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    Donegal puts yogurt business up for sale

    Donegal puts yogurt business up for sale


    Dublin-listed Donegal Investment Group has put its speciality dairy business, Nomadic, on the...

    Dublin-listed Donegal Investment Group has put its speciality dairy business, Nomadic, on the block.

    Kennedys get five more years to build 400 homes


    A company controlled by the family of controversial businessman Jim Kennedy has been given more time to build almost 400 homes on a key north Dublin site after blaming financing and economic difficulties for...

    A company controlled by the family of controversial businessman Jim Kennedy has been given more time to build almost 400 homes on a key north Dublin site after blaming financing and economic difficulties for delays.

    Build it (in Cork) and they will come


    The first thing you see when you walk into Teamwork's Cork office is a huge video screen with a big number on it - $25m annual...

    The first thing you see when you walk into Teamwork's Cork office is a huge video screen with a big number on it - $25m annual revenue.
    Hope as ad body finally shares 'anti-digital' view

    Hope as ad body finally shares 'anti-digital' view


    I've been accused of many things in my life, but possibly the most derisory accusation is that I am "anti-digital" and that I've been too critical of the swamp-like digital advertising ecosystem that has evolved over the past few years. Coming from a...

    I've been accused of many things in my life, but possibly the most derisory accusation is that I am "anti-digital" and that I've been too critical of the swamp-like digital advertising ecosystem that has evolved over the past few years. Coming from a traditional pre-digital print background and having learned my journalistic skills on an electric typewriter while studying journalism in DCU sometime during the last century, I probably am fair game for the digital sycophants who accept that everything is rosy in the digital garden.

    Paddy Power eyes big leagues as bet ban struck out by US court


    The share price of Paddy Power Betfair and those of the other quoted bookies soared following last Monday's US Supreme Court decision striking down the federal ban on sports betting. The ruling opens the way for Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) and its rivals...

    The share price of Paddy Power Betfair and those of the other quoted bookies soared following last Monday's US Supreme Court decision striking down the federal ban on sports betting. The ruling opens the way for Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) and its rivals to enter the $400bn (€340bn) American gambling market.

    Lisney toasts deal with pub experts Morrissey's


    One of Ireland's biggest estate agents, Lisney, has moved to expand its operations and its offering with the acquisition of Morrissey's, a long-standing market leader in the pub, restaurant and hotel property market,...

    One of Ireland's biggest estate agents, Lisney, has moved to expand its operations and its offering with the acquisition of Morrissey's, a long-standing market leader in the pub, restaurant and hotel property market, .

    What's tax position if I buy mum's home?


    Q: My mother owns a house in Galway city that is valued at €625,000. This house was left to her by her aunt in 1985. The house has now fallen into disrepair and needs a full refurbishment. As my mother is in her mid-70s, the bank is not willing to give...

    Q: My mother owns a house in Galway city that is valued at €625,000. This house was left to her by her aunt in 1985. The house has now fallen into disrepair and needs a full refurbishment. As my mother is in her mid-70s, the bank is not willing to give her finance to refurb the property - and I will need to have the house in my name before the bank will give me finance. What is the most tax-efficient way she can pass the house onto me so that myself and my wife can do up the house? We would be able to pay up to €200,000 for the house. Do I have to pay tax on the transfer? Does my mother have to pay tax? I would love to keep the property in the family and hopefully move into it someday with my family. Michael, Galway

    Solar giant Lightsource buys Irish firm


    Solar power giant Lightsource BP has bought Ubiworx, an Irish internet of things business, for an undisclosed...

    Solar power giant Lightsource BP has bought Ubiworx, an Irish internet of things business, for an undisclosed sum.
    IMI achieves double ranking for its courses

    IMI achieves double ranking for its courses


    Irish Management Institute (IMI) has been listed on two prestigious international rankings of executive education providers. It is the first Irish provider to be listed on both the Customised and Open global rankings simultaneously, published by the...

