Increase in shadow banking activities seen as potential threat to Irish economy

Ireland is one of the largest centres for so-called shadow banking activity in the world, which could threaten the country's economic stability and traditional banking ...

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Company behind space suit worn for moon landings creates 70 new jobs in Cork

A new manufacturing facility in Cork has created 70 new jobs, with 30 of these roles already filled in recent months.

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Dealz brings High Court challenge over decision stopping retailer from operating near Liffey Valley

Discount retail chain Dealz has brought a High Court challenge to a decision which prevents it from continuing to operate from a retail park near the Liffey Valley ...

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Global markets make gains amid Huawei 90-day grace period

The founder of Huawei also expressed confidence that Washington’s curbs on sales to the Chinese tech giant will have little impact on the company.

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Why it’s such big news that Holland & Barrett is banning wet wipes

Holland & Barrett has pledged to remove wet wipes from its UK and Ireland stores by September 2019.

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Kerry Airport sees growth in passenger numbers

Passenger numbers at Kerry Airport grew by 9 per cent in 2018, according to the airport’s annual report and accounts released today.

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Jamie’s Italian calls in administrators

It follows a sale process for a stake in the restaurant business.

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Trump’s China trade war risks hurting global economy, warns think tank

The OECD cautioned that as much as 0.7% could be knocked off global growth by 2021-22 if the row escalates.

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CSO figures show record level of employment as rate increases by 3.7%

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office show Ireland's employment rate has increased by 3.7%.

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OECD: Rising property prices and 'disorderly Brexit' could push Ireland into recession

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned a disorderly Brexit “could plunge the Irish economy into a recession” and ...

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Holiday booking fraud sees €12m lost in last year

Over 180,000 adults in Ireland have at least once been a victim of holiday booking fraud, new figures show.

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US commerce chiefs grant Huawei 90-day grace period

The move comes a day after Google said it would comply with US government restrictions aimed at punishing the Chinese firm.

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250 financial service jobs for the southeast

It is due to the Carne Group almost doubling its current workforce.

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Huawei ban sends chipmaking shares plummeting

A bad month is getting worse for US and European semiconductor stocks.

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Greenpeace activists: ‘BP must clean up or clear out’

Greenpeace activists blocked the entrance to BP’s London HQ yesterday, demanding one of the world’s biggest energy companies ends all new oil and gas ...

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Thomas Cook bonds fall to lows amid debt fears

Thomas Cook’s bonds tumbled to record lows after reports that questioned the company’s ability to return to profit and avoid being crushed under a pile ...

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Sterling steadies after huge Brexit losses, shares hit by global trade turmoil

Sterling steadied after initially posting further large losses on UK political fears but shares in Europe and the US were hit as the fallout of the US-China trade ...

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Co Down port clinches €11m gas storage deal to secure supply of CO2 to pubs across Ireland

The plan has taken a major step forward after it signed an agreement with Nippon Gasses to provide CO2 for a facility with the capacity to store 2,500 tonnes of ...

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Cybercrime will be worth €5 trillion in two years, security body claims

The new national cybersecurity body that will be led out of Cork has been launched with a warning that cybercrime is expected to be worth almost €5 trillion ...

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Ryanair shares dive as profits hit 4-year low

Ryanair shares tumbled nearly 5% after the airline reported its weakest annual profit in four years and said its earnings may suffer for the next couple of years ...

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Kildare approval of €3.5bn Intel extension plan is likely to be appealed

Kildare Co Council gave the green light to plans by Intel for its latest $4bn (€3.5bn) extension to the manufacturing plant, known as Fab, in Leixlip — ...

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OECD assesses Ireland for 'sustainable' goals

Ireland is reaching targets in relation to available water, economic productivity and carbon emissions coming up to 2030 but falls down when it comes to areas like ...

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Jaguar Land Rover slumps to €4.1bn loss as Chinese sales slide

Jaguar Land Rover crashed to a €4.1 billion annual loss as it was weighed down by a slump in Chinese sales.

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Ford announces thousands of white collar job losses

The car giant will complete the restructuring by August.

