National and international newspapers in the UK, featuring front page reaction to the historic loss in the Brexit deal vote. Photograph: Bloomberg

Business Week: Also in the news were EU tax reform; the economy; tourism; and corporates

iCare Housing’s Lucy Cronin and  David Hall, Fr Peter McVerry and Minister Kevin “Boxer” Moran: scheme offers those facing repossession and eligible for social housing the chance to stay in their home as a tenant. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

More than 2,500 people in 600 houses being helped by State mortgage-to-rent scheme

Anna Gallagher: “I think you’re only a number with the banks. They don’t know or they don’t care what you’re going through.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Case study: Widow Anna Gallagher’s Ashington home is one of 19 purchased by iCare

Minister for Sport Shane Ross came under fire last year for allocating €150,000 to the fee-paying Wesley College.

Projects in Shane Ross constituency get 5% of total sports funds

Jonathan Hill, former European commissioner for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former European commissioner says Norway-plus would make UK a ‘supplicant’

CPL Resources chief executive Anne Heraty. Salaries are on an upward trend within the construction sector across all role types. CPL says project director roles were highly sought after.

Recruitment company CPL Resources has said it is attempting to coax emigrants home

An annual construction industry review, published by AECOM in Ireland, analyses the industry outlook.

AECOM survey highlights sustainability of foreign direct investment as a concern

There were just over 201,000 people working in the manufacturing sector in Ireland in 2016

Manufacturing firms argue apprenticeships should not be seen as ‘fall-back’ to university

UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson who was in Dublin this week for the Pendulum business conference. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Business Week: also in the news was Intel; AIB; the economy; and housing supply

The company’s Irish subsidiary, Woodie’s, has 35 branches nationwide offering a range of DIY products.

Grafton Group has reported strong growth in a trading update for the year just ended

Eleven cases of meningococcal meningitis have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre since the last week in December. Three of those patients died directly due to the infection. File photograph: Getty Images

‘Meningitis is a lethal disease. There is no doubt . . . It really is quite catastrophic’

The Irish Pharmacy Union has urged people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated for the flu.

HSE says there has been ‘significant increase’ in admissions to emergency departments

The HSE was notified of 11 cases of meningococcal meningitis since the last week in December

HSE specialist says children might have missed 13th-month visit

The HSE has appealed to the public to be vigilant for the symptoms of meningitis after three people died from the condition in the past three weeks.

HSE urges public to be vigilant as cases of meningococcal meningitis double

Despite the increases in disposable income and earnings, 18.8 per cent of people experiencing “enforced deprivation”.

Report from the Central Statistics Office also shows more than six in 10 people overweight

DataChemist said the project was “a timely demonstration of how much good big data can deliver in the right hands”.

DataChemist says project is a ‘timely demonstration’ of how big data can be harnessed

Almost 950 drivers were arrested on suspicion of drink- or drug-driving over the Christmas period.

One in 10 of those arrested were over the limit after having drank the night before

A photograph of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (left) with former Irish president Mary Robinson in Dubai.

Princess Haya bint Hussein invited former president to Dubai to visit Sheikha Latifa

The Wright Venue, which has been open for more than a decade, is to close at the end of January

Nightclub one of a number of high-profile venues to announce plans to close recently

 In 2016, 21.1 per cent of police officers in the EU were women. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

Eurostat report shows the State employed 278 gardaí per 100,000 citizens in 2016

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Their telephone call this week lasted for 40 minutes. Photograph: Getty Images

Business Week: also making the news were Apple, a budget surplus, Nama and housing

Contrary to the weaker expansion in business activity, new order growth among service providers quickened.

PMI figures also show growth in activity among Spain and Italy’s service industries

Glenveagh chief executive Justin Bickle said the past 12 months had been “very productive” for the company. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Site acquired from Nama brings builder’s land bank to nearly 12,000 units

A Co Carlow park that was forced to close last month after its insurance premium more than tripled following a personal injury claim is set to reopen on Thursday. File photograph: Getty Images

Tinryland Park had been forced to close last month due to surge in cost of insurance

Under the plan, nearly 200 of the State’s 330 public libraries will open for longer.

People with outstanding fines can call libraries to have membership reinstated

Farmer John Coughlan: “I would have about 330 cattle at any stage. It cost me €22,000 in extra feed this summer, which is a significant amount.” Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

John Coughlan, a beef and dairy farmer, dealt with drought, floods and snow in Cork

Storm Emma in February and March cost the insurance industry €39 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Storms and adverse conditions led to €84 million in insurance payouts in 2018

Gardaí are appealing for information after two men were seriously assaulted in Co Donegal.

