Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney.

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney said the company was “absolutely smashed” by the first coronavirus lockdown and that it would not recover un(...)

Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney: ‘We remain confident that demand for our food-to-go categories will recover strongly as the effect of Covid-19 recedes.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish food group Greencore successfully completed a £90 million (€101 million) share placing on Tuesday morning, with the proceeds set to be used to s(...)

Moody’s said Covid-19 has triggered a severe economic downturn in Europe, with economic activity contracting “on an unprecedented scale and unemployment rising”.

Housing affordability across Europe will worsen for young and low-income groups after Covid-19, Moody’s has warned. The rating agency says the pandem(...)

The Government’s national development plan envisages a 2030 deadline for the conversion of peat-burning power plants to more sustainable low-carbon technologies. File photograph: Getty

The Government provided €2.4 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry here in 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This wa(...)

Coca-Cola Ireland says the new more sustainable cardboard package will remove 200 tonnes of “shrink wrap plastic” from the business annually.

Coca-Cola Ireland has introduced more sustainable cardboard packaging for its multipack cans which, it says, will remove 200 tonnes of “shrink wrap pl(...)

Officials from National Broadband Ireland  appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks to discuss the €3bn  scheme

The company behind the National Broadband Plan has been criticised for not providing sufficient information about the rollout of the plan on its websi(...)

The company says it expects the normalisation of crop plantings in the coming period, which will result in improved sale volumes.

Revenue at agri-services group Origin Enterprises slumped by 14 per cent to €381 million in the three months to the end of October, as poor weather hi(...)

Eoin Burke-Kennedy reports on data provided by Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien showing how much local councils paid for social housing. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Local councils are paying private developers up to double what it costs them on average to build social housing units directly themselves, according t(...)

In Fingal County Council, the average cost of so-called turnkey acquisitions last year was €412,000, compared to €209,300 for the new builds delivered directly by the council. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Some local councils are paying private developers up to €400,000 for social housing units when the councils themselves can build them directly at half(...)

The Central Statistics Office said a positive demographic effect contributed an increase of 27,900 to the labour force.

The Republic’s unemployment rate has jumped to over 20 per cent as a result of the current Level 5 restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus. Th(...)

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