Experts have calculated that, by the end of 2020, consumers and businesses will have paid an extra €1.9bn this century to fund price supports for wind-generated electricity

Electricity customers here will have to pay more in future to support the development of wind farms and other renewables

IAG said profit was down as a British Airways strike hit results. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

IAG chief Willie Walsh said that the move is being considered in light of “macro economic” weakness in Europe

The Banking & Payments Federation of Ireland says people drew down 11,794 mortgages in the three months to the end of September 2019. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

At close to 12,000, loan numbers up 8.5% on same quarter of 2018, industry body says

Dublin-based Virtual Access supplies mobile communications equipment to utilities, electricity grids and other industries around the world. Photograph: Getty Images/Cultura RF

Beijer agrees to buy Dublin-based Virtual Access on a cash, debt-free basis

 Peugeot stock hit a 12-month high of €27.06 during trade in Paris on Wednesday before paring that back to close at €26.05.

Markets report: Merger talks drive up Peugeot SA and FCA

Shannonbridge, Co Offaly. ESB has confirmed  it sought aid to dismantle both Lough Ree and West Offaly stations, and did not rule out closing the pair.

Move could cost hundreds of jobs at fellow State company Bord na Móna

None of the companies exploring for oil and gas in Irish waters rated the industry’s prospects as “extremely favourable” over the next two years. Photograph:  Shell E&P Ireland Limited

Taoiseach told the UN that the Republic intended banning oil exploration in its Atlantic territorial waters

Irish people spend more than €1.2 billion a year shopping in Aldi. The company has 12.5 per cent of the market, which is estimated to be worth €10 billion.

Locals, nearby businesses and others including retail lobbyist RGDATA oppose plan

The State adds the levy to all electricity bills to pay for price supports given to renewable energy generators, such as wind farms.

Move will reduce electricity bills for homes and businesses by almost €33m over year

Cyprus: Last week, Bidx1 sold €9.5 million worth of homes, shops, offices and land in its various cities such as Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos.

Irish online real estate auctioneer to offer 100 Spanish properties to bidders on Wednesday

‘The manure produced daily by two horses can generate heat for a single family home for a year.’ File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

State is Europe’s biggest producer of thoroughbreds

Circle K: has a staff of 2,200 people across the Republic.

Operator’s latest opening, Kilcullen service station, will cater for thousands every day

The Scandinavian group entered the Irish market recently with plans to spend €1.5 billion on building renewable energy plants. Photograph: iStock

Norwegian giant buys nine developments from local player JBM

The Commission for Aviation Regulation sets the fees that Dublin Airport charges airlines for the passengers who fly from the facility. Photograph: iStock

Regulator said charges should be reduced by up to 18%

Twitter results disappointed the market on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

Iseq dragged down by Irish banks with both Bank of Ireland and AIB under pressure

Heitman has not named the sellers but it is understood that they are private individuals rather than one of the investment funds. Photograph: iStock

Republic’s newest institutional landlord Heitman has bought 27 buildings in capital

Renewable Gas Forum Ireland believes converting slurry and silage to biomethane could cut carbon emissions by 2.6 million tonnes annually boost the rural economy. File photograph: Getty

Consumers could pay extra €5.70 monthly to fund farm-waste conversion into gas and cut emissions

Shannon Group’s chief operating officer Ray O’Driscoll, CEO Mary Considine and chairman Rose Hynes

First new hangar built in Republic in 20 years will be completed by end of the year

Ryanair  has booked two lines at the Jordanian company’s facility from next month through to March 2020, where the Boeing aircraft will be checked

Joramco says it has signed a maintenance agreement for the first time with the Irish airline

A property in Dublin acquired by US-based investor Heitman

Chicago-based property group says it was attracted by capital’s housing squeeze

Whispr is working on a pilot project at Madrid Airport with Spanish carrier Iberia involving maintenance checks on Airbus A350 aircraft. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Irish-Danish company converts airline manuals and checklists into voice instructions

 Richard Conroy, chairman of Karelian Diamond Resources. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rebel investors in diamond mining firm blame Conroy for ‘zero returns’ in 14 years

Shannon Group’s board confirmed on Friday that it has formally appointed Mary Considine as chief executive for a seven-year term.

