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Business - Today’s News

Cannabis is legal across Canada from today and 109 stores are opening immediately

Medical marijuana dispensaries are already common in parts of the country.

Business - Monday 15 October, 2018

Irish food group Greencore sells its US wing for more than $1 billion

The Dublin-based firm recently moved to restructure its US business after a profit warning.

ICTU says it has 'no role or function' in workers' calls to be released from ESB union

ICTU now says that only union members can make a complaint. However, it is the fact ESB workers are no longer union members that is in dispute.

NCT contract worth €650 million up for grabs for ten years to 2030

Applus, the company which currently operates the test, made €6.5 million in profit last year, down 20% from 2016.

Business - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down

Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.

Workers who stand as well as sit 'perform better and are happier'

Some offices have introduced sit-stand desks.

Odeon has pumped millions into its loss-making Irish wing as it plots new cinemas

The brand launched in the local market in 2012 and now operates 11 cinemas.

Tourism officials quietly overhaul Dublin's multimillion-euro marketing brand

Three years after its initial launch, the industry says the ‘breath of fresh air’ tag hasn’t been embraced.

Business - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Dark kitchens and Danny DeVito algorithms: How Deliveroo plans to corner food deliveries

The UK company is looking to roll out its ‘Editions’ sites across key markets – including Ireland.

Business - Friday 12 October, 2018

Business - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Explainer: How dinners with a US telecoms millionaire cost Denis Naughten his job

Naughten resigned as Communications Minister earlier today.

'If you did this in the private sector you'd be gone' - Head of OPW grilled over State building being measured incorrectly

The Comptroller and Auditor General recently revealed that the wrong rate of rent had been paid on the vacant building.

Business - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

US stocks plunge to worst day in months as Apple and Microsoft take big hit Hitting The Trading Floor This post contains videos

US stocks plunge to worst day in months as Apple and Microsoft take big hit

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 831 points.

Business - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Virgin Galactic is expecting to launch its first space mission 'within weeks' To Infinity... This post contains videos

Virgin Galactic is expecting to launch its first space mission 'within weeks'

Richard Branson says that the company is ‘more than tantalisingly close’.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €40,000

This is what your savings will be.

Here's what Budget 2019 means for someone earning €30,000

This is what your savings will be.

Business - Monday 8 October, 2018

ICTU in receipt of 'over 1,000 emails a week' asking for ESB workers to be released from union

A spokesperson for the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) says it does not have to respond to those mails because it is merely copied on them and is not the intended recipient.

Business - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Great Outdoors planning flagship store in old Dunnes Stores outlet

The business wants to move out of Chatham Street, where it has been based for 42 years.

Business - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Opinion: How to stay steady in turbulent world - without blaming others

It’s easy to let a topsy-turvy day get to you. But author Peter Bregman writes about a way to get centred and back in control.

Business - Thursday 4 October, 2018

European investment group to acquire Clerys building in deal reportedly worth over €60m

The building was once home to one of the capital’s most iconic department stores.

Business - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Web Summit announces €110m deal to remain in Lisbon for next ten years

The annual event expects to see its capacity more than double as part of the deal by 2022.

Business - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Council to spend nearly €3 million on fanzones for four Euro 2020 games to be played in Dublin

The quadrennial UEFA football showcase is bringing three group matches and a round-of-16 knockout tie to Dublin in June 2020.

Business - Monday 1 October, 2018

BAI backs 'immediate' €30m-a-year increase in public funding for RTÉ

Ireland’s broadcasting regulator says both RTÉ and TG4 deliver value for Irish audiences.

Michael O'Leary says strike action 'fear' has spooked passengers from booking with Ryanair

The airline’s forward bookings for the October school mid-term and Christmas period have been hit.

In many cases, students no longer think they need to accept their very first job offer

Students are growing in confidence about their immediate job prospects, writes Ruairi Kavanagh, editor of Gradireland.

Business - Sunday 30 September, 2018

New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals

Rental caps and a new licensing system are due to be announced next week.

Business - Friday 28 September, 2018

Facebook says that up to 50 million of its accounts have been breached

The social media giant says the breach is something that is “incredibly important”.

Elon Musk is being sued by US authorities over his controversial go-private tweet

Musk tweeted that he was considering taking car maker Tesla private.

Draft guidelines on urban development 'facilitate developers at expense of public'

The issue of height restrictions often comes up when discussing urban sprawl.

Business - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Revenue has scrapped its LoCall system in favour of landlines to reduce costs for mobile customers

1890 numbers are only treated as low cost options for calls from landlines.

Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth

The ESRI said a neutral Budget may be the best option next month.

Business - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Michael O'Leary hits out at Matt Cooper's unauthorised biography of him

His publisher Penguin Random House said it stands over the book.

Michael Kors goes shopping and picks up Versace for €1.83 billion

Versace was the brainchild of the late designer Gianni Versace.

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be cancer warnings on alcohol products?

The proposal is expected to be dropped.

The founders of Instagram are leaving the company amid reports of clashes with Facebook execs

Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion.

Business - Monday 24 September, 2018

Poll: Should companies be forced to hand a percentage of ownership to their employees? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should companies be forced to hand a percentage of ownership to their employees?

This proposal is included at the British Labour conference today.

Business - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Comcast to buy Sky for £30.45 billion, outbidding Fox

The future of Sky’s ownership has been uncertain for nearly two years.

A bid to keep GAA fan haunt the Big Tree serving on match days has been blocked

The site is being turned into a hotel, but publican Louis Fitzgerald wanted to keep the beer garden open.

Following a three-year feud with Cork council, Starbucks has closed its Patrick Street store

The Irish operators of the coffee chain have opened numerous unauthorised outlets in recent years.

Business - Friday 21 September, 2018

A driverless public transport vehicle is to take to the streets of Dublin for the first time today

The EZ10 electric vehicle will run along a route of nearly one kilometre.

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