PTSB confirmed last week that €1.3 billion of its problem mortgages would be refinanced in bond markets to shift them of its books. Photograph: Alan Betson

Pepper Finance Ireland says it signed non-disclosure agreement with investor

Fyffes said the “safety and well-being of all our workers is a core value” of the company. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Worker safety a ‘core value’, fruit producer says

European stock bourses sustained a blow on Thursday on fresh jitters over US-China relations after Asian markets suffered. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European markets fall more than 2% with concerns over Sino-American relations

The EIB has invested over €130 billion globally in renewables. Photograph: iStock

Funding to support onshore wind, solar energy and energy storage schemes

Under the three-year deal, Auxilion will support ICG’s IT networks across Ireland, the UK, France and the Netherlands

Digital firm Auxilion will bring Irish Ferries owner ‘on the next wave of transformation’

Martin Shanahan, IDA Ireland chief executive and Brian Murphy, chief executive and founder of ReliaQuest. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

ReliaQuest and Wrike both planning to add employees

Wrike provides a single digital platform with features tailored for project management.

Wrike plans to add 50 jobs over coming three years

Woodbrook group chief executive Michael Doherty. “It is a great honour for us to get listed on the Nasdaq, the world’s most preeminent and prestigious exchange.”

Woodbrook Group is targeting €20bn in assets under management

The internationalisation of Dublin’s workforce is behind the take-off of build-to-rent housing, a report has found. Photograph: iStock

Capital moves up from seventh based on strong market fundamentals, PwC/ULI report finds

Dairy farmers were the worst affected this year, witnessing incomes slip 22 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Teagasc annual review finds farm incomes fell this year but conditions better for 2019

Ifac chief executive John Donoghue: “We are particularly excited about our €2 million investment in a new shared services centre in Kilkenny.”

Farm and agri-business focused company investing €2m in client centre in Kilkenny

Figures from the “Law Society Gazette” published in February show LK Shields to be the Republic’s 15th largest firm.

Just 13 people have joined LK Shields, which already employs 150 people

Manufacturers raised production for the 28th consecutive month in response to higher new orders in November. Photograph: iStock

Business conditions improved for 66th straight month, IHS Markit says

Mr Justice John Hedigan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Mr Justice John Hedigan will lead the board from January next year

Silk Cut and Benson & Hedges remained JTI Ireland’s biggest brands with a market share of 22.4 per cent and 15.8 per cent respectively. Photograph: iStock

JTI Ireland grew profit while sales fell marginally to €702m

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Ellvena Graham. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

Agreement with EU ‘much better than no-deal scenario’, Ellvena Graham says

Datalex clients include Aer Lingus and Lufthansa. Photograph: iStock

Dónal Rooney will succeed David Kennedy on December 5th

Banks won’t cluster in one place post-Brexit. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Central Bank governor says no single European location is sufficiently predominant

Britvic said its portfolio of low and no sugar brands delivered another strong financial performance in Ireland. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Sugar tax and shortage of CO2 takes some fizz out of Britvic results

Total Produce chairman Carl McCann. The company said it was targeting 2018 full-year adjusted earnings per share on a like-for-like basis in line with 2017.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Company says unusual weather impacted supply and demand and led to lower pricing

Donegal Investment Group has 30 proprietary potato varieties including names such as Rooster and Slaney. Photograph: iStock

Profits rise despite weakness in seed potato business

Hostelworld chief executive Gary Morrison

Online booking company has completed strategic review

The WB Yeats, which is due to be delivered to ICG in early December.

ICG flagged ‘heightened uncertainty’ surrounding Brexit in latest trading update

The portfolio includes a property in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, which is for sale for €1.4 million

Layden Group is selling the branches, some of which failed to sell earlier this year

AIB said it is simplifying its career structure for employees. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Financial Services Union seeking general pay increase for all staff

Kennedy Wilson’s Capital Docks development in Dublin’s south docklands. Videos on social media showed a considerable amount of water on floors and going down stairwells.

