Deliveroo drivers using cars or scooters can use Zego’s product in Ireland from Thursday. Photograph: Erix Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Zego offers commercial insurance aimed at food deliverers, couriers and taxi drivers

Mylan employs 1,700 staff in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Company plans to introduce generic version of Humira either later this year or early in 2019

Patrick Atkinson, chief executive of Grafton Merchanting ROI with Philly McMahon and Dermot Groarke, branch manager of Chadwicks Sandyford at the official launch of the new-look Chadwicks brand. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Company engaging in store upgrade across its estate into 2019

Providence Resources’ loss before tax fell from €3.44m  to €2.37m  in the six months to the end of June 2018 compared to the same period last year.  Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Oil and gas explorer has amended deal on its flagship prospect with Chinese explorer Apec

Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle; managing director of Codd Mushrooms Leslie Codd  and  Aldi Ireland buying director Paul Scally

Two-year deal will see Carlow producer supply Aldi with 13.3m packs of mushrooms

While women account for 13 per cent of the seats of Irish boards, that is still 10 percentage points below the EU average. Photograph: iStock

Korn Ferry research also found remuneration for CEOs and chairmen increased since 2007

Since June 2017 lenders have been submitting information to the Central Bank of Ireland on credit cards, mortgage overdrafts and personal loans. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Lenders will have to obtain credit report for person applying for loan of €2,000 or more

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told the Dáil on Tuesday that his department had received the final tender relating to the national broadband plan. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

Actavo in group with Enet and Nokia and led by investment company Granahan McCourt

The Apple case is the biggest of a wave of investigations that has ordered dozens of companies to repay billions of euros over tax rulings that the EU says were unfair. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

All money in alleged State aid case transferred to escrow as appeal progresses

A report from Adare Human Resource Management found career progression is becoming a less important factor in people’s decision to move jobs. Photograph: iStock

Research suggests 23% of people are moving jobs to get higher salaries

Danuta Gray sits on a number of boards

Danuta Gray has been appointed as chairwoman designate of St Modwen

Apparently worsening trade relations between the US and China is having an impact on big US tech players. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Benchmark Iseq overall index outperforms European days despite poor volumes

ECB executive board member Yves Mersch said the entire set of euro banknotes were more secure as well as easier to check and handle. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

New banknotes will enter circulation next May

The main non-EU export destination was the US, to which we exported more than €3 billion worth of goods. Photograph: iStock

EU exports increasingly important, now accounting for 51% of total exports

Dole Foods in which Dublin-listed Total Produce acquired a 45 per cent stake earlier this year, has sold its Los Angeles corporate campus to the Conrad N Hilton Foundation in an off-market transaction.

Total Produce has a 45% stake in the world’s largest fresh produce producer

Ryanair’s chief people officer, Eddie Wilson, said the agreement will “start from next month”. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Airline expects to have collective labour agreement with Italian unions in place by end of September

GAN sells its software to US casino operators including MGM Resorts and Station Casinos. Photograph: iStock

Internet gaming company has hired Chicago law firm Irwin IP LLP

Aryzta entered a standby underwriting agreement with banks earlier this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Baking company announced earlier this week that it had agreed to change covenants

David and Sandra Whelan, Immersive VR Education chief executive and chief operating officer respectively. David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, Immersive VR Education. Picture by Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Taking Immersive VR Education public has been exciting for David and Sandra Whelan

Cignal offers services to the main mobile and wireless service providers in Ireland, the emergency services and FM radio stations, with multiple customers using each tower. Photograph: iStock

Company refinances loans with Bank of Ireland and AIB to expand its tower infrastructure

In the first six months of this year there was €347 million of new lending in PCPs, down 15 per cent than the same period in 2017. Photograph: iStock

Bank revises down number of outstanding contracts by 50,000

There was a 4.1%  fall in the price of furnishings, household equipment and items connected with household maintenance in the year to August. Photograph: iStock

Higher rents and increases in home heating oil push price growth

An increase in crude oil prices boosted oil stocks on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

Uneventful day in Dublin sees Iseq Overall index fall 0.56 per cent

Eva Milka and Eoin Jenkinson of Gaelic Escargot, the snail farm and business they run in Co Carlow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gaelic Escargot company can produce up to 10 tonnes of snail meat a year

The new Domino’s Pizza store in Ringsend.

