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Cork businesses say quality of life will define the future of the city

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 18:00
Connected public transport, cycleways and green spaces for Cork are the top three priorities of more than 800 business people who set forth their ...

Amazon set to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:47
Amazon has announced that it is creating 1,000 new permanent jobs in Ireland over the next two years.The move will bring Amazon's total permanent ...

Price of gold soars as dollar falls on prospect for further $1trn stimulus in US            

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:17
Investor hopes for further measures to lift the US economy from its Covid-19 slump lifted global stock markets even as cases of the disease continued ...

Garmin confirms cyber attack behind ongoing service outage

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 17:03
Smartwatch manufacturer Garmin has confirmed that it fell victim to a serious cyber attack which knocked many of its services offline for five ...

John Fahey: Covid-19 and Trump's re-election bid to keep focus on the dollar    

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 13:20
General weakening of the dollar and improved investor sentiment has reduced safe-haven demand for the US currency writes John Fahey

Sponsorship deals in Ireland almost halve due to Covid-19

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 12:46
New sponsorship deals in Ireland dropped 46% in the first half of 2020 versus the same period last year.The restriction on sports and entertainment ...

Chicken chain Nando’s pledges carbon footprint reductions and improved animal welfare

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 12:00
Nando’s is making sweeping changes in a bid to improve the welfare of its chickens and sustainability across the restaurant chain.The peri-peri ...

Huawei Watch GT2e review: Rugged, stylish and highly recommendable

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 10:53
Noel Campion tests the new Huawei Watch GT2e.

Project aims to improve resilience and quality of sitka spruce forests 

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 10:23
Five-year project investigates new way of managing these forests to make the trees more resilient to climate change 

Grocery prices rise by annual 2.8% in 12 weeks of Covid-19 restrictions 

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 10:16
In the 12 weeks leading up to July 12, there was a €578m increase in the amount spent online or at the tills compared with the same period last year

Ryanair warns of potential for bleak Covid-19 winter as airline slashes passenger forecasts      

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 10:15
Ryanair, Europe's financially strongest airline, has warned about the potential for a bleak winter scarred by a second wave of the Covid-19 disease, ...

Mudslide revives memories of runaway bog that killed eight family members

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 10:15
A recent mudslide in Leitrim recalls a more tragic event in Kerry a century ago that wiped out eight family members

AstraZeneca pens deal worth up to €4.9bn for cancer treatment

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 09:46
Drugmaker AstraZeneca could pay up to six billion dollars (€4.9bn) for the global rights to a new Japanese cancer treatment.The Anglo-Swedish ...

Amazon to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 08:15
The move will bring Amazon's permanent workforce in Ireland to 5,000.

Second coronavirus wave is ‘biggest fear’ after Ryanair records €185m loss

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 07:09
Ryanair said it suffered the “most challenging” quarter in its 35-year history as it reported a loss of €185m.The low-cost airline, like its ...

Most of Europe's banks 'strong enough to survive' Covid-19 economic hit

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 18:49
Most of the EU's banks are strong enough to survive the impact of the coronavirus crisis, according to ECB vice president Luis de Guindos.“In a few ...

Bill Gates aims for 200m Covid-19 vaccine kits by next summer                          

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 18:46
SK Bioscience, the South Korean pharmaceutical company backed by Bill Gates, may be capable of producing 200 million coronavirus vaccine kits by next ...

Spain's second Covid wave sends tremors across the whole of tourism in Europe     

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 15:39
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who aims to return to “significant normality” by Christmas, on Friday said his government is preparing the health service for a second wave

Seamus Coffey: It's the US itself that is the biggest tax haven for US companies

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 15:21
The taxation of multinational companies garners significant attention in media, research and political spheres. There is no doubt that the system for ...

Aircoach to resume Cork and Belfast services to Dublin

Sun, 07/26/2020 - 09:07
The service was suspended in Mach as result of Covid-19 restrictions.