What it says in the papers: business pages
Here's a look at what it says in the business pages of today's newspapers:
- Sterling is being tipped to weaken further against the euro in the months ahead after Theresa May triggered Article 50.
- Ryanair has warned the UK may not have any flights in or out nof the EU after the country leaves the union in 2019.
- Accumulated profits at the company owned by pop group One Direction rose to €81m last year.
- Three SuperValu stores in Galway are to be put up for sale after talks between the stores’ directors and lender AIB broke down.
- A new €90m development of Cork’s docklands has been given the green light.
- Developer Gerry Gannon is seeking planning permission for a new 200 rooms hotels in North Dublin.
- Ireland is the EU country most exposed to the UK in economic terms, according to official data by Eurostat.
- Financial firm PwC has warned that Irish businesses need to plan for the worst case scenario from Brexit negotiations, with the UK unlikely to have agreed a trade deal by the time it leaves the EU in 2019.
- State forestry agency Coillte has entered into a partnership agreement with petrol giant BP and UK chemicals company Accsys Technologies.
- The number of houses for sale declined by 17pc in the year to January, according to estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald.
- The Government is accelerating plans to put the TV licence collection process out to tender.
- Irish executives believe Brexit has been a “strategic error” for the UK that will have negative consequences for Ireland.
- Northern Ireland is uniquely vulnerable to changes arising from Brexit, according to a number of leading academics.
- Ireland can count on the support of the other 26 EU member states in upcoming Brexit negotiations.
- Russia will wait for a sustained recovery in oil prices before beginning drilling in the Arctic.
- Mercedes-Benz is to roll out battery-powered cars to meet tighter emissions regulations.
- Profits at the Titanic tourist attraction in Belfast rose by 57pc last year to €1.4m.
- British consumer lending slowed to its lowest level since 2015 as uncertainty over Brexit hit confidence.