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Markets braced for Italy and Saudi tensions

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 07:30
The spotlight will continue to fall on Italy as well as global tensions over the alleged killing in Istanbul of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, analysts said.

Interest rate hike looms in just 11 months

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 07:16
No change in monetary policy is predicted from the ECB next Thursday, but lift-off on the first interest-rate hike for years is predicted in just 11 months’ time, for September next year.

Food firms look to Europe

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:56
Next week, a record number of Irish firms will showcase at the world’s biggest food fair, in Paris, to diversify into new markets following Brexit.

Hotel revenue rising across the country, report shows

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:26
Occupancy rates in Dublin hotels were at, or close to, full levels in September and revenue growth across the rest of Ireland was up sharply from a year earlier, according to industry figures.

Sterling ends week upbeat at 87.9p

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:21
The UK and the EU are inching towards a plan that could help unblock Brexit negotiations and clear the path to a deal, raising hopes of progress after months of stalemate.

Voxpro founders win top tech award

Sat, 10/20/2018 - 06:06
Founders of outsourcing firm Voxpro, Dan and Linda Kiely, have been named joint ‘Tech Person of the Year’ at the IT@Cork Awards.

Watch: Boss walks off camera to avoid question about £75m bonus

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 19:04
Jeff Fairburn was expecting to be asked about a new brick factory.

Authentic Food Group firm employing 169 in Dundalk is to close

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:46
A Dundalk company which employs 169 people is to close.

That's nice.....Brendan O'Carroll receives dividends of €4.2m in past three years

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 16:19
That’s nice…the runaway global success of Brendan O’Carroll’s foul mouthed mammy, Agnes Browne resulted in Brendan O’Carroll and his wife, Jennifer Gibney sharing a dividend windfall of €1.3m last year.

Ex-Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg lands top role with Facebook

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:07
The former deputy prime minister, who lost his Commons seat at last year’s election, will move to Silicon Valley in January.

Spain’s government proposes taxes on internet giants

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:25
A levy on financial transactions is also being considered.

Google’s Staying Ahead reveals appetite of SMEs for online sales

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:53
More than 10,000 Irish SMEs have already used Google’s new Market Finder tool to access new export markets, the company revealed at Thursday’s Staying Ahead Digital Roadshow in Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork.

Ryanair signs agreement with Portuguese pilots' union

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:24
Ryanair has signed an agreement to end an ongoing dispute with pilots based in Portugal.

Airbnb shut out of rent-a-room relief

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:24
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe moved to shore up the short-term lettings incentive so home-owners using Airbnb and other tourism rental platforms do not benefit from the tax exemption granted under the existing rent-a-room relief.

Domino’s trims guidance but sees Irish sales rise

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:18
Domino’s Pizza has reported a 3.3% like-for-like rise in sales for its Irish operations for the 13 weeks to the end of September, which represents the third quarter of the company’s financial year.

Warning ‘warehoused mortgages’ is next crisis

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:06
Some €1.5bn worth of so-called “warehoused mortgages” — where some regular payments are agreed and the rest of the sum is parked to the end of the term — will become the next controversy involving Irish customers.

Ryanair to press ahead with Polish contracts

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:06
Joanna Plucinska Ryanair will press ahead with plans to move Polish staff on to self-employed contracts, the airline’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said.

Our political classes ‘quite oblivious’ to risks

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:00
The more I think about it, as the Government published its finance bill, following last week’s budget, the more inappropriate the whole stance of the latest fiscal policy offering seems to be.

Electric Picnic company profits fall 9% to €1.48m

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:00
Profits at the company behind the annual Electric Picnic music festival fell 9% last year.

Leo Varadkar: Cut Brexit deal now or risk economic damage

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 19:04
Irish and British businesses, banks and airlines will "bite back" and make Brexit decisions for themselves that could have dire consequences for both economies if a deal is not struck by Christmas, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned.