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    John Deere aiming to crack crime with new PIN system


    There's been plenty of robberies in the news this week, with a spate of ATM thefts and stolen machinery unfortunately used along the way. There needs to be a clampdown on machinery theft in the first instance, and manufacturers are under pressure to come...

    There's been plenty of robberies in the news this week, with a spate of ATM thefts and stolen machinery unfortunately used along the way. There needs to be a clampdown on machinery theft in the first instance, and manufacturers are under pressure to come up with solutions to deter thieves.
    Mart prices rise as farmers pay no heed to Brexit fears

    Mart prices rise as farmers pay no heed to Brexit fears


    A month ago, this column reported how mart managers noted that some of those ringside appeared to have no fear of where the Irish cattle trade might go post March 29, the then date for the UK to exit the...

    A month ago, this column reported how mart managers noted that some of those ringside appeared to have no fear of where the Irish cattle trade might go post March 29, the then date for the UK to exit the EU.

    The pros and cons of robotic milking systems


    In recent years, we have seen a steady increase in the number of robotic milking systems amongst our dairy farmer clients. Some are new entrants, but many were existing operators who needed to upgrade their facilities and decided that robots were the way...

    In recent years, we have seen a steady increase in the number of robotic milking systems amongst our dairy farmer clients. Some are new entrants, but many were existing operators who needed to upgrade their facilities and decided that robots were the way forward.

    Get stuck in: Pinterest raises $1.4bn in IPO and shuns tag of social media


    Pinterest has raised about $1.4bn (€1.24bn) in its initial public offering, pricing its shares above a targeted range as the year's tech unicorn stampede...

    Pinterest has raised about $1.4bn (€1.24bn) in its initial public offering, pricing its shares above a targeted range as the year's tech unicorn stampede continues
    Former top Unionist to sell newspaper business south of the Border

    Former top Unionist to sell newspaper business south of the Border


    THE owner of the Offaly-based 'Tullamore Tribune' and 'Midland Tribune' newspapers has agreed a sale of the titles to Iconic Newspapers, the publisher of the 'Dundalk Democrat', 'Limerick Leader' and the 'Leitrim...

    THE owner of the Offaly-based 'Tullamore Tribune' and 'Midland Tribune' newspapers has agreed a sale of the titles to Iconic Newspapers, the publisher of the 'Dundalk Democrat', 'Limerick Leader' and the 'Leitrim Observer'.

    Unilever to accelerate growth as targets met


    Consumer goods group Unilever is on track to meet its performance goals this year after strong sales in emerging markets led to a better-than-expected start to...

    Consumer goods group Unilever is on track to meet its performance goals this year after strong sales in emerging markets led to a better-than-expected start to 2019.
    Schools around the corner at Meadowbank

    Schools around the corner at Meadowbank


    More than 60 homes have been sold at Meadowbank since the new Swords development launched in early February beside Millers Glen, the scheme that hit the headlines in 2014 for being the first major new scheme in north Dublin in seven...

    More than 60 homes have been sold at Meadowbank since the new Swords development launched in early February beside Millers Glen, the scheme that hit the headlines in 2014 for being the first major new scheme in north Dublin in seven years.

    It's the view across the Irish sea that makes this Dublin pile so special


    The seafront site known as The Bower in Balbriggan was one of the first parts of the town to become residential back in 1844. The three original houses on the land were built to encourage people to use the then spangly new train line that ran from Dublin...

    The seafront site known as The Bower in Balbriggan was one of the first parts of the town to become residential back in 1844. The three original houses on the land were built to encourage people to use the then spangly new train line that ran from Dublin city out to Drogheda.

    A dormer that will extend your imagination


    Architects are often scathing about planners, for reasons that may be obvious. Town and county planners tend to be conservative, after all, even where conservation is not necessarily desirable. They like to preserve vernacular architecture exactly as it...

    Architects are often scathing about planners, for reasons that may be obvious. Town and county planners tend to be conservative, after all, even where conservation is not necessarily desirable. They like to preserve vernacular architecture exactly as it is, and they take a poor view of ostentatious designs for giant glass-and-steel cubes amid thatched Connemara villages. So they also get in the way of the architects' dreams of fame and fortune.

    Surge in R&D spend between 2015 and '17


    Almost €2.8bn was spent on research and development (R&D) by businesses in Ireland in each of 2017 and 2018 - up 24pc from two years...