    Irish Management Institute (IMI) has been listed on two prestigious international rankings of executive education providers. It is the first Irish provider to be listed on both the Customised and Open global rankings simultaneously, published by the Financial Times. IMI has retained the prestigious global rankings for the provision of Customised Executive Education for the 10th year in a row, with the Open ranking achieved for the first time in 2018.
    Fuel lobby group hits out at 'anti-oil bias' in €28m green grant awards

    Fuel lobby group hits out at 'anti-oil bias' in €28m green grant awards


    A lobby group representing many of the country's biggest oil and petrol retailers has accused the state agency charged with promoting clean energy of having an "anti-oil bias" in its administration of a lucrative grant...

    A lobby group representing many of the country's biggest oil and petrol retailers has accused the state agency charged with promoting clean energy of having an "anti-oil bias" in its administration of a lucrative grant system.

    Right time to get on board for AsiaPac opportunities


    "Always listen," advised Dicky Yip, non-executive director of Chinese insurance giant PingAn and former chief executive of HSBC China, during his keynote speech at Enterprise Ireland's Routes to Growth Asia Pacific, a major conference which brought...

    "Always listen," advised Dicky Yip, non-executive director of Chinese insurance giant PingAn and former chief executive of HSBC China, during his keynote speech at Enterprise Ireland's Routes to Growth Asia Pacific, a major conference which brought together more than 400 Irish and international business people to explore export opportunities in the region.

    GoCar to launch share service for companies


    Irish car-sharing company GoCar is to launch a new corporate service allowing businesses to offer a pool car to employees or...

    Irish car-sharing company GoCar is to launch a new corporate service allowing businesses to offer a pool car to employees or clients.
    Emerging markets will present fewer snakes and more ladders in the future

    Emerging markets will present fewer snakes and more ladders in the future


    Emerging markets are having a year to forget. Even for foreign exchange and bond markets that are accustomed to the perpetual boom-bust cycle that has dogged the asset class since its inception in the 1980s, the past couple of months have been...

    Emerging markets are having a year to forget. Even for foreign exchange and bond markets that are accustomed to the perpetual boom-bust cycle that has dogged the asset class since its inception in the 1980s, the past couple of months have been testing.
    It takes an age to build trust and only a moment to ruin it

    It takes an age to build trust and only a moment to ruin it


    Whatever your business, whatever your career, you need a combination of skills, networking and timing. But above everything else, real success depends on trust. And...

    Whatever your business, whatever your career, you need a combination of skills, networking and timing. But above everything else, real success depends on trust. And yet...

    Time to keep Airbnb's move beyond the sharing economy in check


    Airbnb is one of the original disruptors. It basically disrupted the hotel and professional hospitality industry by providing a cheaper alternative using the so-called sharing...

    Airbnb is one of the original disruptors. It basically disrupted the hotel and professional hospitality industry by providing a cheaper alternative using the so-called sharing economy.

    San Leon Energy faces another existential threat


    More twists and turns over at San Leon Energy, the oil and gas explorer run by former Smart Telecom boss Oisin...

    More twists and turns over at San Leon Energy, the oil and gas explorer run by former Smart Telecom boss Oisin Fanning.

    Google's power is unchecked


    It used to be said that real politics doesn't happen on social media. If there's one thing that this referendum proves, it's that this just isn't true any...

    It used to be said that real politics doesn't happen on social media. If there's one thing that this referendum proves, it's that this just isn't true any more.
    Cork trio launch 'Starbucks of cosmetic clinics'

    Cork trio launch 'Starbucks of cosmetic clinics'


    Cork serial entrepreneur Pat Phelan has co-founded Sisu Aesthetic Clinic, a doctor-led chain of aesthetic beauty clinics that aims to open in at least 100 locations here and in the UK and Europe within the next three...

    Cork serial entrepreneur Pat Phelan has co-founded Sisu Aesthetic Clinic, a doctor-led chain of aesthetic beauty clinics that aims to open in at least 100 locations here and in the UK and Europe within the next three years.
    Marlet seals €115m financing deal with Deutsche Bank for Dublin project

    Marlet seals €115m financing deal with Deutsche Bank for Dublin project


    Marlet Property, the group run by developer Pat Crean, has secured a €115m facility from Deutsche Bank to fund a major development in Dublin's Silicon...

