It is understood that the move will have no direct impact on job numbers at its Irish operations, which employs more than 2,000 in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tech giant will in future book revenues in the countries in which they were earned - shrinking the firm’s Irish tax bill

By taking such a large payment now, the Dunnes Stores family eliminates future currency risk if sterling, as expected, falls further against the euro as the effects of Brexit sink in.

Retail chain records 2016 revenue of just under £100 million for UK operation

Former Jurys Inn/Amaris executive Cormac Ó Tighearnaigh is CEO of Fine Grain, which is seeking to raise up to €75 million in equity

Former Telecom Éireann chairman now on board of Irish-Singaporean investment company

Weaker pound supported the FTSE 100’s rise. Photograph: Yui Mok

Ryanair fell more than 4% after news that some Dublin pilots have voted to strike

Rivada Networks owner Declan Ganley “We look forward to other states joining New Hampshire in building their own [networks] between now and December 28th.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Communications firm vying to convince other US states to follow suit

German businessman Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau joins Digicel from his role as chief performance officer at Dutch-based telco Veon.

Replacement Alexander Matuschka Greiffenclau joins from Dutch-based telco Veon

With retail sales growing at 4.5 per cent year on year, Fingerlings are this Christmas’s craze toy.

Caveat: Craze for robotic monkey toys a sign we’re beginning to ape boom times

RTÉ producer Moya Doherty at her office on Capel Street: “I’d love to have been a poet but I don’t have the talent.” Photograph: Alan Betson

RTÉ chairwoman and Riverdance co-founder is the first woman awarded the RDS gold medal for enterprise

Our commitment to improving accessibility continues to be a key focus for Ikea in Ireland,” said Claudia Marshall, country manager for Ireland.

Company is believed to be scouting locations for another major Irish store, possibly in Cork

Former offices of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC). Photograph: Alan Betson

Latest payout by liquidators brings total dividends transferred to State to €560m

 The DAX board  at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, December 6th. Photograph: Reuters

In Dublin, rises for Arytza, Datalex and IN&M while Ryanair slips back on strike warning

Irish businessman Dermot Desmond, who controls a stake of about 25 per cent in Canadian miner Mountain Province Diamonds. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Funds will be used to pay off debts associated with its share of Gahcho Kue diamond mine

Ian Hyland said the near-600 page book is “the first volume . . . of a history and chronology of the entire Irish economy” that he intends to publish.

Communicorp founder makes comments in a new business book by publisher Ian Hyland

The New York Stock Exchange on Friday:  stocks fell and gold spiked higher with treasuries on a report Michael Flynn would say US president Donald Trump directed him to contact Russians. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

In Dublin Tullow Oil continues good run while European shares hit by Trump bombshell

Ryanair says Expedia’s “spider” programme “mimics an actual customer” as its allegedly scrapes its site for flights. Photograph: Eric Gaillard

Airline says Expedia ‘screen scrapes’ flights from its site to sell on to own customers

If Ireland fancies itself as a bastion of the US technology industry in Europe, then we must also accept that Ireland is a bastion of brain-busting technobabble.

Caveat: No need for jargon; Barista sector full of beans; Leslie Buckley’s dilemma

Cristiano Ronaldo  with his agent Jorge Mendes, his son Cristiano jnr and his mother Maria Dolores dos Santos AveiroPhotograph:  Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty

Money drawn from Irish arm of Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute football agency, accounts show

INM chairman Leslie Buckley is not using INM’s lawyers in a High Court action taken against him by the State’s corporate watchdog. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

INM’s chairman has turned to A&L Goodbody, eschewing the company’s lawyers

Independent News & Media chairman  Leslie Buckley  at the company’s AGM in Dublin earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

ODCE stepping up investigation into corporate governance at newspaper publishing group

Three Ireland’s operating profits rose over the year by 170 per cent to €76 million. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Mobile operator paid €15.4m in State auction for its slice of next-gen 5G spectrum

‘Black Friday’  on Oxford St,  London, on November 24, 2017. Photograph: AFP/ Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty

By Thanksgiving evening, US shoppers had splurged more than $1.52bn online

Queue outside JD Sports in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day in advance of Christmas sale. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sales exceed €100m in just 12 months at group’s 24 Irish retail outlets

Paschal Donohoe correctly warned of the dangers of political dogma. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ministerial line on glass ceiling cracks, foie gras scarcity and solar gongs

Eileen and Séamus McPartland outside Fallons in Dublin 8. They owned the landmark pub in the Coombe until it was wrenched from their grasp just as the recession was ending. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The McPartlands tell a cautionary tale. The effect on them is undeniable. And it isn’t finished

The Matheson Foundation website says it has supported charities such as the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and the Centre for Talented Youth. Photograph: Eric Luke

Law firm has relinquished charitable status of entities within Matheson Foundation

Stephen Brewer  first made his name in the Irish market running Eircell

The former Digicel executive helped the group raise €750,000 in seed funding

In the moribund Irish print publishing market, Norah Casey is unlikely to have received a jaw-droppingly high price for the six magazine titles Irish Studio is to buy.

