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

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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

A fall in median asking prices comes amid an increase in supply, a report from MyHome.ie has found. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Asking prices drop 2.5% as new Central Bank mortgage rules start to take effect

The Prem Group aparthotel on Dublin’s Merrion Road has 49 suites. Photograph: iStock

Aviva’s Irish property fund entered sale and leaseback agreement with Prem Group

Mei Lin Yap, who works with CPL Resources, with Ivan Menezes of Diageo and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the launch of Open Doors. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Time to ‘remove barriers’ of disability, education and nationality, says Varadkar

“There’s no question that rents are high and they’re still rising so we’re going to take additional actions,” An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said at an event on Thursday.

Taoiseach says ‘emergency measures’ needed to deal with rising rents

The five-star Merrion Hotel: accounts show the hotel’s turnover increased by almost 6 per cent to €22.7 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Profit dips slightly as hotel takes on more staff and revamps restaurant

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Bank ‘not satisfied’ by profitability of its UK franchise, says Francesca McDonagh

Petrel has 104.5 million ordinary shares in issue with each share of equal rank. Photograph: iStock

Company has interests in Ghana, Ireland and Iraq

Datalex clients include airlines such as Aer Lingus and Lufthansa. Photograph: iStock

David Kennedy moving to chief executive job in private company

Lorries and passengers at the Dover Ferry Terminal earlier this year. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Almost one quarter of businesses say they’re planning to stockpile goods - research

Dublin-based Amryt said it’s making “strong progress” with its lead development asset, a drug for the treatment of Epidemolysis Bullosa (EB). Photograph: iStock

Amyrt’s EB development asset progressing through phase three clinical trial

Origin Enterprises chief executive Tom O’Mahony said the group was “well positioned to capitalise on its . . . business platforms, development opportunities and strong cash generation”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Revenue at agricultural services group increases 6.5 per cent to €1.6 billion

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys: ‘We need to see an acceleration in contingency planning in the coming months.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Survey shows a quarter of Irish businesses have a plan in place for Britain leaving EU

I-Form’s director, Prof Denis Dowling, said the centre was working with industry to deliver the next level of understanding for complex manufacturing processes.

Centre will work with industry to develop understanding around complex manufacturing

The single malt tax structure is one whereby a  multinational with its headquarters in the US, places intellectual property in an Irish-registered but Malta-resident company. Photograph: iStock

Report from Christian Aid suggests US multinationals still availing of single malt tax structure despite introduction of US tax re(...)

The Iseq overall index underperformed its European peers on Monday, falling 1.3 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Iseq among Europe’s worst performers while trade war dents US and European stocks

Revolut applied for a European banking licence in 2017.

Banking alternative increased losses alongside aggressive expansion

Analysts said Amarin could now expect sales of up to $2.7 billion annually for a drug that currently brings in $230 million in revenue. Photograph: iStock

Company’s Vascepa drug proves effective in reducing risk from stroke and heart attack

Emer Joyce, director of EY Galway; deputy mayor of Galway, councillor Donal Lyons; Frank O’Keeffe, managing partner of EY Ireland; Paraic Waters, director of EY Galway. The firm is expanding their Galway operation. Photograph: Picasa

In addition to employing 70 staff, firm plans to offer new services from Galway base

Some 18 per cent of those surveyed by Taxback.com said children were a “choice” and Government subsidies should not be provided. Photograph: iStock

Taxback.com survey finds people supportive of subsidies but divided on implementation

Peter Clancy, Sheila Mullen and Michael Clancy, co-founders of Lough Ree Distillery: the distillery is the first to open in Longford since 1818. Photograph: Conor Healy

Lough Ree Distillery visitor centre and distillery to open halfway through 2019

Deliveroo drivers using cars or scooters can use Zego’s product in Ireland from Thursday. Photograph: Erix Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Zego offers commercial insurance aimed at food deliverers and couriers

Mylan employs 1,700 staff in the Republic. Photograph: iStock

Company plans to introduce generic version of Humira either later this year or early in 2019

Patrick Atkinson, chief executive of Grafton Merchanting ROI with Philly McMahon and Dermot Groarke, branch manager of Chadwicks Sandyford at the official launch of the new-look Chadwicks brand. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Company engaging in store upgrade across its estate into 2019

Providence Resources’ loss before tax fell from €3.44m  to €2.37m  in the six months to the end of June 2018 compared to the same period last year.  Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Oil and gas explorer has amended deal on its flagship prospect with Chinese explorer Apec

Revive Active ambassador Paula Radcliffe. The supplements firm now has eight products on the market. Photograph: Andrew Downes/Xposure

Revive Active is taking its manufacturing back in-house to a Mullingar facility

Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle; managing director of Codd Mushrooms Leslie Codd  and  Aldi Ireland buying director Paul Scally

