Germany and France push to create European industrial policy

Germany and France have launched a drive to overhaul the European Union's competition rules to facilitate the creation of world-leading companies.

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Court dismisses challenge to Aldi planning permission in Meath

A challenge to planning permission for a new Aldi supermarket in Laytown, Co Meath, has been dismissed by the High Court.

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Aviva to move €10.1bn in assets to Dublin as Brexit looms

The relocation is designed to deal with the consequences of a no-deal hard Brexit.

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Record number of passengers travel through Dublin Airport in January

A record number of passengers travelled through Dublin Aiport last month after what was a bumper year for travel in 2018 at Ireland's busiest airport.

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Tyndall Institute to collaborate with Limerick-based manufacturer Arralis

The Tyndall Institute is to collaborate with Limerick-based tech manufacturer Arralis.

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Merkel suggests rethink of EU competition policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Europe may need to rethink its competition rules if it wants to create companies that can play a significant role on the ...

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From his living room to the boardroom: UCC student persuades top CEOs to attend leadership summit

Chief executives from some of the country’s best-known firms have been lined up by an enterprising 20-year-old UCC student to appear at a business leaders ...

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Number of EU workers in the UK falls while non-EU figure hits record level

There were an estimated 1.29 million employees from countries outside the bloc in the last three months of 2018.

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Volkswagen wins appeal against diesel car owner: German court

A German court has ruled in favour of Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel ...

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Number of people in employment rose by 2.3% in 2018

50,500 people joined the workforce in 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office's (CSO) Labour Force Survey for the year to the fourth quarter.

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Planning permission granted for Echelon's €500m data centre in Co Wicklow

Planning permission has been granted for a new facility by Echelon Data Centres in Arklow, Co Wicklow as part of the firm's €500m investment.

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Honda confirms intention to close UK car factory with 3,500 job losses

The move comes less than six months after bosses pledged support for the plant.

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HSBC profit jumps to €17.5bn – but falls short of expectations

Profits and revenue rose despite a ‘challenging’ fourth quarter.

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Honda urged to rethink UK plant closure with 3,500 jobs under threat

Workers at the Wiltshire factory on Monday reacted angrily to the reported move.

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Reckitt sales boost to shares

Shares in Reckitt Benckiser rose after the consumer goods group posted higher-than-expected sales growth, helped by improvements in both its health and home and ...

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France eyes Brexit tax breaks for data centres

Brexit is a world of opportunity for France, according to its government.‘Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire was peddling France as “Europe’s top ...

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UK may not ban Huawei in full despite spying claims

British security officials do not support a full ban of Huawei from national telecoms networks despite US allegations the Chinese firm and its products could be ...

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Honda workers ‘devastated’ as UK car plant to shut putting 3,500 jobs at risk

The closure, and the loss of more than 3,000 jobs, is expected to be confirmed by the business on Tuesday.

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Sterling little bruised as seven Labour MPs exit party

Sterling was little bruised by the departure of seven UK Labour MPs today despite it potentially making coalition-building in the UK even more uncertain.

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Providence sizing up west coast drilling campaigns

Providence Resources is hoping to start drilling at its highly-rated Avalon prospect, off the west coast, in 2021.

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IHF Cork sees risk of too many hotel rooms

The 1,500 new hotel rooms planned for Cork could be too much for the market to bear, the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has said.

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Amazon aims to cut carbon footprint

Amazon, which ships millions of packages a year to shoppers' doorsteps, has announced plans to make half of all its shipments carbon neutral by 2030.

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British car manufacturing industry faces fresh blow with loss of Honda plant

More than 3,000 jobs are under threat at the Japanese firm’s base in Swindon, Wiltshire.

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Storm clouds on horizon for US economy

Most of the major world economies may have lost considerable momentum over the past year, but the US economy has continued to power ahead.

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Chronic talent shortage in Irish cybersecurity despite world-class potential

There is a growing shortage of cybersecurity workers in Ireland despite the country hosting a large slice of Europe’s data firms, experts have said.

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Majority of flybmi staff laid off after airline’s collapse

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded when the firm stopped trading on Sunday.

