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ASAI upholds complaint against An Post over delivery time

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 17:13
Complaints against An Post and Free Now are among those to have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland.

OpenAI says New York Times 'hacked' ChatGPT

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 16:29
OpenAI has asked a federal judge to dismiss parts of the New York Times copyright lawsuit against it, arguing that the newspaper "hacked" its chatbot ChatGPT and other artificial-intelligence systems to generate misleading evidence for the case.

Sony to lay off 900 PlayStation employees

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 15:59
Japan's Sony is cutting about 900 jobs at its PlayStation unit and shutting a studio in London, it said today as the video game industry struggles to recover from a post-pandemic slump.

IWG adds 4 new Irish locations amid hybrid working demand

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 15:14
International Workplace Group (IWG) is opening four new flexible workspaces in Blanchardstown and Blackrock in Dublin, Clonmel in Co Tipperary and in Limerick as the demand for hybrid working rapidly accelerates in Ireland.

Microsoft's deal with Mistral AI faces EU scrutiny

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 14:37
Microsoft's deal with French tech startup Mistral AI has provoked outcry in the European Union, with politicians demanding an investigation into what they see as a concentration of power by the tech giant.

Maersk warns Red Sea disruptions could last until H2

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 14:31
Maersk has today warned of disruptions to container shipping via the Red Sea dragging into the second half of the year and of heavy congestion and delays for US-bound goods.

Currys rejects higher bid from US suitor - source

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 14:23
Currys has rejected an improved £750m bid from US suitor activist investor Elliot Advisors, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, fuelling hopes of a takeover battle for the electricals group.

Brendan Ogle accuses Unite trade union of discrimination

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 14:08
Brendan Ogle, a senior official with the Unite trade union, has accused his employer of discriminating against him due to his cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Bord Bia announces international trade programme for 2024

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 13:43
Bord Bia has announced its international trade programme of activity for this year, including trade missions and trade shows across China, Europe, Japan, the US, and South East Asia.

Oil steady as investors weigh up Gaza ceasefire signals

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 13:07
Oil prices were largely stable today, as investors weighed up signals of a Gaza ceasefire against the reality on the ground in the Middle East.

Macy's forecasts annual sales below estimates

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 13:02
Macy's forecast annual sales below market expectation on weak demand for its apparel and shoes and said it would close 150 stores up to 2026 in a new turnaround plan.

Teacher felt penalised after signing grievance, WRC told

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 12:41
A teacher at a Dublin secondary school has claimed at the Workplace Relations Commission that she was unfairly penalised by the school principal to punish her for signing a collective grievance, which raised staff concerns about student discipline problems and other matters.

Smartphone makers charge ahead to make better batteries

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 12:10
Facing consumers who are fed up with having to plug in their phones all the time, device makers are racing to develop more potent batteries that can charge faster and last longer.

Robot dogs and flying cars - mobile gadget highlights

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 11:51
Tech companies are showcasing countless connected gadgets at the world's biggest wireless telecom fair, the four-day Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which wraps up on Thursday.

Average weekly earnings up 2.1% in fourth quarter of 2023

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 11:30
New preliminary estimates from the Central Statistics Office show that average weekly earnings stood at €921.81 in the fourth quarter of 2023, up 2.1% compared with €902.56 in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Marks & Spencer to raise UK store workers' pay by 10%

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 11:10
UK clothing and food retailer Marks & Spencer said today it would give around 40,000 store workers a 10.1% pay increase from April 1, a move that reflects the rise in the UK government-mandated minimum wage.

ALDI to open new Co Longford supermarket next year

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 10:32
ALDI Ireland today confirmed it is opening a new €6.8m store in Granard in Co Longford next year.

March German consumer sentiment stabilises at low level

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 09:47
German consumer sentiment is expected to stabilise at a low level in March as households are confronted with great uncertainty due to constantly rising prices and a weaker outlook for Europe's largest economy, a survey showed today.

Ireland seeks out Middle East sovereign wealth funds

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 09:18
Ireland hopes to tap sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East to invest in infrastructure projects as the government seeks to keep pace with its fast growing population.

Mainstay Medical raises $125m in new funding round

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 08:25
Dublin-headquartered medical device company Mainstay Medical has raised $125m through an equity financing round.