The seemingly endless increases in house prices of recent times will have concerned many homeowners ahead of a review of house valuations in November 2019 for the local property tax. Photograph: iStock

Business Week: Also in the news was CEO pay increases, Apple tax, and trackers

Central Bank governor Philip Lane is appearing before the Oireachtas finance committee. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Governor Philip Lane says all main lenders will be subject to enforcement actions

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting IFA president Joe Healy at the Irish Farm Centre on Tuesday, where he addressed the association’s agm. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Talks between EU and South American trading bloc ‘significant threat’ to beef sector

Kantar Worldpanel director David Berry said the increase was largely driven by staple items.

Dunnes Stores remained the top Irish supermarket with a market share of 23%

Ryanair has said it wants to reduce delays caused by too many customers arriving at the gate with two carry-on bags.

New system means passengers will have to pay €5 or £5 to bring two bags into the cabin

John Kavanagh, a trainee pilot who was killed when an Aer Lingus training flight crashed in a field in Co Meath  on June 22nd, 1967.

Cause of incident during training flight more than 50 years ago has never been ascertained

Nigel Farage: he  declared the day of the Brexit referendum result as Britain’s “independence day”

Business Week: also in the news were housing, economic health and a warning on corporation tax

Liam Neeson, the star of Taken and Schindler’s List, said he was ‘on the fence’ in relation to some allegations.

Irish actor expresses concern about some allegations of sexual misconduct

Health Committee Chair Roisin Shortall with committee members during the launch of the Future of Healthcare Sláintecare report.

Role likely to involve salary package between €147,000 and €171,000

Motorists have been urged to exercise caution on the roads after fog leads to poor conditions. File image: Alan Betson

Met Éireann issues a national status orange weather warning as conditions worsen

Currently there is a 60 kph speed limit in place between junction nine and junction 10.

Motorist arrested for driving at 141 kph in new 60 kph zone

Graeme Buchanan, managing director of Stobart Air pictured with Warwick Brady, deputy chief executive.

Conor McCarthy is a co-founder of AirAsia, which is now Asia’s largest low-fares airline

Paddy Power Betfair’s new chief executive Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson, appointed to the role on Monday, has already made changes at the top

The Kingfisher well, Block 3A, jointly owned by Tullow Oil and Heritage Oil, sits at the Lake Albert Rift Basin, in Uganda.

Irish oil and gas explorer exceeds forecasts through cost efficiencies and rising oil prices

Icon headquarters at Leopardstown, Dublin.

Dublin-headquartered company expecting ‘another strong year’ in 2018

Itsa bagel co-owner Domini Kemp. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Chef Domini Kemp saw losses increase by a third from €186,307 to €249,208

Brendan O’Leary, John Palmer and John Kinnane of the  Department of Finance, at a press conference on Wednesday to announce the end-year exchequer returns. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Business Week: Property bounce, EU finance reforms, and Irish companies expanding

Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry: All 26 rooms in the Garden Wing will be refurbished, while the Cellar Bar and lobby will also receive complete makeovers

Property has undergone extensive renovations since purchase by the Prem Group

US president Donald Trump celebrates after congress passed sweeping tax overhaul legislation. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/File Photo/Reuters

Business Week: Central Bank flexes muscles; big changes at Eir; and Ryanair’s woes

The nursing home, which is located at Kilcoole, County Wicklow, was acquired by Salross, a subsidiary of Delsk.

Delsk says deal made to ‘protect the investments of 22 international clients’

Other developments have seen the flagship MSL Ballsbridge Motors dealership in Ballsbridge transformed into an exclusive Mercedes-Benz sales centre.

Separately, Mercedes expands Irish operations with three new dealerships

The Central Bank has fined BCP and reprimanded it for the breaches, which were admitted by the firm. Photograph: PA

Company admits to breaches that include a failure to adequately protect some investors

Company noted that Ireland “represents a supportive jurisdiction with large scale historic zinc production”.

Company has also listed on the sub market of the London Stock Exchange

Millennials have necessitated investments in virtual reality technology that allow property viewings to be conducted remotely.

Report says just one in four big companies have contingency plans for post-Brexit trade barriers

Dalata deputy chief executive Dermot Crowley said 2017 had been “another very successful year” for the firm

Largest operator of hotels in the State signs deal for Maldron hotel to be built in Glasgow

Rosheen McGuckian is also a director of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland and the Social Innovation Fund of Ireland.