    Marlet Property, the group run by developer Pat Crean, has secured a €115m facility from Deutsche Bank to fund a major development in Dublin's Silicon Docks.
    Tattersalls trials to provide €2m boost as interest jumps

    Tattersalls trials to provide €2m boost as interest jumps


    The 13th Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair will deliver a near €2m boost to the local economy, according to...

    The 13th Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair will deliver a near €2m boost to the local economy, according to organisers.
    Norwegian energy giant spurned €1.5bn Irish pumped hydro power plan

    Norwegian energy giant spurned €1.5bn Irish pumped hydro power plan


    Statkraft, a €5bn Norwegian energy giant, spurned an opportunity to invest in a €1.5bn pumped hydro power storage scheme in the west of Ireland in 2013, the Sunday Independent has...

    Statkraft, a €5bn Norwegian energy giant, spurned an opportunity to invest in a €1.5bn pumped hydro power storage scheme in the west of Ireland in 2013, the Sunday Independent has learned.

    The Irish captain of industry whose career is all at sea


    Travelling for work can be a bit of a drag - unless you're Tom Connery that is. For most of us, coming home from a work trip normally involves a wait for the bags, a queue at passport control and dragging your cases to the airport taxi...

    Travelling for work can be a bit of a drag - unless you're Tom Connery that is. For most of us, coming home from a work trip normally involves a wait for the bags, a queue at passport control and dragging your cases to the airport taxi rank.

    Dublin's tourist Vault out to unlock global success


    Dublin's newest tourist attraction, The Vaults, could be replicated across a number of international cities if it proves successful when it opens for business next month, according to its...

    Dublin's newest tourist attraction, The Vaults, could be replicated across a number of international cities if it proves successful when it opens for business next month, according to its backers.

    'I lost money on three-card trick in student days'


    Roisin Shortall is a Social Democrats TD for Dublin North West. She was first elected to the Dail in 1992. She co-founded the Social Democrats in July...

    Roisin Shortall is a Social Democrats TD for Dublin North West. She was first elected to the Dail in 1992. She co-founded the Social Democrats in July 2015.

    Time running out for bosses to Brexit-proof businesses and get head start


    The European chief negotiator for the UK exiting the EU, Michel Barnier, has stated that the solution to Ireland's border issue must be found before June's European Council summit, if there is to be any hope of completing the final withdrawal agreement...

    The European chief negotiator for the UK exiting the EU, Michel Barnier, has stated that the solution to Ireland's border issue must be found before June's European Council summit, if there is to be any hope of completing the final withdrawal agreement by October. However, this now seems unlikely.

    Google searches for a GDPR edge


    From Friday, the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in effect and European citizens will have greater control and oversight over how their data is used. The most obvious manifestation of this to date? A deluge of emails, pop-ups...

    From Friday, the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in effect and European citizens will have greater control and oversight over how their data is used. The most obvious manifestation of this to date? A deluge of emails, pop-ups and other messages from sites and services about updated privacy policies.

    New plan unveiled for site of Kelleher's Chicago Spire dream


    A major US developer has unveiled an ambitious plan to build twin skyscrapers on the site of Irish property tycoon Garrett Kelleher's ill-fated Chicago...

    A major US developer has unveiled an ambitious plan to build twin skyscrapers on the site of Irish property tycoon Garrett Kelleher's ill-fated Chicago Spire.
    High time the Government lowered unfair and excessive taxes on petrol and diesel

    High time the Government lowered unfair and excessive taxes on petrol and diesel


    These are worrying times for car users in this country. The cost of petrol and diesel is rising, public transport options are becoming more difficult by the day due to overcrowded trains and buses, there are fears that the tax on diesel will rise in the...

    These are worrying times for car users in this country. The cost of petrol and diesel is rising, public transport options are becoming more difficult by the day due to overcrowded trains and buses, there are fears that the tax on diesel will rise in the next Budget, and insurance costs continue to be high.
    By insisting on the highest values we can elevate Ireland's future

    By insisting on the highest values we can elevate Ireland's future


    When I first started out in business more than 30 years ago, or even when I founded Digicom 21 years ago, I could not have envisaged that I would consider our business values to be just as - if not more - important than margins or profit...

    When I first started out in business more than 30 years ago, or even when I founded Digicom 21 years ago, I could not have envisaged that I would consider our business values to be just as - if not more - important than margins or profit measurement.

