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'Change Donations' hoping to provide a fresh blueprint for a scandal-free charity sector

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:27
It’s the time of goodwill and the peak season for charities and non-profits, with bucket shakers and clipboard-wielding fundraisers a familiar sight on our streets in the lead-up to Christmas, writes Ruth Doris.

The Business Interview: Looking for a fairer deal for carers in teeth of looming staffing crisis

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 05:00
Private homecare services provider Bluebird Care is warning of a nationwide staffing crisis if the Government doesn’t move fast on funding solutions, writes Pádraig Hoare.

Dublin start up creates app designed to foster love of books among children

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 04:42
Dublin firm Zulleon could well be about to change the way kids foster a love for books.

Yellow vest protests show neglect is no longer a policy option for Irish Government

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 00:06
Unrest in France has shown how far climate change has forced its way up the the political agenda and neglect can no longer be a policy option for the Irish Government, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

Construction sector halts three-month growth slide

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 16:20
Construction activity led by the building of houses has halted a three-month growth slide in November, figures show.

Oil likely to stay around $60 for next decade

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 15:52
Oil prices are likely to remain priced around $60 per barrel for the best part of the next decade before increased use of renewable energies starts pushing prices down consistently, a leading UK economic think-tank has said.

New Geo-blocking rules lift restriction on accessing websites

Sun, 12/09/2018 - 13:51
Online shoppers will no longer be restricted from accessing websites based on their location.

Primark sales dip hits owner’s shares

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 06:00
Sales at Dublin-headquartered discount clothing retailer Primark fell in November, due to unseasonably warm weather.

Tobacco giant buys pot stake

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 05:45
Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes for the US market, is pushing into the Canadian cannabis industry. This is its first foray into the nascent pot industry.

China scrambles to raise millions of fever-free pigs

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 05:36
For Chinese authorities, struggling with the rapid spread of African swine fever, a disease that’s threatening to devastate the world’s largest pig industry, Russia’s number-one pork producer has the answer: get bigger and cleaner, or get out.

Iran gives green light to Opec oil output cut plan

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 05:21
Iran has given the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) the green light to reduce oil output by around 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 2019, after finding a compromise with rival Saudi Arabia over a possible exemption from the cuts.

Short reprieve only for Irish shares as Theresa May faces her Brexit vote next week

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 18:05
At the end of a week overshadowed by global trade tensions, Irish shares clawed back some of their heavy losses. But the respite is likely to be shattered next week unless Theresa May secures an unlikely Brexit vote in the Commons on Tuesday.

Ted Baker boss Ray Kelvin takes leave of absence amid harassment claims

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:32
Ray Kelvin is to step back from the company while allegations are investigated.

Irish courts can decide dispute over arrested €1.2m motor pleasure boat, High Court rules

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:28
The Irish courts have jurisdiction to decide a dispute over an arrested motor pleasure boat bought for more than €1.2m by a company of an Irish-born tax lawyer, a High Court judge has ruled.

Big 'Tá' for Hawk Eye firm as profits soar to €6.5m

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 17:15
First used as a broadcast tool to analyse decisions in Cricket, Hawk-Eye has now become an integral part of over 20 sports and every year covers 20,000 games or events across more than 500 stadiums in over 90 countries.

Abbey 'cautious' on investment

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:46
Irish housebuilding group Abbey has said it will be “cautious” about making new landbank investments, particularly in its UK operations, in the months ahead, due to Brexit uncertainty.

Kildare Agtech company announces €2m investment

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:57
Kildare Agtech company TERRA NutriTECH have announced a €2m investment which will see their workforce double by 2021.

Broker lowers share price targets for AIB and BOI on slowing mortgage and SME loan growth

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:43
Irish banks face “numerous headwinds” in growing lending to households and SMEs, said Investec Ireland, as it cut its share price targets for AIB and Bank of Ireland (BoI) and raised its target for Permanent TSB.

Niall Quinn: Investment in sports facilities should be a 'key government commitment'

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:18
Mr Quinn, who won 92 Irish caps, said that policies should be implemented to encourage the private sector to invest in much-needed sports academies and facilities.

Company loses High Court challenge to HSE's refusal to enter into pharmacy contract with it

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:12
A company has lost its High Court challenge over the HSE's refusal to enter into a community pharmacy contract (CPC) with it for a pharmacy on Dublin's northside.