Rosheen McGuckian will also be appointed to the firm’s audit committee from January 1st

Smurfit Kappa Group containerboard production.

Carol Fairweather to take up post as independent, non-executive director in new year

Hostelworld chairman Richard Segal (left), and Feargal Mooney, chief executive. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Mari Hurley will leave the firm next year ‘to pursue a new opportunity’

Kevin Nowlan, chief executive officer, Hibernia Reit.

Firm purchased facility together with a 0.05 acre site in May 2014 for €16m

David Davis, the UK Brexit secretary who told the BBC’s Andrew Marr that last week’s deal on the Border was more “a statement of intent” than a legally binding treaty. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA

Business Week: also in the news was Facebook’s taxes, a Ryanair strike, and housing

The Central Bank said the final deal was still subject to complex negotiations, which could swing in different directions.

Despite uncertainty economy set to grow by approximately 5% this year and 4% in 2018

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan; he  said Pluralsight was experiencing “impressive growth”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pluralsight investment also expected to bring €40m to Dublin’s local economy

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the announcement of Indeed’s  jobs and expansion plans earlier this year

Recruitment firm Indeed finds interest in UK work has waned since Brexit vote

Starling Bank chief executive Anne Boden: “This is another important step towards our goal of offering both our retail proposition and our payment solutions to clients across Europe”

UK-based digital lender poised to enter Irish market during first quarter of 2018

Despite a global economic recovery that continues to strengthen, the review highlights a range of risks to the Irish economy and financial system.

Regulator also warns that Brexit remains chief downside risk to Irish economy

Cairn Homes: builders lay bricks at the Marianella site in Dublin. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Housebuilder enters list at expense of travel software firm Datalex

 Martin Schulz, leader of the Social Democratic Party  in Germany. He said Ireland was complicit in allowing companies such as Apple to avoid billions of euro in tax. Photograph:   EPA/Hayoung Jeon

Business Week: State’s corporate tax affairs in the dock (again)

CRH gained on the back of rumours that  Donald Trump is to ramp up infrastructure spending. Photograph; Reuters

Wall Street gains as US employers add more jobs than expected

There is little evidence of any feel-good factor that might suggest the prospect of a spending boom over Christmas.

Consumer sentiment edged lower in November following a rail strike

Ulster Bank’s head of digital and customer innovation David Erixon. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photography

Face ID on iPhone X provides authentication to allow access to mobile banking services

The acquisition of Kidd Insurance is subject to Central Bank approval. Photograph: Alan Betson

Combined turnover of the two firms is believed to be in the region of €30m

Cadbury built its first Irish factory at Ossory Road, Dublin, in 1933.

Mondelez Ireland has seen its Irish workforce decline dramatically in recent years

Research on bad loans and the State‘s mortgage market by Fergal McCann of the regulator’s Financial Stability Division examined five banks.

Central Bank study shows number of people in mortgage difficulty higher than thought

One51 chief executive Alan Walsh and Hugh McCutcheon, interim chairman, at the company’s EGM in Dublin ON Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Meeting passes key resolutions needed to ready business for stock market launch

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

AIB shares ended the day up almost 1% after earlier surging following trading update

Joe Macken of Jo’Burger pictured in the Rathmines branch of the restaurant. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Franchise reduced number of waiters by six last year and shrunk wage bill by €400,000

Tom McGurk (centre) is described in the list as a journalist, farmer and company director.

Revenue has published its latest list of tax defaulters for period from July to September

Luas Cross City extension – dubbed the “missing link” between the Luas Red and Green lines – will start running on Saturday

Drivers held work stoppages last year during four-month pay dispute

Ibec director of employer relations Maeve McElwee said the body disputes the statement from ICTU.

Number of temporary employees fell by 20% from 2011 to 2016, lobby group claims

Irish Times journalists Mark Paul and Ciarán Hancock, who  won the business news story of the year award at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, 11th Annual Business Journalist Awards for an article on the boardroom row at Independent News and Media (INM) over its proposed bid for radio station Newstalk are pictured with (from left) Eavann Murphy, director of sales services and marketing at sponsor Open Eir; Emer Gilvarry, chairwoman awards judging panel and chairwoman of  Mason Hayes & Curran; and  Prof Mike O’Neill, associate dean and director of  UCD Smurfit School. Photograph: Shane O’Neill /  SON Photographic

Outstanding achievement award presented to Ingrid Miley of RTÉ for her contribution

Economist Joseph Stiglitz said the State’s controversial tax deals with companies such as Apple are part of a corrupt global system that is fuelling inequality and political extremism.

