The new Volkswagen Touareg: Cubic Telecom’s technology allows car manufacturers  to update mapping and engine software with wireless upgrades that reduces visits to dealerships

Deal with Irish technology company will be worth €80m over next five years

Members of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Alumni enjoying Punting and Pimms on the Cherwell River. Photograph: Paul Kelly

Attendees include the 24 EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 finalists

Supermac’s has renewed its sponsorship of Galway GAA for a further five years in a deal understood to be worth €2 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fast food company has sponsored Galway for 28 years and new deal runs until 2022

 Michael Murphy, managing director of New Ireland Assurance, Francesca McDonagh,   Bank of Ireland CEO, Colette Filer,  granddaughter of MW O’Reilly, the first managing director of New Ireland Assurance, and her son John Filer. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Life and pensions business established in January 1918 now has 800 employees

Portwest managing director Harry Hughes. Photograph: Richie Stokes

Mayo-based family-owned business acquires Huski workwear brand for €10 million

Foods that could be taxed under a “sin tax” include yogurts. Photograph: iStock

IEA warns that ‘sin taxes’ could hit poorest the hardest

Airsorted manages and lists properties on websites like Airbnb and Booking.com. Photograph: iStock

Property management firm plans to grow number of Dublin properties in portfolio to 300

Karen Clince, Tigers Childcare managing director: “We want to provide something different to what’s currently available in the UK market when it comes to quality and family experience.”

Dublin-based company wins contract to operate 7,000sq ft facility in London

Anti-establishment Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Iseq overall index closed up 0.16%, buoyed by Paddy Power

The inquiry was told former INBS chief Michael Fingleton “was a font of knowledge”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Inquiry told regulator not keen on Fingleton resignation as ex-INBS chief ‘a font of knowledge’

Preeclampsia is characterised by high blood pressure and signs of damage to other organs.

Metabolomic Diagnostics secured the funding from an EU programme

Game on: TV3 has secured the rights to the Champions League and the Europa League finals

Broadcaster has won the rights to 327 matches per season across both competitions

DLA Piper is setting up a Dublin office. Photograph: iStock

DLA Piper will develop a Dublin presence to deal with concerns surrounding Brexit

The German discounter has 156 stores in Ireland and is aiming to have 200 in the next five years, but delays in the planning process may continue to thwart those plans

Company criticises ‘anti-competitive’ and ‘frivolous’ objections

Family offices commonly recruit clients through word of mouth and, although intentions to bring wealth management to everyone are popular in the industry at the moment, these firms rarely trouble people with less than €20 million to spare.

Top 1000: Family offices – private wealth management advisory firms – manage billions for some of Ireland’s most affluent people b(...)

Aerial View of the proposed site of the €850 million Apple Data Centre at Athenry, Co Galway, which will now not go ahead

Agenda: Decision to abandon project will make it harder to attract investors

 Jack and Tracy  Hamilton on the family farm in Comber Co Down. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

The Hamilton family has turned a traditional farm into a fast-growing food business

 Alexander Mann was sold by Rosaleen Blair   in 2013 for €315 million to New Mountain. Photograph: PA Wire

Company founded by Dubliner Rosaleen Blair had been sold in 2013 for €315m

Apple’s planned data centre in Athenry has been scrapped

Minister says decision shows need to make planning process more efficient

Twenty years on since she opened her buisness nearby, The Merrion is still top of designer Louise Kennedy’s lunch list. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘Wimps’ might not stop for lunch, but busy business people do. So where do they like to eat?

Liam Kavanagh (right), managing director of The Irish Times presents the Irish Times Top 1000 Distinguished Leader in Business Award 2018 to Mark FitzGerald of Sherry FitzGerald. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

FitzGerald is co-founder and chairman of estate agency Sherry FitzGerald

Ciaran Hancock, Irish Times business editor; Shaun Murphy, managing partner KPMG and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar congratulate Siobhán Talbot of Glanbia who won The Irish Times Business Person of the Year award. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Talbot given award for role in overseeing spin off spin off of Glanbia’s dairy operation

Shaun Murphy (right), managing partner at KPMG presents The Irish Times Company of the Year Award 2018 to Mark Cahalane, head of group corporate affairs at CRH.

