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Brexit deal vital for Irish tourism

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 05:51
A rise in sterling’s value on the back of a Brexit deal would be a necessary boost for tourism in Cork and Kerry, which sees a fifth of annual visitors come from the UK.

Central Bank vows Irish banks in good shape to face even hardest of Brexits

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:22
A hard or soft Brexit will affect parts or all of the Irish economy but Irish banks are in good shape and insurance customers will be protected to survive any fallout, the deputy governor of the Central Bank has said.

Cairn Homes shares leap 4% as builder pledges higher returns for shareholders

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:28
Cairn, along with rival stock market-listed Glenveagh Properties, has been out of favour for some time despite it delivering into a market which cannot meet the demand for new homes.

Penneys sees Christmas sales growth

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:17
In the three months to the first week of January, Primark grew sales by 4% on a year-on-year basis.

Ticket site Viagogo says it is ‘compliant’ with court order to identify touts

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:45
The firm must publish the names and addresses of touts under a court order obtained by the competition watchdog.

BBC’s first female Deputy Director General to step down

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:30
Anne Bulford has been hailed for her work over the past six years.

Aer Lingus boss confident of ‘business as usual’ in no-deal Brexit

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:56
Chief executive Sean Doyle said the airline does not anticipate any disruption to flights would take off after March 29.

Softer Brexit may mean Ireland taps UK bounce

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 14:17
The parliamentary rejection of the British prime minister, Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement came as no surprise to anybody, nor should it have.

Aer Lingus unveils brand revamp

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:22
Aer Lingus has had a makeover.

Irish economic confidence grows despite global uncertainty

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:29
Economic confidence in Ireland has continued to grow for the second successive quarter, despite global uncertainty.

Social welfare payments will continue to be made at post offices this year

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:40
Social welfare recipients will continue to collect their payments from post offices this year.

Ann Summers Irish stores in 15% rise in revenue

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:45
Ann Summers revenues at its Irish retail stores rose 15% last year but still posted an operating loss.

Philip Hammond discussed Article 50 ‘recision’ with business leaders

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:44
The Chancellor said a no-deal Brexit could be ‘taken off the table’, according to a leaked transcript.

Aughinish jobs safe for now after US senate vote

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:30
Around 700 jobs at Aughinish Alumina in Limerick are safe for now after the US senate voted to support the White House in ending sanctions against the plant’s Russian owner.

Stocks to rebound, says top analyst

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:15
A less aggressive posture from the world’s central banks, and moves by Chinese authorities to support economic growth, will assure a rebound in equities from the US to China, according to veteran economist Allen Sinai.

Ford sees global tariffs adding to an uncertain 2019

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 07:00
Ford has forecast weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter profit levels, saying that global tariffs could erode 2019 earnings by about $700m (€612m).

Oil falls 1.6% on output in US

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:45
The price of crude oil tumbled on world markets on a report that US production surged and fuel inventories climbed, but signs that Opec’s plan to drain a global glut is taking hold eased the losses.

Goldman Sachs shares surge after profit boost

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 06:30
Goldman Sachs turned in a better-than-expected profit during David Solomon’s first quarter at the helm, helped by dealmakers in the division the new chief executive once oversaw.

Calls grow for the Government to tap emergency Brussels funds for Brexit threat

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:56
Irish businesses and leading experts say the Government needs to tap special funds from the EU to help offset the effects of Brexit.

Sterling, shares gain as investors bet UK will delay Brexit

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:53
Sterling and stock markets showed no panic despite Tuesday night’s political chaos at Westminster, as investors bet that Brexit would be delayed to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU.