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Not the full Irish - Katy McGuinness explores the true origins of 'Irish' foods
It all started with a packet of sliced chicken… Last autumn, in the course of researching an article that I was writing about food labelling in Ireland, I paid a visit to my local supermarket looking for examples of packaging that I felt might be misleading to consumers. - Business RSS Feed
22,000 horses slaughtered for meat market over three years
NEARLY 22,000 unwanted Irish horses have been slaughtered for meat over the past three years - while 4,000 abandoned horses have been put to sleep. - Business RSS Feed
The Omnibus bill: A legal fix to anticipated problems
The no-deal Brexit legislation published by the Government has loads of detailed provisions, with inputs from nine government departments covering a vast range of areas from pensions to licenses for harbour pilots.
RTÉ News - Business
'A lot of good solid feeding went into Tadhg and he definitely did his lift of work around the farm'
For all that Ireland's recent success has its foundations in a (predominantly Leinster) schools system that hothouses rugby players and churns out man-boys primed for the professional game, perhaps the two most important men for the game's expanding brand came into the international set-up via a different route. - Business RSS Feed
'We felt we had to do something different' - why this couple turned to organic
Alan Ward and Emma Hennessy switched to organic farming this year as conventional farming was just not lucrative for them. - Business RSS Feed
Louise Hogan: Is the era of unbridled dairy expansion coming to an end?
Is the dairy expansion rollercoaster about to come to a halt? - Business RSS Feed
Rugby's farmer army - the players from farming backgrounds spreading the oval ball gospel in new territory
When John Hayes was in his pomp, having a farmer in the Ireland rugby team was "a bit of a novelty, especially for the city boys". And when word got out about the legendary Munster prop's passion for farm machinery, "the slagging started". - Business RSS Feed
‘My salary has gone into machinery for the last few years’
Monaghan farmer PJ Fitzsimons is not a man to do things by half measure. - Business RSS Feed
Ann Fitzgerald: A community's fight for their post office offers hope for rural Ireland
Our local post office in Abbeyleix recently closed. But, fortunately, it immediately reopened 100 yards down the road. - Business RSS Feed
Trump’s war on EU carmakers may hit ECB rates and even digital tax
A US tariff on European car imports could cost German auto giants €6.25bn a year
The Irish Times - Business
Uber’s e-bike plan for Dublin rejected on safety grounds
Possibility of vandalism by some operators against competitors also cited by council
The Irish Times - Business
Center Parcs set to go wild at ‘subtropical’ Longford resort
UK holiday operator plans to open its €233m Longford Forest park in late August
The Irish Times - Business
Samsung hopes folding phone will feel like value for €2,000-plus
Manufacturer gambles that ‘wow’ factor will beat consumers’ new price consciousness
The Irish Times - Business
Failo: rebranding of Mytaxi to Free Now misses the target
Cantillon: When it comes to changing names, the advice is, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
The Irish Times - Business
Bank on extra charges this year
Bank charges are on the rise again with both Permanent TSB and Ulster Bank hiking transaction fees it charges to customers, so this week I'm having a look to see which lender offers the best value banking and how to keep fees to a minimum if you need to operate a current account. - Business RSS Feed
Spending in new downturn justified - fiscal watchdog
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe would be justified in running a budget deficit in the event of a shock to the economy, Seamus Coffey, the chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council told the Irish Independent yesterday. - Business RSS Feed
$16bn plunge after Kraft Heinz admits old brands worth less
Kraft Heinz shares fell to their record low on a slew of bad news, mainly centering on a multi-billion dollar write-down, which had investors wondering if years of rigorous cost cuts came at the expense of losing the value of marquee Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands. - Business RSS Feed
Security fears prompt office plan changes
A developer has reduced the scale of a planned seven-storey office block in Dublin city centre in response to security concerns by the Chief State Solicitor that the proposal could compromise top-secret papers in her office. - Business RSS Feed
Trade battle: EU to retaliate if Trump targets European cars
The European Union has drawn up a list of retaliatory tariffs that will target companies including Caterpilla , Xerox and Samsonite if US President Donald Trump imposes duties on European cars, Bloomberg News reported yesterday. - Business RSS Feed
Special deal agreed for Irish living in the UK after Brexit, but Government has no plan to avoid hard border
Irish people in Britain will still be able to access healthcare, benefits and education despite mounting fears that a no-deal Brexit is looming. - Business RSS Feed
Donal O'Donovan: 'Fine Gael frozen by fear of 'owning' a hard Border'
What happens at the Border? The first and most important question the Government needed to address, in setting out preparations for a worst-case Brexit, is the one they didn't answer. - Business RSS Feed
Q&A: Continuity is the word of the day as Ireland strives to keep everyday services going
What is the legislation published yesterday designed to do? - Business RSS Feed
'Every UK warehouse full' as companies prepare for no-deal
As the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms "every warehouse" in the UK is full, the chief executive of Irish insulation giant Kingspan has warned. - Business RSS Feed
Biggest landlord in country doubles profit to €120m and plans to expand beyond capital
Profits almost doubled last year to €119.8m at Ireland's biggest private landlord, Ires Reit, boosted by rising rents despite Government-imposed rent caps in places worst hit by the housing crisis. - Business RSS Feed
Personal shopper: Kitchen blenders
So many kitchen gadgets take up lots of space on the worktop yet are only used occasionally. And if you put them away in a cupboard, then it's a case of out of sight, out of mind - it's just such a faff to drag them out only to have to clean them and put them away afterwards. One that's worth making room for is a multi-tasking personal blender for making smoothies, soups, sauces and dressings. Go for one of the 'bullet' style versions that's compact enough to fit in the smallest of kitchens. There are cheaper versions available, but they will not be as powerful, and you may end up with lumpy smoothies. Perish the thought, writes Fiona Ness. - Business RSS Feed
Can stock markets keep ignoring global stutter?
Global equity markets have soared since the beginning of the year, with double digit percentage gains virtually everywhere. - Business RSS Feed
Should we apply for the help-to-buy scheme as it ends in December?
Q: I'm a 30-year-old male. I have €12,000 in savings. I am a teacher in Limerick with a permanent job. I am currently earning €43,000 a year. I am saving €800 a month. I have no loans. I am renting. My girlfriend is working and renting in Dublin. She is 27 years old. She currently earns €38,000, excluding an annual €2,000 bonus. She has €3,000 in savings and is saving €700 a month. She worked in Limerick for four years and got promoted to work in Dublin with the same company. She hopes to return to Limerick in the next year but we aren't sure if it will happen that soon. Should we apply for the help-to-buy scheme before it ends in December? If my girlfriend was to remain in Dublin for another few years, should I look at investing in a property that I can rent out to others? - Business RSS Feed
'Sensible' Brexit could spark UK building rush - Kingspan boss
An orderly Brexit could unleash pent-up projects across the UK's construction sector, according to Kingspan CEO Gene Murtagh. - Business RSS Feed
Medtech group to create 100 jobs in city
MedTech group Iqvia, a global technology solutions and contract research services provider, is to create 100 jobs in Dublin. - Business RSS Feed
Ask Adrian: Our technology editor tackles your trickiest tech problems
Question: I'm still using an old Yahoo email address, which everyone tells me is out of date. Is there a better service I might use? Do I have to pay for any of them? Is there some way of keeping my old emails in the new system? - Business RSS Feed