Competition sees SSE Airtricity profits fall 65pc

A loss of market share as a result of increased competition in the electricity market here contributed to pre-tax profits at SSE Airtricity tumbling by 65pc to €13.4m last year.

Trump effect is having an impact on Irish jobs market

US tech firms have “hit the pause button” on any plans to hire staff here, according to a leading recruitment expert.

Funds secured for two cancer research projects

Two university spin-out companies have secured backing to develop cancer treatments.

French debt costs overtake Ireland’s

France has seen its borrowing costs overtake Ireland’s for the first time since the financial crisis as investors worry about the prospect of far-right, eurosceptic Marine Le Pen winning presidential elections in April.

Irish CEO of Aryzta to leave embattled firm after more than a year of turmoil

THE chief executive of Irish-Swiss food group Aryzta, Owen Killian, is to leave the embattled company after more than a year of turmoil at the company.

Average rents hit highest level since 2002 – and continue to rise

Rents had their highest rise on record last year, just as measures have been put in place to limit increases.

Consumers set for fresh savings as supermarkets’ ‘fierce’ battle continues

The battle between grocery chains for market share is poised to deliver big savings for consumers this year.

Nervous investors retreat from euro amid fears over EU election upheaval

Political uncertainty ahead of European elections prompted nervous investors to sell the euro and kept French government debt under pressure on Wednesday while the price of safe-haven gold hit three-month highs.

“Pre-letting” on the rise as companies seek premium office space in the capital

Office space is in such demand in Dublin that tenants are committing to lease contracts before a building has even been constructed.

Nginx announces 100 new jobs for Cork

Global web and application server Nginx is to create 100 jobs at a new facility in Cork.

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