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# Health 2.0
Meet the Irish company donating air disinfection tech to Chinese hospitals
‘An electrical discharge that obliterates viruses’: Novaerus specialises in air-disinfecting devices.
# Deeptech
The state of Eir address: How Ireland's largest telco is dealing with 5G, fibre and Huawei
Chief executive Carolan Lennon on rolling out the firm’s €1bn investment strategy.
# Health 2.0
Sleeping Giant: The Irishman at the coalface of global sleep technology
Meet Colin Lawlor, the tech boss who wants to help the world sleep better.
# Future of finance
Fresh off a $45 million raise, French startup Lydia is joining Ireland's burgeoning fintech scene
After running a trial with Irish users, the payments app is ramping up its plans in a busy market.
# Startups and tech
Your crashcourse in... 5g and other tech trends for 2020
AI, edge computing and drones: It’s going to be an interesting new year.
# Feature
The throwback economy: Why 'a good story' never goes out of style
As the retail world evolves, do vinyl and the printed word still hold a special place in peoples hearts?
# Evolution of food
'The first year we were completely crazy': How getting a Michelin star impacts Irish restaurants
Fine-dining eateries still grapple with skills shortages and rising labour costs.
# retail and services
'The outlook is bleak': Irish retail group will meet UK MPs amid no-deal Brexit fears
Retail Excellence also asked the government for a Revenue worker to help with preparations.
# Work
We've teamed up with Griffith College to give a future business leader an online MBA scholarship
You could earn a qualification in association with Edinburgh Business School normally worth €12,000.
# modernising
'The seven-nights-a-week drinker is gone': How Irish pubs are attracting a new clientele
Issues like harsher drink-driving penalties and cost of business are also having an impact on pubs.
# Startups and tech
How do people make money playing Fortnite?
Live streaming, V-bucks and e-sports are all part of the online gaming world vocabulary.
# insights and opinions
Poll: Do you check work emails while out of the office?
It might be easier to catch up on work, but connectivity could also have its downsides.
# insights and opinion
Poll: Would you favour a company based on its green credentials?
Businesses and policymakers are coming under pressure to transition to a low carbon economy.
# policy and economy
Facebook warned that ban on children's junk food ads could hurt marketing of Spotify playlists
The social media giant has lobbied against an amendment to data protection laws.
# Startups and tech
&Open wants to help companies re-think their approach to corporate gifting
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the Dublin company.
# retail and services
One4all is getting a digital transformation as it looks to new markets
The decision to move the giftcard online came a year before its €100 million sale to Blackhawk Network.
# AerSpace
Aer Lingus is bringing in 'premium' fares - but what do the experts make of them?
The IAG-owned airline will launch AerSpace on a selection of routes in September.
# tourism and transport
Donegal is turning to virtual reality to bump its overseas visitor numbers
The county is one of the west’s least visited.
# insights and opinion
Poll: Would you hail a robotaxi?
Elon Musk said he expects Tesla to have self-driving ‘robotaxis’ on the road by 2020.
# policy and economy
Poll: Do you still have faith in the State's broadband plan?
A decision on the project has been delayed. Again.
# fora
Ryanair asked the EU to use its 'influential voice' to pressure Paschal Donohoe in a tax law dispute
The airline had launched a High Court challenge relating to tax laws for Europe-based workers.
# media and marketing
It's the 'end of the road' for Ireland's first drive-in cinema as Movie Junction heads for liquidation
The outfit had been operating in Cork for close to 10 years.
# building and property
Hospitality outfit the Key Collection has lost an appeal to run short-term lets without permission
An Bord Pleanála rejected an appeal following a council decision last year.
# Startups and tech
COMPETITION: We're giving away FREE tickets to Dublin Tech Summit
The event has quickly evolved into one of Europe’s fastest growing technology conferences.
# Property
Facebook given go-ahead for upgrades to former AIB headquarters amid plans to move base to Dublin 4
Plans approved for its Ballsbridge campus include a series of bridges to link each office block.
# media and marketing
We're looking for an editor to lead the team at Fora
If you have what it takes to deliver compelling business news for our readers, we want to hear from you.
# Work
We're teaming up with Griffith College to give one reader an online MBA scholarship
You can earn a qualification in association with Edinburgh Business School normally worth €12,000.
# insights and opinion
These are the top Irish companies to watch in 2019
We pick the businesses that are gearing up for a big year.
# health and education
Want a UCD Smurfit School MBA? We're teaming up to give one reader a full scholarship
You can be in with a chance to earn a qualification normally worth up to €34,500.
# food and drink
Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment
The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.
# food and drink
'You're either premium or you're not': Why Wicklow Wolf won't compete with the beer giants
The brewer could increase output tenfold with a new €4 million facility, due to open next year.
# Financial Services
Another exec at AIB is heading for the exit – this time its CEO Bernard Byrne
The bank has lost two finance chiefs in recent months and has moved to reintroduce bonuses to retain staff.
# policy and economy
Here are the tougher-than-expected Airbnb laws that will kick in next year
The regulations will ban short-term lets by landlords in some locations and introduce 90-day cap.
# resource and energy
Bord na Móna will shed up to 430 staff as it fast-tracks a shift away from peat
The semi-state company wants to complete a move to renewable energy two years early.
# tourism and transport
A new report claims Dublin Airport needs a third terminal - but DAA is having none of it
The State-owned operator says there are more pressing issues at the hub.
# retail and services
After culling thousands of staff in recent years, Eir is planning to hire 750 new workers
The customer service roles will mainly based in Cork, Limerick and Sligo.
# tourism and transport
Plans to turn Dublin's College Green into a car-free plaza have been rejected
The national planning body says the scheme would cause problems for buses and other transport.
# retail and services
Paddy Power was fined £2.2m for letting punters use stolen money to place bets
The betting behemoth was also taken to task over how it deals with problem gambling.
# big green
Irish food group Greencore sells its US wing for more than $1 billion
The Dublin-based firm recently moved to restructure its US business after a profit warning.
# policy and economy
Denis Naughten resigns - as the future of the National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance
The Communications Minister made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.