Deputy chief executive steps into top job at State company

WeWork ditched controversial plans to float on the US stock exchange earlier this year. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Analyst says Dublin market could absorb impact of any difficulties on its Irish business

JetBlue and Aer Lingus have been partners for almost 12 years. Photograph: iStock

JetBlue and Norwegian to allow passengers to book connecting flights on single ticket

Comreg will begin consulting with telecoms companies early next year on the system it uses for calculating what Eircom – now trading as Eir – can charge rivals for using its network. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Rule change allowed network owner Eircom charge rivals €170 when a customer switched

Irish businesses have grown exports of dairy products to Arab countries by 37 per cent to €140 million

Sales to 13 Arab nations projected to double to almost €12bn in next 15 years – report

The Commission for Aviation Regulation in May proposed cutting the Dublin Airport’s charges to €7.50 a head for the next five years, from €9.30.

Commission for Aviation Regulation set to publish decision next week

The proposed scheme will involve an auction through which those players that provide the cheapest power will get support. File photograph: The Irish Times

Companies plan to build offshore wind farm 10km off east coast and close to the capital

Peter Bough, Aldi Ireland’s buying director (left) and Bernard Broderick, director of Broderick's: the two companies have signed a €6.5 million one-year extension to  their bakery goods supply deal.

Dublin-based confectionery firm set to experience sweet taste of success after contract renewed

Wall Street advanced on strong earnings data from JPMorgan, UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson. File photograph: Getty

Markets: Positive Brexit sentiment drives share values in Dublin and London

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh. Aer Lingus postponed the launch of a Dublin-Montreal service to summer 2020 from this year following a hold-up in the delivery of new Airbus A321 long range. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Walsh says issue forced airline to postpone new Dublin-North America services

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said British Airways would begin investing in projects that reduce carbon emissions to “offset” greenhouse gas produced by its UK domestic flights. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

British Airways to invest in offsetting emissions produced by its UK domestic flights

Aer Lingus said that it was committed to speaking to catering workers about its plans over the coming weeks. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Irish carrier will begin talks with unions representing staff who provide in-flight catering services

Newenham Mulligan’s association with the newly rebuilt Curragh grandstand (above) and the proposed redevelopment of the RDS arena, which hosts Leinster rugby home games and the Dublin Horse Show, put the firm in the spotlight recently

Company says it is committed to ‘orderly winding-down’ with creditors’ meeting

Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium  was sold last year to the Department of Education. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Greyhound racing body sold Dublin dog track to Department of Education for €23m

Businesses pay an electricity tax of 50 cent a unit – one megawatt hour – while organisations such as Government departments and local councils pay €1 a unit.

Budget 2020 energy: Government to ‘equalise’ energy charge between business and non-business

The Republic’s sole House of Fraser shop appears safe from the threat of closure hanging over some of the chain’s British branches. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Dublin outlet, the only one in the Republic, outperforming many of group’s UK shops

In a bid to aid small independent bookmakers, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introduced a relief from betting duty of €50,000 a calendar year

Budget 2020 betting: Minister says break depends on state aid rules

Bus Éireann: The Government is to spend an extra €384 million on boosting rural transport. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Carbon tax funds will go to increase number of charging points for electric vehicles

Swiss International Airlines will fly Airbus A220s four days a week from Cork Airport to Zurich. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Airline will increase number of seats on service to 32,400 in summer 2020

Accounts filed by the Harold’s Cross stadium owner, Dublin Greyhound and Sports Association Ltd, show that the company paid a €13.95m dividend to Bord na gCon from the sale price. File photograph: Inpho

Dublin track sold to Department of Education in 2018 for €23m, sparking political row

Green Reit co-founders Stephen Vernon and Pat Gunne at the listing of the plc on the Irish Stock Exchange in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

Virtually all shareholders back resolutions to pave way for UK company Henderson Park to buy the business for €1.9135 a share

NYSE: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow calmed market nerves over  outcome of trade talks with China later in  week. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

Markets report: Bullish analysis prompts Ryanair rise while banks have positive day

Dublin-based Avolon buys aircraft from manufacturers such as Airbus and Boeing and leases them to airlines, using the rent payments to repay the cash borrowed to buy the aircraft

Banks boost Irish company’s credit to $3bn

Flutter Entertainment chief executive Peter Jackson calculates that gamblers around the world wager about $450 billion a year, but “only 11 per cent of that is online”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Merger with Stars Group could turn Irish group into world’s biggest betting business

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Interview: Brian Kavanagh, chief executive, Horse Racing Ireland

Electricity networks on both sides of the Border integrated in 2007 to create a single wholesale market. Photograph: iStock

Proposal part of British prime minister’s Brexit deal proposals

New legislation could create a fast-track planning mechanism for projects the Republic is likely to require after the UK leaves the EU, according to  Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Eoghan Murphy confirms Government is set to publish new planning legislation

The new cable will connect the Cork and Breton coasts. Photograph: iStock

Electricity interconnector will carry enough power for 450,000 homes

The report found that Dublin Airport’s expansion will prevent other airports from acting as catalysts for regional growth.

