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A crippling shortage of chefs is forcing Irish restaurants to trawl Europe for qualified staff willing to move here to cook, as consumers’ appetite for eating out expands

A crippling shortage of chefs is forcing Irish restaurants to trawl Europe for qualified staff willing to move here to cook, as consumers’ appetite fo(...)

A beautifully reserved account of the Cello Concerto from Alban Gerhardt

It’s time to start figuring out how the circle is going to be squared. RTÉ has issued a five-year strategy document covering the years 2018 to 2022. I(...)

Greencoat Renewables: turbines at the company’s Knockacummer wind farm, in Co Cork

The Irish renewable-infrastructure company Greencoat Renewables has agreed to buy Lisdowney, a 9.2MW wind farm in Co Kilkenny, for €22.5 million. The(...)

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index rose to a reading of 110.4 in January, up from 103.2 in December. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Consumer sentiment has reached its highest level in 17 years, but this doesn’t signal a return to the economic boom, according to an analysis of the f(...)

Growth in new orders among construction firms is now at a six-month high, while rising workloads led businesses in the sector to increase their staffing levels. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish construction industry got off to a “strong start” to the year, posting faster increases in activity, new orders and employment, according to(...)

IAPI chief executive Tania Banotti is leaving the advertising body to run Creative Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tania Banotti has been appointed director of Creative Ireland, the government initiative to “place creativity at the centre of public policy”. Ms Ban(...)

Digital profits: Niall McGarry, founder of Maximum Media, the company behind the media brand JOE.

Maximum Media has hired Diageo marketer Paul Dunkin as its brand strategy director, while Ian Howard is joining the Irish digital media company from C(...)

Smart home: An Amazon Echo device.

All Irish radio stations are now accessible through Amazon’s voice-activated speaker range and its digital assistant Alexa, as they bid to maintain th(...)

British musician and composer Elton John reacts after receiving a Crystal Award from Hilde Schwab, chairperson and co-founder of Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship during the Crystal Award Ceremony on the eve of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Business leaders, politicians and Elton John braved heavy snow in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Monday as they arrived for the World Economic Forum(...)

CEO chief executive Albert Manifold, best paid chief executive of a listed company in Ireland, according to a new report by Ictu. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Who is the best paid CEO of an Irish-listed company and how much more do they earn? CRH’s Albert Manifold, and quite a lot more are the answers. Mark (...)

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