Former Sunday Independent columnist Eoghan Harris. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Examiner’s Aoife Moore and Belfast Telegraph’s Allison Morris allege online abuse

Judge Sinéad Ní Chulacháin granted Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council leave to hire an independent contractor to remove the marquee if defendants Michael and Johanna Connors refused to do it themselves. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Judge gave local authority leave to hire contractor to remove structure if defendants refused to do so

Enterprise Ireland chief executive   Julie Sinnamon: working with foreign-owned multinational companies “provides an important route to market for businesses with global ambition”.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland ‘global sourcing’ event to link with 50 multinationals

EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis: ‘It is in the strong mutual interest of the EU and UK to make our trade relationship work’. Photograph: Francisco Seco/Pool/AFP

Trade commissioner says bloc will adopt ‘calm but firm’ approach with UK

The auction will be conducted on the Bloomberg auction system and will be confined to recognised primary dealers

Government expects to record €18.1bn general deficit this year, equating to 4.7% of GDP

“Funding appears to have shaken off any restrictions caused by Covid-19,” said IVCA chairwoman Gillian Buckley.

Funding ‘appears to have shaken off any restrictions caused by Covid-19’

Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland chief executive.

Company also announces major digital transformation of its Irish facility

Open Orphan executive chairman Cathal Friel.

hVivo will develop a new SARS-CoV-2 challenge virus based on new emerging variants

Mincon said it would continue to advance the business of the group through investing in new product development

Group says sea freight lead times ‘remain challenging’ due to pandemic

ATM withdrawals rose by 24 per cent over the month, but remain significantly subdued.

Central Bank data shows total spending, including ATM withdrawals, was €6.5bn

Adrian Cummins of the Restaurants Association of Ireland has described the decision to divide the sector into two categories as ‘anti-competitive’ and ‘inequitable’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach defends ban on indoor dining for restaurants and gastropubs but not hotels

Eoin Cluskey of Bread 41 on Pearse Street, Dublin: ‘We’ll have an in-out type thing every morning.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Dublin bakery owner ‘believes in area’ and will continue to supply outdoor markets

File image of medical staff treating a Covid-19 patient.  Photograph: Alan Betson

North records one further death and 98 new Covid-19 cases

Ireland was among the EU member states that saw the largest increases in electricity prices for non-household customers from the second half of 2019 to the same period of 2020

Prices in the second half of 2020 were highest in Germany, Denmark, and Belgium

A former Joe Walsh Tours outlet on the corner of Henry Street and O’Connell Street. One of the best known names in the Irish travel industry, the company has ceased trading due to the impact of Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Family-run company was one of the country’s oldest travel agents

The Guinness Storehouse at St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Photograph Tim Clayton/Getty Images

Report finds accommodation, food-services sector accounts for fifth of income employment supports

Ryanair was up nearly 3 per cent after the European Commission said they will allow US vaccinated travellers into the bloc.

Airlines help Euronext Dublin outperform its European peers, ending the day up 1%

Judgments against Irish businesses also saw sharp falls from 252 to 89, down 65 per cent.

Figures released by the Registry Trust also show the average values of judgments is up

CBRE says there are currently 4,075 hotel rooms across Dublin City.

New report by CBRE finds corporate travel will be hit, but tech footprints will double

Bridge at Mizen Head in West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Figures from Central Statistics Office show there was a year-on-year fall of almost 20%

Louise Browne of Gas Networks Ireland. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney / Provision

Demand from laundry, hotels, offices, and retail all down significantly due to Covid-19

Shorla Pharma was established in 2018 by Sharon Cunningham and Orlaith Ryan.

The SH-111 drug will have a significant benefit, particularly for children with leukaemia

The April outturn means the sentiment index is now at its strongest level in 13 months.

A quarter of consumers expect a stronger Irish economy in the next year

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh.