London-listed fast food pizza chain wants to have 75 outlets here as part of expansion plan

Aryzta owns brands including Cuisine De France. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Swiss-Irish baked goods group also announces a series of board changes

CPL chief executive Anne Heraty. The company returned €25m of cash to shareholders during the year leaving it with net cash in excess of €24 million at year end. Ms Heraty would have receiving €7.4m of this payout.

Employment services company increased dividend after ‘record revenues’

More than eight in 10 chief executives of Irish insurance firms were confident about business growth, PwC said. Photograph: iStock

Insurance chiefs say 71 per cent of firms will have cyber cover in five years, report says

Glenveagh has a landbank capable of delivering 11,370 homes, it says. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Birmingham named chief investment officer of company’s ‘living’ subsidiary

The proposed new restaurant in the Ormond Hotel.

Property on Dublin’s quays was bought for €2.5m

The Republic’s housing crisis will be one topic discussed at the upcoming Dublin Economics Workshop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Your business this week: Also, economists and politicians descend on Wexford; residential property price results

 Lenders must face up to the “terrible dilemma” of “stubborn arrears”, says  Rachel McGovern of Brokers Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Lenders failing those in mortgage arrears and ‘kicking can down road’

According to Sherry Fitzgerald, a steady market would expect the stock of available properties as a percentage of the total housing stock to be 4.5-6 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Sherry FitzGerald says number of properties for sale is starting to creep up

Paschal Donohoe said pan-European tax changes should prevent mismatches among “various countries and gaps in the international tax framework” from arising. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Finance publishes Government’s corporation tax roadmap

Andrew Hetherington, Business to Arts chief executive; Music Generation student Aibhlínn Doheny from Portlaoise; Sean McGrath, Allianz chief executive; and Rosaleen Molloy, Music Generation national director.

Business to Arts awards recognise companies and public sector bodies for innovative support

Nike dropped 2.7 per cent as the company faced backlash over its choice of Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racism, as a face for the 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ slogan. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Iseq outperforms European indexes in choppy day

David McCullagh in the This Week studio

Carole Coleman and Justin McCarthy complete the on-air line up

The Clayton and Maldron chains are owned by hotel operator Dalata. Occupancy in its Dublin hotels increased from 82.3 per cent to 86.2 per cent in the first six months of this year.

Hotel operator close to deal to sell 69 residential units on Tara Towers Hotel site

David Kelly, a managing partner of Amrop: “Over the next couple of years, we’d be targeting a turnover of several million.” Photograph: Conor McCabe

Company relaunches in Dublin after 15-month sabbatical from Irish market

Kerry Airport in Farranfore. The airport carried 335,480 passengers last year.

Profit at the Farranfore airport rose to almost €850,000 while grants exceeded €1.6m

The H&M Building on South King Street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Profit falls 5.3% to €2.55 million across Swedish retailer’s 24 Irish outlets

The Abercrombie group has two stores in Dublin - one Abercrombie and Fitch outlet and one Hollister outlet. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Since 2014 sales have fallen from €16.5m to €9.9m at Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister

Almost one quarter of the time, when rating PCP offers, consumers judged an inferior deal to be better than another that was objectively superior, an ESRI study has found. Photograph: iStock

ESRI study finds consumers have poor grasp of important aspects of PCP deals

“The first four months of 2018 was a challenging period for IFG Group,” said Kathryn Purves, IFG’s chief executive. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Although revenue and profit increased, IFG is still dealing with a series of legacy issues

Total Produce chairman Carl McCann. The company increased its shareholder dividend on the back of profits increasing.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Fruit and veg producer announces 2.5% increase in dividend as profit reaches €42.3m

Most of Trinity’s 17,000 students are unlikely to taste a drop of the wine consignment, as it will only be for use at private events, not in its bars. The private clients will be “invoiced directly” for the wine. FIle photograph: Getty Images

University’s catering unit seeks supplier of at least 8,400 bottles for private events

The Liberty Insurance offices in Cavan. “Our offices in Dublin and Cavan, along with our call centre in Enniskillen, are not impacted by this merger,”  Liberty Insurance says. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurer with 250,000 customers has yet to receive Commercial Court approval

Optimism over trade talks between the US and Canada boosted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to all-time highs on Wednesday. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Markets report: Apple and Amazon reach record highs as do S&P 500 and Nasdaq

