Darryl McNally, the company’s master distiller.

The company reported a €1.13m loss for year ending in March 2018

Yew Grove’s IPO last June: the company said it had now fully invested the €75 million generated from its flotation.

All resolutions at real estate investor’s agm approved unanimously

In March, Bank of Ireland announced plans to refinance a basket of its non-performing Irish mortgages worth about €375 million. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

State’s largest domestic bank could raise as much as £350m

David Whelan, chief executive, and Sandra Whelan, chief operating officer, of VR Education. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

VR Education’s Apollo 11 experience will be incorporated into centre’s attractions

In a major speech to the  Irish Tax Institute/Harvard Kennedy Centre tax conference in Dublin, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe expressed serious reservations over proposals by some countries to introduce a minimum effective corporate tax rate. Photograph: Alan Betson

Paschal Donohoe sets out Irish red lines on OECD proposals

Andrew Burke: “The key thing is that you’d expect to see a few world class business schools with that level of industry.” Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

A buoyant business school market is important for Ireland INC, says dean

The future is where money can be made and lost and by trying to predict what it will bring has long been the way. But what if that isn’t the best way?

Taking place on 23rd May, the forum emphasises the importance of business of now

A driver simulation test in Sensum’s lab. Photograph: Sensum

Psychology graduates aiming to enable cars to pick up on emotions and other states

The National Lottery paid out more than €453 million in prizes last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last year proved a record year for prizes with 24 millionaires created

Spending in the retail sector grew particularly rapidly in March, rising 18 per cent, or by €259 million, compared to the same month in 2017.

Transactions in the first quarter amounted to €17.2 bn, up 9%

Britvic said it remained confident that further progress would be made in the remainder of its financial year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Britvic group performance sees revenue and profit rise almost 5 per cent

C&C reported a flat performance in Bulmers, but margins improved and the brand stabilised. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Group reports revenue of €1.57 billion for full financial year

Jamie  Oliver said on Tuesday thanked staff and  suppliers ‘who have put their hearts and souls into this business for over a decade’. File photograph: Lex Van Lieshout/EPA

Irish Jamie’s Italian franchise operation in Dundrum is not affected by mass closures

Photograph: iStock

Kyne has been acquired by a division of UK-listed Huntsworth

Photograph: iStock

Group plots dual Nasdaq listing to create enlarged rare disease company

Photograph: Newraypics.com

Newry company recorded a series of contract wins during the year

UDG Healthcare chief executive Brendan McAtamney. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Healthcare service provider acquiring US and UK companies for up to $106m

Bus Éireann ’s Expressway service turned a profit last year and will be the focus of improving the company’s position. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland’s largest public transport operator shrinks its annual deficit to €6.3 million

The Mazars survey found that awareness of anti-bribery and corruption legislation enacted in 2018 is “worryingly low”.  Photograph: iStock

Mazars report finds average loss due to fraud exceeds €10,000

London Irish chief executive Brian Facer: ‘The most important thing for any rugby club is to succeed on the pitch.’ Photograph: Lee Christiansen

Interview: the club’s CEO has rugby in his genes, and bigger ambitions for its future, with high-profile signings including Seán O(...)

Paddy Jackson moved to France after he was let go by Ulster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Club ‘fairly sure’ they are comfortable with who he’ll be, says chief Brian Facer

BT  entered Ireland in 2000 through the acquisition of a controlling stake in Esat Digifone

Award will be dependent on company’s performance in previous year

If the responsibility for a raft of “essential services” was shared by market share, Eir would be on the hook for about 41 per cent.

