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30 Aug

Sterling’s slide continues as it hits 93p to a euro

Sterling weakened to beyond 93 pence against the euro yesterday – the highest level since 2009 – heaping yet further pressure on businesses here selling into the UK market. The slide, however, also makes imports cheaper. The euro also crossed the $1.20 mark for the first time since the start of 2015 as investors fled […]

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30 Aug

Enterprise Ireland launch €750,000 funding competition

Enterprise Ireland will launch a €750,000 funding competition for early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services. The competition will open on 13 September. This is Enterprise Ireland’s seventh competitive start fund in 2017 and is open to all sectors with a focus on agricultural, manufacturing, life sciences and renewables subsectors. Up to 15 […]

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30 Aug

Proximity to school now a priority for a third of young housebuyers

More than one-third of property buyers in the 25 to 45 age group are moving house on the grounds of securing proximity to a target school or to locate in its catchment area, it can be revealed. Agents with both of Ireland’s largest estate agency networks said that increased pressure on school places through the […]

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23 Aug

Irish firms increasingly hopeful of Brexit upside

Almost one in four Irish companies believe that Brexit will affect them positively, up from 14pc this time last year, according to a survey by the Dublin Chamber. The survey, carried out amongst 359 companies, found that the number of firms that believe Brexit will hit them negatively fell slightly in the 12 months to […]

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23 Aug

Excellence friendliest town awards

Five towns across Ireland are vying with one another to win the Retail Excellence Friendliest Town in Ireland Ennis, Swords, Limerick City, Trim and Waterford City have been shortlisted for the award which will be announced on 9 November in Killarney. The annual awards are designed to drive standards in retail operations and town centers throughout […]

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23 Aug

Irish shipping volumes rise by 1pc in three months

Shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 1pc in the three months to 30 June when compared to the corresponding period of 2016. Unitised traffic – which consists of Roll-on/Roll-off and Lift-on/Lift-off traffic – continued to rise, growing by 3pc year-on-year, according to the latest iShip Index published by the Irish […]

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21 Aug

Just 1 in 4 drivers considering adding partner to reduce insurance premiums

Just over a quarter of Irish motorists describe themselves as “very likely” to add another driver to their policy in an attempt to reduce their motor insurance costs, according to an AA car insurance survey. An additional 9.7pc of the 3,000+ Irish motorists surveyed stated they were “somewhat likely” to add another name to their […]

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21 Aug

Your last-minute lesson on how to cut big back-to-school bills

With only a week to go before schools around the country start to reopen after the summer break, many parents are facing bills of almost €2,000 to put one child through school for the year. A new survey by mummypages.ie has found that parents can expect to pay €1,834 to put a child through secondary […]

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21 Aug

€75m plan to roll out compressed natural gas filling stations

Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) is planning a €75m investment to roll out filling stations for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The commercial semi-state body has been working on a station in Dublin Port, which is due to become operational by the end of this year. “The initial view is we roll out 14 stations but […]

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