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New Farmers' Charter includes payment commitments

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 14:19
Farmers and the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine have agreed a new Farmers' Charter, which contains commitments on timely payments, managing payment disputes, overpayments and farm inspections.

State funding should replace licence fee, committee says

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 13:14
An Oireachtas commitee has recommended the abolition of the TV licence fee and its replacement with direct Exchequer funding.

Decision on RTÉ funding by end of month - Martin

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 13:14
The Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts Sports and Media is due to publish its report on the long-term funding model for public service media later today.

Lufthansa wins conditional EU nod for €325m ITA deal

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 12:52
Lufthansa has today won EU antitrust approval to buy 41% of Italy's ITA Airways for €325m after ceding routes and slots in a deal that will boost its presence in the lucrative southern European market.

New €35m ash processing plant to boost circular economy

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 12:08
Encyclis and Beauparc have announced a partnership deal to build the country's first processing plant for bottom ash from the waste-to-energy process.

Parents hit by extra costs see back-to-school bills mount

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 12:06
School contributions, digital devices and PE kits can add significant costs when sending children to school, according to a new survey by the CCPC.

200 jobs to go with closure of Drogheda medical tech firm

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 11:38
Around 200 jobs are to be lost after medical technology company BD announced it is to close its plant in Drogheda.

Unemployment rate in June rises to 4.2% from 4% in May

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 11:27
The unemployment rate here rose slightly to 4.2% in June from a near record low of 4% a month earlier, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show today.

Call for later club opening hours amid closure concerns

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 11:23
Campaigners have called for nightclubs to be allowed to stay open later amid concerns that large numbers of nightclubs are in danger of closing.

Dalata Hotel Group opens its first hotel in Liverpool

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 11:19
Dalata Hotel Group has opened its first hotel in Liverpool, with the opening of the new 268 bedroomed 4-star Maldron Hotel Liverpool.

150 new work permits announced for sea fishers

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 11:17
The Government has announced a new quota of 150 employment permits for sea fishers in a bid to address skills shortages in the Irish fishing fleet.

Turkish inflation falls to 71.6% in June

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 09:48
Turkey's annual inflation rate fell to 71.6% in June, the first decrease in several months, official data showed today.

Cairn Homes reaffirms full year outlook

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 08:43
Cairn Homes said today that it closed sales of 894 homes in the first half of this year, which generated revenue of about €365m.

Smurfit Kappa now suspended from Euronext Dublin

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 08:29
Smurfit Kappa confirmed today that its shares listed on Euronext Dublin were suspended from trading from yesterday's close.

EU takes aim at Temu & Shein with proposed import duty

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 08:19
The European Union is drawing up plans to impose customs duties on cheap goods bought from Chinese online retailers including Temu, Shein, and AliExpress, the Financial Times reported today, citing three people briefed on the matter.

Makhlouf sees one more interest rate cut this year

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 08:12
Central Bank Governor Gabriel Makhlouf has said he was comfortable with just one more interest rate cut from the European Central Bank this year as he needed more time to gain confidence inflation was headed to the ECB's 2% goal.

Service sector growth moderates, input costs fall sharply

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 08:06
Growth in the country's service sector moderated slightly in June, bringing jobs growth to a near standstill but a sharp drop in input costs offered welcome relief to firms, a survey showed today.

Vodafone and Virgin Media agree new network sharing deal

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 07:31
Vodafone and Virgin Media O2 have reached a new network sharing agreement in the UK including a plan to shift spectrum which could help Vodafone win regulatory approval for its tie-up with mobile operator Three.

EQT to buy Keywords Studios in £2.2 billion deal

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 07:27
Private equity firm EQT will buy Dublin-based video game services group Keywords Studios in a £2.2 billion deal, both parties said today.

M&S 'not unhappy' with Ocado Retail, says chairman

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 07:12
Retailer Marks & Spencer is "not unhappy" with the current performance of Ocado Retail, its online supermarket joint venture with Ocado Group, M&S chairman Archie Norman has told investors.