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Disney to support employees seeking reproductive care

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 18:07
The Walt Disney Company has said it will cover travel benefits for employees seeking family planning or reproductive care following the US Supreme Court's ruling overturning the Roe v. Wade law that protected a woman's right to abortion.

Crises keep demand for cash high, says banknote firm

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 17:57
There's still a lot of life left in the traditional banknote, printing company Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions said, with coronavirus and the war in Ukraine driving up demand for paper money despite competition from other forms of payment.

Pound posts first weekly rise in four weeks

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 17:49
Sterling posted its first weekly gain in four weeks against the dollar on Friday, ticking up as a weaker greenback and better-than-expected retail data allowed investors to look past mounting pressure on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Help-to-Buy scheme cost 43% more than estimated

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 16:39
The cumulative cost of the Government's Help-to-Buy (HTB) scheme for first time buyers was €559.7 million at the end of 2021, which was 43%, or €168 million, more than original cost estimates.

6,000 people take their first 'StepIn2Tech' move

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 15:35
More than 6,000 people have taken their first "StepIn2Tech" move by signing up to participate in the digital skills training programme that was launched in collaboration with Fastrack to IT (FIT) just over one year ago.

CRU to create 73 climate action jobs

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 14:06
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities is creating 73 jobs to support the delivery of the country's broadened climate action objectives.

Permanent TSB shareholders approve Ulster Bank deal

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 12:54
Permanent TSB shareholders have today voted to approve the bank's proposed acquisition of €7.5 billion of Ulster Bank's Mortgage, SME and Asset Finance assets, in addition to 25 Ulster Bank branches.

AstraZeneca's Alexion to invest €65m in Irish operation

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 12:29
AstraZeneca's Rare Disease group, Alexion, is investing €65m in new and enhanced capabilities across its sites in College Park in Blanchardstown and Monksland Industrial Park in Athlone.

Gallagher expands into Ireland with deal for INNOVU

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 12:00
MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland has agreed a deal to sell INNOVU Insurance to Gallagher, the global insurance broker, risk management and consulting firm, for an undisclosed sum.

EU Commission rejects criticism of GDPR monitoring

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:14
The European Commission has described as "unfounded" claims that it does not collect sufficient information to monitor the implementation of data protection rules in Ireland.

Ryanair cabin staff strike cancels flights in Europe

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 11:06
Some cabin crew at Ryanair went on strike in Belgium, Spain and Portugal today in a dispute over pay and working conditions, causing limited disruption as the budget airline cancelled dozens of flights that left hundreds of passengers stranded.

Revolut starts 'responsible' Pay Later product rollout

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 10:28
Revolut is rolling out a new "buy now, pay later" service across Europe, starting in Ireland.

Barclays buys mortgage lender Kensington for £2.3bn

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 10:10
Barclays has struck a deal worth around £2.3 billion to buy specialist lender Kensington Mortgage Company, extending its reach in Britain's housing market.

UK banks no longer too big to fail - Bank of England

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 09:52
The Bank of England is satisfied lenders have taken steps to ensure they are no longer "too big to fail" in any future crisis, it said today, though it did find shortcomings at three leading banks.

US banks can weather severe downturn comfortably - Fed

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 09:18
The largest US banks have easily cleared the Federal Reserve's annual health check, in a vote of confidence for the sector amid signs the US economy could tip into a recession in the months ahead.

Croom Medical to add 80 jobs as it opens new facility

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:56
Medical device manufacturing business Croom Medical has announced plans to create 80 jobs as it opens a new €12m facility in its home town of Croom in Co Limerick.

Greencoat Renewables increases presence in Sweden

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:39
Renewable infrastructure company Greencoat Renewables has made its second acquisition in Sweden.

AIB's share trading plan extended up to January

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:29
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said today he was extending AIB Group's share trading plan, which was first announced in December.

UK retail sales fall as cost of living squeeze tightens

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:17
UK retail sales volumes fell by 0.5% on a monthly basis in May and an increase in April was revised down sharply, the Office for National Statistics said today in a fresh sign of how surging inflation is hitting the economy.

Qantas to cut domestic capacity amid staffing issues

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 08:12
Australia's Qantas Airways said today it would cut domestic capacity up to March 2023 as it grappled with the higher fuel prices and staffing issues at airports that are affecting much of the industry globally.