Sainbury’s starts selling edible insects

BBQ flavoured roasted crickets are going to be on shelves in 250 of the company’s stores.

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Johnston Press boss reassures staff as they ‘prepare for restructure’

The publisher has more than 200 titles.

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Shortage of homes could save UK from market crash

Anyone fearing a Brexit- induced house-market crash in the UK would do well to remember one simple fact: The country isn’t even close to keeping up with demand ...

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Building leads jobs rebound as employment in construction surges 80%

Employment in construction has surged 80% and in food service and hotels 43% since the depth of the crisis in early 2012, according to official figures which show ...

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Irish pilots union awaits crash report

A union representing Irish pilots says it would wait for a preliminary report into last month’s fatal Indonesian air crash that has raised questions about ...

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ECB president Mario Draghi sees ‘no reason’ for eurozone to stop growing

The ECB still plans to dial back stimulus at the end of the year, but inflation may rise more slowly than earlier expected, ECB president Mario Draghi has said.

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Brexit Deal Chaos: North business in show of unity to back May’s deal

Business groups in the North and the Republic have combined in an unprecedented show of support for the Brexit deal following a week of political chaos in Westminster ...

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Bank union opposes branch closures

The head of the Financial Services Union (FSU) said it will oppose any further branch closures across Ireland as a survey by leading consumer affairs publication ...

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Trump’s Doonbeg eyes profit as revenues rise

Operating losses at the Doonbeg golf resort in west Clare, owned by US President Donald Trump, almost halved to €330,030 last year, as revenues rose.

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Apartments and hotel development announced for Dublin

A hotel group has announced plans to build apartments alongside a new complex in Dublin 4.

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Varadkar launches programme preparing students for the digital workplace

A new pilot programme has been launched to boost students' opportunities for getting a job in the digital economy.

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Ex-Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher loses appeal over judge's order

Former Chicago Spire developer Garrett Kelleher has lost his appeal over a judge's refusal to order Nama to comply with an order for discovery of documents for his ...

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Employee focus on ethical issues keeps companies on the righteous path

This year, a further seven companies were recertified to the standard: Boots Retail, CRH, Deloitte, ESB, Gas Networks Ireland, Intel and KBC Bank Ireland.

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Improvement of construction sector sees increased turnover of €465m for BAM Ireland

BAM Ireland, one of the country’s largest construction businesses, had a year of strong revenue growth in 2017 with a turnover of €465m (an increase of ...

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Pound steadies after biggest sell-off since 2016

Sterling rose against the US dollar and euro, but FTSE 100 financial stocks remained under pressure.

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Research shows how many coffee capsules will go to landfill this year

British research suggests around two-fifths of people simply throw them in the bin.

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KBC in no rush to sell further €2.6bn loans

KBC Ireland is in no rush to sell more of its soured mortgage loan book when it completes the existing disposal, its chief executive Wim Verbraeken has said.

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Pound plunges, shares slide amid UK chaos

The pound plunged and Irish and British shares exposed to the UK slid as chaos swirled around the British government’s Brexit plans.

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Eir plans 200 jobs in Cork city’s northside

Eir has said it will locate 200 new staff in the heart of the northside of Cork city as part of bringing customer service back in-house.

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Minister defends insurance reform in fiery hearing

The minister of state in charge of insurance reform has traded angry exchanges with TDs and senators who accused him of treading softly with the industry on recommendations ...

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Tullow Oil cash forecast ups chances of dividend

Prospects of a resumption of dividend payments by Tullow Oil have increased with the Irish-founded exploration company forecasting free cash flow, for this year, ...

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Brexit is not the only challenge facing the EU

With just over four months to go to March 29 and the likely exit of the UK from the EU, there was always a chance and a hope that from a situation of crisis, wiser ...

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Court orders developer to provide €400,000 security for costs in Burlington Plaza dispute

A development company has been ordered to provide €400,000 security for legal costs should it lose a High Court action over the sale of a 25% interest in the ...

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Conor McGregor whiskey company sells all stock in one month

A whiskey product owned by Conor McGregor has sold out in just one month, with plans in place to restock in time for Christmas.

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Stansted’s expansion bid approved by council

Some 26 million people travelled through the Essex airport last year.

