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Wage increases are 'unsustainable' for salon owners as they battle soaring costs

4 hours 59 min ago
One disappointment for many in the services industry was Government’s decision not to keep the Vat rate at 9%, which will return to its pre-pandemic rate of 13.5% in Spring 2023

Budget bakes in billions of euro in reserve should energy crisis deepen

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 21:17
Minister Donohoe also detailed the huge increase in tax revenues filling the exchequer coffers this year

The Stuffed Olive seeks support for soaring energy costs

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 20:33
“Even since I was shopping around in June it’s gone crazy again,” said cafe owner Sarah O'Shea.

Irish Independent owner to shut Newry printing press

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 18:59
Mediahuis to move the printing of its titles to the Irish Times Group's facility in Citywest in Dublin

Businesses to receive support for soaring energy bills

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 14:20
Businesses will be able to claim for a portion of increased energy bills above 50% of what they were last year

Cork founders of hemp clothing brand Firkail say retailers can't afford physical shops anymore 

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 13:05
Sisters Aoife and Orla Lynch created a modern retail brand which they believe will survive current economic risks

Revenues at Irish unit of Stripe climb 66% to reach $2.25bn in 2021

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 13:02
Pre-tax losses at the Stripe unit fell from $135.5m to $22.12m

1More's Sonoflow packs a lot of tech and battery life into their affordable hi-res audio headphones

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 11:53
One of the most impressive features of the Sonoflow is the battery life which 1More claims is up to 70 hours with ANC off.

Over 230 grain ships have sailed from Ukraine since UN deal 

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 11:29
Ukraine said nine ships with 345,300 tonnes of agricultural products had left Black Sea ports on Tuesday

Solar panels pile up in warehouses across Europe

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 11:09
Lack of engineers to install solar panels amid soaring demand from households and businesses

British banks pull mortgage deals amid pound turmoil

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 10:49
Not everyone is pulling mortgage products, including some of the UK's biggest lenders. 

Origin's revenues jump delivering record earnings per share

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 09:01
Strong performance across the Group’s seed and crop protection portfolios were offset by reduced fertiliser demand

Only 4% of North American car production is electric

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 08:44
North American factories made 7.4 million cars and trucks in the first half of this year, but only 323,000 of them were battery-powered, according to ...

Pipeline pressure adds to nervousness over winter gas

Tue, 09/27/2022 - 08:44
European wholesale gas advanced after four days of losses as issues reported at the shuttered Nord Stream pipeline added to uncertainty over future ...

Sterling hits historic low to drive expectations for large UK interest rate hikes

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 18:10
Bank of America said British economic policy was 'toxic' and helping drive sterling into a crisis

Gas demand increased during sunny August 

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 17:59
The good weather in August meant there was not a lot of wind energy available in Ireland

Irish tourism and small exporters face into sterling storm

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 17:11
Irish experts fear that the fright taken by financial markets reflects fears that the British economy is heading toward a prolonged recession

Oliver Mangan: The view now is that rates will have to remain high over the medium term

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 15:52
Expectations for policy easing during 2023 have largely evaporated everywhere, with eurozone rates expected to be about 2.75% in three years’ time

EasyJet to scrap carbon offsetting for investments in cutting emissions           

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 15:24
Airline to target 78% drop in emissions by 2050 via investments in efficient aircraft, sustainable aviation fuel, and operating improvements

OECD sees eurozone growth slowing sharply next year

Mon, 09/26/2022 - 15:17
Eurozone economic growth projected to slow from 3.1% this year to only 0.3% in 2023, which implies bloc will spend at least part of the year in a recession