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Companies - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Not so hot: Why the big clothing chains are sweating over an Indian summer

Was that the magic word “discount” we just heard?

Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things

Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.

Bulmers owner wants to buy English pubs because they’re not drinking enough Irish cider

About 1,200 pubs to be exact – that should do the trick.

A small Irish firm is the reason why you may never be able to buy an Apple iWatch

And the company is keeping very quiet about any talks with the US tech behemoth.

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Companies - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie It’s going to get more expensive to use the bus, Luas and train next year Fare Thee Well

It’s going to get more expensive to use the bus, Luas and train next year

The rises will hit Luas, regional buses and all train routes.

From TheJournal.ie Burger King’s claim that its Satisfries have 30% less fat doesn’t cut it Ad Enough

Burger King’s claim that its Satisfries have 30% less fat doesn’t cut it

The FAI, Eircom and Volkswagen were also hit with complaints.

SuperValu is getting very close to dethroning Tesco as Ireland’s supermarket leader

But the biggest gains are still coming from German imports Aldi and Lidl.

Ireland’s super-fast broadband war has begun and it’s coming to a town near you

Every county town in Ireland will have access to the same broadband technology as Tokyo within a few years.

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From TheJournal.ie Bruton: No, I’m not in America because I’m nervous about the death of the ‘Double Irish’ Be Cool
From TheJournal.ie Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap Mind The Gap

Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap

Iceland came out on top while Yemen was listed last.

Companies - Monday 27 October, 2014

Companies - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Here are a few things businesses can learn from Google’s Consumer Barometer (for free)

So Google knows almost everything about how you shop, which is a bit creepy really…

Report card in… Permanent TSB has an €855m shortfall

The group confirmed that it has already “provided for” over 80% of the shortfall .

Permanent TSB, along with 25 other eurozone banks expected to fail stress test

The results are expected to be out shortly after 11am today.

Companies - Saturday 25 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This video teaching bartenders how to deal with under-age customers is intentionally hilarious Jumped Up Pr*ck

This video teaching bartenders how to deal with under-age customers is intentionally hilarious

“You’re an a*******. You’re a F****** A*******.”

Minister Bruton is going to the US to explain the death of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole

He is also meeting over 17 companies in a hope to drum up some jobs in Ireland.

Companies - Friday 24 October, 2014

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

If you have a Volkswagen Polo 1,2 TDI, you should definitely read this.

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with ‘Mickey Mouse courses’

Why one Irish entrepreneur hired staff from India, Portugal and Sweden over local workers.

Meet Mark Roden, Ireland’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Roden is the founder of Ding, a company which employs 150 people in Dublin.

Permanent TSB will need to find €800m after failing stress test

Bloomberg are reporting that the bank failed on the most extreme scenario.

Companies - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out

It was good enough for the Queen, but Cork Airport hasn’t been getting any love from those extra punters.

From TheJournal.ie Uber will NOT be hiring ‘incredibly hot chicks’ like this to drive customers around… any more Bad Idea

Uber will NOT be hiring ‘incredibly hot chicks’ like this to drive customers around… any more

‘Who said women don’t know how to drive’… What could possibly go wrong with a slogan like that?

Tesco’s latest results make for very ugly reading and its chairman wants out

The supermarket chain’s Irish performance was the worst of any country for the last six months.

Companies - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

This 18th century house could have been yours for €765k

Sure you’d find that down the back of the couch, right? If only…

With a little help from Ireland, Facebook paid no UK tax last year

It made an estimated £371 million in revenue in the region in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly all the assets from Nama’s €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers Nama Drama

Nearly all the assets from Nama’s €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers

And the bad bank’s boss says if overseas owners want to pull apart Irish businesses there’s not much he can do.

Why one Irish bank will probably fail European stress tests, but you shouldn’t worry (much)

Results will come out on Sunday. Don’t they know it’s a long weekend?

One of Dublin’s two greyhound stadiums is to be closed and sold

Planning permission for Harold’s Cross will be sought before it’s put on the market.

From TheJournal.ie Great deal* for workers as Groupon plans 100 new jobs Jobswatch

If all goes to plan, Nama will be no more in four years

The State’s bad bank is aiming to wind up ahead of schedule.

From TheJournal.ie New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Data Breach

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Exclusive

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

Companies - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Primark strikes deal with Sears to open its first US stores

Seven, in fact. Thanks Penneys… or, eh, Sears…

Ireland-based pharma firm’s €43b merger is off, but it could get a Botox injection instead

Dublin-headquartered Shire and US company AbbVie pull the plug on their big pharma deal.

Apple is offloading heaps of iPhones, but is the iPad’s day done?

Smartphone sales were worth over half the company’s income in the last three months.

From TheJournal.ie Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator – but there’s already a protest planned Breaking Ground

Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator – but there’s already a protest planned

The plant is being built by US energy company Covanta.

From TheJournal.ie “Drunk” snowplough driver blamed, as oil company boss dies in plane crash Christophe De Margerie

“Drunk” snowplough driver blamed, as oil company boss dies in plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, died in the crash at a Moscow airport when the private jet he was using hit a snowplough on takeoff.

Companies - Monday 20 October, 2014

Ireland’s first real estate trust is now making nearly €53m a year in rent

Green REIT has finished a €375 million office and shopping-centre buyout as property trusts keep on spending big.

From TheJournal.ie When should drinkers have their supply cut off?… A new course teaches bartenders how to decide Intoxicated

When should drinkers have their supply cut off?… A new course teaches bartenders how to decide

The 90 minute online course is being backed by vintners groups…

Almost 500 jobs on the way for Dungloe, Donegal

Randox Teoranta is investing €25 million in its plant in the town.

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