Procter & Gamble’s last Irish manufacturing plant had a product portfolio that included Oral B toothbrushes. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Group pays €45m into pension fund as it closes door on oral hygiene business in Newbridge

There is currently a global energy crisis that has been exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

However, average price of petrol, diesel, gas, oil, and electricity still up 125% year-on-year

Corre Energy said the EU plan published this week marks “a material positive shift” in the public policy

Move comes after EU says electricity storage assets are in ‘overriding public interest’

The US was the main non-EU destination accounting for €7.4bn (37%) of total exports

Growth driven by increases in exports of medical and pharmaceutical products

‘Confidence that €1 is €1 rests on our ability to convert, at par, private money into public money’

ECB board member tells Dublin conference that scheme could be launched in four years

ActionZero’s new manufacturing, research and development centre in Tralee. Photograph: Clearys Photography

Up to 50 ‘high-value’ engineering and manufacturing jobs will be on site

A woman and a dog pass an Ulster Bank branch in Raheny, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Transfer relates to life assurance products, pensions, investment and protection policies

A meeting with officers of the ICTU public services committee was organised after Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath asked officials to engage with the group following the unions’ decision to trigger a review clause in the current pay agreement.  Photograph: iStock

Workplace Relations Commission to be asked to assist ahead of further contacts

Brendan O’Connor said that the war in Ukraine has created a ‘large supply-side shock that has shaken the global economy’.  Photograph: Getty

Department’s principal officer says ‘significant easing’ anticipated in inflation in 2023

The number of home improvement loans rose by 26.2 per cent year on year to 10,837. Photograph: iStock

New data indicates increased spending on home improvements, education and cars

‘Diversity cannot be taken for granted,’ said Business in the Community Ireland CEO Tomás Sercovich

Report says leadership schemes working as proactive groups outstrip national average

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People. Element Pictures is also behind the upcoming TV series Conversations with Friends, based on Sally Rooney’s debut novel. Photograph: Enda Bowe

Fremantle acquires majority stake in Element Pictures, co-founded by Ed Guiney

ComReg’s consumer care team recorded approximately 12,400 contacts and 4,600 issues during the quarter

ComReg records 295 mobile service provider issues for Eir, 278 issues for Three, and 286 recorded for Vodafone

Kerry Group chief executive Edmond Scanlon. Photograph: Colm Mahady / Fennells

New 10,000sq m facility is designed to produce sustainable food for African continent

International gas prices have soared since late 2021, especially in Europe and Asia

Group will pay about €4.3m initially with more to follow in event a discovery is made

Grafton Group owns the Woodie’s DIY chain. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Owner of Woodie’s DIY says programme will begin on Monday and run to year end

Mincon specialises in the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of rock drilling tools

Irish engineering group experienced significant growth in first quarter of the year

Ger Rabbette, chief executive of Uniphar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Move necessary to establish if deal could reduce competition in the State, watchdog says

The Westin Hotel in Dublin has appointed Joanne Dillon as its new general manager

Decision follows departure of Eamonn Casey who has moved to Powerscourt Hotel Resort

Initially the terminal will handle ICL’s service between Cork and the US

Investment in the site is the largest investment at any Irish port over the last 100 years

The vinyl section of Golden Discs in Dundrum Town Centre. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Shop will stock wide range of clothing and merchandise from popular films and shows

Social spending was driven by restaurants, where consumers spent €258 million more than February 2021. Photograph: Getty

Social spending doubled to €332m in February, driven mainly by restaurants

Irish people are paying among the highest rates for electricity in Europe

Solar group says Government measures to address issue are ‘piecemeal’ and political

Eir’s 5G network now extends across 1,250 sites in 450 towns and cities in Ireland

Group chief executive said travel demand has increased dramatically in recent weeks

The company said administrative expenses increased from €2.6 billion to €3.6 billion during the year. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/

