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Cork Company of the Year Awards: A look at those in the Large category

In the third of a four-part series looking at finalists for the Cork Company of the Year Awards 2019, Padraig Hoare casts an eye over those in the Large category.

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: Construction skills shortage is the new elephant in the room

If this country does not get a grip on runaway capital costs, we can wave goodbye to any notion of a truly sustained economic recovery, writes Kyran Fitzgerald.

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JOHN WHELAN: Trade talks offer glimmer of hope for Irish exporters

Moving away from the apocalypse now unfolding in the British houses of parliament, there are reasons for business to be hopeful that 2019 may work out better than ...

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PETER BROWN: The true market feeling on Brexit...is boredom

Stock markets are confident that deadline will be extended, writes Peter Brown.

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Helping with 'digital detox' has become a viable business

We’re almost a month into 2019, and with one-third of resolutions abandoned already, there is a simple change we can make in our lives, writes Ruth Doris.

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Mike Ashley ‘in talks over possible HMV takeover’

The Sports Direct boss is said to have spoken with music and entertainment industry figures about a possible rescue deal.

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Ryanair: Brexit won't ground flights

Ryanair has cooled its Brexit rhetoric by saying it does not expect any large-scale flight disruptions to be caused by the UK leaving the EU.

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Confidence growing over oil drill ban progress

People Before Profit is confident its bill aimed at banning future drilling for oil and gas in Irish waters can still succeed - albeit with certain amendments attached ...

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Mobile phones set to drag on Dixons Carphone trading

Dixons Carphone is expected to book another sales slump at its troubled mobile phone division when it reports on its third-quarter performance next week.

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Irish company introduce stylish solution to hearing problems

Hearing 'earrings' could be the new fashion trend.

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700 jobs at Limerick firm safe after US vote

Around 700 jobs at Aughinish Alumina in Limerick are safe for now following a US senate vote to allow sanctions on its owner to be lifted — but the political ...

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Eurozone recession fears on the rise

The ECB is expected to wait until the fourth quarter to raise its deposit rate, later than thought just a month ago, according to economists who also said the chances ...

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Travelodge addition helps lift Tifco hotel profits

The performance of the no-frills Travelodge chain of budget hotels contributed to four-fold increase in pre-tax profits at hotel operator Tifco in 2017.

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Ryanair profit warning fails to dent airline shares

Shares in Europe's leading so-called low fares airlines rallied after a profit warning from market leader Ryanair sent them into an initial nosedive.

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Ibec, UCC and CIT team up for future of work conference

The changing nature of work will bring great opportunities but also risks, Ibec has said ahead of a UCC and CIT-partnered conference.

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Actors’ union: No-deal Brexit would be catastrophic

Irish Equity’s members rely on the open Irish border and often collaborate on productions across the island.

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Fáilte Ireland to invest €5 million in tourism sector ahead of Brexit

In a significant ramping up of its activities to protect Irish tourism ahead of Brexit, Fáilte Ireland will invest €5 million to support the sector.

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Electric car maker Tesla to cut workforce by 7%

The company’s founder and CEO Elon Musk warned of a difficult road ahead.

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Grapevine: Savour Food sees companies save money and enhance environment

EAST Cork food and retail businesses are making huge cost savings and having positive impacts on the environment and staff morale thanks to Savour Food, a new food ...

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Update: US software company confirms 1,500 new jobs and new 'Salesforce Tower' for Dublin

1,500 new jobs are being created at customer management company Salesforce.

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Ryanair lowers profit forecast for 2019

Ryanair expects its profits for the year to come in 10% lower than expected.

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Engineering multi-national predicts 20% growth in construction industry this year

The construction industry is predicted to grow by 20% this year.

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Ambassador hails mighty ‘relief’ for Aughinish jobs as sanctions lifted

Aughinish Alumina workers in Limerick will be “mightily relieved” after the US Senate backed the US Treasury Department’s decision to lift sanctions ...

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Brexit deal vital for Irish tourism

A rise in sterling’s value on the back of a Brexit deal would be a necessary boost for tourism in Cork and Kerry, which sees a fifth of annual visitors come ...

