EU hits Google with new €1.49bn fine

Google was fined €1.49bn by the EU for thwarting advertising rivals, a penalty that may be EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager’s third and final ruling ...

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Cork flights to US in doubt after ban on Boeing plane

Passengers booked to fly from Cork to the US east coast in two weeks’ time face an anxious wait as Norwegian Air International scrambles to replace its grounded ...

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Ireland selected as EU offshore wind testing site

Ireland has been selected as the location for a European funded testing site for offshore 'floating' wind farms, which are seen as a cheaper and more efficient way ...

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Sterling and Irish bank shares hit by increased risk of no-deal Brexit

Sterling and European shares fell as the risk of the UK accidentally dropping out of the EU without a deal increased, as European Council President Donald Tusk told ...

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Ex Quinn Group executives 'very reluctant' witnesses in children's case, judge told

Two former senior executives with the Quinn group are "very reluctant" witnesses in the action by Sean Quinn's adult children disputing any liability under guarantees ...

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Government urged to clarify offshore drilling policy

The Government has been urged, by a gas exploration company active in Irish waters, to clarify its long-term position on offshore drilling or risk losing inward ...

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Man entitled to challenge constitutionality of new workplace dispute procedures, Supreme Court rules

A man is entitled to pursue claims that new procedures for determining workplace disputes breach the Constitution and the European Convention on Human Rights Act ...

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Superdry founder suffers another setback in comeback bid

Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton has suffered another blow in his bid to return to the fashion chain's board.

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BMW warns profits will fall due to costs and trade uncertainty

The Munich-based carmaker said it had no plans for layoffs even as it outlined cost-saving measures that include dropping half of its engine variants.

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Lloyds chief still in firing line over pension perks

The bank’s staff group plans to write to shareholder trade body the Investment Association again over Antonio Horta-Osorio’s pension allowance.

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Cork Airport sets up lanyard scheme for passengers with hidden disabilities

Passengers with a hidden disability will now have additional support when travelling from Cork Airport.

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Kingfisher starts hunt for new boss amid plans for more store closures

The B&Q owner is considering axing another 15 stores group-wide and all 19 Screwfix shops in Germany.

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Online fashion retailer shares fall on delays in US

Online fashion retailer Asos said its new US warehouse struggled to cope with demand in its latest quarter, hitting sales there and adding to challenges in France ...

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Bids sought for Kantar

A series of buyout funds including US firms Advent and Blackstone are in talks with advertising group WPP to explore bids for a majority stake in its data analytics ...

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Danske Bank says other lenders involved in scandal

It seems increasingly clear that Danske Bank was far from alone in its involvement in one of the world’s biggest money-laundering scandals.

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Sainsbury’s pledges price cuts to get Asda deal done

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s and its takeover target Asda have committed to deliver £1bn (€1.1bn) of lower prices annually by the third year after ...

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Hydro ‘severe’ cyber attack

Mass-scale ransomware demands will become all the more common, while firms will struggle to repair reputational damage in the event of a cyber attack, Irish cybersecurity ...

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Brisk bidding at 5G auction

Germany’s auction of spectrum for 5G mobile networks drew brisk initial bidding with prospective new entrant 1&1 Drillisch submitting bold offers for the frequencies ...

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Exporters to weather Brexit storm: Noonan

Michael Noonan, the former finance minister, said he is confident Irish exporters will be “able to cope” in the event the UK crashes out of the EU with ...

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Elevated household debt ‘not out of line’

Household debt remains at elevated levels but may be partly due to a growing population and an expanding economy, Department of Finance research suggests.

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Mincon shares rise on 2018 earnings

Shares in Mincon, the Shannon-based supplier to the mining and oil industries, rose 3.5% after it hailed “excellent” 2018 earnings

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Applegreen has €50m to fuel growth on expansion

Forecourt operator Applegreen said it will "continue to evaluate new opportunities" for growth, as an analyst estimated it may have €50m to spend on new acquisitions. ...

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McDonalds appeals 'Big Mac' ruling - Supermacs boss McDonagh calls it a 'delaying tactic'

The move further delays Supermacs' application to have its own Supermacs trademark registered Europe-wide to enable the business expand.

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Fast food chain, LEON, announces 20 restaurants for Ireland, creating 600 jobs

A fast food chain has announced plans to open 20 restaurants in Ireland over the next four years and create 600 jobs.

