Dermot Desmond owns 30 per cent of Mountain Province Diamonds.

Company cites market sentiment, prices and bad weather

Appliances Delivered has told its customers that all orders on white goods made before it announced its closure will be honoured. Photograph: iStock

Appliancesdelivered.ie had accumulated losses of €5.5m and was ‘not sustainable’

Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero is  an animated production about a dog that became a first World War US army sergeant.

Talks ongoing for debt-for-equity swap with Irish and US backers after US box office sales disappoint

INM is believed to be preparing to implement a paywall on its website early next year

Staff meeting with publisher Peter Vandermeersch express unease over redundancies

If  Dermot Desmond  hasn’t invested for love, or for money, then it must be for the punishment. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

For love or money? Billionaire financier’s football investments show his emotional side

A surge in sterling and the rally in Britain’s domestically exposed stocks also fizzled. Photograph: Bloomberg

Irish banks give up some gains of recent days as AIB down 3.6% and BofI slides almost 1%

Fáilte Ireland’s remit includes responsibilities such as product development at home and the marketing of domestic tourism.

Tourism Ireland complains to Government over sister agency’s plans

 Apple provided the biggest boost to the  S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Photograph: AFP

Iseq up close to 4 per cent with banks leading the way

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe delivered a budget that prompted “little cribbing and moaning . . . more a general air of acceptance.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Caveat: Prompt action in emergencies contrasts with sloth in dealing with chronic problems

Claire McAree: ‘There is a shortage of people on this island who know anything at all about tariffs. It’s a minefield. It could be problematic. But we’ll cope.’

State uses Budget 2020 to draw battle lines with €220m package to support the economy

Derbyshire-based Matthew Walker dominates the seasonal pudding market through most major retailers including Lidl and Waitrose, and and has sales of about €40 million.

Dublin-based company recently bought Kettle crisps British operation

An industry representative said Minister for Tourism Shane Ross had ‘failed again’ for not getting last year’s VAT move reversed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Budget 2020: Confusion over whether there were two funds clarified by department

Increases to tax credits for the self-employed, as well as measures to help SMEs retain staff, were welcomed.

Budget 2020: failure to increase tax relief on capital gains criticised

A new €500,000 investment limit is also being introduced, but only for EIIS funding from “investors who are prepared to invest... for ten years or more”.

Budget 2020 incentives: tax relief can also be claimed in full in the year of investment

Some of the €40 million for tourism will be used to advertise in Britain key attractions like the Cliffs of Moher .

Budget 2020: Overall war chest of €1.2bn earmarked for expenditure around UK’s exit

The group now operates only in Ireland and Spain, effectively abandoning the British market after 32 years.

Group now operates only in Ireland and Spain, after closing British stores

The Cliffs of Moher,  in Co Clare, are one of the country’s biggest tourism visitor attractions.

Industry fears end of seven-year expansion may be looming

Rory McIlroy in action at the K Club in Straffan, Co Kildare, in May 2016. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Michael Smurfit-owned complex valued at €65.1m, as sales fall by 7% to just over €17.5m

 Democratic presidential candidate senator Elizabeth Warren has specifically threatened to go after Facebook, Google and Amazon, which all have major operations in Dublin. Photograph:   Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Senator’s plan to ‘break up’ Facebook, Google and Amazon creates dilemma for State

Airbus shares rebounded on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

Airbus and spirits makers among stronger European performers to buck negative trend

Stephen Brewer, who is now the managing director of Magnet Networks, says he thinks he ‘can help Obelisk get bigger and better, as management looks to take the business on to the next stage’.

Veteran telco executive will help guide group as it ties down new contracts

Dave Lewis: departure is a surprise. Photograph: Reuters

Supermarket giant says incumbent Dave Lewis will exit next summer

“The ‘always on’ culture exists in many workplaces, and there are very few protections against it.” Photograph: Getty Images

Unions point to increasingly routine after-hours work contact, often via company smartphones

The Dylan Hotel in Dublin. “New hotels facilitate the expansion of the tourism industry, one of the purest export industries we have.”

