In a tight spot: Theresa May seems increasingly isolated, forced to make significant concessions to hard-line Brexiteers. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Business Week: housing, economy, big tech and bankers high on the list

After Brexit, the UK will no longer be included in the EU-US Open Skies agreement, which revolutionised aviation.

Irish Aviation Authority confirms that UK carriers will lose rights in hard Brexit

The highest house price growth was in Dublin city, at 14.6 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Residential Property Price Index shows prices up 77.7% compared with 2013 trough

Providence Resources chief executive Tony O’Reilly jnr. The company said there was renewed international interest in the Dunquin South area off the Kerry coast.

Dunquin South field off Kerry could be ‘world-class prospect’, company says

A Seanad committee has considered the status, treatment and use of   Amhrán na bhFiann in a new report.

Seanad committee has instead opted to introduce protocols on use of national anthem

Morgan McKinley chief executive Aldagh McDonogh (right); company founder Pat Fitzgerald (centre); and chief financial pfficer Shane Doherty (left).

Sectors hiring in the greatest numbers included healthcare and telecommunications

Ian Curley (right) previously served as chief financial officer of Smurfit Kappa Group, a FTSE 100 company.

Company to undertake ‘extensive review’ of its portfolio and development strategy

Airbnb has been told to modify the way it presents information on pricing from the initial search on their website. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

European Commission says online rental service must stop other ‘unfair practices’

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May  with US president Donald Trump at Chequers. Trump said May’s plans for a soft Brexit would “kill” any hopes of a trade deal with the US. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters.

Business Week: also in the news was the economy, the budget, Ryanair, and tourism

DCC chief executive Donal Murphy (left) said the acquisitions “significantly strengthen” the company. Photograph: Eric Luke

Firm announces acquisition of Stampede in US and Kondor in UK for combined €125

Katie Molony will be responsible for sales, marketing, editorial and audience development across Irish Studio.

Brands include Irish Tatler, U Magazine, Irish Tatler Man, Irish Central, FarePlate

Workers repair an oil well in Siberia. Photograph: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images

Energy index highlights maintenance on pipeline connecting UK to Europe

The UK remains the Republic’s largest export market, with more than a third of products bound for Britain. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Export results from Enterprise Ireland highlight efforts to reduce Brexit exposure

Ryanair said it had re-accommodated customers booked on 30 cancelled Ireland-UK flights and indicated it expected little disruption outside that.

Airline and union indicate willingness at talks to set up working group

More than 3.1 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport during June.

Fáilte Ireland appoints dedicated head of operations for Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Turmec specialises in the end-to-end design and build of complex waste separation and processing systems.

Private equity investor puts €4m into management buyout led by MD Brian Thornton

Richard Holmes has “vast experience” in banking and financial services worldwide, Ulster Bank said.

Bank says new non-executive director has ‘vast experience’ in global financial services

Neueda Technologies opted to locate its new engineering hub in Athlone after considering several international locations, the company’s founder, David Bole, said. Photograph: David Sleator

More than 70 staff already hired by Belfast-headquartered IT firm for midlands facility

Ryanair said the staff shortages caused delays to more than 1,000 (44 per cent) of its 2,327 flights on Sunday.

Airline says staff shortages in air traffic controllers across Europe causing disruption

Amryt Pharma chief executive Joe Wiley said the move was another step on the road as the company looked to make the drug available in more territories.

Drug treats rare condition which can lead to early blocking of arteries and heart attacks

Greencoat Renewables said it was “uniquely well positioned” to take advantage of growth in the secondary market for operating wind assets in Ireland. Photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

Company looks to take advantage of secondary market for wind assets in Republic

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary might sit out talks with pilots, having only recently said they “do not have a difficult job”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Business Week: also in the news was Brexit woes; housing crisis; and the economy

Sean Kelly, who owns Kelly’s Butchers in Newport, Co Mayo, said there was a ‘very big bounce’ for barbecue products.

