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German carmakers warn hard Brexit would be 'fatal'

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:43
German carmakers have today warned of fatal consequences if Britain left the European Union without a divorce deal.

Annual house price growth eases to 2.5 year low - CSO

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:15
Residential property price growth eased to the lowest annual level in almost two and half years, as prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since the end of 2016.

Why we need a carbon tax

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:50
We urgently need to reduce our fossil fuel addiction and there is past evidence that taxation can encourage us to invest in energy efficiency

Government expects sugar tax to raise €35m in 2019

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:49
The Government expects the Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax, which was introduced last year, to generate €35m in revenue this year.

'Reduced risk of no-deal reflected in steady sterling'

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 09:46
Currency is the first financial responder to political events, and while many predicted that Sterling would fall after the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons last night, the pound gained in value.

No-deal risk higher than ever before, warns Barnier

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 09:38
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Brussels "profoundly regrets" the vote on Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement after two years of negotiation and warned the risk of a no deal is higher than ever before

Today in the press

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 09:33
Financial statements filed recently for Donnybrook Fair reveal the financial pressure the upscale food retailer was under as its former owners, Joe and Mary Doyle, were trying to sell the business at the beginning of last year.

City unites in call for urgent Brexit transition deal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 09:05
Britain must urgently come up with a new plan to avoid leaving the European Union without a deal in just over 70 days' time and destabilise markets, finance leaders have said.

Ball still in UK's court as Brexit deadline looms

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:55
EU officials watching the vote last night were expecting a defeat, but they did not expect the sheer scale of what went down.

European stocks up after Brexit defeat, UK shares lag

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:51
British shares lagged Europe in early trade this morning after Prime Minister Theresa May's resounding defeat in a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal.

Pearson sees cost cuts bearing fruit

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:33
UK education publisher Pearson said today it expects higher savings from cost cuts as it goes through a major restructuring to focus on and ramp up digital content.

Pound steady after May's Brexit deal voted down

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 08:25
The pound steadied early this morning but remained on the backfoot following a volatile overnight session after British politicians defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin.

Tullow's output to rise as Ghana production ramps up

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:52
Tullow Oil's production is set to grow to between 94,000 and 102,000 barrel of oil equivalent per day (boed) this year, from 90,000 boed last year as it increases output in Ghana.

Netflix raises prices for its US subscribers

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:50
Netflix is raising monthly fees for its US subscribers by between 13% and 18%, the video streaming pioneer's first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion.

European car sales drop 8.7% in December - ACEA

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:35
European car registrations fell 8.7% year-on-year in December, new figures show today.

Spain's Santander drops Orcel as next CEO, blames pay

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:28
Banco Santander has said that Italian banker Andrea Orcel would not take over as chief executive after it could not meet his pay expectations, in a rare and unusual U-turn on such a high-level appointment.

UK business groups dismayed at rejection of Brexit deal

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:15
One of the "Big Four" accountancy firms has said it will continue to advise its clients to plan for a no-deal Brexit after speaking to the Chancellor.

US Senate to vote over Aughinish Alumina sanctions

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 07:03
A vote is due to be held in the US Senate today on a move to block the lifting of sanctions affecting Aughinish Alumina in Limerick.

Brexit: It is going badly wrong

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:49
Three hours before the historic landslide vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement a trio of Irish ministers assembled in Government Buildings in Dublin.

Businesses urged to step up no-deal Brexit plans

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 20:46
Businesses here must now urgently implement no-deal contingency measures following tonight's defeat of the Brexit deal in the British House of Commons, according to the Irish Exporters Association.