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  • Dublin tops list of desirable destinations for bankers post-Brexit

    Dublin tops list of desirable destinations for bankers post-Brexit

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Dublin has come out top in a list of potential EU cities that London-based bankers should move to after Brexit, according to a new study.

    The index of 15 cities was compiled by relocation company Movinga. It found higher income tax rates were outweighed by considerations such as average high-end rent prices, language, food, luxury stores and bars.

  • Economists raise Irish growth outlook as Brexit nears

    Economists raise Irish growth outlook as Brexit nears

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    A group of economists have become more optimistic about the prospects for the Irish economy, upgrading their growth forecast for 2017 even as Brexit nears.

    The economists, polled by Bloomberg, now say that the Irish economy will expand 3.5 per cent in 2017, up from 3.1 per cent previously, and more optimistic than the Central Bank’s 3.3 percent estimate released in January.

  • SmartBear expands presence in Galway with new development centre

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, today announced the expansion of its EMEA headquarters in Galway.

    In addition to a growing number of sales and marketing staff, SmartBear has added a development center with a focus on the development of API testing and documentation tools.

  • Construction sector continues to grow - PMI

    Construction sector continues to grow - PMI

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    Activity in the construction sector rose sharply last month, according to the latest Purchasing Managers Index from Ulster Bank.

    Ulster Bank's Construction PMI for February stood at 57.9, up from 55.7 in January and well above the 50 mark that separates growth from contraction.

  • Five foreign insurance firms seeking to locate in Ireland

    Five foreign insurance firms seeking to locate in Ireland

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    The Central Bank has received five applications for authorisation from foreign insurance companies that want to locate an operation in Ireland as a result of Brexit.

    It said a further five have signalled a "firm intention" to apply.

  • Irish economy outpaces euro zone peers

    Irish economy outpaces euro zone peers

    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Ireland’s economy grew 5.2 per cent last year, outstripping all other euro zone countries and most official forecasts for the third successive year.

  • Northern Ireland firms feature on Deloitte 'Best Managed' list in Dublin

    Northern Ireland firms feature on Deloitte 'Best Managed' list in Dublin

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    SIXTEEN firms from across the island of Ireland, including two from the north, were included for the first time in the newly-published list of Best Managed Companies, which has been produced for the last nine years by business advisers Deloitte.

  • Ardagh fires starting gun on potential $373m stock market listing

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Ardagh Group has fired the formal starting gun on an up to $373m (€352m) stock market listing in New York.

    In a statement last night, the Irish-founded global packaging giant said it had begun its initial public offering (IPO) in New York.

  • Grafton builds up 13% increase in revenues for 2016

    Grafton builds up 13% increase in revenues for 2016

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Builders merchanting and DIY group Grafton has announced a 13% increase in revenue for 2016 to just over £2.5 billion - a new high for the company.

    Grafton said its adjusted group operating profit for the year to the end of December rose by 12% to £142m. Pre-tax profits for 2016 were up 14% to £136.2m.

  • Apple Pay available in Ireland from today

    Apple Pay available in Ireland from today

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    From today you can use your mobile to pay in shops, if you have got an iPhone.

    Apple Pay is now operating in Ireland meaning that Mastercard customers simply swipe their phone at the checkout.