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Coca-Cola moves to 50% recycled plastic for bottles

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:24
Coca-Cola has announced that its 500ml bottles are being made from 50% recycled plastic.

Airline strikes looming; What are your rights?

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 08:00
Airline passengers are facing the prospect of flight disruption to and from airports in Ireland, the UK and Spain in the coming weeks as pilots and cabin crew with Ryanair, and potentially British Airways pilots, plan work stoppages over various grievances they have with their employers.

Germany ready to ditch balanced budget - report

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 18:51
Germany's right-left coalition government would be prepared to ditch its balanced budget rule and take on new debt to counter a possible recession, Der Spiegel magazine reported.

Charity VAT relief claims at 8 times the capped amount

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 18:01
Claims of almost €40 million were made in the first year of the Charities VAT Compensation scheme, according to figures from the Revenue Commissioners.

Extra time for Harland & Wolff potential rescue deals

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 17:09
The administrators of Harland and Wolff in Belfast have allowed further time to explore potential rescue deals for the famous shipyard.

Regulator pledges "intrusive supervision" of insurers

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 15:34
The new Director of Insurance Supervision at the Central Bank will lead the delivery of "intrusive supervision" of insurance firms here.

Ryanair to seek injunction blocking Irish pilot strike

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:56
Ryanair is to ask the High Court for an order preventing its Irish based pilots from going on strike next week.

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:38
Cathay Pacific has announced the shock resignation of its CEO Rupert Hogg, days after the Hong Kong carrier was censured by Beijing because some staff had supported pro-democracy protests in the city.

Ted Baker picks Debenhams over Next for childrenswear

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:21
Ted Baker is to sell its children's clothes through Next from 2020 - ending its current partnership with struggling retailer Debenhams.

New parental leave regulations from September

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:19
New parental leave regulations will come into effect on September 1.

Ireland 'running out' of warehousing space

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 11:19
Groups representing businesses have said Ireland is running out of warehousing space as retailers and manufacturers rush to stockpile amid growing fears of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.

European bond yields fall on rising ECB stimulus hopes

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:45
Government bond yields in the euro area are hovering near record lows, reflecting heightened expectations for European Central Bank easing soon and concern about global recession risks.

London Stock Exchange delays opening trade

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 09:22
The London Stock Exchange has delayed its opening this morning due to a "potential Trading Services issue", the exchange said.

What is the Public Services Card?

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:54
Business Editor Will Goodbody explains the Public Services Card and why it was introduced.

GE accused of hiding financial problems

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:52
Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos, who blew the whistle on Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, said General Electric was concealing deep financial problems, prompting a sharp rebuke from GE's new CEO.

Gas Networks Ireland, Circle K open gas fueling station

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 08:34
Gas Networks Ireland and forecourt operator Circle K has opened the country's first publicly-accessible, fast-fill Compressed Natural Gas station at Dublin Port.

Widespread use of Public Services Card broke data laws

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 07:11
The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has found the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection's processing of personal data during the issuing of Public Services Cards (PSC) for use in transactions between a person and a public body other than the department itself to be illegal.

State electric vehicle funding insufficient - review

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 18:58
Funding set aside in the Government's long-term capital investment plan to encourage a changeover to electric vehicles (EV) will be exhausted in just two years time if the current rate of growth in EV purchases and the system of grants remains the same, a new analysis has found.

Sterling jumps on attempts to avert no-deal Brexit

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 18:56
Sterling rose to the highest in more than a week today.

RAP review finds lack of well defined objectives

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 18:43
A review of spending on the Government's Regional Airports Programme has found it is difficult to offer strong conclusions about whether it is meeting its connectivity objectives, because of a lack of well defined objectives or targets.