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Saturday 3 March, 2018

From Business ETC Starbucks has faced almost no penalty for opening stores without planning approval Building And Property

Starbucks has faced almost no penalty for opening stores without planning approval

Two councils are taking legal action against the coffee giant, but things are moving slowly.

Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From Business ETC 'I went from working in a flash office in Dublin to a laneway in Ennis. It was a shock' Startups And Tech

'I went from working in a flash office in Dublin to a laneway in Ennis. It was a shock'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Limerick telecoms infrastructure firm 4Site.

Tuesday 27 February, 2018

From Business ETC The head of the last National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned Startups And Tech

The head of the last National Broadband Plan bidder has suddenly resigned

Conal Henry has stepped down as the CEO of Enet.

Monday 26 February, 2018

From Business ETC A huge investment firm has taken control of Ireland's biggest hotel Building And Property

A huge investment firm has taken control of Ireland's biggest hotel

Tetrarch Capital will now fully own the Citywest.

Sunday 25 February, 2018

From Business ETC Why councils will soon be fining themselves for owning vacant housing sites Policy And Economy

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

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

Thursday 22 February, 2018

From Business ETC Profits have soared at Ireland's biggest private landlord as rents climb Building And Property

Profits have soared at Ireland's biggest private landlord as rents climb

Ires REIT has a portfolio of nearly 2,500 apartments, most of which are in Dublin.

Wednesday 21 February, 2018

From Business ETC 'I took over a business that two people spent 10 years building. It was emotional' Media And Marketing

'I took over a business that two people spent 10 years building. It was emotional'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Dublin firm Cogs & Marvel.

From Business ETC 'Cheap political point-scoring' could hinder Permanent TSB's huge loan sale Policy And Economy

'Cheap political point-scoring' could hinder Permanent TSB's huge loan sale

Analysts say the state-owned bank may get less money than expected.

From Business ETC A major US fund is selling more than 100 apartments in Cork city Building And Property

A major US fund is selling more than 100 apartments in Cork city

Most of the ‘City Square’ complex is expected to sell for about €30m.

Tuesday 20 February, 2018

From Business ETC The company behind Bulmers is having big problems selling cider in the US Food And Drink

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.

Monday 19 February, 2018

From Business ETC A major Dublin-based insurance firm has been banned from issuing new policies Financial Services

A major Dublin-based insurance firm has been banned from issuing new policies

CBL Insurance has about 12,500 customers throughout Europe.

From Business ETC Irish bookmakers have offloaded their gambling site set up to rival Paddy Power Sports

Irish bookmakers have offloaded their gambling site set up to rival Paddy Power

Independent bookies launched the loss-making Betpack in a bid to match bigger competitors.

Saturday 17 February, 2018

From Business ETC 'It will be world class': Omniplex has bought the long-vacant Longford shopping centre Building And Property

'It will be world class': Omniplex has bought the long-vacant Longford shopping centre

The cinema group is hoping to breathe life into the complex.

Friday 16 February, 2018

From Business ETC The long-awaited Dart Underground looks to have been delayed again Building And Property

The long-awaited Dart Underground looks to have been delayed again

Plans to build the tunnel were first proposed over 40 years ago.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

From Business ETC A huge UK private equity firm has snapped up a wealthy Irish software company Financial Services

A huge UK private equity firm has snapped up a wealthy Irish software company

Pollen Street Capital has bought Vision Blue Solutions.

Wednesday 14 February, 2018

From Business ETC 'Running a business at 63, your notions of conquering the world tend to disappear' Retail And Services

'Running a business at 63, your notions of conquering the world tend to disappear'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Cork firm Hallisey & Partners.

From Business ETC Two brothers building apartments on Bray's seafront have shared a multimillion-euro payday Building And Property

Two brothers building apartments on Bray's seafront have shared a multimillion-euro payday

Brian and Gerard Freney own the well-known Star Leisure arcade.

From Business ETC Irish house prices have soared again and people's wages can't keep up Building And Property

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.

From Business ETC Fallon & Byrne is opening a fancy new food hall in Dundrum Town Centre Food And Drink

Fallon & Byrne is opening a fancy new food hall in Dundrum Town Centre

The outlet will anchor a new development at Ireland’s biggest shopping centre.

