The move has come as a major surprise, given that management was guiding in recent months that Eir’s headcount reductions were finished for  now

Voluntary scheme is aimed at about 800 of its 3,300 employees

“Media monitoring is a hugely important service to our sector, particularly monitoring of print and broadcast media,” said John Carroll, chief executive of PRII

Kantar Media’s proposed takeover of nearest rival a concern, says competition commission

As a US-listed company, Apple would generally employ a more aggressive investment policy on its funds than a sovereign state. Photograph: Bloomberg

Government fears that if tax case is overturned, Apple could seek recompense

26/07/2015 - Finance Story on border businesses affected by Brexit (journalist Mark Paul ) Father and  son Terry and Terry McKevitt outside their  McKevitt's Village Hotel in Carlingford.Photograph: Enda O'Dowd / The Irish TimesKeywords: trade soft brexit border piost trade Northern Ireland Belfast Louth smuggling economy macbride mcbride

More than 100 Grant Thornton staff have registered to take part in Dublin Pride parade

Brendan O’Neill, who runs a cross-Border ferry service from Warrenpoint in Co Down to Omeath in Co Louth. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Anxiety among frontier businesses over the North’s status in customs union

‘Radio sector is in crisis,”  said Lucy Gaffney Communicorp’s chairwoman

Company concerned that new FM radio licences will damage sector’s viability

Chief executive Stephen Glancey (left), with Kenny Neison who has resigned as C&C finance director. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

After nine years, Kenny Neison to leave cidermaker with immediate effect

Argentinian soccer star Angel Di Maria who plays for Paris St Germain but faced investigation over his time at Real Madrid. Photograph: Getty

Argentinian player received one-year jail term in Spain for tax fraud

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: could define in his October budget speech the criteria acceptable for Employment Incentive and Investment Scheme approval. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Employment Incentive and Investment Scheme criticised by firms and investors

Dublin-based accounting firm BDO has commenced discussions with several Irish-listed companies to gauge their interest in investing in its proposed new €100 million fund. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

BDO plans to widen pool of listed firms to assemble €100m successor to existing fund

Corporate governance and corporate Ireland are often uncomfortable bedfellows. Photograph: iStock

Will organisers also please stop calling every conference a ‘summit’

The research finds that the goods trade from the south to the north would likely be hit harder by the imposition of WTO tariffs together with customs checks, with the food and agricultural and textile sectors most affected.

Imposition of WTO tariffs would be ‘worst case scenario’ according to Intertrade Ireland study

The Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim.

Fears that weaker sterling could hit short-break visitors from Northern Ireland

 An abrupt sell-off in technology stocks that started around midday  in New York trading dragged the S&P 500 technology sector down as much as 4.2 per cent.  Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Euro stocks choppy as election delivers no clear winner on eve of Brexit talks

Sterling registered its biggest daily fall in seven months against the euro. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Expectations of softer Brexit policy help check slump in pound

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave: extremely successful and driven but notoriously tetchy persona with an ego the size of Jupiter. Photograph: Eric Luke

Caveat: Paddy Cosgrave follows Michael O’Leary playbook as Moneyconf moves to Dublin

A nighttime view of the Dylan Hotel in Dublin 4, which has received a €10m renovation.

Move is designed to capitalise on shortage of hotel stock in Dublin city

The Bulmers/Magners cidermaker C&C has reiterated that its ‘home’ markets of Ireland and the UK are stable. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The company’s profits for the year were down by €8m from €103m

The Noonan Services sale may be worth between €170 million and €190 million

US private equity firm HIG among bidders in deal worth up to €190m

Expansion “underlines Ireland’s position as a hub for high-end technology”, said Enda Kenny

Irish medtech company plans to open new offices in Boston and Montreal

A survey vessel at work in the Irish Sea on the EirGrid East West Interconnector project

Slippage in profits due to rebates paid to electricity operators

Irish builders are using sterling’s weakness to buy materials from the UK

British goods and services currently regarded as a ‘bargain’ by Irish builders

Graeme Buchanan, managing director of Stobart Air, with Warwick Brady, deputy chief executive of the Stobart Group

Airline to hire 60 new staff to fly Embraer E195 jets

Tony O’Reilly, chief executive of Providence Resources, which has received approval from the State to transfer part of an Irish exploration licence to Cairn Energy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Cairn will pay up to $42m to drill in Porcupine Basin

Kelly Martin has taken over as interim chief executive of US group Novan. He will juggle his time with his existing role as CEO of Malin Corporation. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Martin will juggle his time between Malin and Novan

During the Champions League final, expect Cristiano Ronaldo to rip off his jersey at some point to flex his muscles. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/UEFA via Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo and Mourinho have used Dublin to manage image rights cash

