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Dublin: 17 °C Thursday 25 August, 2016

Business - Today’s News

eBay to close Dundalk operation next year

The decision is being made as PayPal wants to expand its business next year and has asked eBay to leave the facility.

Business - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 2 million people are now working in Ireland, for the first time since 2009

There are 56,000 more people at work now than a year previously – a 2.9% rise, bringing total employment in the country to 2,014,900.

Business - Monday 22 August, 2016

The Guinness Storehouse tracks all its TripAdvisor reviews - even the terrible ones

Paul Carty, who runs Ireland’s biggest tourist attraction, says the days of just following guidebooks are over.

Business - Friday 19 August, 2016

Major housing development beside Dublin park scaled back amid objections

Locals argue the land is not zoned for housing.

Business - Thursday 18 August, 2016

A year after their Top Gear walkout, its former stars are having no trouble raising cash

Facebook and Hailo’s backers have invested in a new Clarkson-Hammond-May project.

Business - Monday 15 August, 2016

Retailers fear return to cross-border shopping if sterling continues to fall

Retail sector representatives are calling on the government to take “decisive steps” as Irish consumers react to Brexit.

Courts should hand down tougher sentences for crimes against businesses, say company owners

The latest national survey finds a quarter of businesses were impacted by crime last year.

Business - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Nearly 34,000 products didn't make it onto the Irish market over safety concerns

The latest figures were released by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Have trouble letting go of your old stuff? There's someone who can help with that...

Emma Gleeson is a professional declutterer. She’ll gladly help you throw out what you don’t want to.

Business - Friday 12 August, 2016

An Bord Pleanála approves Apple's €850 million Galway data centre

The huge installation was first announced in February 2015.

Business - Thursday 11 August, 2016

The world's biggest meat company is coming to Ireland but it's a 'total joke'

The move of the Brazilian multinational’s parent company has been criticised as a “brass-plate operation”.

Star Wars tourism has helped bring a surge of visitors to Ireland

‘Screen tourism’ is one of the factors behind a big increase in visitors.

Business - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Strike action by Dublin Bus 'inevitable' says union boss

The NBRU general secretary, Dermot O’Leary is looking for parity of pay between Dublin Bus drivers and Luas drivers.

Business - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Of all EU countries, Ireland will feel negative impact of Brexit the most (for up to 5 years)

A German think tank survey has found that Ireland will be impacted in both the short-term and long-term.

The market for buying a home is simply 'not normal'

Geodirectory says percentage of transactions is not what it should be.

Poll: Does Ireland need to appoint a dedicated Brexit Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland need to appoint a dedicated Brexit Minister?

With the impact of the UK’s monumental decision still mostly unknown, is it time we faced the issue head-on politically?

Business - Monday 8 August, 2016

€3 million in State funding for Goal withheld as investigation into charity's Syrian finances continues

Two members of Goal’s Turkey staff have already been sacked in the aftermath of the scandal.

Business - Sunday 7 August, 2016

Inside Area 404 - Facebook's heavy-duty tech lab that Zuckerberg isn't even allowed enter

It’s where all Facebook’s hardware prototypes are made.

Tesla wants to build an 'alien dreadnaught' factory after losing money in second quarter

The company this week reported a larger-than-expected second-quarter loss.

'I was with the Irish army in Lebanon, but setting up a drone business is the hardest thing I've done'

As part of our weekly How My Business Works series we profile Green Aviation.

Business - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Ireland's researchers are punching above their weight despite 'below-average investment'

Science Foundation Ireland is training people for industry – not to be “the next professors”.

Business - Friday 5 August, 2016

Dublin Bus drivers mightn't go on strike but instead take 'no fares' from commuters

Drivers at the NBRU have voted for industrial action.

Business - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Your crash course in... How the Bank of England's stimulus package could hurt Ireland

Here’s the lowdown on the UK’s interest rates cuts and other measures.

Virgin Media says eir Sport 'never was and never will be' important to it

Its CEO said the decision to drop both it and BT Sport was “the right call”.

Lidl's plans to boost operation will create 600 jobs

A number of these will be at a major warehouse in Newbridge, Co Kildare that is in the planning process.

Business - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Bitcoin plunges as $65m of the currency disappears in a major hack

The volatile cryptocurrency lost more than 20% of its value after the breach.

Dublin could overtake London as the most attractive financial centre in Europe

A report carried from PwC predicts Brexit could have a major impact on the English capital.

Brexit wounds: Ireland's strong growth 'set to slow by end of next year'

Goodbody’s chief economist Dermot O’Leary said the outlook for the Irish economy is “unusually clouded”.

Business - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Jobs boost: Nearly 500 new positions announced for Galway, Belfast and Roscommon

Over 400 jobs have been announced in Galway, Belfast and Roscommon.

It's looking more and more likely that a Dublin Bus strike is coming

Siptu says the chances of industrial action is “increasingly likely.

Business - Monday 1 August, 2016

Verizon is about to splurge over $2.4bn on Dublin-based company Fleetmatics

The deal is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Poll: Should the State Pension age be dropped back to 65? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State Pension age be dropped back to 65?

There has been a spike in those aged 65 claiming social welfare here as they are not yet eligible for the State Pension.

Business - Sunday 31 July, 2016

This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem SMS

This Irish man is trying to help refugees overcome a major information problem

And through the use of an old tech.

Business - Saturday 30 July, 2016

AIB and BOI ranked among the worst in Europe after stress test

AIB placed at 4.31% for the end of 2018 under adverse scenarios, below the 5.5% level markets and regulators typically expect it to hold.

The last Video Cassette Recorder EVER is about to roll off the production line in Japan...

The videotape format has been in almost constant decline for nearly two decades.

Business - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Axa Insurance fined €675,000 by Central Bank for four-year breach of consumer code

The firm failed to insure that properly accredited people were supervising those handling insurance claims during that time.

Facebook says it's running out of places to show ads in your news feed

The company reported another strong quarter, but it will need to look at other ways to continue growing ad revenue.

Business - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Center Parcs gets green light for €233m holiday park in Longford

An Bord Pleanála decided to uphold planning permission granted by Longford County Council.

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