Sign of the times? Ulster Bank’s parent is considering winding down the lender. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw STOCK

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Johnny Ronan teamed with US investment company Colony Capital to bid for the development of the former Irish Glass Bottle site in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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On the road to Drivetime: RTÉ Radio presenter Sarah McInerney  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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The owner of the Jervis Shopping Centre in Dublin has issued proceedings for alleged non-payment of debt against four of its retailer tenants. Photograph: iStock

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Two senior business figures are to be prosecuted in connection with the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into the sale for £1.2 billion of Nama’s Northern Ireland property loan book, Project Eagle.

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Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe – new president of the Eurogroup. Photograph: AFP via Getty

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Are you ready for a tax bill at the end of the year? Photograph: iStock

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Mothercare: the latest Irish business casualty of Covid-19. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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EY says some 20 per cent of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects in the Republic won’t proceed as planned this year because of Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

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Aryzta is undertaking a strategic review. Photograph: iStock

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I’ve tried to develop some way of ironing while cleaning the floor while correcting Mental Maths, but so far, yes, I’ve failed

Dust everywhere, clothes are crumpled, the dishes keep coming and the cat judges me silently from the windowsill

Lockdown loans:  Covid-19 loan  payment breaks can now be stretched from three to six months. Photograph: EPA

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There are growing concerns about insurers relying on small print to avoid payout out for business interruptions linked to Covid-19. Photograph: iStock

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Social distancing on Dublin Bus. The Central Bank has warned that the coronavirus crisis is likely to blow a €22 billion hole in the State’s finances. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

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Coronavirus: Neil Trainor adjusts a mannequin outside an outlet in Dublin selling workwear including facemasks. Photograph: PA

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A woman wears a face mask to protect against coronavirus in Los Angeles yesterday. The number of Irish patients suffering from the illness is rising, as is the likely cost to business. Photograph: AFP via Getty

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Ibec has concerns over the Government’s estimates on the impact of global tax reform Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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Keep building: Ires Reit says it will press ahead with plans to construct almost 600 apartments. Photograph: iStock

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A US analyst has offered Perrigo some hope in the case of its €1.6 billion tax demand from Revenue. Photograph: iStock

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How progressive is the State’s tax system? The ESRI has crunched the numbers. Photograph: iStock

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The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe  has warned that the State’s corporation tax take could reduce significantly in coming years. Photograph: PA

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The ESRI says carbon emissions could be at least 20 per cent lower by 2030 if the Government withdrew a range of fossil fuel subsidies. Photograph: iStock

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Denis O’Brien: expected to come under pressure from bondholders at Digicel.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

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Happy man: Richard Kennedy of Devenish celebrates his victory at Thursday’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Photograph: Maxwells

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Picture of a sign with the logo of Aviva on their headquarters for Lyon, France. Aviva plc is a British multinational insurance company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Aviva is one of the largest general insurer and a leading life and pensions provider in the world

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A huge payday is due for the three top executives in the company that owns the Irish Spar franchise.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Seán Dunne: Seeking a fresh US civil trial. Photograph: Douglas Healey

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A Kerry businessman’s settlement with KBC is one of the biggest of the tracker mortgage scandal to date.

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Will Boris Johnson still be smiling after this week’s parliamentary vote on his proposed Brexit deal? Photograph: AP

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Sean Corkery: noted EY’s absence from Datalex’s shareholder meeting on Thursday  Photograph: Tom Honan

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Temporary PSNI superintendent Clive Beatty at an Enniskillen press conference on the abduction of Kevin Lunney. Photograph: PA Wire

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Troubled travel software firm Datalex is due to hold its  annual general meeting later this month. Photograph: iStock

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Competition is growing to buy a wind farm project in which Johnny Ronan has an interest. Photograph: iStock

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Sterling: about to get weaker? Photograph: Bloomberg

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Hines has emerged as the preferred bidder for a site being sold by the GAA in Drumcondra.

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Needs more time:  Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding pictured at the bank’s results briefing on Thursday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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Ian Drennan of the ODCE pictured arriving for a hearing of the   Oireachtas Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Policy dilemmas: the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, consulting with his chief economist, John McCarthy, earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

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Permanent TSB on Thursday became the first lender to be fined by the Central Bank over the tracker mortgage scandal. Photograph: Alan Betson

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is seen at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

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Sean Dunne at the United States Federal Court House in New  Haven, Connecticut.  Photograph: Douglas Healey

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For Sale: The Bombardier plant in Belfast. Photograph: PA Wire

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Who will win the race to take the top job at the Central Bank?

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A no-deal Brexit would be far from pleasant for Irish exporters, according to the Central Bank. Photograph: Bloomberg

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Ires is hoping to build 428 apartments at Rockbrook in Sandyford, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

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Irish Ferries: If you’re hoping for compensation for last year’s WB Yeats delay, be prepared for a long wait.

