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Smart tariff uptake at just 11% despite major smart meter rollout

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 17:06
Despite a major national rollout of smart meters, only 11% of electricity customers are on smart tariffs. Prime Time explores the reasons why people have been reluctant to change their payment arrangements.

ICTU to host conference on tackling racism

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 17:02
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) will host a European trade union conference on tackling racism this week.

AirNav Ireland objects to planned Co Clare windfarm

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 16:46
The commercial semi-State agency charged with keeping our skies safe is objecting to plans for a new 50MW wind farm in south east Clare.

WRC orders UCC to pay academic €300,000 over dismissal

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 16:34
A Dutch academic hired during the Covid-19 pandemic and then fired after telling University College Cork that he was having trouble moving to Ireland to teach in person because of the housing crisis has won €300,000 for unfair dismissal.

Google's €500,000 funding to improve access to AI

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 14:52
Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, has announced €500,000 in grants to help improve access to artificial intelligence (AI) in Ireland.

ECB governors stick to plan for multiple rate cuts

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 14:19
European Central Bank officials are sticking to plans to cut interest rates multiple times this year, even as higher US inflation delays a pivot to looser policy by the US Federal Reserve and tensions in the Middle East keep oil prices high.

Dublin-based Milish Bakery secures M&S muffin deal

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 12:50
Dublin-based family-owned Milish Bakery has secured a multi-million deal with retailer Marks & Spencer to supply its muffins to 640 M&S stores throughout the UK and Ireland.

Here's how your local council spends your money

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 12:26
If you're in Galway, there's a spend of €586 per person on housing, while Longford spends €447 per head on roads

Waiver on development levies to be extended - Harris

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 12:04
Taoiseach Simon Harris said today there is capacity to build 60,000 homes a year and there is a need to continue the supply of new homes.

Wholesale electricity prices 40% lower than last year

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 11:38
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that wholesale electricity were 40.3% lower in March of this year compared to the same time last year.

AIB increases payment for mortgage switching to €3,000

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 10:40
AIB Group is to increase the payment it makes to customers who want to switch to a mortgage with the bank.

Conibear elected as first female president of ACEI

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 10:31
Anne-Marie Conibear has been elected president of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI), becoming its first female president since the association's foundation in 1938.

Valentia Slate secures World Heritage Stone status

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 10:12
Valentia Slate has become the second Irish stone to be awarded the status of "International Union of Geological Sciences Heritage Stone".

Do you have rude co-workers? Here's how to handle them

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 09:22
There is extensive evidence that workplace rudeness can have adverse effects on your well-being

Asking prices for UK homes close to record high

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 08:23
Prices of homes being sold in Britain are close to their record highs after the biggest annual increase in a year, according to an industry survey that suggested the momentum in the housing market of early 2024 extended into April.

Hornby's full-year sales hit by Red Sea delivery delays

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 08:17
Hornby, which manufactures model railways, said today that its full-year group sales suffered after results in the last quarter were pulled down by Red Sea delivery delays and by an early Easter.

Asda's profits up 24% as loyalty scheme drives sales

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 08:06
Asda has revealed its underlying earnings swelled by a quarter last year with growth in food and clothing sales.

What are the new post-Brexit border controls?

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 07:56
On April 30, the second phase of Britain's new post-Brexit border controls for food imports from the European Union will begin - three years after Britain left the bloc's single market and eight years after it voted to leave the EU.

National Broadband Plan says passes 75,000 connections

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 07:45
National Broadband Ireland said today it has now connected over 75,000 homes, farms and businesses under the National Broadband Plan (NBP) to high-speed fibre broadband.

Almost 2,000 summer event jobs up for grabs

Mon, 04/22/2024 - 07:31
Almost 2,000 event-based roles are up for grabs following the launch of a nationwide recruitment drive to fill positions at festivals, gigs, football and hurling matches being held across the country over the summer months.