Richard Kennedy of Devenish, the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Photograph: Maxwells

Agri-tech company employs 500 staff and posted £250m in turnover last year

Pat McDonagh is EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year. Photograph: Maxwell

Well-known businessman wins at EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Triona Mullane of Madme Technologies and winner in the emerging category at the EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Photograph: Maxwells

Madme Technologies boss scoops award at EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards

Google Europe International Technology Unlimited paid corporation tax of $255 million, an effective rate which is slightly higher than the statutory rate of 12.5 per cent in the Republic.

Unit paid $255m tax on revenue from intellectual property royalty income

Origin Enterprises chief executive Tom O’Mahony. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Agri-services group said revenues slumped 14 per cent in the company’s first quarter

Mark Ganly, chief executive of N-Pro, with Dr Sandra Ganly, N-Pro’s chief technology officer. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

N-Pro has raised funds from backers including British advertising agency M&C Saatchi

Under a regulation which was signed into law in 2012, credit unions are required to pay the levy to build up the stabilisation fund so that, in times of need, the sector will be protected.

With rising asset values, Minister for Finance decreased levy to be paid this year

East Coast Bakehouse executive chairman Michael Carey. Photograph: Eric Luke

Biscuit maker – winner of exporter of the year – on track to break even this year

Valerie Moran, head of operations and client relations at Prepaid Financial Services and Noel Moran, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noel and Valerie Moran's prepaid cards business was born at their kitchen table

If they miss the deadline of next Friday, they may be liable to a fine of up to €500,000 upon conviction on indictment. Photograph: iStock

Just over a fifth of companies have submitted information with deadline next week

Typically, the service receives about 3,000 submissions per hour during this period

Amnesty for late filers from 5% surcharge as technical glitches cripple pay and file system

Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny will be the focus for the fund which expects to support construction of up to 2,000 new homes.  Photograph: iStock

Backers include AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

ROS was inaccessible for most of Tuesday with about 3,000 to 4,000 tax returns being filed per hour

Tax collector investigating website crash after high level of traffic to file returns

Former chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond. Photograph: AFP

Former British chancellor to serve as non-executive director on Ardagh board

Rondo Foods makes snack foods for dogs and cats. Photograph: iStock

Pet food manufacturer, operating in Wicklow since 2011, is considering moving operation to Germany

The HQ in the Grand Canal Dock district of Dublin was purchased by JD Wetherspoon

Property put up for sale in June with price tag of €5.5m

The deal could be worth up to £182 million to PFS founder Noel Moran.

Founder Noel Moran in line for €213m payout as Australian group buys Prepaid Financial Services

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Food promotion agency is spearheading promotional campaign for poultry and pork

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Real estate investor disposing of non-core assets

Pictured at the launch of the ability to work fund are Ailbhe Keane, a board member of SIFI, Lisa Cox, a member of Blue Diamond Drama Academy, Regina Doherty, Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Daniel Ryan, member of Blue Diamond Drama Academy and Tadhg Young,  State Street country head. Photograph: Conor Healy/Picture It Photography 

Social Innovation Fund Ireland and State Street have partnered to launch the ability to work fund

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Brexit jitters drive commercial wobble but residential sector still expanding

St Louis Lambert International Airport in Missouri: DAA International is one of 18 bidders for the project to operate the facility on a long-term lease

Dublin Airport operator vying with 17 others to operate US facility on long-term lease

The Nasdaq eked out gains on the back of a rise in shares of Facebook and Microsoft.

Markets report: Iseq slips 0.74% led lower by banks

The ESB has announced the closure of two peat-powered generating plants, including Shannonbridge ,  after failing to secure permission to switch them to biomass power stations. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Utility blames biomass plan failure for decision to shut Shannonbridge and Lanesboro

The five-star Mount Juliet hotel in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. The estate is home to a Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole championship golf course

Row centres on removal of putting green by Tetrarch Capital at five-star estate

Emirates carried 29.6 million passengers in the six months to the end of September.

Up to 1,440 passengers fly between here and Dubai on daily basis

The company is involved in a number of significant projects including Eir’s fibre rollout for 1.4 million homes. Photograph: iStock

KN Circet has opened a training facility to fill the roles over the next year

Photograph: PA Wire

Fully paid leave will be available from April next year

Flogas, a subsidiary of diversified energy and services group DCC, said it will now invest heavily in new IT infrastructure. Photograph: iStock

Canadian-based Just Energy is disposing of non-core assets

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Hargaden was formerly chairman of Cartrawler.com and MyHome.ie

Photograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA Wire

Gambling company recently announced merger to create £4 bn group

Ikea’s primary outlet in Ballymun, Dublin. Ikea had previously been reported to be interested in opening large outlets, similar to its Ballymun facility, in both Cork and south Dublin.

