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San Francisco becomes first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales

3 hours 13 min ago
E-cigarette maker Juul Labs, based in San Francisco, is working on a plan to regulate but not ban e-cigarette sales.

BMW steps up electric car target to 700,000 by 2025

3 hours 44 min ago
BMW plans to increase sales of electric and plug-in hybrids by 30% every year until 2025 to help meet incoming stringent emission regulations in the EU, prompting the carmaker to accelerate the rollout of battery models.

Nissan vows to repair Renault partnership to shareholders

3 hours 59 min ago
Nissan pledged to put more focus on mending its troubled two-decade alliance with Renault as the Japanese carmaker’s boisterous shareholders voted to give the French partner more say over its future.

Europe looks for clarity on Facebook cryptocurrency

4 hours 14 min ago
Facebook’s fledgling cryptocurrency is facing mounting scrutiny as European central bankers and regulators have now demanded more detail on the social media giant’s Libra project.

UK car makers tell next PM no-deal Brexit is not an option

4 hours 29 min ago
Costas Pitas, Andy Bruce and Guy Faulconbridge Britain’s car industry has called for the country’s next prime minister to secure a Brexit deal which keeps frictionless trade with the EU, warning a no-deal exit risked billions of pounds in tariffs and border disruption which could cripple the sector.

Sterling set for 3% fall against euro in levels not seen since 2017

4 hours 44 min ago
Charlotte Ryan Sterling will tumble to levels not seen since 2017 against the euro as Brexit turmoil outweighs a dovish ECB, according to analysts.

Carpetright plans shop closures in bid to reduce 'oversized' Irish store network

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 20:37
'>British floor covering retailer Carpetright plans to close down some of its Irish stores after seeing a 5.5% drop in sales here over the past year.

Botox-maker Allergan 'committed to Ireland' despite agreeing €55bn sale

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 20:26
'>Drugmaker Allergan has said it remains "committed to Ireland" despite agreeing to be bought by US rival AbbVie in a $63bn (€55.3bn) deal.

Irish vision for piloting air travel's next leap forward

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 19:40
Last week two Irishmen, who are leaders in the world of aviation, made decisions that will have profound consequences for air travel worldwide.

'No deal' Brexit will send Budget into €5bn deficit, Donohoe claims

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 17:54
'>Mr Donohoe and his officials will prepare this year's budget with two clear and differing scenarios in mind. One in the case a deal is reached and one where Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

Businessman obtains orders in bid to find out who is behind smear campaign against him

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 16:46
Philip Rattle of August Equity LLP has obtained a High Court order aimed at establishing who is behind a social media account he claims is being used to smear his reputation.

Rugby star lines out in new business role

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:26
Denis Fogarty has been appointed as senior account manager with National Business Machines (NBM) in Cork, a Xerox concessionaire and provider of printers and software packages.

Cork Airport new head of security as it invests €10m in baggage screening project

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 15:21
Deirdre O’Donovan has been appointed as the new head of security operations and police at Cork Airport.

Number of people working in Ireland up over 20% since end of recession

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:15
There are now over 2.3 million people working in Ireland, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office.

'Heartbreaking for the workforce' - Kerry Foods closes UK factory with loss of 900 jobs

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:15
Kerry Foods is planning to close its factory in the UK town of Burton-on-Trent - a move that will lead to 900 job losses.

Top chefs to host 120 guests in a bid to inspire young people into food industry

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:46
Chef Collab will be at Olivo restaurant at the Cork Airport Hotel in July and five Cork chefs have been chosen to take part.

UK utility company to pay out record €141m after ‘shocking’ Ofwat probe

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 08:00
Customers of the utility company will now receive rebates of £61 over the next five years as part of the penalty package.

Markets slow on German woes and G20 jitters

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 07:30
Weak German economic data and a profit warning from Daimler impacted European stock markets as investors reined in any bets on a fourth week of gains before G20 meetings that may see more trade talks between the US and Chinese presidents.

Self-help debt recovery evident, court hears

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 07:15
Elements within the construction industry who are owed money have in the past turned to helping themselves when it comes to recovering debts, the Circuit Civil Court heard when an interim examiner was appointed to a Co Dublin machinery rental company.

Mercedes owner Daimler slumps on diesel costs

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 07:00
Daimler shares fell as much as 5% after the German automaker cut its profit forecast for the third time in 12 months, saying it was setting aside hundreds of millions of euros to cover a regulatory crackdown on diesel emissions.