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Irish authorities will not enforce Covid mask-wearing on passengers flying with international airlines whose home countries have axed the requirement. But passengers flying with Aer Lingus to the United States will still be required to mask up in spite of the requirement being axed across the Atlantic. Barry O'Halloran has the details.

Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) face continuing disruption in sourcing their medication until at least July. Dominic Coyle explains the background to the shortages.

In our tech feature, Ciara O'Brien says there are good discounts and deals to be had on streaming services if you're prepared to keep switching. Or you could just cull some of all of them to some money amid the rising cost of living.

In her weekly Net Results column, Karlin Lillington says Elon Musk's free speech fantasy for Twitter will never come true.


Carbery Group, a Cork-based producer of Dubliner Cheese and Carbery Cracker, has reported a big jump in revenue and profit for last year on the back of strong dairy sales internationally. Eoin Burke-Kennedy reports.

Professional services firm Deloitte Ireland has acquired Ennis-based Cahill Taxation Services for an undisclosed sum, creating the largest tax practice in the midwest. Ciara O'Brien reports.

With the departure of Francesca McDonagh from the top job at Bank of Ireland to a better paid senior role with Credit Suisse, the time has come for the Government to look at changing the restrictions on pay and bonuses for domestic bankers, writes Cantillon.

Cybercrime and customer fraud top the list of external fraud threats faced by businesses worldwide, a new global economic crime and fraud survey by PwC has found, writes Ciara O'Brien.

Have we reached a tipping point in Irish house prices? Cantillon suggests we have based on the recent experience of other countries.

In our tech review, Ciara O'Brien tests the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tablet and is impressed with its display.

Our New Innovator is EquiTrace, an animal health start-up designed to bring horse healthcare into the digital age. Olive Keogh has the details.

In Innovation, Frank Dillon reviews a book on strategy by respected Harvard professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee. Prioritise value and profit will follow is the nub of his thesis.

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Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times