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Brexit is seen as the main challenge to Irish forestry. Photograph: iStock

The State’s forestry industry is likely to invest around €250 million in coming years as it prepares for a period of major expansion. A new trade bod(...)

The typical contribution rate was traditionally 5 per cent; the IAPF survey found 86 per cent of schemes paid more than this.

Irish employers are becoming more generous when it comes to contributing to employee pensions schemes, a new survey has found. According to the Irish(...)

A number of species are ‘critically endangered’ and face a real risk of disappearing entirely without urgent action, including the curlew. Photograph: Mark L Stanley via Getty Images

Mass extinction of species is happening on Ireland’s doorstep. “It is not something which is happening somewhere else,” according to the Irish Wildlif(...)

Wicklow accounts for over a third of all deer shot by licensed hunters in Ireland in the last hunting season, and a high concentration of deer in certain areas has been linked to outbreaks of TB.  Photograph: Wild Deer Association of Ireland

Plans to cull possibly thousands of wild deer in Co Wicklow are to be stepped up next month with the setting-up of teams to police animal populations (...)

Manufacturing at the Combilift Forklifts. Ahead of Brexit, Combilift is applying to the Revenue  for authorised economic operator status, which allows for a quicker passage through checkpoints. Photograph: David Sleator

Many Irish businesses were caught in the fallout from Brexit almost as soon as UK voters chose to leave the world’s biggest trading bloc, in June 2016(...)

An image of what the redeveloped Apollo House on Tara Street in Dublin would look like.

A report from State agency NewERA looks at the potential exposures of State-owned companies to Brexit, and finds that forestry service Coillte is part(...)

Coillte and other State-backed companies are heavily reliant on Britain for trade

Brexit remains a key concern for State-owned companies, with forestry service Coillte seen as being particularly vulnerable as it still derives just o(...)

Zipit co-founder Eamonn Flynn: “Having gone through difficult times and good times, I just have a huge admiration for small business people now.”

On holidays in France, Eamonn Flynn and his business partner Chris Beattie were inspired to bring a forest zipline adventure park business to Ireland.(...)

Alan and Eileen Mullarkey, who have been affected by construction on the wind farm project in north Mayo. Photograph: Conor McKeown

When an ESB and Bord na Móna consortium sought approval for a €600 million onshore wind farm in north Mayo, there was a cautiously positive response t(...)

Cignal chairman Donal O’Shaughnessy (left) and chief executive Colin Cunningham.

Telecoms infrastructure firm Cignal said it planned to invest €25 million over the next two years to help tackle coverage blackspots around the countr(...)

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