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Head of RBS retail arm to take helm at Ulster Bank

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Ulster Bank will name British banking executive Jane Howard as its new chief executive officer, the Irish Independent can reveal.


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BoI has offered €130m in payouts to settle the bulk of tracker claims

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Bank of Ireland customers have been offered €130m in compensation and redress payments so far in relation to the tracker mortgage scandal and most have accepted, CEO Francesca McDonagh said yesterday.


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Fall-off in claims puts pressure on insurance firms

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

THERE has been a fall in the number of claims made to the State body that handles insurance awards, raising questions about sharp rises in premiums.


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DAA bids for 10,000 parking spaces

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

The DAA will have to justify the nature and extent of car parking needed at Dublin Airport as it seeks permission to make more than 10,000 temporary car parking spaces near the airport a permanent fixture.


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Kingspan's 'sluggish start' to year fails to deter investors

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Kingspan's admission that it had a "sluggish start" to the year did little to deter investors yesterday, with shares in the Cavan-based insulation maker jumping more than 4pc at one stage before it held its annual general meeting in Dublin.


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Adrian Weckler: Tablets are a funny breed...but the new iPad blows most other rivals away

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0100

Tablets are a funny breed of computer. On one hand, they are the natural inheritors for casual use - web browsing, email and media consumption - because of their likeness to smartphones.


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Teagasc concedes significant changes to advisory programme required in the wake fodder crisis

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0100

Significant changes to its advisory programme will be required in the wake of this winter's feed shortages, the second major fodder crisis to hit the country in just six years, Teagasc has conceded.


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When the women's rugby team lost to Scotland recently, the team captain bought some calves to cheer herself up

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0100

Farming and rugby have more in common than you think, according to farmer and captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby team, Ciara Griffin.


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'You can see the despair on the farmers' faces at the marts' - This Leitrim farmer has cattle indoors since August

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0100

The fodder crisis is hitting hard in Leitrim as dairy farmer Joe Devine can testify. His animals have been in and out of the sheds since last August and face another month of weather-related misery before any sort of normality returns.


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Government liability hits €231bn for State pensions

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

A new study on the amount of pension money owed to employees by their employers and the State shows that most of it is accounted for by the State pension.


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UK exit timeline

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

December 2017: The EU agreed to move on to the second phase of negotiations following extensive talks on the Brexit divorce bill and citizens' rights. No solid answer is agreed on the Border, but both sides agreed an 'Irish protocol' that would effectively see Northern Ireland stay closely linked to the customs union in the event of a hard Brexit.


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No 'happy ever after' unless Border solution 'cuts the mustard'

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Once upon a time in the land of Brexit… All the best fairy tales are filled with colour characters, lots of tension, some plot twists and ultimately a happy ever after.


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Irish Life lines up deal to buy financial consultants Invesco

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Irish Life is set to acquire a strategic shareholding in Invesco, the largest Irish-owned independent financial consultancy.


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Warning of 'disorderly' Brexit as May's customs vision demolished

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Britain risks a "disorderly" Brexit after failing to offer up any workable solutions for the Irish Border, Michel Barnier has warned.


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Spread the news: US consumers lapping up Irish butter

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

A video clip of delighted Irish cows being let out to grass for the first time this spring, became a minor internet sensation in the past week.


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The Big Tech Show: Enet chairman David McCourt on rural Ireland's broadband prospects

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:44:40 +0100

This week Adrian sits down with the Emmy award-winning Boston tycoon who is the last man standing in Ireland’s controversial National Broadband Plan – Enet chairman David McCourt.


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Check out VW's new Touareg arriving for 182-reg with prices to start at under €70,000

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0100

Volkswagen expect the new Touareg large SUV to arrive here in June - in plenty of time for the 182-plate in July.


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Cutting edge silage advice for farmers planning to hit their silage target

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0100

In response to the fodder crisis in the north-west, Teagasc teamed up with Aurivo Co-op for a series of farm walks in Leitrim, Sligo and Donegal earlier this month. The walks encouraged farmers to take action now to ensure they have adequate fodder supplies for 2018.


