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Wallonia blocks EU/Canada trade deal as crunch talks fail

The European Union’s hopes of signing a landmark free trade deal with Canada this week appeared to evaporate yesterday as the Belgian federal government failed to win the consent of French-speaking regional authorities.

US pilot union would drop opposition to Dublin-based Norwegian Air unit if contract pledge made

America’s biggest pilot union will drop its opposition to Norwegian Airlines International’s plans to use Ireland as a base to serve the United States, if the carrier formally tells the US Department of Transportation (DOT) that it will only hire […]

Michael McNicholas to stand down as head of company behind Irish Water

The head of the semi-state company behind Irish Water is to stand down.

Double tax threat from UK rate cuts and new EU rules

Britain could slash corporation tax to 10pc if the European Union uses the Brexit negotiations to block UK-based banks and businesses from the single market.

Dunnes Stores is now Ireland’s second largest grocery store – pushing Tesco into third

Dunnes Stores has become the country’s second-largest grocery retailer, pushing Tesco into third place in the multi-billion euro market, new figures this morning show.

Ireland not ready for cyber crime threat, say 90pc of businesses

Six out of 10 businesses expect to be the victim of cyber crime in the year ahead, and 90pc think the country is not prepared for a potential attack on the State.

Doubt over €1.1bn fine for Intel as EU court’s own adviser backs chip giant

Intel could see a record €1.1bn fine for alleged anti-competitive behaviour reversed after one of the EU Court of Justice’s own lawyers said no rivals might have been harmed by the company’s actions.

Dublin Airport set to get third hotel in major investment plan

Dublin Airport is to get its third hotel, with the owners of the Radisson Blu there planning the multi-million euro construction of a new seven-storey, standalone venue on the site.

Providence successfully defends legal bill associated with long running legal battle

Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources has claimed victory in defending a legal bill for costs associated with a long running legal case.

New 20pc tax on profits will hit vulture funds and investors with Irish property assets

A new 20pc tax on profits will hit so called vulture funds and other investor holding Irish property assets through previously low tax vehicles from the start of next year.

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