Insulation maker says deal will see substantial reduction in its carbon emissions

A computer generated image of the planned Ronan Group development at Cherrywood

Mixed-use development will incorporate 198 apartments, as well as offices and café space

Derry Clarke on L’Ecrivain: ‘It was strange locking the door there, but that’s it.’The two adjoining buildings comprise approximately 613sq m and are located at 109a Lower Baggot Street.

Derry Clarke reveals the name of his new venture in Temple Bar will be Eliza’s

Ryanair and Aer Lingus planes on the runway at Dublin Airport.

Global markets tumble with stocks in banks, leisure, and tourism all falling

Draper Esprit was supported in the round by existing investors Earlybird Digital East, Gapminder Ventures, LAUNCHub Ventures and OTB Ventures. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Money will be used for new offices in the US, Dubai and Singapore, along with new staff

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin: The retailer’s Irish stores remain closed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Retailer has 36 stores waiting to reopen in the Republic and another 11 in the North

In-store shopping remains consumers’ channel of choice for daily or weekly shopping. File photograph: Getty

New faction of at-home workers could affect future of consumer markets, says PwC

Edel Kinane joins Strike from Just Eat where she held the role of commercial director.

Edel Kinane has also worked on campaigns with Brown Thomas, PepsiCo and Unilever

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said: ‘I am delighted today to announce the important work of the Commission on Taxation and Welfare will begin in the coming weeks.’

Group must also ensure there are sufficient resources to meet costs of public services

C&C owns the Bulmer’s brand of cider

Matthew Clark Bibendum shut down its IT systems on Friday after becoming aware of problem

Brian Hayes, chief executive of the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Industry group chief says regulatory environment driving banks away from Ireland

A computer-generated image of the apartments Union Investment has agreed to buy at Royal Canal Park.

Site will offer approximately 31,000sq m of rental space, with 435 furnished apartments

Brookfield Renewable Ireland is a developer, owner, and operator of onshore wind farms.

Deal for €571m marks Danish wind company’s entry into the European onshore market

Gavin Slark is chief executive of the  Grafton Group.

Move may or may not result in the sale of some or all of businesses, group says

Author JK Rowling. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Harry Potter author was referred to as a ‘bigot’ during segment of show on Today FM

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

Oireachtas committee hears proposed Bill is ‘full of ambiguity’ and ‘ripe for interference’

The case was brought before Mullingar District Court by the Minister for Heritage on April 8th.

A truck was observed dumping soil material within the protected area on two dates

Dairy entrepreneur Maighread Barron on her Co Waterford farm launching Ifac’s annual farm report.

Just three-quarters of farmers said they will take a Covid-19 vaccine, major report shows

Dublin is far costlier than many other major European cities in which to rent property. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

New rankings show Hong Kong is most expensive place to rent despite Covid-19 drop

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe at  Government Buildings.

Provisional data for the year shows revenue decreased by €3.5bn, as spending ballooned

The growth projections were revealed at a webcast hosted by the PwC. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Main drivers are the ease of doing business and the range of products, according to PwC

What the site currently looks like

Site at Bradbury Place is the first acquisition in Northern Ireland for Elkstone Partners

Low budget airline Ryanair was down 3.5 per cent on Monday.

Dollar slipped and a gauge of global equity markets slid from record highs on Monday

Confirm investigator Dr Eoin O’Connell, UL president Prof Kerstin Mey, and Confirm director Prof Conor McCarthy.  Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

System designed to create ‘smarter factories’ by utilising the latest wireless technologies

Kevin Nowlan, chief executive of Hibernia Reit.

