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Dublin-based Biosensia acquired by US company Kypha
NovaUCD-based company has point-of-care in-vitro diagnosis system known as RapiPlex
The Irish Times - Business
Ireland set to remove oil reserves from Britain as Brexit deadline looms closer
The Cabinet will this week sign off on a dramatic plan to remove all of Ireland's oil reserves from the UK as the Government ramps ups its contingency plans for Brexit. - Business RSS Feed
Cabinet to move Irish oil reserve from UK
The Cabinet will this week sign off on a dramatic plan to remove all of Ireland's oil reserves from the UK as the Government ramps up its contingency plans for Brexit. - Business RSS Feed
Business this week: results, indicators and meetings
Solving the gritty question of supply is the only way to ensure people can buy homes
The Irish Times - Business
Dublin tech's era of social unrest
Thought GoogleTown was the summit of Dublin's tech takeover? Nope. Last week saw a 'big bang' in tech expansion planning that could make the Grand Canal Docks look like an early settlement. - Business RSS Feed
Higher prices set to leave us with less money in our pockets
The coming months and year could become even more expensive for Irish consumers as Brexit and the prospect of a global trade war threaten to push up prices. Consumers could be hundreds - if not thousands - of euro a year worse off as result. - Business RSS Feed
Asset manager BlackRock and Schroders in Lloyds battle
BlackRock and Schroders are the front-runners to oversee about £109bn (€123bn) for Lloyds Banking Group, one of the biggest mandates of its kind, people with the knowledge of the process have said. - Business RSS Feed
Impact of missing receipts on tax bill
Query: My husband and I bought a small derelict cottage as a holiday home in 1982 and spent about €75,000 between the purchase price and renovation. We are now selling it for €135,000 and buying another holiday home closer to our primary residence. As it was never our intention to sell, we did not retain the vast majority of the relevant receipts and we are now wondering how our Capital Gains Tax (CGT) liability would be calculated. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. Mary, Douglas, Co Cork - Business RSS Feed
Moloughney makes a return to the fray with Finglas housing project
Former aviation entrepreneur Pat Moloughney has moved to further expand his plans for a housing development in Finglas in Dublin 11. - Business RSS Feed
YouTube news drive ignores facts
Another week, another hand-out from the technology sector to the media industry. This time it's Google, as it so often is, which is supporting the media. Or Google's YouTube, to be exact. The video platform is going to spend $25m to build 'a better news experience on YouTube, together.' Presumably the word 'together' was added by some PR whizz to indicate a joint effort between YouTube and publishers, who might be wary of the dreaded pivot to video. So how joint will the effort be? - Business RSS Feed
EU in WTO bid to appease Trump and ease tensions
The European Commission has proposed ways to resolve the Trump administration's concerns over the functioning of the World Trade Organisation, in a bid to avert a looming crisis that could undermine the WTO's ability to arbitrate trade disputes. - Business RSS Feed
Ireland to become EU YouTube watchdog
Ireland is set to play a central role in policing material on YouTube under an updated EU directive on broadcasting. EU-wide rules, which will be finalised later this year, have been extended to cover video-sharing platforms. - Business RSS Feed
Olympian O'Connor clears planning for arena development
Olympic showjumping medallist Cian O'Connor is planning to develop an indoor equestrian arena as part of his booming Co Meath business. - Business RSS Feed
More brands must come out in favour of diversity
Chris is a transgender 15-year-old who was born female but is now growing up as a male. Recalling tales of bullying and being shoved into lockers at school, his story is touchingly told in a social video, created by agency Boys + Girls, which tells the viewer that help and support was at hand to help him get through the many day-to-day challenges he would face. - Business RSS Feed
Six top tips to reshape your organisation's structure
When a business is founded at the kitchen table, decisions and actions are taken usually by the one or two founders. There is no doubt about who does what because roles and responsibilities are clear-cut. As the business grows to more than a handful of people, ambiguity can seep in. - Business RSS Feed
RTE and the Department of Communications locked in discussions over €108m windfall