Dublin’s growth comes at others’ expense, survey finds

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has promised new laws to tackle ‘vexatious’ court challenges to housing and other building projects. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Large projects approved in fast-track planning process have faced court challenges

Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment plans to create a £4bn gambling giant.

Paddy Power parent company agrees mega-merger with Canadian rival Stars

An oil rig operating in Barryroe, 50km from Co Cork. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Government will ban oil exploration off the Republic’s Atlantic coast. File photograph: PA

Chines backer Apec fails to loan beleagured Irish oil and gas exploration company $9m

Traders work of the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

Providence Resources rose 0.33% after plan approved to sell new shares to raise $3.76m

Providence chief executive Tony O’Reilly junior.

Protestor bids to disrupt Irish oil and gas exploration company’s meeting

Richard Bruton: acknowledged that the Republic would still need fossil fuel during periods when “the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister to ask State companies ESB, Eirgrid and Gas Networks Ireland to give their assessment of future energy security

An immediate threat hangs over the future of several hundred Bord na Móna workers who supply peat to the West Offaly and Lough Ree power plants.

Donnellan tells unions State company faces ‘dire future’ unless sustainability addressed

Gas prices have been falling in recent months, barring a brief rise in August sparked by a spike in demand

New rates kick in next month, with estimates it will cut gas prices for a typical home by €31.60 a year

Physicist Brian Cox speaking at EirGrid’s  launch of its new five-year strategy. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Amount of renewable electricity on Irish grid set to hit record 33 per cent this year

The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland currently depends for energy on a gas supply line that runs from Siberia

  Coventry Rugby and Jersey Reds have signed up to use Future Ticketing’s software

Firm’s online ticket-selling software to be used by Jersey Reds and Coventry Rugby

Overall, Ryanair will be operating 160 routes out of Ireland next summer, of which 105 will be at Dublin airport

Airline operating 160 routes next summer, with 105 of them out of Dublin airport

Providence Resources has stated that its Barryroe field off the Cork coast could produce close to 350 million barrels of oil. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Government published financial guide for prospective licence applicants in August

Thomas Cook had its own airline, which had around 60 Airbus and Boeing craft leased from a variety of companies. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

UK travel company collapsed after efforts to save it failed at the weekend

US stocks were mixed in early trade on the NYSE as investors digested poor European data and news that UK travel agent Thomas Cook had gone to the wall. Photograph: Michael Nagle/EPA

Mixed signals from US-China trade conflict contribute to decline

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary at the airline’s agm in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Airline may have to cut up to 700 pilots and cabin crew as it reins in planned expansion

The Kentucky Derby. The aim of   Jockey Club America is  to boost racing and breeding standards across North America

Plusvital’s research team has experience in thoroughbred genomics, including investigating inbreeding

Michael O’Leary argued that the deal was a “free bet” for shareholders as he would get nothing if he failed to double both the share price and profits. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bonus scheme that could earn Ryanair chief executive €100m over five years narrowly approved

The inquiry heard that Michael Fingleton personally approved all profit-share loans. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Calls for safeguards from internal auditors over profit-share loans to property developers

Datalex acting chief executive Sean Corkery at the company’s agm on Tuesday, where shareholders agreed to adjourn discussion of Datalex’s 2018 financial statements to October 3rd. Photograph: Tom Honan

Review found irregularities at software company last year amid $50m losses

Key’s second fund will invest the cash into a similar mix of properties as its first.  Of that, 25 per cent to 35 per cent went into offices.