Sustainability statement aligns with Paris agreement, Irish property group says

Ruby Maher: ‘I’m asking all kids in Ireland to get involved in world Earth Day this year and spend even five minutes picking up litter around their own streets and roads’

Ruby Maher from Kildare appeals to young people to help protect the Earth

Transmission of Covid-19 within the school has not necessarily been established in these outbreaks. File photograph: Alan Betson

Majority of outbreaks occurred in private houses, while 25 reported in vulnerable communities

The woman was arrested as part of Operation Skein – an investigation into international invoice-redirect fraud being committed from Ireland. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Sixteenth person arrested in connection to scam gardaí believe totals €6.3 million

Dr Suzanne Crowe, newly elected president of the Medical Council

Incoming president says council acts as bridge between people and practitioners

Liz Canavan, assistant secretary general at the Department of An Taoiseach said: ‘If we can hold firm for a little bit longer, and if the health situation allows, a further of easing of restrictions will be considered from May 4th.’  File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government official urges vigilance while Nphet reports 423 Covid-19 cases and five deaths

The workforce expanded for only the second time in 13 months

Latest PMI survey data from AIB signalled rebound in Irish services output in March

Dublin noted the largest reduction in transaction activity nationally compared with 2019, with about 13,500 dwellings transacting last year, a fall of 22 per cent. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Home sales in final quarter of 2020 were strongest for more than a decade

Of those on the live register for March, 20,302, or 11.1 per cent, were under 25 years of age.

Number of people either on the live register or on the PUP stood at 617,441 in March

David Ross: “We’re incredibly happy with the way we have been able to adapt to our clients’ needs..”

Takeover of Arachas described as ‘an extraordinary transaction’

One major benefit to an energy retrofit is that a higher BER  generally translates to a higher resale value of the property. Photograph: Getty Images

SEAI said access to finance ‘can be a barrier’ to residential retrofitting as it approved fund

A dog waits for its owner as a member of  the National Ambulance Service waits to test the next member of the public  at the HSE walk-in Covid 19 testing centre in Balbriggan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Facilities aimed at asymptomatic cases but HSE official says people with symptoms used Tullamore centre

Ms Justice Mary Irvine of the High Court granted an application by the Medical Council to suspend Dr Gerard Waters.

High Court judgment to suspend Dr Gerard Waters is published

HSE chief executive  Paul Reid said people were ‘generally waiting their turn’ for the vaccine and ‘where there are breaches we treat them seriously’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

HSE amends vaccine appointments system after hundreds of double-bookings

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris.

Renewal applications for the 2021-22 academic year will open on Thursday

The Sipo report shows Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan were among the politicians who returned donations they received in 2019. Photograph: Julien Behal/ PA Wire

Taoiseach and Ryan among politicians who had to return donations to their parties

The HSE is also exploring whether a system of self-swabbing and self-testing for antigens can be rolled out in educational facilities – from crèches right up to third level – in order to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Self-testing for antigens to be explored in creches and schools

Contact tracers will ask people with Covid-19 who are classified as community transmission cases extra questions about events or places they were at in the seven days before their symptoms began. Photograph: Alan Betson

Contact tracers to investigate further in cases where source of infection is unknown

The announcement was made by the PTSB Group chairman Robert Elliott on Tuesday.

Both appointees have worked as non-executive directors as several other companies

Storage tanks at Tullow Oil’s Ngamia 8 drilling site in Lokichar, Turkana County, Kenya. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Company cut staff numbers, suspended dividend, and made a loss of $1.2bn during year

The Connor Pass in Dingle, Co Kerry, is a popular spot for tourists.

Allocation of €55m was allocated in Budget 2021 for a programme of tourism funding

Eight Fifty is a supplier of both branded and own-label seafood and pork

Irish-led private equity firm Capvest agrees to sale of Eight Fifty to producer Sofina Foods

Switzerland’s national flags fly beside the logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse in Zurich

Euronext Dublin ends the day down 0.6%, dragged by Paddy Power Betfair owner

The value of retail sales was 12.6%  higher in February than in January 2021

Volume increased in 10 business groups, with largest monthly rise in hardware

Both the grocery and other retail sectors declined by 8% during the week

Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe.