Telco argues the the regulator has left it with an unfair burden

The total available capacity of the Republic’s wind energy is now 3,700 MW. Photograph: iStock

Total capacity in Republic enough to power about 2.2m homes annually

SMEs account for 65 per cent of the State’s employees and contribute 31 per cent of exports

Report also suggests entrepreneurial education and supports for female entrepreneurs

Global markets remained on alert over a trade war between the two superpowers China and the US. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP

Iseq underperforms peers and Paddy Power Betfair down 1% as name change agreed

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, is leading the mission alongside Minister of State, Pat Breen. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Enterprise Ireland and IDA organising open networking sessions

The value of goods exports in March was €11.8 billion, representing a 4 per cent increase on the same month in 2018.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Seasonally adjusted trade surplus fell to €4.09 billion in March

Compared with the peak of the housing boom in 2007, prices are still 18.6 per cent lower, with Dublin off by more than 22 per cent. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Prices have risen 3.9 per cent over the past 12 months

Stuart Fitzgerald, managing director of Leon Ireland, pictured at the launch of the first Irish Leon restaurant  in Temple Bar. Photograph: Julien Behal

Healthy fast-food chain establishes in Temple Bar

Photograph: iStock

Businesses more cautious as they defer investment and hiring decisions

Aer Lingus says an Airbus A320 aircraft was damaged at Dublin Airport on October 16th, 2017, “when an unsecured unit load device container . . . struck one of the engines on the aircraft”.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

UPS, Sky Handling Partner and DAA are named defendants to the legal case

Housing was the sector that recorded the fastest rise in activity in April. Photograph: iStock

Ongoing increases in demand for construction work ahead of Brexit helped the sector

Photograph: iStock

Pilot scheme indicated users borrowed average of €10,000 for home improvement

The average rent price listed on Daft.ie is now €337 higher per month than the previous peak in 2008 and almost €625 higher than the lower seen in late 2011. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

About 80,000 homes needed in Dublin alone to stop rent increases, says expert Ronan Lyons

MetLife’s New York headquarters. While MetLife would not comment on the redundancy plans, it was keen to highlight its commitment to the Republic.  Photograph: iStock

US life assurance group understood to be seeking cost efficiencies at European HQ

US stocks were under pressure on Friday as worries about US-China trade persisted. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Iseq flat on the day, with low volume, while early feelgood factor wears off in London

The IMF  flagged that “most” of the additional corporate tax revenue was used to fund spending overruns in healthcare and offset income tax reductions. Photograph: iStock

Report also suggests further limits to consumer borrowing

Intercom chief executive Eoghan McCabe: “In the early years of the company I demonstrated some poor judgment.” Photograph: Martin Lacey

Intercom chief Eoghan McCabe spoke to staff after harassment allegations reported

Tralee, by Jack Butler Yeats. Put on the market at €250,000 some time ago, the painting failed to sell in London. However, it subsequently sold for €180,000 in Ireland.

With values still down by about 40 per cent - and sometimes more - on Celtic Tiger highs, Irish art can offer an opportunity to th(...)

Up to 70 jobs are to go at the Mondelez confectionary plant in Coolock in north Dublin as part of a major restructuring. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Owner Mondelez to cut workforce but is investing €15m in north Dublin factory

Higher accommodation costs led to an increase in the consumer price index. Photograph: iStock

Consumer prices up 1.7% in 12 months to April

Photograph: iStock

Deal with Epiris expected to close by second half of this year

Nissan held the largest individual brand market share at 10.9 per cent in April. Photograph: Getty Images

April increase of 20% marks reversal in recent trend

A compute-generated image of one of the Marlin Hotel’s bedrooms in Dublin

Rates at €55m property to start at €199

Grafton Group chief executive Gavin Slark. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Revenues rose by 6.1% to £962m in first four months of 2019 on buoyant economy and good weather

The five-star Powerscourt hotel sold for €50 million in the quarter

Vast majority of rooms under construction in Dublin, Cushman & Wakefield data finds

The Savoy cinema on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Accumulated profits at company with 21 cinemas exceeds €10m

Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Iseq underperformed European peers, remains flat on day of low volumes

Gene Murtagh: he said Kingspan had a healthy project pipeline and intended to deploy up to €500m this year

Group says after its agm that it will ‘consider’ shareholder pay concerns

Dalata controls the Clayton and Maldron hotel brands.

