Glenveagh chief executive Justin Bickle  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Listed group applying directly to An Bord Pleanála under fast-track rules

Gene Murtagh, chief executive of Cavan business Kingspan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cavan company's offer needs the board’s backing and competition regulators’ approval to succeed

Edwards Lifesciences CEO Mike Mussallem. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

Edwards Lifesciences CEO is excited about its €160m expansion in Castletroy

An average  145,000 vehicles travel along the M50 every day. Photograph: Alan Betson

Deal with TII runs to 2031 but can be extended

Trade was mixed on Thursday as markets prepared for the long Easter weekend. Photograph: Reuters

CRH also solid, helped by positive data from US

Back-to-back deal: Kingpsan chief executive Gene Murtagh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times.

Belgian player seeks more information on back-to-back deal for its foam division

Credit Card / Gold & Platinum Shopping Bliss...

Move follows failed court bid by State to seize €210,000 from Canadian-Irish group Pacnet

Aurivo processes 400m litres of milk annually

Brexit poses ‘considerable challenges’, as 16% of Aurivo milk comes from North, says CEO

  Philip Lane: he identified dependence on multinationals and the potential consequences of both global warming and efforts to prevent it as possible sources of tail risks. Photograph: Reuters

Philip Lane has written to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe seeking extra powers to safeguard the financial system

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cavan company has bid €700m for insulation and foam-making businesses in what would be its biggest acquisition

One Molesworth Street: among Green Reit’s buildings on which 25 per cent tax on the increase in value may need to be paid if the trust is sold.

In event of sale, tax bill of 25% looms on value increase of properties under three years old

German energy group Innogy will build three battery storage facilities in Ireland with a total capacity to store 100 mega watts of electricity.

Innogy plans three battery storage facilities in counties Dublin, Meath and Monaghan

As little as 15 per cent to 20 per cent of Irish businesses are insured against   cyber attacks. Photograph: Getty Images

Cyber attacks and GDPR are driving companies to take out insurance cover

Low interest rates and the Republic’s expanding economy helped drive demand for office space last year, according to Savills. File photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

Office investments almost at €1.5bn last year – over 70% ahead of 2017, according to Savills

Jet Airways employees attend a protest demanding the release of their salaries outside company’s headquarters in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

Indian airline’s cash troubles have forced the grounding of over three-quarters of its fleet

Stobart flies Aer Lingus Regional services between the Republic and provincial British airports. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fórsa had voted for industrial action earlier this week in dispute over pay and conditions

Statkraft intends building what may be the Republic’s first battery facility at Kilathmoy. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Statkraft has already started work on €30m wind farm at Kilathmoy

Prof Peter Clinch: says there are a number of hidden threats to cost competitiveness here even with Brexit continuing to loom on the horizon

National Competitiveness Council says labour costs rising quickly after flat period

A Stobart Air plane for Aer Lingus’s regional service, at Donegal Airport. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The airline operates flights for Aer Lingus’s regional branch at Irish and UK cities

Ryanair joined several aviation stocks that got lift off from the Brexit deadline extension

Market report: Travel stocks gain extra mileage from deadline extension

JetBlue has bases at New York JFK and Boston Logan, airports to which Aer Lingus flies from Dublin. Photograph: Reuters

Move would see low-cost carrier competing with the Irish airline

Checking out house prices in Dublin. “In Dublin you could see increased demand because of more people moving in to work”

Expert says south Munster, which export dairy and beef to Britain, could suffer almost as much as the Border region in Brexit

Stobart Air operates Aer Lingus Regional services. Photograph: iStock

Cabin crew may serve strike notice over pay, conditions and union recognition

Former INBS chief executive Michael Fingleton and former chairman  Michael Walsh: ‘There was a lot of lending in January 2008.’  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Building society’s board had put in no-lending policy in 2008, inquiry told

Michael Stanley, Cairn Homes chief executive, is selling shares.

Chief executive and McIntoshs to place 17m shares in construction company

CCPC chairwoman Isolde Goggin warned that there was potential for considerable harm to the market if transactions were allowed to go ahead without approval. Photograph: Eric Luke

Spirit Ford owner Armalou Holdings failed to get regulator’s approval to take over rival

Growing electricity demand has been  driven by increasing numbers of data centres near the capital.