A burst valve at the Capital Docks development leaked for about 20 minutes

Headquartered in Dublin, CityJet operates a fleet of 44 regional jets

Irish airline picks up award for strategy change to become wet lease operator

Cost of living in Dublin is posing difficulties in attracting business leaders. Photograph: iStock

Dublin cost of living means senior business leaders moving abroad

While gross profit at Facebook’s Irish arm amounted to €18.1 billion last year, administrative expenses of €17.8 billion meant profit before tax increased 44 per cent to €251 million.

Social media giant channelled €18.7 billion in revenue through Dublin in 2017

Communicorp brands include Today FM and Newstalk. Denis O’Brien has, so far, advanced loans of €93.4 million to Communicorp. Photograph: Tom Honan

Today FM and Newstalk owner increased revenues and pulled back losses

Supermac’s on O’Connell Street in Dublin.

Profits increased more than a third on revenue of €157m

Digicel has operations in 31 markets across the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Photograph: Getty Images

Company has pushed out deadline for fifth time in two months

CRH has repurchased about €700 million worth of shares since April. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Programme will allow for the purchase of up to €100m of ordinary shares

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, second from left,  at the offices of Nomadic Insurance Benefits, City Quarter, Cork, with Joseph Collum, Bernard O’Sullivan  and Mark Shorten. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Company plans to employ 80 people in Cork office over next 18 months

UDG Healthcare chief executive Brendan McAtamney at the company’s AGM earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Full year results show UDG fell short of analyst revenue estimates, beat on profit

Shannon Airport: it will have to spend €10m on a baggage screening upgrade in line with EU rules

Airport will have to spend €10m on baggage screening upgrade

Knock airport in Co Mayo.

Airport expects passenger numbers to rise to 800,000 in 2019

New regulations demand that by 2020 airport screening systems for baggage that passengers check in must match detection levels similar to medical CAT scans. Photograph: iStock

New security regulation to come into force in 2020

Consumer sentiment was broadly unchanged as the Christmas shopping season approaches. Photograph: iStock

Bank of Ireland economic pulse posts lowest reading of 2018

Peter Conlon:  due to be released from a Swiss jail on December 22nd

Peter Conlon pleaded guilty in a Swiss court to using almost €4m intended for charities

A survey by recruitment company Korn Ferry in September found women comprise just 13 per cent of the boards of listed Irish companies. Photograph: iStock

Sweden, Iceland and Norway top survey by Spanish business school

A room in the newly opened Clayton Hotel Charlemont.

189-room Clayton Hotel Charlemont opens following €40m investment

Eddie Rockets opened its first 1950s-style diner experience in Dublin in 1989 and most of the group’s restaurants are franchised

Two companies associated with the brand recorded profit before tax of €1.98m

Tom O’Mahony, Origin Enterprises chief executive: “If you take the longer term direction of travel on Brexit, I think that is positive for our business”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Agri-services group says revenue increased 24% to €430m in first quarter

Kennedy Wilson’s Capital Docks scheme.  Renters can expect to pay €3,300 for a two-bedroom apartment. That comes with a concierge service, a cinema, a gym, resident lounges, business suites, a games room and a so-called chef’s kitchen. Photograph: Tom Honan

Investors and pension funds could help reshape our relationship with home ownership

Paul Hamilton of JCDecaux,  Declan Burke of  Ding.com and Margot Slattery of Sodexo. Photograph: Kenneth O’Halloran

Ceremony and prizes recognise excellence within Franco-Irish business community

Some 84 per cent of chief executives are looking to expand their businesses over the coming year. Photograph: iStock

Deloitte/Enterprise Ireland report suggests businesses are keen to expand

Cairn Homes said it has sold more than 200 apartments and houses in the Marianella development, where it intends to deliver 336 units in total. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Developer previously had permission to build 22 houses on Rathgar site

Clanwilliam said last year it plans to spend €100 million on acquisitions and investments in healthcare tech and is primarily focused on firms generating in excess of €1 million. Photograph: iStock

Healthcare group recently completed debt placement of up to €300m

Ryanair owns a 75 per cent stake in Laudamotion.

Ryanair intends to double the company’s fleet to 19

The Personal Injuries Commission found earlier this month that the average compensation for whiplash injuries in Ireland is about 4.4 times higher than in Britain. Photograph: iStock

Lobby group representing brokers says consumers paying hefty levies on policies

By the end of September, a further 2,800 hotel rooms were under construction, up 37 per cent on the same period in 2017. Photograph: iStock

Construction activity increasing pace, with 800 rooms introduced, new figures show

Westport in Co Mayo was singled out as a place that is attractive and “people-friendly”. Photograph: Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images

The Urban Land Institute is looking for ‘great’ places for its inaugural awards

Amber Rudd’s return to the UK cabinet on Friday buoyed Theresa May and allowed for relative calm in financial markets. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

UK political movements calmed both equity and currency markets on Friday

Ciarán Murray, chairman of clinical research company Icon, was awarded the RDS Gold Medal for Industry on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Ciarán Murray received society’s flagship award for exceptional impact on Irish industry

Jobs growth within the accountancy, finance and banking sector stood at nearly a third above the average for 2016. Photograph: iStock

Quarterly survey from CPL Resources finds jobs postings growth fell slightly in third quarter

Profit before tax at  Essen-headquartered Aldi increased almost 3%  to £220m last year.  Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Grocery discounter has invested in expansion of store and distribution network

In the weeks leading up to Christmas consumers expect gifts to be their biggest expense, a survey from Virgin Media Business shows. Photograph: iStock

Survey reflects growing trend as business is shared between traditional and online retailers

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May gives a press conference inside 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Matt Dunham/Getty Images

Irish exporters alarmed at ‘developing political chaos’ in the United Kingdom

Tipperary versus Clare. Tipperary GAA chairman John Devane said the county board was “delighted” to enter the sponsorship agreement. Photograph:INPHO/James Crombie

Rolling 12-month contract worth up to €180,000, ‘Irish Times’ understands

Glenveagh’s business is weighted toward providing starter homes, 70 per cent of which are due to cost below €350,000. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sites in Cork and Dublin capable of delivering over 265 homes, company says

Apple shares fell over 4 per cent after the supplier for its face ID technology slashed forecasts, citing reduced orders from a major customer. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

Iseq outperforms European peers but financials suffer, while Brexit fears sink the pound

Bank’s considered “too big to fail” include Bank of Ireland, AIB, Citibank Holdings Ireland, Ulster Bank Ireland, Depfa Bank and Unicredit Bank Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Effect of Brexit to be reflected in future reviews, Central Bank said

The Irish Financial Services Appeals Tribunal hears and determines appeals against certain Central Bank decisions. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Finance filling three positions on Financial Services Appeals Tribunal

Pluralsight currently employs about 70 staff in its EMEA headquarters based in Dublin.

Pluralsight is eclipsing previously set targets for Dublin base with ambitious growth plans

Central Bank of Ireland headquarters on North Wall Quay. The move could give the bank the capacity to grow its employee numbers by some 300, or 17 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Regulator plans to buy two buildings near HQ to give scope for expansion

So far this year 12,582 new properties have been built, an increase of 27.7 per cent on the first nine months of 2017.

Apartment construction remains slow, CSO figures show

Central Bank governor Philip Lane noted that there were no “structural barriers” to entry into the Irish banking market for foreign institutions. Photograph: MARISCAL/EPA

Additional banks would enable reduction in interest rates, Central Bank governor says

NTMA headquarters at the Treasury Building. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

Latest auction means agency has issued €17.25bn worth of bonds this year

Marco Buti, director general for economic and financial affairs at the Commission, said growth in Europe peaked in 2017 and the “outlook is now less favourable”. Photograph: iStock

Autumn outlook flags uncertainty ‘of some sources of government revenue’

GoCar managing director Colm Brady and Anne Graham, chief executive of the National Transport Authority, at a GoCar event on “the future of multimodal transport in Ireland”.  Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Car-sharing company doubling fleet to 1,000 vehicles with plans to add 70,000 drivers

A bedroom in Dalata’s Clayton Hotel Charlemont.