    Almost €2.8bn was spent on research and development (R&D) by businesses in Ireland in each of 2017 and 2018 - up 24pc from two years earlier.
    Pernod chief in regular and 'courteous' talks with Elliott

    Pernod chief in regular and 'courteous' talks with Elliott


    Irish Distillers owner Pernod Ricard is having regular and "courteous" talks with activist investor Elliott, although it is not necessarily meeting Elliott any more than it would with any other regular shareholder, the head of Pernod...

    Irish Distillers owner Pernod Ricard is having regular and "courteous" talks with activist investor Elliott, although it is not necessarily meeting Elliott any more than it would with any other regular shareholder, the head of Pernod claimed.

    AIB joins First Data in €75m Payzone bid


    AIB has formed a joint venture (JV) with First Data to buy 95.9pc of fintech payments group...

    AIB has formed a joint venture (JV) with First Data to buy 95.9pc of fintech payments group Payzone.

    Blackstone boss says teachers shouldn't pay tax in US shake-up


    The billionaire head of Blackstone says he wants a radical plan to revive America's middle class, including eliminating taxes for teachers, to improve education, lifting the minimum wage and backing technical...

    The billionaire head of Blackstone says he wants a radical plan to revive America's middle class, including eliminating taxes for teachers, to improve education, lifting the minimum wage and backing technical innovation.

    Deutsche Bank prepares Plan B if merger talks fail


    Deutsche Bank is working on an alternative strategy to present to investors if takeover talks with Commerzbank collapse, according to people familiar with the...

    Deutsche Bank is working on an alternative strategy to present to investors if takeover talks with Commerzbank collapse, according to people familiar with the matter.
    Home economics: Our property finance expert answers your questions

    Home economics: Our property finance expert answers your questions


    Q We've found a house we really want to buy. However, it shares a side passage with its neighbour which leads into both gardens openly. The estate agent says it's never been a problem, but I found out the neighbour is a nice elderly lady, who won't be...

    Q We've found a house we really want to buy. However, it shares a side passage with its neighbour which leads into both gardens openly. The estate agent says it's never been a problem, but I found out the neighbour is a nice elderly lady, who won't be the owner forever. It's a very odd design and I'm worried about both privacy and access issues. There is a burlap fence between the two houses most of the way down the garden, but it stops short of the top, where the access divides into two without impediment. Even if I put up a gate, there's nothing to attach it to. What can I do to secure my right to it?

    The final frontier, when Kernoff boldly went...


    In August 1930, the Irish artist Harry Kernoff sailed to Leningrad on board the Soviet ship Kooperatsiya (Cooperation) as part of a delegation of the Irish Friends of Soviet Russia. It was an interesting group. Kernoff's travelling companions included...

    In August 1930, the Irish artist Harry Kernoff sailed to Leningrad on board the Soviet ship Kooperatsiya (Cooperation) as part of a delegation of the Irish Friends of Soviet Russia. It was an interesting group. Kernoff's travelling companions included the political activists Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and Charlotte Despard, and Irish Republicans David Fitzgerald and George Gilmore (who travelled under a false name). Their educational tour took them from Leningrad to Moscow, Baku, Tiflis, and Vladikavkaz.
    Donohoe rejects call to suspend Nama over probe

    Donohoe rejects call to suspend Nama over probe


    Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe has emphatically ruled out suspending the work of Nama pending the final report of the investigation into the controversial sale of its Northern Ireland loan...

    Finance Minister Pascal Donohoe has emphatically ruled out suspending the work of Nama pending the final report of the investigation into the controversial sale of its Northern Ireland loan portfolio.

    Kingspan must identify bid partner - Recticel


    Kingspan's offer of €700m for two divisions of Recticel is "lacking critical information items", the Belgian group has said. It wants to know who Kingspan plans to sell one of the divisions to, and for how...

    Kingspan's offer of €700m for two divisions of Recticel is "lacking critical information items", the Belgian group has said. It wants to know who Kingspan plans to sell one of the divisions to, and for how much.
    Mortgage holders here are offered the best protection in the world - consumer champion

    Mortgage holders here are offered the best protection in the world - consumer champion


    Mortgage borrowers in this country are the best protected in the world and offering them more protections from vulture funds will force banks to leave the market, a consumer champion...

