Daniel Pink in his popular YouTube video: “You’ve got to pay people well. Money is a motivator. If you don’t pay people enough, people will not be motivated.”

The influential business thinker says best methods for motivating staff have changed

UK firms are looking to the Republic for a post-Brexit bolthole, but it may lead to staffing issues, warns AIB’s Richard Pym. Photograph: Eric Luke

Also in the news – Brexit headwinds, AIB pay, and Dublin Airport developments

Pre-clearance arrangement means passengers travelling to  US through Dublin and Shannon can pass all US entry controls - immigration, customs and agriculture - so that when they arrive at US airports they are treated as domestic passengers. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish officials keen to discuss concerns over DonaldTrump’s executive order

When waste is collected from households it is sorted and assessed by waste management companies

Some 160 containers were en route to China when discovery was made

Despite the year-on-year increase in deaths and decrease in births, the State’s population increased by 9,329.

CSO figures show first-time mothers on average aged 30.8 during third quarter of 2016

Ze’ev Boker: The Israeli ambassador to Ireland was scheduled to speak at Trinity College by the Society for International Affairs, but the event was cancelled due to protests.

Israeli embassy criticses pro-Palestine protest after event cancelled

PwC managing partner Feargal O’Rourke. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Agreement includes three key areas where organisations will work together

The Dundrum Town Centre had an estimated rental value of €65 million when Hammerson and its joint venture partner, German insurer Allianz, took control last year.

Estimated rental value of Dundrum Town Centre expected to rise to €90m by 2021

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian: shares soared after he tendered his resignation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Business Week: Property pressures, Killian departs Aryzta and good news Indeed

The AA said there was an increased demand on brokers to explain cost increases to motorists.

Company hiring across business, including in breakdown and AA Roadwatch services

From left are  Prof Mike Barnes, author of The Barnes Report on medicinal cannabis, Prof David Finn of  NUI Galway; Dr Peadar O’Grady, child psychiatrist,  and Gino Kenny TD (PBP), at a symposium on the Case For Medicinal Cannabis in Ireland, in Dublin, February 11th, 2017. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gino Kenny Bill backed as hundreds attend symposium on case for drug’s therapeutic use

Matters linked to the Garda whistleblower controversies have been ongoing for several years. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Garda plagued by controversy as third commission of investigation established

Song of the Sea, the Oscar-nominated animated feature from Cartoon Saloon. The Kilkenny studio announced last week that it will create some 140 jobs via  a strategic tie-up with Canada’s Mercury Filmworks.

Business Week: Also in the news were Chinese investment, Ryanair and housing

Trollies at a Tesco store in Dublin, as workers in nine Tesco stores are to go on all-out strike from St Valentine’s Day. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Company rejects suggestion it ‘proactively’ encouraged workers on membership

Gardaí discovered a loaded revolver and a can of petrol in a vehicle in Dublin on Wednesday night. Photograph: Frank Miller

‘It’s not rabbits they’re going after’: Investigation after firearm discovered in Dublin car

Minister of State John Halligan engaged in robust exchanges with consultant cardiologist Dr Niall Herity at the Oireachtas joint committee on health.

Minister of State says elements of cardiologist’s review process were ‘outrageous’

File image of children with congenital heart disease at Heart Children Ireland event in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Heart Children Ireland chair appeals for Government funding for its support services

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: has power to trigger article 50. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Business Week: Also in the news was Trump, Margrethe Vestager in Dublin, jobs, and the economy

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Company’s initial public offering will be greater than Google’s but behind Facebook’s

Earlier this week, Ryanair announced a major expansion of its Israel operations

Company spokesman attributes growth to low fares and improved customer experience

IEDR chief executive David Curtin said 2016 was “one of the best years” for the .ie domain in the last five years

More than seven out of ten new registrations came from businesses

The Central Bank’s financial accounts for the third quarter of 2016 show household debt continued to fall. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Central Bank figures for Q3 of 2016 show per capita household debt is €31,096

Minister of State Pat Breen said the continued expansion of the healthcare sector in the Middle East “offers a number of exciting opportunities” for Irish companies.