Business Week: US tax reform, Ireland in the dock and the ever-present housing crisis

Emmet Savage, ceo, with John Tyrrell chief operations officer, and a group of staff at the Rubicoin office on Merrion Row. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Dylan Collins presented with Digital Hero award for second time following win in 2011

EIB vice-president Andrew McDowell: “Ireland has been underinvesting in infrastructure for so long now that soon there will be unavoidable long-term consequences for future economic growth.”

‘Much higher’ investment required to sustain recovery, says European Investment Bank

Pictured at the jobs announcement are IT development centre leader Paul O’Dwyer, Minister of State for Employment Pat Breen and Equifax interim chief information officer  Mark Rohrwasser.

Firm’s chief executive stepped down in September following massive data breach

The ECB figures are based on questions to more than 11,000 small and medium-sized businesses. Photograph: iStock

European Central Bank report finds profits climbing more than at any time since crisis

John Browne, founder and CEO of Kastus (right) is eyeing further expansion. Photograph: Shane O’Neill Photography.

Irish firm is on the verge of several more deals as it eyes global expansion

Tullow Oil chief executive Paul McDade

Company now has total headroom including free cash of $900 million

Insurance Ireland:  Kevin Thompson, the organisation’s  chief executive,  said he was “keenly aware” of the public concern over rising costs. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Oireachtas committee on cost of doing business hears of firms being driven to closure

Google is leasing 51,000 sq ft of additional office space in Dublin’s docklands to house some of its  7,000 Irish workforce.

Company is also seeking to grow its cloud business in the Republic

Excluding motor trades, there was a decrease of 0.3 per cent in the volume of retail sales in October compared with September. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Sales ‘remain erratic’ on a monthly basis, but underlying trend positive, says Merrion

Brexit warning: the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes warned that up to €1.3 trillion in financial-services contracts are at risk from the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Business Week: Also in the news were the tracker scandal, tax avoidance, and jobs


Anne Boden to bring Starling Bank, which she founded in UK, to Ireland

Botswana Diamonds last month said its work had led to the discovery of eight group 1 kimberlites.

Irish exploration company has been working in a previously unexplored part of province

The sites are in addition to fourteen conditionally acquired sites and another site at Ballyboughal, Co Dublin.

Company has invested approximately €83m in cash on the acquisition of sites

YapStone said it had decided to grow its irish presence by establishing a product engineering development centre at its Drogheda facility.

YapStone, CarePlus and Zevas Communications all in expansion mode

CarePlus commercial director Niamh Lynch had recently invested €5 million in new technology.

CarePlus pharmacies in Dublin, Kerry, Cork and Tipperary to get ‘significant investment’

A view of Central Bank of Ireland’s new Dublin Docklands headquarters. Photograph: Niall Carson / PA Wire

Central Bank indicates that levels of account switching ‘remains low’

Exxon slipped 0.4 per cent, while ConocoPhillips was down 2 per cent, weighing the most on the energy sector.

AIB finishes the day down 0.5% after Central Bank initiates enforcement investigation

Mild start to the winter season saw gas prices fall by 2% due to lower demand

The world’s richest people have seen their share of total wealth increase from 42.5% at the height of crash to 50.1%.

Report on world’s money shows number of millionaires up 22%, impacted by Trump and Brexit

IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said IBM “has a long history in Ireland”.

Roles for apprentices, graduates, postgraduates and experienced professionals

Following some momentum in the second half of 2017, US law firm Baker McKenzie predicts a “cyclical peak” in M&A deals in developed markets across the world next year.

This year a ‘period of apprehension’ for global dealmakers, says US law firm

Dylan McCormac  with former Ireland rugby player Paul O’Connell. O’Connell has launched a new funding programme for the youth-education charity initiative basis.point. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

The basis.point youth-education project is expected to reach the figure next year

The queen and ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ – a lot more in common than they’d like us to think

Business Week: also in the news was Brexit, tracker mortgages, and the housing crisis

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the United States. Photograph: Michael Nagle / BLOOMBERG

IFG Group finishes Friday up 2.7% following positive trading update

Conor O’Kelly, chief executive, the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

State’s debt management agency has issued €15.75bn benchmark bonds in 2017

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark

Woodie’s owner said pace of growth in Irish merchanting business ‘moderated a little’

Robert Pitt, former INM chief executive, and Leslie Buckley, INM chairman. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Media company says Brexit and corporate governance requirements also contributed

Bono and the Irish property investor Paddy McKillen were shareholders in Nude Estates Malta Ltd

Paradise Papers: Lithuanian authorities examining property that U2 front man was a ‘passive investor’ in

 Aylien chief executive Parsa Ghaffari with Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Joe Healy of  Enterprise Ireland. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

New roles will include software engineering, product management, sales and marketing

John (left) and Patrick Collison, co-founders of Stripe.