Founder Norah Casey to sell bulk of her magazine empire to Irish Studio

US-based Irish Central news site has bought six magazine titles from Norah Casey’s publishing company Harmonia

Deal with publisher of Irish Central includes Irish Tatler and Food & Wine magazine

Under former chief executive Robert Pitt, INM forged an integrated editorial identity centred around the group, subjugating the individual brands of its national titles.

Company is seeking to move on following acrimonious exit of former chief Robert Pitt

Bulmers cider maker C&C has been a consistent supporter of and advocate for minimum unit pricing in Ireland since it was first mooted in 2013. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Caveat: Cider maker wants to look good to society but also to make more profit

Birr Castle, Co Offaly: Mid Ireland promotes some of Irish tourism’s most challenged areas, east Galway, Longford, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois and North Tipperary

Withdrawal of €75,000 annual State funding puts future of Mid Ireland Tourism in doubt

The K Club:  the luxury hotel almost doubled its bedroom stock in 2015 to 134 rooms. Photograph: Eric Luke

Recent accounts for 2015 show losses but performance is likely to have improved since

Dispute: former chief executive Robert Pitt (left) fell out with chairman Leslie Buckley (right) over how much INM should bid for Newstalk. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

ODCE became aware of possible problem after whistleblower complaint

John Murphy with Tim Kinsella, managing director of MKC Communications. Mr Murphy is former secretary general of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

John Murphy served as secretary general in Richard Bruton’s department until retirement in 2016

Donal Murphy succeeded long-time chief executive Tommy Breen earlier this year

Total spend on deals in the current financial year will amount to £550 million

In London, equities closed at nearly six-week lows, dragged down by financial sector shares and ceding earlier gains fuelled by the weak pound. Photograph: PA

Kingspan flags possible slowdown in orders from UK

 Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave: “I love this country as a second home and would never seek to offend the great heroes of Portugal’s past.”

Monument is home to tombs of Portuguese national heroes such as footballer Eusebio

Tycoon Carlos Slim could soon find himself in competition with the Irish businessman in his home country, Mexico. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

Deep Blue Cable is mulling extending its undersea fibre link to Slim’s home country

Christine O’Donovan, a partner in Mason Hayes & Curran and its head of aviation: further work may be needed to ensure diversity is given the priority it deserves in company policies.

Half of survey respondents said less than one-in-10 executive positions filled by women

Google’s European headquarters, Dublin: Google India  said all the back office work was done in Dublin. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ruling sparks concern among multinationals with intellectual property in Ireland

Ulster Bank headquarters in Dublin: the bank’s PMI has now expanded for 50 successive months. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Northern Ireland companies reported sharp rise in new business orders, Ulster Bank PMI found

About one-third of Irish households surveyed still do not save at all, and half of savers surveyed said they would like to save more, but cannot

Almost half of Irish households now regular savers, up from 44% a year ago

Currys/PC World has been identified as one of the retailers in Northern Ireland where shoppers from the South can make significant savings on their Christmas shopping. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

There are savings of up 43% on some goods, according to survey by No 1 Currency

Connie Doody, co-founder of Lir Chocolates, with her granddaughter Eimear Hehir (6) from Ballyea, Co Clare. Photograph: Andres Poveda

With Brexit looming, Lir Chocolates seeks at diversify its export sales away from the UK

The Paradise Papers leak revealed that companies and rich people still don’t like paying tax if they can get away with not doing so.

Caveat: no use raging about the rich exploiting tax loopholes – we need clear rules

  Jervis  Shopping Centre:  The six-floor, 33,445sq m (360,000sq ft) of retail space scheme was   the biggest building project in Dublin in the mid-1990s – it is now thought to be worth €400 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Paradise Papers reveal complex refashioning of jewel in Paddy McKillen’s crown

 Paddy McKillen: has been based outside of Ireland for many years, although he still uses a Foxrock, Dublin, home address on official documents. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Offshore firm ensured Revenue trailed banks in queue for repayment

Aryzta, the Irish-Swiss food group

Troubled bakery group appointed Jürgen Steinemann in August subject to AGM approval

Declan Ganley’s Rivada Networks has deployed two US political heavyweights

Jeb Bush and Martin O’Malley write to US House on behalf of Rivada Networks

Members of  ACT UP DUBLIN, at the Department of Health, calling on government  to address  HIV crisis. Photograph: Eric Luke

