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

The site of the new Traveller development at Cabragh Bridge in Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Family in Co Tipperary concerned others will follow example of former Áras candidate

Former “Irish Times” journalist Frank McDonald with historian Catríona Crowe at the launch of his new book, “Truly Frank”, on Tuesday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Book described as ‘a memoir not just of a fascinating life, but of a fascinating city’

Gerard Schneider plays the part of Prince Dimitri and Anne Sophie Duprels in the part of Katiusha during a dress rehersal last year of “Risurrezione” by Franco Alfano. Photograph: Alan Betson

Initiative designed to ‘support and celebrate’ emerging young artists from the opera world

Dublin footballer Jonny Cooper at the opening of the Lifestyle Sports flagship store in Arnotts, Dublin in 2016.

Operating profit slips to €5.2m from previous year’s Euros-boosted €6.6m

Acquisition brings Greencoat Renewables’ portfolio of operational wind farms to 251MW capacity.

The 48.3MW facility at Ballybane was acquired from an independent local developer

The acquisition of 274 units and a four acre development site at the Grange in Sandyford has been completed.

Development to take place after €161m purchase of site by Kennedy Wilson from Nama

DUP MP Sammy Wilson speaks at a  Leave Means Leave rally at the Bournemouth International Centre, England,  on October 15th

Business Week: also in the news were the banks, Airbnb, housing and credit unions

Aer Lingus is the largest airline operating at Cork Airport, both in terms of frequency of flights and seat capacity.

Cork Airport’s Niall MacCarthy said Nice and Dubrovnik would prove ‘very popular’

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said the results were “strong” despite “significant fuel costs”.

International Airlines Group, parent to BA and Aer Lingus, has published Q3 results

Ulster Bank’s total income increased by €3 million, or 1.8 per cent, in the third quarter of 2018 compared with 2017. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bank posts €87 million loss for third quarter

Irish League of Credit Unions headquarters on Mount Street,  Dublin. A recent Central Bank report found assets in Irish credit unions have reached a record high of €17.2bn

Central Bank is considering loosening the rules but also says sector could lend more

Passenger numbers have risen 12.9 per cent at Bus Éireann this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Stephen Kent has been chosen to lead State-owned firm through ‘transformation’

CPL Resources chief executive and co-founder Anne Heraty:  ‘We’re working with Facebook to make sure the internet is a safe place for people who want to share information’

‘Dispatches’ showed staff being told not to remove extreme, graphic content from site

Conroy Gold chairman Prof Richard Conroy said the company was working to increase the overall resource of the area.

Find occurred between the Clontibret gold deposit and the Corcaskea gold target

John Magill, Enterprise Ireland, Damien O’ Driscoll, Positive ProStrategy Retail, Pat Breen, Minister of State, Aisling Curtis, Microsoft and Joe Kelly, Positive ProStrategy Retail. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Positive ProStrategy Retail’s technology is used by retailers such as Primark and BWG

Earlier this year Wow Air also announced it would be operating flights from Dublin to Orlando, Florida.

New route via Reykjavik to operate six times weekly from next June

Colony Capital and Ronan Group Real Estate have completed the acquisition known as Project Waterfront

US investment group Colony Capital also involved in purchase of Project Waterfront

European Council president Donald Tusk  with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May: backstop agreement is major stumbling block.

Business Week: also in news were jobs, foreign direct investment and hatred of banks

In terms of the average daily rate for a room in the capital, customers could expect to pay €162.65.

Latest data from global hotel data analyst SDR shows rates still climbing

Mytaxi general manager for Ireland Alan Fox said the app was “continuing to build capacity to match customer demand”.

Average waiting time down to three minutes 36 seconds, as corporate arm also grows

Both the European Commission and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have warned planes could be grounded.

Figures from umbrella group for European airports show potential chaos

Chvrches vocalist Lauren Mayberry on the main stage at Electric Picnic 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan

But parent company, owned by Denis Desmond and Live Nation sees profits vanish

Snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan with Unify Sports Management founders Shane O’Hara (left) and Conor O’Boyle

Five-time world champion has teamed up with Unify to find stars of the future

Google entering a long-term lease to rent six floors at Grand Canal Quay office block in the south docklands.

New report by Cushman & Wakefield shows leasing activity up 18% in first nine months

Professor Paddy Nixon, vice-chancellor, Ulster University, with Angela Moore, who made the donation.