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UK regulators ‘hold call with banks’ as pound and stocks tumble

Lenders reportedly asked for feedback on market conditions as sterling falls 1.5% against the US dollar and euro.

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Shock resignations in UK Cabinet spark pound sell-off

Sterling fell sharply against most major currencies, dropping 1.5% to 1.28 US dollars and 1.4% to 1.13 euro.

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Rebuilding semi-detached home soars to €227,440

The costs of rebuilding a home after a fire or a major flood — yardsticks used by insurance firms — is at least €227,440 in some areas, up 5.5% ...

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Pfizer patent blow after UK ruling on €4.4bn pain drug

Pfizer has lost the final round in a long-running patent battle in the UK after the country’s highest court ruled against it in a case involving its €4.4bn-a-year ...

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Paddywagon tour company sees profits jump 6%

Independent bus tour firm, Paddywagon last year enjoyed another bumper year as pre-tax profits increased by 6% to €1.2m.

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Ryanair waiting in wings as Flybe expected to be carved up

Ryanair has been named as a possible significant beneficiary — though an unlikely outright buyer — from an expected sale of British regional airline ...

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Dell EMC chief: No fear over Irish projects

US investment into Ireland remains buoyant and there is little to threaten the business ties between the two countries in the future, one of Dell EMC’s most ...

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Irish Spar owner ‘positively cautious’

The South African Spar retailing group says it is positively cautious about the effects of Brexit for its retailing interests in Ireland and the southwest of England. ...

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Farmers welcome early roll-out of GLAS payments

Farmer groups have welcomed the timely roll-out of GLAS scheme payments to 33,000 participants, adding that it is essential that the remaining 16,000 farmers are ...

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Former trader behind UK’s biggest banking fraud deported to Ghana

Kweku Adoboli was placed on a Kenyan Airways flight on Wednesday, friends said.

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Film producers deny claims they allegedly diverted €40-€50m from company

A German film company has claimed that two well known Irish film producers allegedly diverted between €40m and €50m funds out of a film production company ...

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Peat extraction firm says orders sought by EPA will close its business

A peat extraction company has told the High Court its business faces closure if the Environmental Protection Agency gets injunctions aimed at halting the firm's ...

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IMF warns of 8% GDP fall if UK does not agree Brexit deal

Managing director Christine Lagarde said a no-deal scenario would have a ‘very large cost’.

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Businessman given no further time to sell Meath properties, court rules

A businessman "afforded extraordinary latitude" to sell property to pay off a €1.8m debt to a bank has been refused any more time to organise a sale by the ...

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An Post launch 'In-Flight' delivery options ahead of busy Christmas period

Black Friday is set to kick-off the busy festive period for online shopping and parcel delivery with An Post preparing for its busiest Christmas ever.

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Trade organisation welcomes news of breakthrough on Withdrawal Agreement

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has welcomed news of the progress made in Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK.

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GLS Ireland opens new Cork depot

Parcel service provider GLS Ireland has begun operations at a new depot based in Cork.

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90% of Irish people worried about cost of home heating this winter

Nine out of 10 Irish people are worried about the cost of heating their home this winter.

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43 leading Irish companies agree to reduce carbon emissions before 2030

Some of Ireland's leading companies have agreed to significantly cut their carbon emissions between now and 2030.

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Flybe puts itself up for sale amid tough airline conditions

The group is in talks with a number of ‘strategic operators’ about a potential sale.

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Brexit boost for Ireland could be shortlived

A surge in sterling as EU and UK negotiators reached a breakthrough in the Brexit talks could be shortlived, analysts have warned, as many political obstacles to ...

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Mortgage arrears code passes review

The Government said that for the time being there is no need to revise the code of conduct that governs the behaviour of mortgage lenders to their distressed customers ...

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Bausch & Lomb in Irish jobs boost

Eyecare manufacturer Bausch and Lomb is to create 100 jobs at its plant in Waterford City, bringing the number of people employed there to almost 1,500.

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Apple suppliers will need a plan B if iPhone sales peak

In a world where iPhone demand is on the wane, Apple has a plan B. As customers wait longer between upgrades and the smartphone market saturates, Apple can fall ...

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Call to reform work permits to end low-pay ‘indentured servitude’

The work permits system is in need of reform as it creates “indentured servitude” by tying some non-EU workers to their employees.

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