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Concern over Dublin Port decision to cut liner berths

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:52
The cruise industry is worth €50 million to Irish tourism but an announcement by Dublin Port that it will reduce the number of passenger ships coming into the capital from 2021 has been met with concern.

Leon brand plans 20 new Irish restaurants

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:51
A UK restaurant chain is planning to open 20 new restaurants around the country over the next five years, creating 600 new jobs.

Prime Time: Can Cork make the Event Centre happen?

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:36
Prime Time's Fran McNulty examines the likelihood Cork can make the Event Centre happen.

Sainsbury's-Asda pledge £1 billion of price cuts

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:21
UK supermarket Sainsbury's and its takeover target Asda have committed to deliver £1 billion of lower prices annually by the third year after completion of their proposed £7.3 billion deal.

Applegreen has long-term ambitions for UK business

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:17
Fuel forecourt and service station operator Applegreen has announced a gross profit of €282.3m for 2018 - up more than 55% year-on-year.

Non-profits share €1 million in Google funding

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:13
Fifteen not-for-profit organisations are to share €1 million in grants provided by Google.org, as part of an Impact Challenge organised by the internet giant's philanthropic arm.

UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:52
UK employers increased their hiring at the fastest pace in more than three years in the three months to January as the country's labour market defied the broader weakness in the overall economy as Brexit approached.

German economic advisors slash growth forecast to 0.8%

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:40
A panel of advisers to the German government slashed its growth forecast for this year to 0.8%.

Today in the press

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:56
Drug companies have urged European Union governments not to close the door to medicines and medical devices approved in the UK in the event of a hard Brexit.

JD Sports to buy Footasylum in £90m deal

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:48
JD Sports Fashion has agreed to acquire Footasylum in a deal valued at up to £90m, only half of what the sportswear retailer was valued at when it went public in late 2017.

Survey reveals two tier tourism and hospitality outlook

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:16
A new survey published today shows further evidence of a growing two-tier outlook in the tourism and hospitality industries between Dublin and the rest of the country.

Finance Ireland launches new range of mortgages

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:02
Finance Ireland has launched a range of residential mortgage products to compete with the main banks.

Ocado sales growth held back by fire at centre

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:58
British online supermarket Ocado said today that its retail revenue growth slowed in the latest quarter, hit by last month's huge fire at its flagship robotic distribution centre in England.

Sterling edges higher as fresh Brexit developments eyed

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:54
The pound edged higher today thanks to broad dollar weakness against its rivals as investors waited cautiously for developments on Brexit negotiations with less than two weeks before the UK is due to leave the European Union.

Brexit hits ability of UK fintech to lure top talent

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:49
Leaving the European Union is making it harder for fintech firms in Britain to recruit top talent, a report said today, threatening to slam the brakes on a £7 billion growth sector just as EU states step up competition.

Taoiseach meeting Tusk as Brexit deadline looms

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:46
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will meet European Council President Donald Tusk in Dublin this morning with just ten days left before Brexit, but with no deal in sight.

ASOS hit by teething problems at US warehouse

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:19
British online retailer ASOS said its new warehouse in Atlanta in the US struggled to cope with demand in its second quarter, resulting in a dip in US sales.

FIS buys Worldpay for $35 billion in payments deal

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:53
Fidelity National Information Services has agreed to buy Worldpay for about $35 billion, with the US financial services provider striking the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry.

Applegreen's 2018 profits and revenues motor higher

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:39
Fuel forecourt and service station operator Applegreen has reported a 55% increase in gross profits for the 12 months to December as its revenues grew by almost 41%.

The nurses' dispute: Why isn't it over?

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:39
On Monday 11 February, the Labour Court issued a recommendation aimed at settling the nurses and midwives dispute, which had seen thousands of patients disrupted by three individual 24-hour strikes.