Investor’s new fund to focus on investments that add value or cash in on opportunities

A board-commissioned review published in May confirmed that there had been ‘significant accounting irregularities’ at Datalex last year. File photograph: Getty

Troubled travel software company issues statement in advance of agm on Tuesday

Oisin Murphy on Roaring Lion last year at the Irish Champions Weekend in Leopardstown. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Racecourse Media Group woos global stations’ interest in Irish Champions Weekend

Inspection facilities being built at Dublin Port in advance of Brexit. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A comprehensive guide to the massive impact likely if the UK crashes out of the EU

Some 1,422 of the loans are secured on private homes, while 510 are tied to buy-to-let properties. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mortgage holders' advocate believes Start will repossess most of 2,000 homes involved

Michael Stanley: ‘Given market demand for our product and delivery pipeline, we look forward to the full year with confidence.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Company to return €45m to investors via first dividend and a share buyback scheme

In March, Greencoat increased its share of the Cloosh Valley wind farm in Co Galway to 25 per cent, investing €72 million. Photograph: iStock

Renewables company generated €27.1m in first six months, with pretax profit of €13.7m

Photograph: iStock

Dublin-based energy investor agrees deal with Glennmont on Gortahile wind farm

Photograph: Glennon Brothers

Longford-based family-owned sawmills also invested €20m in Fermoy plant

C&C  announced plans to move its stock market listing to London from Dublin Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Markets report: C&C’s plan to list on London market sets drinks company’s stocks fizzing

BMD’s accounts show that Meptagon bought 32,813 shares in BMD, 75 per cent of the company, in March in a deal that neither party announced at the time.  Photograph: iStock

BMD’s accounts indicate 75% stake bought by Meptagon could have been worth €7m

Wind accounted for more than 85% of green electricity used in 12 months to end of June

Ervia and Norwegian group Equinor weighing plan to trap and store carbon dioxide

The Seabren deal is the first that the pair have done since Castlehaven joined forces with Avenue late last month. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty

Developer Michael Moran to use loan to build 71 homes in Blackrock and Ranelagh

The Lumcloon-Hanwha project is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe.

Lumcloon Energy joins forces with Hanwha Energy to build two plants in Co Offaly

A host of Brexit-exposed stocks recovered in Dublin as the House of Commons moved to stop Boris Johnson taking the UK out of the EU without a deal in just over seven weeks’ time

European shares boosted by Brexit moves and formation of new Italian government

Minister of State for Employment Pat Breen issued a sectoral employment order setting the rates that electrical contractors should pay employees. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

Court rules neither contractors nor workers required to contribute pending legal challenge

Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin Airport. Under EU legislation, flights can be restricted only where other measures to ease aircraft noise will not work. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fingal County Council’s airport noise authority will be asked to alter planning conditions

BMD paid a dividend of €613,000 to shareholders last year. Photograph: iStock

Mechanical engineering contractor reports 43% rise in revenues to €49m last year

Left to right:  Wim De Jongh (Hope), Barbara-Anne (Bridewell), Peter Mosley (Porterhouse). Photograph: Maxwells

Microbreweries pay half excise rate under reliefs on alcohol tax granted to back industry

Eddie Wilson has worked at the airline for 22 years. Photograph: Garrett White

Michael O’Leary will remain as overall chief executive of group holding company

A protester depicting British prime minister Boris Johnson demonstrates at a protest outside Downing Street in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

US investors remain wary as country’s trade war with China drags on

Jysk intends to open 40 outlets in the Republic by 2021, giving it a forecasted turnover here of €70 million a year.

Strong performance of the Danish-owned furniture seller in Naas sparks decision to increase number of outlets

PM Group’s Larry Westman, Dave Murphy and Dan Flinter.  The company is ‘very focused on the USA, we want to build up our scale there,’ said Mr Westman

Engineer is hiring 200 new staff, half of those in the Republic, plus 100 graduates

‘This programme aligns with our commitment to maintaining our position as a leading investor in safety and innovation in the Irish aviation industry,’ said IAA chief executive Peter Kearney. Photograph: Getty Images

Propellor Shannon helping two companies to market with €2m backing from industry

Castlehaven recently agreed to finance the construction of 74 new homes that developer Patrick Durkan’s DRES is building in Delgany Co Wicklow. Photograph: iStock

Avenue Capital buys stake in Castlehaven Finance

Donald Trump told US companies “to immediately start looking for an alternative to China” in response to Beijing’s threat to impose retaliatory tariffs on US goods. Photograph: Getty

Glenveagh tumbles on news of chief executive’s departure

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said it was a strong performance from the company.

Company says ‘seismic transformations’ required to address issue of climate change

Flutter’s US subsidiary, Fanduel, has been expanding as individual states have legalised betting on sports. Photograph: EPA/Peter Joneleit

Flutter’s US subsidiary to open four bookie shops in midwest following court ruling

Some tech companies are already doing deals to fund renewable electricity generators. Photograph: iStock

Demand for electricity will increase as large energy users such as data centres expand or grow in number

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