Fleming Medical part of 20-strong Irish delegation at Arab Health exhibition in Dubai

Approximately 10,000 Irish people are expected to take part in the 2017 programme

Specialists at Taxback.com say about 20% of students have yet to reclaim their tax

Joe McGinley, chief executive, Iconic Offices, and Kevin Nolan, chief executive, Hibernia Reit. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Firm has pre-let 16,000 sq ft to marketing and sales company HubSpot

First-time buyers remain the single largest segment by volume (46.5 per cent) and by value (44.6 per cent)

First-time buyers remain the single largest segment by volume

Some 36%  the 1,537 people surveyed received a pay rise in 2016

Survey also shows pay expectations may not be met by employers

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons: said he was confident of “further growth” in the numbers of American tourists visiting Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Separately, Fáilte Ireland announced plans to win €157 million in business tourism

Central Bank governor Philip Lane:  made the comments during a panel discussion organised by the London Irish Business Society. Photograph: Eric Luke

Philip Lane stresses need to foster collaboration between EU and UK post-Brexit

The headline PMI was little changed at 55.5 in January from the previous month’s 55.7 reading. Photograph: David Sleator

Latest Investec Manufacturing PMI Ireland shows sector expanded again in January

The 12m vessel Atlantic Osprey was holed after drifting on to rocks just south of Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Rescue 116/Facebook.

Atlantic Osprey drifted on to rocks just south of Balbriggan harbour on Monday

The BAI said a woman who discussed having an abortion was not dealt with fairly by the radio station. Photograph: iStock

Separately, BAI rejects five complaints made against 2016 Rose of Tralee

A Columbarium wall for cremated remains at Mount Jerome Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

New survey recommends installing Columbarium walls for cremated remains

Workers examine  broken joists of the fourth storey balcony that collapsed at the Library Gardens Apartments in  Berkeley in 2015. Photograph: The New York Times

Call for ‘immediate action’ as California approves emergency safety building standards

Pierre Moscovici, EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs: “While Ireland has not always played fair in the past it has done impressive work to tackle tax avoidance and support the agenda for fairer taxation.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Business Week: tax commissioner seeks single return for all EU countries firms work in

John Hurt, 1940-2017. Photograph: AP

Star of more than 200 films dies aged 77 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer

In 2015, two-way trade between Ireland and China was valued at €11.1 billion, up from €7 billion in 2013

Bilateral trade between Ireland and China likely to rise to €14 billion this year

Businesswoman Jackie Lavin appeared before the Oireachtas finance committee to discuss Ulster Bank’s treatment of SMEs

Businesswoman Jackie Lavin told an Oireachtas Committee the bank has misled it

The maker of Guinness, Baileys, Johnnie Walker Scotch and Smirnoff vodka reported net sales of £6.4 billion (€7.52bn) and operating profit of £2 billion, up 14.5 per cent and 28 per cent respectively

Performance reflects accelerated organic growth and favourable exchange rates

Connolly Motor Group co-owner Neil Connolly said the new Audi centre in Galway  was part of the group’s expansion plans. Photograph: Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty

Centre to include most up-to-date technology for electric cars, says Connolly Motor Group

Det Garda Adrian Donohoe. Detectives believe they have identified the individuals involved in the 2013 killing.

Team investigating 2013 killing of detective Garda working with police in US and Europe

Joe Biden, the now former US vice-president, used his final official speech to address growing inequality in wealth distribution.

Business Week: Also, the World Economic Forum at Davos, luring bankers and upbeat SMEs

IPOA warned about  attempting to  influence  its members with respect to the setting of rents and charges.

Competition law expressly forbids trade associations co-ordinating business conduct

Growth driven by the increasing use of card payments by Irish consumers

Company’s new headquarters to be based in Dublin suburb after €9.1m investment

Dr Patrick Honohan  with Prof Philip J. O’Connell; Prof William K. Roche; and Professor Andrea Prothero at the launch of ‘Austerity and Recovery in Ireland’ a new book by independent academics assessing Ireland’s experience after the financial crash. Photograph: Conor Healy.

Ex-Central Bank governor insists State has other strong suits that can attract investment

Public Accounts Committee to examine situation at Our Lady’s Hospital

The Press Council’s remarks are contained in a submission to the Department of Justice, which is carrying out a review of the Defamation Act.

‘Unreasonable and frequent threats’ of defamation actions affecting press freedom

Unite regional secretary Jimmy Kelly: found that the union had offered the building on Merrion Square to a number of organisations for social housing three years ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Details emerge despite application by trade union for exemption for Merrion Sq building

 John Hume in 2000: “The many aspects of John’s life and legacy – as a man of courage, a committed European and a dedicated and visionary peacemaker – serve as a much-needed inspiration to all of us,” said President Higgins. Photograph: Frank Miller

Founding member of SDLP ‘helped deliver Belfast Agreement’ though peaceful means

Anand Mahindra, chairman of Tech Mahindra. Photograph: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

Facility in Dublin will be operational during first quarter of 2017

The company’s proprietary technology can be broadly applied to the more than 30 human protein misfolding diseases

Company has option to increase shareholding to 67% under terms of transaction

Donald Trump: “We’ve got to get our drug industry back.” Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Also in the news: Brexit consequences, industrial action at Pfizer, changes at Tullow Oil

Almost 70 per cent of adults in the Republic believe they are strong enough to beat the winter blues

Market research agency iReach Insights survey reveals coping mechanisms

The under-50s age group was more likely to feel negatively about their ability to save in December

Impact of Brexit believed to have contributed to more prudent holiday period

There is still a problem with people over 65 and health workers not being vaccinated.  Photograph: iStock

Rate of increase in outbreak could continue week-on-week until peak is reached

 Kate Cronin and Laura Cotter from Colaiste Muire, Crosshaven, Cork,  at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson

Students welcome increased participation by girls as schools ‘move with the times’

President Michael D Higgins said  late TK Whitaker  was “as fine an Irishman as there has been.” Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

President leads tributes to Ireland’s most revered public servant who died on Monday

Main Street, Ballaghaderreen. According to the document the fact that the town’s Abbeyfield Hotel would be ready in “reasonable time” was one reason it was chosen for the centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Syrian asylum seekers: Government document says property was only one suitable

The man in his early 50s has been arrested detained at Carrick-on-Shannon garda station. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

‘Highly sophisticated’ grow house had more than 250 plants worth estimated €200,000

‘It was a fantastic Christmas. The whole family were at home and we had even more reason to celebrate with our Lotto win’. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Father says Cavan family will not be giving up their jobs ‘anytime soon’ despite win

US president Barack Obama at College Green, Dublin in 2011 . Photograph: Eric Luke

Kevin O’Malley does not think change to US corporate tax rate will affect investment in Ireland

A man has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault on an 18-year-old woman last month

Edward Boaca in court over incident on December 18th in Littlepace area of Dublin

The resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers,  Britain’s ambassador to the EU, has raised fears that a hard Brexit is becoming more likely. Photograph: EPA/Thierry Roge

Business Week: Also in the news, hundreds apply for ‘help to buy’ scheme as housing crisis lumbers on

Stobart Air chief commercial officer said  Aer Lingus Regional was pleased with the expansion of its services:  the Cornwall flights bring its  routes out of Cork up to nine

Airline expects to carry more than 330,000 passengers through Cork Airport this year

Takings include about €50 million in prepayments for 2017 and €70 million in payments for 2015 and earlier years

Revenue says tax had 97% compliance but hundreds were still referred for collection

Generally, people with stronger immune systems stand a better chance of having the vaccine take to their systems. Age is also a factor, with efficacy declining with the elderly.  Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The ‘seasonal flu’ vaccine can help prevent catching the virus, or minimise its severity

HSE assistant national director for public health Dr Kevin Kelleher said people suffering flu symptoms should stay at home and look after themselves . Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Virus outbreak could be two or three weeks from peak with over-65s particularly at risk

Of the 21 deaths on farms, 10 involved tractors or farm vehicles and  two involved machinery or equipment

Watchdog warns of ‘systemic problem’ with safety, but rates dropping in other sectors

Conal Keaney celebrates with Ballyboden team-mate Colm Basquel after winning the All-Ireland football club final at Croke Park last March. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s medals taken after car window smashed before Christmas

Former golfer Wayne Westner in 1999. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

South African was well known in Ireland after opening a golf school in Celbridge

Doctors have warned about potential health risks arising from popular New Year’s ‘detox’ programmes after people had severe reactions to them.

Doctors issue warning about the potential health risks of taking herbal remedies

A spokesman for the Garda said there was an altercation and the woman received a stab wound to her neck

No arrests have been made and gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident

Noel Kirwan’s killing has come less than a fortnight after a new command structure for armed Garda units was fast-tracked in response to the deepening feud. Photograph: Frank Miller

‘Monk’ associate the latest victim of bloody conflict sparked by Regency Hotel attack

Belvedere College students and past pupils during the school’s annual sleepout at the GPO, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Belvedere College pupils aim to raise €200,000 for charities through the event

An Bord Pleanála has given EirGrid approval to proceed with the North-South Interconnector, which will link the existing electricity transmission network of the State in Co Meath with a planned substation in Co Tyrone. Photograph:  David Sleator

An Bord Pleanála approves EirGrid plans for electricity link from Meath to Tyrone

Under Operation Thor gardaí have increased checkpoints and sought to apprehend gangs linked to break-ins. Photograph: Collins

