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Enterprise Ireland targets 18% growth in client exports to €30bn by 2024

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 16:30
Export target forms part of a new three-year strategy, which also includes the creation of 45,000 new jobs

EU parliament told to fix illegal export of Covid data to US

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 16:26
A dedicated website for members and officials used for mass Covid-19 PCR testing within the Parliament’s premises used tracking cookies

Denis Lehane: Will driverless tractors herald the end of the farmer?

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 15:54
'The driverless tractor, like the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow must be avoided at all costs'

EU to sharpen deal scrutiny as M&A activity surges to record levels

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 13:59
There is 'mounting political pressure on antitrust authorities' to more aggressively police big business

UK building services firm SIG sees boost in Irish revenues

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 12:56
SIG said its Irish division generated like-for-like sales of £88m (€105m) in 2021

Cork firm running production on a 24/7 basis to meet demand for antigen tests

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 12:42
Merck in Carrigtwohill produces key compoenent of rapid Covid tests

Diageo Ireland boss Oliver Loomes to replace Carolan Lennon as Eir boss

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 10:07
Eir, in recent times, has faced high levels of customer complaints, something it claims to have largely brought under control, and accusations of customer overcharging

Cork's BPE acquired by US firm in multi-million euro deal

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 06:00
BioPharma Engineering (BPE) had a turnover of €10m last year, up from €5m in 2020

Omicron illness causing serious disruption at shops and salons for second week

Tue, 01/11/2022 - 03:00
Major disruption has extended for a second week for staffing at supermarkets, fashion outlets, and hair salons amid the continuing huge wave of ...

Experts warn Covid conspiracy groups may pivot to climate misinformation in 2022

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 20:05
An analyst at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) said coronavirus misinformation on topics such as vaccines and lockdowns could evolve to focus on climate policy

Novartis to push ahead with Covid treatment after promising tests

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 18:30
Novartis will push forward with a potential medicine for Covid-19 after promising results showing a lower risk of bad outcomes for patients who took ...

'Tell PTSB to end cashback mortgages' before go-ahead to take €7.6bn loans from Ulster Bank

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 18:00
Consumer advocate Brendan Burgess said Permanent TSB (PTSB) should be free to acquire €7.6bn in loans from Ulster Bank, as long as it gets rid of ...

Spain to limit high retail price of Covid home-testing kits

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 17:00
Price rises during the surge in Omicron cases and the scarcity of tests in pharmacies have raised protests from opposition politicians and consumer groups in Spain, many of whom are calling for tests to be sold in supermarkets

Covid boom continues for Irish supermarkets with €12.8bn in annual sales 

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 16:22
Data from market researcher Kantar show that Irish supermarkets took in €1.1bn in the four weeks to St Stephen's Day

Female personalities now favoured by businesses for sponsorship

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 15:35
The Irish sponsorship industry grew by 6% to reach €180m last year and is predicted to grow a further 8% this year

Ferrari accelerates its push into electric car market

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 12:13
Company hiring managers with a technology background as new chief executive Benedetto Vigna tries to put the iconic manufacturer on course for electrification

Bord na Móna plots speedy entry as new power retailer

Mon, 01/10/2022 - 06:30
Utility is expected to pitch itself as a supplier of clean energy to business customers                 

Jim Power: Getting the public sector fit for purpose

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 15:53
In 2021, the exchequer deficit came in at €7.3bn, which is €5bn lower than the previous year, despite the significant levels of Covid restrictions

Germany plans to do more to help consumers as wholesale energy prices bite

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 15:27
Government would prefer 'unbureaucratic and prudent' solutions tailored to individual needs

Brian Keegan: Ireland may be coping with Covid hit better than most

Sun, 01/09/2022 - 14:06
We have a model of taxation that makes government funding more resilient than that available in many other countries.