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Business - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

New delivery business: 'In this day and age, we should have been at it long ago'

Business owners who have had to embrace e-commerce and online delivery predict Covid-19 will change consumer habits.

Business - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'There has been an intellectual rethinking on the whole issue of government borrowing'

Why austerity is out and public spending is back on the menu for economists.

Business - Friday 24 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

Business - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'The price of petrol will drop — but you're going to be disappointed'

Why are Irish motorists not yet feeling the benefit of declining global oil prices?

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Donohoe describes predicted 22% unemployment rate as 'horrific'

However, the finance minister said Ireland will rebuild its economy.

Business - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins

Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.

Explainer: How did the price of oil slump to below zero dollars a barrel?

The price has been plummeting thanks to an unprecedented decline in demand.

'The station revolutionised radio for a generation': Ronan O'Rahilly, founder of Radio Caroline, dies aged 79

The station had a listenership of up to 30 million and gave a host of famous presenters their starts in radio.

Business - Friday 10 April, 2020

Donohoe has 'little reason to doubt' Covid-19 will cause worst economic crisis since Great Depression

The Finance Minister said Ireland will likely have to access some of the financial supports made available by the EU.

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Business - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Debenhams is closing all of its Irish stores and will go into liquidation

The company operates four stores in Dublin, two in Cork and others in Galway, Limerick, Newbridge, Tralee and Waterford.

People on pandemic payment 'not classified as unemployed' but rate would be 16.5% if they were, says CSO

The rate would be the highest ever in the CSO’s series, dating back to 1998.

Business - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

€1bn worth of supports announced for businesses, with a push to get companies to sell online

The supports aim to help with liquidity issues experienced by businesses.

Business - Friday 3 April, 2020

House completions likely to 'dry up' as homes on sale at lowest level since 2006

Daft.ie says that this is the first time since late 2006 that fewer than 20,000 homes have been on the market.

Business - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

People told to not leave tap running or flush wipes down the toilet amid Covid-19 crisis

Irish Water has also advised businesses to make sure there is “no unnecessary use of water” .

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Business - Monday 9 March, 2020

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'Utter carnage' on financial markets continues as oil and coronavirus combine to deliver 'Black Monday'

In early trading, more than £140 billion was wiped off FTSE 100 companies.

Business - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan

The struggling airline has been hit by a slump in bookings since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Business - Thursday 13 February, 2020

People in Dublin have the fifth highest commuting times in Europe

Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam and London have the longest average commuting times, according to new research.

Business - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Brown Thomas to take over two floors of former House of Fraser in Dundrum

The flagship store will take House of Fraser’s place, and will open in 2021.

Business - Monday 20 January, 2020

Taoiseach presents Apple CEO Tim Cook with special award in Dublin

The award was given to mark 40 years of investment by the tech company in Ireland.

Business - Friday 10 January, 2020

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause

Overall, 46 people died in workplace accidents in 2019 and agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in which to work.

Business - Friday 3 January, 2020

The government wants to make Dublin more like Boston, Barcelona and Paris

A new Trinity College campus site will serve as the centre of the ‘Grand Canal Innovation District’.

Business - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Authorities left dumbfounded after ex-Nissan boss flees Japan to Lebanon while awaiting trial

Carlos Ghosn, formerly a giant of the motor industry, faced charges of financial misconduct.

Business - Saturday 28 December, 2019

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?

Business - Monday 23 December, 2019

Boeing chief executive resigns amid ongoing 737 MAX scandal

The former CEO was seen as tone deaf about 346 people killed in two crashes involving the aircraft.

Business - Thursday 5 December, 2019

New editorial line-up to lead TheJournal.ie into exciting new phase

Meet the team charged with delivering insightful, impartial journalism on one of Ireland’s most popular digital outlets.

Business - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Google co-founders step down from parent firm Alphabet

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are handing the reins to current Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Business - Monday 2 December, 2019

Consumer watchdog issues warning about controversial tech retailer Click.ie

The CCPC said the warning is especially noteworthy ahead of the Christmas period.

Business - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Royal Bank of Scotland has called its new app Bó

Although bó is the Irish word for ‘cow’, RBS makes no reference to this in its lengthy press release called ‘What’s In A Name’.

Business - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Amazon v Disney v Netflix: What the global streaming war means for Ireland?

The entertainment industry is about to be hit with a healthy dose of disruption.

Business - Friday 22 November, 2019

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Elon Musk unveils Tesla's new Cybertruck but 'impact-proof' windows smash during demo

The Tesla co-founder unveiled the all-electric battery-powered pickup truck.

Business - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Broadsheets to 'propaganda sheets': Why are the UK papers shouting louder and louder?

The bias is more obvious than ever, so what is driving it?

Business - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Coffee shops roast the Government for taking ‘easy way out’ with latte levy

Single-use coffee cups are to be hit with a levy of up to 25 cent under new government plans.

Business - Monday 4 November, 2019

McDonald's CEO fired for dating company employee

Steve Easterbrook served as the company’s chief executive since 2015.

Business - Friday 1 November, 2019

Business Post group acquires Irish Tatler and other magazines

The group has bought Irish Tatler, Food & Wine, and Auto Ireland.

Business - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Ireland misses greenhouse gas emissions targets with Status Red snowfalls putting pressure on home heating

The EPA says there are challenges in dealing with extreme weather events in a sustainable way.

Business - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Big pharma firm Novartis to cut 320 jobs at Cork plant

One of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical firms, Novartis employs 1,600 people in Ireland.

Business - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Overseas sales of Operation Transformation and Taken Down help RTÉ commercial arm profits

The commercial division generates revenues from overseas sales of shows, sponsorship and sales of the RTÉ Guide.

Business - Monday 7 October, 2019

EY to create 600 new jobs across island of Ireland

The roles will be spread out across six cities.

Irish businesses 'will need €1.5bn' to prevent job losses if there is a no-deal Brexit

Many firms face collapse if supports are not urgently put in place, Ibec has warned.

Business - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Former INM executive Joe Webb takes legal action against the media company

Webb, the former CEO of INM Ireland, was one of the so-called #INM19 who allegedly had their emails accessed by an external company.