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Four agri-food sites named by EPA as 'priority sites for enforcement'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:45:50 +0100

Seven industrial sites named on EPA’s latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement, including four agri-food companies.


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Big price expected for 70ac Kilkenny holding with a range of farm buildings

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0100

A 70.5ac residential farm at Clone, Kilmoganny near Kells in Co Kilkenny is for sale by private treaty with an overall guide price of €780,000.


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Nursing home's heartwarming gesture to sheep farmer

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:31:32 +0100

A Dublin nursing home opened the gates to its lawns to allow one farmer who was short of fodder.


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Authorities close to completing landmark assessments of the risks posed to consumers by multiple pesticides

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0100

The pilot assessments looking at the cumulative effects of exposure to pesticides in food on the human nervous and thyroid systems – are expected to be finalised by the end of the year.


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Record sales for Kerrygold butter in Germany and the US

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:56:11 +0100

More than 50pc of German households bought a Kerrygold product last year, making it one of the top 10 fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in Germany.


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Irish Life Group set to acquire strategic shareholding in Invesco

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:34:55 +0100

Irish Life Group are set to acquire a strategic shareholding in Ireland’s largest Irish-owned independent financial consultancy, Invesco.


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Ulster Bank appoints former Communicorp CEO Gervaise Slowey to its board

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:01:58 +0100

Ulster Bank has appointed former Communicorp CEO Gervaise Slowey to its board of directors.


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BOI customers paid €130m in relation to tracker mortgage scandal - CEO Francesca McDonagh

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:43:43 +0100

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh says customers have accepted €130m in compensation and repayments so far in relation to the tracker mortgage scandal.


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Tech firm Datapac aiming to close IT skills gap in schools with new TY initiative

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:31:57 +0100

Irish tech firm Datapac is making strides in closing the IT skills gap between Ireland's education sector and our tech industry.


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Synchronisation - what will work on my farm?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:00 +0100

Synchronisation involves the hormonal manipulation of the cow's reproductive cycle.


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Dublin-headquartered Shire shares slip after Botox maker Allergan rule out takeover bid

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:52:36 +0100

Shares in Shire slipped on Friday after Botox maker Allergan confirmed it would not make a bid for the Irish pharmaceutical giant.


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Headache for Nurofen owner Reckitt Benckiser as poor sales disappoint analysts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:45:41 +0100

Durex owner Reckitt Benckiser disappointed City analysts with its sales performance in the first quarter, sending its shares down 6pc in morning trading on Friday.


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New optimal entry level model from Case IH

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0100

Case IH has added a new entry level model to its Optum tractors range which are based on a high power, low weight design that can be ballasted where required.


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Dairy firm Arla launches cost-cutting plan after Brexit hit

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:03:05 +0100

Arla Foods, one of the world’s biggest dairy companies, said a weaker pound after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union prompted it to start a cost-cutting programme to save 400 million euros ($493.5 million) by the end of 2020.


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It's time to focus on the positives and draw a line under the winter weather wipeout

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:00:00 +0100

There are three ewes remaining to lamb in the Lyons flock at the time of writing and these ewes and their lambs are by far the luckiest sheep in the flock. They are housed, on a dry bed and being fed silage and concentrates.


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EU's Barnier says still some 25% of work to do on Brexit

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:55:00 +0100

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday some 25 percent of work remained to be done on a pact covering UK withdrawal from the EU, including crucial issues such as management of the Ireland/Northern Ireland border.


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Barclays Bank boss facing fine over whistleblower debacle

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:47:30 +0100

Barclays boss Jes Staley is facing a fine after regulators found he had allegedly breached conduct rules by attempting to identify a whistleblower in 2016.


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Bad weather results in 'sluggish' start to 2018 for Kingspan

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:22:19 +0100

Cavan-based insulation giant Kingspan has reported a "sluggish" start to 2018.


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Minister considering the 'possibility' of introducing mandatory electronic tagging of cattle

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:54:52 +0100

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has said he is considering the possibility of introducing the mandatory use of electronic tags in cattle.


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Mortgage lending up by a third at Bank of Ireland

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:35:16 +0100

New mortgage lending at Bank of Ireland increased by 33pc year-on-year in the first three months of 2018.


