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 07:29
PayPal Holdings last night reported a third-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as the company signed up more new customers and volume of payments processed rose.