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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Corporate

Last year
Twitter's survival is about more than just Elon Musk getting his way - here's why
Twitter has been shaken to its core since Elon Musk acquired it – does it matter?
Opinion: Climate offsetting is merely a damaging and ineffective accounting trick
Dr Stephen Onakuse says time is running out and large polluters are relying too heavily on greenwashing.
All time
# Hedging
'The more money going into the game, the more bonuses go up'
The big unions hedge their risks when it comes to World Cup bonus pay-outs.
Opinion: I was a boxer, an IT engineer and now I make music - never give up on your dreams
Leo Capper, who’s known as Leo Dynamic1 aka ‘The Punching Producer’, tells us what he learned in the ring and how he applied it to changing his career.
# Policy
Ireland's 'unfit' corporate watchdog is about to get a major overhaul
The ODCE was roundly criticised for its role in the collapse of the case against Sean FitzPatrick.
# Office space
There are some VERY impressive office buildings under construction in Dublin right now...
The 35 office buildings in development are enough to accommodate 30,000 workers. Yet office space is still at a premium in the city…
# immoral activity
From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts
The sale of Clerys with the loss of almost 500 jobs last week serves as an uncomfortable reminder of just how vulnerable workers are when a company ceases to exist.
# 2k display
Sony ditches the flagship (for now) to focus on creating a standout tablet*
*Also, it announced a mid-range smartphone, the M4 Aqua, to keep that business ticking along.
# Regulators mount up
Who would have guessed - CEOs are concerned about 'over-regulation'
Chief executives worldwide are concerned about bureaucratic influence on their businesses…
# please explain
Tesco will be put under the microscope for its €320m blunder
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority wants to have a long, hard look at the supermarket giant’s books.
# get a calculator
Tesco admits to making €300 million mistake in its books. Oops...
Expected profits down for the third time this year as world’s second-biggest retailer looks into the screw-up.
# music to their ears
Ireland's last home-owned record store is back in the black
Golden Discs has seen a reversal in fortune, returning to profit this week
# austerity budget carrier
Michael O'Leary expects Ming to fly Ryanair back to Roscommon and spend his MEP euros
The airline unveiled nine new routes from Dublin this morning.
# staggering
How is Ireland's beer market like the economy?
Heineken say that recovery in beer sales is much like the economic upturn: uneven.
# Done Deal
Cleared for takeoff: US private equity player snaps up Shannon firm
Eirtech will be merged with two other companies to form a global presence.
# On track
Manufacturing orders rising at fastest pace in three years
Gains in the sector are being attributed to strong export performances.
# bright future
Majority of indigenous tech companies expect revenue to grow
Over 81 per cent of companies said they were more confident about their business than they were three months ago.
# Grows on Trees
Former Coillte boss got €88,000 for three months' work last year
David Gunning received a total package of €195,000 for 2013 when all payments are taken into account.
# Buddying Up
US medical giant buys Covidien in €32 billion deal
The deal will mean pre-tax savings of around €628 million every year by 2018 for the new company.
# Damage bill
Here's how much the winter storms cost eircom
The telecoms company reported flat profits and a drop in revenues for the first three months of the year today.
# Top of the Class
Ireland's top company is...
The Irish Times top 1000 companies is out, and here’s what it says.
# Changing Horse
Paddy Power to back new horse as chief executive steps down
Revenues at the bookmaker climb as Patrick Kennedy announces his decision to move on.
Column: Team leaders are under pressure to deliver results fast – here’s how to
Today’s global economy doesn’t leave new managers with a lot of time to find their feet; here Niamh O’Keefe shares her three steps to successfully leading your team.
# havin' the twaic
9 corporate Twitter accounts that aren't afraid of the craic
Two of them have even engaged in a rap battle. On Twitter. A Twattle, if you will.
# Hacked
ComReg warns businesses of increase in phone hacking
In one phone hacking case, a company had calls to the value of over €250,000 made through its phones.
# fake of the day
Corporate Takeover of the Day
Starbucks give away free branded sleeves to ‘upgrade’ your non-Starbucks coffee. Ah now.
# Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland reports half-year loss of €1.25 billion
Bank CEO says H1 2012 has been a difficult environment to operate in, given ongoing eurozone difficulties and challenges to the Irish economy.
# Reputation
Google is Ireland's most reputable company, while John Player, Quinn and AIB come last
Google, Kerry Group and Apple are top of the class when it comes to corporate reputation in Ireland.
# professionalism
Sweet corporate: English rugby uses city firm to find new coach
England need all the help they can get, so they have brought in the pros to find the new man for the top job.
# Hot mail
Three PwC male workers suspended over 'hot mail'
As PwC ‘Mad Men’ style scandal goes global, a second accountancy firm – KPMG – is hit by email furore.