Unit saw its staff numbers cut by almost a quarter as R&D activity was moved to another group company

Pat Smith, chairman of Micro-Renewable Energy Federation, says  planning approval is not required for rooftop solar system sizes of up to 1MW in the UK, and  a similar size exclusion should apply in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Repeated delays on the issue, says Micro-Renewable Energy Federation

Gardaí and emergency services attended a road crash at Dowling in Piltown (general view above), Co Kilkenny. The single-vehicle collision occurred after 8pm on Wednesday. Photograph: Google Street View

Single-vehicle collision occurs after 8pm, gardaí seek witnesses and dash cam footage

A Ukrainian boy, who fled the Russian invasion, pictured at the Dublin Airport reception facility last month. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

State could take in up to 100,000 people fleeing Russian invasion, Government says

Aengus Kelly, Aercap chief executive. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Group buys aircraft from manufacturers and leases them to airlines around the world

Dr Tom O’Callaghan, the  founder and chief executive of the online medical education provider Iheed. Photograph: Alan Betson

Company has opened a new premises in Sandyford, Dublin, as it continues expansion

In normal circumstances, all drivers arriving from overseas would have to provide written proof of their driving experience. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Online broker says agreement reached with ‘a couple’ of insurers

The company, which is based in Carrigaline, Co Cork, is actively hiring

Edpac, manufacturer of cooling equipment, was recently acquired by Munters Group

The Pret A Manger store on Carnaby Street in London

Coffee and sandwich franchise expanding into Ireland for first time over next decade

Siobhán Curtin has been appointed site lead at eBay Ireland

She will be responsible for the cross-functional teams supporting eBay programmes

ByrneWallace’s managing partner Feargal Brennan. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Law firm says it is experiencing growth across the board and will hire over two years

The new Hacketstown community will include a creche, 414 car parking spaces and 746 bicycle spaces

Development will prioritise amenities, walking, cycling and public transport

Cathal Friel, chairman at Poolbeg Pharma

Largest individual investor understood to be an experienced life science investor

The data for the retail sector is stark, a recruitment expert has warned. Photograph: Alan Betson

Excel Recruitment warns trajectory of job postings is on consistent upward trend

Planet was initially created to help international shoppers get their money back when they shopped overseas

Group helps international shoppers get their money back when they shop overseas

Broker said the main drivers of the rise include the exits of KBC and Ulster Bank from the market says coming year will be ‘unprecedented’ for people looking to switch

Aughinish Alumina on the Shannon estuary near Askeaton, Co Limerick. Photograph Liam Burke, Press 22

European sanctions spur talks on separating Aughinish from Rusal

Separate CSO figures this week put the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March at 5.5 per cent or 146,400

About 17,000 people were added to the Live Register in March as PUP scheme ended

AIPCO chairwoman Colette Duggan with hall of fame award recipient Patrick Delaney and Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Rowlette

Association of Irish Professional Conference Organisers says ‘dark days’ are in the past

In the first three months of the year 21%  of all new cars licensed for the first time were electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.  Photograph: Getty Images

There were 11,872 new private cars licensed in March, a year-on-year increase of 11%

Circle K has 410 sites across Ireland, and employs 2,210 people

Company accounts show it repaid State for wage subsidies received during pandemic

Origin says it is mindful of the price volatility and supply chain risks that could pose a challenge in the second half

Group says first half recovery in Ireland and UK has continued into the third quarter

The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes Co Limerick

Chair of Russian aluminium giant Rusal said there must be an independent investigation

Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is serving a life sentence in Bahrain

Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja serving life sentence for role in peaceful uprising in 2011

Twitter gained 4.5%  after saying it will add top shareholder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk to its board

Banks and airlines endure losses in Dublin on what was muted day for markets

The rollout of the broadband plan has been dogged with controversy for several years

Report raises concerns that taxpayers are not getting value for money

Two thirds of buyers completed their purchases using mortgage finance

Property advisor DNG says average price of a resale property in the capital now €509,575

Workday has seen major growth in revenues and headcount in recent years

US company hiring in roles across product development, engineering and data science

The Exo is located next to the 3 Arena and Gibson Hotel at Point Square in the Dublin docklands

Market reached 477,000sq ft across 40 deals in opening quarter of the year, Savills said

Borkumm Riffgrund 1 is located in Germany’s exclusive economic zone in the North Sea.

