Trump was wrong: US manufacturing is declining but not dead
Donald Trump emerged as US president riding a wave of anger at the destruction of America's manufacturing base.
Donald Trump emerged as US president riding a wave of anger at the destruction of America's manufacturing base.
Enterprise Ireland yesterday launched a new fast-track Agile Innovation Fund which gives companies rapid access to innovation funding in response to market opportunities.
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Ireland's largest hotel operator, Dalata Hotel Group is to extend its existing lease agreement on the Ballsbridge Hotel until at least October next year.
WEEE Ireland, Ireland’s largest electrical and battery recycling scheme, is to partner with global provider of IT asset disposal Wisetek, in a move that will increase the nationwide collection of waste and retired IT equipment.
Fexco Group, Ireland’s largest privately owned financial services company, is set to back aircraft lease and asset manager Airborne Capital.
Greencoat, Ireland's first stock market-listed renewable energy firm, has reported operating profits of €9.8m in seven months to 30 September.
Dublin based med-tech company HealthBeacon is embarking on a new €5m round of investment funding.
MetaCompliance is to double its workforce in Derry over the next three years, bring the total number employed at the technology firm to 102.
OUTstanding, an LGBT+ membership organisation which helps businesses create diverse and inclusive work environments, has launched an Irish membership offering and opened an office in Dublin.
In 2016 people living in Ireland spent 23.3pc of their total expenditure on household costs including housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels.
Forterra, a UK building materials company, has issued a positive trading update for the four-month period to the end of October.
The overall winner of the 2017 Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Awards has been announced, with Tralee taking the top spot.
CarePlus, an independent chain of pharmacies, is to create 70 new jobs through the addition of 12 pharmacies to its franchise.
Zevas Communications, which provides outsourced sales services, is to create 50 new jobs in Cork.
KBC Bank Ireland has put aside €54.4m to deal with the on-going tracker mortgage scandal, which saw thousands of customers overcharged on their mortgages by a number of banks.
Net rental income at real estate investment trust Hibernia REIT (‘Hibernia’) increased by 31pc year-on-year to €21.9m in six months to 30 September, according to the group’s half year financial report.
InterTradeIreland, in partnership will the local enterprise offices, will host a free event in December, aimed at supporting businesses in planning for Brexit.
Revenue at international aviation company Emirates Group has risen by 6pc to $13.5bn in the six months to 30 September.
Trinity Student Management Fund (SMF) will today host its second annual student-run female leadership conference in Trinity College.
Premier Foods has reported ‘solid strategic progress’ for the first half of the year, after the food company recorded a return to revenue growth of 1.5pc in the six months to 30 September.
The biggest household wealth gain globally recorded over the past 12 months was in Poland, where household wealth increase by 18pc.
The number of professional job vacancies in Ireland rose by 9pc month-on-month in October, in what was a record month in terms of jobs announcements, a new study has found.
Consolidated revenue at ferries operator Irish Continental Group (ICG) increased by 3.1pc to €288.9m year-on-year in the ten months to 31 October.
Profit before tax at Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital rose 3.1pc year-on-year to $167m (€143m) in the six months to 30 September.
Adjusted operating profit at diversified Irish logistics and sales support group DCC has increased by 14.4pc year-on-year to £122.5m (€137.5m) in the six months to 30 September.
Aviva Ireland is to acquire Friends First Life Assurance for a cash consideration of €130m, subject to regulatory approval.
DCC has appointed former Accenture managing director Mark Ryan as a non-executive director.
Irish-listed Amryt Pharma, which is focused on finding treatments for rare and orphan diseases, has signed a distributorship agreement with Faisal Musaed El Seif Saudi Pharmaceutical Company (El Seif) for Amryt's products in Saudi Arabia.
Golden Discs is opening three new stores across Ireland.
Ireland exported a higher value of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services than any other nation, new data shows, highlighting the outsized impact of the tech sector to the economy here.
Spending on household goods is up 12.7pc this year, as people’s disposable income continues to rise.
Diversified Irish logistics and sales support group DCC has announced the appointment of Mr Mark Ryan as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
Irish-listed Amryt Pharma, which is focused on finding treatments for rare and orphan diseases, has announced that it has signed a distributorship agreement with Faisal Musaed El Seif Saudi Pharmaceutical Company ("El Seif") for Amryt's products in Saudi Arabia.
Cavan-based Kingspan has reported sales in the nine months to 30 September of €2.69bn, up 19pc on the same period last year, according to a trading updated from the company.
Irish people are being asked to #StopAndAsk questions about the world around them as part of Science Foundation Ireland’s national Science Week 2017.
