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Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 5 March, 2015

Corporate - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Has someone called you claiming to be from ESB? It could be a scam Bogus Calls

Has someone called you claiming to be from ESB? It could be a scam

People are being advised to communicate with their suppliers only using the phone numbers provided on their bills.

These babies helped Enda Kenny declare 2015 ‘the year of rural recovery’

Wasn’t it the year of something else already?

From TheJournal.ie Microsoft are set to build a spanking new €134 million campus in Dublin Shiny New Windows

Microsoft are set to build a spanking new €134 million campus in Dublin

The two-year project should create 150 construction jobs in the capital

Willie Walsh is earning a massive €7.9 million a year with IAG

The airline group’s chief executive has seen his salary increase by 500% since 2012

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These are the government departments with the highest rates of absenteeism

The sector’s head said there were an ‘unacceptable’ number of sick days being taken in the public service.

Coca-Cola is redesigning its packaging so all of its flavours look the same

It serves to highlight how confusing Coke thinks its brand extensions have become.

From TheJournal.ie Brian O’Donnell denies barricading himself inside Gorse Hill mansion Gorse Hill

Brian O’Donnell denies barricading himself inside Gorse Hill mansion

O’Donnell left the property to represent himself in court.

AIB is finally paying out some money to taxpayers

And Michael Noonan is planning a sale.

Corporate - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Ben & Jerry’s might start selling cannabis-infused ice cream Munchies

Ben & Jerry’s might start selling cannabis-infused ice cream

The duo said they’re all for combining peoples’ pleasures.

Michael O’Leary will be happy: There was a lot of good news for Ryanair today

The good times keep on rolling for the budget carrier

Enda is promising tax cuts in the next budget. And the one after that and so on…

That’s as long as his government gets re-elected, mind.

Ireland should ‘embrace’ a population of 10 million

And business group Ibec wants more money for infrastructure to cope with the growth.

Corporate - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Cadbury’s workers who lost their jobs to get help from government group

The job losses are part of an overall restructuring of Mondelez’s operations in Ireland.

O2 has now gone for good from Ireland – so what’s the deal for all its customers?

Three bought the company last year and is now Ireland’s second-biggest mobile player.

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Power has been taking in record bets – but how many are winners? Cash Accumulators

Paddy Power has been taking in record bets – but how many are winners?

Last year was a big one for the betting chain.

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Ryanair is ringing the changes – but it will keep the ‘Sex Pistols attitude’

New uniforms, new planes, new menu – it’s all happening.

Tell the boss you’re leaving – and there’s a good chance you’ll get a counter offer

Irish companies sometimes offer pay rises of up to 50 per cent to get people to stay – but often, it’s a case of ‘too little, too late’.

Corporate - Monday 2 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water wants to fill 350 temporary positions Jobs

Irish Water wants to fill 350 temporary positions

The jobs are to be based in Cork.

Up. Up. Down… Housing construction surged, then slowed to a trickle late last year

We’re in for a “turbulent” year in the home construction sector in 2015, it’s being predicted.

This new IKEA furniture will charge your phone for you*

*As long as the device is compatible with its wireless standard, that is.

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It is about to get a whole lot more expensive to stay in Dublin hotels

But there will still be plenty of pricier places to holiday in Europe.

Corporate - Sunday 1 March, 2015

A household Irish name built from humble beginnings: The Penneys story

It all began in Dublin’s fair city in 1969.

Corporate - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The story of ‘NO’ … 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement Charge This

The story of ‘NO’ … 15 moments that have defined the Irish Water protest movement

It’s just over a year since we were writing articles wondering ‘why don’t the Irish protest?’.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Cadbury’s cuts, McWilliams’ biscuits and some dodgy ads.

Corporate - Friday 27 February, 2015

Debt management firms criticised for giving people poor information

The Central Bank became responsible for regulating these firms in 2013.

Eircom has found a way to make money – take the razor to its workforce

The company has cut about one-third of its staff in the past two years.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland made a lot of money last year Yeah Boi

Bank of Ireland made a lot of money last year

A lot more than the year before, anyway.

Corporate - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning Banking Inquiry

Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning

The banking inquiry is entering its Nexus phase…

From TheJournal.ie Hmmm… It seems we have MORE trust in the government now Barometer

Hmmm… It seems we have MORE trust in the government now

Government is the only institution to record see a rise in how much it is trusted by the public over the past year.

Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis

David McWilliams says he became a defacto advisor to Brian Lenihan before the 2008 bank guarantee.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: How Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank at the age of just 28 Trust Me

Timeline: How Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank at the age of just 28

The original rogue trader’s ten minutes of infamy happened 20 years ago today

From TheJournal.ie Ulster Bank made €752 million in profit last year Back In Black

Ulster Bank made €752 million in profit last year

That marks its first profit since 2008.

From TheJournal.ie Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned 20 Years On

Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned

In an exclusive piece for TheJournal.ie, the former ‘rogue’ trader writes of his panic and embarrassment on this week 20 years ago as he collapsed a 232-year-old bank.

Corporate - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Nick Leeson on the 20th anniversary of Barings scandal: “The most embarrassing period of my life” Trading Places

Nick Leeson on the 20th anniversary of Barings scandal: “The most embarrassing period of my life”

The former trader at the centre of the notorious 1995 bank collapse had to “sit down” his sons to explain his role in the disgrace.

From TheJournal.ie The Big Four of Irish energy were accused of ‘fleecing’ their customers today Power Rangers

The Big Four of Irish energy were accused of ‘fleecing’ their customers today

Most gas and electricity price decreases will be seen later this year apparently

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