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

Ryanair questioned why only 109 Ialpa members, 61 per cent of the total, actually voted in the ballot. File Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

High Court orders pilots’ union not to go ahead with strike pending full hearing

CRH chief executive Albert Manifold acknowledged that Brexit uncertainty had hit the Irish group’s UK business. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Group reports record earnings of €1.54bn for first half

National Electrical Contractors Ireland members must  increase electricians’ pay to between €23.49 and €24.34 an hour, depending on service, from about €18 to €21 an hour. Photograph: iStock

Minister Pat Breen recently set the rates that electrical contractors should pay workers

German chancellor Angela Merkel: ready to ditch a balanced budget? Photograph: EPA

Irish banks boosted after period of underperformance

Ryanair argues that Ialpa’s demands would see some pilots doubling their pay to €346,000 a year. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

Airline may tell courts pilots had not fully exhausted mediation before serving notice

Ialpa has said that it remains committed to talks with Ryanair. Photograph: PA Wire

Ialpa members directly employed by airline are holding ballot on Friday

China’s yuan strengthened against the dollar and its exports unexpectedly returned to growth in July. Photograph: The New York Times

Kerry surges on strong first-half numbers

Weak sterling: The pound has dropped to a two-year low against the euro. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Pound faces abrupt bout of selling pressure as speculation rumbles about November poll

The decision to strike won support from 80% of directly employed Ryanair members of Balpa.  Photograph: PA Wire

Union sets August 22nd and September 2nd as stoppage dates

Peter Jackson, chief executive of Flutter Entertainment.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Revenue grows but increased taxes and duties hit profit

The company last week warned that it could have to cut up to 900 pilot and cabin crew jobs in the face of delayed aircraft deliveries, which are hitting growth plans, falling fares and rising costs. Photograph: Reuters/Hannah McKay/File

Two unions submitted separate play claims at different times to the airline

Brexit risk: trucks wait to be loaded onto a ferry at Dublin Port. Photograph: Artur Widak / Getty Images.

Credit ratings agency rates the Republic a safe bet for lenders

 Cows stand beneath a sign for the diused Customs Office along the Irish Border   in Newry, Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

IntertradeIreland’s director of strategy and policy describes figures as ‘worrying’

CRH nameplate on Dublin office. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH’s €300m sale of awnings division biggest of 94 deals, says Investec

Figures from property website Perfect Property show that mainly rural counties enjoyed the highest increase in the prices at which houses sold. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Average selling price in first half of year up 4% on 2018 first six months, claims website

Naturgy’s report states that demand for gas was higher than normal for the time of year in July as supply from some sources, such as Norway, was squeezed.

Wholesale electricity prices rose 14 per cent in July while gas rose 6 per cent, Naturgy says

An €896 million surplus at the end of July compared to a deficit of €277 million a year earlier. Photograph: iStock

Latest returns show increases in all of State's revenue sources, but income tax receipts still behind expectations

Connect Airways has hired Stobart’s previous managing director, Graeme Buchanan, as chief financial officer. Photograph: iStock

Andy Jolly to lead Aer Lingus regional operator

EU competition regulators on Friday ordered France to recover €8.5 million in illegal aid granted to Ryanair at Montpellier airport because it gave the Irish low-cost carrier an unfair advantage. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

France seeks €8.5m from airline, as Italian fine upheld, and strikes called in Portugal

Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle described the airline’s performance as “solid in a challenging market”.

Passenger charges row: Dublin Airport should be run by different people, says Willie Walsh

Kennedy Wilson recently finished a commercial and residential complex on the south bank of the Liffey, Capital Dock, which it owns in a 50/50 partnership with insurer Axa. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Developer intends spending more than €500 million in Dublin by 2022

Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, told staff this week that the airline had 500 more pilots and 400 more cabin crew than it needed. Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Thirty jobs at risk in Ryanair subsidiary Laudamotion

Health authorities in several European countries regard vapes as a less harmful alternative to tobacco, but the Government has not taken a position. Photograph: iStock

Juul is 35%-owned by Marlboro parent Altria

Ryanair confirmed that about 900 “current staff could be impacted” by layoffs. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary tells staff 500 pilots and 400 cabin crew surplus to requirements

Ryanair stock traded up as the news broke around midday on Wednesday. Photograph: François Lenoir/File Photo/Reuters

Ryanair shares rise 1.9% on news airline could cut up to 900 jobs in coming months

A spokesman for Ryanair confirmed the video’s authenticity and declined to comment further

Airline also says will need 600 fewer people than planned for next summer

Kevin Nowlan:  he knew of law, accountancy and other professional firms that were “out the door” with staff but not taking extra space because they feared a possible no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Tom Honan

Businesses lease more than 1.7m sq ft of offices in first half

Aer Lingus regarded DAA’s expansion plan as critical to developing Dublin Airport as a hub, the airline’s chief executive, Seán Doyle, said.

Airline could agree to increased charges in case of ‘financial challenges’, chief says

Ryanair Holdings will cut chief executive Michael O’Leary’s pay by 50 per cent to €500,000 and reduce his bonus to a maximum of the same amount, according to its annual report. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Chief executive was paid €3.73m last year and began new five-year contract on April 1st

Jeni Glasgow and Reuven Diaz of Eastern Seaboard restaurant and Brown Hound Bakery in Drogheda, where Baker Tilly accountant Sarah Jane O’Keeffe has just been appointed as interim examiner. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Baker Tilly accountant works in insolvency and has expertise in hospitality sector

Emirates country manager Enda Corneille: the carrier expects to have carried 2.5 million people on the Dublin-Dubai route

Carrier’s country manager would not rule out an Emirates service from Shannon in the long term

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