CSO figures show number of sexual offences rose 6.6% compared to last year

Rising rents have been cited as a major contributor to the State’s homelessness crisis. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Also in the news was corporate tax, growth figures, Brexit, and the Fed’s interest rates

The latest disclosure from Bank of Ireland comes after a previous review by the bank in 2010 led to the restoration of 2,100 customer accounts to tracker rates

Over 4,000 account holders in line for refund after Central Bank review reveals anomaly

By late morning in London, the euro was trading 0.3 per cent higher on the day at $1.0442

Markets had seen little chance of dollar surge before year’s end until Fed rate hike

SBCI chief executive Nick Ashmore (right): “Our new funding arrangements will allow us to support even more SMEs.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland says cash will facilitate ‘growing demand’

Musgrave will initially supply up to 40 own-brand ambient products including SuperValu breakfast cereals, coffee, jam, biscuits and healthy snacks. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Move comes as wholesaler strikes deal with Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba

Characters from Macnas gearing up for the Dublin St Patrick’s Day parade, which is to receive €1 million in funding. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Key drivers of tourism, chosen events have ‘significant international appeal’

Retailers have seen a measured increase in Black Friday  shopping at discounted prices. Photograph: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty

Retail Excellence says trading is down on last year as Christmas approaches

Brendan McAtamney: his  total package for last year came to just under €1.9 million. His predecessor, Liam Fitzgerald, earned more than €2 million. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Annual report says pay had not been increased in recent years despite profit rise

While industry groups have criticised the tax, the study, published in the Lancet Public Health journal,   concluded it will have significant health benefits, especially among children

Major new study on effects of the tax says it will reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth decay

NUJ secretary Séamus Dooley has said the Republic’s blasphemy laws are ’outdated’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Séamus Dooley says ‘Charlie Hebdo’ would be in ‘clear breach’ of Irish legislation

The number of patients dying in hospital after presenting with a heart attack has almost halved over the past decade, the first audit of hospital mortality rates has shown. File photograph: Vincent Hazat/PhotoAlto/Getty

Audit reveals significant reduction in number of deaths from the condition in hospitals

Sinéad Higgins and son Oisín were found dead at a house in London.

Bodies of Sinéad Higgins (37) from Co Mayo and Oisín O’Driscoll (7) found at London home

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny: his Private Member’s Bill on the medicinal use of cannabis was passed in the Dáil without a vote earlier in December. Photograph: Alan Betson

People Before Profit TD behind medicinal cannabis Bill calls Donald Trump ‘a maniac’

Minister for Transport Shane Ross: the group said he  had been “open and sympathetic” to  proposals on northwest roads. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Business leaders ask Minister for Transport Shane Ross to invest in ‘vital lifeline’ to area

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland chief Nick Ashmore said the agreement “marks an exciting new phase” for  SBCI. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland to share credit risk with lenders for first time

Michael Noonan suggested  ECB’s  Mario Draghi, above, would not allow Italian   banks get into difficulty. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Also in the news was Brexit in numbers, a common corporate tax, and the Central Bank

The Central Bank said the breaches represented “significant failings” at Bray Credit Union. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Central Bank fines financial institution almost €100,000 following investigation

 Members of the North Inner City Community Choir perform  at the turning on of  Christmas tree lights - commemorating those who have died of  drug-related causes - at the junction of Buckingham Street and Killarney Street in Dublin’s inner city on Thursday, December 8th, 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Stars placed on city tree for 20th year, each one marking loss of family member or friend

Crime rates are continuing to fall in most areas, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

CSO data shows gardaí are failing to build strong enough cases to bring proceedings

Peter Ward said Shane Ross’ attack on judges was “an extraordinary event”

Chairman of Free Legal Advice Centres sharply criticises Minister at lecture

 Justice Edwin Cameron, of the South African Constitutional Court,  visiting the FLAC head office in Dublin. Photograph: Derek Speirs.

South African Justice Edwin Cameron says result ‘deeply moving’ for LGBTI people

A member of the Garda Technical Bureau pictured at a scene in Parlickstown, Mulhuddart on Monday night where a shooting took place.Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Victim (38) received up to six gunshot wounds after incident in Mulhuddart

RTÉ’s announcement that it intends to outsource young people’s programming led to a series of “town hall” meetings at the Montrose headquarters

Also in the news were Project Eagle, mortgages, jobs, and economic forecasts

 A view of the  collapsed fourth-floor balcony at an apartment in  Berkeley, California. The collapse led to the deaths of six students, five of them Irish, in June 2015. Photograph: Peter Da Silva/EPA.

Six students died in June 2015 when structure erected by Segue Construction collapsed

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