    Rising oil prices could be boon for equities but headache for bonds


    Oil prices have found some positive impetus at last, following a difficult few years. Having reached a high of $100 a barrel in 2014, prices crashed as the world market became rapidly oversupplied - thanks mainly to US oil production reaching its highest...

    Oil prices have found some positive impetus at last, following a difficult few years. Having reached a high of $100 a barrel in 2014, prices crashed as the world market became rapidly oversupplied - thanks mainly to US oil production reaching its highest level since 1970.

    Simple ways to ensure you don't have to work on after you hit 65


    Many people now have to work after the age of 65 because they are still paying off mortgages, are footing the bill for children's college fees - or have other financial commitments following them into retirement. Others have seen their life savings or...

    Many people now have to work after the age of 65 because they are still paying off mortgages, are footing the bill for children's college fees - or have other financial commitments following them into retirement. Others have seen their life savings or pensions wiped out during the recession - and so can't afford to retire at 65.
    Could the humble pea solve our protein demand problems?

    Could the humble pea solve our protein demand problems?


    In a joint venture at a Wisconsin plant, flour milled from Iowa yellow peas is mixed with water and spun at high speed through stainless steel drums, separating the protein from starch and...

    In a joint venture at a Wisconsin plant, flour milled from Iowa yellow peas is mixed with water and spun at high speed through stainless steel drums, separating the protein from starch and fiber.
    Balmoral Show: Belfast pupils collect unusual but moo-ving spot prize

    Balmoral Show: Belfast pupils collect unusual but moo-ving spot prize


    Students from a Belfast grammar school travelled to the Balmoral Show to collect an unusual competition prize - five Aberdeen Angus-cross...

    Students from a Belfast grammar school travelled to the Balmoral Show to collect an unusual competition prize - five Aberdeen Angus-cross calves.

    China’s purchases of US corn slow significantly


    China’s purchases of US corn have slowed significantly due to worries the grain might be drawn into the trade spat between the world’s two largest economies, and as Chinese customs keeps the brakes on clearances for cargoes, four traders told...

    China’s purchases of US corn have slowed significantly due to worries the grain might be drawn into the trade spat between the world’s two largest economies, and as Chinese customs keeps the brakes on clearances for cargoes, four traders told Reuters.

    Carlow cracker - A top class farm is on the market for €800,000 in the heart of Carlow


    Last week I visited a charming 65ac residential farm with a wide range of farm buildings on the Carlow side of the border with Kilkenny. The roadside holding is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of...

    Last week I visited a charming 65ac residential farm with a wide range of farm buildings on the Carlow side of the border with Kilkenny. The roadside holding is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €800,000.
    'This is not a site, it's a farm' - The farmer who took on the State and won fears he could still lose in the end

    'This is not a site, it's a farm' - The farmer who took on the State and won fears he could still lose in the end


    Thomas Reid hit the headlines when he took on the might of the IDA over its attempt to compulsory purchase his 72-acre farm in Kildare just yards from tech giant Intel's massive Leixlip...

    Thomas Reid hit the headlines when he took on the might of the IDA over its attempt to compulsory purchase his 72-acre farm in Kildare just yards from tech giant Intel's massive Leixlip campus.

    Ask Adrian: Our tech editor Adrian Weckler tackles your trickiest technology problems


    Q: I'm wondering if I might save money by buying an iPhone abroad? I don't want to buy one as part of a contract but it seems like they're a lot cheaper in some other countries, especially America. My sister lives in New York and I'm going to visit her...

    Q: I'm wondering if I might save money by buying an iPhone abroad? I don't want to buy one as part of a contract but it seems like they're a lot cheaper in some other countries, especially America. My sister lives in New York and I'm going to visit her there this summer. Are there any downsides to buying one there as opposed to over here?

    'Every day of bad weather reduces our crop margins'


    Mark Browne used the fleeting few days of warm weather earlier this month to play catch-up on preparing his 200-acre farm in Caim near...

    Mark Browne used the fleeting few days of warm weather earlier this month to play catch-up on preparing his 200-acre farm in Caim near Enniscorthy.

