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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Poll: Would you support gender quotas for Ireland's company boards? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support gender quotas for Ireland's company boards?

The government today unveiled a plan to increase the number of female professors.

Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From Business ETC These are a few important things that slipped under the radar in this year's budget Policy And Economy

These are a few important things that slipped under the radar in this year's budget

Budget 2019 had plenty about housing and Brexit – but there were some details missing from the speech.

Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From Business ETC Budget 2019: These are all of the key developments as they happened Policy And Economy

Budget 2019: These are all of the key developments as they happened

We unpick what this year’s announcements mean for business in Ireland.

Wednesday 3 October, 2018

From Business ETC Web Summit has agreed a 10-year deal worth €110m to stay in Lisbon Startups And Tech

Web Summit has agreed a 10-year deal worth €110m to stay in Lisbon

The Ireland-based events company said the Portuguese capital beat out 20 other bids.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland's aviation authority says flights to the UK could 'stop at midnight' with a hard Brexit Tourism And Transport

Ireland's aviation authority says flights to the UK could 'stop at midnight' with a hard Brexit

The IAA’s chair-designate also warned that capacity issues would limit growth at Dublin Airport.

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland's second-biggest hotel group is being sold to a US investment firm Tourism And Transport

Ireland's second-biggest hotel group is being sold to a US investment firm

Tifco owns the Travelodge franchise as part of its portfolio of 26 hotels and resorts across Ireland.

Saturday 11 August, 2018

From Business ETC 'We can't guarantee this won't happen again': Facebook's private reaction to its content scandal Policy And Economy

'We can't guarantee this won't happen again': Facebook's private reaction to its content scandal

The tech giant went into damage control with Irish officials well before the Dispatches revelations aired.

Tuesday 7 August, 2018

From Business ETC The cost of building major projects has nearly topped the Celtic Tiger peak Building And Property

The cost of building major projects has nearly topped the Celtic Tiger peak

Rising tender prices spell trouble for the government’s planned infrastructure spending surge.

Monday 6 August, 2018

From Business ETC On-demand cleaning outfit Helpling merged its UK and Irish operations after millions in losses Startups And Tech

On-demand cleaning outfit Helpling merged its UK and Irish operations after millions in losses

The company was known as Hassle in the two markets before its takeover by a German rival.

From Business ETC Poll: Should the lower VAT rate be axed for hotels? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the lower VAT rate be axed for hotels?

Whether or not to leave the preferential rate in place has become an annual debate in Ireland.

Wednesday 1 August, 2018

From Business ETC Irish firms are twice as likely to get rejected for bank loans as their European rivals Financial Services

Irish firms are twice as likely to get rejected for bank loans as their European rivals

Indigenous businesses also pay double the interest on their borrowings on average.

From Business ETC Irish hotels are pulling in record profits as rates soar around the country Tourism And Transport

Irish hotels are pulling in record profits as rates soar around the country

Industry analysts Crowe say the new challenge for the sector is growing to meet demand.

Tuesday 31 July, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland's oldest stockbroker is being sold to Chinese investors Financial Services

Ireland's oldest stockbroker is being sold to Chinese investors

The deal represents a major payday for Goodbody’s owners.

Monday 30 July, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland says EU digital tax plans have 'greatly overstated' the value of users' data Policy And Economy

Ireland says EU digital tax plans have 'greatly overstated' the value of users' data

Government officials admit the move would probably hurt the country’s ability to attract tech firms.

Tuesday 17 July, 2018

From Business ETC Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier Tourism And Transport

Dublin's CityJet is merging with a Spanish airline to form Europe's biggest regional carrier

The combined companies will have a fleet of nearly 100 aircraft.

Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From Business ETC Paddy Cosgrave says MoneyConf will stay in Dublin 'for the foreseeable future' Startups And Tech

Paddy Cosgrave says MoneyConf will stay in Dublin 'for the foreseeable future'

Around 5,000 attendees are expected at the fintech-focused conference over two days.

Thursday 7 June, 2018

From Business ETC Web Summit has fielded a potential €170m Spanish bid to host the tech conference Startups And Tech

Web Summit has fielded a potential €170m Spanish bid to host the tech conference

Several European cities are vying to hold the event, which moved from Dublin to Lisbon in 2016.

Tuesday 5 June, 2018

From Business ETC Irish IT services giant Version 1 has sealed another takeover deal Startups And Tech

Irish IT services giant Version 1 has sealed another takeover deal

The company is buying London-based Cedar Consulting – its sixth acquisition in the UK.

Monday 4 June, 2018

From Business ETC Poll: Should all Irish taxis have to accept card payments? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all Irish taxis have to accept card payments?

The hotels lobby says that should be part of the ‘basic service’ all passengers can expect.

From Business ETC Europe's biggest online fashion retailer is launching an Irish store Retail And Services

Europe's biggest online fashion retailer is launching an Irish store

Zalando set up an office in Dublin three years ago – but it hasn’t catered to shoppers here until now.