Councillors play to the Twitter gallery as they deprive communities of investment

Former interim chief executive of Eircom Cathal Magee has lodged a case against the company now trading as Eir in the High Court. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cathal Magee hires top employment lawyer to file High Court action

The judge granted Nigeria’s request for a stay on any asset seizures while its legal challenge is pending. Photograph: iStock

Legal battle with African nation relates to failed deal to develop a gas plant in 2010

The five-star K Club in Co Kildare hosted the Ryder Cup golf tournament in 2006

Michael Fetherston is the preferred bidder to buy resort put up for sale last year for €80m

Tesco has adopted UN sustainable development goal 12.3, which calls for a reduction by half in farm-to-fork food waste over the next decade. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Irish firms including Aryzta and Keelings join retailer’s scheme to reduce waste by 50%

 The volume of house sales nationally rose  1.2%  to 25,192 over the first six months of the year, although the value of those transactions was down on the same period last year by 0.6% at €7.2bn. Photograph: Getty Images

Rise in supply and impact of Central Bank rules drive buyers from capital

Navy and Notre Dame face off in a 2012 match in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

College football series in Ireland is about a lot more than just big business

German sausage. Brexit will mean opportunities for German and Irish exporters.

UK’s exit present opportunities for indigenous companies and German producers, study finds

Quinn Industrial Holdings senior executives Kevin Lunney, Liam McCafferty and Dara O’Reilly, who have been subjected to threats and intimidation over the past three years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Caveat: Where was the State response to threats to Quinn Industrial Holdings executives?

Politicians from across the political divide condemned the abduction and beating of Kevin Lunney, who was found hours after the assault across the Border in Cavan. File photograph: PA

Locals condemn Border area attack by assailants on Quinn Industrial Holdings chief

Kevin Lunney (pictured in Dublin last May) sustained a broken leg and other severe injuries after being abducted in the Border area on Tuesday. File image: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Death threat was sent to Kevin Lunney’s company four months before attack

BP fell 1.4% as crude prices dropped. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

BP falls 1.4% as crude prices drop amid reports Saudi oil supply could recover in weeks

Dermot Desmond:  The liquidator, Declan De Lacy, said that QED is a solvent liquidation and that ‘all creditors will be paid’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Businessman used financial advice firm for investments and to buy debts linked to FAI

Neil Naughton: ‘Myself and my brother Fergal will work very closely together and we both have the same ambitions for the business, although we have different skillsets.’

Founder’s son had been deputy chairman of the electrical goods maker since 2010

Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev calls for more transparency over tax avoidance.

One-time oligarch controls Independent and London Evening Standard titles in UK

The Bernard Shaw  on South Richmond Street, Dublin. The pub  only came into being because of one economic cycle, and it will go out because of another.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Caveat: reaction to pub shutting down proves there is emotion in bars but little in business

Building materials giant CRH, which has extensive US interests, was up 1.5% to €31.01.

Markets report: All eyes now on the ECB’s monetary policy meeting on Thursday

The largest individual settlement on the tax defaulters list for the three months to the end of June was for Michael P Doyle, a website consultant based in Ranelagh in Dublin.

Largest settlement of €888,000 was made by website consultant in Ranelagh

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange   in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

German Dax rises to six-week high as Iseq falls by almost a third of 1% on thin trading volumes

RTÉ recently sold a chunk of its campus in Donnybrook. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Selling Donnybrook, relocating and resetting could be an option for broadcaster

West Cork Distillers also makes gin under the name of Graham Norton, the Cork-born BBC presenter

Distiller has also secured backing from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

China’s move to boost bank lending outweighed data showing slower-than-expected US job growth. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

In Dublin, the Iseq index finished the session up 0.5%

Poul-Erik Larsen, Jysk’s expansion director, said the Naas store opening was “among our top five best openings in our last financial year”, when Jysk opened about 105 new stores across its network.

Director says chain would open new stores ‘one per month’ if they could find the sites and says in Dublin rents are higher than in(...)

 Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee at the ‘Getting Your Business Brexit Ready’ campaign launch this week. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

All the EI checklists in the world won’t make a difference to the preparedness of most Irish businesses

Simon Coveney: “We face difficult choices in the context of how we introduce a checking system [on the southern side].” Photograph: PA

Tánaiste says negotiations to be held directly with European Commission

Karl  Brophy said Red Flag Consulting expects to win more business lobbying European authorities in Brussels. Photograph: Collins

‘Significant uptick’ in clients from Asia, Africa and South America

More than four in every five bottles of wine are sold in the off-trade in the State, confirming the drink’s propensity as a favourite of home drinkers

Irish Wine Market report shows consumption per capita across State fell 3.6% last year

European stocks gained some ground after Reuters reported that European Central Bank policymakers are leaning towards a stimulus package that includes a rate cut.