Money to be spent on establishment of the Dr George Moore chair, after the late Irishman

Fáilte Ireland has sent a team to Las Vegas for the annual IMEX America event to draw more business tourists.

More than 117,000 international delegates have attended 360 conferences so far

There are more than 204,000 occupied apartments in the State, according to the latest census.

Report by chartered surveyors calls for ‘urgent action’ on funds for maintenance

Brightwater managing director Barbara McGrath (centre), finance director John O’Donnell, and executive search director Estelle Davis.

Company’s managing director says there is the possibility of further expansion

CareChoice chief executive Noel Boyle said the group would continue to grow its national footprint in certain areas.

Third acquisition by group since it was acquired by France-based investment fund

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney insisted the company’s decision was not taken under duress.

Company said the $1.1bn sale to rival Hearthside would deliver ‘real value’

MSD managing director of human health Ireland Ger Brennan (left) with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan at the announcement of a new manufacturing site in Carlow.

Company known as Merck in North America is to build a second manufacturing facility

A growing number of financial centres are taking action to tackle global environmental challenges.

Growing number of financial centres taking action to tackle environmental challenges

Bank of Ireland head of products John O’Beirne said the move would provide consumers with a greater degree of choice.

Proposition is being launched initially with 10 brokers based in the Dublin area

A number of social media companies have been criticised over the past year for security and data protection issues. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Credit unions claimed top spot for the fourth year in a row in an annual survey of brands

The former Model School on Church Avenue in Glasnevin, Dublin 9, which  is adjacent to Bons Secours Hospital

Model School in Glasnevin priced at €825,000 while D2 car park seeks €2.64m

Between 2014 and 2017, 47 learner drivers were involved in fatal collisions, an average of almost one per month.

Product works by plugging a tiny device into the car which feeds information to an app

UK prime minister Theresa May with DUP leader Arlene Foster, on whom her government depends for survival. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Pool/Reuters

Business Week: also in the news was Budget 2019, landlords, Paddy Power and the banks

Dublin branch of Patisserie Valerie on Henry Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

UK chain of bakeries must ‘urgently raise capital’ and has had finance chief arrested

JP McManus was in the headlines last month after he donated €100,000 to every Gaelic Games county board in Ireland.

Charity with total funds of €51.3m is run by Noreen McManus and Sue-Ann Foley

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone was reacting to the damning report by Mr Justice Peter Charleton.

Tusla, which was heavily criticised, has begun a ‘HR process’ into its handling of cases

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said there were ‘big questions’ to answer in relation to where the broadband plan goes from here. File photograph: Tom Honan.

Industry umbrella group Alto says events on Thursday will do little to secure broadband

IoD chief executive Maura Quinn (centre) said the survey suggests a cautious attitude among business leaders.

Institute of Directors in Ireland survey finds half of respondents want budgetary surplus

“Brand Ireland proves ever more appealing.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland breaks into top 30 while US is world’s most valuable nation brand and UK is down

Credit Suisse purchased the Sharp Building in Dublin 2 for approximately €56.3 million

Figures from Cushman & Wakefield show more than €505m invested in third quarter

Having the time of her life? UK prime minister Theresa May dances on to the stage at the Conservative Party conference. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Business Week: also in the news were the economy; Budget 2019; Ryanair; and Clerys

A bus driver has been arrested after he was reported found to be nine times over the legal alcohol limit.

Vehicle was stopped by gardaí at about 7pm on the M7 near Newbridge, Co Kildare

Minister for Sport Shane Ross said the promotion on Saturday should not go ahead due to safety fears. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Minister for Sport sharply criticised by Battle Arena Ireland for intervention at weekend

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Laura Magahy, executive director of the Slaintecare Programme Office. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Dublin

Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council features people from many backgrounds

Declan Meehan, who worked with Nova Radio, Century, 2FM, Ard Big and various others; and Stuart Clarke, assistant editor of Hot Press, who worked with Radio Caroline, pictured with a biscuit tin transmitter from Radio Butty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Pirate Radio Archive is to be donated to DCU and will open to the public on Friday

PwC pointed to measures introduced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to incentivise later retirement in the public sector. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Research by PwC finds significant benefits to older people delaying retirement

The Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel on the Malahide Road, Dublin 17, was sold for €22.5 million.

