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Covid closures hit Grafton's 2020 profits, revenues

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:19
Grafton Group has reported a drop in profits and revenues for the year to the end of December but said today it is a "stronger, more resilient, more digitally and sustainability savvy business" than it was before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Commercial property vacancy rate rises to 13.5%

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:00
13.5% of commercial properties listed across the country were vacant in the final quarter of last year, according to figures published by GeoDirectory and EY-DKM.

Pandemic forced most firms to change business model

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:00
The coronavirus pandemic has forced 91% of firms to change their business model, according to a survey by the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

Most consumers interact with mobile operators online

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 07:00
Irish consumers prefer to use digital channels to interact with mobile operators, according to new research from Deloitte.

Australia passes law requiring tech firms pay for news

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 06:34
Australia's parliament has passed landmark legislation requiring global digital giants to pay for local news content, in a move closely watched around the world.

Actions needed to reduce insurance costs - NCC

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 00:01
The National Competitiveness Council has said key actions must be taken to reduce costs in the Irish liability insurance market, including bringing personal injury award levels in line with other jurisdictions.

10% increase in data security breaches - report

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 00:00
The Data Protection Commission handled more than 10,000 cases last year, a 9% increase on the previous year.

YouTube rolls out new teen accounts with boundaries

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 20:14
YouTube is to roll out new accounts that let tweens or young teens explore the streaming video service within boundaries set by their parents.

RTÉ employee refused permission to join pension plan

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 18:40
RTÉ told an American television producer/director there was no point in allowing her to join the company pension scheme because she would only get married or go back to America, the Labour Court was told today.

Facebook to invest $1 billion in news industry

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:17
Facebook has said it will invest at least $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years, days after a high-profile stand-off with the Australian government over paying news outlets for content.

Call for urgent launch of Covid Business Aid Scheme

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:47
Many small businesses will be forced to close and cut jobs if the Government does not quickly launch the Covid Business Aid Scheme (CBAS), the Small Firms Association has warned.

Dublin based KBA buys Luxembourg fund manager

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:44
Dublin based fund and asset management services firm, KB Associates, has bought Luxembourg fund management company EFG Fund Management.

Ellie Kisyombe on taking the next step in her culinary journey

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:33
If you're looking to add a little excitement to your Friday night dinner, Ellie Kisyombe has got you covered.

IMF chief warns pandemic leaving some countries behind

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:31
The crisis caused by the pandemic is leaving many economies lagging behind, increasing the plight of the poor, a problem made worse by "uneven" access to vaccines, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said today.

Sterling hits highest level against euro in a year

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:19
Sterling jumped above $1.42 today, coming within touching distance of $1.43, while also reaching a year's high against the euro as analysts retained their bullish views on the currency.

Outlook for airlines deteriorating in 2021 - IATA

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:11
Global airline industry body IATA has warned today that the outlook for airlines had weakened since its December forecasts.

Norwegian Air and Airbus agree terms to end jet orders

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 14:01
Norwegian Air and jet maker Airbus have agreed on terms to repudiate the carrier's contract for new aircraft, lawyers representing the two firms told the High Court in Dublin today.

Ten year extension to EU roaming ban proposed

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 13:48
The European Commission has proposed further cuts to wholesale roaming tariffs paid by telecoms operators to their counterparts, plus a 10-year extension to rules which ended retail mobile roaming charges across the bloc four years ago.

EU approves Government's €26m airport aid scheme

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:53
The EU has approved the Government's €26m Covid-19 aid package for airport operators here, finding it complies with temporary state aid rules.

Greencore promises packaging to be recyclable by 2025

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 12:46
Convenience food group Greencore has today outlined a new sustainability strategy which includes a range of pledges across the areas of sourcing, manufacturing and community engagement.