Andrew Fanning

Andrew Fanning

Smurfit Kappa 'no longer controls' Venezuela business

Smurfit Kappa 'no longer controls' Venezuela business

The paper and packaging group has blamed the 'continuing action and interference' of the Venezuelan government for the move

Policing commission says current system 'set up to fail'

Policing commission says current system 'set up to fail'

Chairperson Kathleen O’Toole says current shortcomings are not down to resources, but 'critical systemic problems related to structures, accountability mechanisms, management processes and culture'

Brexit and CAP changes could hit farm 'resurgence'

Brexit and CAP changes could hit farm 'resurgence'

Central Bank economist Thomas Conefrey estimates that the value of farming industry production last year was just over €8 billion, up 46 per cent from 2010

Is residential property market finally cooling?

Is residential property market finally cooling?

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that home prices rose at an annual rate of 10.4 per cent in July. The annual pace of growth was 11.9 per cent in June, and the rate has now eased for four months in a row

House price surge lifts wealth levels

House price surge lifts wealth levels

Figures from the Central Bank show that a key measure of household debt fell sharply in the year to the end of March - but Irish households are still the fourth most indebted in the EU

Stick to €800m Budget target, watchdog urges

Stick to €800m Budget target, watchdog urges

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council said improvements in the public finances had stalled since 2015, despite a strong economic recovery, and Ireland’s debt burden was still among the highest in the OECD

Dalata says Vat rise could knock 2 per cent off revenue

Dalata says Vat rise could knock 2 per cent off revenue

Group says outlook for Dublin hotel market remains strong, but tough conditions in some British cities

Top Oil set to be bought by Canadian company

Top Oil set to be bought by Canadian company

Irving Oil already has interests in Ireland, having bought the Whitegate refinery in Cork two years ago

Pace of home building picking up, CSO figures show

Pace of home building picking up, CSO figures show

The figures for the second quarter of this year show that 4,419 new dwellings were completed, an increase of just over 34 per cent from a year earlier

Temporary employment back to pre-crisis levels, says ESRI

Temporary employment back to pre-crisis levels, says ESRI

The think-tank's research shows, however, that there is little evidence that temporary work is a stepping stone to a permanent job

Mortgage rules 'impacting Dublin house price growth'

Mortgage rules 'impacting Dublin house price growth'

The annual rate of increase in residential property prices outside the capital in June was 15.2 per cent. This compared with 9 per cent in Dublin – the first time the Dublin figure has been below 10 per cent since May last year

Kennedy Wilson names new European head

Kennedy Wilson names new European head

The company, which has an extensive portfolio in Ireland, said that Irishman Peter Collins would take over as president of Kennedy Wilson Europe

Kerry boss: we’re ready for Brexit and on top of changing tastes

Kerry boss: we’re ready for Brexit and on top of changing tastes

Chief executive still sees big opportunity in China, but says some customers are making plans for trade war

Deal helps Applegreen clear British motorway barriers

Deal helps Applegreen clear British motorway barriers

Company says higher debt level is justified in return for ‘jewel in the crown’ motorway service area assets

Applegreen takes British leap with €360m deal

Applegreen takes British leap with €360m deal

The company said this morning it had entered into contracts to take a 55 per cent stake in British company Welcome Break, which operates 24 Motorway Service Areas, two trunk road service areas and 29 hotels across 35 locations in Britain