Deal for €350m enables company to enter the continental offshore wind market

Digicel is considering its legal options in the event the tax is not removed.

Group ponders legal options as Papa New Guinea hits it with substantial bill – €90.5m

The Ryanair group’s full-year traffic recovered strongly to over 97 million

Russian invasion of Ukraine caused 2,000 flights to/from the country to be cancelled

The expert judging panel include head of sustainability Diana Geraghty, buying director for home and living Rachel Morgans, and director of enterprise Audrey Owens.

Pitch 22 initiative open to small businesses, designers, makers, and entrepreneurs

SSE Airtricity is  the latest company to announce dramatic increases in prices for domestic electricity and gas customers.

Company said average bills will go up by hundreds per year in response to pressures

Inflation in the Republic was running at 5.7 per cent in February

Energy remains the dominant driving force in rising prices across euro zone, followed by food, alcohol and tobacco

Mainstream has been actively growing its development pipeline of wind and solar assets. Photograph: iStock

Group will build solar PV plant, located in Toluviejo, to supply electricity to Air-e

Aswagandha root on a wooden table.

Natreon supplies branded and scientifically studied and tested ayurvedic extracts

Suppliers’ delivery times lengthened markedly, albeit to the weakest extent since December 2020

Latest PMI data shows input and output prices increased at the fastest rates ever

The company has made applications to Euronext Dublin and to the London Stock Exchange for the shares to be admitted

Company eyes multiple attractive near-term investment opportunities in Europe

Laya Healthcare said it would be contacting customers in the coming weeks

Insurer said it would be contacting its customers in the coming weeks with details

Tracey Donnery, director of communications and policy at Skillnet Ireland, and Prof Iulia Siedschlag from the ESRI at the launch of new research published by Skillnet Ireland

Waste management, corporate sustainability, and carbon management top the list

Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

The geopolitical developments drove upward almost every sector on Euronext Dublin

Bank of Ireland has appointed Mark Spain as group chief financial officer and executive director

Myles O’Grady set to step down from role on Thursday

PTSB says the new pay hikes would offer ‘pay certainty to all colleagues’ for 2022 and 2023. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bank said ‘affordable and progressive’ deal has been reached with unions against an uncertain backdrop

The PwC report explores relations between the current and next generations of family business owners. Illustration: Getty Images

Uncertainty has made current generation of owners less likely to relinquish control

AIB chief executive Colin Hunt

Funds to lend to projects in healthcare, education, social and affordable housing areas

The jobs come with an average salary of €42,000, and packages include a mentoring programme to help career progression

Company to host a recruitment day on April 2nd at its Broadstone depot in Dublin 7

Martin Corkery, regional director for the south & south-east, Enterprise Ireland; John O’Sullivan, COO of Zevas Communications; and Caroline Horgan, Zevas HR manager. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Company says it will continue to offer hybrid working model to staff in Mitchelstown

To date LPT returns in respect of 1.7m properties have been submitted

Revenue says it will be writing to those who have failed to submit a return since deadline

Ministers have been told that high wholesale energy prices are expected to remain until 2023

Hike will cost dual fuel customers an extra €8.20 per week, or €426 per year

Dockers Pub and 1SJRQ in Hibernia Reit’s Windmill Quarter

Commercial property group is to recommend shareholders accept the offer

Open Orphan executive chairman Cathal Friel

Company expects revenues from the contract to be recognised across 2022 and 2023

Dr Dermot Fitzpatrick worked as a GP and dentist before entering politics. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has paid tribute to his former colleague who retired in 2007