More men shopped online in 2016 than women, with 67pc of male internet users shopping online last year, compared to 65pc of female internet users in Europe, according to data from Eurostat.
The director of seafood company Errigal Bay, Liam Young, has been awarded the Chartered Director award 2017 at the Institute of Directors (IoD) awards.
Dublin-headquartered plastics group One51 intends to press ahead with its initial public offering (IPO) after discussions with CapVest Partners regarding a possible offer for the company ended without agreement.
European shares fell yesterday as a series of underwhelming earning updates, including from industrial giant Siemens, prompted investors to take profits out of a market still trading near two-year highs.
Dublin has slipped in a ranking of European cities with the best prospect of rising real estate markets.
Irish oil and gas exploration company Aminex has announced the appointment of John Bell as a non-executive director of the company with immediate effect.
Revenue at building merchanting and DIY group Grafton has risen by 9.1pc to £2.3bn (€2.6bn) year-on-year in the ten months to 31 October.
The Irish finance sector is to develop plans to better tap into the growing Asian market, and replicate the successful development of US investment in the sector here.
Ireland's food service market is now valued at a record €7.8bn, according to new research from Bord Bia.
Reported revenues at Kerry Group have increased by 4.5pc in the nine months to September reflecting strong business volume growth and increased pricing.
A strategic report on developing a new brand for Ireland’s financial services targeted at Asian markets has been announced.
First Derivatives will boost its intake of graduates to 500 next year as it scales its international business.
Eddie O'Connor's Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) has received the go-ahead for a £2bn (€2.3bn) 450MW offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Going for Growth, a business development programme for female entrepreneurs, is looking for applicants for the latest cycle of its initiative.
Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) has received the go-ahead for a £2bn (€2.3bn) 450MW offshore wind farm in Scotland.
Profit before tax at Newry-based First Derivatives fell 10pc to £6.3m (€7.2m) in the six months to 31 August, according to the interim results from the company.
International sales, marketing and support services group DCC has announced that DCC Liquefied Petroleum Gas (DCC LPG) has agreed to acquire US-based Retail West for $200m (€173m).
Household debt is now at its lowest level since 2005, and is over 30pc lower than its 2008 peak, according to the latest accounts from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).
Irish women are less likely than many of their EU peers to continue working after having a second or third child, new figures have revealed.
Surf Air, which provides an all-you-can-fly service for a monthly fee, is to commence flights from Dublin next year as it predicts an increased demand for air travel once Britain leaves the European Union.
First Derivatives has announced that its Kx technology has been selected by Red Bull Racing to analyse sensor data from its Formula 1 vehicles.
The US government's Assistant Secretary for Cyberspace has said that America's relations with Ireland and other international partners are vital in protecting intelligence from cyber attackers globally.
Ashbourne Beef And Lamb Limited has appointed KPMG as liquidator following a failure to have the company placed into examinership.
Technology company Xilinx has today announced plans to invest $40m (€34m) in an initiative to expand its research, development, and engineering operations at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork.
Tallaght-based HUB Controls has been placed in a prestigious global list of the top three companies who have achieved outstanding innovation in the cleantech sector.
The number of persons on the Live Register decreased by 1pc in October to 246,900 on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the latest information from the Central Statistics Office.
Ireland has fallen two positions to eight in the latest World Economic Forum (WEF) global gender gap report.
Growth in the Irish services sector has eased to an 11 month low, according to the latest Investec Services PMI report.
Global fruit and vegetable distributor Total Produce has purchased a 50pc stake in California based fresh produce company The Fresh Connection increasing its presence in the US market.
Revenue at communications company eir has fallen by €7m or 2pc year-on-year to €322m in the three months to 30 September.
Twilio, a cloud communications platform for building messaging apps, is to create 100 jobs in Dublin.
Shower enclosures company Merlyn Industries, has been sold to UK-based Norcros for £60m (€68m).
Irish communications firm Hume Brophy has acquired Madaket+Co, a communications consultancy firm with operations in New York and Hong Kong.
Irish communications firm Hume Brophy has announced the acquisition of Madaket+Co, a communications consultancy firm with operations in New York and Hong Kong.
Aircraft maintenance provider, Dublin Aerospace, is to create 150 new jobs over the next three years.
Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources has confirmed that the Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has consented to transfer 10pc of the equity in the Dunmore and Helvick to Marginal Field development company, and a 10pc share in the Helvick Field to Lansdowne.
The mass flight cancellations made by Ryanair in September appear to have had little impact on consumers appetite for the low fares airline, with passenger traffic growing 8pc in October to 11.8 million customers.
Danske Bank has reported a 'solid' financial result for the nine months to 30 September as net profit topped DKK 15.3bn (€2bn) – a 7pc increase year-on-year.
