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Last year Facebook spent between €4.2 million and €4.5 million on EU lobbying activities, and employs 12 full-time lobbyists, according to figures from the EU transparency database. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook has increased the amount it spends on lobbying efforts in Brussels fourfold to more than €4 million last year, according to figures from a Eu(...)

A Diageo spokeswoman said Guinness was very proud of its 42-year heritage of jazz in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

The Lord Mayor of Cork has warmly welcomed confirmation by international alcohol beverage giant Diageo that it is fully committed to hosting the Guinn(...)

Green Party deputy leader  Catherine Martin was appointed as Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed that what most people think of as the Department of Arts has changed its name again. The Department of Cult(...)

Concern is growing over hate speech on Facebook.

Last Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, attended a virtual meeting with some of the company’s top advertising partners. The brands (...)

The restaurants group argued that a VAT cut on pub drink from 23 to 9% was unrealistic, given the cost, and said lobbying should be focused elsewhere.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Serious tensions have emerged between groups representing restaurants and publicans over a campaign for tax cuts to save them from being overwhelmed b(...)

The boycott of Facebook by major advertisers over its failure to control hate speech is hurting. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The boycott of Facebook by major advertisers over its failure to control hate speech is hurting. Boycotters Verizon and Unilever alone spent $850,000 (...)

Social distancing partitions at a pub in Dublin. Guinness has announced a new €14m fund to help Irish pubs. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Guinness has launched a €14 million fund to help Irish pubs preparing to reopen following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. The “Raising the B(...)

European shares closed at a near one-week low on Monday. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

European shares closed at a near one-week low on Monday as signs of a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Germany and elsewhere unnerved investors hopi(...)

Tesco Ireland  intends supplying more than 6,400 tonnes of waste food a year from its stores in the Republic to Kildare-based Green Generation

Tesco plans to cut carbon emissions by converting waste food from the British chain’s Irish stores into natural gas. Until recently surplus food tha(...)

Average emissions intensity reductions across signatory companies increased from 36 per cent to 41 per cent last year. Photograph: iStock

Irish companies who have pledged to halve their carbon footprint are following through on their promise, new figures suggest. More than 50 Irish comp(...)

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