Wednesday 21 February 2018

Martin May joins board of Siteserv

INFRASTRUCTURE and utilities support services group Siteserv has appointed the former chief of Cape PLC to its board of directors. Martin May has also been appointed as a non-executive chairman of Deborah Services Limited (DSL), a subsidiary of Siteserv. Brian Harvey, chief of Dublin-headquartered Siteserv, said: "Martin's appointment is a signal of the ambitious expansion plans we have for DSL and other Siteserv companies."

IBEC calls for an end to increments

Business body IBEC has reiterated its call for the Croke Park agreement to be examined, demanding public service increments be suspended. The group said it was not credible that pay increases be given when the Government would be targeting €3.5bn in December's Budget.

Starbucks solves loyalty card glitch

STARBUCKS stores in Ireland have begun accepting the coffee giant's loyalty card again after a glitch meant they could not be used for several days. The Starbucks Card has become a staple of coffee addicts' wallets but 17 stores that had been operated by the company directly stopped accepting them soon after they were taken over by a new franchise partner. That problem has now been resolved and customers can now use their cards as normal at those outlets again.

Irish accountants work more hours

IRISH accountants work an extra 39 days per year compared with their UK peers. But the sweetener is that accountants here earn an average of €6,500 more per year than their counterparts on the other side of the Irish Sea. According to research from specialist accountancy and finance recruiter Marks Sattin, Irish accountants have an average salary of €54,695 -- almost €7,000 higher than the equivalent UK average of €47,892.

Ryanair passenger numbers up 8pc

PASSENGER numbers on no-frills airline Ryanair jumped 8pc last month on September last year. The airline said it was the sixth month in a row that it carried more than seven million passengers. Some 79 million people have flown with the airline since the beginning of the year.

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