Home retailer recorded eighth consecutive year of growth from Ballymun, Carrickmines outlets

The site of 9.6 acres (3.88 hectares) is located on Griffith Avenue and is being sold by Dublin City University

Ten-acre site could allow for more than 600 apartments

For One Night Only, hosted by Gay Byrne, featured interviews with, and performances by, well-known musicians

Peter Hamilton on working with Gay Byrne on For One Night Only

‘Amryt is now very well-positioned to execute on our strategy of becoming a global leader in the rare and orphan disease space.’ Photograph: iStock

Firm acquired US-based Aegerion Pharmaceuticals earlier this year

Ornua’s new facility in Ávila, Spain, developed at a cost of €30 million

Kerrygold owner supplies enough cheese for more than 100 million pizzas each year

First Derivatives services the top 20 global investment bank and numerous regulators and exchanges with its fintech software.

Double-digit profit growth at NI tech company drives revenues higher 11% to £116.7m

AIB’s five-year rate is more competitive than Ulster Bank’s or KBC’s. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Rate for BER-rated houses of A1-B3 competitive in five-year fixed rate market

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Aer Lingus-owner plans to close acquisition of Air Europa by end of next year

Ryanair, which also controls Buzz and Lauda, carried almost 86 million passengers in the second quarter, an 11% increase on the same period last year. Photographr: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Shares in carrier up over 8% but airline narrows profit guidance over winter concerns

Whatever way you choose to invest, you will need a stockbroker, and they cost

The ESRI noted that if the Government had raised the tax bands and credits in line with forecast wage growth, it would have cost €1.5 billion. Photograph: iStock

Wage increases and no changes to tax bands to leave workers with less disposable income

 Vicki O’Toole, owner JJ O’Toole Ltd in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Friday interview: Vicki O’Toole, owner and managing director JJ O’Toole Ltd

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce: “I think Boeing are fantastic engineering company, they will fix this issue.” Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Irish-born chief executive Joyce expects US manufacturer to fix issue with aircraft

Formpress is ultimately owned by Mediaforce Holdings Limited, a business controlled by UK advertising executive Malcolm Denmark. Photograph: iStock

CCPC clears publisher to acquire titles and company now must seek Minister’s approval

Dublin Port. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

EORI number will be needed in no-deal Brexit

For the fifth year in a row the Irish Credit Union has taken  the top spot for customer experience, followed by Laya Healthcare and Phonewatch. Photograph: iStock

Survey of 160 brands shows fewer than 10% making progress on customer experience

Prudent financial management within the European Union will limit any risks to its budget from a no-deal Brexit, ratings agency DBRS has said.

Ratings agency issues stable rating for EU as bloc ‘well positioned’ to manage risks

 Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe:  he will opt for a more cautious budget as the prospect looms of a no-deal Brexit.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Focus most likely to be on climate change and housing as Donohoe spreads benefits thinly

Liquefied natural gas deliveries into the UK are expected to pick up this month, which is expected to soften prices in the near future. Photograph: iStock

Electricity prices also down year on year

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SIG Plc initiated competitive process to offload business after strategic review

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Business sold to German private equity affiliate for £11m

Customers have been compensated but most of the banks have yet to be fined by the Central Bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Some 40,100 bank customers were caught up in the debacle

Mike Coffey: he and his family were affected by the tracker mortgage scandal. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Coffey family lost their home in 2015 having been denied tracker rate on mortgage

Mike Coffey, who was affected by the tracker mortgage scandal, in Balla, Co Mayo. The Coffeys are one of 99 families that lost their home ‘as a result of lenders’ failings’, the Central Bank’s final report on the matter said. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Family in legal battle with BoI after losing their home describe their ‘hell on Earth’ ordeal

Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo.

Five-star estate still unprofitable after $75m upgrade in 2015

Liquor produced in the Republic, including Bailey’s, will be affected by the tariffs.

Liquor and dairy products will be subjected to the tariff regime

Datalex chief executive Sean Corkery. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Former Flybe, CityJet boss also takes up non-executive role

Trifol chief executive Daire Gilmore, Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan and Patrick Alley, founder and chairman of Trifol, at the company’s  facility in Portlaoise, Co Laois. Photograph: Julien Behal

Trifol converts plastic waste into wax from its plant in Portlaoise

AIB found business confidence was the lowest in almost eight years. Photograph: iStock

Rate of contraction of new export business was joint fastest since July 2009, says AIB

In yield terms Dublin was slightly higher than the average of 3.72%  across the 59 European cities surveyed. Photograph: iStock

New study finds that yields for Dublin landlords are close to European average

The New York Stock Exchange saw  worries deepen over  the impact of a US-China trade war, Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

World markets stall on concerns over state of US economy

Founded in March 2018 by the late Formula One driver and businessman Niki Lauda, Lauda currently operates 23 aircraft from its Vienna headquarters, flying to more than 90 destinations. Photograph: iStock

Ryanair subsidiary to depart twice weekly for Palma Majorca

Michael O’Leary at a pre-Brexit event in 2016, announcing 450 jobs and an almost £1 billion investment in London’s Stansted airport. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Warnings over grounded planes had been issued

John Hood (left) from Invest Northern Ireland with Robert O’Brien, chief executive of MetaCompliance

Cybersecurity company MetaCompliance plans to create 70 jobs at its site

Founded in 2008 by Noel Moran, PFS is one of Europe’s largest issuers of e-money and is now active across 25 countries

