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Vaccine rollout key to economic growth - Central Bank

15 hours 35 min ago
The Central Bank has forecast that growth in the economy will pick up in the second half of this year, if there is a successful rollout of the Covid vaccination programme.

Next consortium withdraws bid for Arcadia group

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 21:42
Next has withdrawn from negotiations to purchase Philip Green's collapsed Arcadia empire.

EWSS could cost €3.7bn if continued beyond March

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:51
The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme would cost an extra €3.7 billion if extended beyond March to the end of this year, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed.

CCPC rejects Irish banks' Revolut-style app application

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 20:17
A plan by the main banks here to develop a person to person money transfer app to rival Revolut and N26 has been dealt an early set back, after the competition regulator rejected its application for clearance due to insufficient information.

Barnier: UK would be 'wise' to solve ambassador dispute

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 17:09
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has said it would be "wise" for the UK to find a solution to the dispute over the UK refusing to grant the EU's ambassador in London full diplomatic status.

Council hears arguments on Dublin airport night ops

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:55
If 'problematic' planning restrictions on Dublin airport's new €320 million runway are not removed, the Irish economy will lose out on a positive economic impact of €261 million to the end of 2025, a new report has found.

SME taskforce sets out recommendations to help sector

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 15:22
High insurance premiums needs to be tackled in order to help small and medium sized businesses recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by the SME taskforce.

Call for 'use it or lose it' law for housing permission

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 14:50
Home builders are urging the Government not to introduce a "use it or lose it" requirement for large scale housing permissions.

Lufthansa has cut losses to €1m every two hours - CEO

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 14:17
German airline Lufthansa is losing €1m every two hours, which represents "a significant improvement" over the low point of the Covid-19 crisis, its chief executive Carsten Spohr said today.

US weekly jobless claims see moderate decline

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 14:08
The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits decreased modestly last week as the Covid-19 pandemic tears through the nation, raising the risk of a second month of job losses in a row.

Remote, real-time emergency lighting system launched

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:49
Automated lighting specialist Safecility and facilities management company Sensori have partnered to launch a wireless emergency lighting system which they say ensures that a building's fire safety regulations can be met remotely and in real-time.

'Buyers' market' in 2021 as M&A activity on growth path

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 13:15
2021 is expected to be a buyers' market when it comes to company acquisitions, according to a majority of executives surveyed by KPMG.

President leads tributes to Professor Brian Hillery

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:54
President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to former Fianna Fáil TD and Senator, Professor Brian Hillery, who has died aged 83 after a short illness.

ECB reaffirms pledge to support economy through Covid

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:45
The European Central Bank left its ultra-easy policy unchanged as expected today but kept the door open to more stimulus as the outlook sours amid a spreading Covid-19 pandemic.

Cairn's planning permission for Montrose site quashed

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:27
Planning permission for Cairn Homes' proposed development at former RTÉ land at Montrose in Donnybrook has been quashed by the High Court after objections from residents in the area.

Goods handled in Irish ports down marginally in Q3

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:54
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show a marginal decrease in the volume of goods handled in six of the seven Irish ports in the third quarter of 2020.

Hauliers stage Brexit focused protest at Dublin Port

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:02
The Irish Road Haulage Association has written letters to both the Taoiseach and the President of the EU Commission to highlight the "serious and far-reaching challenges" hauliers are facing due to Brexit and have warned of a complete standstill in trade if they are not addressed.

NTMA sells €750m of Treasury Bills in auction

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:32
The National Treasury Management Agency has completed an auction of Irish Treasury Bills, selling the target amount of €750m.

4 ways to fix the office and avoid 'business as usual'

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:51
The current crisis is an ideal opportunity to reform the way work is performed in most offices

European firms improve diversity scores - study

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 09:43
The number of major European companies with high participation of women in leadership positions has doubled over the past year.