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Tech workers all over the world are moving to this Irish city for a better life

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An Irish city has emerged as a popular destination for workers in the tech industry looking for better career opportunities.

How Irish households are most at risk in Europe from ECB rate hike

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Irish householders and firms are most at risk of a looming interest rate hike by the European Central Bank compared to any other country in the EU, a leading Government think tank has warned.

Rigid slurry rules to pile further pressure on farmers


Practical difficulties will arise on farms from the stricter rules on slurry spreading for derogation farmers, it has been warned.

Gardai appeal for information on stolen John Deere tractor


Gardai are investigating the theft of a John Deere tractor that was stolen in recent days.

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Comment: In this bitter brawl, it's the Ryanair customers who will be left bruised

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IF ever pilots wanted to send a message, then striking at Christmas is like using a bullhorn.

Alleged farm burglar who vanished for seven years refused bail

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An alleged serial burglar who vanished after being let out of prison for a niece's funeral seven years ago decided to stay with his "devastated" family, the High Court heard this week.


Davis' final plea to Tories as 'Commons revolt' threatens to derail Brexit bill


David Davis has written to MPs in a last-ditch attempt to avert a Tory revolt and potential Commons defeat for the Government's Brexit legislation.

Cattle marts across the country could close due to insurance hikes

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Some of the country's marts are at risk of closure due to rising accident claims and soaring insurance costs.


Watchdog warns Brexit could kill off small firms


Small exporting firms may not survive Brexit - even if tariffs are not introduced - without a "relentless" focus on competitiveness, a watchdog has warned.

EU says UK planes will lose all rights to airspace without deal


British airlines will lose all flying rights to the EU if there is no transition agreement after Brexit, the European Commission has said in a stark reminder of the risks facing the aviation sector if there is no deal.

EU warns of 'furious race against time' to finish negotiations on Brexit

British Brexit Secretary David Davis walked back from comments he made about last week's Brexit deal where he reduced the agreement to a "statement of intent" as opposed to anything binding.

Profits at Port Tunnel firm soar


Boosted by rapidly rising traffic volumes through the Dublin Port Tunnel, the company that manages the tolled route last year enjoyed a 48pc jump in pre-tax profits to €936,000.

Dunnes in €284m North unit dividend


The Dunnes Stores retail empire last year received a £250m (€284m) dividend from its main Northern Ireland-based company.

Debt activist Hall sues over €222m Anglo liquidation fees


Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is being accused in a High Court action of failing to have proper oversight over €222.5m in fees charged by the joint special liquidators of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC).

European gas supplies hit by deadly blaze


An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria's main gas pipeline hub killed one person and injured at least 18 others, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency as flows from the strategic site were cut off.

Holocaust survivor breaks Australian record with retail M&A deal


Australian billionaire Frank Lowy, co-founder of global retail property group Westfield Corp, has said he looks forward to being an investor rather than an executive, nearly six decades after opening a small shopping centre on Sydney's…

Ornua begins hunt for new CEO as Lane to step down


Ornua CEO Kevin Lane is to step down after eight and a half years in the role.

French M&A flurry lifts Europe's markets


Mergers and acquisitions dominated European share trading yesterday, while strength in oil stocks after a pipeline shutdown helped lift a key regional benchmark index to five-week highs.


Property prices jump by more than 12pc in year

Property prices across Ireland have jumped by 12.1pc in the year to October, according to the latest figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Explainer: what does quantitative easing mean for your pocket?

What is quantitative easing? Quantitative easing (QE), a form of monetary stimulus, was introduced in 2015 by the European Central Bank to help kick start the then moribund eurozone economy and boost inflation.

Tuesday, Dec 12

'Women's feet are smaller so they can stand closer to the kitchen sink'

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A number of women have claimed that 'a throw-away' remark by a candidate in the battle for the forthcoming election of an Irish Farmers Association (IFA) regional chairman in the North East is making them see red!

Irish-based Ryanair pilots to strike just five days before Christmas

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Staff Ryanair pilots in Dublin who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) are to strike on December 20.

Fingleton blames the regulator for bank crash


Michael Fingleton, the former managing director of the collapsed Irish Nationwide Building Society, has rejected all allegations of regulatory breaches levelled at him by a Central Bank inquiry, and instead blamed the regulator for the…

Pensions timebomb: Workers will have to pay 5pc of salary in new scheme - OECD

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Workers face paying 5pc of their salary from their 20s onwards to help defuse the pensions timebomb, which has left Irish people with some of the worst entitlements in the developed world.

Monday, Dec 11

€10,000 reward offered for information about stolen cattle

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The IFA is offering a €10,00 reward for information leading to the arrest of people involved in the theft of cattle in Cork recently.

Potential disruption at Ryanair’s Irish operations looms following industrial action ballots

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The prospect of disruption at Ryanair’s Irish operations is looming after disgruntled pilots voted to endorse possible industrial action at the carrier.

British Airways: 50,000 passengers stranded after meltdown at Heathrow


At 9pm on Sunday night, around 300 passengers waiting at Heathrow for British Airways flight 245 to Buenos Aires discovered they would be not be waking up in an Argentinian midsummer. Instead, they faced the prospect of having to sort out…

Sale set to trigger €210m windfall for Eir chiefs


The sale of a stake in Eir could cost the business in excess of €230m in bonuses to bosses and lenders, if so-called 'change of control' (COC) clauses are triggered.

Sunday, Dec 10

€60m plan for retirement village in grounds of five-star Lyrath hotel


Hotelier Xavier McAuliffe is planning to build a €60m retirement village in the grounds of his Lyrath Estate Hotel in Co Kilkenny.

RTE to axe TV news channel as services hit by financial woes

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RTE is planning to close its 24-hour television news channel, RTE News Now, as the organisation seeks ways to cut costs amid continuing financial pressure.

'I might get an honorary PhD in paperwork': Is applying for a grant from the Department worth the hassle?


Compliance, compliance, compliance is the reality of farming in the EU. What annoys me about it the most is that despite all the traceability, Brussels are very quick to import food from all over the world that isn't subjected to the same…

Row erupts over claims that Brexit border concessions were 'meaningless' and 'not binding'

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A row has broken out over claims UK Prime Minister Theresa May's aides told her senior ministers that the key concession used to seal last week's Brexit deal was "meaningless" and "not binding" and only included to get Ireland to approve…

Saturday, Dec 9

Ikea not planning new stores in Ireland as sales hit €167m


Ikea's store in Ballymun is as busy as some of the Swedish group's biggest international stores in places such as Russia and New York, with more than 3.6 million visits paid to the Dublin outlet in the last financial year.

Operating profits jump by 40pc at Druids Glen


Operating profits at the company which operates the five-star Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort last year increased by 40pc to €1.38m.

Solution to appease DUP triggered better outcome for Ireland


Prime Minister Theresa May said it right when she described phase one of the Brexit talks as being about the UK building a "deep and special partnership with the EU" while implementing the "decision of the British public" to leave.

'The lights are going out': Farmer says something must be done to encourage young people to return to mountain farming


The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, should take the "fear out of farming" and lighten up on red tape and regulation from his department, according to young Sligo farmer, Fintan Mullarkey, who says "everywhere you go you meet…