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Honda to close UK plant with the loss of 3,500 jobs

The plant is Honda's only factory in the EU.

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Opinion: Blockchain to help agri-food gain access to new markets

Blockchain can help Ireland develop new overseas markets, bringing the Irish farmer and the global consumer closer together by adding globally recognised, verifiable ...

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Airlines express interest in bidding for flybmi’s Derry to Stansted service

Regional and City Airports contracts director Clive Coleman says ‘a number of airlines contacted us saying they were interested’.

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British Airways plane repainted in retro livery at Dublin Airport

The aircraft was stripped of its contemporary design and repainted at Dublin Airport.

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Brexit the biggest cause for concern for SMEs

Brexit remains the biggest worry for small and medium enterprises as business become increasingly concerned about the future.

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Trade war looms as EU-US surplus hits record high

The EU’s trade surplus with the US reached a record level in 2018, increasing the risk that US President Donald Trump’s annoyance could ignite a fresh ...

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Brexit and the effect it will have on our finances

Whether the UK leaves the EU on the March 29, or there is an extension for a short period, the general consensus is they are going to leave and that there will be ...

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Firms urged to ensure supplies continue after Brexit

Business minister Heather Humphreys said it is crucial that firms check their supply chains for vulnerabilities to Brexit impacts.

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Markets look good but doubts over Apple still

Calm market sentiment will see stocks rally a bit

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Asking what the public thinks: CiviQ offers tech-based assistance

CiviQ offers tech-based assistance to groups engaged in public consultation processes, writes Trish Dromey

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The Monday Interview: The delicate art of making it happen

Ireland’s largest annual conference for project managers takes place in Cork this month. Pádraig Hoare speaks with the project manager who will oversee ...

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Brexit blamed for collapse of Flybmi airline

Brexit has been blamed for the collapse of a British airline, which has seen flights cancelled for hundreds of shocked passengers.

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Loganair to take over flybmi routes from Aberdeen

The regional airline will step in and run flights to Bristol, Oslo and Esbjeg from March 4.

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Bacardi stockpiling drinks ahead of Brexit

The drinks giant said it is taking ‘responsible and sensible’ action to secure supplies ahead of Brexit.

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Comment: New York dodged a bullet as Amazon cancels expensive HQ plan for city

Amazon’s decision to ditch its plans for a New York headquarters doesn’t augur well for governments and corporations intent on using taxpayer money to ...

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UK to launch new review of auditors

An independent review is to look at whether accountants in Britain should check for fraud when auditing company finances so they could potentially spot problems ...

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Goods exports to Britain fall as imports rise in 2018

The trade deficit in goods between the Republic and Britain widened last year, reflecting the competitive fall in the value of sterling against the euro, new figures ...

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Sterling traders mull effects of May’s latest defeat

The pound edged higher yesterday as strong British retail sales lifted sentiment, though investors were considering the consequences of a Brexit vote defeat in parliament ...

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Pepsi lift on €7bn plan

Shares in PepsiCo rose to the highest in two months as investors brushed off a lower profit forecast, instead focusing on sales growth in snacks and North American ...

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Ulster Bank aims to cut soured loans by further sale

Ulster Bank plans to reduce by a significant amount its elevated level of non-performing mortgages through another loans sale this year.

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Major shortage of tradespeople delaying company projects

A major shortage of construction workers is being made worse by a “myriad of problems” in the apprenticeship system, the president of Cork Institute ...

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Shannon Estuary gas terminal project referred to Europe by High Court

The High Court has referred to Europe a number of questions relating to a five-year extension of planning permission for a liquid gas terminal on the Shannon Estuary. ...

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Trade talks with China 'made headway', says US envoy

US-Chinese talks on a war of wills over Beijing's technology ambitions have "made headway" on important issues, the chief American envoy said, but he gave no indication ...

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HSE settles action against Hickey group of pharmacies

A dispute in which the HSE claimed a leading pharmacy group owed it more than €5m over alleged non-compliance with phased dispensing rules has settled at the ...

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