Detectives appeal for information after two men suffer serious assaults in Donegal town

UK premier Theresa May said the House of Commons will get its “meaningful vote” on her Brexit deal next month. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Business Week: also in the news was Anglo Irish Bank; economic warnings; and housing

Kieran Mulvey was asked to compile a report on regenerating Dublin’s north east inner city in 2016.

Former chairman of the LRC broadly welcomes progress in north east inner city

The popularity of the site has increased since it appeared in the Star Wars film series.

Heritage groups have expressed concern about rise in the number of people visiting

John and Louise Wills with photographs of their baby daughter, Eibhlín, who died aged 12 days old. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Medical professionals will now have more scope to investigate and control the condition

“Irish Ferries wish to inform our customers that we’re unlikely to operate a service between Rosslare and France in 2019. We continue to keep this situation under review. Our new WB Yeats ship will operate from Dublin to Cherbourg”

Company says it is ‘unlikely’ to operate a service on the crossing next year

Pat Rabbitte has been appointed as the new chair of Tusla.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Appointment of former Labour Party leader was confirmed by the Cabinet on Tuesday

The Warehouse sits on the waterfront to the rear of South Bank House and comprises a three-storey warehouse.

Tech giant adds to its presence in the area with South Bank House and the Warehouse

Sir Graham Brady (centre), chairman of the 1922 Committee, announces that prime ministerTheresa May survived the confidence vote

Business Week: also in the news was INM controversy; home building; and AIB loans

In accounts filed last month, Kerry Group said business volumes rose by 3.5 per cent in the first nine months of the year.

Group has said it will finance both acquisitions from existing lines of credit

The pilot was carried out during the summer in 68 pharmacies throughout the Republic.

Pilot programme found more than a quarter of participants had high blood pressure

The risk of heart attack was greatest in the over 75s, and those with existing diabetes and heart disease.

Study published in the British Medical Journal analysed 283,014 heart attacks

The cruise ferry, which measures 195 metres in length, will offer up to four sailings a week directly from Dublin to France.

Irish Ferries was forced to cancel thousands of bookings last summer over delays

A 33-year-old man has been arrested and he is currently detained at Ashbourne Garda station.

Man (65) was discovered unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene

DUP MP Ian Paisley Jnr apologising to the House of Commons in London for failing to register two family holidays funded by the Sri Lankan government earlier this year. File photograph: PA Wire.

DUP MP was suspended from Westminster earlier this year over trips to Sri Lanka

The demonstration moved from the Markievicz Leisure Centre around the corner to Pearse Street before looping back.

Locals oppose demolition of swimming pool to make way for MetroLink rail line

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Innovation Heather Humphreys unveiled the 27 projects to share funding. Photograph: Ulien Behal Photography

Company that received the most funding was biopharmaceutical group Amryt Pharma

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: “No backstop means no deal. Don’t let anyone here think that there is a better deal to be won by shouting louder”

Business Week: also in the news were the US-Sino trade war, banks and the economy

“Any further weakening of sterling would make Irish exports to the UK more expensive. In the event of a hard Brexit, a weaker pound could coincide with an increase on tariffs on those exports”

Central Bank issues its second macro financial review outlining the risks to the Irish economy

Cork busker Allie Sherlock on Ellen DeGeneres show

Videos include Jonathan Sexton’s drop goal and 12-year-old busker Allie Sherlock

A trade union has insisted that the move could be a stepping stone to water privatisation.

Proposal to bring council staff under control of utility ‘could jeopardise’ drinking water

The woman alerted gardaí with a 999 call and was later brought to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit at the Rotunda.

Detectives are examining CCTV of the area and have appealed for witnesses

The pince-nez style glasses, for which Joyce was synonymous, included gilt fittings and a chain, as well as a velvet lined morocco case. It carried a guide price of €10,000-€15,000. Image:

Item one of many artefacts from Irish literary history which were sold on Tuesday

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said the increase would help ensure “prompt and timely access to justice”. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Government has approved new legislation that will be submitted to committee stage

Shaun Murphy, managing partner KPMG in Ireland, with his successor Seamus Hand. During Mr Murphy’s term, KPMG increased revenues by almost 60 per cent and employee numbers to almost 3,000.

