Pointy grows with more partners
Irish retail tech company Pointy has agreed partnerships with a number of international retail brands as it bids to help local businesses take on Amazon.
Irish retail tech company Pointy has agreed partnerships with a number of international retail brands as it bids to help local businesses take on Amazon.
The Department of Housing has secured an additional €363m in funding for its State-backed mortgage scheme.
Bar and nightclub owner Colin Dolan is leading the bid to acquire Dublin's iconic Copper Face Jack's pub, the Sunday Independent understands.
Blackrock, one of the world's largest asset managers, is set to open a hostel in Dublin as part of its push to develop a pan-European hospitality portfolio.
Back in 2003, Brian O'Driscoll was celebrating a new sponsorship deal with Adidas. Within a year he was lifting the Triple Crown, having led the Irish team to victory against England, Wales, and...
The owners of Dundrum Town Centre have applied to build more than 100 new apartments near the country's largest shopping mall.
Permanent TSB is in the initial planning stages of a branch closure programme for the new year, the Sunday Independent understands.
Building materials giant CRH has reported a "marked slowdown" in its UK infrastructure business due to Brexit, chief executive Albert Manifold has said.
The development of Cherrywood, the country's most significant housing development, is at "high risk" of being severely delayed by a €62m funding shortfall, the Sunday Independent has learned.
Alternative investment company Whiskey & Wealth Club has targeted €24m in revenue within the coming years.
Nissan Ireland is set to launch a new style of ownership that will mimic mobile subscriptions, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
In the winter of 2012, James McCarthy sat in his car outside AIB with beads of sweat making their way down his face. The Nissan Ireland boss had thousands of new cars set to arrive that would...
An Bord Pleanála turned down almost a third of all planning applications filed through the fast-track system last year, new figures show.
The volume of active housing construction sites in the Dublin City Council area has plummeted by almost 40pc in the past year, a report has found.
A levy should be considered on companies like Airbnb and Booking.com to fund the regulation of the short-term letting sector, a report has suggested.
One of the world's largest co-living companies, The Collective, is set to submit plans for a 235-room development in Dublin, the Sunday Independent understands.
A third of Irish people approaching retirement are financially under-prepared, according to new research from pensions firm Irish Life.
In the midst of a housing crisis a company that promises to add to the country's stock should be welcomed with open arms, one would imagine. But that has yet to be the case for both domestic and overseas developers offering a new form of housing known as co-living. The concept, which sees residents share communal kitchens and other spaces, has been through a tumultuous introduction in Ireland.
Proposed changes to apartment standards in Ireland could challenge the viability of numerous schemes across the country, according to industry sources.
The value of Irish food brands could face significant disruption in the wake of a no-deal Brexit, the chief executive of Brand Finance has warned.
Sean Mulryan's Ballymore has entered a consultation with An Bord Pleanála for a new housing development in Dublin 11.
The Help-to-Buy scheme could return in October's Budget but in a heavily capped form that would essentially exclude Dublin homes, the Sunday Independent has learned.
Poor sales for gadget insurance company Protect Your Bubble have forced it to stop selling products into the Irish market.
A major overhaul of the Help-to-Buy scheme could result in newly built Dublin homes effectively being excluded from the State grant.
More than €2.5bn will be injected into the Irish tourism sector over the next five years despite Brexit causing the UK market to "stagger to a halt", the head of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has said.
An Irish company that brought virtual reality free-roam game Zero Latency to Dublin is set to launch its second title.
A first-of-its kind app that allows patients to share personal health data with their doctors in real time has been launched by an Irish company.
The High Court has appointed a provisional liquidator to one of the country's largest private security groups, Senaca.
Bank of Ireland secured "many multiples" of the fee paid for sponsoring champion golfer Shane Lowry through his widespread media coverage.
Irish people have been sharing their homes with strangers for decades. Bundling together into a shared house can result in inhabitants securing better homes in better locations. It has worked for all sorts of people, from overseas workers coming to Ireland to students attending nearby colleges. So why, some developers ask, has a new style of shared accommodation - co-living - been hit by...
Richard Barrett's Bartra Capital has claimed its proposed controversial co-living scheme was criticised by politicians aiming to win seats in the European elections.
More than 30 restaurant planning permission applications have been lodged within a 100-metre radius in Dublin city centre, as demand for Irish food and coffee intensifies.
Housing developments that have been block-bought may never have been built if it was not for institutional investors, the Government's high-level tax strategy group has stated.
Irish e-learning platform Shaw Academy has agreed a strategic partnership with one of India's largest telecom providers.
The fast-track planning system aimed at expediting large-scale developments is to undergo a review.
More than half of Irish people believe the so-called 'bank of mum and dad' should step in to help first-time buyers into the property market if parents are financially capable of doing so, a new report has found.
A no-deal Brexit could result in €52m worth of lost revenue among Irish hotels in 2020 alone, a new report has calculated.
The owners of digital publisher Lovin Media Group have issued an information memo to a number of parties, which could lead to the sale of the business.
