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Kingspan isn't planning active role in Grenfell fire inquiry: CEO


Cavan-based insulation maker Kingspan has no plans to request participation in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, but will engage and respond to any approaches made by the inquiry's investigators, according to Kingspan chief executive Gene…

Death of lawyer and business consultant James Osborne


Former INM chairman and well known lawyer and business consultant James Osborne has died.

Four scams people in rural Ireland are now being targeted with

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Rural people and farmers have been warned to be more wary of callers offering to do work at what seems a very cheap rate.

Fleadh town benefits to the tune of €38m


Businesses in Ennis, Co Clare, are well on their way to enjoying a €38m bonanza from this year's Fleadh as organisers said that numbers are "well up" on last year.

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'Unfair tolls on jeeps driving farmers off motorways'


Commercial jeeps and vans should not be deterred from using the motorway network due to unfair tolls.

Ranchers in parched US Northern Plains welcome hay lottery


Hundreds of livestock ranchers in the drought-stricken U.S. Northern Plains are embracing what organizers say is the first lottery designed to provide some much-needed relief to their operations.


Under siege - the threat to the suckler beef sector from dairy expansion


An independent market for suckler-bred Irish beef could help secure the sector's future, leading suckler experts have said.

Advice: Are land owners liable for damaged caused trees and hedges


Q I am a landowner and have an issue with mature deciduous trees which are located approximately six feet inside a ditch which adjoins a road. The trees are of great value to me as they are located on the boundary of my lands. I would be…

'It's a strict rule' - Why this dairy farmer does not work on a Sunday


Cormac Browne is reasonably happy with the 33c/l which he is currently getting from Glanbia for his milk but he reckons that 40c/l would be a proper price - not that he is expecting to see that number anytime soon.


Jewellers plans new Grafton St premises


Dublin's Grafton Street looks set to swap bankers for bracelets, with a major new jewellery store planned at a landmark location on the shopping thoroughfare.

Ireland is top Eurozone jurisdiction for secretive SPVs


Ireland remains the Eurozone's largest centre for financial special purpose vehicles, data from the European Central Bank (ECB) showed yesterday, placing it far ahead of closest rival Luxembourg.

Kingspan surges 10pc but Europe indices down after Spain attack


Irish insulation maker Kingspan was one of the standout performers in Europe yesterday, with more than €500m added to the company's market capitalisation as its shares soared almost 10pc on the back on better than expected first-half…

Homeowners face hikes of up to 350pc in property tax bills as prices increase


Homeowners face a sharp rise in their property tax bills - in some cases by as much as 350pc - if Central Bank predictions about price rises come to pass.

Facebook to tailor news to keep its users online


Facebook is testing a feature in its News Feed that provides customised links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world's…

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Beyonce and Jay Z pay Irish developer McKillen $90m for LA mansion


Beyonce and husband Jay Z have reportedly closed a $90m deal to buy a mansion in LA’s exclusive Bel Air neighbourhood developed by Dean McKillen, the son of Belfast-born property investor Paddy McKillen.


From salmonella in Maltesers to insecticide in eggs: how the food industry should handle contamination

Businesses, regardless of size, should be responsible for their individual link in the food supply chain, so that product contamination can be recognised and dealt with effectively.


Duo dressing Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in t-shirts launch new ethical accessories range


A small start-up is attempting to change the way consumers think about accessories - and about ethical fashion as a whole.

Bitcoin's exploding value: what's it all about, should I invest - and is it just a bubble?

There's no avoiding talk of bitcoin at the moment, but understanding what it actually is - and how it works - may be a little difficult to grasp.

Revamped cropping programmes can reduce risks


The 2017 harvest is not in the sheds yet, but already thoughts are turning towards harvest 2018.

LinkedIn: having a public profile just got more riskier

LinkedIn must allow a company that specialises in working out when people are planning to leave their jobs, to continue to scrape data from public user profiles on the site.


Rainfall warning in place for five counties as Hurricane Gert approaches


Prepare for a washout weekend as rainfall warnings are in place for five counties and 30 to 40mm of rain is expected.


Trump’s comments should "concern all of us as Americans and free people" - James Murdoch


President Donald Trump decried on Thursday the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy, echoing white nationalists and drawing stinging rebukes from fellow Republicans in a controversy that has inflamed racial…

Australian dairy farmer takes own life amid falling milk prices

An Australian dairy farmer's family has spoken out after the man took his life amid mounting pressures on his dairy farm.


Social enterprise FoodCloud given €30,000 tech donation from Ricoh Ireland

Ricoh Ireland has donated a managed print solution worth €30,000 to social enterprise FoodCloud.


Gallery: Get the latest on the mart trade and pictures and prices from a big weanling sale in Ballymote


The cattle game up until the start of this month has been pretty nip and tuck with factories squeezing prices and farmers playing hardball in return.

Bord na Móna readies site for €20m smokeless coal facility

Bord na Móna will today lunch site preparation works for its new €20m smokeless coal plant at Foynes, Co Limerick.


Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs


"I'm here to send you the regards of the Federal Chancellor. I am entitled to tell you we want you in Germany." This private message from Angela Merkel, delivered by a regional politician to Wall Street bankers last year, is having the…

Warning as bogus inspectors setting up checkpoints targeting farmers

Farmers transporting livestock have been livestock to be vigilant and be certain of identification of anyone asking to inspect their vehicles.

Leo makes the top five in Fortune’s 40 under 40 list

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has taken fifth spot in Fortune’s 40 under 40 most influential young people in the world.


Brazil farmers run out of space as bumper crops pile up


At a warehouse in the heart of Brazil's agriculture sector, farmer Rafael Bilibio watches truck after truck line up to unload corn onto the ground outside the huge storage bins.

Revenue up almost 20pc at Kingspan however trading margin declines slightly

Revenue at Kingspan increased 19pc year-on-year to €1.75bn in the six months to 30 June, according to the company’s half year results.

Opinion: Stabilisers may be needed to steady our suckler market


Last week, I attended an Open Day for a breed of cattle I have only recently heard of, Stabilisers. I came away asking if they could be the saviour of commercial Irish suckler farming?

Kerry Group boss keen to resolve '13th payment' issue


The departing chief executive of Kerry Group Stan McCarthy would "love" to see the stalemate over the 'thirteenth' milk price payment resolved.


Apple to take on Netflix in €1bn TV move

Apple is to go head to head with Netflix and invest €1bn in original programming.