There is a "huge opportunity" for Ireland to be at the leading edge of the emerging cyber-security industry, Tánaiste and Enterprise Minister Frances Fitzgerald told delegates at a leading industry conference in Dublin yesterday.
This was the key message from an Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald at the Irish Independent's annual Dublin Information SEC cyber-security event.
"Do we need three more nurses or do we need to update the XP machine?" This is the challenge that faces out-going Chief Information Officer at the HSE, RIchard Corbridge.
'The weakest part of security is us'
Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said that there is a huge opportunity for Ireland to be at the leading edge of the global cyber-security industry.
Profit before tax at Irish packaging giant Smurfit Kappa fell by 9pc year-on-year to €170m in the three months to 30 September, despite a growth in revenue of 4pc to €2.1bn during the period.
Revenue at Paddy Power Betfair was up 9pc to £440m (€502m) year-on-year in the three months to 30 September.
Green REIT has announced another letting at its high end office development at One Molesworth Street in Dublin 2.
Lack of commercial discoveries and the negative impact of the developments at Corrib have been cited as the main hurdles to the development of the oil and gas industry in Ireland, according to the PwC Oil and Gas survey 2017.
Revenues at online takeaway ordering service JustEat increased 47pc to £138.6m (€157m) in the three months to 30 September.
Green REIT has announced another letting at its principal office development at one Molesworth Street in Dublin 2.
Profit after tax at Ryanair has increased 11pc year-on-year to €1.29bn in the six months to 30 September.
Paddy Power Betfair will announce third quarter results on Wednesday, the first covering the period since the announcement of Breon Corcoran's planned departure as chief executive.
Less than 4pc of Irish people were employed in financial and insurance activities in 2016, according to the latest data from Eurostat.
Retail sales increased by 1.3pc in September when motor trades are excluded, according to the latest data from the Central Statistics Office.
Harry Hughes, head of Portwest, was yesterday named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2017.
Dublin-listed Tullow Oil has reported that the Araku-1 well drilled offshore Suriname in Block 54 has reached its objective targets, however no significant reservoir quality rocks were found, although logging established the presence of gas condensate.
Willie Walsh-run International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced operating profit of €1.5bn for the three months to 30 September.
SuperValu has created 55 new jobs in Dundalk following a €7m investment.
Engineering firm PM Group has reported operating profits of €10.6m for 2016, down slightly on the previous year, according to the group's annual results.
SuperValu has created 55 new jobs following a €7m investment in Dundalk.
Dublin 15, which includes the areas of Castleknock, Blanchardstown, and Clonsilla, recorded the largest number of residential property sales in the capital in the first six months of 2017.
The value of US highway contracts awarded in September fell 23pc year-on-year (yoy) according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).
Bulmers cider maker C&C has seen its adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, and amortisation fall to €57.6m in the first six months of its financial year, down 4.6pc year-on-year.
Tipperary-based premium pork and bacon producer Oakpark Foods has secured a contract worth over €2m to supply Aldi stores in the UK.
Jo Jenkins, director of clothing and beauty at Marks & Spencer, has resigned just weeks before the Christmas trading period commences.
German airline Lufthansa has reported adjusted earnings before interest and taxation of €1.5bn in the three months to 30 September.
Dublin and London-listed venture capital investor Draper Esprit has announced the acquisition of Seedcamp Funds I and II for £17.9m (€20m).
Contactless payments now account for one in three face-to-face Visa transactions in Ireland, with Irish consumers now spending more by card than in cash.
Shares in FBD rose by more than 8pc yesterday after the country's biggest stand-alone insurer said the net cost of Storm Ophelia to business will be between €4m and €6m. The cost of claims, net of reinsurance, will be €2.5m, the company said.
Dublin- and London-listed venture-capital investor Draper Esprit has seen its portfolio value increase by a massive 44pc to £162.8m in the six months to 30 September.
Cavan-based Kingspan has been named on the climate ‘A List’ by CDP, an international non-profit organisation that measures the environmental impact of thousands of companies around the world.
Shares in FBD rose by over 4pc this morning on the news that last week’s Storm Ophelia is expected to cost the company between €4m-€6m.
Initiative Ireland has launched the country's first syndicated property finance platform.
NUI Galway has received a loan of €60m for its campus development from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Food exports from the European Union to the rest of the world have increased 42pc in volume in the past five years, according to data from Eurostat.
NUI Galway has received a loan of €60m for campus development from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Clare-based Vitalograph, a manufacturer of cardio-respiratory diagnostic products, is to create 50 new jobs at its manufacturing and R&D facility in Ennis, Co Clare.