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Bord na Móna formally ends peat harvesting operations

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:23
Bord na Móna has today formally ended all peat harvesting on its lands, as it continues to progress its "brown to green" strategy.

Tech sector takes aim at virus with new gadgetry

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 08:56
From virus-zapping drones to smart masks to disease-predicting wearables, the tech sector is showcasing ways to detect and mitigate the coronavirus outbreak.

UK ends corruption probe into British American Tobacco

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 07:53
British American Tobacco said the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had closed an investigation into suspicions of corruption by the company, more than three years after initiating it.

French government hardens stance on Carrefour takeover

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 07:34
France is taking a tough line against any takeover of retailer Carrefour by a foreign company, dealing a major blow to a near $20 billion bid approach by Canada's Alimentation Couche-Tard.

UK economy shrinks by 2.6% in November

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 07:14
Britain's economy shrank in November for the first time since the initial Covid-19 lockdown last spring, hit by a tightening of social-distancing rules.

Solution to 'Percy Pig' tariffs problem put forward

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 07:10
An Irish customs expert says she has found a solution to the Brexit "Percy Pigs" problem, that could result in retailers here avoiding having to pay hundreds of millions of euro in tariffs each year.

Freight group warns Taoiseach over trade disruption

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 06:29
The Irish Freight Transport Association has written to the Taoiseach warning of huge disruption in the coming weeks as the impact of Brexit fully takes hold of trade between Ireland, the UK and Europe.

Explainer: Why am I being hit with a tax bill?

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 06:00
Over 630,000 people will be hit with tax bills from Revenue today.

Biden unveils $1.9 trillion plan to boost economy

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 02:13
US President-elect Joe Biden has outlined a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal, saying bold investment was needed to jump-start the economy and accelerate the distribution of vaccines to bring Covid-19 under control.

Employees to have right to request remote working

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 00:01
The Government is to legislate to give employees the right to request remote working as part of a National Remote Working Strategy under a permanent framework for after the pandemic ends.

Employees to have right to request remote working

Fri, 01/15/2021 - 00:01
The Government is to legislate to give employees the right to request remote working as part of a National Remote Working Strategy under a permanent framework for after the pandemic ends.

420,000 workers to receive tax bills for Covid payments

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 21:00
Around 420,000 people will be issued tax bills tomorrow, as a result of payments they received under the two main Covid subsidy schemes last year.

Minister warned jobs plan will collapse without funding

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:01
The Minister for Climate Change, Eamon Ryan, has been told the Government's €100 million Just Transition plan to create thousands of jobs in the midlands will collapse within weeks, unless €6 million of support funding from the ESB is released to employers and community groups.

New Samsung S21 range of smartphones unveiled

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 15:54
Samsung has unveiled its new S21 range of flagship smartphones, including the new 6.8"  Ultra model that is the first in the S range to comes with a stylus.

Delta Air Lines reports first annual loss in 11 years

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 14:57
Delta Air Lines chief executive Ed Bastian expects 2021 to be "the year of recovery" after the coronavirus pandemic cut operating revenue by 64% and prompted its first annual loss in 11 years.

Google completes $2.1 billion deal for Fitbit

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 14:42
Alphabet's Google has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of wearable device maker Fitbit, the companies said today.

RTÉ reports deficit of €7.2m for 2019

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 14:31
RTÉ reported a net deficit of €7.2m in 2019, according to the annual report for that year released today.

Metamo Credit Unions join Covid Credit Guarantee Scheme

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 14:21
Seven of the country's largest credit unions, all members of Metamo, have become the first credit unions to offer loans to SMEs under the Government's Covid-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme (CCGS).

Dublin-based Frankie Health closes $1.25m funding round

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:42
Irish-based start-up Frankie Health has raised $1.25m in funding - and plans to add 20 remote roles to its business in the next year as part of its expansion plans.

Business supports extended by An Post

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:30
An Post's range of business supports for SMEs is being extended during the current lockdown to help firms grow their business and customer relationships.

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