Oxfam Ireland estimates that as much as $100 billion is lost to developing countries every year as a result of corporate tax avoidance schemes.

New Oxfam report indicates Government measures to tackle tax avoidance are failing

Richard Yu, chief executive officer of Huawei Technologies, launches the P10 smartphone in Barcelona.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Third-biggest mobile maker seeks to fill gap left by Samsung’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7

Ergo chief executive John Purdy: “We’ve got a pretty strong pipeline going into next year and see significant growth in both revenue and headcount.”

Irish firm sees turnover rise 42% to €34.8m and forecasts revenues of €70m for next year

“Bord Gáis Energy, delivered a strong result in 2016,” said its parent company, Centrica.

Parent Centrica, which bought Bord Gáis Energy in 2014, returns to profit growth

Barclays said it was considering adding hundreds of staff to offices in a number of European cities including Dublin, Frankfurt and Milan.

Morgan Stanley also actively considering Dublin move in response to Brexit

RSA Ireland,  Dundrum, Dublin

Insurer targets return to Irish operating profitability this year after £42 million loss

A large number of Irish tech companies will be in attendance at next week’s event with Enterprise Ireland hosting a stand that will highlight 14 clients

Barcelona the place to be next week when the mobile industry’s biggest gathering kicks-off

Irish companies are seen to be particularly aware of the changing role for AI with 71 per cent of those surveyed saying they believe it will revolutionise the way they gain information from and interact with customers

New report suggests AI to have a major impact on the way firms engage with customers

Phil Keoghan, CEO of Ricoh UK and Ireland; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor; and Gary Hopwood, general manager of Ricoh Ireland, at the opening of Ricoh’s  Irish headquarters in Airside Business Park in Swords, Co Dublin

Tokyo-headquartered company is investing €6.5m in its Irish business

Red Hat Ltd:  recorded a pretax profit of €33.2 million for the 12 months ending February 2016

Parent acquired Irish software firm Feed Henry for €63.5m in September 2014

The Ictu says that if present policy is not altered, a “totally avoidable meltdown of DB provision will occur”

Union says legislation needed to ensure survival of defined benefit pension schemes

Deputy governor Sharon Donnery said she did not expect to see a “new London” emerging

Deputy governor Sharon Donnery warns of potential risks associated with influx of firms

The 150 new jobs are being created by technology companies working in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) area

North American and European firms taking on staff across a number of areas

The businessman pleaded guilty to one charge of filing an incorrect return of personal income tax, and nine charges of filing incorrect returns on behalf of Event Elephant Ltd

Alan Barrett pleads guilty, as Revenue warns of a tough response to noncompliance

IT Alliance said it had seen strong growth in outsourcing, Microsoft cloud solutions and  support services

Company increased headcount last year to 550 as it announces two new important hires

Parkside off the Malahide Road: Cairn Homes began development  in January 2015

Strong interest in new units with 52 homes already sold for a combined €18.1m

Beacon Hotel, sold as part of the Fitzpatrick Lifestyle portfolio, with  the Morgan and Spencer, for a combined price of €150 million. More than €850 million of hotels traded last year. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Savills reports rise of 9.5% in revenue per available room in January with more to come

BMC makes cloud-based software that allows managers to monitor IT services

Turnover at BMC Software Ireland Limited rose 31% in year to end of March to €17.6m

Agency chairman Leo Cullen is also head coach with Leinster Rugby: Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Public relations firm, founded by Frank Cullen in 1985, records profits of €345,400

Mondelez: its Irish subsidiary recorded a pretax profit of €4.4 million for the 12 months ending December 2015, compared to  €2.8 million in the previous year

Turnover at confectionery maker Mondelez Ireland falls to €208m

The unemployment rate fell from 7.8 per cent to 7.1 per cent over the quarter when seasonally adjusted to 154,900. Photograph: Getty

Numbers at work rises by 3.3% in 2016 to over two million

Turnover, which comprised  revenue from the sale of medical devices in Ireland, rose from €6.8 million to €40.4 million

Pretax profits more than double to €1.58m at Irish unit of medical devices maker

The consultation looks at regulatory environment, barriers to entry, switching and the implications of Brexit on Ireland’s mortgage market

Legislation, regulation and market structure among areas examined by new consultation

The 205-bed purpose-built student accommodation,  on the grounds of the former Montrose hotel, was put up for sale last year with a guide price of €41.5 million

Global property developer buys 205-bed Montrose Student Residence from Ziggurat

Both Keyword Studios and Spov have worked on the “Call of Duty” series

Digital design company based in London offers services to video game and film markets

Passenger growth at Dublin airport was aided by the launch of 19 new routes last year.