Prepaid Financial Services plans to hire an additional 50 staff

Petroneft has had to ‘take the difficult decision’ to end its relationship with its joint broker, Canaccord Genuity, so that it can direct funds into its operations. Photograph: iStock

Petroneft Resources, Ormonde Mining, Aminex and Great Western Mining post interim results

Jeff Wright, the lead pastor at the Green Pastures Church in Ballymena. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Cornerstone Group donated £15.38m to Christian and evangelical causes between 2010 and 2017

European shares saw broad-based gains on Thursday allying after encouraging comments from China on trade with the United States came as a welcome relief amid growth worries and political turmoil. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Markets report: European shares rise after encouraging trade comments from China

Fáilte Ireland recently estimated that a no-deal Brexit could wipe out about €380m in tourism revenues and result in the loss of up to 10,000 tourism jobs.   Photograph: iStock

Fewer travellers came to the Republic in August compared to the same month in 2018

Raw fish from either salt water or fresh water can be a source of human infection due to the presence of parasites. Photograph: iStock

FSAI targeted audit found poor compliance with standards by sushi producers

Jeff Wright at the Green Pastures Church in Ballymena. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Bus builder donated £4m to Christian charities in 2017

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Pharma services business completed reverse takeover of Venn Life Sciences in June

Just Eat has been operating in a crowded sector, a factor that contributed to its decision to merge with Takeaway.com in a deal that values the company at £5 billion. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Food delivery company has since agreed merger with Takeaway.com

PayPal has two sites in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson

Payments giant provides group services from two Irish units

‘Marian brings enormous, relevant experience to the board and we are looking forward to working with her,’ said Robert Elliott, the bank’s chairman. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former Accenture board member takes over from Richard Pike in non-executive post

Providence expects licences will continue for full duration. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Explorer responds to Leo Varadkar comments on banning of future oil exploration

EIB finance will contribute to efforts to improve cardiology treatment, the bank said. Photograph: iStock

Vivasure Medical says new funding will be used to expand research and development

Co Antrim coast. Last year, tourism contributed more than €9 billion to the Irish economy – equivalent to about 3 per cent of GDP. Photograph: iStock

Data shows decline of UK spending with accommodation in Dublin badly hit

Ireland’s Central Bank: concerns about impact on national debt of a disorderly Brexit or a sharp correction in corporation tax receipts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Central Bank letter finds economic shocks could leave Ireland with very high gearing

By the end of June, 29 financial services companies had relocated staff or services from London to Dublin as a result of Brexit, EY said. Photograph: iStock

Travelers and Manulife Investment Managers announce moves to Dublin

News of the US Federal Reserve’s rate cut helped bank stocks on Thursday. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

Iseq all-share index gained 0.55% on the day

Last year, when collected by local authorities, the tax brought in €470m for the exchequer.

Budgetary oversight committee recommends central rate to achieve the objective

Hozier performing at Electric Picnic last month. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Irish arm of music giant sees sales rise almost 10% to €16.5m

Seán Quinn (right)  with Kevin Lunney in 1999. Photograph: Eric Luke

Attack on Quinn Group executive the latest in a spate of ‘serious criminal attacks’

Keywords Studios chief executive Andrew Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Service provider says revenue rose almost 40 per cent to €153.2 million in first half

Forty per cent of those surveyed felt they were likely to save more as a result of Brexit concern. Photograph: iStock

Bank says saving sentiment improved in the month with favourable economic conditions

Fáilte Ireland boss Paul Kelly estimates a no-deal Brexit could  result in the loss of up to 10,000 tourism jobs

Despite stalling growth, Fáilte Ireland chief believes more accommodation required in Dublin

Irish mortgage holders can expect to pay €454,000 back on a €300,000 mortgage while those in the euro area can expect to pay back €374,000.

New figures from Central Bank indicate average new mortgage rate fell to 2.98% in July

The global clampdown on multinational tax avoidance has precipitated a massive transfer of assets to Ireland which is expected to continue well into next year.

State’s economy grew three times faster than euro-zone average in second quarter

Emerald Contact Centre will employ 340 staff in Waterford by 2021.

Emerald Contract Centre will increase its headcount to 340 by 2021

The NTMA said that for the latest loans it had received bids amounting to €1.96 billion – almost twice the target amount.

NTMA received bids of €1.96 billion

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

Barryroe Well. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Oil and gas explorer has conditionally raised funds through a share placing

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Goods are more than 70 years old so no impact on environment, dealers argue

In the three months to the end of June, there were 2.95 million trips to the State by non-residents. Photograph: iStock

Inbound traveller numbers rise just 2.4% in second quarter

Iceland now has 26 outlets spread across the country in locations such as Donegal, Cork, Dublin and Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Frozen foods retailer improved sales by 17% in Republic, but has racked up €7.1m losses

Strong Roots founder and chief executive Samuel Dennigan.

Group has recently expanded into 3,000 US stores

State is to facilitate duty free purchases for passengers travelling from Ireland to UK ports and airports.

Ireland will reciprocate British decision to allow excise-free shopping

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