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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 8 December, 2016

Business - Today’s News

One of the key people in the making of modern Ireland turns 100 today

TK Whitaker was just 39 when he took on the challenge of leading a dark and depressed 1950s Ireland into a brighter future.

Business - Yesterday’s News

Five years after the fall of an Irish Ponzi scheme, 1,400 people still await compensation

Custom House Capital was found to have ‘systematically and deliberately’ misused clients’ cash.

Bono and The Edge are the latest investors to back this biotech startup

Nuritas has also announced plans to triple its workforce next year.

You can now pay for things using your phone (but only if it's an Android)

Two banks, KBC and AIB, will be offering the service.

Business - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Qatar Airways will fly direct from Dublin to the Middle East starting next summer

The daily service to Doha will open up the Gulf carrier’s international network to Irish passengers.

Business - Monday 5 December, 2016

One of our journalists just won a major business news award

Fora reporter Paul O’Donoghue was declared ‘upcoming journalist of the year’.

Flights between Cork and the US will start at €65 one-way

Norwegian Air International and Wow Air are both expected to start transatlantic flights from Cork to nine US cities in 2017.

The cost of Christmas: Irish households will spend an extra €720 in December

The figure is a €26 increase on the average monthly spend for Christmas 2015.

Business - Sunday 4 December, 2016

This group will brainstorm your business ideas for you - and they'll do it for free

All Potting Shed asks for in return is some snacks and an open mind.

'Tourist bodies don't want us to be seen as a leprechaun country. I found that interesting'

After a decade making furniture, this designer found his next calling was opening a museum.

The man who brought Ticketmaster to Ireland started off selling tickets in a record shop

Tommy Higgins sold Ticketshop to the US ticketing company in 2002.

Business - Friday 2 December, 2016

Women told their jobs are gone 'immediately' resolve dispute after Blanchardstown store sit-in

The Pumpkin Patch company has stores in Blanchardstown and Liffey Valley.

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of using an Irish company to avoid Spanish tax

But a firm connected to the Real Madrid star claims it was the victim of a cyberattack.

Business - Thursday 1 December, 2016

The head of Twitter Ireland is on the move again - just six months after taking the job

The former RTÉ journalist, who founded social media agency Storyful, decided against a move to the US.

Ryanair launches new package holiday service

The low-cost carrier has launched ‘Ryanair Holidays’ in Ireland, the UK and Germany.

'Thousands of employees, very highly trained': Kenny pays tribute to Apple

The Taoiseach is on a three-day trip to the US, where he will meet business leaders including those from Apple and Facebook.

Business - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Netflix users can now download films and TV shows

The company says it’s working on getting ‘the bulk’ of its content downloadable.

New rules for businesses who want to call their food 'artisan' or 'natural'

The guidelines aim to stop consumers being misled by marketing terms.

New rules will allow you to use Netflix or Spotify unrestricted across the EU

The measures were approved yesterday allowing “cross-border portability” of paid-for online content.

Donald Trump is to walk away from his multi-billion dollar empire

The US President-elect will pass the organisation onto his children.

Business - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

A Donegal meat plant and abattoir is being "occupied" by its former owner

Liam McGavigan had gone to local media saying he had “retaken possession of the abattoir”

Official verdict: 'The vast majority of consumers will not have to pay direct charges for water'

The report describes normal usage as “a public service.”

Business - Monday 28 November, 2016

Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route Up Up And Away This post contains videos

Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route

The flights will begin in 2017 or 2018.

Paddy Power, Topaz and others stung for sending spam emails and texts

The companies have been ordered to pay prosecution costs and donate varying sums to charity.

Business - Sunday 27 November, 2016

8 glasses per passenger and fancy food at 35,000 feet - what it's like to chef for an airline

United chef Gerry McLoughlin talks about the oddities of serving fancy meals at 35,000ft.

Top Irish PR body seeks to curb rogue 'influencers' being paid to sell products and not admitting it

The PRII will host a round table with bloggers to create clear guidelines on disclosing payments.

The single most important thing you can do to negotiate better deals

Negotiation skills aren’t just for high-level diplomats or CEOs – we rely on them for many daily interactions.

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Shopping season is upon us. Have you joined in yet?

The firm behind Longford's €230m holiday park expects it to be fully booked in its first year

But Center Parcs’ Ireland director expects the first 12 months of business to be ‘a challenge’.

Business - Saturday 26 November, 2016

Why the Burning Man festival turned non-profit in a quest for immortality

The head of the multimillion-dollar Nevada event talks about giving up its commercial status.

The Central Bank's governor is 'open' to regulating crowdfunding

Philip Lane said any significant new technology will require consumer and investor protection rules.

The Irish Internet Association is here to stay, what comes next is a different story

Stakeholders recently warned that the cash-strapped body was ‘on its deathbed’.

Did Pope Francis really endorse Trump? Pressure grows on Facebook and Google to reduce fake news

A group of Princeton undergrads were able to build a “fake news” classifier that they say Facebook should replicate.


Dublin ranks as one of Europe's best startup hubs - with some of the worst digital infrastructure

The Irish capital placed in the top 10 for both new and fast-growing businesses.

The woman who helped build Primark reveals why the store doesn't sell online

Breege O’Donoghue, who worked at the clothing chain for 37 years, also shared her career highlights.

RTÉ guts kids TV: 'How can you stand before a country and be like, give us your licence fee?'

RTÉ has decided to completely outsource the production of young people’s television.

Business - Friday 25 November, 2016

Irish-founded Stripe is worth over $9bn after a huge funding round

The online payments company was started by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison.

How small online retailers can beat Amazon on Black Friday

Irish sellers should try to win the war on service – and play the ‘shop local’ card.

Business - Thursday 24 November, 2016

RTÉ staff say decision to cut children's programme making was 'bolt from the blue'

The RTÉ Trade Union Group say that decision was taken “without any consultation”.

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