Winners and losers: Some retailers faring better than others in hot weather conditions

Plumes of smoke billow from the Slieve Bloom mountains as gorse fires continue to burn. Photograph: Tom O'Hanlon

Fire fighters rescue baby fawn from blaze in Slieve Bloom Mountains as gorse fires burn

Pictured are Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed; and Antoinette McDonald and Christy Doherty from Axa. Photograph: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

Offerings will be available through branches, farm advisors, brokers and online

No sensitive personal data such as customers’ payment data, bank details or passwords was involved in the data breach, Harvey Norman said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Names, email addresses and phone numbers ‘may have been compromised’, firm says

Venn Life Science provides clinical trials services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Proceeds to be used for the acquisition by Venn Germany of CRM Biometrics

Irish services companies responded to increased demand by adding to headcounts at the fastest pace seen in 2018.

Improvement driven by stronger client demand, Investec’s PMI report shows

Representative group is also seeking a general cut in consumption taxes

From left are Michael Duffy, RDS chief executive, ‘Hey Luke’ and Henrich Anhold, Stablelab founder.

Stablelab founder Dr Heinrich Anhold said company has ‘ambitious plans’ for growth

Tullow Oil chief executive Paul McDade: he  said the company had so far performed strongly in 2018

Company ordered to pay Seadrill a contractual termination fee and other standby fees

The Harcourt Road office building in Dublin is due for completion in July and comprises 50,000sq ft of lettable space over seven floors.

Deal involves a 20-year lease at rent of €3m a year with no break options

House prices in Dublin have risen by an average of almost €155,000 above their low-point in 2012,  new figures show.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Daft report also shows that the number who think houses are good value has hit a record low

A spokeswoman for the Garda said the matter was being treated as a criminal damage issue. Photograph: Pantibar

Owner of popular gay bar calls on public to enjoy Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival on Saturday

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the Clonee area between 12pm and 1pm to contact them.

Security worker threatened with hammer in Clonee, Co Meath at lunchtime on Friday

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel and his British counterpart Theresa May exchanging  football jerseys. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

Business Week: also in the news were Michael Lowry’s conviction, the IMF in town and tax

Ulster Bank announced a new two year fixed rate mortgage of 2.3 per cent on Friday.

Paying through the nose for your mortgage? Read this before deciding what to do about it

Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Group representing Canadian businesses here highlight housing and infrastructure

 Chairman of Glenveagh John Mulcahy and  chief executive  Justin Bickle during the company’s agm on Friday.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Housebuilder issues trading update ahead of annual general meeting in Dublin on Friday

The market is struggling to provide quality large units on streets such as Grafton St, which are desired by new entrants.

Improvement in the economy has led to a loosening of the purse strings for consumers

Michael Fingleton objected to the inquiry hearing submissions in September because that’s his “holiday month”. File photograph: Alan Betson

‘I may have glanced at it,’ he says of letter received from financial regulator

Tina Roche, chief executive of the Community Foundation for Ireland (centre), at the 2018 annual Philanthropist of the  Year Awards. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Major new report finds funding was cut by up to 40%, while staffing levels fell by a third

More than a quarter of people surveyed were in favour of paying more taxes and increased spending on public services.

Survey from Taxback.com shows dissatisfaction with how Government uses resources

Seasonally adjusted, the volume of retail sales increased by 0.1 per cent in the month of May.

Sector with the largest monthly volume increase was hardware, paints and glass

Former presenters of RTÉ’s Six One News  – Bryan Dobson earned more than his co-anchor  Sharon Ní Bheolain

New legislation has come before Cabinet that would compel employers to reveal data

 Yazidi children fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State terror group in Sinjar town, Iraq, in August 2014. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Iraqi Kurdistan Letter: Flags fly widely to remind of region’s thirst for independence

Minister for Equality David Stanton: more measures are needed to increase the number of women in better paid roles.

If law is passed, employers will have to publish data on pay for men and women

Some farmers are supplementing grass with five kilos of meal. Photograph: iStock

Feed for farm animals a concern as grass has ‘almost stopped’ growing, industry warns

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with US president Donald Trump during the G7  meeting. Photograph: Jesco Denzel

Business Week: crunch time approaches for Brexit, and Republic back in the dock on tax

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Incident said to have occurred in the early hours of Tuesday

The national water utility said it would maintain full supply to Skerries for Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Irish Water to curtail supply in attempt to avert widespread water cuts for the area

Nine Lanyon Place, one of the most prominent office buildings in Belfast city centre

Causeway Asset Management leases Nine Lanyon Place to department of finance

Karelian Diamond Resources chairman Richard Conroy said the company was enthusiastic about its outlook. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Irish explorer to use funds to advance its drilling at Kuhmo in Finland

The company has “limited visibility” on bookings in the forthcoming peak season.

