Boxever and Ryanair sign deal, Donohoe sees 50,000 new jobs, and Ibec’s forecasts

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Boxever chief executive and co-founder Dave O’Flanagan, left,  and Ryanair’s chief technology officer  John Hurley at the signing of their five-year deal . Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Boxever chief executive and co-founder Dave O’Flanagan, left, and Ryanair’s chief technology officer John Hurley at the signing of their five-year deal . Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

 

Irish data analytics company Boxever has signed a “significant” five-year contract with Ryanair, thought to be worth a multimillion figure to the technology company. Jack Horgan-Jones reports.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe expects an additional 50,000 jobs to be created in the Irish economy this year, driving employment to new record level. Eoin Burke-Kennedy and Fiach Kelly have the details.

Business lobby group Ibec was more sanguine on the Republic’s economy, predictingthat growth would moderate to 4 per cent this year as the global economic cycle matures. Peter Hamilton reports.

In her weekly column, Fiona Reddan examines how bogus employment practices are costing the State millions in lost PRSI contributions while the workers miss out on important welfare benefits

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