Two-year deal will see Carlow producer supply Aldi with 13.3m packs of mushrooms

While women account for 13 per cent of the seats of Irish boards, that is still 10 percentage points below the EU average. Photograph: iStock

Korn Ferry research also found remuneration for CEOs and chairmen increased since 2007

Since June 2017 lenders have been submitting information to the Central Bank of Ireland on credit cards, mortgage overdrafts and personal loans. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Lenders will have to obtain credit report for person applying for loan of €2,000 or more

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten told the Dáil on Tuesday that his department had received the final tender relating to the national broadband plan. Photograph: Michael Smith/Getty Images

Actavo in group with Enet and Nokia and led by investment company Granahan McCourt

The Apple case is the biggest of a wave of investigations that has ordered dozens of companies to repay billions of euros over tax rulings that the EU says were unfair. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

All money in alleged State aid case transferred to escrow as appeal progresses

A report from Adare Human Resource Management found career progression is becoming a less important factor in people’s decision to move jobs. Photograph: iStock

Research suggests 23% of people are moving jobs to get higher salaries

Danuta Gray sits on a number of boards

Danuta Gray has been appointed as chairwoman designate of St Modwen

Apparently worsening trade relations between the US and China is having an impact on big US tech players. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Benchmark Iseq overall index outperforms European days despite poor volumes

ECB executive board member Yves Mersch said the entire set of euro banknotes were more secure as well as easier to check and handle. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

New banknotes will enter circulation next May

The main non-EU export destination was the US, to which we exported more than €3 billion worth of goods. Photograph: iStock

EU exports increasingly important, now accounting for 51% of total exports

Dole Foods in which Dublin-listed Total Produce acquired a 45 per cent stake earlier this year, has sold its Los Angeles corporate campus to the Conrad N Hilton Foundation in an off-market transaction.

Total Produce has a 45% stake in the world’s largest fresh produce producer

Ryanair’s chief people officer, Eddie Wilson, said the agreement will “start from next month”. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Airline expects to have collective labour agreement with Italian unions in place by end of September

GAN sells its software to US casino operators including MGM Resorts and Station Casinos. Photograph: iStock

Internet gaming company has hired Chicago law firm Irwin IP LLP

Aryzta entered a standby underwriting agreement with banks earlier this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Baking company announced earlier this week that it had agreed to change covenants

David and Sandra Whelan, Immersive VR Education chief executive and chief operating officer respectively. David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, Immersive VR Education. Picture by Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Taking Immersive VR Education public has been exciting for David and Sandra Whelan

Cignal offers services to the main mobile and wireless service providers in Ireland, the emergency services and FM radio stations, with multiple customers using each tower. Photograph: iStock

Company refinances loans with Bank of Ireland and AIB to expand its tower infrastructure

In the first six months of this year there was €347 million of new lending in PCPs, down 15 per cent than the same period in 2017. Photograph: iStock

Bank revises down number of outstanding contracts by 50,000

There was a 4.1%  fall in the price of furnishings, household equipment and items connected with household maintenance in the year to August. Photograph: iStock

Higher rents and increases in home heating oil push price growth

An increase in crude oil prices boosted oil stocks on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

Uneventful day in Dublin sees Iseq Overall index fall 0.56 per cent

Eva Milka and Eoin Jenkinson of Gaelic Escargot, the snail farm and business they run in Co Carlow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gaelic Escargot company can produce up to 10 tonnes of snail meat a year

The new Domino’s Pizza store in Ringsend.

London-listed fast food pizza chain wants to have 75 outlets here as part of expansion plan

Aryzta owns brands including Cuisine De France. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Swiss-Irish baked goods group also announces a series of board changes

CPL chief executive Anne Heraty. The company returned €25m of cash to shareholders during the year leaving it with net cash in excess of €24 million at year end. Ms Heraty would have receiving €7.4m of this payout.

Employment services company increased dividend after ‘record revenues’

More than eight in 10 chief executives of Irish insurance firms were confident about business growth, PwC said. Photograph: iStock

Insurance chiefs say 71 per cent of firms will have cyber cover in five years, report says

Glenveagh has a landbank capable of delivering 11,370 homes, it says. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Birmingham named chief investment officer of company’s ‘living’ subsidiary

The proposed new restaurant in the Ormond Hotel.

Property on Dublin’s quays was bought for €2.5m

The Republic’s housing crisis will be one topic discussed at the upcoming Dublin Economics Workshop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Your business this week: Also, economists and politicians descend on Wexford; residential property price results

 Lenders must face up to the “terrible dilemma” of “stubborn arrears”, says  Rachel McGovern of Brokers Ireland. Photograph: iStock

Lenders failing those in mortgage arrears and ‘kicking can down road’

According to Sherry Fitzgerald, a steady market would expect the stock of available properties as a percentage of the total housing stock to be 4.5-6 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Sherry FitzGerald says number of properties for sale is starting to creep up

Paschal Donohoe said pan-European tax changes should prevent mismatches among “various countries and gaps in the international tax framework” from arising. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Finance publishes Government’s corporation tax roadmap

Andrew Hetherington, Business to Arts chief executive; Music Generation student Aibhlínn Doheny from Portlaoise; Sean McGrath, Allianz chief executive; and Rosaleen Molloy, Music Generation national director.