Developers have begun curtailing their medium and long-term housebuilding plans, as supply comes close to meeting Ireland's housing demand, leading property experts have claimed.
Increased levels of fraudulent claims, compensation payouts and legal costs are having a "direct impact" on all consumer premiums at Aviva, the insurance giant has said.
The extension of the Brexit deadline to October helped spark a recovery in Irish mortgage lending after a slow start to the year, according to Davy's chief economist.
The housing crisis cannot be attributed to multinational companies opening or expanding offices in Ireland, a Government minister has said.
International specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has received clearance to operate as a third-country branch in Ireland after Brexit.
A "seismic shift" in the future of interest rates has forced Davy Stockbrokers to dramatically reduce its earnings estimates for the country's pillar banks.
The skills gap in Ireland for qualified cybersecurity professionals intensified last year, new data shows.
The successes of the Green Party in the recent European Elections has forced businesses to become more cognisant of sustainability, the owner of the Sandymount Hotel has said.
One of the world's largest co-living providers intends to bring more than 5,000 new beds to Dublin over the next five years, the Sunday Independent has learned.
The construction of new homes in Dublin has begun to slow in the opening months of this year, a new study has found.
A new all-encompassing regulator should be established to oversee the entirety of the housing sector, a new report from the Government's Housing Agency has recommended.
Quotas for women in leadership roles may be necessary to bring change to Irish corporate culture, according to Regina Moran, enterprise director with Vodafone Ireland.
There is "always a risk" that private developers will renege on agreements to build social housing, the Department of Housing has admitted.
Beauty has always been big business but up until recently, cosmetic procedures were the domain of the rich and famous. That has all changed over the past decade. The rise of inexpensive anti-ageing procedures which take just a few minutes to perform - coupled with a growing desire for Instagram perfection - has transformed the cosmetic and beauty industry.
The managing director of fast food group Rockets has left just six months after being appointed to the role.
One of the world's largest vaping companies, Blu, has targeted sales of €5m within its first 18 months of operation in Ireland.
The value of State-backed mortgage arrears has fallen by €108m over the past three years, new figures show.
Bank of Ireland used its post-results briefing with the Department of Finance to highlight the "competitive disadvantage" imposed by the bankers' pay restrictions.
The surge in the popularity of second-hand imported cars has resulted in a €1bn loss to the Exchequer over the last four years, the head of Nissan Ireland has claimed.
Sirius, a company which former Ryanair Chief Financial Officer Howard Millar is head of, has postponed its IPO until later this year.
The Owners of the Kildare Village retail unit expect its latest expansion of 30 new boutiques to add up to 380 new jobs and generate around €140m in revenue.
Irish water tech company H2Ozone expects to hit €5m a year in sales within the next three years following the launch of two new chemical-free treatment devices.
One of the world's largest asset managers, Legal & General, has expanded its Irish office to more than 20 people.
One of Ireland's largest bookmakers, BoyleSports, has entered the UK retail market with the acquisition of 13 stores, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Jameson owner Irish Distillers plans to more than quadruple the sale of its premium Redbreast brand within the next 10 to 15 years.
In the heart of Sandyford, south Dublin, sits a facility made of corrugated steel and concrete blocks decorated in bold colours. Inside is a community of people dedicated to exercise, something that has rapidly become almost a new religion.
Irish gym-software company Glofox has set its sights on an initial public offering within the next five years.
Bank of Ireland has approved more than €750m in development finance to fund the construction of thousands of new homes and student beds.
Powerscourt estate in Co Wicklow will open the doors to its new €20m Irish whiskey distillery and visitor centre this week and will launch a fund-raising cask programme
Insurance giant Irish Life intends to double the size of its retail investment business over the next five years to €10bn. It also plans to acquire a number of residential developments, investing "hundreds of millions" in residential properties.
Electronics retailer Dixons Carphone Ireland has increased its stockpiling capacity by seven times over as part of its preparations for Brexit. The company's Irish arm, which was on the brink of collapse three years ago, has also targeted a 43pc increase in revenue to €400m by 2022, according to managing director Mark Delaney.
Online discussion forum Reddit is to begin its search for an Ireland country manager next year, the first outside of the US.
Three years ago the futures of the Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World brands in Ireland were under real threat.
Canadian cannabis-based brewer Province Brands has begun seeking Irish investors for its latest CAD$30m (€19m) funding round.
The new owners of listed clinical trials firm Venn Life Sciences intend to grow its revenue from €15m a year to €50m within the next three years, it is understood.
Developer Johnny Ronan and his joint-venture partner Colony Capital have secured €478m in development finance to fund the construction of two flagship office developments.
More than 135,000 sq ft of office space in Dublin has been taken up exclusively due to Brexit, a new report has found.
State-owned AIB must reduce its non-performing loans by at least €1.6bn before the end of the year in order to reach European norms.
The future of Ford's Irish headquarters is in doubt as the US car manufacturer aims to relocate the management functions for the market back to the UK, the Sunday Independent understands.