Markets report: Stocks gained ground after reports the ECB is leaning towards a stimulus package that includes a rate cut

Heidelberg, Germany  –  construction site during earthmoving works with a new Liebherr excavator in the foreground

Family-owned company recorded 60% increase in operating profits to almost €900,000

Authorities  on the island nation of Antigua & Barbuda have agreed to extend Digicel’s licences. Photograph: Ken Cedeno/Digital/Corbis via Getty Images

Denis O’Brien-owned company agrees to yield a portion of its spectrum to state-owned rival

The deal includes the Kettle and Go Pure snack brands, as well as Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn

Acquisition is the 12th in the nine years since it was founded

 Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari this week ordered the country’s financial police to investigate the circumstances of the original deal. Photograph:  Ben Curtis/AP

P&ID won $9.6bn UK court judgment against Nigerian government over failed gas deal

Property developer Deirdre Foley.

Natrium sold department store to Press Up Entertainment for €63 million

Flexible and home working arrangements can bring positives, but on the other hand they can also blur the lines between work and home life

Government urged take action on legal ‘right to disconnect’ from work after hours

Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a criminal investigation into the awarding of the 2010 contract.   Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Backed by hedge funds and armed with lawyers, Irish-backed firm P&ID is running an insurgent campaign for payment

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Nigeria’s economic and financial crimes commission, its national intelligence agency and the police to investigate the circumstances of the 2010 deal. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Collapsed deal has left the African nation with a $9bn legal judgment

Bank of Ireland said it was ‘the intention’ that the loans will be serviced by Link ASI, an agent that services other loan portfolios for Cerberus. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Lender sells block of non-performing loans to Cerberus unit at 40% discount to face value

Olivia Lynch, partner at KPMG: “A hard Brexit is terrible, but not preparing for it is just as bad.”

‘Wall of money looking for investments’ in Ireland, KPMG partner says

Olivia Lynch, partner at KPMG: “A hard Brexit is terrible, but not preparing for it is just as bad.”

‘Wall of money looking for investments’ in Ireland, KPMG partner says

About €1 billion should be diverted into a Brexit fund, to pay for staff training, grants and a “customs voucher scheme” for companies dealing with customs for the first time. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Budget should prepare economy for ‘shock’, says British Irish Chamber of Commerce

By Tuesday afternoon, equity indexes on Wall Street had given up earlier gains amid uncertainty over the prospects for a US-China trade deal.

Markets report: Wall Street slips amid uncertainty over prospects for US-China deal

The Irish Tatler magazine was recently revamped. Irish Tatler Man and U Magazine both ceased publication in print last summer.

Kilcullen Kapital Partners bought the Post last year

Dealz sells a range of goods including cut-price groceries, stationery and general merchandise.

Retailer has 66 stores already operating

Businessman Seán Quinn, whose family formerly controlled Q City, an $80 million technology park in Hyderabad in India. Photograph: Collins

Full hearing over technology park formerly controlled by Quinns expected within months

A major push towards legalisation here may come from US and Canadian cannabis corporations who view Ireland as a jump-off point into the EU market. Photograph:  Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Legalisation is coming, no matter what Irish policymakers may say now

Rye River co-founder Niall Phelan has joined Toronto outfit Province Brands, which is hoping to raise up to €70 million by the end of the year to fund its commercial launch in Canada, the US and Europe. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Province Brands wants to launch some of its products in Ireland next year

The agreement was meant to see P&ID build a gas refinery in in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar.  Photograph: /AFP/Getty Images

The UK court judgment gives Process and Industrial Developments the right to seek the seizure of Nigerian state assets

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 19th.  Technology stocks were leading indexes higher on Wall Street after the US gave Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. Photograph: AP Photo/Richard Drew

Stock market in Dublin rises but still lags performance of European peers

Extinction Rebellion protesters in Birmingham where they intermittently blocked traffic using Bristol Road.  Photograph:  Jacob King/PA Wire

It is a fact that if people do less and use less, then GDP will fall

Dermot Desmond owns close to 30% of Mountain Province Diamonds.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mountain Province Diamonds has seen price fall below key $1 mark

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

In Dublin, the Iseq index ended the session in the black, but lagged its European peers with an increase of just 0.15%

A selection of Kettle crisps, which are set to be acquired by Irish food group Valeo from the Campbell Soup company.

