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Activist investor Dan Loeb wants Intel to consider splitting itself up to improve  returns for shareholders. Photograph: Mauritz Antin/EPA

Activist investor Dan Loeb has built a position in Intel and is urging the company to explore strategic alternatives, including a possible break-up of(...)

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Pricewatch is not unaccustomed to handling complaints from readers about companies of all shapes and sizes. Every single day of the year readers conta(...)

A Grá Picnics spread

Christmas 2020, like much of this year, remains an unknown. Whether we will be able to enjoy extended gatherings in our homes – or whether we will eve(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris announced refunds for some college students in Budget 2021 to compensate for the shift towards online learning. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Online lectures, empty campuses, socially distanced social events: everything has changed about college this year, it seems, except the cost. We aske(...)

Intel headquarters in Leixlip, Co Kildare: First established  in 1989, it is now one of its eight chip-fabrication sites worldwide. Intel has thrived in part due to the mantra of “only the paranoid survive”. Photograph: James Forde

If you’ve owned a PC sometime over the last 30 years, you will be familiar with the blue and silver “Intel Inside” sticker. Even if you have not, you (...)

The Ryevale Nursing Home in Co Kildare  recorded 40 confirmed or suspected coronavirus deaths and 58 residents and 69n staff became infected, in what was one of the worst virus  outbreaks affecting a care facility during the pandemic.

One Kildare nursing home recorded 40 confirmed or suspected coronavirus deaths with a further 58 residents becoming infected, according to new inspect(...)

Jan Corcoran represented Ireland in a long-distance running event organised by International Association of Ultrarunners in August.

Jan Corcoran was never really a runner. She had to run with all the other sports she did – such as soccer and tag rugby – but she didn’t have any stru(...)

Ringsend waste water treatment plant treats some 40 per cent of Ireland’s public waste water but is operating at over capacity and not in compliance with national and EU environmental regulations.

Irish Water has been strongly criticised for failing to adequately address discharges of untreated sewage at many locations around the country and mak(...)

Mark Kennedy and his wife Jill in Leixlip, Co Kildare. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

In the hours after the Government announced the lifting of Kildare’s lockdown, locals in Leixlip strolled the streets where the strict restrictions ha(...)

Desmond Guinness at Leixlip Castle in 2013. Photograph: Eric Lukebridge Big House Festival August Bank Holiday

Born: 8th September, 1931 Died: 20th August, 2020 It is an extraordinary tribute to the Hon Desmond Guinness, who has died aged 88, that it is merely(...)

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