Quinlan Private chairman Derek Quinlan  is advising a consortium of European investors on an estimated €1.3 billion bid to buy Finance Tower in Brussels. Photograph:  Alan Weller/Bloomberg News

Deal would be one of largest property transactions in Europe in recent years

Brendan Smith: pleaded guilty to bid-rigging. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Fines in bid-rigging case ‘a ridiculous amount’

Leo Crawford (left), group chief executive, BWG Group, and Graham O’Connor, chief executive, Spar Group Ltd, with Lil Courtney, owner of three Dublin Spar shops including EUROSPAR Fairview, Spar East Wall and Spar Five Lamps.

A ‘significant slowdown in growth’ due to deflationary trends in Irish grocery market

Firmer director of Aston Carpets and Flooring Brendan Smith was fined €7,500 and given a three-month suspended prison sentence. Photograph: Collins Courts

Long road to first bid-rigging conviction ends with suspended sentence and ‘modest’ fines

 The newly-built  Central Bank of Ireland on North Wall Quay in Dublin:  Crean Mosaics, sister company of Aston Carpets and Flooring, recently completed €1.8 million of work on the new Central Bank headquarters.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Flooring firm got huge State contracts despite bid-rigging probe into sister company

 A Deutsche Bank downgrade on the euro zone banking sector soured sentiment. Strategists at the German bank cut their rating on European banks to “underweight” and recommended investors lock in gains.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Food group Aryzta slumps 9% after reporting flat revenues

Up to €3 million will be spent on a major upgrade of Cafe en Seine on Dawson Street in Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mercantile group lining up €20 million investment programme

M&S had sought a High Court injunction preventing a major extension to the Frascati centre. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Retailer had objected to plans to revamp shopping centre in Blackrock

Camile Thai restaurant on Pearse Street, Dublin. Its owner Brody Sweeney is expanding into the UK market. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Caveat: Ability to bounce back from failure is the true measure of an entrepreneur

PlayOn  has already signed partnerships with NBA basketball  and European Tour golf. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

Founder Killian Jones wants to build Irish-owned start-up into a €290m business

Camile Thai food chain founder Brody Sweeney.

London ‘soft launch’ follows franchise-led expansion of chain to 15 outlets in Ireland

Niall Quinn: said the decision by Avanti to switch off Q-Sat’s services had come with no warning “like a Scud missile”. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Satellite broadband service had 3,000 customers in less accessible rural areas

The new plan Three announced is to apply a fair usage formula for users that has been agreed at European level. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Instead it is introducing a ‘fair usage’ policy in accordance with new European rules

Topaz garages are to be rebranded soon.

Canadian-listed Couche-Tard will bring its Circle K brand to Ireland next year

Sports Direct now occupies the former Boyers building on Talbot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Caveat: Megastore is more than an acre of fresh competition

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Wall Street rebounded after the Philadelphia Federal Reserve said its business activity index unexpectedly rose in May after declining for two months. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Bank of Ireland and Aryzta fall on Iseq after both announce new chief executives

C&C has blamed a decline in revenue on temporary “disruption” to its US business as it beds down a sales link-up with Pabst Brewing Company

Bulmers/Magners cidermaker interested in providing more loans to more Irish pubs

Vodafone’s organic service revenue growth slowed to 1.5 per cent in the final quarter from 2.1 per cent in the third

Wider group looks to calm investors after net loss of €6.1bn

Fine Grain Property is chaired by former Telecom Éireann chairman  Ron Bolger, pictured here in 1997. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Fine Grain Property Ireland teams up with Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Deliveroo’s turquoise army takes to the streets of Ireland.

Caveat: Delivering big plans, rich footballers and Lidl expansions

Coillte CEO Fergal Leamy: said State’s forestry agency  has identified sites at locations including in Cork, north of Dublin and in the west of the country that might be suitable for housing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

State forestry agency identifies up to 300 hectares of land close to population centres

Maurice Pratt, newly elected chair of The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation, will lay out the challenges ahead when he meets Minister for  Tourism Shane Ross on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Up to €1 million has been spent in direct fire-fighting costs for the blaze at Cloosh Valley in Galway.

