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Dispute over former IFA Chief's €2m exit package settled

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The former General Secretary of the IFA Pat Smith has settled his legal actions against IFA today, outside the High Court.

WATCH: A digital lake, bespoke pizzas and their very own coffee blend - peek inside Microsoft's new Dublin digs

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A welcoming harbour area, a digital lake and a mountain staircase are the key design features that visitors encounter as they walk through the doors of Microsoft's new €134m campus.

Thousands of homeowners 'paid nothing on loan for years'

Thousands of homeowners whose mortgages are being sold are refusing to engage with Permanent TSB, the bank has claimed.

Worst of Brexit to be postponed for two years in major climbdown by May

The worst impact of Brexit will be postponed for at least two years after a major climbdown by UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Draft text of Brexit withdrawal agreement to be published 'within two weeks' - Varadkar

A DRAFT text of the withdrawal agreement between the UK and EU will be published within the next two weeks, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.


KBC tracker customers 'now on correct interest rate' - bank confirms

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KBC Bank has confirmed that all of its customers which were affected by the tracker mortgage scandal are now on the correct interest rate.


ABP signs first Irish deal to sell beef in China


Larry Goodman's ABP has secured the first contract to supply Irish beef to China, ahead of the widely-anticipated opening up of the huge Asian market.

Bank of Ireland confirms chairman Kane's departure


Bank of Ireland has announced that Archie Kane will stand down as chairman later this year.

Richard Curran: Ireland still has a lot of battles to fight before winning the global war for talent


The so-called global war for talent has become a kind of buzz word on the international conference circuit. It is also big with management consultants and academics. It basically means that lots of countries are competing against each…

Brendan Keenan: Is a 'Goldilocks' economy - one that's just right - a fairytale?


How's poor old Ireland, and how does she stand? asks Napper Tandy in the old song. Well, not so poor any more, Napper, but the second part of your question is a bit tricky.

Merc received Korn approach as headhunters battle for business


Ireland's Merc Partners, a leading recruitment company, is understood to have been the subject of takeover interest from Korn Ferry, a global headhunter and human resources giant, as international executive-search firms increasingly jostle…

Drinks body warns of Brexit threat to EU protection for Irish whiskey status


European Union protections for Irish spirits producers will be thrown into doubt after Brexit, industry group the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) has warned.

Fees from Spencer Dock receivership total €15.5m


The costs of the receivership for Treasury Holdings' main Spencer Dock firm now total over €15.5m.

Investment firm Appian ditches bonds as inflation fears heightened


Boutique investment firm Appian Asset Management has cut its exposure to bonds amid fears the assets are over-valued.

Green Reit chief: Dublin office market at 'full tilt'


Green Reit CEO Pat Gunne has moved to downplay concerns expressed by businessman Denis O'Brien that the Dublin office market is in the grip of a bubble, but has cautioned that a combination of rising interest rates and inflation is set to…

UK wages rise as number of Eastern European workers falls ahead of Brexit


UK pay is picking up after employment among citizens of the eastern European countries that joined the European Union more than a decade ago fell for the first time since 2009.

Vectra promises 100 R&D jobs in Dublin as ISIF invests €10m


Up to 100 new jobs have been promised for Ireland by US cybersecurity software firm Vectra after it received a €10m equity injection from the State-owned Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).

Glanbia books €38m tax gain on Trump rate cut


Glanbia has booked a €38.7m exceptional tax credit due to US President Donald Trump's decision to slash the US corporate tax rate from 35pc to 21pc.

San Leon's Nigeria oil production hit by downtime and pipeline losses


AIM-listed oil and gas firm San Leon, headed by Irish CEO Oisin Fanning, has said production levels at its onshore Nigeria concession OML18 were hit last year by a scarcity of investment capital, downtime and pipeline losses.

Savers left with 'poorer' options as RaboDirect set to close

Savers have been dealt a new blow after savings bank RaboDirect confirmed it was closing down.

Wednesday, Feb 21

WATCH: Terrifying moment hunt saboteurs have their car windows smashed by furious hunters

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A video of the shocking moment hunt saboteurs were forced to flee after hunters smashed their windows has been published online.

RaboDirect Ireland to close as parent group plans to 'simplify business model and reduce costs'

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Online savings bank RaboDirect Ireland will be closing in May following a decision by its parent group to restructure its business model.

'Is it a sick joke?' - Master of High Court criticises Taoiseach's advice to those facing repossession

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Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan, has described advice given by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to those wanting to get a mortgage-to-rent solution as a "sick joke".

Permanent TSB presses on with vultures sale despite pledge from Taoiseach to help families

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Permanent TSB is ploughing ahead with a €3.8bn sale of impaired home loans despite a pledge by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to strengthen protection measures for mortgage holders.

Tuesday, Feb 20

Can my ex-partner make a claim for maintenance on our family farm even though I don't own it?

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I am a young trained farmer, having taken over the reins of the family farm four years ago from my parents.

Britain does not want to undermine the EU after Brexit - Davis

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Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday Britain and the European Union could reach a deal to access each others' markets and promised his government would not use Brexit to cut regulation, despite past threats to do so.

Dublin beats San Francisco for talent, but Ireland lags


Dublin has been ranked seventh out of 90 cities for its ability to attract, develop, and retain talent, according to the World Economic Forum. But the data highlights a significant gulf between the capital and the rest of the country.

Central bank chief should step down - Latvian PM


The head of Latvia's central bank, who's also a member of the board of the European Central Bank responsible for monetary policy and financial regulation in Ireland, is under pressure to stand down after he was detained by an anti…

Monday, Feb 19

Meet the alpaca farmer - whose hobby led him to owning the largest alpaca herd in Ireland

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It’s a sector in its infancy in Ireland but alpaca farmer Paul MacDonnell believes it’s one that offers real potential for Irish smallholders.

Government withdraws Professor Philip Lane from ECB job contest


The Irish government has withdrawn Philip Lane from the contest to name a new vice president of the European Central Bank.

The office of the future has arrived


It's office space, but not as most of us know it. Not yet anyway.

'In five or six years, there will be no businesses left, we're all in trouble' - the Irish town worrying for the future

Tuam has seen its share of bad news and closures. The Co Galway town saw the railway close down in the 1970s, the loss of the sugar factory in the 1980s, the hospital closed in the 1990s, and it was left reeling by the recession in the…

Sunday, Feb 18

Scrolling for a new job online? Here's five ways you can stand out to recruiters


With the jobs market becoming more competitive and wages rising, many people will be wondering how the can stand out more with recruiters.

'His death wasn't necessary' says sister of young farmer who died on way to hospital

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The sister of a farmer who died in an ambulance while en route to hospital from Waterford to Cork last year, was among the 2,000 people who took part in a march campaigning for 24/7 cardiac services for the south east last weekend.

'There's a very real hole in my life right now' - confessions of a 44-year old Snapchat addict


This is a cold, hard admission to make and paints me as an anti-social, under-stimulated screen addict, but sure look, - as Claire Fullam would say, - you can't win at everything.

The ultimate place to work? Office becomes first in Ireland to get the gold medal for workspace wellbeing

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Huddle spaces, focus rooms and air quality sensors - this is what the ultimate workspace needs to achieve the gold standard of wellbeing in the office.