Ballet Ireland’s dancers rehearsing of Giselle which they took to Edinburgh as part of Culture Ireland’s delegation in 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New strategy pledges plan to ensure inclusion of artists from underrepresented sectors

Bets on aggressive interest rates hikes grew after US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell’s hawkish comments. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Euronext Dublin was flat as it underperformed relative to its international peers

The size of Air Greenland’s VX4 fleet has yet to be determined

Battery-powered VX4 will carry four passengers as an alternative to travelling by car

Examples of well-known cryptocurrencies are bitcoin and ethereum, but a wide range of others also exist

Investors should be prepared to lose all their money without recourse, regulator warns

Employers in Dublin report a hiring outlook of +29 per cent, up 22 percentage points year on year

Employment outlook survey from ManpowerGroup finds increases in nearly all sectors

Total of 58 per cent of Irish chief executives ‘extremely’ or ‘very concerned’ about the potential impact of cyberthreats. Photograph: iStock

Just 29% ‘very concerned’ about macro-economic threats such as inflation, survey finds

Robert Costello: ‘We are seeing significant growth in investment following the recent publication of the National Development Plan’

Robert Costello joins from KPMG and will work on both public and private projects

A group protests the Russian hostilities toward Ukraine at the entrance to the Russian Embassy in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Tech For Good Dublin community has launched, a not-for-profit initiative

Bertand Gautier  and Paul O’Donnell, partners of Greencoat Capital, and Ronan Murphy, chairman. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Shares to have placing price of €1.12 under existing issuance programme

A man struggles against strong wind in Clontarf, Dublin, as Storm Dudley makes it’s way over Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Coal powered 11% of electricity last month, double the amount of the year before

American Chamber Ireland president Catherine Duffy presents the Kennedy-Lemass Medal to Richard E Neal

Award recognises efforts for peace and deepening of Irish-US trade relations

Dr Lorraine Nolan has been elected chairwoman of the board of the European Medicines Agency  for a three-year period

Ireland now holds both the chair and director-general roles at EU’s drug regulator

Albert Manifold, chief executive of CRH. The group has sanction from shareholders to buy back up to 45 million of its shares under the programme to reduce the share capital of CRH.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Share buybacks see €2.9bn in cash returned to shareholders under 2018 programme

A KBC Bank branch in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Successor to Aleš Blažek has been identified and will be announced shortly, group said

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys meeting Valentina Roman and Liudmyla Bodak  at Dublin Airport

Centres in in Dublin, Cork and Limerick will assist Ukrainians in administrative matters

President Michael D Higgins: ‘Our greatest hope for a future of hope and peace springs from the open hearts and doors of those saying “tar isteach”, come in.’

President marks second year of pandemic in St Patrick’s Day message

The IBTS is asking for public support to maintain the blood supply

Irish Blood Transfusion Service is encouraging people to donate blood

The peat slide at Derrybrien in 2003.

Peat slide in 2003 during excavation work for wind farm resulted in fish kill of 50,000

Bord Gáis Energy said the increases would add around €350 a year to the average household’s annual gas bill and €340 to the average annual electricity bill. File photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Consumers warned other domestic energy providers will follow suit in volatile market

Russian president Vladimir Putin. A surge in inflation has been intensified by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik

Banks suffer losses but overall Dublin market finishes day flat

Dole is the largest fruit and vegetable supplier in the world

Dublin-based group became the biggest fruit and vegetable supplier in the world last year

The increases will add around €350 a year to the average household’s annual gas bill and €340 to the average annual electricity bill

Steep increases from Bord Gáis Energy come at a time when the cost of living is soaring

Two-thirds of those born between 1946 and 1964 said they were using cash less often, compared to 62 per cent of those born between 1981 and 1990

Research shows pandemic has accelerated Ireland’s move towards cashless society

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