Seamus Hand will replace Shaun Murphy who has been in the role for six years

“Irish Times” business editor Ciaran Hancock; “Irish Times” journalist Fiona Reddan; Bank of Ireland CEO Francesca McDonagh; “Irish Times” journalist Laura Slattery; “Irish Times” journalist Peter Hamilton; and UCD Smurfit school director Prof Gerardine Doyle. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Journalists from the newspaper won in three out of six categories at ceremony in Dublin

The Gowan Group announced the sale of its landmark outlet in Ballsbridge for an estimated €18 million in October.

Turnover at holding company behind Gowan Group increased to €182m from €166.6m

Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg. “Folks, we’ve heard it all before,” Mr Farage said after the Bank of England governor said a chaotic EU exit could plunge Britain into its worst economic slump since the second World War. File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Business Week: also in the news were mortgage lending rules, tracker fines and Facebook’s pay

The dismantling of a section of the Corrib Gas Line, at Aughoose, Co Mayo, in 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Energy giant currently in the midst of selling up to €26.3bn of assets to cut its debt pile

The owners said the window display on O’Connell Street, Dublin, will feature “a trip down memory lane”.

New owners preparing for the redevelopment of the building following purchase

Shire’s offices stand at the Citywest Business Campus in Dublin, Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley / Bloomberg

Takhzyro is a preventive treatment for the genetic condition hereditary angioedema

The site contains the Barryroe oil accumulation and lies in about 100 metres of water in the North Celtic Sea Basin.

Judicial review brought by An Taisce over permission to survey site off south coast

The report ranked the Republic 10th globally and eighth in western Europe, which was its best performance since 2008

State ranked 10th in Prosperity Index as gap widens between countries at top and bottom

Walkers in Howth, Dublin,  as waves crash over the harbour wall on Tuesday morning. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Government instructs local authorities to prepare as storm set to batter south and west

A data centre. The  data centre maintenance company Park Place Technologies is to create 70 jobs in Cork

Park Place Technologies says the new hires will be people living in the Republic

Executive salaries increased by up to 24 per cent at senior level in sectors such as legal, accounting and finance. Photograph: iStock

Recruitment company Brightwater has published its annual salary survey

Fusion Antibodies CEO Paul Kerr said it had been a challenging period but   company had ‘turned a corner’.

Belfast pharmaceutical company did not recommend the payment of a dividend

Illustraton of a market area under the arches of the viaduct, with the addition of freestanding stall structures.

Seaside town seeks to draw more visitors and boost local economy with new amenities

UK prime minister Theresa May:  the real challenge will be getting   a majority of MPs in the House of Commons to back her deal.   Photograph: Adrian Dennis / AFP

Business Week: housing, foreign construction workers, and the banks also in the news

Tom O’Mahony, Origin Enterprises chief executive: “If you take the longer term direction of travel on Brexit, I think that is positive for our business”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Agri-services group says revenue increased 24% to €430m in first quarter

Minister for Social Protection and Employment Affairs Regina Doherty.  Her department’s annual report shows  child benefit was paid to 625,000 individuals with 1.2 million children at a cost of about €2.1 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Officials have recouped €42.1m out of €110m that was paid out in error or after fraud

“If you come back, will the job that you take be sustainable or will it be a short-term situation?” Photograph: Frank Miller

‘Critical’ need to attract foreign workers to build houses thwarted by boom-bust cycle

The report contains 30 recommendations setting out “a vision for the future of solicitor training”.

The Law Society has said it will make a number of changes following Peart report

Sandy Harsch (76) presented ‘Country Time’ on RTÉ Radio 1 since 1996.

Rhode Island native had an ‘encyclopaedic knowledge’ of country music

More than 200,000 tons of concrete, 15,000 tons of steel and 7,500 panes of glass were used during the construction of Capital Dock in Dublin’s south docklands.

Development in Dublin’s south docklands includes Ireland’s tallest residential building

The parliament buildings at Stormont are seen in Belfast, where the government is currently in limbo.

Eisenhower Fellowships to assemble a group of 14 Irish fellows to travel to the US

Botswana Diamonds, which is chaired by John Teeling, said there was progress “on a number of fronts” for the company.