Broker raises target share price of Republic’s largest hotelier to €7.50

Energia’s new bioenergy plant will be fully operational by the end of 2019. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Energy provider in the throes of €50m investment on a new bioenergy plant in Dublin

Photograph: iStock

Exposure to real estate lending amongst banks accounts for 70% of lending balances

Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Lease revenue dipped 4% in the first three months of the year

Total Produce chairman Carl McCann said trading so far in 2019 had been “satisfactory”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish fruit and vegetable producer acquired Dole Foods for $300m at beginning of 2018

Photograph: Dave Meehan

Fashion retailer embarking on ‘thorough review’ to ensure problems don’t arise again

Dublin Airport’s second terminal: The European Investment Bank previously provided the DAA with €260 million to fund the terminal two project at Dublin.

Airport paid €40m dividend to the State on profits of €133m

Shannon Group, which also controls Shannon Commercial Properties and Shannon Heritage, said profit before tax before exceptional items rose more than 125 per cent to €21.5 million.

Semi-State company warned that Boeing groundings could affect 2019 performance

Across some areas in Dublin there have been significant house price drops and some significant price rises.  Photograph: iStock

Flat sale prices were coupled with significant rises in some Dublin areas

With offices in across the US in locations including New York, Washington DC and Texas, in addition to an international presence in Spain, Ireland, China and India, Knot Worldwide has wedding websites, planning tools and registry services amongst other services.   Photograph: iStock

The Knot Worldwide plans to create about 100 jobs in the city

James Caan   in the Westin Hotel, Dublin. The  British entrepreneur  is looking to invest in three additional Irish recruitment companies. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Entrepreneur seeking out recruiters the engineering and healthcare space

Big Red Barn CEO Donal Byrne: ‘The Irish Government in my opinion haven’t been very prepared for the past two years at all.’

Brexit Proof Q&A: Donal Byrne, Big Red Barn

Greencoat has assets all across the Republic and recently picked up an additional 25 per cent stake in the Cloosh Valley Wind Farm in Co Galway for €34.5 million. Photograph: iStock

Investment group has in excess of €250m to deploy

If someone puts €10,000 into prize bonds and wins just €50 a year, they will have done better than putting their money in the top paying deposit account. Photograph: iStock

Value of prizes also fell more than 23% to €16.4 million

SIS Pitches founder and chief executive George Mullan at the company’s new facility.

SIS Pitches also planning to add 15 employees at UK site

The Carbery Group’s main plant in Ballineen in Co Cork. The group’s profit before tax rose from €24.2 million to €25.1 million last year.

Cork-based Carbery Group increased turnover to €423 million in 2018

Fewer small and medium businesses seeking loans as gross new lending declines

Among young workers, pension coverage remained low with just one in six of those aged 20 to 24 holding a pension with 41.5 per cent of workers aged between 25 and 34 reporting having a pension. Photograph: iStock

Over 20% of workers took out supplementary pension coverage by third quarter of 2018

Some 4,255 residential properties were completed in the first three months of the year, a rise of 22 per cent on the same period in 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Report also finds evidence of sprawl towards Dublin’s commuting counties

Cowley Brown primarily operates in the Irish healthcare sector while SpenglerFox offers a range of global search and HR services. Photograph: iStock

Cowley Brown has teamed up with SpenglerFox in bid to expand its presence

Prof Andrew J Deeks, president of UCD, and Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Programme aims to improve understanding of regulators in building digital policies

Virgin Media is seeking a new regulator to oversee video-sharing platform services  that host and distribute content online. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Media firm wants alternative to BAI and for online advertising regime to stay unchanged

A subcontractor on the €10 million expansion of Euronext Dublin (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange), Aintree Construction Limited, employed the workers and had let them go

Workers let go by subcontractor to receive payments

Low-frequency users may save money, but medium- and high-frequency users will pay more for the bank’s services. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Users of services including ATMs, chip cards could pay €47 more a month, research says

Property developer Peter Cosgrave. He is credited with turning the business he founded with his brothers from a housebuilder into a development company with a significant presence across Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Cosgrave Property Group is involved in all aspects of property acquisition and development

An artist’s impression of the new Salesforce Tower in Dublin’s Spencer Dock.

