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Bank of Ireland raises interest rates for savers 

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 14:48
The news comes as the European Central Bank (ECB) has increased the Euro refinance rate by a cumulative 3.75% since July 2022.

Eir parent company fined €2.45m and to pay back 76,000 overcharged customers

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 14:01
Customers are expected to get a refund of €88

Passenger numbers at regional airports soar by up to 39% in April 

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 12:17
Passenger numbers at regional airports soared last month when compared to the same time before the pandemic, while numbers travelling through Dublin have barely increased.

Surprise jump in Euro area inflation sees figure rise to 7%

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 11:51
Despite its monthly increase, annual inflation remains down year-on-year, falling from 7.4% to 7% in April 2023

Limerick-based medical device maker Cook Medical to cut 500 jobs worldwide

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 10:22
Employees with Cook Medical across the globe, including the approximately 900 staff working at the firm in Ireland, received a memo informing them about the planned layoffs.

At Cannes, independent film firms show optimism as streamers stumble

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 09:38
Global film companies joined the streaming revolution to counter the threat posed by Netflix to traditional TV but are now facing a crowded market where subscriber competition is fierce

UBS flags $17bn hit from Credit Suisse takeover

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 08:24
UBS said the estimates were preliminary and the numbers could change materially later on. It also said it might book restructuring provisions after that, but offered no numbers.

JD Sports gets boost from young shoppers unburdened by cost pressures

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 08:12
For the first 13 weeks of its new year, JD posted organic sales growth of more than 15%.

Survey finds Ireland is 'especially targeted' by fraudsters

Wed, 05/17/2023 - 00:19
Phishing, bank/credit card-related hacking and fraud is on the increase in Ireland

Defamation lawyer says tech companies should be on the hook for AI 'disinformation'

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 19:45
Paul Tweed used Microsoft as an example of a company that should be liable for the spread of misleading information through AI

Ports must race against the clock to build infrastructure that can support offshore wind farms

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 19:25
Getting these ports ready for offshore wind developments is also a costly endeavour

Pharma and food shares favoured over tech by Europe's top market investors

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 18:07
ongoing fears over interest rates mean the top investors favour so-called defensive stocks and are less attracted to tech shares, which typically thrive in periods of low inflation and strong economic growth

Makhlouf: Central Banks have lost a 'degree of trust' with the wider public

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 17:50
Central Bank governor said central banks around the world should explain their decisions on monetary policy as the ECB continues to hike interest rates

New Lego Ireland store records more than €4m in revenues in 2022

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 17:43
The €4.05m works out at an average weekly revenues of €213,547 for the 19 weeks trading from August 18 last year

Britvic hails 'standout'  flavoured Ballygowan sales for boost ahead of key summer period

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 17:30
Britvic said consumers were still buying soft drinks despite the cost of living crisis

Apple unveils EU spending figures ahead of key court date on Irish tax case

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 16:57
Europe's top court to hear commission's appeal next week

Clare-based insurance firm latest to be acquired by multinational broker

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 15:23
Bought by London-based PIB, it marks the company's 14th acquisition in the Irish market since 2021

Fuel prices hit lowest levels in years but hikes expected next month

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 12:31
Reintroduction of excise duty will add 5c to a litre of diesel and 6c to a litre of petrol

Irish automation firms Somex and Ward acquired by US multinational

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 10:12
Cork firm Somex Automation was founded in 2003 by managing director Michael Wall

Vodafone to slash 11,000 jobs in new CEO's turnaround plan

Tue, 05/16/2023 - 08:54
Vodafone’s new CEO must also grapple with a suite of new shareholders from the telecom industry, some of whom are becoming more vocal about their desire to influence the direction of the company