Friday February 28, 2020

Glanbia reports ‘disappointing’ drop in underlying earnings

Performance nutrition division including SlimFast and Optimum Nutrition to be restructured, says chief executive

The politicians looking to the Seanad for a career lifeline

Former TDs seeking election to upper house include Timmy Dooley of Fianna Fáil and Seán Kyne, the Fine Gael junior minister

Ibec and Irish Farmers’ Association top lobbying charts

Standards in Public Office Commission criticises the failure to adopt any of its 22 recommended changes to the Lobbying Act

The pantomime phase of Brexit is behind us

The Boris and Barnier Show might be unpredictable and filled with posturing but it’s the action taking place off-screen that should really worry us

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Health
Susan Mitchell | 5 days ago

‘Nightmare scenario’ for health services if coronavirus hits here

Thousands could die in Ireland in worst case scenario, says health expert as ‘huge uncertainty’ surrounds the global spread of Covid-19

Business
Peter O'Dwyer | 1 day ago

Podcast: Swap Options – Derval O‘Rourke

In episode one of Swap Options, the new entrepreneurs podcast from the Business Post, host Peter O‘Dwyer talks to former Irish Olympian and founder of Derval.ie, Derval O’Rourke

Turn and turn again: could a rotating Taoiseach actually work?

With negotiations between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael due to begin this week, the possibility of a so-called rotating Taoiseach has become a live one – but the process would be fraught with pitfalls

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Profiles & Interviews

The actor was already in demand before Line of Duty. He’s back on Irish screen this Tuesday playing a GP in the second season of Blood

Elaine Prendeville | 23rd February, 2020

We may think we’ve moved on from public floggings, but these days we simply engage in psychological beatings instead, often conducted via social media and sometimes ending in tragedy

Following the Festival of Youth Orchestras, which took place earlier this month in the National Concert Hall, Sarah Taaffe-Maguire met up with some of the teenage leading lights of the future of classical music – and yes, they rehearsed straight through the midterm break

Rachael English’s day job as an RTÉ broadcaster feeds into rather than hampers her writing: interviews carried out in the 1990s with women who were born in mother-and-baby home sowed the seeds for her latest novel

Events

28th November, 2019 | Aoife Gordon

25-26 Feb 2020, RDS Simmonscourt

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The Big Picture

The parallels between Mark Zuckerberg and John D Rockefeller are plentiful, but the Facebook founder is unlikely to have the last laugh like the 1920s oil baron did

Vincent Boland | 23rd February, 2020

Umbraco’s chief executive Kim Sneum Madsen says the company’s CMS software is designed to give customers flexibility – and not to get in their way

The web retail giant is trying to address privacy issues afflicting ‘the world’s most controversial doorbell’

A US government official has reiterated a warning to the Irish authorities about the Chinese company’s technology

Samsung’s new in-ear headphones, a lightweight laptop from HP and a weather device with a difference are all reviewed this week