Irish food group in exclusive talks with Campbell Soup to buy UK and Ireland arm of company behind Metcalfe popcorn

Gordon Dunne, far left, has already stepped away from his duties at the Mater hospital in Dublin. An interim chief executive, Alan Sharp, has been appointed. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gordon Dunne, who was appointed in 2015, will officially leave his position at the end of August

The Q City business park in Hyderabad, India, which has been seized by local authorities from IBRC

Tax authority division said it took control under laws regulating movement of assets out of India

UFC fighter Conor McGregor, Virgin group founder Richard Branson and MC Alan Shortt on stage at Convention Centre Dublin during Pendulum Summit 2018. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Accounts for Pendulum Events and Training show accumulated profit of more than €2.2m

There is still confidence builders will get busier over the next 12 months. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ulster Bank PMI index was 51.4 in July, down from 53.1 in June as Brexit looms

Larry Goodman:  it is at his exploits in the healthcare industry, the trio of Irish private hospitals in which he is involved, where we have witnessed the full breadth of his approach to business. File photograph: Alan Betson

Whether it’s a beef with farmers or at his hospitals, he remains the busiest of Irish billionaires

 Larry Goodman:  reached an agreement last year to buy out Sean Mulryan’s one-third stake, which would give him majority control of the hospital. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall

Goodman associate wants board to replace chief executive Eamonn Fitzgerald

US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan

Markets report: London’s FTSE 100 closes sharply lower, its sixth session in the red

 Irish sales of Domino’s Pizza rose 8.5 per cent in the first half of the year to €35.4 million. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

CEO to retire as company hit by losses in European business

Tourists examine sand sculptures in Dublin Castle in 2012. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Caveat Footnote: Tourists from outside the UK being targeted

Murdoch MacLennan, Paul Vickers, Mary Gallagher and Michael Doorly, all of INM, leave the  Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

Court’s rubber-stamping of takeover by Mediahuis starts new chapter for media group

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary introducing two new routes to Bydgoszcz and Gdansk at a news conference in 2007. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Caveat: With his aura of invincibility dimmed, Ryanair chief is well out of his comfort zone

Republic  soccer players Seamus Coleman and Robbie Brady. Three is the biggest sponsor of the FAI.    Photograph: Inpho

Active customer base up by 7% to 2.3m in first half as earnings rise 4% to €98m

INM shareholders last month overwhelmingly backed the Mediahuis buyout

Mediahuis’s €145.6m acquisition of INM was given the green light earlier this week

In his legal letter, Eamonn Fitzgerald said he was approached by Larry Goodman (above) with a buyout offer that would allow him to afford ‘significant lifestyle changes’. File photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Letter to board claims Larry Goodman has agreed to buy out developer Sean Mulryan, giving him majority control of group

Traders work after the opening bell at the NYSE on July 29th. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

Markets report: Aryzta continues slide in Dublin; Bank of Ireland, Ryanair fall

Gert Ysebaert, CEO and Thomas Leysen, chairman, Mediahuis. The Government must formally approve all media mergers in the State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Belgian group gets the green light ahead of INM application seeking High Court approval

Jorge Mendez with Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo’s son Cristiano Jr and his mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro,  at a ceremony in 2015 to celebrate Ronaldo becoming Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Former ITI president Michael Mullins appointed to boards of Gestifute’s Dublin cog

William Fry has recruited about eight new partners in the last 12 months. Photograph: iStock

Matheson and DLA Piper among companies partners are moving to

The Longford Forest centre has 500 lodges and apartments, 10 restaurants and cafes, retail outlets, a spa and indoor water park.

Complex with 500 lodges opens to the public on Monday

“Imagine if most businesses didn’t accept cash. A digital footprint of your every move and whim in life would be left somewhere in the cloud.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Caveat: Cash we are told is no longer king, but let’s not consign it to history just yet

Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug at Clara GAA grounds. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

‘I didn’t know if I’d ever be good enough to win something like this,’ says humble champion

Facebook is among the tech giants set to report results this week.

Market report: Facebook, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet set to report results

Institute of Directors in Ireland finds men are much more likely to be approached by a board acquaintance than women.

Institute of Directors warns on gender issues, succession and recruitment for boards

Andrew Keating, announced he was stepping down as chief financial officer at Bank of Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

BoI implies pay may have been a factor in chief financial officer’s decision to leave

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