‘If anyone knew it would lead to what happened at Cloosh, they would never have started it’

     US retail industry lobbyist Matthew Shay has warned   that a  proposed  levy on imports   could cripple Irish exporters of food and clothing to America. Photograph: Getty

Washington lobbyist calls on Irish retailers to boost their engagement with politicians

A screen displays  the IBEX35 index at Madrid’s stock exchange market in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: EPA/Fernando Alvarado

Dalata hotel group falls sharply in Dublin, with its price down by 2.9 per cent to €5.02

NS last year established a company, Disa Assets, which is registered to a small, Dublin south city office building that is also home to NS Financial Services Company

NS’s Irish tax avoidance structure triggers heavy criticism from Dutch politicians

The bitter falling out between Frank  Gleeson on one side, and a consortium that includes Irish-American investors and Danu Partners, backed by the founders of Setanta Sports, on the other, spawned three separate legal actions

Peace deal to see group divided between US-backed investors and Frank Gleeson

Even if a director doesn’t meet the definition of independence in the codes, they are still considered independent if the board says so. Photograph: iStockphoto

Caveat: Mueller misses Etihad job; and publicans in bitter Hairy Lemon battle

Frascati centre, Blackrock, Co Dublin: building work is about to get under way on an estimated €40 million revamp.

Blackrock shopping centre row may end up in Commercial Court if not resolved

 Matheson headquarters  at 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin  2.    File photograph: Alan Betson

Review followed criticism over law firm’s use of its charity in tax-efficient finance deals

Sir Anthony O’Reilly: almost all of his  assets have been sold off and so the public scrutiny will soon end. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA

Caveat: Ryanair engages private detective and Web Summit seeks government liaison expert

 Robert Pitt, chief executive INM  and  company chairman  Leslie Buckley. Photograph: Alan Betson

Triona Mullane received €250,000 from Denis O’Brien for her start-up company

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold addressing the company’s agm in Dublin. Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

Chairman says CRH is entering ‘new phase’ of growth and acquisitions

Dromoland Castle hotel: it is unclear whether the other Dromoland shareholders, mostly members of a Wall Street-assembled consortium of wealthy Americans, have pre-emption rights to acquire the shares

Efforts to liquidate businessman’s share may spark property sale

 Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast (left) and Ryanair CFO, Neil Sorahan, with Trinity business student Alannah Higgins from Boston. Photograph: Mark Stedman

‘Professor of entrepreneurship’ position at business school will commence in September

The Irish League of Credit Unions headquarters on Mount Street, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Individual credit unions will make lending decisions but will receive centralised support

INM shareholders are currently waiting on the company to formally notify them of the details for its upcoming annual general meeting

Swiss bank takes third-largest stake in publisher, as shareholders await news of agm

 Irish Press meeting: Eamon De Valera is the grandson of the group’s founder. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Publishing group was founded in 1931 by former president Eamon De Valera

It’s all change on the Dublin drinking scene these days with a new breed of pub barons taking over

Who will buy the next round on the frenetic Dublin pubs market?

Steve Fitzpatrick, General secretary of the Communications Workers Union. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Steve Fitzpatrick, the pragmatic union leader who won’t leave managing to the managers

London: Marks & Spencer shares slumped 4.7p to 353.7p on the Footsie amid news the retail giant is planning to close six stores following a review of its store estate. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Glanbia performs strongly on Iseq while Kingspan falls 0.5% ahead of trading update

Martin Shanahan of IDA Ireland, Claire Solon of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and  Daniel Susskind, author of “Future of the Professions”, at the SCSI national conference  on Friday. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Ex-Department of Finance official says new spatial development strategy is needed

INM chief executive Robert Pitt, chairman Leslie Buckley with fellow directors Ryan Preston and Jerome Kennedy. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

O’Brien says he doesn’t control INM but O’Reilly did so with the same 29% stake he has

Simon Pratt, MD of Avoca at the new store under construction at Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Following its €64 million sale to US giant Aramark, the retailer opens in Dunboyne

Independent House on Talbot street. INM says on its website that it “applies the UK Corporate Governance Code published by the Financial Reporting Council in the UK”.

Financial backing from Manx company is not disclosed in INM’s annual report

Coillte CEO Fergal Leamy says Coillte is now on the lookout for more  international partnerships. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

State agency joins consortium to produce MDF fibreboard treated for outside use

Number of overseas trips to Ireland continued to rise with more than 1.7 million visitors during the winter months. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fall of 22% in British visits in 2017 could lead to 850,000 fewer tourists this year

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Apple’s 1.3 per cent gain made it the top stock on the S&P and the Nasdaq. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Bank of Ireland, Smurfit Kappa and Glanbia among strongest performers on Dublin’s Iseq

Kieran Mulvey: demands for ministerial intervention in disputes represents “shallow thinking”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland faces challenge from ‘perfect storm’ of Brexit and Trump, Kieran Mulvey says

Independent News & Media chief executive Robert Pitt and chairman Leslie Buckley. Photograph: Alan Betson

Chief executive not the only INM executive to raise concerns over corporate governance

 (L to R, front row) Siptu shop steward Gerry Markey (in pale shirt), Siptu services division organiser Ethel Buckley (in black dress), Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr and Natrium director Deirdre Foley with  former Clerys staff after reaching a deal. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Caveat: Media-shy developer Deirdre Foley was hurled into spotlight but what did she expect?

