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Business - Today’s News

Woman awarded €8,000 after being sacked for not being pushy enough with customers

The woman lasted just 34 days in her employment as store manager for a Dublin outlet of a family-run business.

Business - Monday 20 August, 2018

Ibec paints glowing picture of Irish economy but warns we've 'a lot to lose' from Trump tariffs

The business group says that Ireland is in a “post-recovery stage”.

Business - Saturday 18 August, 2018

The cost of playing the Lotto is going up

The cost of the Lotto Plus draws will both increase by 50 cent.

Reboot of controversial website Click.ie led by the company's former boss Exclusive

Ex-staff members have said they are “livid” with the development.

Business - Friday 17 August, 2018

Dublin rental prices now €500-a-month higher than boom time as students 'left scraping the barrel'

The latest Daft.ie rental figures show increases across the country.

Business - Thursday 16 August, 2018

Hundreds of customers still in dark as Click.ie is up and running again

The website reappeared online last week.

Business - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors

The company claims that Airbnb visitors will contribute €57 million to the Irish economy this summer.

Business - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales

Questions have been mounting as to where Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is in the midst of this summer’s vulture fund sell off.

A former landmark pub in Blackrock is set to become a Dunnes Stores

The sit of the Playwright pub has been vacant since 2011.

Business - Monday 13 August, 2018

Boost for Irish retailers as sales of ice cream, fans and patio furniture spike during heatwave

The World Cup and royal wedding also helped alcohol and magazine sales this year.

Competitors for €9.4 million PSC contract backed out due to 'unfair advantage' being given to company that won Exclusive

Security Card Concepts (formerly Biometric Card Services), the company responsible for producing the PSC since 2010, eventually won the bumper contract as the sole bidder

Business - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Here are Ireland's most – and least – popular holiday destinations

Everywhere bar the border region and midlands recorded an increase in overseas visitors last year.

Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children

A new study suggests that experience of workplace incivility can directly impact on a person’s parenting style.

The State wants to build a new data centre - but it's worried about its own planning rules

The Office of Public Works said the €30m project would be built on an existing campus in Celbridge.

More than 100 UK constituencies that voted Leave would now vote Remain - study

The study, compiled on behalf of two pro-Remain groups, suggests that disillusioned Labour voters are the key cohort which has changed its mind.

Woman, sacked same day she told employer she had to attend pregnancy appointment, awarded €10,000

The woman had been working at the company for a little over a month.

Business - Friday 10 August, 2018

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction

The bank said that the case was an “isolated occurrence”.

New poll suggests UK would vote to Remain if Brexit vote was held today

The poll was conducted by YouGov on behalf of the People’s Vote campaign, a pro-Remain group.

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Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of single-use plastic bags entirely?

New Zealand has become the latest in a line of more than 60 countries to ban the bags outright. Should we follow suit?

Business - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Samsung releases new Galaxy smartphone with a promise of 24-hour battery life

Samsung suffered a 22% drop in sales in the second quarter of the year.

Business - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites

The summer heatwave has seen the price of fodder rise across the board.

'Day of reckoning' for globally popular weedkiller Roundup as €344 million cancer trial comes to a head

The verdict in the trial, instigated by terminally ill Dewayne Johnson, could leave Roundup manufacturer Monsanto facing hundreds of additional lawsuits.

Business - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Only Sweden is more expensive for EU gas prices than Ireland*

*And we’re top five for electricity too.

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Elon Musk sends Tesla stock price soaring with a tweet

The controversial CEO says he’s considering taking the company private.

Business - Monday 6 August, 2018

'There's a risk of being caught up in a trend': The fight for Ireland's salad-bar market

Competition is growing as people swap chicken fillet rolls for chickpeas.

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

Business - Saturday 4 August, 2018

VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep

Ross said big-profit hotels operating in Ireland are damaging the country’s tourism reputation.

Business - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Ryanair told striking cabin crew in Portugal their actions would affect their promotion prospects

The airline has since apparently reversed tack on that approach.

Business - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Michael O'Leary waived his €1m bonus last year - but it's not going to hit his pocket too hard

The Ryanair CEO’s shares alone are worth €631.8 million.

Central Bank warns if overheating is allowed, we're in for another boom-bust cycle

The Central Bank said the government needs to avoid policies that could add to this risk.

Business - Monday 30 July, 2018

The department claims it remains on track but what's happening with the National Broadband Plan?

SSE pulled out of the tendering process yesterday.

Business - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'Shockingly low' number of smaller businesses helped by Brexit scheme

The Brexit Loan Scheme aims to minimise the impact Britain leaving the EU will have on businesses.

Business - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Siptu 'expels hundreds of ESB members' for allegedly transferring from another union

550 workers left the electrical union Connect in March of 2017.

An alliance of Europe's top banks has quietly based its blockchain ambitions in Dublin

HSBC, Santander and Deutsche Bank are all part of the We.trade consortium.

Business - Friday 27 July, 2018

Fermanagh bakery to build factory in Cavan to 'survive Brexit'

About 80 full-time jobs will be created.

Business - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Ryanair warns of possible redundancies, plans to cut 20% of Irish-based fleet

The company claims the move is partly to do with ongoing strike action by pilots.

Business - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Chef, sacked after threatening porter who called him a motherf**er, awarded €6,000 for unfair dismissal

The Workplace Relations Commission has found that the man was unfairly dismissed.

GAA to 'consider proposal' of Liam Miller tribute match organisers

The organisers of the match and senior GAA officials, including president John Horan, met today to discuss the controversial fixture.

Business - Monday 23 July, 2018

Art dealer buys storage locker full of 'junk', finds six priceless paintings

David Killen says the priceless find ‘is not about the money – I want some publicity for my auction house’.

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