Airport records an 11.5 per cent rise in passengers numbers to almost 28 million

Microsoft employs more than 1,200 staff and 400 contractors at its campus in Sandyford, Dublin.

Tech giant to hire 500 for new sales centre and further 100 across existing operations

Liam Murphy, president Henkel UK& Ireland at the company’s facility in Tallaght.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Persil, Sellotape, Right Guard . . . when the chemicals giant makes a buy, it sticks

The Four Courts. Geoffrey Stevenson, who was in charge of Petroceltic’s prime asset in the Algerian desert until the company was bought out of examinership last year, is taking on the business’s new owners in the High Court in Dublin

Summary judgment action filed against Petroceltic Investments for alleged debt

Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street today. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Iseq unchanged as insulation and buildings materials group Kingspan gains

Paper delivers strong performance in challenging market for daily and Sunday titles

KFC on Westmoreland Street, Dublin. In addition to owning the KFC franchise for Ireland, Herbel Restaurants (Ireland) Limited operates an extensive property portfolio. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Company operating fast-food chain in Ireland halves value of investment properties

The Binary Hub student housing development, near Thomas Street in Dublin, one of the projects in which Bennett Construction has been involved.

Profit rises by a third to almost €2 million in year to end March 2016, accounts show

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is among those to have backed N26, which has raised more than $50 million to date

Berlin-based fintech startup says 10% of Irish customers opting for premium account

Founder of US-based animal health company Alltech, Dr Pearse Lyons, runs the accelerator with Dogpatch Labs. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Company teams up with Dogpatch Labs to hold 15-week mentorship programme

Chloe Fernagut from Toulouse, France converses with Robothespian while taking a selfie during pre-registration for the Dublin Tech Summit at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg.

Attendees told that disruption is no longer restricted to techies based in Silicon Valley

Funds raised from international investors  have increased eightfold from €65 million in 2011 to €548 million in 2016.

Good news for start-ups as seed funding exceeds peak levels of 2014

Indeed President Chris Hyams, Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA, Vice President Sales EMEA Gerard Murnaghan. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Senior posts offer six figure salaries as firm doubles workforce across the board

TV3 group managing director Pat Kiely launching its rebranded channels in December

Flagship channel enjoyed a 26% rise in viewers as newbie Be3 delivers 2.6% share

The commission said that after a mixed picture in the first half of 2016, Ireland’s economy performed better in the third quarter with core domestic demand up by 3.4 per cent on the year

GDP is expected to have grown by 4.3 % last year but is forecast to decelerate

Ecommerce transactions were up 12.3% year-on-year in January while face-to-face spending declined

Consumer sentiment on the wane as household prepare to cut back on spending

Nginx, which employs about 100 people worldwide, has developed a web server and application delivery platform that powers more than 140 million websites.

Company establishing new EMEA headquarters in Ireland next month

 Cogs & Marvel’s cofounders Róisín Callaghan and Jane Gallagher with Killian Whelan, non-executive chairman and Dave Smyth, chief executive. The firm is opening an office in California. Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography.

Events agency opening US office after winning business with Dublin-based tech firms

Monex chief executive and founder Frank Murphy: “Our strategy works, the figures speak for themselves”

Clients of Killarney-based firm include Ryanair, Hertz, Hilton Hotels and Bank of China

Arachas saw revenues rise by 9 per cent in 2015  to €15.2 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sovereign Capital backs buyout, which is subject to approval from the Central Bank

Some 53%  of the start-ups backed by Enterprise Ireland were from outside of the capital, and 28%  were led by women

State agency backed 229 companies in 2016, up almost 5% on the previous year

A spokesman for Investec stressed that the sets of accounts represent only a subset of the group’s operations in Ireland

Filed accounts show pretax profits tumbling at Investec Holdings (Ireland) Ltd

The Central Bank urged anyone offered financial services via cold calls or email to make additional checks to ensure the entity they are dealing with is authorised

Bank says unauthorised entity has cloned the details of an existing company

Irish Distillers said value growth for Jameson whiskey product rose 20 per cent for the six months ending December 31st.