Generic versions of Truvada that are 60 per cent cheaper are about to hit Irish market

Former independent senator Mary Ann O’Brien founded Lily O’Brien’s 25 years ago, naming it  after her daughter

Carlyle Cardinal Ireland fund bought chocolate company for €15m three years ago

Net profit at the Morrison hotel in Dublin rose to almost €1.5 million last year from €1.3 million the year before. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Gross profit at Dublin hotel up more than 15 per cent last year as sales reach €12.2 million

Digicom managing director Greg Clarke said the firm may also look to open an office in London, as it seeks further work with Dublin-located multinationals at their bases abroad.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Irish office technology supplier is also pondering a move into London market

Comply with me: when it comes to his own board and corporate governance, Michael O’Leary likes to play it differently. Photo: Sam Boal/

Caveat: You cannot divorce Ryanair’s audacity on corporate governance standards from the operational mess it recently created

Busy people: Meet 10 of the most powerful Irish listed company directors

Aerial View of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

Taoiseach ‘keen to speak’ to tech giant about the project as it clears final planning hurdle

 The Porterhouse bar in Temple Bar, Dublin.  The Porterhouse group comprises seven bars,  five restaurants, Lillie Bordello nightclub and the brewing business.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Pub, brewing and distillery group to export to North American market

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Stocks climbed after new figures showed the US economy had grown 3 per cent in the third quarter. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Weak euro and crisis in Catalonia fail to stem rise of markets

Dermot Desmond: Biometric software firm Daon is his masterpiece and perhaps the most significant company the billionaire has ever built. Photograph: Peter Morrison/Inpho

Caveat: Biometrics firm used by banks harvests personal data yet is cloaked in secrecy

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs

Finance commissioner Pierre Moscovici calls for ‘a solution at EU level’

The manufacturer, marketer and distributor of Bulmers, beer, wine, soft drinks and bottled water announces results on Thursday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Company said its new product offerings in the Republic has ‘resonated’ with millenials

Arcade Fire perform on day three of the Isle of Wight Festival 2017. Photograph: David Jensen/PA Wire

UK competition body gives green light to deal after investigators take summer field trip

Denis O’Brien: planning to expand the rollout of his Deep Blue Cable company to Panama and Colombia. Photograph: David Sleator

Irishman’s Deep Blue Cable to extend $450m fibre-optic rollout to Panama and Colombia

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: establishing a working group to examine how to amalgamate USC with pay-related social insurance. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister focusing on cutting USC rates, not taking low-paid workers out of tax net

At entry level, the industry is not always the highest paid, compared with other sectors. This has inevitably led to a reliance in the foodservice industry on immigrant communities to boost the workforce.   Photograph:  Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

COO Simon Wallis eyes up growth in Irish stores, as sales increase 13% in last quarter

Ronaldo and Mourinho continue to deny any wrongdoing in their tax affairs, while Di Maria pleaded guilty to tax fraud in June. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Andy Quinn set up Dublin companies associated with football agent Jorge Mendes

Glanbia managing director Siobhán Talbot, IAG chief executive Willie Walsh and Ardagh Group chairman Paul Coulson at the launch of Boston College’s Ireland Business Council. Photograph: Bryan Brophy

Boston College Ireland Business Council launches in Dublin

Declan Ganley told Pennsylvania legislators Rivada could roll out a new telecommunications network for the state’s emergency services  in under four years.

Galway businessman also reveals Rivada is working on technology for driverless cars

Coillte has identified up to 25 of its land parcels that are suitable for large-scale windfarms

State forestry agency also considering sale of existing €150m windfarm portfolio

 People gather sand bags to protect their homes at Sandymount as storm Ophelia builds off the East Coast. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Insurer’s share price fell by more than 4% as Ireland was battered by extreme weather

JD Sports, the UK-listed sports fashion retailer which operates 28 outlets in Ireland, has almost completed the conversion of the Champion Sports chain it bought here during the last crash

JD Sports, the UK-listed retailer, has nearly completed conversion of Champion Sports chain

Pat Whelan, who runs James Whelan Butchers at the shop in Dunnes Stores, Swan Centre, Rathmines, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Artisan meat chain hungry to grow under ownership of Dunnes Stores

Robert Pitt is leaving as chief executive of Independent News & Media in a deal to end a boardroom row. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Chief executive Robert Pitt leaves ‘to pursue other interests’ after row

INM chief executive Robert Pitt (left) walks past chairman Leslie Buckley at the media group’s annual meeting in August. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Departure to resolve boardroom row over aborted Newstalk deal