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Automation might not be everybody’s friend, particularly if you live in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. Image: iStock

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Prepared for Brexit: Glenn Carr general manager of Rosslare Europort says the facility is ready to get much busier. Photograph: Simon Carswell

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 Dylan McGrath at Shelbourne Social, his new restaurant on Shelbourne Road, Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Interview: The celebrity chef on past failures, rivals, his new venture, and his ‘shy side’

Glanbia is not along in stockpiling goods in warehouses in Britain: no-deal Brexit fears have led to huge growth in demand for capacity in the sector, according to the UK Warehousing Association. Photograph: Bloomberg

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A clear picture of what lies ahead? Boris Johnson surveys his audience at the Pendulum event on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: gearing up for a fresh tax battle? Photograph: Reuters

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Brexit: what happens when your farm sits exactly on the Border?  Photograph: Andrew Paton

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Howth skipper  John Lynch navigates the Brexit high seas in his fishing vessel, Eblana.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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Brexit worries: Mark Carney painted a bleak picture of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

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Brexit chaos spread well beyond the streets of London on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

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Something for everybody in Paschal Donohoe’s latest budget?  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

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The loan losses racked up by the State’s 11 boomtime banks since the crash amount to almost €140 billion.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary is lobbying the Government on tax. Photograph: PA Wire

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Adverse shock, anybody? Brexit is only one factor that could deliver it, according to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. Photograph: PA Wire

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Anxious Tyrone fans watch their team hang on against Monaghan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All supporters of Northern teams know that GAA is a very pure manifestation of Irishness

Another starring role for Bord Gáis: the energy company has renewed its naming rights for the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, which this year featured Matilda, the hit musical.

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British soldiers, Co Fermanagh, in 2002. Just because soldiers might not be part of the story any more does not mean they won’t be remembered in the North.  Photograph: PA

Border checks and what they symbolise will play strongly in any post-Brexit Border poll

Strikes are taking off across Ryanair’s European markets. Photograph: Reuters

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Stranded: Ryanair is facing industrial action on a number of fronts at the same time. Photograph: Reuters

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg didn’t create any good Facebook memories on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

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Housing completions: every brick counts, but how many are there?  Photograph: iStock

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Global trade uncertainty: The US has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Europe, Canada and Mexico. Photograph: Getty

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The many uses of Sugru did not include making millions for its early investors.

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Mortgages and housing: Central Bank researchers sound a warning and Nesc offers a solution. Photograph: iStock

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The Central Bank of Ireland could be behind  a third State investigation into INM. Photograph: Alan Betson

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The Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, in action in the Dáil on Wednesday.

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Staff who choose to leave Eir will be offered  five weeks’ pay per year of service to leave. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Aeroflot is planning to launch a direct flight between Dublin and Moscow. Photograph: iStock

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Airbnb is in the Republic for the long haul, according to Aisling Hassell, who heads up the company’s Irish-based operations.  Photograph: Alan Betson

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Guinness: the most valuable Irish brand according to a new report Photograph: iStock

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The failure of Rush Credit Union led to redress of €450,000 for people who disputed the amounts taken from their accounts in relation to a prize draw for a car. Photograph: North County Leader

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Former Central Bank deputy governor Stefan Gerlach: not a fan of some Irish politicians Photograph: Frank Miller

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Ready for some snowy action in St Anne’s Park

Whatever about battling blizzard-like conditions, the real challenge is to get children to put their layers on before going outsid(...)

Permanent TSB is likely to refuse any invitation to discuss its planned mortgages sale before the Oireachtas finance committee. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Rout worsens: Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  moments before the Closing Bell on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

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The National Broadband Plan: now likely to cost more than the €1bn previously signalled. Photograph: iStock

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Leo Varadkar poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview in Davos on Thursday. Photograph: Bloomberg

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Apple: Making history with a gigantic US tax payment. Photograph: Getty

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Mainstream Renewable chief executive, Andy Kinsella

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Its legacy lives on: Anglo Irish Bank creditors give up the ghost. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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US streets are not yet turning to gold for Primark. Photograph: Bloomberg

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Ialpa  has given Ryanair a midday deadline for a union recognition agreement. Photograph: PA Wire

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Ryanair: Seeking ways to mitigate the impact of next week’s threatened strike Photograph: PA

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Ryanair alleges Expedia has engaged in ‘screen scraping’. Photograph: AFP

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Bank of Ireland notified the Data Protection Commissioner of the data breach. Photograph: iStock

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The German parliament: could a vote next week scupper our bailout repayment plans? Photograph: iStock

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Irish 10-year bonds have had a mixed session so far. Photograph: Reuters

Agency will monitor market developments over coming weeks

Mining challenges: Kenmare defaulted on its debts earlier this year after failing to reach an agreement with its lenders on a deleveraging plan. Photograph: Thinkstock

Troubled iron and titanium ore miner said to be ready to raise €265m

David Drumm has already been twice refused bail in relation to the extradition request. Photograph: Matthew Healey/The Irish Times

Former Anglo Irish chief remains in custody outside Boston

Peggy Johnson of Microsoft at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Peggy Johnson is a big fan of actual ‘face time’ and met several Irish start-ups at the Dublin Web Summit

Richard Desmond: suggested Anthony O’Reilly surrounded himself with “old people . . . like a drinking club or a rugby club”

UK billionaire describes putting hands around O’Reilly’s throat

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