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CEO of Galway Harbour Company resolves action against employer

Last year, Eamon Bradshaw secured a temporary injunction preventing the company from terminating his employment.

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No-deal Brexit aftermath like Lehman Brothers collapse, says UK's fiscal watchdog

OBR member Sir Charlie Bean said it was ‘almost completely impossible’ to predict the full economic impact of a no-deal Brexit.

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Energia launches inaugural awards to recognise Ireland's family businesses

The Director of Family Business Ireland has said that almost three-quarters of family-owned businesses in Ireland go out of business after five years.

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Westmeath firm signs €10m deal with Europe's main private provider of emergency services

An Irish company has signed a deal worth €10m over five years with a leading private provider of emergency services in Europe.

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Despite Brexit and rising insurance costs, majority of Dublin pubs expecting growth in 2019

LVA Chief Executive Donal O'Keeffe says their survey shows the outlook for Dublin is positive.

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Mortgage firm in ‘significant move’

New mortgage lender Finance Ireland has signalled its plan to make a splash in the market by matching the lowest variable and fixed-rate mortgages from the large ...

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Irish builders face cost hikes in UK materials

The vast majority of building materials used in the Irish construction sector are either sourced in the UK or enter Ireland through international distributors in ...

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All eyes on the global signs for weak manufacturing

Global economic data have continued to disappoint in early 2019. This has seen the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) lower its growth ...

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Irish tourism looks to new attractions to lure visitors

On the week that traditionally marks the beginning of the Irish tourist season proper, 2019 is already shaping up as a challenging year for this most important of ...

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Sterling falls as Theresa May's plan for third Brexit vote in Commons hits major setback on Bercow ruling

Sterling fell after Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to present her EU withdrawal deal for a third time to the Commons hit a major speed bump after a ruling ...

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British Airways reveals new business class design

Club Suite will be used for long-haul flights from October 1.

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Developing a gin-and-tonic without alcohol

Whether it’s for health reasons or a lifestyle choice, quitting alcohol has become a mindful movement.

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Weighing the best options for a €100,000 windfall

As great as it sounds, a surprise windfall of €100,000, which is a lot of money in anyone’s book, won’t enable you to retire early and go and live ...

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Markets calm as no deal was never on

Brexit deal will spark a sustained rally for sterling and stocks

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Worry over ‘cashback mortgage lure’

Most would-be-homeowners and existing borrowers have a good knowledge of the costs and types of mortgages, but many are “lured” by cashback offers by ...

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Brexit and protests hit champagne sales

Brexit and France’s ‘yellow vest’ protest movement together reduced the number of bottles of French champagne sold in 2016 to its lowest in a year ...

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The Monday Interview: Seeking shelter from the retail storm

Retailers are going through a turbulent period but having risen to the challenge in the toughest of times historically, Adrienne Rodgers is fully convinced they ...

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Boeing top chiefs failed in Max 8 crisis

The share price is down only 7% but the US airline’s chiefs have been found wanting in their handling of the safety questions raised by the Ethiopian crash, ...

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Meet the Cork-based firm who are experts in digital transformation

A Cork-based software consultancy firm are experts in digital transformation, writes Trish Dromey.

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Ministers Humphreys, Breen and Halligan on St Patrick's Day trade missions

Three Ministers are focusing this St Patrick's Day on opening up new markets for Irish companies across three continents.

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H&M shares fall as sales figures fail to allay concerns

Shares in Sweden’s H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, fell after quarterly sales growth matched forecasts but failed to allay longer-term ...

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Volkswagen sued in US over diesel cheating

Volkswagen and its former chief executive have been sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel ...

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Ex-owner of Aughinish sues US over sanctions

Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska, who until recently owned the huge Aughinish Alumina smelter in the Shannon Estuary, has sued the US Treasury Department and Treasury ...

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Irish shares gain on hopes for sterling and Brexit chaos to lift

Irish shares tapped into a cautious upswing in stock markets hopeful that a Brexit deal will get done even if Theresa May fails next week to get her withdrawal deal ...

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Irish arm of TNT in the red after global cyber-attack

Pre-tax losses at the Irish arm of logistics firm TNT Express more than doubled to €2.2m last year, after its parent group was hit by “a crippling” ...

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70 firms investing in Ireland due to Brexit

A total of 70 companies have invested in Ireland as a direct result of Brexit, the IDA has said.

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