  Apple for Athenry: A group  supporting the planned Apple data centre in Galway celebrate after the judicial review rejected both challenges to  the project. Photograph: Courtpix

Approval for the €850 million Athenry data centre has been a long time coming

Hotelier Noel O’Callaghan, whose Dublin properties include the Davenport Hotel, has sold his hotel in Maryland, US. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Group plans to focus on ‘existing markets’ after offloading 75-bed Maryland property

The Key Employee Engagement Programme (Keep) would “support SMEs in their efforts to attract and retain key employees”, said Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe

Employees with share options will pay capital gains rate of 33% and can delay payment

Pier jumpers enjoying the weather in Creevy, Co Donegal. The tourism industry expressed relief after retaining its special 9 per cent VAT rate. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Fáilte Ireland calls on sector to work to be more competitive and avoid price inflation

Television news reporters broadcast reports on Spanish stock prices from the Madrid Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

Global shares fluctuate ahead of release of minutes for federal reserve’s policy meeting

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  announced a tripling of the stamp duty payable by purchasers in commercial property transactions. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Minister gives buyers of residential sites a route of escape from stamp duty rises

Chef Richard Corrigan’s group has accumulated losses of about €1.5 million. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Celebrity chef’s group comprises Virginia Park Lodge, Bentley’s and Corrigan’s Mayfair

Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, from Belfast, own two of the best cocktail bars in New York: Dead Rabbit and BlackTail. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry mix top-shelf cocktail culture with the Irish pub experience to create hip New York bar Dead Rabbit,(...)

Paddy McKillen Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

Fee relates to top London hotels, Claridge’s, the Berkeley and the Connaught

 Claudia Marshall, head of Ikea in Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Claudia Marshall is Ireland manager forthe Marmite of the retailing business

Tayto Park founder Raymond Coyle launching the Viking Voyage water ride. The Co Meath theme park has been a big hit since opening in 2010, emphasising that if you build attractions visitors will come. Photograph:  Photocall Ireland

For an industry employing 250,000, tourism capital funding is a borderline insult

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy has bemoaned a lack of ‘respect’ for lobbyists. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Not all causes are worthy but most lobbyists are average joes rather than ‘scaly serpents’

Couche-Tard finalised the purchase of the 430-strong Topaz network from Denis O’Brien in February 2016 in a €258 million cash plus debt deal.

Couche-Tard’s move involves larger head office and unspecified job expansion

CRH rose by 2.7 per cent in Dublin. The building materials giant has a huge US division and stands to gain from any lowering of tax rates by US president Donald Trump.

CRH, Glanbia and Kingspan feel the benefit of US president’s proposed tax reforms

Managing director Liam Kavanagh said it was a “successful year” for ‘The Irish Times’. He expressed disappointment, however, that “newspaper sales have not yet found a floor and continue to fall”.

Group revenues down by almost 2% in 2016 but digital sales were up by more than 12%

The Sunday Business Post has been put up for sale   by Key Capital, which took control of it in 2013. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Newspaper bought out of examinership for €1.2m is now believed to be trading profitably

The former headquarters of Bank of Scotland (Ireland) at St Stephen’s Green in Dublin.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

US fund has more than €400,000 of security on Mansfield’s property near Citywest

In common with many news organisations, INM has made deep cuts to its editorial operations in recent years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish media group is offering voluntary scheme for editorial and commercial staff

Michael Cawley said he would help steward Linked Finance’s board as the SME-focused crowdfunding company embarked on “the next phase of growth”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former Ryanair deputy chief executive joins as lender embarks on ‘next phase of growth’

 Conor McGregor: has proven himself to have considerable commercial and media acumen. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

Founder of Carlow Brewing Company owns trademark for “Notorious”

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: confirmed he had begun transferring his shares in drinks giant Diageo to his wife. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Minister for Finance transferring shares to avoid potential budget excise conflict

The Consumer Pulse was down on August’s near-record index, but was still up on the same time a year ago. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bank of Ireland report shows consumer and business sentiment is down as Brexit looms

Temple Bar in Dublin. The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland wants the Government to implement measures to counter the effects of Brexit on hospitality businesses and drink manufacturers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Industry body says Brexit will cost drink and hospitality industries €130 million this year

Irish Life called on the Government to reduce the 41 per cent exit tax on life assurance products to 33 per cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Insurance group also calls for removal of 1 per cent levy on life assurance policies

George Hook will be off the air at Newstalk until December when he will start a new weekend show.

Radio station will announce replacement presenter for midweek High Noon show soon

Accounts for 2016 were   filed recently for several   companies linked to the Clerys deal. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Accounts for company that took control of store in 2015 show links to Deirdre Foley

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