Three Ireland,  which bought the O2 brand in Ireland in 2014 for €850 million, continued to boost its active subscriber base, which rose by 2 per cent to almost 2.1 million. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Mobile phone operator’s revenues fell by 5% last year, due to cap on EU roaming charges

The aborted proposal sparked a public schism late last year between INM’s chief executive, Robert Pitt (left), and its chairman and O’Brien associate, Leslie Buckley( right).Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The deal that never was simply refuses to go away

INM chief executive Robert Pitt: made a protected disclosure under whistleblower legislation. Photograph: Fran Veale

Robert Pitt made disclosure about proposed Newstalk bid

Sean Mulryan: Markland has completed the sale of a number of assets as part of its Nama wind-down since the end of 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nama-backed European property company valued at €256m in most recent accounts

Beauty and the Beast: Stocks in the House of Mouse gave the Dow a big boost thanks to torrid ticket sales.

Possibilities on Donald Trump’s revised trade policy weigh down US markets

 The avaiation industry is “a proper paddy party” and  Tallaght’s Alan Joyce is on course for a decade at the helm at Qantas. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Caveat: They are to be found all over the world, and today they will be donning the green

Primark’s seventh US store which is in   Staten Island Mall in New York

Outlet in Staten Island Mall is chain’s seventh US store

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

US stocks fall as oil price dip continues; Bank of Ireland among worst-performing banks

The Chicago river was dyed green on Saturday. Tourism Ireland hopes up to 300 landmarks in 40 countries will go green this year. Photograph: Lee Hogan/Chicago Sun-Times via AP

Agency talks up €10m ‘free advertising’ from St Patrick’s Day

Frank Gleeson: embroiled in legal action with EMI-MR, a company linked to his US-based co-investors in Mercantile, Michael Breslin and Maurice Regan

Whelan’s publican alleges he has been forced from chief executive role in Dublin group

Ulster Bank said employment growth in construction in February was “the third-fastest in the survey’s history”. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Construction sector data for February shows marked rise in activity after three-month lull

Eddie Hobbs: Brendan Investments, the fund he helped found in 2007, is liquidating its remaining housing assets in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Lender calls in €750,000 loan to troubled Eddie Hobbs-founded property fund

A High Court action is being taken to enforce guarantees given by members of the Kelleher family for property loans made by Anglo Irish Bank. Photograph: Frank Miller

Kenmare Property Finance takes action over Anglo loans

 Mick and Ciaran Crean: “While you may want to kick the s**t out of your brother on a daily basis sometimes, there is serious trust there,” says Mick. “You don’t get that in the same way from someone you employ.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Crean twins: ‘We’re not sitting back and waiting for Brexit to kill us. We’re ambitious’

Eason’s managing director Conor Whelan: If the bookstore’s  various digital and physical customer “touchpoints”   can be stitched  together seamlessly, it should give it   an edge over its  digital-only rivals. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Store-to-online experience may give anchor on Dublin’s ‘auld triangle of retail’ the edge

Eason has already decided to seek about 10 redundancies from the 55 staff currently employed at its books and stationery warehouse near Dublin Airport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bookseller to upgrade stores and digital output but may outsource warehouse activities

One of the main drags on the Iseq index was a 5.8 per cent fall in bookmaking giant Paddy Power BetfairPhotograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA

Iseq falls 0.8% as Paddy Power Betfair confirms a slowdown in online gaming

Incoming Adare Human Resources Management chairman Kieran Mulvey (right) with (from left) Adare head of industrial relations Tommy Cummins, managing director Derek McKay and head of employer relations Liam Mac Namee.

Former WRC chief to advise clients on dispute resolution, compliance and conciliation

Paul Gallagher, chairman of the  Irish Tourist Industry Confederation with Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, chief executive of  Itic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Industry calls for €12m fund to help it cope with anticipated impact of Brexit

Peter Mathews (right) with Shane Ross at a public meeting in Stepaside in January last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The energetic late Fine Gael TD will live long in the memory of many Irish journalists

 Aidan Heavey, chief executive of Tullow Oil: he will become chairman next month when he hands over the reins to current chief operating officer, Paul McDade. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tullow’s chief steps down and client of Auld Dubliner pub has to sit down after getting bill

Eugene Murtagh, group chairman Kingspan, at an annual general meeting of shareholders.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

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