Feagal Mooney received total remuneration of €768,800 last year

Since the programme was launched in the UK seven years ago, more than 350 women and men have participated

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is seeking candidates for ‘back to work’ scheme

Pictured are PwC’s new partners, from left to right: John O’Loughlin (Tax), Shane McDonald (Assurance), Keith Connaughton (Tax), Aoife O’Connor (Assurance), Enwright De Sales (Tax), Kim McClenaghan (Advisory), Donal Boyle (Assurance), Colin Farrell (Tax) and Mairead Connolly (Tax).

Additions bring firm’s total partner numbers in the Republic to 116 from July 1st

Dr Trish Scanlan works with children suffering from cancer in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Irish doctor Trish Scanlan says US actions imperil a treatment plan for Tanzanian children

In 2007, Ahern pointed out that unemployment was at 4.2 per cent, while gross domestic product had grown by 5.3 per cent the year before.  Photograph: David Sleator

Business Week: also in the news was construction; Smurfit takeover bid; and Drumm

There was “prolific evidence” of mice droppings observed in the premises including on all food shelving in the Co Wexford premises.

Food Safety Authority orders 11 closures during May, the highest of the year so far

A file image of Dr Bassam Naser (51), of Howth Road, Sutton, who pleaded guilty to two charges of delivering an incorrect return. File photograph: Alan Betson

Bassam Naser of Sutton gets 16 months for failing to pay almost €100,000 in income tax

There are “ongoing concerns” about the safety of residents, risk management and staffing at the Lois Bridges centre, particularly in relation to seriously physically ill residents with anorexia nervosa. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Lois Bridges in Sutton criticised over staffing and safety by Mental Health Commission

Women from Ireland are continuing to contact online providers of abortion pills in large numbers.

Latest figures from the UK Department of Health show rate down from 3.5 to 3.1 per 1,000

Impression of the Central Plaza, formerly the Central Bank building

Central Plaza on Dame Street will accommodate more than 1,300 office workers

Whiskey distilleries are playing an ever more vital role within the Irish economy, according to Ilen River Partners. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Ilen River Partners announcement follows warning of a shortage from John Teeling

The report indicates that the rebound from the extreme weather conditions in March continued in May.

Latest PMI report from Investec shows rebound from extreme weather continued in May

Applegreen’s  CEO Bob Etchingham, chief operations officer Joe Barrett and chief financial officer Niall Dolan at the company’s agm. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Company also highlights rising fuel prices as having negative impact on its business

Smurfit Kappa, led by Tony Smurfit, rejected two bids from Memphis-based IP this year.

Irish packaging giant says it has ‘superior prospects’ as a standalone business

Twin sisters Mairead Manley (left) and Breda Kennedy, survivors of the Goldenbridge Magdalene laundry stand with president Michael D Higgins as Roseanna Murphy speaks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President apologises at Áras reception to women who worked in laundries

Larry Goodman’s (right) ABP Food Group has announced an investment of £17 million in its Perth processing plant.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Company has had a presence in Scotland since 1982 and acquired the facility in 1997

KBC Bank chief economist Austin Hughes said there were more positive than negative responses to all of the main elements of the survey. Photograph: Frank Miller

KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index increased to 106.7 in May from 104 in April

The survey uncovered that a “landslide” 65 per cent agreed a new tax on accumulated wealth should be imposed.

Survey finds strong majority favour taxing land (69%), property (57%) and shares (56%)

There were fears that if the outage was prolonged long queues would form and ATM machines would run out of money. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Outage on Friday caused havoc across Ireland and Europe for shoppers and businesses

Len O’ Hagan at the Independent News & Media agm in 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

State’s corporate watchdog has applied for the appointment of High Court inspectors

 US president Donald Trump placed tariffs of 25 per cent on steel and the 10 per cent levy on aluminium.

Business Week: Warnings from Soros and the OECD, and news on property

Rory McLoughney, sales and marketing director, Oscar Wilde Water. The company says it has seen significant growth in interest in its brand, both nationally and internationally

Borrisoleigh site in line for €3m investment with pledge to create 100 jobs over two years

Abbey chairman Charles Gallagher had said the Dublin-listed company would “probably do 80 plus” Irish sales.

