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# Industry

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# Northern Ireland Protocol
Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector
Lorcan McCabe, a Cavan dairy farmer, said this could “pose huge problems” for the dairy sector.
# HR
Gate Theatre issues statement in wake of claims of abuse of power and harassment
It has set up a process to allow employees to raise their concerns in confidence.
# fighting words
Irish writers are pushing boundaries with books featuring abortion and marriage break-ups
We talked to authors and people in the trade about how commercial fiction is tackling tough issues.
# vanilla skies
Boom times have made Madagascar the centre of the global vanilla trade - but it's not necessarily all a good thing
The country’s limited infrastructure has struggled to cope with the rise in crime that has gone hand-in-hand with demand for the spice.
# Self-employed
How the illusion of being self-employed leaves thousands of Irish workers unprotected
Millions of euro is lost each year from missed PRSI payments.
Voices
Car insurance is up 100% for some drivers. What's going on?
We can’t have high awards and low motor insurance premiums, writes Caeva O’Callaghan.
# Viva
This Irish film about a Cuban drag artist is wowing people across the world
We spoke to its director, Paddy Breathnach.
# new attempt
Google Glass is quietly making a comeback but not in the way you'd expect
It’s thinking more about functionality instead of style.
# Historical
Australia asks child abuse victims of celebrity entertainers to come forward
The action follows Operation Yewtree in the United Kingdom.
Voices
Opinion: There's a good reason for the private-public sector pay gap
Pay rates differ depending on the job you do, the skills you have, the responsibility you hold… the list goes on.
# Drunk on the job
44% of Irish workers admit to having been drunk at work
That means there’s probably someone drunk in your job right now.
# app-ortunity
There are one million app jobs in Europe right now, and Apple is taking credit for half of them
The company says that just under 500,000 European jobs were directly attributable to the App Store.
# not gone to the dogs
Hiring out greyhound stadia as film sets could help the industry's money woes
This is just one of the many recommendations in a new report published by the Department of Agriculture.
# Manufacturing
Factory gate prices fall by 3.1 per cent in March
However, the price paid for dairy products rose by 12.6 per cent.
# altered vision
Is Augmented Reality here to stay this time?
The technology has been around for years, but after a false start, 2014 could be the year it finally makes a breakthrough.
# Industrial Action
'Potentially serious impact for customers' as ESB workers vote for strike action
The ESB Group of Unions will meet on Friday to decide on the next step after 87.5 per cent voted for industrial action over a pension dispute.
# Consumers
The 10 simplest brands in the world...
…And why that simplicity is one factor in their success.
# cso stats
Average weekly earnings fall in seven out of 13 categories
The largest decrease, of around seven euro a week, was recorded in the hospitality sector. The largest increase was in construction.
# Strike
Aer Arann pilots to strike next week
The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA) voted by a 91% margin to begin strike action next Tuesday.
# Whistleblowers
Whistleblowers could get up to five years' pay if dismissed unfairly
Newly-published bill concerning employees who report wrongdoing outlines extra measures to protect them.
# Pay
Pay for most Irish workers fell between December and March
Overall pay rose by 0.4pc, according to Eurostat – but if you don’t work in a professional industry, it probably fell.
# Bangladesh
Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy
The owner of the Tung Hai sweater factory was among the victims.
# Vroom vroom
Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda recall 3.4 million cars worldwide
The four giant Japanese carmakers cited the same malfunction in the passenger-side airbags, leading to the massive recall.
# Horsemeat
Second set of horsemeat tests published by FSAI
The results showed the presence of horsemeat in two products that had already been withdrawn from the market.
# Industrial disputes
Almost 8,500 days lost in 2012 to industrial disputes
Two disputes in the industry sector accounted for 72 per cent of the days lost last year.
# Exports
Manufacturing sector growth weakened during December
December marked the eighth consecutive month of growth for the industry – although it was at a slower pace.
# Shopping
December retail sales 'up for first time in five years'
Retail Excellence Ireland says this weekend wasn’t as manic as expected, but was very productive.
# Jobswatch
More than 30 jobs to be created by eReading company in Dublin
Kobo is to set up a software development centre in Dublin creating the highly-skilled jobs.
# Bangladesh
Workers protest 'deathtrap' factories
Meanwhile, a second blaze broke out a 12-storey factory building, sparking new wave of panic.
# motors
Ford's British van factory set to close: reports
Around 500 jobs potentially at stake should the Southampton factory close.
Voices
Lisa McInerney: Does wearing make-up mean you're shallow?
“When it comes to aesthetic assistance, women in particular run the risk of being damned if they do, and damned if they don’t.”
# Web Summit
Dublin Web Summit: Credit and debit cards could become a thing of the past
In the future people will want to be able to make payments directly from their current account using their phone, rather than a card, the Dublin Web Summit heard today.
# guidance
Guidelines issued on relationships between doctors and industry
The President of the Medical Council said that the public needs to be confident that their doctor’s professional opinion is not influenced by marketing or promotional activities.
# Jobswatch
Kerry Group to create 800 jobs over next three years
The number is set to rise to 900 in 2016 with an additional 400 construction jobs created to construct the new campus in Naas, Co Kildare.
# Irish Economy
New stats show Ireland's industrial output on the rise
Separate figures from the CSO and MarkIt show Ireland’s industrial production and manufacturing output to have grown.
# Buzzwords
Are you 'shovel ready'? 11 bits of jargon you didn't want to know
Going on a “client journey”? Looking for the “USP? Planning a “mind share”? Then you’ll know what all this lot are on about…
# Good News
Irish company to produce medical device invented at UL
The device will help improve success rates in angioplasty procedures.
# Manufacturing
Manufacturers report highest increase in new business for 10 months
NCB’s Purchasing Managers Index says the rate of new business rose in March 2012, the fastest growth since May 2011.
# build it
Watch: A Lego factory made entirely out of Lego
This impressive mini Lego sorting plant actually works – and has its very own production line.
Voices
Column: Of course we have recession fatigue - with added VAT
Government ministers were falling over themselves in June to tell us that a VAT reduction for the hospitality sector would create jobs – so what do they reckon a VAT increase to 23 per cent elsewhere will do?