Lone Star emerges as lead bidder, construction costs and Weight Watchers’ bad diet

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Pilita Clark says Weight Watchers, or WW as it now prefers to be known, should shed the marketing guff and get back to basics.

Pilita Clark says Weight Watchers, or WW as it now prefers to be known, should shed the marketing guff and get back to basics.

 

US private equity giant Lone Star has emerged as the leading bidder for 73 acres of development land that investment firms Hines and King Street Capital are selling in Cherrywood in south Dublin that would be capable of delivering 2,600 homes. Joe Brennan has the details.

Shoppers could cut spending if fears of a hard Brexit and a weaker Irish economy persist, experts warn in a report. Barry O’Halloran reports.

A Government-appointed expert group has warned about the impact of “excessive cost inflation” in the construction sector, which it describes as a “key risk” for 2019, writes Jack Horgan-Jones.

A green electricity joint venture between Airtricity owner SSE and businessman Michael Murnane owed creditors more than €70 million at the end of its last financial year, accounts just filed show, writes Barry O’Halloran.

Simon Carswell meets John Byrne, the chief executive of Hygeia, the Co Galway-based agri-chemical and garden care business, who is planning for a no-deal Brexit.

Food companies need to understand that food fraud is not the same as food safety, a leading specialist in the area has warned. Kevin O’Sullivan reports.

Financial services administration specialist Intertrust Ireland has entered the profit-share plan administration market in an effort to attract companies not served by the market incumbents., writes Peter Hamilton.

IT recycling firm AMI has signed a three-year deal with Camara Education that will see the company collect, process and refurbish equipment for Camara, writes Ciara O’Brien

Wholesale gas and electricity prices tumbled last month as unseasonably mild weather left demand trailing normal levels, a report shows . Barry O’Halloran reports.

Pilita Clark says Weight Watchers, or WW as it now prefers to be known, should shed the marketing guff and get back to basics.

Chris Johns, says, yes, it is OK to feel sorry for central bankers. No, really, he does.

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