RTE and the Department of Communications are locked in discussions about how the broadcaster spends its windfall from the €107.5m sale of land at its Donnybrook site. - Business RSS Feed
Brexit fears prompt 150 applications for Central Bank licence
More than 150 financial services firms have applied for authorisations from the Central Bank to operate in Ireland and license new products here in the wake of Brexit. - Business RSS Feed
State agency now world's second-biggest fintech investor
Some are surprised to learn that Enterprise Ireland is one of the largest and most successful fintech investors in the world. - Business RSS Feed
Fintech Chasing Returns secures €600k
Irish fintech Chasing Returns closed a €600,000 funding round last week, securing funding from Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan as well as a number of Irish tech entrepreneurs. - Business RSS Feed
iNua hotels to expand after raising €97m
Private individuals poured close to €20m into the €97m refinancing of regional hotel group iNua Hospitality, according to Cork-based investment firm Blackbee. - Business RSS Feed
DataEgg to build pilot scheme at VW factory
The Kilkenny-based DataEgg has been asked by Volkswagen (VW) to develop a proof of concept project in a German factory, bringing the Irish startup a step closer to a €150m deal with the carmaker. - Business RSS Feed
Department of Business pays out €300,000 to OECD for 'policy roadmap'
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is to pay the OECD €300,000 for a 20-page SME "policy roadmap", new figures have revealed. - Business RSS Feed
Regions step up fight to lure tech jobs from Dublin
When Skout Secure Intelligence, an international cyber-security firm, chose Portlaoise as its European headquarters last week it highlighted an existing pool of talent as one of the reasons for picking Ireland as a base. - Business RSS Feed
'There are more things to life than being rich'
Sharon Mannion is an actress, comedian and writer best known for her role as Concepta in the RTE2 hit comedy Bridget & Eamon. - Business RSS Feed
Steel shed boss shows his mettle
If ever you wanted to meet a truly inspiring entrepreneur then you need look no further than the subject of this week's article. Having grown up on a small farm in the west of Ireland and having left school early, Sean Brett's determination has seen him grow his business, Steeltech Sheds, into the country's leading manufacturer of steel buildings. Set up in 1994 and now employing 170 staff, his company will reach annual revenues of more than €20m by the end of this year. - Business RSS Feed
The companies making hay while the sun shines - and those feeling the heat
When the temperature is touching 30 degrees and the sun is beaming down what could be more refreshing than a cool drink? Throw in a World Cup and 2018 has been the kind of summer drinks manufacturers dream about. - Business RSS Feed
UK takeover panel raises Sky stakes
The body that oversees UK takeovers raised the minimum price that the Walt Disney Company must pay for British pay-TV company Sky Plc as Disney battles Comcast Corporation for control of Rupert Murdoch's media empire. - Business RSS Feed
Mentoring and flexible working are key to boosting number of women in senior roles
Query: AS the co-founder of a relatively new but growing SME I have become increasingly aware of hints of gender disparity at the more senior levels. My experience over the last few years has suggested that more men are reaching senior management and board positions, and while one of the primary reasons for that is simply that more have applied for these roles, I am very cognisant of the fact that I have a responsibility to ensure equal opportunity for my employees. As the business grows I want to look into what we can do to bring more of our female workforce through to senior level? - Business RSS Feed
Digital movie effects studio looks east
As the CEO and co-founder of world-leading digital storytelling business Framestore, it would be difficult to find names more well known than those who feature in William Sargent's own story. He's also busy defining the multi-award-winning company's own storyline for the next 20 years, navigating China, AI, mixed reality (MR), acquisitions, working with tech giants and businesses in other industries who want its advice and solutions for data visualisation. - Business RSS Feed
Private markets may be alternative for stock exchange investors
Stock market gains since the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009 have been remarkable. While any number of positive economic and corporate factors suggest further gains should be expected from stock markets, two long-held principles of investing need to be remembered. - Business RSS Feed