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Dail motion calling for 'hardship fund' and meal voucher scheme passed

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:30:53 +0100

AN opposition motion has been passed in the Dail to deliver a ‘ hardship fund’ and meal voucher scheme to help smaller farmers severely impacted by the crisis.


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Donal O’Donovan: Tracker scandal and banking culture will make it a hard sell

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:35:25 +0100

SIGNING off on a bonus bonanza for bankers will be politically toxic for whatever minister is in situ when the review ordered yesterday by Paschal Donohoe comes back with its findings.


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'Farmers should be paid the maximum price for their milk': Anger at co-ops over milk price cuts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0100

Sharp differences have emerged between the ICMSA and IFA regarding base milk price cuts announced by Glanbia, Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick.


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Slashing energy costs by up to 40pc is 'realistic' target

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0100

Cutting energy costs by 40pc on farms is "absolutely realistic" by following some simple steps and using readily available products, according to a Teagasc researcher.


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Former Davy high-fliers sell off long-term stakes in €25m deal

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Davy, the county's largest stockbroker, has bought back 10pc of its register in a €25m deal aimed at enlarging payouts for existing shareholders.


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Sky boosted by strong results amid battle for control

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Sky has reported strong quarterly results in a boon to shareholders anticipating a bidding war between Fox and Comcast for the UK pay-TV broadcaster.


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Germany cautious on banking union

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Thursday effectively rejected calls for the swift introduction of a EU-wide bank deposit guarantee system as part of a banking union, saying that step could only follow a reduction in banks' exposure to risk.


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Northern Ireland's Dale Farm eyes LacPatrick

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Northern Ireland's Dale Farm says it's interested in rival LacPatrick, which revealed on Wednesday that it was examining "strategic options" understood to include a merger or sale of the business.


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European bourses stall as Publicis on up

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Advertising group Publicis and industrial stocks led European shares yesterday as strong results spurred them higher, while the main indices stalled, showing signs of fatigue after a two-day rally took them to six-week highs.


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KBC to verify IDs with fintech 'selfie'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Lender KBC says it is embracing innovative technology and partnering with skilled fintechs in order to compete in the financial services landscape.


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F1 deal puts Irish fantasy sports firm in pole position

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Fantasy sports company PlayOn has entered a strategic partnership with Formula 1.


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Aryzta hires new CEO for Europe

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Troubled Swiss-Irish bakery group Aryzta has hired former Unilever and Royal Friesland Campina executive Gregory Sklikas as chief executive of its Europe division.


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DAA puts Dublin Airport retail units out to tender

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

The DAA has put fashion and jewellery concessions at Dublin Airport's Terminal 1 up for tender.


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Smurfit suitor warned on debt

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

International Paper risks a ratings downgrade if it boosts borrowings to greater than 3.5 times earnings on a "sustained basis", the ratings agency Standard & Poor's, has warned.


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High-flying Dublin Airport leads way as passengers up by 6pc

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Dublin Airport's dominance of Irish aviation became even more concentrated in 2017, as the capital took a bigger share of a growing market.


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Snow chilled UK's March sales tally

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

UK retail sales plunged in March as snow and freezing temperatures kept consumers indoors and disrupted deliveries of stock.


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Wrike setting pace on gender balance at its Dublin hub

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Many firms pay lip service to establishing a balanced gender ratio in the workplace, but not all would adhere to the recruitment policies put in place by Wrike.


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Dublin-headquartered Shire rejects €48bn takeover bid from Japanese rival

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

DUBLIN-Headquartered Shire has rejected a takeover offer of about €48.4bn from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co, the Japanese drugmaker has said.


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Widow's tearful call for urgent review of cardiac services

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

The widow of a young farmer who died from complications while being transferred between Waterford and Cork hospitals has pleaded with Health Minister Simon Harris to urgently review cardiac services.


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Land dispute intensifies after 'land grabber' and 'trespassers will be shot' signs appear

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:18:37 +0100

Large signs referring to "vulture funds and land grabbers" and threatening that "trespassers will be shot" have been erected on farmland allegedly being trespassed on, the High Court has heard. 