Company was on the deal path this year, agreeing to buy Ash Grove Cement for €2.8bn

Ciarán Hancock, The Irish Times business editor presents The Irish Times Deal of the year Award 2018 to Jarlath Quinn, group managing director of StatSport and Paul McKernan, chief customer and information officer. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Sports tech company scored €1.14bn deal with US soccer governing body this year

Cathriona Hallahan, chair of the The Irish Times business awards judging panel and managing directorof Microsoft Ireland, presents the Chief Financial Officer of the Year Award to Mark Bourke of AIB Photograph: Conor McCabe

Bourke was a key player in AIB’s return to Dublin and London stock markets

Leo Varadkar is among 100 people under the age of 40 invited to join the World Economic Forum’s community of young global leaders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish citizen Barbara Ann Bernard named as leader under 40 changing the world

Ires chief executive Margaret Sweeney. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Company confirms acquisition of 128 apartments in Finglas for €40m

PHP now has four facilities in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Primary Health Properties has acquired Mountmellick facility for €5.8m

IFG provides a range of financial solutions including full platform services, pensions’ administration and independent financial advice. Photograph: iStock

Financial services firm had planned to sell unit but then decided to keep it

Woodie’s DIY owner, Grafton Group, said its retail business experienced a strong start to the year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Woodie’s DIY owner says full year expectation remains unchanged

St Raphael’s Garda credit union: has signed up with Swiss banking technology provider Temenos to enhance the services offered to members.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

St Raphael’s Garda credit union to bring online and mobile banking to customers

Ferry operator Irish Continental Group’s fuel costs rose 25.2 per cent to €40.3 million in 2017. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘Continued lack of disclosure’ on ICG’s annual bonus awards, share advisory firm says

Heat Merchants Group is expanding its branch network and that of its sister company Tubs & Tiles. Photograph: iStock

Irish DIY company also plans to recruit 75 people

Cairn Homes has spent at least €887 million purchasing development land since its initial public offering in 2015. Photograph: iStock

Fast-track planning application for Marino site set to be lodged in coming weeks

Entekra plans to hire 100 people in the areas of design, engineering, finance, marketing and customer support by the end of the year.

Company provides off-site framing for residential and commercial construction

Insurance Ireland is to detail the need for reform in insurance claims at an Oireachtas committee on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

Stronger deterrents to fraud needed, insurance Ireland to tell Oireachtas committee

Deliveroo is facing increased competition in the Irish market with the expected arrival of Uber Eats later this year. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

The move will cost the food delivery company about €11.3m this year

David Kelly: “You probably have a more sustainable type of investor [now] in the hotel space in Ireland.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Insurance costs are the biggest bugbear for David Kelly of FBD Hotels and Resorts

US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin arriving at a hotel after meeting with Chinese officials in Beijing on Thursday. Photograph: AP Photo/Andy Wong

Iseq overall index falls 0.77% with Dalata, Bank of Ireland and AIB among the losers

UK headquartered law firm Simmons & Simmons has opened in Dublin, attracting partners from Mason Hayes & Curran and A&L Goodbody. Photograph: iStock

Firm intends to grow to 40 staff over the next three years

Dalata chairman John Hennessy and chief executive Pat McCann at the company’s AGM on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwells

State’s largest hotel operator performing ‘ahead of expectations’, according to trading update

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan said that small farmers’ pockets should not be hit by the proposed farm budget cutbacks.

Rural development fund to be cut by 10 per cent

BWG now has a turnover of €1.4 billion and supplies a network of well over 1,000 stores including Spar. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A number of binding commitments imposed on transaction

Coca-Cola employs about 1,600 people in Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Activities at the Kildare plant are being transferred to Ballina, Co Mayo

Vehicle technology company Aptiv is moving its global headquarters to Dublin from the UK. Photograph: iStock

Firm plans to employ additional 100 people in Dublin headquarters

A reduction in funding under the common agricultural policy (CAP) would have a “detrimental effect” on both the Irish agricultural sector and the economy as a whole, an Oireachtas committee has said. Photograph: iStock

Report issued in advance of EU funding plan being published

The European Union is hoping to require digital businesses to pay tax on profits generated in states where they have a significant digital presence, even if they are not physically located there. Photograph: iStock

Ireland would be net loser from tax with maximum yield of €45m, according to Revenue officials

David Murphy joined RTÉ in 2005

Murphy has been appointed political coverage editor by RTÉ

The Hardware Association Ireland has outlined risks to the timber sector as a result of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Sales have recovered strongly, outperforming retail sales, hardware lobby group says

“Ireland should establish the necessary framework to deploy offshore wind in Irish waters as soon as possible,” Statoil told the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. Photograph: iStock

Now a ‘pivotal time’ for Ireland to bring offshore wind energy into mix, says oil major