    Mortgage borrowers in this country are the best protected in the world and offering them more protections from vulture funds will force banks to leave the market, a consumer champion claimed.

    Threat to tax 'cuckoo funds' as FG feels the heat on housing crisis


    The Government will consider taxing so-called 'cuckoo funds' if they continue buying up residential property in blocks, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has...

    The Government will consider taxing so-called 'cuckoo funds' if they continue buying up residential property in blocks, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has conceded.
    Cairn Homes chief enjoys pay package of €920,000

    Cairn Homes chief enjoys pay package of €920,000


    The co-founder and chief executive of Cairn Homes, Michael Stanley, saw his pay increase by €123,000 in...

    The co-founder and chief executive of Cairn Homes, Michael Stanley, saw his pay increase by €123,000 in 2018.
    Pelosi recalls tanks and barbed wire on walk over Peace Bridge

    Pelosi recalls tanks and barbed wire on walk over Peace Bridge


    Having used a historical speech in the Dáil to defend Irish peace, Nancy Pelosi yesterday went to see the benefits of the Good Friday Agreement for...

    Having used a historical speech in the Dáil to defend Irish peace, Nancy Pelosi yesterday went to see the benefits of the Good Friday Agreement for herself.
    Ex-boss raised Brexit fears, including funding cut, with Ross

    Ex-boss raised Brexit fears, including funding cut, with Ross


    Former FAI boss John Delaney raised fears about the impact Brexit will have on Irish football, including a cut in EU funding that he said has already...

    Former FAI boss John Delaney raised fears about the impact Brexit will have on Irish football, including a cut in EU funding that he said has already occurred.
    Shipping cattle to Britain no antidote for Brexit pain, warn factories

    Shipping cattle to Britain no antidote for Brexit pain, warn factories


    Meat processors have said that shipping cattle directly to Britain for processing will not be an 'antidote' to high tariffs that may be imposed on Ireland beef in the event of a no-deal...

    Meat processors have said that shipping cattle directly to Britain for processing will not be an 'antidote' to high tariffs that may be imposed on Ireland beef in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

    Milk prices at 1995 levels, claim farmers


    The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has claimed that recent cuts to milk prices mean they are now at '1995 levels' and that dairy processors have some serious questions to...

    The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has claimed that recent cuts to milk prices mean they are now at '1995 levels' and that dairy processors have some serious questions to answer.
    New Ulster Bank fees mean it won't be a Good Friday for some

    New Ulster Bank fees mean it won't be a Good Friday for some


    THERE will be no Good Friday for Ulster Bank customers as a raft of new fees will take effect for thousands of...

    THERE will be no Good Friday for Ulster Bank customers as a raft of new fees will take effect for thousands of them.

    Health and Safety Authority to begin farm inspection blitz next week


    The Health and Safety Authority will begin an intensive inspection campaign next week with a focus on the safe use of tractors and machinery on...

    The Health and Safety Authority will begin an intensive inspection campaign next week with a focus on the safe use of tractors and machinery on farms.

    Kingspan offer 'lacking critical information' – Recticel


    Kingspan’s offer of €700m for two divisions of Recticel is "lacking critical information items", the Belgian group has...

    Kingspan’s offer of €700m for two divisions of Recticel is "lacking critical information items", the Belgian group has said.

    Unilever growth driven by emerging markets while Europe remains slow


    Marmite maker Unilever saw rising sales driven by success in emerging markets during the first quarter, but Europe remained...

    Marmite maker Unilever saw rising sales driven by success in emerging markets during the first quarter, but Europe remained slow.

    'The dairy influence has led to a huge reduction in quality'


    Storm Powell travelled to Tullamore Mart to hear farmers' views on dairy-bred stock coming into the beef chain, 'Meatless Mondays' and the lack of premium payments for...

    Storm Powell travelled to Tullamore Mart to hear farmers' views on dairy-bred stock coming into the beef chain, 'Meatless Mondays' and the lack of premium payments for cattle

    Aurivo reports 'solid and robust for results in a volatile and challenging year'


    A surge in UK milk prices this year may be an early indication British buyers are actively sourcing within their home market to limit the fallout from a hard Brexit, according to the head of Aurivo, one of the biggest food producers in the west of...