Monday 12 February, 2018

From Business ETC Here's what we know so far about the plan to sell Ireland's oldest stockbroker Financial Services

Here's what we know so far about the plan to sell Ireland's oldest stockbroker

Goodbody looks like it will be snapped up by a Chinese buyer in a €100m deal.

Saturday 10 February, 2018

From Business ETC Whatever happened to... a €180m plan to regenerate a troubled Dublin flat complex? Building And Property

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.

From Business ETC 'We can't afford to give a pub €5,000': Craft producers hit out at exclusive drinks deals Food And Drink

'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.

Thursday 8 February, 2018

From Business ETC A huge French company is taking over one of Ireland's biggest recruitment firms Work

A huge French company is taking over one of Ireland's biggest recruitment firms

Dublin-based Sigmar is the third-biggest staffing outfit in the country.

Wednesday 7 February, 2018

From Business ETC Why this tech professional left a multinational to become a Mayo hypnotherapist Startups And Tech

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.

Tuesday 6 February, 2018

From Business ETC Donabate residents are fighting a plan to build 'overbearing' three-storey apartment blocks Building And Property

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.

Monday 5 February, 2018

From Business ETC Dozens of developers are fighting to keep their lands off the vacant sites list Building And Property

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.

Sunday 4 February, 2018

From Business ETC 'You could be offered €100,000 - it's big money': Pubs reveal drinks firms' exclusive deals Food And Drink

'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.

Friday 2 February, 2018

From Business ETC The firm behind the controversy magnet White Moose Cafe has raked in nearly €100,000 Food And Drink

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.

Thursday 1 February, 2018

From Business ETC US private equity giant Oaktree has snapped up Tallaght's Square shopping centre Building And Property

US private equity giant Oaktree has snapped up Tallaght's Square shopping centre

The centre is planning a major expansion after winning a court battle with Dunnes Stores.

Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From Business ETC 'I put on my brother's second-hand suit and knocked on doors to get my first job' Financial Services

'I put on my brother's second-hand suit and knocked on doors to get my first job'

As part of our How My Business Works series, we profile Getcover.ie.

From Business ETC 'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments Building And Property

'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments

The chair of Ireland’s Housing Agency is one of the government’s top advisors.

From Business ETC John Delaney's furniture business has tumbled further into the red Sports

John Delaney's furniture business has tumbled further into the red

The FAI boss is the biggest shareholder in Tipperary-based Gerfurn.

Tuesday 30 January, 2018

From Business ETC The Irish taxpayer will pick up the tab for bust Setanta Insurance Policy

The Irish taxpayer will pick up the tab for bust Setanta Insurance

The total cost of the claims could be in the region of €90m.

From Business ETC The famous 'Jonathan Swift' ferry that runs from Dublin to Holyhead is being sold Tourism

The famous 'Jonathan Swift' ferry that runs from Dublin to Holyhead is being sold

Irish Continental Group is offloading the vessel for over €15m.

Monday 29 January, 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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Sunday 28 January, 2018

From Business ETC One of Ireland's wealthiest families is building a leisure centre on the Wexford seafront Building And Property

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 27 January, 2018

From Business ETC Competition officials are virtually powerless to police a €700m car loan market Transport

Competition officials are virtually powerless to police a €700m car loan market

The UK is worried about sub-prime lending in the industry, so Ireland is taking a closer look.

Friday 26 January, 2018

From Business ETC One of Limerick's most promising software firms has splashed out to buy a US rival Software

One of Limerick's most promising software firms has splashed out to buy a US rival

AMCS could spend more than €5m on Brady Recycling.

Thursday 25 January, 2018

From Business ETC Solas ordered to pay €20,000 to a 60-year-old worker asked if he should 'take it easy' Work

Solas ordered to pay €20,000 to a 60-year-old worker asked if he should 'take it easy'

The state training body has carried out research on difficulties facing older people.

From Business ETC For the first time in years, Ireland's pubs will be allowed to open on Good Friday Food And Drink

For the first time in years, Ireland's pubs will be allowed to open on Good Friday

The Dáil has passed legislation that will permit the sale of alcohol.

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