    The limits of agricultural relief - How not to get hit with a massive tax bill when inheriting land


    If a day passes that I do not receive a query on the tax implications of farm succession it's probably because the day is good and farmers are out making the metaphorical hay while the sun...

    If a day passes that I do not receive a query on the tax implications of farm succession it's probably because the day is good and farmers are out making the metaphorical hay while the sun shines.

    Opinion: 'Staycations' can bear fruit for your family and local economy


    I was driving along (in the sunshine) one day last week when an ad came on the radio that made me say out loud, right there on the spot, "what a good...

    I was driving along (in the sunshine) one day last week when an ad came on the radio that made me say out loud, right there on the spot, "what a good idea!".
    Dublin hosts lead the charge in AirSorted's battle for 'global domination'

    Dublin hosts lead the charge in AirSorted's battle for 'global domination'


    Airsorted's first foray into the Irish market was in late 2016 but Dublin is already one of the property management firm's best-performing cities, boasting a current portfolio of close to 150...

    Airsorted's first foray into the Irish market was in late 2016 but Dublin is already one of the property management firm's best-performing cities, boasting a current portfolio of close to 150 properties.

    Mountain rescue - how hill farmers are fighting to preserve their way of life


    'It's my field. I nursed it. I nourished it. I dug the rocks out with my bare hands and made a living thing of it." This quote by Bull McCabe in John B Keane's famous play The Field rings true for all farmers, but perhaps particularly so for upland...

    'It's my field. I nursed it. I nourished it. I dug the rocks out with my bare hands and made a living thing of it." This quote by Bull McCabe in John B Keane's famous play The Field rings true for all farmers, but perhaps particularly so for upland farmers.

    Calls for rethink of CCTV scheme as funds go unused


    Calls have been made for Department of Justice to consider amendments to the scheme introduced to help local communities install CCTV systems to prevent...

    Calls have been made for Department of Justice to consider amendments to the scheme introduced to help local communities install CCTV systems to prevent crime.

    Barclays mortgage deal not a sign it's entering Irish market


    Barclays Bank's deal to buy £4bn (€4.5bn) of Irish mortgage is not a signal the bank intends to enter the retail market here, and the loan book will be immediately sold to a consortium of financial institutions, the Irish Independent...

    Barclays Bank's deal to buy £4bn (€4.5bn) of Irish mortgage is not a signal the bank intends to enter the retail market here, and the loan book will be immediately sold to a consortium of financial institutions, the Irish Independent understands.

    Chairman says INM can't put a price on cost of investigations


    The chairman of Independent News & Media (INM) has admitted the group doesn't know what the financial cost will be of ongoing probes by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) and Data Protection...

    The chairman of Independent News & Media (INM) has admitted the group doesn't know what the financial cost will be of ongoing probes by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) and Data Protection Commissioner.

    Google completes €300m Bolands Quay purchase in city docklands


    GOOGLE has completed its acquisition of the entire Bolands Quay scheme in Dublin's docklands. The sale of the development at a total cost of approximately €300m follows months of negotiations with Nama-appointed receiver Savills...

    GOOGLE has completed its acquisition of the entire Bolands Quay scheme in Dublin's docklands. The sale of the development at a total cost of approximately €300m follows months of negotiations with Nama-appointed receiver Savills Ireland.

    Blackstone checks out of Hilton Worldwide hotel group


    Blackstone Group is checking out of Hilton Worldwide Holdings. The hotel chain's largest investor agreed to sell 15.8m shares, valued at about $1.3bn (€1.1bn) based on Thursday's...

    Blackstone Group is checking out of Hilton Worldwide Holdings. The hotel chain's largest investor agreed to sell 15.8m shares, valued at about $1.3bn (€1.1bn) based on Thursday's close.

    Expansion costs hit profits as Ikea furnishes figures


    Expansion costs at Ikea's Irish business last year contributed to the firm's pre-tax profits falling by 25pc to...

    Expansion costs at Ikea's Irish business last year contributed to the firm's pre-tax profits falling by 25pc to €8.9m.
    Italian coalition deal rattles markets with vow to raise spending

    Italian coalition deal rattles markets with vow to raise spending


    Political uncertainty in Italy weighed on the country's stocks and bonds as well as the euro yesterday, while trade concerns and tepid corporate earnings kept Wall Street in...