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Dale Farm confirms 'interest' in LacPatrick

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:02:26 +0100

The UK's largest co-op Dale Farm has said it is 'interested' in the announcement by LacPatrick yesterday that it is interested in a merger.


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Brexit: Liam Fox has underestimated difficulty of getting British farmers a good trade deal, MEPs warn

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

MEPs representing the UK’s agricultural communities are “deeply concerned” that Liam Fox has underestimated how difficult it will be to get British farmers a good trade deal after Brexit, according to private correspondence obtained by The Independent.


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INM could face 'incurring material costs' in relation to ODCE and DPC investigations

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:52:25 +0100

Independent News & Media (INM) faces the prospect of “incurring material costs” in relation to investigations by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) and the Data Protection Commissioner investigations, the newly installed chairman Murdoch MacLennan has warned in the foreword to the company’s annual report.


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Seven INM board members file sworn statements responding to ODCE application

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:16:20 +0100

SEVEN members of the Board of Independent News and Media (INM) have filed sworn statements responding to the application by the State's corporate watchdog for the appointment of inspectors to investigate the conduct of the media group's affairs.


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Cork cereal grower onto a winner by selling surplus produce to fellow organic farmers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0100

Brian O' Regan farms in Dunderrow just outside of Kinsale. A tillage and poultry farmer, he converted the tillage operation to organic production back in 2008.


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Dairy farmers in dark over future as board weighs up merger

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:22:45 +0100

Hundreds of dairy farmers are facing potential upheaval after LacPatrick announced it was looking at a tie-in with another business


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Irish startup behind innovative lip reading technology secures more than €800k in funding

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:12:40 +0100

An Irish startup has received $1m (€808,000) investment to bring its innovative lip reading platform to market on the global stage.


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Factories: Boost for farmers as hogget prices jump again

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Ivan Moffitt of Manorhamilton mart rates sheep as "the only job at the moment". The statement is backed up by the fact that, despite poor weather, for the second week in a row sheep farmers are walking on sunshine as factory quotes for hogget jumped another 20-25c/kg over the weekend.


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First major sale of milk powder from intervention

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:27:21 +0100

It is understood that almost 30,000t of Skimmed Milk Powder was sold from the EU’s massive stockpile of the product at this latest auction.


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Irish fantasy sports company enters partnership with Formula 1

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:05:04 +0100

Irish fantasy sports company PlayON has entered a strategic partnership with Formula 1.


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Bankers' bonuses at bailed-out lenders back on the agenda

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:26:24 +0100

The Government is set to establish a review to look at the vexed question of allowing a return of bankers' bonuses at bailed out lenders for the first time since the crash.


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Minister for Finance urges compliant contractors to provide information on tax cheats

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0100

The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe has said farm contractors who are aware of rivals evading tax to make that information available to Revenue.


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Wrike's focus on gender balance stays firm as Dublin hub expands

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:41:41 +0100

Many firms pay lip service to establishing a balanced gender ratio in the workplace but not all would adhere to the recruitment policies put in place by Wrike.


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'My last words were, "Love you and see you in Cork" ... it was horrible' - wife of young farmer who died on way to hospital

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:08:16 +0100

A MAN whose death sparked a major campaign over cardiac services in Waterford was told by his wife as he left UHW for transfer to Cork that she loved him and she would see him shortly.


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Doyle announces €17m in forestry payments issuing to farmers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:53:23 +0100

The latest payment of annual tax-free forestry premiums for 2018 amounting to €17.33 million has been announced.


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Watch: TV ad from 1980s with killer dog to be revived in attempt to reduce attacks on sheep

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:54:21 +0100

Wicklow Uplands Council has borrowed from the past in order to highlight the message of dog control.


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How KBC are using technology to bring 'game-changing' digital account to the Irish market

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:26:07 +0100

KBC are embracing innovative technology and partnering with skilled fintechs in order to compete in the financial services landscape in Ireland.


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Availability of seed potatoes impact revenue at Donegal Investment Group

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:29:24 +0100

Donegal Investment Group, formerly Donegal Creameries, has seen its revenue decrease by €2.2m to €44.2m in the six months to February 28.