McMahon’s were at one point in the early 1900s the largest timber supplier in the country. Photograph: iStock

Limerick-based McMahon’s increased profit 83% as construction sector rebounds

Residential capital spending in Dublin rose 23 per cent to €7.5 billion last year and represented more than 52 per cent of the overall market. Photograph: iStock

Falling investment in commercial came as residential spend increased to €14.4bn

The NRF called for an increase in the entry point to the 40 per cent rate of income tax by €1,250 to keep ahead of wage growth. Photograph: iStock

Recruitment industry group calls for incentives to support women returning to work

Former Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran (R) saw his salary increase 105% before he left the bookmaker. Photograph: Eric Luke

The average salary of Iseq 20 boss has risen to €1.88m, according to new figures

 Queuing for a rental property in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Prices across the State now 75% higher than low point in 2011 and 26% higher than Celtic Tiger peak

Bon Secours is in the throes of a €150 million investment across its estate including expansion of its clinical facilities in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Accounts show profits fell 61% at Bon Secours Group as payroll costs rise

Software company LiveTiles has launches its first product from its Sligo base having established there earlier this year. Photograph: iStock

Software company has built an intranet to cater to SMEs in response to customer demand

The recreation of the Lebuinus church, using cardboard boxes from Smurfit Kappa, in the town of Deventer in the Netherlands.

Company teamed up with artist Olivier Grossetête to recreate famous structures

Photograph: iStock

Some 44% of those surveyed said they would find retirement financially difficult

Tom O’Mahony, chief executive of Origin Enterprises. Photograph: Eric Luke

Origin has option to acquire remaining 35% of Fortgreen Commercial Agricola

A computer-generated image of what the adjoining premises on Dawson Street owned by the Royal Irish Automobile Club and Tetrarch Capital would look like if the proposed €35m redevelopment goes ahead

Pending planning approval, the new hotel at the Royal Irish Automobile Club on Dawson Street could open within three years

A computer-generated image of the renovated Cafe en Seine

Venue will have conservatory style street garden with retractable glass roof

PJ Carroll saw turnover fall 2 per cent in the year to €201.6 million. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

PJ Carroll increased profit before tax by 13% to €5.68m

Grafton’s net debt stood at £62.9 million (€70.4 million) by the end of 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woodie’s DIY owner issuing 10 and 12 year bonds with 2.5% yield

The Turkish currency crisis continued to shake global markets, with stock indexes declining from Asia to Europe. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Ryanair stock advances as Tui and Thomas Cook fall; Apple and Amazon hit highs

Glenveagh chief executive Justin Bickle, chairman John Mulcahy and chief operating officer Stephen Garvey,  at the company’s egm in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Equity housebuilder received approval for €213m share placing

Consumers abandon department stores, furniture shops, cinemas and hairdressers for the beach. Photograph: iStock

Not every type of shop basked in June sunshine, says Retail Ireland

House of Fraser: rescued from collapse on Friday morning by  Mike Ashley in a deal worth £90 million.

Regulatory matters must be addressed before Dundrum outlet changes ownership

Mary McKenna: “Somebody said to me ‘you don’t make money for the first three years’ and I said ‘who made up that rule’.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The travel entrepreneur has taken knocks in life and business – and come back stronger

US-China trade tensions kept stock market gains muted on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Iseq underperforms European peers with Ryanair and Glanbia among losers

 Edmond Scanlon, chief executive and Brian Mehigan outgoing CEO of the Kerry Group  at the agm in Dublin on Thursday. Photo: James Forde/The Irish Times

Dairy giant’s profits grew to €340m during the first six months of the year

Perrigo  is one of a number of generics manufacturers in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-domiciled company announces separation of prescription arm following review

Aside from Brexit, the British Irish Chamber called for the State’s 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry to be retained. Photograph: iStock

State should identify Brexit impact on each tax heading, chamber says

Bank of Ireland was highlighting risks to investors in an updated bond prospectus for its €25bn Euro Note Programme.

Consumer confidence and credit risks could arise as a result of UK’s EU exit, says bank

Avolon’s headquarters in Dublin. Orix Corporation agreed to buy 30 per cent of Avolon from Bohai Capital.

