Ornua opens €20m factory in Saudi Arabia

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has opened a new €20m manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia.

Construction activity at highest since 2000

Irish construction activity increased at its fastest pace since June 2000 during February, according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index.

Facebook to create 200 new jobs at Dublin HQ

Facebook plans to create 200 new jobs in its Dublin headquarters, the company has said.

European shares rise as banks’ rally strengthens

European shares rose on Monday, extending gains made in the previous session and with banking stocks among the top performers, as funding plans from the European Central Bank buoyed the sector.

New Zealand bans zero hour contracts

New Zealand has passed legislation banning ‘zero hour’ contracts, in a move to ban deals criticised by many as exploitative.

Pfizer/Allergan boost as M&A activity jumps €45.3bn to €189bn in 2015

Mergers and acquisitions increased in value from €45.3bn to €189bn last year but reduced in volume, down to 104 from 120 in 2014, according to the William Fry M&A Review 2015.

Health insurers ordered to give more information to families renewing policies

HEALTH insurers have been ordered to provide more information to families when they are renewing their policies.

Price of Irish farm land falls by almost €1,000 per acre

Kildare tops list for most expensive land values at €13,886 per acre

Third of Irish employers offering pay rises to retain staff

Survey finds half of private sector employers to provide above-inflation pay rises this year

Glanbia launches new €100m milk loan fund for farmers

A €100M fund linked to the milk price has been unveiled for dairy farmers looking to expand in the face of volatility on the markets.

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