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Housing market inhibiting competitiveness, council warns

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 05:00
The housing market is currently inhibiting the performance of Ireland's competitiveness, the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) is warning.

90% jump in 'green' loan drawdowns last year

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 05:00
The number of green loans drawn down last year jumped over 90% when compared to 2022, new data shows.

Waterland Ireland invests in Bellew Electrical

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 05:00
Private equity firm, Waterland Ireland, has taken a majority stake in a leading electrical wholesaler based in the north east of the country.

Apple apologises for iPad advertisement after criticism

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 01:41
Apple has apologised after an advertisement for its latest edition iPad prompted criticism for showing an industrial press crushing objects linked to human creativity, infuriating artists.

Electric Ireland to withdraw from NI domestic electricity

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 23:05
Electric Ireland has said it is withdrawing from the Northern Ireland domestic electricity market to concentrate on business customers.

Almost 90% of warehoused debt 'repaid or plans made'

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 19:59
Almost 90% of the €1.65 billion debt which was still warehoused at the start of last month has been repaid or is in the process of being repaid, Revenue has said.

Apple mapping vehicles to appear on Irish roads soon

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 17:17
Apple mapping vehicles are to appear on Irish road over the coming weeks.

Meath student lifts Student Enterprise of the Year award

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 16:59
Finnegan Fabrication's "High Lift" has been announced as the winner of the Student Enterprise of the Year at a ceremony which took place in Mullingar today.

FAI and SIPTU to hold pay talks at WRC

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 16:51
SIPTU members in the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) will attend a meeting with management at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) tomorrow in a bid to resolve a dispute over pay and union recognition.

FSAI 'alarmed' as 21 closure orders issued last month

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 15:43
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has expressed alarm at the high level of closure orders issued last month, during which inspectors found evidence of mouse droppings, as well as heavy rodent or cockroach activity in some premises.

Aer Lingus worker's unfair dismissal claim thrown out

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 15:34
Aer Lingus dismissed a long serving Customer Services Agent after she allegedly called work colleagues "bullies and bitches" in a workplace rant.

Barclays AGM disrupted by activists protesting over Gaza

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 15:04
Barclays' annual shareholder meeting was disrupted by activists protesting against its alleged indirect links to violence in Gaza, with the bank's chair telling security staff to eject them from the event in Glasgow today.

US weekly jobless claims increase more than expected

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 14:18
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased more than expected last week as the labour market steadily eases.

Irish gaming platform Jamango! raises €2.4m

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 14:00
Jamango!, a browser-based game creation platform, has raised €2.4 million to accelerate development ahead of launching globally later this year.

Coach parent Tapestry lowers annual sales forecast

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 13:15
Coach handbag maker Tapestry has today cut its annual sales forecast and missed third-quarter revenue estimates, signaling that demand for its handbags and accessories would remain weak in North America and China.

Bank of England moves closer to first rate cut since 2020

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 12:03
The Bank of England took another step towards lowering interest rates, as a second official backed a cut and Governor Andrew Bailey said he was "optimistic that things are moving in the right direction".

Inflation rate slows to 2.6% in April from 2.9% in March

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 11:40
Inflation in Ireland rose by 2.6% in the 12 months to April, according to latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, down from the rate of 2.9% the previous month.

Irish mortgage rates see third monthly increase in a row

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 11:23
The average interest rate on a new mortgage in Ireland rose for the third month in a row in March to reach the highest level since 2017, new figures from the Central Bank show.

An Post CEO McRedmond to lead Govt's Dublin taskforce

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 11:13
The Government has announced the establishment of a taskforce to make Dublin a more attractive and safe city.

Ryanair donates €2.5m more to SAF research

Thu, 05/09/2024 - 11:03
Ryanair has extended its partnership with Trinity College Dublin to the end of the decade as the airline made a further €2.5md fund the Ryanair Sustainable Aviation Research Centre.