Ratings agencies signal upgrade for Irish aircraft lessor on back of deal

UDG Healthcare now operates in two divisions - Sharp and Ashfield. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Service provider taking $44 million impairment charge on sale of Aquilant business

The volume of sales in Northern Ireland increased 3.1 per cent in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2017. Photograph: iStock

Low volume of transactions and stable prices recorded in Ulster University index

Central Bank: warned it was dealing with an unprecedented volume of applications for licences to operate in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ongoing need to ‘reprioritise business as usual’ work, minutes from regulator show

Irish industrial manufacturing output improved in June compared to the same month last year. Photograph: iStock

CSO figures show production and turnover fell compared to May but are up in last 12 months

Jazz Pharmaceuticals chief executive Bruce Cozadd: “We fully intend to have strong acquisitions going forward.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin-headquartered pharma company bringing new drugs to market this year

Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association says IP  rights for drug manufacturers would be weakened and research facilities put at risk if EU changes its rules. Photograph: iStock

Lobby group says fewer medicines will come to market if EU alters patent right protection

Credit guarantee scheme facilitates lending to SMEs which would otherwise by declined by lenders due to insufficient collateral. Photograph: iStock

Credit guarantee scheme launched in 2012 supports in excess of 3,600 jobs

Sisters Kate, left, and Annie Madden of FenuHealth. Photograph: Tom Honan

Kate (18) and Annie (16) Madden are eyeing global growth for their FenuHealth brand

Apple became the world’s first trillion dollar company on Thursday. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

Apple becomes world’s first trillion dollar company

Amryt Pharma chief executive Joe Wiley.

FDA move means Irish company could receive voucher ultimately worth up to €300m

Conroy Gold has increased its target of gold reserves. Photograph: iStock

Exploration company is targeting 8.8m ounces of gold from Clontibret asset

Welcome Break operates the Days and Ramada brands for its hotels. Photograph: iStock

Irish forecourt retailer Applegreen has acquired an effective 50.01% stake in the UK company

Between 2008 and 2016 the balance sheet of investment funds increased five fold to €1.9 trillion. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sector contributed €17.3bn to economy in 2016, employing 95,000 people

Compared with this time last year householders were more upbeat about their financial situation, according to Bank of Ireland’s Economic Pulse survey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bank of Ireland economic pulse finds consumers and businesses more cautious in July

Permanent TSB rose 9.37 per cent on the back of the sale of its project Glas non-performing loan portfolio. Photograph: Alan Betson

Banks and property stocks a bright spot on Ireland’s benchmark index

Hibernia Reit chief executive Kevin Nowlan’s base salary increased 50 per cent to €450,000. Photograph: Tom Honan

Property investment company targets sharp uplift in income as it readies rent reviews

A computer generated image of the Project Waterfront development.

Northside site has planning for 420 apartments and almost 28,000sq m office space

Properties within 100m of the coast with a wide view of the sea were a third more expensive than otherwise identical properties, a report from found. Photograph: iStock

Proximity to blue-flag beach can increase a property’s price by €6,000, research shows

There are 8,915 young people in long-term unemployment. Photograph: iStock

Pre-budget submission says supports should include training and apprenticeships

Amazon fell on Monday amid a broader decline in tech stocks. Photograph: Abhishek N Chinnappa/Reuters

Iseq underperforms peers led lower by Bank of Ireland and Ryanair

Rupert Murdoch controls the Wireless group through News Corporation. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Company took a €13.2m charge after revaluing stations post-acquisition

A Mylan worker in one of its Dublin plants. The company is the largest manufacturer of HIV Aids medicine in the world

Drugmaker says approving more biosimilar drugs for use here could save the State €140m a year

The McDonald’s outlet on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fast-food restaurant receiving €1.3m refurbishment to create 30 jobs

Cook Medical has called for the  transition agreement for medical devices to be extended until at least 2025 to allow the  sector enough time to meet new UK regulatory arrangements. Photograph: iStock

Cook Medical – with over 850 staff in Limerick – says UK patients may suffer

An increase in public investment in an economy close to full employment “may require counter-vailing measures to be introduced”, a Central Bank article has said. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

National Development plan envisages a sharp increase in level of capital spend

Bank of Ireland chief economist Loretta O’Sullivan said the bank expected an interest rate hike in August in the UK. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bank’s new prediction far surpasses estimates from European Union officials

Three Park Place on Hatch Street, Dublin  –  the new location for IDA Ireland’s headquarters.

Inward investment agency moving to new building in third quarter of next year

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