State-owned firm intends on building seven new plants in Dublin by 2023

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe noted the fact that all taxes were performing well reflected a sustainably growing economy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

VAT is largest tax category as income tax rises but comes in below projections

Viridian owns the Huntstown generating plants in north Co Dublin and supplies electricity and gas to customers through its Energia business in the Republic and the regulated Power NI in the North

Ratings agency Moody’s gives Viridian a B1 credit rating

Shares in Easyjet closed 9.7 per cent down. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/File Photo/Reuters

European shares began the second quarter of the year strongly on good data from China

Chief executive, Michael Stanley, confirmed that that the Citywest sale was aimed at institutional investors

Housebuilder hoping single institutional investor will snap up Citywest development

Michael Hanley, group CEO; Alan McCay, vice-chairman; Colin Kelso, vice-Chairman and Alo Duffy, chairman of Lakeland Dairies.  Co-operatives Lakeland Dairies and Lacpatrick formally merged on Monday creating a business with sales of more than €1 billion a-year.

Alo Duffy to chair board while Michael Hanley becomes group chief executive

According to trade union, Fórsa, the ballot would give them a legal mandate for industrial action should Stobart discipline any staff member for joining the union or taking part in a dispute.

Fórsa in row with airline over union recognition

Smyths Toys picked up the Toys R Us central European business for a reported €79 million. Photograph: Frank Miller

Contenders include Coillte for its windfarm sale, and Smyths Toys buying a division of ToysRUs

The DIT campus at Grangegorman, Dublin. WKN advised the Grangegorman Development Agency on the project.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

John McNally and JP Hilliard to take over after buying out principal Dr Bill Nowlan

Union members  say they have endured a decade-long pay freeze. Photograph: iStock

More than 90% of Eirgrid workers vote on industrial action

Kerry chief executive Edmond Scanlon took up the position in October 2017.

Edmond Scanlon’s pay package compared to €5.3m for predecessor in 2017

ESB generates electricity and sells both it and natural gas to homes and businesses. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

State-owned utilities have low-risk businesses, analysts say

Sean Doyle says he was “flattered and surprised” to be asked to take over as Aer Lingus chief executive. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Newly-installed chief executive Sean Doyle is targeting further transatlantic expansion

The deal takes Greencoat’s ownership of Cloosh Valley to 75 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Stake is for a quarter of Cloosh Valley’s total capacity of 108MW

Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Peter Jackson earned a basic salary of £710,000  in his first year in charge of the gambling firm.

Peter Jackson’s remuneration package includes £622,000 bonus

ECB president Mario Draghi indicated that the EU regulator is looking at ways of easing the impact of negative interest rates.

Market report: Attention on Republic’s lenders after Mario Draghi comments

Aalborg in Denmark: country’s fourth-biggest city.

Airline to operate flight to Danish city between June and October

A Norwegian airline Boeing 737-8JP plane lands at the Riga International Airport, Latvia March 15, 2019. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Customers to be transported by bus to and from Dublin after Boeing 737 Max banned

The Prospect union said it was willing to continue talks with the electricity grid company but added that it needed a more realistic approach from the firm. File photograph: Eric Luke

Staff at Systems Operator Northern Ireland vote for industrial action, including strike

AIB tumbled 2.18 per cent to €3.772, while Bank of Ireland slid 2.42 per cent to €5.24. Photograph: PA

Top Irish shares weak on volatile day with market heavyweight CRH down nearly 1.6%

Ryanair must continue paying workers at its closed base in Eindhoven, the Dutch labour authority ruled. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Dutch authorities tell airline that it cannot let staff at Netherlands airport go

 Pat Farrell will leave Bank of Ireland to become chief executive of the Irish Institutional Property. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Outgoing head of group communications to become CEO at Irish Institutional Property

Permission for developments of 100 or more homes can bypass local councils and go directly to An Bord Pleanála, following formal consultations. Photograph: Tom Honan

Republic’s biggest landlord to apply to An Bord Pleanála for 428 apartments in Sandyford

ESB profits were hit by a reduction in the value of its electricity generating plants. Photograph: Eric Luke

Energy group hit by reduction in value of some electricity generating plants

Lostintranslation ridden by Robbie Power (left) jumps with Defi Du Seuil ridden by Barry Geraghty in the Betbright Dipper Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in  January. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

New owner 888 pledges to retain majority of jobs at Irish-based bookmaker

Two years ago, the Dublin Circuit Court ruled that Sayed Mirwais could not recover €11,713 that he said he won playing roulette from Automatic Amusements Ltd, which trades as D1 Casino on Dorset Street in the capital. Photograph: iStock

Proposals include independent arbitrator and social fund to help problem gamblers

The number of people travelling through Shannon Airport grew to 1.86 million last year, a 6.5 per cent increase on 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

Matthew Thomas leaves State airport and property company after three years

John Slattery joined Embraer in 2011 as senior vice president responsible for customer finance, asset and risk management. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Irishman currently president of Embraer Commercial Aviation

Avolon chief executive Dómhnal Slattery has seen an encouraging response to its plan to borrow $300m from global banks. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

International lenders oversubscribe to Irish aircraft lessor’s attempt to raise $300m

The Bulmers cider maker C&C is backing this week’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images)

Bulmers cider group sponsors Cheltenham’s showpiece race

Greencoat Renewables had a net asset value of €309 million on December 31st. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Wind farm operator plans to keep buying into plants to harvest electricity and revenue

C&C  said its core Scottish and Irish-branded businesses, including Bulmers cider, which is known as Magners in the UK,  enjoyed positive trading momentum

Bulmers cider maker expects earnings per share growth of 20%

Michael Stanley, Cairn’s chief executive, confirmed that the company was continuing to work on plans for the RTÉ site, where it could build more than 500 apartments.

Builder continuing to work on plans for RTÉ site, where it could build 500 apartments.

The group said revenue rose 7% to £1.87bn last year from £1.745bn in 2017. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Gambling giant’s finance chief signals further deals beckon in wake of 2018 results

Louise Phelan, who has stepped down as vice president, Global Operations at PayPal’s EMEA hub in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

In a surprise move, Irishwoman steps down as Paypal’s vice president of global operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa to pu(...)

An Aer Lingus aircraft on the tarmac at Dublin Airport.

New Canadian route to miss August 8th start date because of unavailability of aircraft

Total taxes collected in January and February came to €8.106bn, while the government’s non-tax revenues for the period were €1.36bn

Exchequer surplus falls 36% to €138.6 million in January and February

Wind farms cannot generate and sell electricity if wind speeds are too low or too high.

Green Energy Company Ltd reduces debt to creditors by almost 7% to just over €70m

Day-ahead prices for natural gas averaged 47.6 pence sterling a therm  in February, down 18 per cent on the previous month. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Renewables account for 47 per cent of electricity generated in Ireland in February

While all elements of the KBC Bank/ESRI  index fell, consumers’ concerns were strongest about macroeconomic questions.

KBC Bank/ESRI consumer sentiment index falls to 86.5 in February from 98.8 in January

Aviva paid 837 death benefit claims amounting to €38.2 million last year. Photograph: PA

Health insurer paid €93m in death benefit and income protection last year

Durkan (Davitt Road) Ltd applied to An Bord Pleanála for permission to build 265 apartments at the disused Dulux Paints factory site in Drimnagh, Dublin 12.

Seven-storey block proposed by developer Durkan too high, Drimnagh residents say

Nivea skin-cream maker Beiersdorf plunged to two-year lows after it issued a shock warning about its 2019 operating margins. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer

Bank of Ireland climbs 6.3 per cent to €5.48 while AIB adds 2.07 per cent to close at €3.95

Since 2014, the Republic has received less money from the EU than it has contributed. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Agriculture and rural development received 86% of €1.8bn paid out by bloc, report shows

Cairn Homes chairman John Reynolds said all profits from this year onwards would be added to the company’s distributable reserves. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shareholders back egm resolution to move sum to housebuilder’s distributable reserves

Ryanair is to increase its flights to Lisbon.

Airline will offer 119 services from Republic’s airports next winter

Green Reit is spending €600 million on further developing its properties.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Developer says profit for second half of 2018 fell almost 15 per cent to €45.6 million

Hammerson operates Dundrum Town Centre, the country’s biggest shopping mall. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Plan for location includes expansion into residential building by London-listed company

The US industrials sector was 0.82% higher, helped by Caterpillar Inc’s 2.3% jump and Boeing’s 0.7% rise . File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Dublin’s Iseq slips 0.2% to close at 6,021.15 as Bank of Ireland closes the session 2.3% off

Urban Green wants to add 17 shops to Castletroy Shopping Centre. The company estimates the extension could provide an additional  300 jobs locally. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Backlog means An Bord Pleanála is deciding only 40% of cases on time

An artist’s impression of Cairn Homes’ proposals for Chesterfield House, which planners approved on Friday.