    Political uncertainty in Italy weighed on the country's stocks and bonds as well as the euro yesterday, while trade concerns and tepid corporate earnings kept Wall Street in check.

    Failure of power line hits profit at Eirgrid


    NATIONAL grid operator EirGrid's profits plummeted last year due to a €570m power line between Ireland and the UK being out of commission for more than three...

    NATIONAL grid operator EirGrid's profits plummeted last year due to a €570m power line between Ireland and the UK being out of commission for more than three months.

    President Trump's sights are focused on weakening the WTO


    President Donald Trump has the World Trade Organization in a chokehold, and the United States has made clear what he wants: no more judicial rulings that interpret WTO rules to Washington's...

    President Donald Trump has the World Trade Organization in a chokehold, and the United States has made clear what he wants: no more judicial rulings that interpret WTO rules to Washington's disadvantage.

    Political roles for two INM journalists


    Philip Ryan has been appointed Deputy Political Editor of Independent Newspapers and Laura Larkin has been appointed Political Correspondent for the...

    Philip Ryan has been appointed Deputy Political Editor of Independent Newspapers and Laura Larkin has been appointed Political Correspondent for the group.
    The Big Tech Show: Adrian Weckler on the digital age of consent, Google’s Duplex, Elon Musk and Yanny versus Laurel

    The Big Tech Show: Adrian Weckler on the digital age of consent, Google’s Duplex, Elon Musk and Yanny versus Laurel


    Adrian is joined by culture journalist Roisin Kiberd and INM’s head of product (and SundayIndependent columnist) Steve Dempsey to pore through some of the biggest tech tissues of the...

    Adrian is joined by culture journalist Roisin Kiberd and INM’s head of product (and SundayIndependent columnist) Steve Dempsey to pore through some of the biggest tech tissues of the week.
    Entire Bolands Quay development sold to Google

    Entire Bolands Quay development sold to Google


    The entire Bolands Quay development has been sold to Google, NAMA-appointed receiver Savills' Mark Reynolds has...

    The entire Bolands Quay development has been sold to Google, NAMA-appointed receiver Savills' Mark Reynolds has announced.

    EU-wide recall of 60,000 Porsche vehicles over excessive pollutants emissions


    German authorities have ordered the EU-wide recall of 60,000 Porsche vehicles after finding they emitted excessive pollutants due to software that turned down emission controls during...

    German authorities have ordered the EU-wide recall of 60,000 Porsche vehicles after finding they emitted excessive pollutants due to software that turned down emission controls during driving.
    New INM chairman admits group does not know financial costs of ongoing, high-profile investigations

    New INM chairman admits group does not know financial costs of ongoing, high-profile investigations


    The chairman of Independent News & Media (INM) has admitted the group doesn’t know what the financial cost will be of ongoing probes by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) and the Data Protection...

    The chairman of Independent News & Media (INM) has admitted the group doesn’t know what the financial cost will be of ongoing probes by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) and the Data Protection Commissioner.

    'I had never grown a carrot in my life... but I'm now studying at Organic College'


    'Horticulture is not for everyone and I sort of stumbled into it," says Andrea McCann, farm horticulturist for the Amber Springs and Ashdown Park Hotels for the past two...

    'Horticulture is not for everyone and I sort of stumbled into it," says Andrea McCann, farm horticulturist for the Amber Springs and Ashdown Park Hotels for the past two years.

    Extension to slurry spreading deadline on derogation farms


    A one-month extension to the deadline by which derogation farmers must have 50pc of the their slurry spread, has been...

    A one-month extension to the deadline by which derogation farmers must have 50pc of the their slurry spread, has been announced.
    Chinese bank staff offered elite clients chance to dine with Donald Trump for $150,000

    Chinese bank staff offered elite clients chance to dine with Donald Trump for $150,000


    A Chinese bank said it was tightening up its management after some staff were caught offering elite clients the chance to attend a dinner with US President Donald Trump, and get their pictures snapped with him, for...

