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Today’s News

'We can't afford to give a pub €5,000': Craft producers hit out at exclusive drinks deals

Many craft drinks producers say sweeteners offered by big companies are locking them out.

'There's a lack of respect for the sector': Trucking firms need more foreign drivers to fill staff gaps

Too few young drivers are coming into the industry due to poor policies, officials say.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

Why Emirates' flagship 'superjumbo' jets won't be coming to Ireland any time soon

The A380′s biggest operator wants to bring the plane to Dublin, but there’s a problem – or four.

Meet the Dublin startup that's trying to save accountants drowning in paperwork

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile Circit.

Four years after its News Corp takeover, Storyful is going through a painful adolescence

The Irish company’s latest products are designed to protect CEOs from online storms.

'Don't invest in something you know nothing about - you'll avoid lots of mistakes'

Ex-Dragons’ Den star and investor Eamonn Quinn talks about why he’d love to have photographic memory.

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'We're not at all satisfied': It's crunch time for Norwegian after multimillion-euro losses

The low-cost airline has pumped $350 million into its Irish subsidiary.

Whatever happened to... a €180m plan to regenerate a troubled Dublin flat complex?

Developer Bernard McNamara was to rebuild the O’Devaney Gardens during the boom.

The Pancake Tuesday treaty, pub crawls and fake news rents: A morning with Paddy Cosgrave

The Web Summit founder is bringing fintech shindig Moneyconf to Dublin this June.

Kildare Village says axing one unit from its €50m expansion will 'jeopardise' the entire project

The designer outlet centre was granted permission for several new stores, but it’s not happy with the council.

Feuds between telcos and councils are fuelling Ireland's mobile coverage black spots

New mobile infrastructure projects across the country are stuck in planning limbo.

'We can't afford to give a pub €5,000': Craft producers hit out at exclusive drinks deals

Many craft drinks producers say sweeteners offered by big companies are locking them out.

'There's a lack of respect for the sector': Trucking firms need more foreign drivers to fill staff gaps

Too few young drivers are coming into the industry due to poor policies, officials say.

Want to join the team at Fora? We're hiring a staff reporter

If you have what it takes to craft compelling business stories, we want to hear from you.

From Business ETC Rural pubs need to be raking in at least €8,000 a week to keep the doors open Food And Drink

Rural pubs need to be raking in at least €8,000 a week to keep the doors open

A new AIB report looked at the state of the Irish pub sector and made some predictions for 2018.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Irish house prices have soared again and people's wages can't keep up

The cost of a home is up by more than 12% in the last year.

Monday 12 February, 2018

The former chairman of Irish Nationwide has been given a €20,000 fine

The lender’s collapse cost taxpayers an estimated €5.4 billion.

Sunday 11 February, 2018

Why this tech professional left a multinational to become a Mayo hypnotherapist

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Castlebar broadband firm Westnet.

Dozens of developers are fighting to keep their lands off the vacant sites list

The measure was set up to stop land hoarding and free up sites for housing.

Saturday 10 February, 2018

The firm behind the controversy magnet White Moose Cafe has raked in nearly €100,000

Manager Paul Stenson is currently in the midst of a spat with a blogger.

Westport House's new boss plans to turn the iconic estate into a major concert venue

Ex-Titanic Belfast CEO Tim Husbands helped bring the MTV Music Awards to Northern Ireland.

Donabate to get more than 200 new homes after project gets green light

Prominent developer McGarrell Reilly wants to build over 250 homes in north Dublin.

Thursday 8 February, 2018

The State is sitting on nearly 100 empty sites as housing groups cry out for land

The government spent almost €1m on maintaining and guarding vacant properties last year.

What Nuritas is cooking up in its new Dublin lab next to the Lord Mayor's house

The startup recently sealed a €16 million funding round.

Donabate residents are fighting a plan to build 'overbearing' three-storey apartment blocks

Prominent developer McGarrell Reilly wants to build over 250 homes in north Dublin.

