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EU gets green light for US trade talks

EU gets green light for US trade talks EU countries gave initial clearance yesterday to start formal trade talks with the United States, EU sources said, in a move designed, but not guaranteed, to smooth strained relations between the world’s […]

Ireland records the highest start-up figures in 13 years

Ireland records the highest start-up figures in 13 years An average of 71 companies were set up every day in Ireland during the first three months of 2019. This is despite Brexit uncertainty and concerns about a slowdown in the […]

€8.6bn invested in Irish office space since 2013

€8.6bn invested in Irish office space since 2013 Almost €8.6 billion has been invested in Irish office property over the past six years, according to a report from Savills. It said that low interest rates and a rapid growth in […]

High costs pose threat to business competitiveness – NCC report

High costs pose threat to business competitiveness – NCC report The National Competitiveness Council has warned that rising rents, the increasing cost of labour, and a high marginal tax rate pose possible threats to the competitiveness of businesses in Ireland. […]

Female board representation here passes 30% mark

Female board representation here passes 30% mark The gender composition of boards in Ireland has passed the 30% female representation level, a 7% increase since 2017. New research conducted by EY shows that the average gender composition of boards now […]

Dublin 7th most expensive place in the world to build

Dublin 7th most expensive place in the world to build Dublin is the seventh most expensive place in the world to build, with average construction costs at $3,245.10 per metre squared, a new report shows. The International Construction Market Survey, […]

Insurance fraud crisis is costing jobs, says top judge

Insurance fraud crisis is costing jobs, says top judge Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns has expressed frustration at the slow pace of insurance reform, saying the country risks reputational damage if the claims culture is not tackled. He is […]

Safe-haven Euro zone bonds dented by Brexit but buffered by ECB

Safe-haven Euro zone bonds dented by Brexit but buffered by ECB Germany’s 10-year bond yield edged up on Thursday as a no-deal Brexit was avoided for now but held firmly below zero percent thanks to a signal from the European […]

‘Technology can create more jobs than it eliminates,’ insists Varadkar as firm announces 600 new roles

‘Technology can create more jobs than it eliminates,’ insists Varadkar as firm announces 600 new roles Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted new technology will create more jobs than it eliminates but says that up to 40pc of today’s jobs will […]

Tourism industry looking to woo more Chinese visitors

Tourism industry looking to woo more Chinese visitors Irish tourist service providers are being urged to take steps to attract more visitors from China in order to offset any drop in numbers coming here from the UK after Brexit. Fáilte […]

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