    A Chinese bank said it was tightening up its management after some staff were caught offering elite clients the chance to attend a dinner with US President Donald Trump, and get their pictures snapped with him, for $150,000.

    France steps closer to exporting beef to China


    France has taken another step closer to starting beef exports to China’s huge market after Chinese officials last week inspected seven of the European country’s meat plants, a French industry official...

    France has taken another step closer to starting beef exports to China’s huge market after Chinese officials last week inspected seven of the European country’s meat plants, a French industry official said.

    Marks & Spencer teetering on the brink of FTSE 100 relegation


    Marks & Spencer is expected to report a second straight fall in annual profit next week, and with the retailer's shares down nearly a quarter over the last year it is in danger of soon being booted out of the FTSE 100...

    Marks & Spencer is expected to report a second straight fall in annual profit next week, and with the retailer's shares down nearly a quarter over the last year it is in danger of soon being booted out of the FTSE 100 index.

    Former soldier Paul Hayles on his new business selling Irish produce in Bulgaria


    It's a big jump from serving with the Irish Army to running a food distribution company in Bulgaria, but for Paul Hayles, all the obstacles were cleared last week when his first consignment of Dawn Meat barbecue beef skewers arrived in...

    It's a big jump from serving with the Irish Army to running a food distribution company in Bulgaria, but for Paul Hayles, all the obstacles were cleared last week when his first consignment of Dawn Meat barbecue beef skewers arrived in Sofia.
    Receivers to sell former 135ac dairy farm in Offaly

    Receivers to sell former 135ac dairy farm in Offaly


    A 135ac grass farm at Edenderry in Co Offaly with a range of agricultural potential has come on the market to be sold by public auction, writes Jim...

    A 135ac grass farm at Edenderry in Co Offaly with a range of agricultural potential has come on the market to be sold by public auction, writes Jim O’Brien.

    Carpetright launches share issue to fund turnaround


    Carpetright has kick-started efforts to raise £60m (€68.6m) in emergency funding as the struggling retailer pushes through a painful...

    Carpetright has kick-started efforts to raise £60m (€68.6m) in emergency funding as the struggling retailer pushes through a painful restructuring.
    Lloyds sells Irish mortgage book to Barclays

    Lloyds sells Irish mortgage book to Barclays


    Lloyds Banking Group has sold its Irish mortgage book to Barclays Bank for £4bn...

    Lloyds Banking Group has sold its Irish mortgage book to Barclays Bank for £4bn (€4.57bn).

    Farmers worldwide struggle with rising fuel costs


    Farmers worldwide are feeling the pinch as fuel costs rise to near four-year highs just as they plant and harvest their fields, eroding agricultural income already hamstrung by depressed crop...

    Farmers worldwide are feeling the pinch as fuel costs rise to near four-year highs just as they plant and harvest their fields, eroding agricultural income already hamstrung by depressed crop prices.
    Trading at INM 'in line with expectations'

    Trading at INM 'in line with expectations'


    Independent News & Media (INM) said its trading performance in the year to date continues “in line with market expectations” in a market update ahead of the group’s annual general meeting in Dublin...

    Independent News & Media (INM) said its trading performance in the year to date continues “in line with market expectations” in a market update ahead of the group’s annual general meeting in Dublin today.
    Irish beef set for Chinese shelves by mid-summer

    Irish beef set for Chinese shelves by mid-summer


    Irish beef should be on the market in China by mid-summer - and the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, is challenging the meat companies to maximise its...

    Irish beef should be on the market in China by mid-summer - and the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, is challenging the meat companies to maximise its potential.
    61-year-old farmer saves wild goats causing havoc in small town

    61-year-old farmer saves wild goats causing havoc in small town


    A 61-year old farmer from the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth has come to the rescue of the herd of wild goats that have been roaming free and upsetting locals in residential areas in...

    A 61-year old farmer from the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth has come to the rescue of the herd of wild goats that have been roaming free and upsetting locals in residential areas in Ennis.

    Irish Mothercare unaffected as 50 UK stores to shut


    The company that operates the Mothercare brand in Ireland says shops here won't be affected, after the struggling British retailer said it will close over a third of its stores...

    The company that operates the Mothercare brand in Ireland says shops here won't be affected, after the struggling British retailer said it will close over a third of its stores there.