The firm behind the controversy magnet White Moose Cafe has raked in nearly €100,000

Manager Paul Stenson is currently in the midst of a spat with a blogger.

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These were the biggest hotel deals of 2017

Last year was quiet compared to 2016′s bonanza.

Why this tech professional left a multinational to become a Mayo hypnotherapist

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Castlebar broadband firm Westnet.

'Partying plays a role in business and life - you make loads of connections'

Tropical Popical’s Andrea Horan also talks about why she loves Mondays.

Dozens of developers are fighting to keep their lands off the vacant sites list

The measure was set up to stop land hoarding and free up sites for housing.

Westport House's new boss plans to turn the iconic estate into a major concert venue

Ex-Titanic Belfast CEO Tim Husbands helped bring the MTV Music Awards to Northern Ireland.

'You could be offered €100,000 - it's big money': Pubs reveal drinks firms' exclusive deals

Heineken has already been accused of using its clout to squeeze out rivals.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Radio Nova ordered to pay €30,000 to presenter who was unfairly fired

The presenter said her show was cut with no warning.

Google is cracking down on 'untrustworthy' ticket resellers

The tech company will require vendors to meet certain criteria to advertise on its platform.

Monday 5 February, 2018

Ryanair's Q3 profits up by 12%, but O'Leary warns that 2018 will be a 'bumpy year'

Michael O’Leary said the company will remain “cautious” throughout the rest of its financial year.

The Limerick billionaires behind Stripe are opening a Dublin engineering hub

But one of the Collison brothers has warned about the dangers of the city’s housing crisis.

Sunday 4 February, 2018

ALL PARTIES IN a case that involves two of Ireland’s biggest building companies clashing over pyrite should ensure remediation is paid to affected homeowners, the High Court has heard.

Ballymore Group is pursuing a case against a subsidiary of Ireland’s largest building materials company, CRH.

Ballymore was founded by Sean Mulryan, one of Ireland’s best-known developers, and has led the development of a slew of major housing projects across the country.

The case relates to one of the company’s developments at Portmarnock in county Dublin, called Drumnigh Wood. There are 145 houses in the development, which was built in 2007, and the court heard that pyrite has manifested in around 50 houses.

Some properties were sold for more than €1 million.

About 30 homeowners have taken legal proceedings against Ballymore, which in turn has taken legal action against CRH subsidiary Roadstone and two other companies, Murphy Concrete Manufacturing and William Miley.

Ballymore claims that the trio supplied materials that was responsible for the presence of pyrite in homes it developed in Drumnigh Wood.

pyrite cracks credit Riggsdoes youtube Pyrite in a house Source: Riggsdoes/Youtube

The court heard that most of the concrete for the development was supplied by Roadstone, with a smaller amount supplied by Murphy Concrete. Proceedings were first filed more than two years ago.

Remediation

Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy said that all the parties in the case should ensure that suitable remediation is paid to any affected homeowners if necessary. She said that the court proceedings could then decide who has the final liability.

“It is in all of your interest that if there is damage that you should all get together and find who is liable,” she said.

“All three parties should decide whether remediation is necessary and then find who is liable in the proceedings. All the parties could get together to sort it out, (but) I leave that matter with you.”

Justice Murphy said several times that it is not desirable for the case to be delayed, noting that proceedings have already lasted for more than two years.

She said that the case should be a straightforward one in terms of pleadings, although she acknowledged that proving liability could be very complex.

The case was adjourned and will be heard again in March.

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Written by Paul O’Donoghue and posted on Fora.ie

Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'

EU rules will be rolled out in April to clamp down on acrylamide, which is found in chips.

One of Ireland's wealthiest families is building a leisure centre on the Wexford seafront

Two other local operators have been accused of trying to stall the plan.

Saturday 3 February, 2018

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties

It also hopes to source land for social rental accommodation in the midlands and west.

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