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Profits at Pat Kenny media firm jump to €1.52m

Accumulated profits at Pat Kenny’s media firm topped the €1.52 million mark last year as his company enjoyed another strong year.

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Huawei accuses US of ‘cynically timed’ Google ban

Huawei executive Jeremy Thompson told BBC Radio 4 the dispute was linked to the on-going trade war between the US and China.

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US toy shop FAO Schwarz to open in Dublin

US toy shop FAO Schwarz is to open a flagship store in Dublin.

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What does Android block mean for Huawei users?

Google services will no longer be available on the Chinese company’s devices.

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Phil Hogan: Kilkenny hub to emphasise Ireland's global leadership in agri technology

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said that a new digital innovation hub in Kilkenny City can drive the digital transformation of Europe's agri-food sector ...

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Swine fever outbreak in China prompts pork price hikes

Beijing has destroyed herds and blocked shipments in a bid to get to grips with the outbreak.

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INM shareholders to consider proposed Mediahuis takeover at special meeting next month

The High Court has made directions for the convening next month of a meeting of Independent News & Media shareholders to consider the proposed €145.6 million ...

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Creches struggling to retain staff amid shortage of places

There are calls for an investment scheme to attract and retain staff in creches around the country.

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Fáilte Ireland secures international conferences worth €67m

Fáilte Ireland has confirmed today that 162 international conferences worth €67 million have been secured for Ireland so far this year.

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ECB: Pricing policy on ‘right course’

Inflation in the eurozone is not at the level the ECB wants it to be, one of the central bank’s policymakers Klaas Knot has said.

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Opec holds off on oil output decision

Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid al-Falih has recommended “gently” driving oil inventories down at a time of plentiful global supplies, saying ...

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Difficult to count the true cost of a trade war

There is an African proverb that says that when elephants fight, the grass is hit the hardest.

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Ryanair says profits down more than a quarter

The company has delayed delivery of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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Why mortgage rates are lower in UK

UK retail banking customers enjoy the benefits of a highly competitive market which has seen aggressive pressures on mortgage pricing, personal loan pricing, and ...

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Google ‘blocks Huawei from using apps on phones’

The Verge has reported that Google has cut off Huawei’s licence.

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Fast food heiress opts for herbal teas over taco kebabs

Despite the relentless rise of Ireland’s coffee culture, we are still the second-largest consumers of tea in the world.

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The Monday Interview: Winds of change blowing into Cork

With 900 people from 38 countries coming to Cork next month for a major international wind energy science conference, it is time to focus on the incredible renewable ...

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Solo run for Cork energy firm

A Cork company is bringing energy solutions to the Orkney Islands, writes Trish Dromey.

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Auction politics back with a vengeance

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe professes to be very proud of his rainy day fund and it is surely good that our Government has a sinking fund from which resources ...

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Investment fund with stake in country's toll roads may buy into Ringsend incinerator

A Dutch investment fund with shares in toll roads across the country is set to take a stake in the Ringsend incinerator in Dublin.

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Irishman's business falls victim to hackers after visit from Hollywood actor

An Irishman who was instrumental in bringing Hollywood actor George Clooney to Ireland for the first time claims his business has been the target of hackers since ...

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World Whiskey Day: Why more women should become Master Blenders, according to this Irish expert

Alex Thomas of The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey tells Sam Wylie-Harris how women can get a foot in the door of this male dominated industry.

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Kingspan chairman makes €44.5m from share sale

Kingspan founder and chairman Eugene Murtagh has made €44.5m from selling a tranche of his shares in the company.

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Shareholders back ICG board and pay levels

Shareholders in Irish Ferries-owner Irish Continental Group (ICG) have unanimously backed under-fire chairman John B. McGuckian and supported the group's executive ...

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CIT and UCC students win leadership prize at top US tech firm

Two students from Cork will travel to the US after winning an intensive executive mentorship programme with the leadership of tech firm Park Place Technologies.

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Tourism may be hampered by Brexit and VAT increases

Growth in 2019 could be half of official estimates as the effects of the recent VAT hike and the possibility of a hard Brexit may cost Irish tourism close to €1 ...

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