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Business - Yesterday’s News

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Business - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Use the phone network iD Mobile Ireland? It's shutting up shop next month

Almost three years after its glitzy launch, the company will cease trading at the start of April.

Business - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites

Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites

The vacant sites levy was introduced to free up land for homes.

Milk crisis? Storm Emma stopped the collection of fresh stock from many dairy farms

Many farmers have exhausted their backup space for the milk collected, with possible knock on effects for the availability of milk on supermarket shelves.

Business - Friday 2 March, 2018

Some supermarkets are starting to reopen but most are remaining shut until tomorrow

The government says food delivery is ‘a priority’.

Business - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution

The move paves the way for the phasing out of diesel vehicles in a country with a huge automotive industry.

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds

The Central Bank is to review their code of conduct for how financial institutions deal with those in mortgage arrears.

'Significant increase in bread production' as consumers pick shelves dry in anticipation of The Beast

The nation’s sudden appetite for retail bread therapy shows no signs of abating.

The head of the only remaining National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

A US cable giant has bid £22 billion to buy Sky

Comcast is offering more per share compared with a bid from Rupert Murdoch.

Business - Monday 26 February, 2018

Varadkar and May speak by phone ahead of draft EU withdrawal document on Brexit

The draft document, set to give a legal basis to last December’s preliminary agreement, will be published on Wednesday.

Companies with HQs in the IFSC have a 'duty to give back' to north inner city, says minister

The Taoiseach also said he is confident the gardaí will bring an end to the Hutch-Kinahan feud.

Business - Sunday 25 February, 2018

An Irish answer to Amazon's same-day delivery has bagged €650k from investors

Dublin startup WeBringg has raised funding from several private investors – but it needs more.

The company behind Bulmers is having big problems selling cider in the US

C&C’s distribution deal with the Pabst Brewing Company has come to an end.

Business - Saturday 24 February, 2018

This restaurant in London is the inspiration for a new plan in Galway city

The idea is modelled on a similar idea on London’s South Bank.

How tech firms outside Dublin are luring staff away from the capital

Companies in Cork, Limerick and Galway are targeting workers increasingly priced out of Ireland’s main city.

'I'm an optimist - life is a wonderful gift': Welcome to the world of Seán Gallagher

The one-time presidential candidate explains why he’s so bullish on the future for Ireland.

Government seeking bids for design and production of PSC generation two

The PSC project shows no signs of slowing despite concerns over the card’s legality and its compliance with the forthcoming EU data protection regulation.

PTSB chief refuses to appear before Finance Committee next week over loan sale

The bank recently announced it is to sell off a €3.7 billion portfolio of non-performing loans, including mortgages 14,000 private dwelling homes.

Business - Friday 23 February, 2018

All the publicans in this Cork town plan on keeping the shutters down this Good Friday

Six establishments in Newmarket have committed to stay closed.

Business - Thursday 22 February, 2018

'If everything's fine, why's it being investigated?' - Social Protection peppered with tough questions over PSC

It emerged at today’s Oireachtas committee on social protection that roughly 450 people have had welfare payments suspended over failing to register for a Public Services Card.

Business - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Seawater swimming pool, bar and restaurant to open in Clontarf next week

A seven-day pub licence was granted today.

Business - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

RTÉ says the TV licence fee system needs to be reformed Next Five Years This post contains videos

RTÉ says the TV licence fee system needs to be reformed

But that doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in the fee.

You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April

Driving licence applications will become the latest state process to be added to the Public Services Card’s remit in just under seven weeks.

Business - Monday 19 February, 2018

KFC stores across the UK were closed today because of a chicken shortage

The company blamed ‘teething problems’ with a new distributor.

Taxi drivers threaten protest over proposed College Green plaza

The various taxi driver associations have grouped together to say that the damage the plaza will do to their business has not been taken into consideration by Dublin City Council.

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

Business - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Where will all the construction workers come from to build the Ireland 2040 plan?

In the long-term apprenticeships will help, but what about in the next few years?

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

Business - 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.

Business - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis?

A new report by Daft.ie shows that rent in Dublin is now €380 per month higher than at the peak of the Celtic Tiger years.

Business - Monday 12 February, 2018

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse WRC

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse

“Termination was the only option,” said Workplace Relations Commissioner adjudication officer Penelope McGrath.

Deal done for Cork's new event centre but it could end up costing the State more money

The Irish Examiner reports that than an extra €10 million of public money has been pledged.

Business - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'If you must build something there, it has to be world class' - the saga of the €250 million Cork city skyscraper

Should the mooted 40-storey building be constructed on Cork’s docklands it would become Ireland’s tallest structure.

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.

Business - Friday 9 February, 2018

Irish people stopped paying mortgages in their droves after a ruling blocked the banks from evicting

The Dunne Judgement from July 2011 stated that banks could no longer foreclose until new legislation was brought in on the issue.

Business - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Wall Street, we have a correction: The Dow Jones is plummeting again

The market has fallen 10% since its all-time high two weeks ago.

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

No-deal Brexit would cripple UK finances to tune of €91 BILLION - leaked report

The leaked secret economic analysis paints a dire economic picture for the UK post-Brexit.

Business - 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.