Prof Richard Conroy, chairman of Conroy Gold and Natural Resources. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Market sources suggest the discovery is ‘interesting’ but commercial viability will require significant investment

The inquiry is seeking to establish if Michael Fingleton, the former chief executive of INBS, and three other former managers were involved in seven so-called contraventions at INBS between August 2004 and September 2008. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Inquiry is looking at alleged regulatory breaches at INBS

Davy expects consumer spending to bounce back this year, rising by 3.2 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Positive forecast sees mortgage lending rising and economy nearing full employment

Maison Prive hopes to manage 500 properties in Dubai by 2020. Photograph: iStock

Maison Prive, owned by former Bus Éireann chairman, hopes to capitalise on tourism

Ireland’s new sugar tax regime comes into force on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

New levy set to yield about €40 million to exchequer in full year

Ireland’s high personal tax rate makes it difficult to attract  foreign nationals, a recruitment company has said. Photograph: iStock

Pre-recession growth levels returning in Ireland, says head of Merc Partners

Customs barriers are the most concerning Brexit-related issue for Irish businesses. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Customs barriers still most concerning issue for Irish businesses, according to survey

Lisa-Nicole Dunne, chief executive of CMRF Crumlin, and Dermot Crowley, deputy chief executive of Dalata, with Sophie O’Toole (5) from Swords, Co Dublin.

Irish hotel group has so far raised €419,000 to fund Crumlin hospital cancer treatments

Had industrial action at Lufthansa Technik’s Shannon facility taken place in February, the company said it would have been breaching a 28-year-old agreement. Photograph: iStock

Aircraft maintenance firm said industrial action would threaten future of plant

Some of the data based projects will examine algorithms in news and audience analytics. Photograph: iStock

Researchers will be based in academic and industry environments including in ‘The Irish Times’

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

State still borrowing money just to pay interest costs, event told

Construction on Tetrarch’s site is due to begin later this year with completion expected late in 2020. Photograph: iStock

A 393-bed hotel, 202-unit aparthotel and 21 apartments have received planning permission

The inquiry is seeking to establish if four former INBS managers were involved in seven so-called contraventions at the building society between August 2004 and September 2008. Photograph: Bloomberg

€lm loan to property developer didn’t have credit committee or board approval, auditor says

European stocks were boosted on Thursday by a fall in the euro as the European Central Bank kept policy unchanged. Photograph: Daniel Roland/Getty Images

Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index closes up 0.72%, slightly below Stoxx 600

The inquiry is seeking to establish if four former INBS managers were involved in seven so-called contraventions at the building society between August 2004 and September 2008. Photograph: Bloomberg

Auditor says building society was told credit provisions needed to be reconsidered

Commercial stamp duty was increased in budget 2018 in an effort to rebalance activity in favour of residential activity that is required. Photograph: iStock

Increasing duty to 6 per cent had sound basis, Oireachtas committee finds

Paddy Power Betfair’s share price decline was more muted due to the company’s lesser reliance on betting shops. Photograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA Wire

Investors are bracing for the worst possible outcome from review into fixed-odds betting terminals

The first module of the inquiry is looking at whether the credit committee in INBS failed to adhere to internal policies. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Inquiry seeking to establish if four former executives were involved in contraventions

The newly formed BDO Eaton Square unit is expecting to achieve revenues of €20 million in annual revenues. Photograph: iStock

Financial services firm has merged consultancy business with boutique company Eaton Square

Dublin’s office space take-up fell in the first quarter compared to the same period last year which was noted as an “exceptional” three months. Photograph: iStock

Cushman & Wakefield report shows declining take-up but prices up on last year

David Walsh, founder and CEO Netwatch in the Carlow HQ. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish video security group joins with US and UK firms in enlarged Netwatch Group

Oaklee  has agreed a €50 debt-financing facility with  German lender Norddeutsche Landesbank (Nord/LB). Photograph: iStock

Oaklee Housing plans to buy 150 residential properties in Ireland for social housing

Ryanair will begin flying from Bosnia and Herzegovina this November. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Twice weekly flights to Brussels and Memmingen will begin in November

Michael Carey, East Coast Bakehouse; Anne Heraty, CEO CPL Resources; and Kevin McLoughlin, partner lead for the EY EOY programme. Photograph: EY

Finalists employ more than 2,700 people and generate annual revenues of €150m

Theresa Grant, the Wexford woman who runs  Trafford Council,  the wealthiest area in Greater  Manchester

‘We’re trying to look for the opportunities that may come from Brexit rather than the challenges’

