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Barrys tea is working to take micro-plastics out of its tea bags

Barry’s Tea is looking at ways to remove plastics from its current range of teabags and make them compostable “as speedily as possible”. The company (...)

Sir Martin Sorrell  is leaving the advertising giant after three decades in the business and a successor has not yet been named. File photograph:  Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

Advertising giant WPP faces a fraught annual meeting next month as investors and shareholder advisers grow increasingly frustrated over the lack of in(...)

Collaborative research: Niall FitzGerald believes that building on relationships with the UK will enhance Ireland’s international competitiveness. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

Niall FitzGerald believes Ireland has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The British-based former head of Unilever has a distinct perspective on Brexit(...)

Tim Armstrong: the former Google executive ran AOL until its $4.4 billion sale to Verizon in 2015. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

Tim Armstrong, the former AOL chief executive, is being considered to succeed Martin Sorrell as head of WPP, the marketing and communications group, a(...)

 Oxford University’s vice-chancellor Prof Louise Richardson:  said the Government needs to  restore third level in the State’s universities if Ireland is to benefit from the opportunities after Brexit. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Academics in the UK are showing an interest in moving to Ireland because of Brexit, but there is an urgent need to substantially increase investment i(...)

Oil prices slid on uncertainty over whether US president Donald Trump would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal

European shares edged up 0.1 per cent on Tuesday, but Italian stocks were a weak spot as the threat of a snap election grew, while earnings and deal-m(...)

Permanent TSB declined 1.6 per cent to €1.75. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Iseq index stood out as a weak spot across European markets on Friday as a drop in the value of sterling against the euro as a result of weaker-th(...)

Floor of NYSE on Monday, April 23th. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares edged up on Monday as a rise in US Treasury yields helped lift bank stocks to nearly five-week highs, more than offsetting a disappoin(...)

Oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and BP were both up about 1.5 per cent as oil prices hit their highest in over three years after a report that top exporter Saudi Arabia was pushing for higher prices. Photograph: Reuters

Earnings and trade anxiety set the tone on stock markets, amid a mixed slate of results. The FTSE 100 in London rose after commodity stocks were boost(...)

Unilever’s reported turnover fell 5.2 per cent to €12.6 billion in the first quarter, hurt by currency exchange rates. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant, reported first-quarter sales figures that met expectations, helped mainly by increases in the volume o(...)

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