    A surge in UK milk prices this year may be an early indication British buyers are actively sourcing within their home market to limit the fallout from a hard Brexit, according to the head of Aurivo, one of the biggest food producers in the west of Ireland.
    Advice: We are hitting the two most important weeks of the year for grass management

    Advice: We are hitting the two most important weeks of the year for grass management


    "If you think you have enough grass at the start of the second rotation, then you probably have too much grass" is a common quotation from farmers who are seasoned campaigners when it comes to grass...

    "If you think you have enough grass at the start of the second rotation, then you probably have too much grass" is a common quotation from farmers who are seasoned campaigners when it comes to grass measuring.

    Apple truce paves way for 5G iPhone


    Apple has put its flagship product, the iPhone, ahead of distaste for the way Qualcomm does business in settling a bitter, two-year legal dispute with the...

    Apple has put its flagship product, the iPhone, ahead of distaste for the way Qualcomm does business in settling a bitter, two-year legal dispute with the chipmaker.

    Intel abandons bid for stake in mobile market


    Intel, whose products dominate the world of computing, said it's going to wind down a multibillion-dollar, multidecade effort to grab a viable stake of the mobile phone...

    Intel, whose products dominate the world of computing, said it's going to wind down a multibillion-dollar, multidecade effort to grab a viable stake of the mobile phone industry.

    Developer doubles number of apartments at Dublin 14 site


    Property developer Marlet plans to more than double the number of apartments on its sites on the Upper Kilmacud Road in Dundrum, Dublin 14, following the addition of two adjoining properties on the...

    Property developer Marlet plans to more than double the number of apartments on its sites on the Upper Kilmacud Road in Dundrum, Dublin 14, following the addition of two adjoining properties on the road.

    Paul McNeive: 'Property regulator has been good for the sector'


    The creation of The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) in 2012, has been a very positive development for the commercial and residential property...

    The creation of The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) in 2012, has been a very positive development for the commercial and residential property markets.
    Wall Street relief on upbeat Chinese data

    Wall Street relief on upbeat Chinese data


    Wall Street's main markets were eyeing a return to all-time highs yesterday after a raft of Chinese data beat expectations, easing concerns about the health of its...

    Wall Street's main markets were eyeing a return to all-time highs yesterday after a raft of Chinese data beat expectations, easing concerns about the health of its economy.

    How one Donegal island is taking control of its broadband future


    "This is the first year on the island where we won't have any first communions." Jerry Early is one of 450 residents of Donegal's Arranmore Island. His family has owned a pub there for decades. But he's worried about the island's...

    "This is the first year on the island where we won't have any first communions." Jerry Early is one of 450 residents of Donegal's Arranmore Island. His family has owned a pub there for decades. But he's worried about the island's future.

    Act now as the pensions timebomb goes tick-tock...


    One hundred and twenty isn't a very big number, but if you're in your mid-50s, that's how many pay-days you have left. It's said that retirement is the longest holiday of your life and these days, it's getting even longer. Most people can expect to live...

    One hundred and twenty isn't a very big number, but if you're in your mid-50s, that's how many pay-days you have left. It's said that retirement is the longest holiday of your life and these days, it's getting even longer. Most people can expect to live until nearly 90, meaning many of us will be funding a retired life that's almost as long as our working life.
    Revenue at 'bad cholesterol' drug firm Amryt jumps to €14.5m

    Revenue at 'bad cholesterol' drug firm Amryt jumps to €14.5m


    Revenue at Amryt Pharma, which is focused on finding treatments for rare and orphan diseases, increased by 13pc to €14.5m last...

    Revenue at Amryt Pharma, which is focused on finding treatments for rare and orphan diseases, increased by 13pc to €14.5m last year.

    Startup diary: 'Investing in customer success is crucial in securing your own'


    One the most important business functions in a Software-as-a-Service startup is 'customer success'. In Voxgig, we plan to start building this team in the second half of the year. Right now, we have live customers in our private trial that also need...

    One the most important business functions in a Software-as-a-Service startup is 'customer success'. In Voxgig, we plan to start building this team in the second half of the year. Right now, we have live customers in our private trial that also need support, and we have no customer success function. How are we managing?

    Commerzbank staff oppose merger


    About 83pc of Commerzbank employees who took part in a staff survey are against a merger with Deutsche Bank, according to preliminary results of the poll seen by Reuters...