The Department of Finance has called for "urgent" consultation with the European Central Bank (ECB) in relation to proposed legislation that would prevent banks from selling loans to so-called vulture funds.
Two decades ago Austin, Texas, was a "sleepy town" in middle America. It was far from a place one would associate with cutting-edge technological research, let alone a hub for some of the biggest names in the tech industry. And yet, today, in the middle of the city sits Silicon Hills. Austin may be the home of Indeed, the world's biggest job-search engine, but Dublin, or more specifically Silicon Docks, is its European home. And Chis Hyams, chief executive of Indeed, believes there are plenty of similarities between the two locations.
Ireland became the top European destination for job seekers immediately after the UK voted for Brexit, the head of the world's largest job-search engine, has said.
The European Ryder Cup team's first-ever psychological-performance coach is to highlight the importance of a "growth mindset" in future-proofing Irish businesses at an upcoming summit.
Franciscan Well, one of the country's largest craft beer brands, intends on doubling its output to more than 200,000 kegs in the next five years, its founder has said.
A company linked to developer Johnny Ronan paid for anonymous advertisements in a Sunday newspaper in favour of easing height restrictions for large scale Dublin developments.
Funds buying residential properties in blocks is set to reach a record high in 2019 after €430m worth of homes were secured by investors in the first three months of the year.
The European Commission has adopted special regulation to ensure that more than €550m worth of EU funds designed to stimulate economic activity and enforce peace in the border regions will continue in spite of a disorderly Brexit.
Philip Lane's swansong may force banks to charge more for mortgages and other loans, it has been warned.
Property management company O'Dwyer Real Estate has secured a five-year contract to manage the upkeep of homes included in the Government's mortgage-to-rent scheme.
Homeware chain Homesavers is to invest an additional €10m into its business as it bids to become a nationwide retailer.
Ireland's Brexit dividend has been a "remarkable outcome" for the country, with 92 UK-based companies moving their operations here.
A reduction in the number of cruise ships entering Dublin Port will cause considerable damage to the tourism sector on the island of Ireland, the leader of the DUP has warned.
Forecourt retailer Maxol is considering opening its own standalone coffee shops to help stop it from becoming too reliant on its fuel business.
Developer Johnny Ronan has won approval to build Dublin city's tallest structure, the Sunday Independent can reveal.
Over 90pc of all loans sold by the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) have gone to international funds - the vast majority in the US - the United Nations has claimed.
Irish housebuilder Glenveagh is on course to significantly exceed its sales targets this year, according to Davy Stockbrokers.
Energy giant SSE has begun assessing Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour as possible locations for a service base for the country's only offshore wind farm.
Ireland has become the fifth most attractive country in the world to do business in, according to a new study.
Developer and solicitor Noel Smyth is planning to bring more than €100m worth of new residential developments to the rental market.
Retailers have clashed with Dublin Port over plans to restrict cruise ship traffic due to capacity issues.
An Irish graphic design company has set its sights on more gaming projects after helping launch new World War II online multi-player title Heroes & Generals.
Richard Barrett's Bartra Capital has lodged plans to bring 725 new beds to a development in south-west Dublin.
The Department of Housing wants to quadruple the size of its State-backed mortgage scheme to €800m.
Fast food group Eddie Rocket's plans to bring its outlets to Galway, Cork and Limerick cities as part of its domestic expansion, its newly-appointed managing director has said.
The founder of fast-food chain business Eddie Rocket's is to step away from the day-to-day running of the business 30 years after it started.
The lack of preparedness among Irish firms for GDPR changes and the European Commission's anti-money laundering directives has led to widespread fines, James Treacy, managing director of Stubbs Gazette, has warned.
Activity in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has almost doubled over the last five years as the country continued to recover from the recession, new figures show.
First-time buyers have claimed over €142m in Vat rebates through the Government's help-to-buy scheme, new figures show.
Bank of Ireland is planning to sell up to €800m worth of non-performing loans this year as it moves to bring its balance sheet in line with European norms.
Construction workers are demanding pay increases, home-builders are reporting soaring revenues and apartments are hitting the market for more than €1m. Sound familiar?
The Irish arm of insurance giant Aviva paid out over €90m in life-insurance and income-protection payouts last year, new figures show.
Dublin City University (DCU) and the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) are set to benefit from more than 500 new student beds on the north side of the capital.
Irish online peer-to-peer lender Property Bridges plans to offer at least €150m in construction development loans over the next three years.
Not-for-profit housebuilder Tuath spent more than €161m providing new homes in Ireland last year, new figures show.
Trinity College Dublin has begun reaching out to the regions by offering its first course that will be taught in Cork, Limerick, and Galway as well as Dublin.
Samsung Electronics has entered into discussions with An Garda Siochana to supply the entire force with new handsets which will double as their personal computers.
Fintech disruptor Revolut is to establish an Irish base in the coming months as it prepares to take on the country's pillar banks with new current accounts, overdrafts, and personal loans.