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Dublin-listed Donegal Investment Group has put its speciality dairy business, Nomadic, on the block.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, .
A sharp fall in valuations at peer companies has emerged as the biggest threat to the planned IPL Plastics IPO.
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 power giant Lightsource BP has bought Ubiworx, an Irish internet of things business, for an undisclosed sum.
Q: Is an employee handbook really essential if I already have contracts issued to all staff?
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.
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.
"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.
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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 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.
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...
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.
More twists and turns over at San Leon Energy, the oil and gas explorer run by former Smart Telecom boss Oisin Fanning.
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 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 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.
The 13th Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair will deliver a near €2m boost to the local economy, according to organisers.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most good wines do improve with time, but it's a misconception that all wine gets better with age. It's also a fallacy that wine sales are growing in Ireland.
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.
Set up in 2012 by Rowena Quinn and Stephen McCarthy, Hunters Estate Agents is now one of the fastest-growing estate agencies in the country.
A planning application has been submitted for the first new primary school in a development in south Dublin.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!".
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.
Looking to unplug? Take some time for your self with people of a similar mindset? Then the Reset Retreat might be for you.
Noel Ebbs, a tech entrepreneur who has more than 20 years experience in taxi technology, founded Lynk Taxi in 2015.
While bigger farms appear to be the order of the day in the current market, smaller parcels are also selling.
'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 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 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.
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 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 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 at Ikea's Irish business last year contributed to the firm's pre-tax profits falling by 25pc to €8.9m.
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.
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 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.
Philip Ryan has been appointed Deputy Political Editor of Independent Newspapers and Laura Larkin has been appointed Political Correspondent for the group.
So do we all feel better now? Good – because virtually every child protection agency in the country says we’ve just made a big mistake.
Theresa May has done a great job at playing for time in the last year, but sooner or later she'll have to betray someone.
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.
The entire Bolands Quay development has been sold to Google, NAMA-appointed receiver Savills' Mark Reynolds has announced.
Over 129,700 farmers applied online for their 2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in advance of the May 15 deadline.
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.
Wells Fargo is leaning towards a Brexit contingency plan that could see the US bank bulk up its Dublin office with hundreds of staff.
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.
'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.
A one-month extension to the deadline by which derogation farmers must have 50pc of the their slurry spread, has been announced.
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.
Verus Precision has invested €800,000 in renovating a derelict building into a new state-of-the-art facility in Sligo
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 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.
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.
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 has kick-started efforts to raise £60m (€68.6m) in emergency funding as the struggling retailer pushes through a painful restructuring.
A County Cavan herd took home the cream of the rosettes and the prices from the last of the season's Simmental bull sales which was held at Roscommon Mart on Friday evening.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Irish arm of KBC Bank reported a profit of €59m after tax and impairments in the first three months of 2018.
The long-term backers of retailer Ocado Group can suddenly afford their own massive shopping sprees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in Ireland have yet to return to the highs seen in the Celtic Tiger, as consumers reduce their alcohol consumption levels.
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).
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.
A third terminal at Dublin Airport should not necessarily be State-owed, according to Transport Minister Shane Ross.