Monzo has raised £71m in a funding round after several investors backed the bank

The Bulmers-maker, which also distributes a range of branded cider, beer, wine and soft drinks, said the appointment was effective immediately.

Jonathan Solesbury’s appointment will be effective immediately

 Edmond Scanlon (right), Kerry Group chief executive.

Growth in snacking trends in UK help boost sale volumes at diary giant

A Permanent TSB office on Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

Third-quarter update shows bank’s market share of drawdowns now 11.9%

Pictured at NovaUCD is Dr Marina Everri, head of research, Zeeko, with Cian Sheehy (11). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / FOTONIC

Zeeko, an internet safety start-up, says more work needed to understand virtual reality

Wisetek chief financial officer Paul Carr and  the Cork-based firm’s founder and chief executive Seán Sheehan with  DataKillers president and chief executive Chris Scott and executive vice president Zack Boorstein in Washington

IT repurposing firm says Apple delay in Athenry ‘can’t be good’ for State’s reputation

DCC chief executive Donal Murphy (left) said the acquisition of Retail West in the US was “an exciting development”.

Agreement with NGL Energy Partners LP to acquire its Retail West LPG division

The adjusted profit after tax for the period of £9.2 million represented growth of 23 per cent.

Interim results at Newry consultancy firm show profit before tax down 10%

KBC’s Darragh Lennon is flanked by Stephen Cluskey and Noelle Daly of Mobility Mojo. The company won  the top prize  in the KBC Bright Business Ideas programme. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Bank’s Bright Business Ideas programme distributes €100,000 of funds to 10 finalists

Niall McEvoy, manager of high potential start ups at Enterprise Ireland; Circit chief executive David Heath; Circit operations director David O’Connor, and Ulster Bank chief administrative officer Ciarán Coyle.

Fintech company Circit’s online tool seeks to remove paper from the process

Dublin and Istanbul are identified as having “a very high reliance” on international demand.

World Travel & Tourism Council report also finds high reliance on international visitors

A Surf Air aircraft. There is a captain and co-pilot on each flight but no cabin crew

Surf Air will arrive in the Republic next year, and allow unlimited flights for a flat fee

The   Central Bank’s  new Dublin Docklands headquarters. The news that Irish banks are making bigger profits on mortgage lending than those in any other euro zone state will have stuck in the craw of anyone caught up in the tracker scandal. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Business Week: also in the news were Ryanair, tracker mortgages and job announcements

Activist Margaretta D’Arcy is escorted from the platform during the AIB EGM after inviting board members to report themselves to the Garda for their conduct in the tracker mortgage scandal. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Proposal designed to protect savers but allow for bailing in of bondholders in a crisis

The new index adds insights into consumer attitudes towards longer-term investment intentions.

Bank of Ireland Savings and Investment Index will look at consumer attitudes

On current trends, the overall global gender gap can be closed in exactly 100 years across the 106 countries covered since the inception of the report.

World Economic Forum cites reduction in number of female Ministers

Web Summit chief executive Paddy Cosgrave: this year’s event in Lisbon will be “an incredible melting pot of leading minds from every corner of the globe”.

Carbon-neutral tech event will plant 95,000 pine trees to erase footprint

Maurice Mortell, managing director for Ireland and emerging markets, Equinix: there is “no doubt” large companies are planning to increase capacity here.

Background: There are 19 data centres in the Republic, with most on Dublin’s outskirts

Stock market gains: A Ryanair plane lands at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Paul Faith / AFP / Getty

Market report: Paddy Power Betfair up 5% while retailer Next weighs on FTSE

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Francis Fitzgerald with Rick Winningham, chairman and CEO of Theravance Biopharma photographed at their new corporate office on Burlington Road. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Theravance Biopharma to build laboratories outside capital after opening of Dublin office

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