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Locking horns with layoffs: Ireland's unionising tech sector

Sat, 05/20/2023 - 02:00
With 2,300 jobs lost and more to come, the tides are turning across Ireland's tech industry

Vital role of ports for offshore wind energy 

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 17:00
Offshore wind farms need access to ports to function properly, as Justin Moran, Wind Energy Ireland, explains

Mixed news in tourism survey despite increased visitor numbers

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 16:52
The return of overseas visitors is “giving operators much hope”, but it is not always translating into bigger profits.

High Court approves liquidator for three firms in SIAC construction group

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 13:54
SIAC's operations are in the building, civil engineering, roofing and cladding sectors and has worked on many high-profile building projects, including motorways

The planet's difficulty is Ireland's business opportunity

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 13:30
Global venture capitalists are already seeing the returns from ESG investments. Colm Greaves follows the money trail

Single adult and lower-income homes hit hardest by inflation

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 13:03
The cost of energy was the largest contributor to the inflation experienced by the lowest 10% of earners

17% of all cigarettes held by smokers in Ireland are illegal

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 11:02
Illicit cigarettes trade cost the Exchequer an estimated €384m in 2022 

Dublin Airport to charge airlines less for running more environmentally friendly planes  

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 10:02
DAA introduced the first phase of its environmental charging strategy last year and already applies higher charges for noisier aircraft which operate at night

Who's Who guide to 'green' Irish business

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 08:50
John Daly selects a series of companies — some household names, others future stars —  whose stories speak of the commitment of Irish business to a sustainable future 

Bulmers-owner C&C chief executive to step down with immediate effect

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 08:26
The company also expects a €25m charge following "significant challenges" in implementing a system upgrade in its UK Matthew Clark and Bibendum drinks business

More women on boards of Irish family firms than global average

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 08:15
Irish family firms enjoyed 84% sales growth in the last financial year versus 71% for their global peers — PwC 2023 Irish Family Business Survey

Boston Scientific to create over 400 new jobs in Clonmel

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 07:20
Recruitment for new roles already under way across a variety of areas, a spokesperson for the company said

Ireland can be a green hydrogen leader, but needs clear strategy

Fri, 05/19/2023 - 07:00
Ireland has the ideal conditions to produce green hydrogen, but investors are frustrated by the lack of a national strategy

Irish banks accused of 'window dressing' over small increases in saving deposit rates

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 21:13
PTSB said it was increasing the rates it pays savers by 0.25% across the range of its deposit accounts, while Bank of Ireland earlier this week said a new savings account will pay an initial interest rate of 1.5%

Minimising the environmental impacts of data centres

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 21:00
Ian Shearer; MD of Park Place Technologies, offers a view on how Ireland can work with data centres to reduce their environmental impact

Renewable Island: Minimising the impacts of data centres

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 19:20
Ian Shearer, MD of Park Place Technologies, offers a view on how Irish authorities can work with data centres to reduce their environmental impact

Wholesale gas tumbles to €30 ratcheting up pressure on Irish suppliers to cut bills

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 18:15
The €30 per megawatt per hour price reached late on Thursday evening compares with the record price of over €300 hit in July last year

Ireland sees big opportunity in battery storage 

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 17:00
Pádraig Hoare, Environmental Correspondent, reports on industry views on Ireland's opportunity to be a key player in battery storage within the EU

Produce giant Dole posts $100m in pre-tax earnings so far this year

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 16:36
Dole is one of the largest producers of fresh produce in the world operating in 30 countries and employing 37,400 people

Shell faces acrimony from investors as well as climate advocates

Thu, 05/18/2023 - 16:35
Shell will likely face one of its most acrimonious annual meetings next week as it struggles to balance investor pressure to capture profits from oil ...