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C&C reports plunge in UK cider sales; Revenue and profit margin to fall 10% in year to February 29, 2008
C&C Group plc, the Irish cider manufacturer and beverages distributor, today issued a trading statement for the six months ending 29 February 2008.
Jan 16, 2008, 07:44
Shannon Development calls for urgent national launch of high-speed fibre Broadband infrastructure across Ireland
Shannon Development Chief Executive, Kevin Thompstone, has called for the urgent rollout of a €4 billion high-speed broadband telecommunications infrastructure across Ireland.
Jan 16, 2008, 02:44
Irish SMEs can reduce costs by adopting Green IT
Energy represents the biggest cost increase for small and medium sized enterprises globally over the last two years so there are good business as well as environmental reasons for Irish SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) to adopt a green approach to IT. The need for Irish SMEs to adopt a more green approach to IT was highlighted recently when oil reached $100 a barrel.
Jan 15, 2008, 15:04
Irish construction employment fell 5.4% in year to November 2007 - actual job losses were about 15,000
The CSO reported today that employment in Irish private firms (with five or more persons engaged) in the construction industry decreased by 5.4% in November 2007 by comparison with November 2006.
Jan 15, 2008, 14:13
Two Dublin Firms "score major deals" during South Africa Trade Mission
Two Dublin firms have secured major deals during Ireland's "largest ever" Trade Mission to South Africa, according to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Micheal Martin.
Jan 15, 2008, 12:39
Dublin Airport: DAA to start work on €55m extension to Terminal One
Work will begin in February on a €55 million extension to the existing terminal at Dublin Airport following Monday’s decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the project.
Jan 15, 2008, 02:32
Forfás says Employment in IDA and Enterprise Ireland client firms grew by 1,187 in 2007; Over 18,500 people were employed in research activities across Ireland in 2007
Forfás, the Irish State policy and science advisory agency today reported a resilient performance in the internationally-trading enterprise sector of the Irish economy during 2007, with the exporting sector strong, employment remaining stable and firms stepping up measures to improve productivity performance. It also noted that while overall economy performance was positive, the year did pose difficulties for enterprise with a loss in international price competitiveness due to the appreciation of the euro and higher inflation rates in Ireland relative to our trading partners.
Jan 14, 2008, 15:30
Wyeth Ireland invests €5 million in Dublin and creates 24 jobs
Wyeth Ireland, Ireland’s largest pharmaceutical employer, has announced the creation of 24 jobs and four additional departments at its Wyeth Pharmaceuticals division as a result of it becoming independent of Wyeth UK in June 2007.
Jan 14, 2008, 12:07
Irish Consumer sentiment fell slightly in December 2007
Irish consumer sentiment fell for the sixth month in seven in December. The overall IIB Bank/ESRI Irish Consumer Sentiment Index fell marginally in December 2007. The Consumer Sentiment Index was 62.7 in December, compared to a figure of 63.1 in November.
Jan 14, 2008, 11:57
Aer Lingus begins Belfast-London Heathrow service; Ryanair's Michael O'Leary visits Shannon on last day of Aer Lingus service to London
Aer Lingus's Chief Executive, Dermot Mannion, along with other senior executives, will be at Belfast's Aldergrove Airport this morning for the opening of the new Aer Lingus service from Belfast to London. At Shannon Airport on Sunday, the last Aer Lingus flight to London Heathrow, took off in the late afternoon. Also at Shannon, Ryanair's CEO Michael O'Leary turned up to help lift the pall of gloom.
Jan 14, 2008, 06:00
Martin welcomes over 50 Irish Firms on South African Trade Mission
The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Micheál Martin T.D. has said he will be using an Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to South Africa to explore the huge opportunities for Irish Firms in a region which is home to 185 million people.
Jan 14, 2008, 03:32
Irish Construction: December data signalled record falls in activity - housing, civil engineering and commercial sectors
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to measure the overall performance of the Irish construction economy – posted its lowest reading in the series history (which began in June 2000) at 35.7. The substantial decline in activity in the three sectors - housing, civil engineering and commercial - was attributed by firms to the conclusion of existing projects and a lack of new work to replace them.
Jan 14, 2008, 03:05
Britvic Ireland to cut 60 jobs in Cork
Britvic Ireland today announced plans to invest €7.6 million in its Dublin manufacturing operation in a move towards best-in-class manufacturing. The upgraded facility will also accommodate production volumes from the company’s Cork plant. The moves, which are designed to boost operating efficiencies in the highly competitive soft drinks market, will result in 60 job losses in Cork on a phased basis over the next 12 months.
Jan 11, 2008, 14:40
Irish Live Register increased 2,100 in December; Grew 14,987 in 2007 to 171,800 at end of December
The CSO reported today that the seasonally adjusted Irish Live Register total increased from 169,700 in November to 171,800 in December, an increase of 2,100. This compares with an increase of 5,000 in November.
Jan 11, 2008, 11:32
Irish Public Service Benchmarking Body Report: Increases recommended for just 15 of the 109 grades examined
The Tánaiste and Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen TD, has received the Report of the Irish Public Service Benchmarking Body from the Chairman of the Body, Dan O'Keeffe, SC.
Jan 10, 2008, 16:16
Irish Financial Services Ombudsman says complaints increased 15% in 2007
Irish Financial Services Ombudsman, Joe Meade, today published on his website significant decisions made in the July/ December 2007 period -15 instances where he upheld complaints and 5 complaints that were rejected . 4374 complaints were made to his office during 2007 – an increase of 15% over 2006.
Jan 10, 2008, 15:54
Nuclear Power in Ireland: Government calls for a debate without a deadline to avoid having to make decision
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan has called for an urgent public debate in Ireland on nuclear energy, coinciding with the announcement today by the UK government of plans for new generation of nuclear power stations, ending years of uncertainty over its energy strategy.
Jan 10, 2008, 13:20
Irish Industrial Sector had best year in 2007 since 2002
The CSO reported today that on an annual basis production for Manufacturing Industries for November 2007 was 16.3% higher than in November 2006. The seasonally adjusted volume of industrial production for manufacturing industries for the three month period September to November 2007 was 3.1% lower than the preceding three month period .
Jan 10, 2008, 13:00
Irish National Employment Rights Authority carries out 14,000 inspections; Recovers €2.5m in arrears for workers; Martin launches "major publicity campaign"
The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Micheál Martin, TD has today launched a "major publicity campaign" to inform workers of their rights as new figures confirm that the National Employment Rights Authority recovered €2.5m in wages for workers during 2007.
Jan 10, 2008, 11:09
Horizon Technology hit by falling revenue and bad debt provision increase of €0.8 million
Horizon Technology Group, the distributor of information technology products in the UK and Ireland, today issued a year-end trading update and announce that it intends to release preliminary results on 13 March 2008.
Jan 10, 2008, 09:45