Take-up rose 66% in the quarter compared to previous year

Ibec says the biggest challenge to economic growth  is capacity constraints in the labour market.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Business group expects headline growth to fall from 6.7% in 2018 to 2.7% in 2020, while consumer spending growth will also decline

CGI of East Village at Clay Farm: the entire development will comprise about 1,500 homes when completed.

East Village development will be one of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s largest

An Affidea clinic. The  European Affidea group  has 246 diagnostic imaging, outpatient and cancer-care centres in 16 countries

Affidea’s ExpressCare clinic to open in Santry in the coming week for minor injuries

Deliveroo said its workers don’t fall under the scope of this new directive as genuinely self-employed workers are not covered. Photograph:  Alan Betson

European legislation grants minimum set of rights for workers with on-demand jobs

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Reassurance on European economic sentiment and strong US earnings drive markets

EU guidelines concerning environmental protection include provisions on aid to energy infrastructure and generation capacity to strengthen the EU’s internal energy market.  Photograph: iStock

Commission found scheme will contribute to EU’s environmental objectives

The ACCA had alleged that Revenue unlawfully issued national tax adviser identification numbers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

ACCA issued a series of public comments which Revenue deemed ‘highly objectionable’

Staff across 71 per cent of Irish companies have asked to work beyond 65, their contractual retirement age, according to a new survey. Photograph: iStock

Willis Towers Watson report finds majority of companies have set retirement age at 65

The new  Sensori branding. Sensori Facilities Management was formally launched on Thursday night

Sensori was built out of a joint venture between John Sisk and Designer Group

Prospective exporters will likely look further abroad, to what are viewed as more progressive European states. Photograph: iStock

Every crisis brings opportunity, Irish companies just need to be the first ones to find it

In terms of Brexit context lending, AIB chief executive Colin Hunt  says the bank is “responding to customer demand”.

Bank’s main focus is getting non-performing loan to ‘sustainable and appropriate level’

Isme’s anger at the Government comes in a week when the State’s procurement practices are under fire after PwC found a ‘series of weaknesses’ in its approach to the construction of the National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Group angered by what it sees as effort to pass on risk of no deal to small business

Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Goodbody downgrades its view on the stock to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’

 Market sources suggest Cairn’s substantial fall resulted from chief executive Michael Stanley’s share sale in particular given he has recently been conducting an investor roadshow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cairn shares fall 7.6% by lunchtime, wiping €82m off market value

Anti-Brexit protesters outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

AIB survey shows increase in negativity as 76% say they are now concerned about Brexit

The global economy is facing a ‘delicate moment’, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty

Iseq all-share index underperformed peers, falling 0.76% on the day

Greenfield Global is one of the largest solvent companies in North America. Photograph: iStock

Greenfield Global is establishing its European manufacturing headquarters in Laois

Three of the 49 transactions that completed in the first quarter extended to more than 9,290sq m (100,000sq ft) including pre-lettings to Salesforce and the Central Bank in the city’s north docklands.

Total of 107,200sq m let in the first quarter, according to CBRE

Signum Surgical scientific advisory board member Mark Regan with chief executive Moshe Zilversmit and Eoin Bambury, co-founder and chief technology officer. Photograph: Business Wire

Signum Surgical plans to commercialise a device to treat a colorectal condition

Kantar said two thirds of the population either bought sausages, rashers or black and white pudding for St Patrick’s day. Photograph: iStock

Dunnes Stores remained the most popular retailer with a market share of 22.3%

Theya Healthcare founder Ciara Donlon.

Funds will be used to aid US expansion

Simply Fit Food founders Luke Judge and Evelyn Garland.

Key NI contract could stymie growth if UK crashes out of EU

Patrick and John Collison, co-founders of Stripe. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Patrick and John Collison, Dómhnal Slattery and David McRedmond won the award

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