    Mortgage lending at €198m but KBC Ireland profits fall


    The Irish arm of KBC Bank reported a profit of €59m after tax and impairments in the first three months of...

    The Irish arm of KBC Bank reported a profit of €59m after tax and impairments in the first three months of 2018.

    US deal sees Ocado deliver for backers


    The long-term backers of retailer Ocado Group can suddenly afford their own massive shopping...

    The long-term backers of retailer Ocado Group can suddenly afford their own massive shopping sprees.

    Oil prices break $80 a barrel mark as Total mulls pulling out of its Iran deal


    Oil prices climbed above $80 a barrel yesterday for the first time since November 2014, hitting new multi-year highs on concerns that Iranian exports could fall because of renewed US sanctions, reducing supply in an already tightening...

    Oil prices climbed above $80 a barrel yesterday for the first time since November 2014, hitting new multi-year highs on concerns that Iranian exports could fall because of renewed US sanctions, reducing supply in an already tightening market.
    Minister joins objectors to McKillen's city plan

    Minister joins objectors to McKillen's city plan


    Developers Paddy McKillen jnr and Matt Ryan face a fresh hurdle in their plans to secure planning permission for apartments, a pub and restaurant at the site of the former Kiely's pub in Mount Merrion, Co...

    Developers Paddy McKillen jnr and Matt Ryan face a fresh hurdle in their plans to secure planning permission for apartments, a pub and restaurant at the site of the former Kiely's pub in Mount Merrion, Co Dublin.

    European court blocks US government from Apple tax case


    The United States government has lost a bid to join Apple's court fight against the European Union order that the tech giant must pay Ireland a record €13bn tax...

    The United States government has lost a bid to join Apple's court fight against the European Union order that the tech giant must pay Ireland a record €13bn tax settlement.

    AIB books profit on €1bn bad loan sale


    US private equity group Cerberus yesterday swooped on €1.1bn of soured loans from AIB. The final deal represents less than a third of the initial assets on offer from the State-backed...

    US private equity group Cerberus yesterday swooped on €1.1bn of soured loans from AIB. The final deal represents less than a third of the initial assets on offer from the State-backed bank.

    Directors happy despite Storyful losses


    Expansion costs at the online news agency established by former RTÉ presenter Mark Little contributed to accumulated losses at the firm more than doubling to...

    Expansion costs at the online news agency established by former RTÉ presenter Mark Little contributed to accumulated losses at the firm more than doubling to €15m.
    IPL Plastics' investors clear the way for IPO next month

    IPL Plastics' investors clear the way for IPO next month


    A number of the 2,000 Irish shareholders in IPL Plastics, formerly known as One51, intend to remain on the register until divided repayments restart, underscoring the depth of loyalty to the resurgent company as it bears down on a initial public offering...

    A number of the 2,000 Irish shareholders in IPL Plastics, formerly known as One51, intend to remain on the register until divided repayments restart, underscoring the depth of loyalty to the resurgent company as it bears down on a initial public offering in Toronto.
    Bar sales far off boom levels as the nation cuts down on drinking

    Bar sales far off boom levels as the nation cuts down on drinking


    Bar sales in Ireland have yet to return to the highs seen in the Celtic Tiger, as consumers reduce their alcohol consumption...

    Bar sales in Ireland have yet to return to the highs seen in the Celtic Tiger, as consumers reduce their alcohol consumption levels.

    Paddy Power up despite UK betting clampdown


    Shares in Paddy Power Betfair were up over 2pc yesterday on the Irish Stock Exchange, despite confirmation from the Department of Sport in the UK that it was clamping down on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals...

    Shares in Paddy Power Betfair were up over 2pc yesterday on the Irish Stock Exchange, despite confirmation from the Department of Sport in the UK that it was clamping down on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs).

    Oil and Ocado buoy European indices


    European stocks pushed higher yesterday as commodities-related sectors rallied and shares in Ocado rocketed after the company signed a partnership deal, while Italian equities recovered some lost...

    European stocks pushed higher yesterday as commodities-related sectors rallied and shares in Ocado rocketed after the company signed a partnership deal, while Italian equities recovered some lost ground.