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Martin urges to Chinese leader to lift Irish beef ban

2 hours 43 sec ago
The Taoiseach has written to the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang asking for a ban on the importation of Irish beef to China to be lifted "as a matter of urgency".

€79m in wage subsidies repaid to Revenue last year

3 hours 3 min ago
One firm repaid €6 million in Covid-19 wage subsidies to the Revenue Commissioners last year.

ODCE wants Garda powers for white collar crime probes

3 hours 47 min ago
Staff of the planned Corporate Enforcement Agency to tackle white collar crime would be more effective if they had Garda powers to interview suspects, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Enterprise Trade and Employment heard today.

Hauliers, Revenue to meet over post-Brexit trade issues

3 hours 50 min ago
The Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Agriculture and the Irish Road Haulage Association have agreed to meet early next week to try to resolve issues with the transportation of goods between Ireland and the UK.

Irish company ZEUS Scooters raises 2m in funding

5 hours 28 min ago
ZEUS Scooters has announced the completion of a €2m funding package into the company.

High Court grants extension to Norwegian restructuring

6 hours 19 min ago
Norwegian Air's chances of surviving the pandemic were given a boost today when the High Court granted an extension to its protection from creditors following a request from the official overseeing the process.

Asia to dominate Davos as virus-hit West struggles

7 hours 19 min ago
Emerging stronger from the Covid-19 pandemic, Asia is set to dominate this year's virtual World Economic Forum as a virus-battered West struggles and a new US president faces particularly daunting challenges.

Volkswagen's profit falls less than feared

8 hours 41 min ago
Volkswagen has said its 2020 profit almost halved due to the impact of the pandemic, but a rebound in premium car sales in China and stronger deliveries in the fourth quarter helped keep the world's largest carmaker in the black.

Kingspan investor cuts stake over Grenfell concern

9 hours 3 min ago
A long-time Kingspan shareholder has reduced its stake on concerns about the manufacturer's insulation business raised by an inquiry into England's deadliest fire in 75 years.

490 Arcadia jobs in Ireland still under threat

9 hours 11 min ago
490 Irish-based retail jobs in companies including Topshop remain in serious jeopardy after fashion retailer Next withdrew from negotiations to purchase the collapsed Arcadia Group.

Weak December UK retail sales upset sterling

9 hours 52 min ago
Sterling edged lower against the dollar and the euro today as data showed retail sales bounced back weakly in December after shops in England emerged from a four-week November lockdown.

Brexit deal unfair on fishing communities - McConalogue

10 hours 7 min ago
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has described the Brexit agreement as "unfair" on fishing communities.

Government has no plans to expand CRSS criteria

10 hours 23 min ago
The Government says it has no plans to amend the criteria for the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS), despite growing complaints from business groups that firms that need it are being excluded.

Euro zone business activity shrinks on new lockdowns

11 hours 32 min ago
Economic activity in the euro zone shrank markedly in January as lockdown restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic hit the bloc's dominant service industry hard, a survey showed today.

VR Education predicts 38% rise in revenues for 2020

12 hours 20 min ago
Technology firm VR Education Holdings has said revenues for 2020 are expected to be 38% higher on revenues in 2018.

Remy Cointreau's quarterly sales beat forecasts

12 hours 53 min ago
French spirits group Remy Cointreau posted a 25.1% jump in better than expected like-for-like sales in the third quarter and retained its annual outlook, driven by upbeat demand for its premium cognac in the US and China.

Productivity improved with remote working - survey

13 hours 7 min ago
More than half of Irish business leaders say productivity has improved with remote working, a new survey shows, but company cultures may be negatively impacted by the shift towards remote working.

Difficulties with NI protocol 'predicted', says Foster

13 hours 9 min ago
Difficulties with the Northern Ireland Protocol were predicted months ago, Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster said.

Nissan says to source more UK batteries

13 hours 29 min ago
Nissan will source more batteries from Britain to avoid tariffs on electric cars after the UK's trade deal with the EU, which a senior executive told Reuters turned Brexit from a risk into an opportunity for its factory in England.

John Lewis lifts profit guidance after strong Christmas

14 hours 9 min ago
Britain's John Lewis Partnership lifted its annual profit forecast after better than expected trading during the Christmas period.