Irish Distillers’ whiskey portfolio records 5 per cent increase in sales in Ireland

The value of office development land in Dublin is forecast to rise by 12 per cent in 2017 after recording 17 per cent growth in 2016

Industrial sector proved the strongest performing commercial property sector in 2016

The IoT is the generic term generally used to describe a world in which everyday items are connected to the internet

New forecast suggests a 31% rise in the number of connected ‘things’ this year

AIL is to open a further 30 new stores nationwide

Group is behind Abrakebabra, Bagel Factory and O’Brien’s Sandwich Cafe brands

The authors median down payment for a non-Dublin first-time buyer in 2016 was €25,000, well below earlier peaks.

Central Bank says buyers in Dublin need twice the deposit of rural home buyers

Most consumers are currently unable to watch movies or football  when visiting another country due to a practice called geo-blocking, which stops users from accessing  subscriptions when outside  their country of residence

Rules will enable internet users to watch Netflix and Sky Sports while on holiday

Simon Tyrrell of Craigies Cider toasts the new deal with Seamus O’Hara of Carlow Brewery Company

Craft beer producer, which trades as O’Hara’s Brewery, makes core deal

Job searches from the UK for senior financial roles in Ireland rocketed in the eight-week period after the vote to leave the EU last June

Data shows surge in number of professional seeking to relocate to Dublin after Brexit

Hibernia  now has  five adjacent properties on Dublin’s South Docks, comprising over 34,374sq m of office space

Group said its property portfolio performed strongly during the last few months

American Chamber of Commerce chief executive Mark Redmond at the Oireachtas Committee hearing on the Apple Tax ruling

Oireachtas hearing told Revenue’s independence under threat from EU’s decision

The Iveagh Markets on Francis Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Group behind plans for Dublin landmark sees profits soar in year to end of February

BestSeller’s brands include Vero Moda, Jack & Jones, and Only

Vero Moda, Jack &Jones and Only part of the Danish Bestseller stable

Beyoncé – a Sony Music artist

Turnover dips as company warns of continued threat from illegal downloads

Bureaucratic nightmare: Firms with employees working just one day here in a tax year may be required to withhold PAYE

Obligations for temporary workers could scupper post-Brexit relocations to Ireland

Elverys recorded a €1.14 million pretax profit compared to a €20.1 million loss a year earlier as it opened a number of new retail outlets. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Company, which exited examinership in May 2014, sees turnover rise to €74.5m

Turnover decreased by 13.9 per cent for companies in the manufacturing sector from November to December.

Ireland’s production declined by 1.8% when compared with December 2015

The International Monetary Fund says Ireland’s economy continued to grow at a healthy pace in 2016 due to strong domestic demand and despite inflation hovering in negative territory most of the year.

International Monetary Fund advises ‘continued vigilance’ despite positive outlook

Investment backed by the new EIB loan will take place in Coillte’s 440,000 hectare estate at sites across the country

Bank to provide €90m loan to Coillte and invest in a private forestry initiative

According to the study, concern over viruses and malware were the top reasons cited by users for using adblock software, as was irritation with the type of ads served up.

New report shows 30% rise globally in use of technology that blocks online adverts

The  LEGO Batman Movie  comes out next week and will likely increase the strength of the toymaker’s brand.

Google beats Apple to become ‘most valuable brand’ globally, as KFC, McDonald’s slump

Dawn Foods has a long-established relationship with the sandwich chain, which dates back to the opening of Subway’s first European store in 1993.

New seven-year contract will see food company service 4,000 Subway outlets in Europe

According to the National Competiveness Council,  the narrow base of sectors driving productivity leaves Ireland vulnerable to economic shocks

NCC warns high-performing industry sectors are distorting overall productivity levels

Mainstay Medical’s has announced the first sale of its ReActiv8 neurostimulator to treat chronic lower back pain  at a hospital in Koblenz, Germany

Iseq-listed medical device firm targets commercial growth and completion of US clinical trials

The US issues 65,000 H-1B visas a year to US employers recruiting in speciality occupations. Between 2010 and 2015, more than 3,200 such visas were issued to Irish citizens. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Startups among average of 640 Irish a year using H-1B visas to move to US for IT work

Playing basketball at a  Nike store in New York: Nike was dragged down 1.3 per cent. Photograph: Jennifer S Altman/The New York Times

Dublin market follows other indices lower as FBD, IFG and Aryzta among few bright lights

It is estimated that superbugs such as MRSA and E. coli could kill 10 million people worldwide by 2050

Irish start-up is one of 20 Enterprise Ireland client firms at Arab Health show in Dubai

Noel Marshall with the BackBaller: “So many people have back ailments it has also proven popular with those who have no interest in sports.”

