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Court hears claim Gallagher wanted to demolish building

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:27
A company that leases offices from a property firm run by presidential candidate Seán Gallagher has claimed Mr Gallagher threatened to close the building and demolish it if the company took his firm to court.

Apple, Amazon deny report on Chinese hardware attack

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:13
Apple and Amazon have today denied a Bloomberg report that their systems contained malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence.

US weekly jobless claims drop to near 49-year low

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 14:36
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labour market strength, which should continue to underpin economic growth.

Green Party calls for extra €1bn in Budget for housing

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 13:11
The Green Party has called for an additional €1bn to be spent on housing next year.

Slight increase in Live Register total in September

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:39
There was a slight increase in the number of people signing on the Live Register in the month of September.

Today in the press

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:29
A special savings scheme to help first-time buyers is being considered as part of Budget 2019, the Irish Independent can reveal.

Medical devices firm to build €80m plant in Castletroy

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 10:23
US medical devices company Edwards Lifesciences has announced that it has chosen the National Technology Park in Castletroy, Limerick to locate its new manufacturing plant.

Minister 'briefly' discussed broadband plan with bidder

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 09:40
Minister for Communications has confirmed that he attended a dinner in New York hosted by the head of the bid for the National Broadband Plan, at which issues relating to the bid were "briefly" discussed.

Banks have paid out €580m so far in tracker scandal

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 09:28
Irish banks paid out over €0.5 billion to customers caught in a mortgage overcharging scandal, according to Central Bank Governor Philip Lane.

Ted Baker sees higher H1 revenue on strong online sales

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:58
British clothing and accessories retailer Ted Baker today posted a 3.5% rise in half-year revenue, helped by a significant uptick in online sales.

Danske talks with US authorities on Estonia accounts

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:49
Danske Bank said today that it was being investigated by the US Department of Justice about non-resident accounts at its Estonian branch which are at the centre of a €200 billion money laundering scandal.

Lakeland and LacPatrick Dairies agree merger deal

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:11
Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies have agreed to merge after the unanimous approval of the boards of both co-operative societies for the deal.

Ireland still a net contributor to EU funds

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:10
Ireland received €1.8 billion in EU funds in 2017, and contributed just over €2 billion, as the country continues to be a net contributor, according to the latest annual report of the EU's budgetary watchdog.

Taoiseach in Brussels for Brexit, backstop talks

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:09
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will hold talks in Brussels today with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier.

RBS boss warns no-deal Brexit may lead to recession

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:51
The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland - which owns Ulster Bank - has said a no-deal Brexit could lead to recession.

Comcast secures over 75% of Sky shares

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:37
Comcast has secured over 75% of Sky's shares, bringing it closer to finalising the $40 billion takeover of the British pay TV group.

UK car sales fall around 20% in September

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:29
UK new car sales fell by roughly 20% in September, according to preliminary data from an industry body today, as carmakers struggled to adjust to stricter emissions standards.

New UX Design Institute jobs to meet course demands

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 07:25
Dublin-based tech education company UX Design Institute will create 16 new jobs over the next 18 months as it gears up to meet strong demand for its recently launched online course

Government will not intervene over power lines plan

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 06:50
The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has indicated that the Government will not intervene in EirGrid's plans to build the North-South Interconnector using overhead power lines for the whole length of the route.

High Court case involving Gallagher property company

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:46
A property company run by presidential candidate Seán Gallagher is involved in a commerial dispute in the High Court.