    About 83pc of Commerzbank employees who took part in a staff survey are against a merger with Deutsche Bank, according to preliminary results of the poll seen by Reuters yesterday.

    Household spending sees biggest rise in five months


    Spending by households returned to growth in March, having fallen in February. The Visa Consumer Spending Index, which measures expenditure across cash, cheques and electronic payments, was up...

    Spending by households returned to growth in March, having fallen in February. The Visa Consumer Spending Index, which measures expenditure across cash, cheques and electronic payments, was up 2.7pc.

    Stripe buys Irish payments ID startup as EU beefs up laws


    Stripe, the payments firm founded by the billionaire Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has acquired Dublin-based tech company...

    Stripe, the payments firm founded by the billionaire Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has acquired Dublin-based tech company Touchtech.

    Linked Finance issues record number of loans


    Loans from Linked Finance to Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) passed the €11m mark in the first three months of...

    Loans from Linked Finance to Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) passed the €11m mark in the first three months of 2019.

    Developer in move to build 150 apartments in Dun Laoghaire


    The McGrath Group, the family-owned Irish property firm, plans to build more than 150 apartments in three projects in the Dun Laoghaire area, and is due to start work on one of these projects in the near...

    The McGrath Group, the family-owned Irish property firm, plans to build more than 150 apartments in three projects in the Dun Laoghaire area, and is due to start work on one of these projects in the near future.

    Tudor-style home one of six lots snapped up at property auction


    A modern warehouse in Donabate in North County Dublin was among the six lots which sold at a recent REA Dempsey Sothern auction in Naas, Co...

    A modern warehouse in Donabate in North County Dublin was among the six lots which sold at a recent REA Dempsey Sothern auction in Naas, Co Kildare.
    Key advisors appointed for Waterford development

    Key advisors appointed for Waterford development


    Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland, the company backing the North Quays and Michael Street development projects in Waterford, has appointed key advisors. Global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield will be the leasing agency for the entire North...

    Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland, the company backing the North Quays and Michael Street development projects in Waterford, has appointed key advisors. Global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield will be the leasing agency for the entire North Quays project including its retail, office, residential and hospitality components. A campaign targeting potential retailers is under way.

    Brendan Keenan: 'Ultra-low interest rates are changing the way we live - and borrow'


    It looks more and more as if the biggest change in domestic accommodation in at least a generation is under way. The long trend towards higher rates of home ownership is in...

    It looks more and more as if the biggest change in domestic accommodation in at least a generation is under way. The long trend towards higher rates of home ownership is in reverse.

    Strong Q1 for capital's industrial and logistics property market


    Dublin's industrial and logistics property market started the year with a strong first quarter, according to research by property consultants CBRE, with 95,623 sq m of space taken by occupiers. That's a 1pc increase on the previous quarter, which itself...

    Dublin's industrial and logistics property market started the year with a strong first quarter, according to research by property consultants CBRE, with 95,623 sq m of space taken by occupiers. That's a 1pc increase on the previous quarter, which itself was considered strong.
    Eirgrid gets €8.7m payout over fault with GB InterConnector

    Eirgrid gets €8.7m payout over fault with GB InterConnector


    Eirgrid, the semi-State power grid operator, got an insurance settlement payout of €8.7m last year concerning its connector to Britain not operating for three months in...

    Eirgrid, the semi-State power grid operator, got an insurance settlement payout of €8.7m last year concerning its connector to Britain not operating for three months in 2016.

    Problem Solver: Old-style approach to excellent customer service still in fashion


    Q Are old-fashioned customer-service skills like greeting a customer, and offering to help when a customer is in need now out of date? Some customer-service experts now seem to suggest a whole new...

    Q Are old-fashioned customer-service skills like greeting a customer, and offering to help when a customer is in need now out of date? Some customer-service experts now seem to suggest a whole new approach.

    Irish travel clouds: Operating profits down 66pc in Usit's 'challenging' year


    Operating profits at travel firm Usit fell by 66pc to €447,152 last year. The company is best known for its role in arranging the summer itineraries of Irish students heading to the US for jobs in waitressing, hotels and other hospitality sectors under...

    Operating profits at travel firm Usit fell by 66pc to €447,152 last year. The company is best known for its role in arranging the summer itineraries of Irish students heading to the US for jobs in waitressing, hotels and other hospitality sectors under the J1 working scheme.