BackBaller foam roller a hit with athletes including rugby and GAA players

Gaelectric is a developer and operator of renewable energy projects in wind, bioenergy and solar

Revenues up from €12.7m to €31.6m as total liabilities increase to €395m from €224m

Littlewoods Ireland reported pretax profits of €5.4 million last year, versus €2.5 million for the same period in 2015

Home shopping retailer records a near 10% increase in turnover to €68m from €62m

The Shaws chain, which was founded in 1864, employs about 1,000 people.

Two companies behind chain of 16 stores across Ireland both made profits last year

Dave Elkington: “My goal is to build a great business and create huge value for our customers. At the end of the day an IPO is just a funding event.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Friday Interview: Dave Elkington, founder and CEO of InsideSales.com

Unilever products. Shares in the Marmite, Dove soap and PG Tips firm were down 157.5 pence to 3,191 pence at the close

Financial stocks among main Dublin movers, with Bank of Ireland up 1.5% and Permanent TSB gaining 3.4%

The study shows 23 per cent of guests said they would not have visited or stayed as long in Dublin without Airbnb.

Quarter of guests say they would not have visited or stayed as long without service

Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, at The Irish Times Corporate Tax Summit, in the Westin Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Moscovici rejects Government’s claim that CCCTB would lower Irish corporate tax base

EU economic affairs and taxation commissioner Pierre Moscovici appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform.

EU-wide corporate tax base not an attack on Ireland’s sovereignty, Pierre Moscovici says

Planners ruled the development would have a “profound negative impact on the appearance and visual amenity of the streetscape of Tullamore”

Up to 100 jobs were envisaged in Tullamore hotel, conference centre, shops and cafes

Key infrastructure projects supported by the European Investment Bank in recent years include the building of Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

European Union financial arm set to unveil support for social housing investment

Directors’ remuneration totalled €3.04 million, as against €3.72 million in the previous year.

Gross profits also slip as administrative expenses, and staff costs fall

New Look opened its biggest ever store at the Jervis Shopping Centre in Dublin in 2010

The fashion retailer, which has been in Ireland since 2003, has more than 20 stores here

The estimated value of construction output was €14.6 billion in 2016

Warning of need to address deficits arising from years of underinvestment

Fourth quarter bet results generally favoured customers, according to the group.

Bookmaker says it lost £5m on the US presidential election outcome

Netwatch chief executive David Walsh: “Our value proposition is very well received in the US and we are predicting 70 per cent of new revenue in 2017 coming from that country”

Company says strong growth continuing with 40% rise in revenues expected in 2017

New figures released earlier this week by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show property price inflation in Ireland rose by 8.6 per cent in the year to November

Home prices in Ireland jumped by 4.7% .in third quarter of 2016, says Eurostat

After hitting a series of record highs in a post-election rally, Wall Street has been trading in a tight range as investors look for more details on Donald Trump’s policies. Photograph: Stephen Yang/Reuters

Strong trading in Bank of Ireland, Ryanair and Smurfit Kappa lift Iseq higher

Energia’s residential business continues to show healthy growth with the firm now supplying 117,600 customer sites, versus 82,800 sites for the year ending March 2015

Gas and electricity supplier records lower turnover as pretax profits rise 33% to €22.2m

Technology investment: In the fourth quarter alone, 892 deals were recorded, up 22.3 per cent compared to the previous year. Photograph: Getty

Number of deals up 32% compared to 2015, while investment volume rose by almost 12%

As many as 20 per cent of organisations will use smartphones for workplace access by 2020, according to a new forecast from Gartner.

Number of firms ditching work ID cards set to rise in coming years, says Gartner

Hugh Callaghan, cyber security leader of EY Ireland: “Irish businesses are still playing catch-up with cyber criminals.”

Over half of organisations admit they would be unlikely to detect a sophisticated attack

FoodCloud co-founders Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien. The company expects  to redistribute 4,000 tonnes of food across Ireland this year

Not-for-profit social enterprise to pilot its food redistribution software with retailer

Wetherspoon says it expects a “slightly improved” trading outcome for the current financial year compared with 2016

UK pub group warns of lower sales and higher costs in second half of the year

InsideSales.com is behind a so-called “sales acceleration platform” that is built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine

Firm makes agreement with Insight Centre for Data Analytics as investors include ISIF

Nostra managing director Kevin O’Loughlin

IT services firm, which employs 75, says recruitment already under way for new roles

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