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Mars buys chocolate maker and retailer Hotel Chocolat for £534m

Thu, 11/16/2023 - 12:44
Hotel Chocolat chief executive said he had taken the company as far as he could as a small independent player

Community green energy needs 'lighter regulation' to grow

Thu, 11/16/2023 - 10:49
Local community-owned electricity suppliers are determined to play their part in Ireland's journey towards energy autonomy, says Gregg Allen of Community Power in Tipperary

Latest rise in greenhouse gas emissions shines light on Irish airlines 

Thu, 11/16/2023 - 08:03
Recent Eurostat figures report a 3.6% increase in Irish greenhouse gas emissions - making Ireland an significant outlier in the EU

Meta, TikTok challenge EU’s crackdown on big tech dominance

Thu, 11/16/2023 - 07:40
Formal challenge paves the way for a fresh legal fight between regulators and tech giants

The ieBusiness Podcast: Bob Savage on his 35 years with Dell

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 18:37
“I’m passionate about what I do. I hope there’s people there to remind me that if I get complacent please throw me out,” said Mr Savage.

Irish Life Health hikes cost of insurance by almost 5% in latest increase

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 16:42
Recent CSO figures show the price of health insurance has risen by more than 10% in the past 12 months 

Data Protection Commissioner to step down in February

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 15:00
Helen Dixon said it had been a 'privilege and an honour' to have served in the position since September 2014

Irish banks' proposed rival to Revolut ceases operations

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 13:26
The Irish banks’ proposed alternative to Revolut, Synch Payments, has ceased operations following numerous delays and a review of its business ...

New Web Summit chief Katherine Maher expects boycotting tech companies to return

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 13:15
Katherine Maher did not answer specific questions on the future ownership of the company

CEO of digital bank Bunq pledges to expand in Ireland

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 13:03
Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, CEO Ali Niknam said the sweet spot for Bunq was when Ulster Bank and KBC had first halted banking operations in the Republic, but that the local market was still on his radar. 

SSE Airtricity posts €6.66m operating profit as parent company opts for further investment 

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 12:10
In a trading update, SSE said it upgraded its capital investment expectations by around 14% to support its Net Zero Acceleration Programme targets over the next five years

EU: Ireland's GDP to drop 1% this year as multinational exports falter

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 12:03
The mixed fortunes of the multinationals will mean Irish GDP will fall by 0.9% this year and grow by 3% in 2024

UK inflation falls further than expected in October

Wed, 11/15/2023 - 07:48
UK inflation cooled by more than expected during October as household energy prices dropped from a year ago while stubbornly high services sector ...

'I had to suffer, and that stops with me': New Cork clinic latest expansion for the Menopause Hub

Tue, 11/14/2023 - 15:13
Establishing Ireland's first dedicated menopause clinic in 2018, Loretta Dignam has spent the last five years tackling taboos through education, advocacy and healthcare

Nothing celebrates 3rd anniversary with the shipment of two million units

Tue, 11/14/2023 - 14:00
“In just three years, we’ve assembled one of the best teams in the industry and shipped over two million devices worldwide".

Cork firm Nutribio announces €1.5m facility upgrade at Tivoli plant 

Tue, 11/14/2023 - 11:37
Founded in 1998, Nutribio currently operates from two sites located in Tivoli and Little Island

Cork-headquartered hiring platform aiming to help struggling firms find specialist talent

Tue, 11/14/2023 - 11:09
Castille has offices in Malta, Poland and Mauritius and has recently moved its global headquarters to Lapp's Quay in Cork city 

Cork software and consulting firm 8 West sells 50% stake to US buyer 

Tue, 11/14/2023 - 10:15
Its purchaser, Washington Dental Services specialises in oral health care in the US 

Grafton Group expects profit to remain in line despite market challenges 

Tue, 11/14/2023 - 07:53
Woodie’s and Chadwicks owner Grafton Group has said it remains on-track to deliver a full-year operating profit in line with expectations despite ...

New Web Summit chief addresses Paddy Cosgrave controversy

Mon, 11/13/2023 - 22:03
Mr Cosgrave sparked outrage among some leading figures in the tech sector after suggesting on social media that Israel was committing war crimes in Gaza.