Wednesday September 23, 2020

Irish chief executives more optimistic than peers across the world

Sixty per cent of business leaders here believe revenue will grow at their firms in the next year

Comment: Trump’s bilateral approach to trade has caused great harm to US

Far from reducing the barriers faced by American exports, as he had promised, the president has managed to increase them almost across the board

Greencoat plans move into solar energy and Nordic countries

The renewable energy company, which finances wind farms, has secured shareholder approval to expand its investment mandate

Bord na Móna to raise €1.6bn for green projects

Wind and solar energy projects planned for semi-state’s 200,000-acre landholding

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Legal
Rosanna Cooney | 3 days ago

Pharmacy group Cara at legal loggerheads with HSE over claims for dispensing fees

The company, led by Dragons' Den investor Ramona Nicholas and her husband, is being sued for alleged over-claiming of fees

Companies
Aaron Rogan | 3 days ago

Former Paddy Power chief calls appointment of Labour MP a 'PR exercise'

Stewart Kenny, who left the bookmaker in 2016, says the appointment of Tom Watson will not change the company's treatment of problem gamblers

New outbreaks swallow up a nation’s false sense of security

A new road map for living with Covid-19 has taken the back seat to the surge of cases in the capital as coronavirus fatigue sets in – and one doctor warns ‘medicine doesn’t have all the answers’

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The rapid, widespread adoption of remote working during the Covid-19 outbreak has the potential to re-invigorate our abandoned towns and villages

Books

The author and social activist is encouraged by the spread of Black Lives Matter protests across the western world, but knows there is a long way to go before anything approaching true racial equality is achieved

Andrea Cleary | 20th September, 2020

The news that there may well be alien life on the Morning Star has placed our pandemic woes into their proper perspective

The emphasis this season is on comfort with a side-order of romanticism – perfect for keeping spirits up while working from home

This week, Sarah Geraghty advises a reader on how to make a good impression on her new employer

Women come in all shapes and sizes, as do their more intimate areas, and while a growing number of products are being marketed towards uniformity of size and look, it is important for women to learn to accept their bodies, blemishes and all

Tech Insight

Space agencies are working on preventing a threat before it arises and sensor technology company InnaLabs is playing its part

Emmet Ryan | 20th September, 2020

Plumber Dave Hogan set up Smart Flow, a water technology business that helps identify leaks and other issues to cut out water waste

The Chinese-owned social media giant has hired some 200 staff, including talent poached from other tech players such as Facebook

Minister of Health wants to see Local Electoral Area data integrated into the app, which has had 1.9 million registrations since it was launched

An unusually-designed laptop, a supercharged smartwatch and an electronic pet are all reviewed this week