What it says in the papers – business pages
Here's a look at what it says in the business papers of today's newspapers
- Ryanair's 'random' seat allocation not random – according to scientists at Oxford University.
- The number of people approved for a mortgage surged by a third last month, driven largely by first-time buyers.
- The High Court has appointed a provisional liquidator to the publisher of the Wexford Echo newspapers.
- Irish shoppers are willing to swap privacy to benefit from better shopping experiences.
- The executive deputy chairman of betting giant Ladbrokes-Gala Coral, Carl Leaver, has been named as the incoming chairman of Eir.
- The German discount grocer Aldi is investing €60m in a reboot of its Irish stores format, in a rollout known internally as Project Fresh.
- Hospitality businesses face the loss of about €100m this year as the fallout from Brexit hits British holidaymakers spending power.
- Ireland’s seafood sector grew by 7.4pc last year, with domestic sales increasing to €380m a new report shows.
- Newry food firm, Around Noon, buys London premium sandwich and snack firm from the Donegal Investment Group.
- There has been a big rise in the number of firms setting up in Ireland according to the Companies Registration Office.
- The UK intends to subject Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of European pay-TV group Sky to a lengthy in-depth investigation.
- The German Ambassador to Ireland, Matthias Hopfner has objected to the scale of plans for a new 53-bedroom hotel in central Dublin.