A Ryanair Boeing 737 aircraft. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Company has inspected 70 aircraft and found all meet requirements

Gervaise Slowey has been added to Ulster Bank’s board of directors. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Gervaise Slowey is also on the board of Eason as a non-executive director

Occupancy and average room rate in Ireland increased in the first quarter according to data from STR. Photograph: iStock

Occupancy and average room rate in Ireland increased in the first quarter

The Irish subsidiary of Debenhams, which trades out of 11 department stores, said it would not pay a dividend to its parent company this year after turnover fell 5.5 per cent to €170 million last year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Retailer posts €246,000 loss as turnover falls 5.5 per cent

Ennis-based healthcare recruitment company TTM Healthcare has opened an office in Manchester as part of its ambition to become the largest provider of healthcare professionals to British hospitals. Photograph: Getty Images

Ennis-based recruitment firm opens new Manchester office to drive UK expansion

An artist’s impression of the 134-bed  hotel at Prospect Hill in Galway city

Paddy McKillen jnr the main shareholder in State’s fastest-growing pub and restaurant group

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys: she said the UK would “remain the largest export market for indigenous Irish companies”

Humphreys leads trade mission to Manchester with Enterprise Ireland and 45 companies

 ‘Irish savers would mostly be better placed seeking out alternatives to ploughing funds into a savings account on a monthly basis.’ Photograph: iStockphoto.com

Low interest rates make for meagre returns from savings accounts

Ryanair crew Tammy Donohue, Haris Kouroumbas and (background) communications chief Robin Kiely join National Gallery director of development Gabrielle Murphy at today’s launch. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Irish airline has signed on as a corporate partner to the Merrion Square gallery

Integumen was set up in 2016 and bought out a healthcare products business from Venn Life Sciences. Photograph: Getty Images

Integumen and Cellulac set to combine with a £7.5m share placing in the pipeline

Celtic Pure chief executive Padraig McEneaney.

Monaghan-based company expects Chinese market to be worth €1m by 2020

One of Draper Esprit’s investments in the 12 months to the end of March included an £18 million investment in cryptocurrency and blockchain security company Ledger. Photograph: iStock

Venture capital firm records fair value growth of 66% over 12 months

Kainos chief executive Brendan Mooney,  who won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2016. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Belfast company ‘well positioned in core markets’ but warns of impact from constrained funding in NHS

WH Smith has outlets in Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports, as well as a concession at Arnotts department store in Dublin. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Reuters

Retailer with Dublin, Cork and Shannon airport outlets sees turnover rise 7% to €28.8m

The four-star Harvey’s Point hotel in Donegal.

Donegal hotel hopes to attract mid-week business customers

(L-R) Tara McCarthy, Bord Bia chief executive; Jaffar Al Asfoor, BMMI general manager of food retailing and production; and Chris Martin, Musgrave chief executive

Musgrave will supply products from own-brand ranges to high-end supermarkets

Norwegian’s new daily service from Shannon will bring the airport’s transatlantic capacity to 565,000 seats. Photograph: Reuters

Daily service will begin on October 28th

In its Spring Brexit update, PwC has said that a hard UK exit is still the most likely outcome. Photograph: iStock

Accountancy firm flags significant uncertainties one year out from UK departure from EU

Shares in Norwegian Air rose 47%  after IAG said it was considering marking an offer for the carrier. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland’s Iseq overall index closes up 0.95%, outperforming European markets

An Sibin Horse Riding Centre in Whitegate, Co Clare, along the Lough Derg blueway.

Following €2 million investment, Fáilte Ireland aims to boost visitor numbers across region

Calor Gas chief executive Gino Vansteenhuyse said BioLPG is a “cleaner, more sustainable choice” for consumers.

BioLPG can lead to carbon emissions savings up to 90%, says Calor

Ireland’s house prices increased by double digits in percentage terms for much of last year. Photograph: iStock

Irish prices up 11.8 per cent in fourth quarter compared with 4.2 per cent across euro zone

IUBH has campuses across 12 German cities as well as a site in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: iStock

IUBH will offer courses in Killarney and Dublin from this autumn

Martin, Tracy, Jack and Lance Hamilton of Mash Direct, an independent, family-owned farming and food production enterprise based in Co Down

Co Down company supplies convenience vegetable dishes to 5,000 stores in four countries

QIH chief executive Liam McCaffrey said the group expects “strong earnings growth” next year.

Investment to continue despite challenges posed by Brexit, chief executive says

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