Approval for 214 apartments and 7 houses at Chesterfield given under fast-track scheme

About three-quarters of builders warned that the labour squeeze was hitting their ability to finish new homes and infrastructure on time.

Study shows high demand for wet trades such as block laying and plastering

‘Cairn will submit a formal application in due course,’ the company said. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Cairn Homes project in Newcastle unlikely to get permission in its current form

British race driver Lewis Hamilton  celebrates after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates last November. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Actionpoint, which built Republic’s online passport system, signs deal with F1 organiser

KPMG managing partner Shaun Murphy said the time was now right to begin planning for a new home for the accountancy practice. Photograph: Mark McCall

Accountancy firm plans to bring 2,500-plus Dublin staff together under one roof

ASL Aviation handles cargo for international businesses such as FedEx and DHL. Photograph: Maxwells

Airline group says it will work with investor Star to continue expanding services

Dómhnall Slattery with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the opening of Avolon’s headquarters building in Dublin  last year.

Company may refinance up to $3bn of its secured debt this year as it seeks investment-grade rating

A Tullow Oil drilling block in Kenya. Photograph: Tony Karumbatony/Getty Images

Accord allows Irish-founded firm to sell part of its share in a major Ugandan oilfield

Fishermen say Aquacomms intends laying a cable free-floating and unanchored on a 25-30km stretch of seabed north of Clare Island and west of Achill. Credit: Travelpix

Aquacomms says cable will be buried two metres below seabed

Peter DeFazio has links to US aviation unions. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Democrat Peter DeFazio opposed Irish-registered Norwegian Air’s bid for a US permit

Anticipation that cardboard box maker Smurfit Kappa will have good news when it publishes 2018 results on Wednesday pushed its stock up by 1.66 per cent to €25.72.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Market report: Lift for Kingspan after a poor run while Irish financials prove popular

Shareholders last October backed Lakelands’ proposed purchase of LacPatrick, which would create a dairy processor with yearly sales of more than €1 billion. Photograph: Getty Images

NI regulator indicates deal will not impinge competition, as southern inquiry continues

The new Seamark Building in Dublin, which developer Chartered Land expects to earn €6 million a year in rent when fully let.

Building is 182,500 sq ft, making it the biggest available office of its kind in the capital, with rent expected to total €6 milli(...)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive of Avolon, pictured at the official opening of the company’s new headquarters in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Irish aircraft financier says returns will stay above a ‘gradually rising cost of capital’

Coillte had been seeking a partner to work with it on building wind farms on land the forestry company owns

State companies could build enough wind farms to power more than 500,000 homes

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, began his career as a pilot with Aer Lingus.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Interview: ‘You can’t take the awards if you’re not prepared to take the abuse as well’

John Nagle set up Red Dot Network in Myanmar when the country began opening its economy. iStock

John Nagle set up electronic payment company in 2014 with help from Denis O’Brien

The High Court was told   that the O’Flynn group calculates  it lost €12.5 million alone from one deal involving a site on Gardiner Street, Dublin, used for student apartments.

O’Flynn Construction alleges they earned millions by diverting opportunities away for their own benefit

Tech giants Google and Facebook  are partners in the cable project along with Aquacomms and Norwegian company Bulk

Irish specialist Aquacomms seeking licence for cable that will come ashore in Mayo

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: The insulation and building materials specialist led the way with a  gain that saw it close at €38. Dealers said the stock had been weak on Monday but had strong recovery through Tuesday

Market report: Kingspan leads the way in Dublin with a 3.7% gain

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary, aboard one of his aircraft at Stansted Airport.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary to stay as CEO until 2024, as airline is restructured to be four carriers

Ryanair said on Monday that revenues had risen 9 per cent to €1.53 billion in the three months ended December 31st. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Airline announces shift to group structure holding four subsidiaries

The Speed Gene test analyses a racehorse’s DNA to identify the best distance at which it should compete. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Study establishes link between test results and prize money won by horses

Conditions imposed by An Bord Pleanála on the Bailey Court project show Marlet must agree plans with Fingal County Council to deal with a risk of subsidence. Photograph: iStock

Locals want judge to review decision to grant Marlet permission to build 164 dwellings

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