    Richard Curran: 'Has Vernon got his property timing right at Green again?'


    It is February 2002. Green Property CEO Stephen Vernon is a little frustrated. Two years earlier he had seen the stock market seriously undervalue the property portfolio he had built up at Green since...

    It is February 2002. Green Property CEO Stephen Vernon is a little frustrated. Two years earlier he had seen the stock market seriously undervalue the property portfolio he had built up at Green since 1993.

    The unique challenges of asset managing in Creative Quarter


    Dublin's Creative Quarter, once dominated by back street shops and warehouses, is now seeing new life being breathed into old buildings as well as new hotel...

    Dublin's Creative Quarter, once dominated by back street shops and warehouses, is now seeing new life being breathed into old buildings as well as new hotel developments.
    Firms urge EU to ditch plans to endorse wifi for automated cars

    Firms urge EU to ditch plans to endorse wifi for automated cars


    Qualcomm, BMW, and Deutsche Telekom are facing off against car-makers including Volkswagen and Volvo over how cars talk to each...

    Qualcomm, BMW, and Deutsche Telekom are facing off against car-makers including Volkswagen and Volvo over how cars talk to each other.

    Cork's Half Moon Street for sale with €34m guide price


    O'Callaghan Properties has placed the Half Moon Street development in Cork City Centre on the market with a guide price of €34m - reflecting an initial yield of 7.07pc. Savills and CBRE are handling the...

    O'Callaghan Properties has placed the Half Moon Street development in Cork City Centre on the market with a guide price of €34m - reflecting an initial yield of 7.07pc. Savills and CBRE are handling the sale.
    VHI clawed back €25m from hospitals last year

    VHI clawed back €25m from hospitals last year


    Health insurer VHI said it clawed back almost €25m last year - including for what it called inappropriate billing by hospitals to private...

    Health insurer VHI said it clawed back almost €25m last year - including for what it called inappropriate billing by hospitals to private patients.

    Strong interest expected in D11 industrial unit


    An industrial unit with office facilities in Finglas, Dublin 11, is available for rent at less than €9 per sq...

    An industrial unit with office facilities in Finglas, Dublin 11, is available for rent at less than €9 per sq ft.

    Brexit-proofing blamed for UK's milk price hikes


    A surge in UK milk prices this year may be an early indication British buyers are actively sourcing within their home market to limit the fallout from a hard Brexit, according to the head of Aurivo, one of the biggest food producers in the west of...

    A surge in UK milk prices this year may be an early indication British buyers are actively sourcing within their home market to limit the fallout from a hard Brexit, according to the head of Aurivo, one of the biggest food producers in the west of Ireland.

    Germany sparks eurozone gloom with downgrade


    Germany, the eurozone's biggest economy, has downgraded its economic growth forecasts for the second time in three months, fuelling concerns over the overall state of the bloc's economic...

    Germany, the eurozone's biggest economy, has downgraded its economic growth forecasts for the second time in three months, fuelling concerns over the overall state of the bloc's economic health.

    Is fear of inflation holding back real growth?


    The world's central banks have spent much of the past 30 years telling us that inflation was bad and that they would not sacrifice their credibility by allowing the beast they had slain to come back to...

    The world's central banks have spent much of the past 30 years telling us that inflation was bad and that they would not sacrifice their credibility by allowing the beast they had slain to come back to life.
    Danone sees slump in infant formula sales in China

    Danone sees slump in infant formula sales in China


    French food group Danone said its quarter sales were hit by weaker demand for infant formula products in...

    French food group Danone said its quarter sales were hit by weaker demand for infant formula products in China.
    Global dairy prices climb higher, volumes drop at auction

    Global dairy prices climb higher, volumes drop at auction


    Global dairy prices rose for a tenth consecutive time at a fortnightly auction on Wednesday, although prices for whole milk powder (WMP), the most-traded item, eased again due to lower...

    Global dairy prices rose for a tenth consecutive time at a fortnightly auction on Wednesday, although prices for whole milk powder (WMP), the most-traded item, eased again due to lower demand.

    Cosgrave spent €20,000 on ads highlighting corporation tax regime


    Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has spent what he described “a very small amount” of about €20,000 on Facebook ads highlighting Ireland’s corporation tax...

    Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has spent what he described “a very small amount” of about €20,000 on Facebook ads highlighting Ireland’s corporation tax regime.
    Mayo farmer accused of starving sheep after 35 animals found dead on land - court

    Mayo farmer accused of starving sheep after 35 animals found dead on land - court


    A MAYO sheep farmer has been charged with cruelty to his flock after it is alleged that 35 sheep which were found dead on land he was renting starved to...

    A MAYO sheep farmer has been charged with cruelty to his flock after it is alleged that 35 sheep which were found dead on land he was renting starved to death.
    Farmers demand answers on March milk price cuts

    Farmers demand answers on March milk price cuts


    FARMING organisations have reacted angrily to the cut in March milk prices by both Glanbia and Lakeland Dairies last...

    FARMING organisations have reacted angrily to the cut in March milk prices by both Glanbia and Lakeland Dairies last Friday.
    Factories cut hogget quotes by 10-15c/kg

    Factories cut hogget quotes by 10-15c/kg


    After a jump of up to 30c/kg last week for hoggets some factory bosses returned after their weekend break yesterday in a less than positive mood and slashed their quotes by...

    After a jump of up to 30c/kg last week for hoggets some factory bosses returned after their weekend break yesterday in a less than positive mood and slashed their quotes by 10-15c/kg.
    Stripe snaps up Dublin payments firm Touchtech to continue growth

    Stripe snaps up Dublin payments firm Touchtech to continue growth


    The payments firm Stripe has acquired a Dublin-based payments tech firm called Touchtech, founded by Shekinah Adewumi and Joseph...

    The payments firm Stripe has acquired a Dublin-based payments tech firm called Touchtech, founded by Shekinah Adewumi and Joseph Kuye.
    VHI reports 'solid' performance in 2018

    VHI reports 'solid' performance in 2018


    Health insurer VHI reported a net surplus of €82.4m in 2018, up from €75.3m in...

    Health insurer VHI reported a net surplus of €82.4m in 2018, up from €75.3m in 2017.
    Britain’s market watchdog to review post-Brexit rules

    Britain’s market watchdog to review post-Brexit rules


    Britain's markets watchdog will review its rules as the country readies to leave the European Union, the source of its financial regulation for...

    Britain's markets watchdog will review its rules as the country readies to leave the European Union, the source of its financial regulation for decades.

    Future Growth Loan Scheme opens to applications


    The Future Growth Loan Scheme to allow for the roll out of €300 million in funding to eligible Irish SMEs including farmers is now open for...

    The Future Growth Loan Scheme to allow for the roll out of €300 million in funding to eligible Irish SMEs including farmers is now open for applications.
    Revenue at 'bad cholesterol' drug firm jumps 13pc in 2018

    Revenue at 'bad cholesterol' drug firm jumps 13pc in 2018


    Revenue at Amryt Pharma, which is focused on finding treatments for rare and orphan diseases, increased by 13pc to €14.5m in...

    Revenue at Amryt Pharma, which is focused on finding treatments for rare and orphan diseases, increased by 13pc to €14.5m in 2018.

    Tractor still exerts powerful pull on farming clan after 50 years


    A Co Tyrone family who have passed a tractor through four generations have been celebrating the 50th birthday of their treasured piece of...

    A Co Tyrone family who have passed a tractor through four generations have been celebrating the 50th birthday of their treasured piece of machinery.

    China's growth unexpectedly steadies, but too early to call clear recovery


    China's economy grew at a steady 6.4pc pace in the first quarter, defying expectations for a further slowdown, as industrial production jumped sharply and consumer demand showed signs of...

    China's economy grew at a steady 6.4pc pace in the first quarter, defying expectations for a further slowdown, as industrial production jumped sharply and consumer demand showed signs of improvement.

    Linked Finance issues record number of loans in three months


    Loans from Linked Finance to Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) passed the €11m mark in the first three months of...

    Loans from Linked Finance to Irish small and medium enterprises (SMEs) passed the €11m mark in the first three months of 2019.

    Advisors and vets getting 40pc of Knowledge Transfer scheme funding


    More than 40pc of the total expenditure on the Knowledge Transfer (KT) programme for 2018 went to agricultural consultants and...

    More than 40pc of the total expenditure on the Knowledge Transfer (KT) programme for 2018 went to agricultural consultants and vets.