Michael McNicholas to stand down as head of company behind Irish Water

The head of the semi-state company behind Irish Water is to stand down. Michael McNicholas has decided to step down from his role as group chief executive of Ervia, the State -utility company responsible for Irish Water and Gas Networks Ireland. He’ll remain in the role until May next year, and the board of Ervia […]

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Double tax threat from UK rate cuts and new EU rules

Britain could slash corporation tax to 10pc if the European Union uses the Brexit negotiations to block UK-based banks and businesses from the single market. A plan that would see Britain halving its headline tax rate from 20pc has reportedly been put forward by Prime Minister Theresa May’s advisers, amid growing fears other EU member […]

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Dunnes Stores is now Ireland’s second largest grocery store – pushing Tesco into third

Dunnes Stores has become the country’s second-largest grocery retailer, pushing Tesco into third place in the multi-billion euro market, new figures this morning show. Dunnes, headed by siblings Margaret Heffernan and Frank Dunne, now has 22pc share of the grocery market here, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel. Supervalu, the chain controlled by Cork-based Musgrave, […]

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Ireland not ready for cyber crime threat, say 90pc of businesses

Six out of 10 businesses expect to be the victim of cyber crime in the year ahead, and 90pc think the country is not prepared for a potential attack on the State. That’s according to a survey ahead of the Dublin Info Sec 2016 cybersecurity conference, which takes place in Dublin next month. It found […]

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Doubt over €1.1bn fine for Intel as EU court’s own adviser backs chip giant

Intel could see a record €1.1bn fine for alleged anti-competitive behaviour reversed after one of the EU Court of Justice’s own lawyers said no rivals might have been harmed by the company’s actions. The world’s biggest chipmaker was slapped with the fine in 2009 after the European Commission accused it of squeezing out competition from […]

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Doubt over €1.1bn fine for Intel as EU court’s own adviser backs chip giant

Intel could see a record €1.1bn fine for alleged anti-competitive behaviour reversed after one of the EU Court of Justice’s own lawyers said no rivals might have been harmed by the company’s actions. The world’s biggest chipmaker was slapped with the fine in 2009 after the European Commission accused it of squeezing out competition from […]

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Dublin Airport set to get third hotel in major investment plan

Dublin Airport is to get its third hotel, with the owners of the Radisson Blu there planning the multi-million euro construction of a new seven-storey, standalone venue on the site. CG Hotels wants permission for the 144-bedroom hotel, as well as restaurant and other facilities. It will be located in the car park of the […]

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