Turnover ‘similar to last year’, when it amounted to €216.5m, trading update shows

Aviva said it would be writing to more than 250,000 customers joining from Friends First over the coming weeks.

Deal will boost insurer’s share of the State’s life and pensions market to 15%

Overall business conditions reached a three month high in the manufacturing sector during May. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Latest PMI report from Investec shows accelerated growth in new business during May

The National Competitiveness Council says the State “remains an expensive location” in which to do business. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Rents, cost of childcare and State’s infrastructure criticised in major report

Dr Lucy Johnstone, speaking at the Jigsaw Exchange that took place at the Mansion House today. Photograph:  Darren Kinsellla

New research advocates less medicalised approach to mental health

Murdoch MacLennan, chairman of Independent News and Media, with board member Mary Gallagher at the company’s agm in Dublin this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chairman of both Scottish league and media company attacked over ‘conflict of interest’

Dublin airport accounted for 87 per cent of all air passengers.

Heathrow, Gatwick and Amsterdam Schipol most popular routes from Dublin, says CSO

The Department of Foreign Affairs has appealed to people to renew passports online.

Government says UK’s exit from the bloc has ‘undoubtedly’ influenced spike in demand

Three out of four dentists who completed the survey said they would like to leave the scheme within five years. Photograph: Frank Miller

Survey finds 97% of dentists lack confidence in Dental Treatment Services Scheme

In terms of outlook, Met Éireann said Wednesday will be mainly dry with sunny spells.

Western counties forecast to have best of conditions on Tuesday

Businessman Denis O’Brien who owns just under 30 per cent of Independent News and Media. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA WIRE

Business Week: Also in the news were budget projections, economic warnings, and company expansions

Smurfit Kappa said it had struck a deal to acquire Dutch company Reparenco, saying it was a “strong strategic fit” with its existing European businesses. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Deal comes as packaging giant faces pressure to enter tie-up talks with International Paper

Tom and Padraig Hennessy of Terra Liquid Minerals in Kildare, which won the 2018 National Enterprise Award.  Photograph: Martina Regan

Terra Liquid Minerals, which was set up by two brothers in 2012, won overall prize

The total value of debit card point of sale spending was 3.4 times the value of credit card expenditure

Debit card expenditure abroad was €1.1bn, which was an increase of 24% on 2017 figure

Smurfit Kappa chief executive Tony Smurfit: he  said the acquisition of Reparenco would bring value for shareholders

Dutch paper and recycling business ‘will complement’ packaging giant’s operations

M&S is one of the UK’s leading retailers, offering own-brand food, clothing and home products in its 1,433 stores worldwide and online.

Retailer is revamping its business to try and stem the bleeding

Britvic’s brand portfolio includes Fruit Shoot, Robinsons, Tango, J2O, Teisseire and MiWadi

Drinks group says Republic’s take-home soft drinks category was up 6% during first half

Former Fine Gael minister Gemma Hussey told women at a meeting about the Eighth Amendment there has been ‘a long list of bills and inquiries and tragedies‘ since it was introduced. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Women discussed political climate in 1983 when Eighth Amendment was voted in

Genesys provides an application called PureCloud, which is designed to ensure teams are equipped with all the information available about a customer’s history. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Customer service technology firm introduces PureCloud Voice to the Republic

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting  British prime minister Theresa May on May 17th on the sidelines of an EU and Western Balkan heads-of-state summit in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph: AP Photo

Business Week: also in the news were warnings on the economy and property

The planned new development by Google on the Boland’s Quay site

Tech giant will invest €300m in development of the site as it expands its EMEA head office

Overall, the Republic has moved up three places to sixth in the rankings since last year.

European Commission published 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index on Friday

Google boss Sundar Pichai has been named the world’s most reputable chief executive.

A study by the Reputation Institute has ranked the top ten chief executives

Both Apple and the Government are appealing the ruling on the grounds that Apple’s tax treatment was in line with Irish and European Union law.

European Commission ruled in 2016 that the State gave Apple €13bn in illegal tax aid

Former INM chief executive Robert Pitt,  and former INM chairman Leslie Buckley, at last year’s AGM. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Company chairman Murdoch MacLennan issues statement ahead of Friday’s AGM

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