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Irish on-line training business ETU plans to create an extra 100 jobs here and in the US over the next 14 months.

Irish on-line training business ETU plans to create an extra 100 jobs here and in the US over the next 14 months. The company said that it has recent(...)

The potential amount to be earned from providing in-car data services, entertainment, and advertising could be as high as $750 billion  by 2030. Photograph: Getty Images/Ikon Images

Twenty-five gigabytes. That’s how much data is generated by a “connected” car every hour that it’s in use. To put that in perspective, that’s enough d(...)

Steve Fitzpatrick, General secretary of the Communications Workers Union. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is a whiff of belligerence around the industrial relations scene these days. Trade unions and companies in myriad sectors from transport to reta(...)

An Post has employed management consultants McKinsey to advise it on rationalisation plans

Postmasters and politicians are awaiting plans by An Post, expected in the coming weeks, for the downsizing of the post office network which are sure (...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said An Post’s plan would be presented to a board in four to six weeks, and then to Government. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten insists the future of An Post is “not as negative” as some reports “have suggested”as postmasters plan to p(...)

The closure of a large number of rural post offices, as well as a programme of redundancies, is expected to be part of An Post’s  plan. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

More than half of all the 1,100 post offices in the State are loss making, An Post has told the Government. The declaration raises the prospect of th(...)

Sources in An Post played down the immediacy of the cash squeeze  but confirmed that without the price increase the company’s cash flow would be negative next month, and would “run into difficulty” soon afterwards. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

An Post has told the Government it will face cash-flow difficulties next month unless it can immediately increase the price of stamps. Ministers say (...)

Digicel’s office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The company’s restructuring will  involve cutting one in four jobs and  signing a new partnership with a Chinese group, ZTE. Photograph: Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel telecoms group is shedding more than 1,500 jobs over the next 18 months in an overhaul of the debt-laden business. The Bermu(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble during a special session of the German Bundestag over the proposed bailout package for Greece last week.  Photograph: EPA/BERND VON JUTRCZENKA

There is no euro zone crisis. It’s impossible to understand what’s going on now if you start out with the assumption that there is a single community (...)

Brush with death: rescuers pull a garment worker alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters

It was an image of horror that made people in the West think uncomfortable thoughts about the human cost of the clothes on their backs: a couple embra(...)

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