Some 12 transactions totalling almost €263m completed in first nine months of this year

Official statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show there were a total of 3,201 new cars registered.

Society of the Irish Motor Industry also points to new system of emissions testing

 Florence Keating and Kathleen Delamare, both from Ringsend, Dublin, with Tesco’s William McDonnell  to celebrate the launch of Tesco offering free deliveries for over-65s when they shop online

Initiative will operate from Monday to Saturday subject to a minimum spend of €50

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on the British government to abandon commitments it made on the backstop for the North.

Comedian lets rip at former UK foreign secretary in series of angry tweets

Minister for Sport Shane Ross  called for a mixed martial arts event in Co Meath to be cancelled. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Sport had questioned safety standards at Battle Arena promotion

Excluding motor trades, there was an increase of 0.8 per cent in the volume of retail sales compared with July.

Merrion’s Alan McQuaid says consumers still spending strongly on an annual basis

Applegreen chief executive Bob Etchingham says company has a significant war chest available for acquisitions.

Forecourt retailer raises €175m to fund majority stake in UK counterpart Welcome Break

ESB group finance director Pat Fenlon said it was a “satisfactory performance in challenging market conditions”.

State-owned utility records operating profit of €244 million for first six months of year

Mr Justice Michael White (right) said governments had not delivered the necessary resources to vindicate the rights children accrued in the 2012 referendum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Legal Aid Board conference hears of ‘Honda 50’ resourcing and ‘Rolls-Royce’ promises

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy told the joint Oireachtas committee on housing that he could not say when the accommodation crisis would peak. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Housing crisis has not yet peaked, Minister for Housing says

 Britain’s prime minister Theresa May arrives for a  photograph during last week’s  European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria. File Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee insists EU merely restated Brexit position

Mr Justice Frank Clarke warned the ‘devil is very much in the detail’ in any  proposals for guidelines on personal injury awards. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Justice Frank Clarke also says Brexit to lead to ‘particular burden’ on Irish legal system

A number of properties at Lakeview in Mullingar are under threat from the fire Photograph: iStock

There have been no reports of injuries as of yet, but fire services remain at the scene

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said religion has a role to play in schools. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Diarmuid Martin claims removing church for education entirely would damage pluralism

Northern Ireland’s economy faces a ‘much greater impact’ from reduced migration than the rest of the UK. Image: iStock

North’s ‘demographic challenges’ cited alongside ‘persistent exodus’ of young people

John Mulleady, AiP Thermoform; Caroline Dunlea, Core Optimisation; and David Hanley, Vanderlust Campervans. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Recruitment began over the summer and all roles to come on stream by December 2020

Maeve Doyle, PhD student, UCD School of physics research and development with Joe Thompson, PhD student, UCD school of mechanical and materials engineering. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells Photography

Project costing about €1.5m, bulk of which is being paid by the Department of Innovation

The Tullow well announcement comes on the day crude prices hit a four-year high just under the $81 mark

Company’s net expenditure on well is expected to be in the region of $5m

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys will lead the trade mission, which will focus on Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Enterprise Ireland says the Republic and Scotland face ‘mutual Brexit challenges’

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May during the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Business Week: also in the news – Budget 2019; a Denis O’Brien bid; and Ryanair’s agm

File photograph showing  Sarah Louise Mulligan (foreground) and fellow presidential hopeful Gemma O’Doherty.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

South Dublin County Council votes not to nominate any candidate for election

The Irish Kidney Association confirmed the spike following the broadcast of Orla Tinsley: Warrior on RTE One on Monday.

Public response to programme ‘not seen in a decade’, says kidney association

Workers deal with a fallen tree on Finglass Road by Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin after Storm Ali. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Luas disrupted until Friday and 25,000 without power while Storm Bronagh to impact tonight

EU regulations set out common basic standards for aviation security in the EU. Photograph: Brian Tietz/AP

Umbrella group says services would be ‘highly degraded’ all over continent

The scene near Clifden, Co Galway, where a woman died after her caravan was blown off a cliff during  Storm Ali. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Storm Ali moves away from Irish coast after leaving almost 200,000 without power

A number of people get together, often with two not very expensive cars, and crash them into each other before all claiming injury. There are a number of rings engaged in this type of thing in Cork, Donegal, Dublin, and Galway.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Head of Axa’s special investigation unit says fraudsters crashing into each other

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