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Central Bank vows Irish banks in good shape to face even hardest of Brexits

A hard or soft Brexit will affect parts or all of the Irish economy but Irish banks are in good shape and insurance customers will be protected to survive any fallout, ...

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Cairn Homes shares leap 4% as builder pledges higher returns for shareholders

Cairn, along with rival stock market-listed Glenveagh Properties, has been out of favour for some time despite it delivering into a market which cannot meet the ...

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Penneys sees Christmas sales growth

In the three months to the first week of January, Primark grew sales by 4% on a year-on-year basis.

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Ticket site Viagogo says it is ‘compliant’ with court order to identify touts

The firm must publish the names and addresses of touts under a court order obtained by the competition watchdog.

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BBC’s first female Deputy Director General to step down

Anne Bulford has been hailed for her work over the past six years.

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Aer Lingus boss confident of ‘business as usual’ in no-deal Brexit

Chief executive Sean Doyle said the airline does not anticipate any disruption to flights would take off after March 29.

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Softer Brexit may mean Ireland taps UK bounce

The parliamentary rejection of the British prime minister, Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement came as no surprise to anybody, nor should it have.

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Aer Lingus unveils brand revamp

Aer Lingus has had a makeover.

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Irish economic confidence grows despite global uncertainty

Economic confidence in Ireland has continued to grow for the second successive quarter, despite global uncertainty.

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Social welfare payments will continue to be made at post offices this year

Social welfare recipients will continue to collect their payments from post offices this year.

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Ann Summers Irish stores in 15% rise in revenue

Ann Summers revenues at its Irish retail stores rose 15% last year but still posted an operating loss.

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Philip Hammond discussed Article 50 ‘recision’ with business leaders

The Chancellor said a no-deal Brexit could be ‘taken off the table’, according to a leaked transcript.

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Aughinish jobs safe for now after US senate vote

Around 700 jobs at Aughinish Alumina in Limerick are safe for now after the US senate voted to support the White House in ending sanctions against the plant’s ...

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Stocks to rebound, says top analyst

A less aggressive posture from the world’s central banks, and moves by Chinese authorities to support economic growth, will assure a rebound in equities from ...

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Ford sees global tariffs adding to an uncertain 2019

Ford has forecast weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter profit levels, saying that global tariffs could erode 2019 earnings by about $700m (€612m).

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Oil falls 1.6% on output in US

The price of crude oil tumbled on world markets on a report that US production surged and fuel inventories climbed, but signs that Opec’s plan to drain a global ...

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Goldman Sachs shares surge after profit boost

Goldman Sachs turned in a better-than-expected profit during David Solomon’s first quarter at the helm, helped by dealmakers in the division the new chief ...

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Calls grow for the Government to tap emergency Brussels funds for Brexit threat

Irish businesses and leading experts say the Government needs to tap special funds from the EU to help offset the effects of Brexit.

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Sterling, shares gain as investors bet UK will delay Brexit

Sterling and stock markets showed no panic despite Tuesday night’s political chaos at Westminster, as investors bet that Brexit would be delayed to avoid Britain ...

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For the small guy, the risks are now a big issue

The writing has been on the wall for some time now, but even for the slow adopters, the writing is now writ large.

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Tullow Oil targets significant ramp-up in production

Tullow Oil has said its total net production levels could break the 100,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) mark this year.

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Pound steady as Tories face no-confidence vote

It comes after a day of drama on Tuesday.

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M&S trialling plastic-free produce aisles and return of greengrocer

The British retailer is launching 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables free of plastic packaging in a trial.

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Pound will remain volatile after Brexit delay hope sparks rebound, says Carney

Bank of England governor Mark Carney told MPs that financial markets believe the chances of a no-deal Brexit have reduced.

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Pound fights back on market hopes for Brexit Plan B

Sterling strengthened to just under 1.29 US dollars and stood at nearly 1.13 euros.

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Visa Consumer spending index falls for first time in almost two years

Consumer spending here fell during December, according to Visa.

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