Heaslip-backed Irish start-up UrbanVolt signs up to global LED challenge

An Irish start-up that has Jamie Heaslip amongst its investors has become the first company here to sign up to the Global Lighting Challenge.

Ireland’s Brexit benefit? Europe’s biggest stock exchange is eyeing up Dublin

Europe’s biggest stock exchange Bats Europe could open a base outside London following Brexit, its head told Reuters, voicing doubts about whether the City of London would secure sufficient access to the European market.

Profits at pharma firm double to €18.5m

Pre-tax profits at pharmaceutical firm Clonmel Healthcare more than doubled to €18.5m last year.

Restaurant Group to sell or shut 33 sites

Britain’s Restaurant Group, the struggling owner of the Joe’s Kitchen chain, said it identified 33 underperforming sites for sale or closure as a part of its ongoing strategy review after a turbulent year.

Apple set to create 1,000 jobs with Cork plan go-ahead

Apple has received planning permission for an expansion at its European HQ in Cork that is to deliver 1,000 jobs.

Lending loophole in Central Bank home loan rules

Irish banks can ignore the Central Bank’s tough new mortgage rules when they lend to customers abroad, the Irish Independent has learned.

Cairn Homes revenue rises to €16m

Revenue at Irish homebuilder Cairn Homes increased to €16m in the first half of the year after the company concluded its site acquisition phase.

Ireland rises to seventh in innovation league table

Ireland has moved up to seventh place in a global ranking of the world’s most innovative economies.

Continent barely notices UK vote as Eurozone sees growth in activity

The UK vote to pull out of the European Union has done little to derail the Eurozone economy, it seems, with activity inching up to a seven-month high this month, a new survey has shown.

Good news for UK as exports hit two-year high

UK manufacturing exports rose to their highest level in two years in August, boosted in part by weaker sterling.

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