Irish-headquartered explorer hails progress on some fronts but says sector ‘out of favour’

Theresa May had the unenviable task of convincing parliament of the merits of a deal she evidently couldn’t convince her cabinet of

Business Week: also in the news were vulture funds; property; Aryzta; and over 700 jobs

Shire head of research and development Andreas Busch said results were an important development for patients

Experimental drug led to ‘significantly fewer’ attacks of life-threatening genetic condition

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, president of the Law Reform Commission, which held its annual conference on Wednesday.

Law Reform Commission conference hears of challenges and opportunities from Brexit

Prof Kieran McQuinn and Dr Conor O’Toole of the ESRI speaking at an event last year. On Tuesday, they addressed the Oireachtas housing committee.

Experts warn about reliance on the UK for imports of building materials and fossil fuels

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe was joined at Grant Thornton’s offices by 5th class pupils from nearby City Quay National School. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Financial services company has moved into a new headquarters on City Quay in Dublin

Danny McCoy, chief executive officer of Ibec, photographed at their offices in Baggot St. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Business lobby group also expresses concern in relation to State’s corporate tax reliance

Michael D Higgins at a ceremony marking the centenary of Armistice Day at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Michael D Higgins also warns against new international arms race at Armistice event

UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab drew howls of derision for his admission that he “hadn’t quite understood” the importance of the Dover-Calais crossing to British trade. Photograph: Getty Images

Business Week: also in the news was the EU digital tax; the economy; Ryanair; and more

Dublin-native St John Walshe has been appointed as chief executive of BBDO’s American operations.

St John Walshe first joined the company in 1997 as an account executive on M&M’s

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is dealing with amendments to last month’s budget at the Oireachtas finance committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance defends measure, which will come into force as special VAT rate ends

Ryanair said the agreement confirms the application of German labour law to Ryanair’s cabin crew. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo/Reuters

Collective labour agreement is now subject to a ballot by cabin crew based in Germany

The agents surveyed expect national price inflation to be 2 per cent in 2019.

Central Bank and SCSI survey finds expectation of slower rate of property inflation

Hiqa director of health information and standards Rachel Flynn said the standards would serve to empower children in care Photograph: Julien Behal

Rules have been approved by Government and apply to all children’s residential centres

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in advance of delivering Budget 2019 at Government Buildings. “In relation to engagements with my department, I wasn’t lobbied on this in relation to any stakeholder.”

Minister for Finance has defended incentives for landlords introduced in Budget 2019

The legislation says it will be an offence for a person, by any means whatsoever, to intentionally end the life of a foetus otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of the Act

Abortion Bill: TDs debate 180 proposed amendments by pro-choice and anti-abortion TDs

Google will select 15 proposals, each of which will receive €50,000 to bring their ideas to life.

Initiative is designed to mark the tech giant’s 15th year in the Republic

The Central Bank “is supportive of credit unions prudently engaging in long-term lending as part of a balanced loan portfolio”. Photograph: Frank Miller

Central Bank has said it supports relaxation of its rules, but warned lenders to be careful

NTMA chief executive officer Conor O’Kelly at a press briefing in the Treasury Building on Grand Canal Street.

NTMA’s long-term fundraising so far this year tops €16.5bn

Ryanair spokesman Kenny Jacobs said 80 per cent of flights during the month arrived at their destinations on time.

Passenger traffic at Ryanair up 7% in October despite industrial action and poor weather

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond  this week declared that the era of austerity was coming to an end. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Business Week: also in the news were Aryzta; Smurfit Kappa, a digital tax; and Google

Minister for Communications Richard Bruton said the two appointees ‘have considerable experience’ in the sector.

State’s communications regulator has been dealing with staff shortages in recent years

Aer Lingus is looking to grow its transatlantic seat capacity  to 4.7 million per year.

Parent company IAG expects to post operating profit of 12-15 per cent for 2019-2023

Ryanair said load factor, a measure of how full its planes are, remained at 97 per cent for the period.

Airline spokesman says it was ‘regrettable’ that there was disruption during the period

Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Peter Jackson: he  said it had been “a good quarter” for the group.

Trading update shows company received boost from conclusion to World Cup

 The Homestead Court apartment block on Quarry Road, Cabra, Dublin 7 where the body of  33-year-old mother-of-two Amanda Carroll was discovered on October 21st. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Taxi driver urged to come forward after body discovered in Cabra on October 21st

Iarnród Éireann said services were suspended between Clontarf Road and Howth Junction due to the incident.

Iarnród Éireann has resumed services following earlier disruption due to the incident

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