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Government bans on products such as single-use plastic water bottles, shopping bags and polystyrene cups have sent retailers and consumer goods companies searching for solutions. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Major packaged goods sellers and retailers, under pressure to cut the flow of single-use plastic bottles and containers clogging the world’s waterways(...)

 Patrick Coveney,  chief executive of Greencore: the company will discuss its intention to return £509 million (€580 million) to investors on Tuesday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday Results: Whirlpool, Caterpillar. Indicators: Irish retail sales (Dec), overseas travel (Dec); Euro zone loan growth and money supply (Dec);(...)

 Amazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Amazon has reported a record-breaking holiday season as shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein clothes, su(...)

A UNICEF staff member vaccinates a child against measles in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila in 2015. With support from UNICEF, the Australian government and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a drone program began in December, 2018. Photograph: Jeremy Piper/AFP/Getty Images

In the village of Cook’s Bay, on the remote side of the remote island of Erromango, in the remote South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, one-month-old Joy N(...)

Since 2017, 65 million children in more than 60 countries have been immunised with Gavi-supported vaccines.

What do drones, smart fridges and wearable tech have in common? Apart from perhaps making your Christmas list this year, they are part of a global st(...)

Sara Thompson of Thompson Clarke.

Could the humble pantry – the preserve of Downton Abbey sets and Enid Blyton books – be due a comeback? The kitchen island has reached Peak Status Sym(...)

Block A and Block B on Lake Drive at Citywest Business Campus

Citywest Business Campus in west Dublin continues to attract some of the most notable multinational companies setting up business operations in Irela(...)

Driverless lorry testing is well under way in many countries. Photograph: iStock
No time to stand still

Modern supply chains couldn’t exist without the support of a highly sophisticated logistics sector. From a man in a van to Maersk, it’s the engine tha(...)

Ryanair results due on Monday.

Monday Results: Ryanair Meetings: CPL Resources AGM. Indicators: Irish wholesale prices (Sep). Ryanair results Increasingly, Ryanair’s results(...)

Version 1  is forecasting turnover of €120 million for 2018

Irish IT services company Version 1 has acquired Dublin-based data analytics specialist Presidion in what is its ninth acquisition to date, and the se(...)

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