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Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU GDPR privacy law

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:39:12 +0100

If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook users around the world would be protected by it.


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LacPatrick in merger talks with three firms - including rivals

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:30:00 +0100

One of the biggest dairy co-ops in the Border region is in talks with as many as three potential merger partners.


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Increased stamp price pays off as revenue returns to 2008 levels at An Post

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:18:07 +0100

An Post has announced a turned around in its financials in 2017, reporting a profit of €8.4m for the year, from a loss of €12.4m in 2016.


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Aryzta announce new European CEO as Dermot Murphy steps down

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:41:54 +0100

The chief executive at the European arm of embattled food company Aryzta is to step down.


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Red-hot trade for hoggets could last till summer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0100

The red-hot trade for hoggets and lamb could last until mid-summer.


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Contractors can no longer act as 'unpaid bankers' for farming

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:00:00 +0100

The fodder crisis has shown the extent of over dependence of farmers on contractor credit, it has been claimed.


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Startup diary: Price is right: seeking the holy grail of startup economic strategy

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Who are your deadly enemies? Every startup has them. You will sometimes hear the statement "we have no competitors" from founders who are very wet behind the ears. Never indulge that delusion-you always have competitors.


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Nama: 'We're not 'sitting' on Dublin new homes sites'

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Nama has moved to dismiss claims that it is 'sitting' on sites in Dublin and the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), which could be sold or otherwise freed up for the immediate development of new homes to address the housing crisis.


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Developers exorcise the ghost estates of the past

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Nama has got rid of almost all of its ghost estates and expects to 'resolve' the last six of them by the end of the year. The news comes as BidX1 sold four unfinished housing developments at auction during the last week at prices ranging from €336,000.


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Dublin Docklands office for €3.25m

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Owner occupiers and investors seeking a berth in Dublin's Docklands may be interested in the office accommodation on offer at Portview House.


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Portlaoise office offers 13pc yield

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Ellen Prenderville of QRE is guiding a price of €530,000 for an office investment at Grattan Business Park in Portlaoise, Co Laois.


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Famous south Dublin pub on sale for €5m

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Agent Knight Frank is guiding a price of €5m (exclusive) for Kiely's of Donnybrook.


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Merchants Quay office portfolio guiding at €25m

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Agent Knight Frank says it expects to see significant interest from domestic and international funds, and from private investors for a portfolio of five adjoining buildings on Dublin's Merchants Quay, which it is offering for sale at a guide price in excess of €25m.


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Eyre Square Shopping Centre unit at €1.6m offers 8.74pc net initial yield

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Sarah Winters of agent TWM is quoting a price in excess of €1.6m for Unit 217 at Eyre Square Shopping Centre in Galway.


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Company owners' PPSN needed in database

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

A new register of businesses is set to include details of owners' Personal Public Service Numbers (PPSN).


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S&P credit rating unit valued at €1.8bn as holding transferred to Dublin office

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

A €1.8bn valuation has been placed by global ratings agency Standard & Poor's on its European credit market services unit, after the entire shareholding in the entity was acquired by its new Irish office in preparation for Brexit.


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UK rate rise less likely after surprise inflation fall

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Inflation in the United Kingdom unexpectedly cooled to a one-year low in March, according to figures that raise some doubts over bets the Bank of England will raise interest rates in May.


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Michael Cullen: Learning lessons from online giants

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Paul Dervan, senior director of global brand strategy with international recruitment group Indeed.com, said instigating rules of engagement around marketing in an online-based business comes down to an obsession about being useful, testing and learning and seeing search as key to growth, not a bolt-on.


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China's rising tech star 'half-dead' after US component ban

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

ZTE may have just gone from being a serious contender in the high-stakes world of next-generation networking to, quite possibly, a mobile industry washout.


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Another Angle: Elite dating apps threaten to worsen US equality gap

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:30:00 +0100

Their romance began on a server at a San Francisco startup. Anna Wood had submitted a profile to the League, a dating app aimed at young professionals. She was the perfect prospect: Degree from a top university? Check. Management-track job at a marquee company? Check. Carefully selected profile pictures and a winning smile? Check and check.


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