Business to Arts awards recognise companies and public sector bodies for innovative support

Nike dropped 2.7 per cent as the company faced backlash over its choice of Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racism, as a face for the 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ slogan. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Iseq outperforms European indexes in choppy day

David McCullagh in the This Week studio

Carole Coleman and Justin McCarthy complete the on-air line up

The Clayton and Maldron chains are owned by hotel operator Dalata. Occupancy in its Dublin hotels increased from 82.3 per cent to 86.2 per cent in the first six months of this year.

Hotel operator close to deal to sell 69 residential units on Tara Towers Hotel site

David Kelly, a managing partner of Amrop: “Over the next couple of years, we’d be targeting a turnover of several million.” Photograph: Conor McCabe

Company relaunches in Dublin after 15-month sabbatical from Irish market

Kerry Airport in Farranfore. The airport carried 335,480 passengers last year.

Profit at the Farranfore airport rose to almost €850,000 while grants exceeded €1.6m

The H&M Building on South King Street in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Profit falls 5.3% to €2.55 million across Swedish retailer’s 24 Irish outlets

The Abercrombie group has two stores in Dublin - one Abercrombie and Fitch outlet and one Hollister outlet. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Since 2014 sales have fallen from €16.5m to €9.9m at Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister

Almost one quarter of the time, when rating PCP offers, consumers judged an inferior deal to be better than another that was objectively superior, an ESRI study has found. Photograph: iStock

ESRI study finds consumers have poor grasp of important aspects of PCP deals

“The first four months of 2018 was a challenging period for IFG Group,” said Kathryn Purves, IFG’s chief executive. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Although revenue and profit increased, IFG is still dealing with a series of legacy issues

Total Produce chairman Carl McCann. The company increased its shareholder dividend on the back of profits increasing.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Fruit and veg producer announces 2.5% increase in dividend as profit reaches €42.3m

Most of Trinity’s 17,000 students are unlikely to taste a drop of the wine consignment, as it will only be for use at private events, not in its bars. The private clients will be “invoiced directly” for the wine. FIle photograph: Getty Images

University’s catering unit seeks supplier of at least 8,400 bottles for private events

The Liberty Insurance offices in Cavan. “Our offices in Dublin and Cavan, along with our call centre in Enniskillen, are not impacted by this merger,”  Liberty Insurance says. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurer with 250,000 customers has yet to receive Commercial Court approval

Optimism over trade talks between the US and Canada boosted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to all-time highs on Wednesday. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Markets report: Apple and Amazon reach record highs as do S&P 500 and Nasdaq

McMahon’s were at one point in the early 1900s the largest timber supplier in the country. Photograph: iStock

Limerick-based McMahon’s increased profit 83% as construction sector rebounds

Residential capital spending in Dublin rose 23 per cent to €7.5 billion last year and represented more than 52 per cent of the overall market. Photograph: iStock

Falling investment in commercial came as residential spend increased to €14.4bn

The NRF called for an increase in the entry point to the 40 per cent rate of income tax by €1,250 to keep ahead of wage growth. Photograph: iStock

Recruitment industry group calls for incentives to support women returning to work

Former Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran (R) saw his salary increase 105% before he left the bookmaker. Photograph: Eric Luke

The average salary of Iseq 20 boss has risen to €1.88m, according to new figures

 Queuing for a rental property in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Prices across the State now 75% higher than low point in 2011 and 26% higher than Celtic Tiger peak

Bon Secours is in the throes of a €150 million investment across its estate including expansion of its clinical facilities in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Accounts show profits fell 61% at Bon Secours Group as payroll costs rise

Software company LiveTiles has launches its first product from its Sligo base having established there earlier this year. Photograph: iStock

Software company has built an intranet to cater to SMEs in response to customer demand

The recreation of the Lebuinus church, using cardboard boxes from Smurfit Kappa, in the town of Deventer in the Netherlands.

Company teamed up with artist Olivier Grossetête to recreate famous structures

Photograph: iStock

Some 44% of those surveyed said they would find retirement financially difficult

Tom O’Mahony, chief executive of Origin Enterprises. Photograph: Eric Luke

Origin has option to acquire remaining 35% of Fortgreen Commercial Agricola

A computer-generated image of what the adjoining premises on Dawson Street owned by the Royal Irish Automobile Club and Tetrarch Capital would look like if the proposed €35m redevelopment goes ahead

Pending planning approval, the new hotel at the Royal Irish Automobile Club on Dawson Street could open within three years

A computer-generated image of the renovated Cafe en Seine

Venue will have conservatory style street garden with retractable glass roof

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