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McKillen Jr leading race to buy Clerys for more than €60m


Developer and Press Up Entertainment chief Paddy McKillen Jr is in negotiations to acquire the Clerys premises on O'Connell Street from businesswoman Deirdre Foley's Natrium consortium for a figure of over €60m, the Sunday Independent can…

Ireland will have 'hardest border in Europe' if UK doesn't reach Brexit deal, ally of Merkel warns

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IRELAND will be forced into living with the “hardest border in Europe” if the UK crashes out without a Brexit deal, a key ally of Angela Merkel has starkly warned.

Beats Medical expands with launch of app for children with dyspraxia


Dublin-based med tech firm Beats Medical is set to launch a new innovative app for children with dyspraxia.

Plans lodged for almost 800 homes in west Dublin


The new west Dublin suburb of Hansfield could get a big increase in housing supply, with developers seeking permission for almost 800 residential units.

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Brexit secretary signals UK will refuse to pay £39bn Brexit bill without trade deal

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Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has accused the EU of "irresponsibly" ramping up pressure in withdrawal negotiations.


Planning lessons you can learn from local employment network


As the economy continues to grow, it's encouraging to see unemployment figures falling. It's an employee market and finding staff is a challenge for many industries. Consequently, recruitment companies are reaping the rewards.

How to use tiles to build a brand


Located in Camolin in Co Wexford, Halo Tiles is a specialist tile, flooring and bathroom retail and distribution business. Set up in 1972 by husband and wife team Tom and Sheila Doyle, and now run by their son Patrick, the company employs…


Cybersecurity is so important to Ireland due to multinational population


Cybersecurity should be top of the agenda for all companies, and Ireland needs to be especially vigilant because so many multinationals have their headquarters here, according to Mikko Hypponen, the keynote speaker at Dublin Information…


'I don't see how you can farm without an off-farm job'


Niamh McGuinness, who is doing her Green Cert at Teagasc Mullingar, considers the pros and cons of going into partnership with her father PJ at the family dairy farm at Ballynacarrigy outside Mullingar.


Five key things to know about the animation industry in Ireland


Ireland's animation industry has undergone substantial growth in the last decade, now employing between 1,500 – 2,000 people across the country.

Tech: Ask Adrian - Our tech editor tackles your trickiest technology problems


I am travelling to Seattle direct from Dublin during the summer. I plan to purchase good quality headphones and would like to use technology on the long flight. I have a two-year-old Samsung phone, Android tablet and MP3 player. I would…


Talent excellence, global success and staff shortages...Ireland's female animation leaders on the industry highs and lows

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With the animation industry in Ireland experiencing strong growth in Ireland and internationally, four women in the industry discussed the opportunities and challenges facing the sector today.

Saturday, Jul 21

Revealed: Brian O'Driscoll's profits up by 20pc as firm tops €6m mark

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Accumulated profits at the main firm owned by rugby legend, Brian O’Driscoll last year almost topped the €6m mark.

Johnny Ronan and Salesforce on brink of major deal in Docklands


tech giant Salesforce is in exclusive talks to lease offices in Dublin's Docklands with space for as many as 5,000 staff.

Commerzbank exits €40m of Aryzta loans at a discount


Commerzbank has cut its exposure to Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish Cuisine de France owner that has issued two profit warnings this year, according to people familiar with the matter.

Irish video-gaming studio closes its latest acquisition in North America


Irish video-gaming company Keywords Studios has acquired Canaday's Snowed In Studios for CAD$4m (€2.6m).

Friday, Jul 20

Residential property prices continue to soar, jumping 12.4pc in year to May

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Property prices have continued to shoot up at double-digit rates.

EU readies list of new imports to hit if Trump goes after cars


The European Commission will impose new tariffs on as much as €9bn of US imports, if America targets car imports with new levies.

Chinese-owned Volvo shifts production to avoid US tariffs


Volvo Cars is juggling production of its top-selling SUV to avoid US import tariffs, chief executive Hakan Samuelsson told Reuters yesterday, as the Swedish car-maker set its sights on a fifth straight year of record sales.

Irish maritime watchdog referred to EU court


Ireland has been referred to the European Court of Justice over concerns around the independence of its Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB).

Thursday, Jul 19

In Pictures: K Club on the market for €80m

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Millionaire businessman Dr Michael Smurfit has put the K Club on the market for €80m.

Aurivo unveils investment programme worth €48m


Aurivo, the agri-foods business behind brands including Connacht Gold and Donegal Creameries, is to launch a €48m, five-year, capital investment programme.

Revealed: Dozens of well-heeled Irish investors to share in £2.5bn windfall

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Dozens of well-heeled Irish investors, including members of well-established business and bloodstock families, are in line for a share of the potential £2.5bn sale of Barchester Healthcare, Independent.ie has learned.

Holidaymakers landed with €700 bills amid confusion over using phones abroad

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One in four consumers is being hit with huge mobile phone bills after being on holiday.

Wednesday, Jul 18

Dairy farmer left 'shocked' and 'sickened' after heifers die from lead poisoning


A dairy farmer has been left ‘shocked’ and ‘sickened’ after five of his heifers died in just six days due to severe lead poisoning that they picked up on commonage land in Mayo.

Retail Excellence suspends partnership with Facebook following Channel 4 'Dispatches' exposé

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Retail Excellence has suspended its partnership with Facebook following revelations made in Channel 4's 'Dispatches' programme, 'Inside Facebook: Secrets Of The Social Network'.

Policyholders here paying for claims associated with collapsed insurer Quinn that arose in Britain and NI

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Insurance policyholders in this country are paying for claims associated with the collapsed insurer Quinn that arose in Britain and Northern Ireland.

Farmers and car buyers win from EU-Japan deal


Irish farmers and food processors stand to be among the main winners from an agreement signed between the EU and Japan to scrap tariffs on much of their bilateral trade which is expected to come into effect next year.

Tuesday, Jul 17

Woman (54) dies following tragic farm accident

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Gardai have confirmed that a woman was killed in a farm accident in Galway yesterday.

KBC Bank ups the ante in mortgage market war with cuts in fixed rates

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MORTGAGE holders are set to benefit with another lender is set to cut their lending rates.

Hibernia REIT facing AGM showdown over executive pay


Listed landlord and developer Hibernia REIT will be forced to defend hefty pay increases to senior management at its annual general meeting later this month after an influential advisory firm urged investors to oppose the move.

Irish exports to UK fall 8pc as IMF warns of trade slump


Irish exports to Britain have fallen 8pc to €5.5bn in the first five months of this year.