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China's exports top forecasts

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 07:18
China's exports grew at their fastest in fifteen months in June, suggesting manufacturers are front-loading orders ahead of tariffs expected from a growing number of trade partners, while imports unexpectedly shrank amid weak domestic demand.

Average price of a resale house outside Dublin up 6.8%

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 06:00
The average price of a resale house across the country, excluding Dublin, has climbed by 6.8% over the last year, leading estate agent DNG has claimed in its latest House Price Gauge report.

SMEs lost €10m through email-related scams last year

Fri, 07/12/2024 - 05:00
Small and medium sized businesses lost almost €10m through email-related scams last year.

Louis Vitton recorded Irish profit of €11m last year

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 18:00
Pre-tax profits at the Irish arm of the world's most valuable luxury brand, Louis Vuitton, increased last year by 14% to €10.96m in a record year for the business.

Denis O'Brien seeks court orders over "false" Meta ads

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 17:39
Businessman Denis O'Brien is seeking High Court orders requiring internet giant Meta to provide him with information about those behind allegedly "false and malicious" advertisements containing his name and image that have been posted on its platforms.

Sales of new electric cars down 25% in first half of year

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 16:46
The number of new electric cars sold in Ireland between January and June was down by a quarter on the same six months of last year.

Dublin Aerospace blames EWSS over-claim on clerical error

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 16:14
The directors of Dublin Aerospace have blamed a 'clerical error' for the company's over-claim of Government Covid-19 Employment Wage Subsidy Supports (EWSS) during the pandemic which has resulted in a €1.7m correction in its accounts.

Central Bank must improve fairness of its vetting regime

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 16:01
The Central Bank needs to improve the transparency and fairness of its vetting regime for key financial services industry roles, a review conducted by a former top supervisor at the European Central Bank has found.

Shortage of HGV drivers exacerbated by visa changes

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 14:30
The shortage in HGV drivers in Ireland will be exacerbated by changes to visa requirements for workers from South Africa which came into effect this week, according to immigration firm Fragomen.

Budget will not risk overheating economy, ministers say

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 14:10
The two Government ministers in charge of the budget have rejected criticism from the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC) over Budget 2025, and said ministers are not risking overheating the economy.

US consumer prices unexpectedly fall in June

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 13:48
U.S. consumer prices unexpectedly fell and the annual increase was the smallest in a year, reinforcing views that the disinflation trend was back on track and drawing the Federal Reserve another step closer to cutting interest rates.

Can cargo bikes fix the last-mile delivery problem in our cities?

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 12:26
Residents in five European cities highly support the introduction of sustainable cargo bike delivery services

Port of Cork Company buoyed by cruise liners

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 11:44
The Port of Cork Company has been buoyed by a 16% increase in the number of cruise ships last year.

Consumer prices rose by 2.2% over the 12 months to June

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 11:27
Prices for consumer goods and services in June 2024 rose by 2.2% on average when compared with June 2023, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office, down from an annual increase of 2.6% on May.

Ireland joins Europe Startup Nations Alliance

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 11:09
Ireland has become a member of the Europe Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA), an organisation established to enhance the European startup ecosystem.

4,850 buyers approved under First Home Scheme

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 11:00
Over 1,900 homes have been bought using the First Home Scheme since its launch in July two years ago.

Britain fast-tracks biggest company listings shake-up

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 10:51
Britain's markets watchdog has paved the way for the biggest shake-up in three decades of rules for companies listing on the London Stock Exchange as it seeks to catch up with New York and the European Union post-Brexit.

Apple to let rivals use tap-and-go payment

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 10:33
Apple will open its tap-and-go mobile payments system to rivals, EU antitrust regulators have confirmed, ending a four-year long investigation that could have resulted in a hefty fine for the iPhone maker.

30% of EV drivers do not use public charing units - AA

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 09:25
Over 30% of EV and Hybrid drivers say they do not use public charging units, according to AA Ireland's most recent customer survey.