Doe anyone like robots, wonders John Holden.

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Sterling jumped on Tuesday on news of the draft deal, but fell back on Wednesday morning before rising slightly, reflecting the markets uncertainty on where its current volatility will end up

Markets nervous about UK parliament vote on the issue and how the Brexiteer wing of the Conservatives will react to the draft deal

Growth in construction continued in October but the pace of expansion slowed to its lowest rate in more than three years, the latest figures show.

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 Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland, talks to Ciarán Hancock. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

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Brexit has hurt Irish business confidence.

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Who were the sectoral winners and losers in Paschal Donohoe’s Budget 2019?

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will give his Budget 2019 speech on tuesday at 1pm.

News, comment, analysis, live blog, video and social media, plus your budget questions answered

Chris Horn column is  on being, and remaining, human as the opportunities to enhance our bodies become reality.

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 The Apollo House site on Tara and Poolbeg streets.

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An artist’s impression of how the Guinness site may be developed.

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‘Buoyed’ by Michael Quane at the RHA exhibition.

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Coca-Cola’s British and Irish subsidiary has signed a new three-and-a-half-year sponsorship with the English Premier League.

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Growth in construction continued through August, despite slowing slightly on the previous month.

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Can advertising standards keep up with the Kardashians?

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Eason is to sell its flagship store in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

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Dutch financial group Rabobank is advancing plans to sell off the remaining €3.2 billion loans at its former ACC Bank unit in Ireland at a deep discount, having reclassified the distressed portfolio on its books in recent months.

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It’s been a bad week for Facebook and Google, writes Karlin Lillington.

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Ireland needs to prepare a fast-evolving labour market s over 60 per cent of current school-goers will end up in jobs that do not exist today, according to business lobbying group Ibec.

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TDs will quiz Revenue officials on Thursday about the €2.3 billion in unpaid tax debt due to the Exchequer at the end of March last year.

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Dublin is now more expensive than Paris and tops the euro zone league, according to Mercer..

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Apple CEO Tim Cook in Dublin. He says the company ‘is committed’ to Ireland.

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe could wind up State assets agency Nama in 2020, despite hints from the organisation’s chairman Frank Daly (above) that its work should continue for several years.

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IDA Ireland is looking to position the State as a leading centre for blockchain, the much-hyped technology that is expected to have a huge impact on the way businesses across multiple sectors operate.

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Cantillon: A cruel irony for Sammon.

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An artist’s impression of what the Cherrywood town centre  in south Dublin could look like.

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Hamburg makes history by banning diesel cars and trucks.

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Aryzta, whose stock plunged on Thursday, owns the Cuisine de France brand.

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Freight in Dublin port. Border delays and additional red tape could cut trade in goods between Ireland and the UK, new research has found.

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Who’s who in The Irish Times Top 1000 2018?

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Business minister Heather Humphreys has warned that the situation regarding Aughinish Alumina in Limerick remains “critical” as she held a series of meetings with senior figures in the Trump administration including commerce secretary Wilbur Ross.

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Stockbroking and investment services group Cantor Fitzgerald’s Irish unit has agreed to buy Merrion Capital in a deal worth up to €18 million, as the industry prepares for a wave of consolidation amid rising regulatory and compliance costs.

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Major expansion for  Smyths on the cards.

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The Revenue collected almost €500 million following tax audits and moves to ensure tax compliance in 2017 and is pushing ahead with a major investigation of offshore tax evasion

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Punchestown Racecourse has invested €4 million in a new stand that it plans to open on the first day of its annual festival next week.

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Arnotts is to get an €11 million refurbishment.

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Dublin beats all the UK’s cities in best-place-to-live survey.

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Punters at Cheltenham, which is the subject of our Inside Business podcast.

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Dublin businesses face losing €5 million a day in turnover due to the snow. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

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The Mobile World Conference begins on Monday.

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Are Strategic Development Zones and fast-track planning easing the administrative bottlenecks which delay house building?

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The British curling team in action at the Winter Olympics.

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Dublin rents are only going one way, a new survey finds.

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The future’s so bright we gotta wear shades.

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Digicel chairman Denis O’Brien says Brexit is “Dunkirk without ships”.

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Can executives still get away with the L’Oréal defence?

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Cantillon muses on just what is Richard Branson selling these days.

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Ciara O’Brien previews   the 2018 CES in Las Vegas.

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Central Bank fails to meet key target of its own.

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EuroMillions winner Dolores McNamara invested in Detroit property.

Budget 2018; Chris Johns on Brexit; what you need to read before you die

Pilita Clark wonders why on earth successful women keep mum about their children at work.

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Moya Doherty is the subject of our interview this week.

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An artists impression of what the Blackrock Shopping Centre will look like.

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Paris Hilton takes a selfie with a fan in Dublin in 2006. Did she really invent the phenomenon of our times?

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Brown Thomas gears up for Christmas.

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It’s Monday. You’re sick yet  you’re on your way in to work. Pilita Clark’s advice, however,  is to stay in bed.

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The tracker mortgage scandal continues apace:  stay informed  with the latest  news, analyisis and opinion.

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Robert Pitt is to leave INM on Friday.

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Glenveagh Properties sees religious orders selling or entering joint ventures to develop more than €500 million of land that could be built on over the next five years.

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The historic front entrance to the St jame’s Gate site in the Liberties.

Diageo seeking partner for 12.6-acre project in heart of Dublin

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