Wednesday 23 May, 2018

From Business ETC The government wants to put €8bn into its rainy-day fund as it goes from 'famine to feast' Policy And Economy

The government wants to put €8bn into its rainy-day fund as it goes from 'famine to feast'

Ireland spent most of its previous sovereign wealth pool bailing out the banks.

Thursday 26 April, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland's largest health services firm is snapping up part of property giant Sisk Group Health And Education

Ireland's largest health services firm is snapping up part of property giant Sisk Group

Uniphar has agreed to buy Sisk Healthcare – an arm of one of the country’s biggest construction groups.

Sunday 22 April, 2018

From Business ETC This ex-Connacht rugby star has just been named Ireland's best young entrepreneur Startups And Tech

This ex-Connacht rugby star has just been named Ireland's best young entrepreneur

Conor O’Loughlin set up gym software outfit Glofox in 2013 after his rugby career was cut short by injury.

Thursday 12 April, 2018

From Business ETC A top economist says there are 'shades of the Celtic Tiger' about Ireland's housing market Building And Property

A top economist says there are 'shades of the Celtic Tiger' about Ireland's housing market

Prices are increasing at their fastest rate in nearly three years.

Sunday 1 April, 2018

From Business ETC A lack of new apartments is making Ireland's 'dysfunctional' property market even worse Building And Property

A lack of new apartments is making Ireland's 'dysfunctional' property market even worse

New figures show the average asking price for a home in Dublin has jumped by €145,000 in five years.

Thursday 29 March, 2018

From Business ETC Profits soared at Web Summit after its first year in Lisbon Startups And Tech

Profits soared at Web Summit after its first year in Lisbon

The company is bringing its spin-off Moneyconf event to Dublin in June.

Tuesday 27 March, 2018

From Business ETC Irish-founded tech firm Intercom reaches unicorn status with its $1bn-plus valuation Startups And Tech

Irish-founded tech firm Intercom reaches unicorn status with its $1bn-plus valuation

The company’s Dublin headcount is due to swell to nearly 400 as its funding tops $240 million.

Monday 26 March, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland's chronic housing shortage is the economy's 'most pressing issue' Building And Property

Ireland's chronic housing shortage is the economy's 'most pressing issue'

It is forecast to take years before new construction keeps pace with demand.

Sunday 25 March, 2018

From Business ETC A Blackrock startup backed by Ryanair's ex-deputy chief is going under Startups And Tech

A Blackrock startup backed by Ryanair's ex-deputy chief is going under

Unravel Analytics has been put into liquidation after running out of time to raise enough cash.

Friday 23 March, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland's biggest film studio has been sold to a private equity investor Building And Property

Ireland's biggest film studio has been sold to a private equity investor

A firm led by Troy Studios chairman Joe Devine has snapped up the long-established Ardmore Studios.

Wednesday 21 March, 2018

From Business ETC What the EU's new taxes on the tech giants mean - and how they would hurt Ireland Policy And Economy

What the EU's new taxes on the tech giants mean - and how they would hurt Ireland

US companies like Google and Facebook are firmly in the firing line.

Monday 19 March, 2018

From Business ETC What Irish businesses need to know about the Brexit transition deal Policy And Economy

What Irish businesses need to know about the Brexit transition deal

The draft agreement includes a ‘backstop’ to prevent a hard border with the North.

From Business ETC Dundrum Town Centre's co-owner has rejected a €5 billion takeover offer Building And Property

Dundrum Town Centre's co-owner has rejected a €5 billion takeover offer

UK company Hammerson claimed the bid was ‘wholly inadequate’ for the value of its portfolio.

Thursday 15 March, 2018

From Business ETC Why Ireland Inc is so worried about the EU's planned Big Tech 'tax grab' Policy And Economy

Why Ireland Inc is so worried about the EU's planned Big Tech 'tax grab'

The digital tax would be levied wherever companies like Facebook and Google make their sales.

Wednesday 14 March, 2018

From Business ETC Tesco has quashed a payout for a worker accused of stealing cash from self-scan tills Retail And Services

Tesco has quashed a payout for a worker accused of stealing cash from self-scan tills

CCTV showed the man accessing the note dispensers – but he claimed he was unfairly dismissed.

Thursday 15 February, 2018

From Business ETC Want to join the team at Fora? We're hiring a staff reporter Media And Marketing

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.

Friday 10 November, 2017

From Business ETC A Dublin startup has raised €1m for technology that could help stop crashes Funding

A Dublin startup has raised €1m for technology that could help stop crashes

ProVision Vehicle Cameras designs systems for tracking fleets and driver behaviour.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

From Business ETC Voxpro's two founders shared in a €40m cash windfall from the Cork firm's sale Services

Voxpro's two founders shared in a €40m cash windfall from the Cork firm's sale

Dan and Linda Kiely started the outsourcing company in an office above a pub.

Thursday 12 October, 2017

From Business ETC The High Court has cleared the way for Apple's €850m Athenry data centre Data And Security

The High Court has cleared the way for Apple's €850m Athenry data centre

The tech company has faced a near three-year wait for the development.

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From Business ETC Budget 2018: These were all the key developments as they happened Policy

Budget 2018: These were all the key developments as they happened

We break down the essential points Irish businesses need to know.

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