Interest rates will vary but will be lower than would otherwise be available in the market

Irish Ferries ship WB Yeats arrives into Dublin Port. Photograph: Niall Carson / PA Wire

Separately, Irish Ferries has also announced a new service on the Dover-Calais route

Cathal Friel, executive chairman   of Open Orphan, a European-focused, rare and orphan drug consulting services platform

Contract with US biotechnology company concerns a respiratory syncytial virus

A file image of Dr Ronan Glynn, deputy chief medical officer. Photograph: Collins

Coronavirus positivity in nursing homes is 0.18%, its second lowest level rate

A sign advertising an online click-and-collect shopping service  at a Tesco store.

Retailers claim current classification of essential retail goods is ‘fast becoming obsolete’

The Irish Examiner is the latest publication to introduce a subscription model, moving away from reliance on declining print revenues.

Editor Tom Fitzpatrick says move an important step for the 180-year-old publication

The emergency scheme was introduced by the Government almost a year ago.

Just over half of those on the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme owe money

Yew Grove completed its acquisition of the Millennium Park in Naas last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Yew Grove Reit chief financial officer says he hopes vaccination programme ‘speeds up’

Perigord provides packaging artwork services and software solutions for the life sciences industry.

Irish pharma labeller increased its valuation by 400% during period of investment

Just 5 per cent of Irish family businesses said Covid-19 has resulted in revenue increases. File photograph: iStock

Revenue down in two-thirds of family businesses, report on impact of Covid-19 finds

Hostelworld  said the near-term outlook for the travel industry “remains challenging and highly uncertain”

Company saw revenues and bookings collapse as travel and tourism came to a halt

The Central Bank.

Anti-money laundering and countering of financing of terrorism laws to be extended

Indeed president Chris Hyams at a press conference at recruitment company Indeed in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Research from jobs website Indeed shows a decline in interest in UK-based jobs

Ales Blazek is to become the new chief executive of KBC Bank Ireland.

Ales Blazek to replace Peter Roebben, who is to head up Bulgarian business

Sherry FitzGerald has announced plans to extend their network by a further 12 owned and franchised offices.

Company also appoints Shane Quinlan as new managing director of financial services

The Central Bank of Ireland.

Operational leasing assets have not declined as much as might be expected given Covid-19

Aldi said “ample parking facilities” will be provided for those driving or cycling to the store.

Another 50 jobs will be created during construction, which will see local investment

Dundrum Town Centre in Dublin

Shopping centre operator Hammerson to work on strategic and organisational review

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glyn said that signs of mobility across the population were low but were drifting upwards and that this was ‘a cause for concern’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Nphet letter to Minister warns epidemiological situation remains ‘very finely balanced’

Pictured at one of e-denderry’s monitored bins is Paul Delaney, sales director of Cellnex Ireland; and Catriona Hilliard, broadband/digital officer with Offaly County Council.

Project designed to help with litter collection, air quality and building management

Richie Hamilton, head brewer at Hope Beer.

Pandemic saw brewery output switch from 40% kegs for trade to primarily canned beer

Conroy Gold chairman Prof Richard Conroy: Firm’s gold exploration programme in Finland an extension of the company’s gold exploration programme in Ireland.

Scandinavian country a mining friendly region with highly prospective geology for gold

Revenue from Domino’s Irish operations was down slightly from £27.7m in 2019 to £26.8m.

Firm indicates business suffered in Republic over Covid impact and public health measures

People in Ireland could soon be able to book e-scooters through the taxi app Free Now.

Plan will initially launch in Germany after deal with micro-mobility operator Tier

One of the best performers on the day was Dalata, which owns the Clayton Hotel group

Global stocks rise in choppy trading following US Senate’s passage of $1.9tn stimulus bill

The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, are one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Photograph: Matjaz Boncina/iStock

European Commission says Covid has caused a ‘serious disturbance’ in the economy

A man’s body was found on Dublin’s Moore Street. File photograph: Google

Gardaí are investigating death, and postmortem is planned

Progress was mainly driven by the narrowing of the gender pay gap and a fall in the female unemployment rate.

PwC’s annual Women in Work Index shows Ireland has moved up four places in rankings

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