Clayton Hotel Charlemont to open on Grand Canal

Golden Discs chief executive Stephen Fitzgerald in the group’s new Liffey Valley store in west Dublin. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Retailer will have 19 outlets to complement online business

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in advance of delivering Budget 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Donohoe said he plans to raise credit if still Minister next year

Afilias is one of the internet’s first registrars, managing a number of top-level domains. Photograph: iStock

Internet domain manager is the first known company to relocate to the US due to Trump’s ‘favourable’ tax changes

A Providence Resources oil rig off the southwest coast of Ireland. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Ireland’s oil and gas industry believes Bill could pose ‘enormous threats’, survey finds

Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

AccountGuard protects Microsoft accounts involved in political campaigning

The Iseq overall index underperformed European peers on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Iseq underperforms its peers, falling 0.43%, with Total Produce and BoI among the losers

At a meeting with Eir’s chief executive and chairman, then minister for communications  Denis Naughten welcomed the acquisition of Eir by French telecommunications conglomerate NJJ. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Former minister told Eir of intended time frame in May meeting, documents show

Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon addresses delegates in the Brexit Zone during International Markets Week at Dublin’s RDS in October. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Enterprise Ireland client companies are engaging with the agency’s drive to target global markets, with great success

EI

Irish companies are well-placed to enter the 19 eurozone markets and Enterprise Ireland is backing them all the way

The Department of Housing, which has four offices listed on its website including Dublin’s Custom House, above. Photograph: Tom Honan

Overall, its administration budget is to increase by 15 per cent next year to €74.6m

AIF logo

Allegations against former Dallas staff member include creation of false invoices

Outgoing Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh

Stephen Kavanagh will be replaced by British Airways executive Sean Doyle

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group owns three facilities in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Company racked up losses despite income rising 3% to €429m

Prices for Renault’s Twizy start from €9,995. Photograph: Eloi Stichelbaut/ Renault

The €50,000 limit means cars like the Tesla Model X won’t fully benefit from the 0% BIK rate on electric cars

St Theresa’s House: range of elements planned for the prime site in Blackrock.

Prime St Teresa’s House site sold last year for reported €30m, backed by GreenOak

Exit tax is payable on profits made on plans with life assurance companies. Photograph: iStock

Tax on profits in an investment fund should be reduced to 33%, investment company says

Deliveroo riders waiting for their  instructions at one of the company’s first  “editions” kitchens in France in July 2018, in Saint-Ouen, outside Paris. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP

Company has over 900 riders in Republic with Dublin its prime focus of business here

Hunters believes its new online platform will reduce the time it takes to execute a sale from seven months to nine weeks. Photograph: iStock

Property group has invested €200,000 in tech to reduce sales times to nine weeks

An Iput owned property on Dublin’s North Wall Quay.

Property fund distributed €25.2 million to shareholders in the period

 The 53-dormitory Isaacs Hostel is located near both Busáras and Connolly Station

290-bed hostel being sold out of receivership

Deliveroo chief executive Will Shu at one of the company’s editions sites.

Scheme aims to bring delivery services to where people are but restaurants are not

A home of your own: AIB has a 33 per cent share of the residential mortgage market, while Bank of Ireland has 28 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Several niche mortgage operators are already in business here, with more on the way

General Paints managing director Kevin O’Connor with the company’s sales and marketing director, Liam Holland.

‘Curator’ brand is first Irish-owned product in the designer segment of the market

Dilosk’s owner occupier mortgages will be offered nationwide and “market wide”. Photograph: iStock

Non-bank lender intends to expand offering in the first half of next year

An oil rig at Provdence’s Barryroe prospect. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Mirabaud upgrades price target to 50p per share from 33p per share

London-based Deliveroo was last year valued at more than $2 billion after raising nearly $500 million from investors.

Online food delivery company will be moving into Taiwan in the coming weeks

Brian Cowen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

From retirement to board roles to prison, we track the fates of the central figures

Hampers & Co founder Emer Purcell said the extension of the State’s benefit-in-kind tax rules to €500 is a boost for the company.

Hampers & Co expect to increase production by 20% this year to up to 30,000 hampers

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