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Employment is a lagging indicator of economic wellbeing but there are some good reasons the labour market is proving so resilient to Britain’s wider Brexit woes. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

More people are in work than ever before and wages are at last rising in real terms. Somehow, the message that the British economy is mired in a swamp(...)

The Irish beef market is particularly exposed to a no-deal Brexit, but the dairy industry could also face massive upheaval. Photograph: iStock

Why is the food industry so worried about Brexit? The UK is the biggest market for Irish food exports, accounting for €4.5 billion of our total food (...)

Patrick Coveney at the  Greencore Group agm. Analysts largely believe he’s done the right thing by shareholders. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney reached for superlatives as he unveiled a $747 million (€652.3 million) deal in November 2016 that, he hoped(...)

A new shop sign is covered up at Tesco’s mothballed store in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, prior to the opening today of Tesco’s first discount store trading under the new name Jack’s. Photograph: Chris Radburn

All eyes in the retail sector will be on a small market town in eastern England on Wednesday as Tesco unveils its latest weapon in the war against the(...)

Irish Continental Group, the owner of Irish Ferries, suffered a second day of falls

Trading in European shares was hesitant on Wednesday as investors awaited guidance from the US Federal Reserve on future interest rate rises. Trading (...)

Up to 25,000 new pharma jobs could be created in Ireland if the EU changes the rules on manufacturing of medicines for markets outside the member states

Ryanair said this morning that its profits rose 10 per cent to € 1.45 billion in the 12 months ended March 31st 2018. However, the airline warned that(...)

New deal agreed with the Unite trade union will protect current terms and conditions at Moy Park, including workers’ shift premiums.

Bosses at Moy Park have agreed a 4 per cent pay deal with trade unions to avoid an all-out strike at one of the North’s biggest employers, sources hav(...)

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney:  has a lot on his plate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The merger of two UK supermarket giants might merit a mention when Kerry Group shareholders gather on Thursday for their annual general meeting. But i(...)

QIA, one of the 10 largest sovereign funds in the world, has a 22 per cent stake in Sainsbury’s. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the biggest shareholder in J Sainsbury, is supportive of merger talks between the British supermarket chain and riva(...)

Niall McGrath and Tom Gannon, co-founders of Fulfil Nutrition. The company is backed by Barry Connolly’s Richmond Marketing.  Photograph: Conor McCabe

A major row has broken out between the shareholders of Fulfil Nutrition, a fast-growing Irish food company backed by Barry Connolly, whose Richmond Ma(...)

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