News /

Compostable cups provide ‘limited solutions’

Compostable cups provide ‘limited solutions’

When not disposed of properly, compostable packaging can have a similar environmental impact to regular packaging because it requires special treatment to break down quickly

Regulator to rule on €16m unclaimed lottery winnings

Regulator to rule on €16m unclaimed lottery winnings

A dispute has arisen between the state and the current operator, Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), over €16 million that was left over when An Post stopped running the lottery in 2014

Irish fail to meet standard for EU translator posts

Irish fail to meet standard for EU translator posts

The low success rate can be partly explained by the fact that EU translators need to be fluent in three European languages, not just Irish and English

Key spending watchdog warns departments on need to cut costs

Key spending watchdog warns departments on need to cut costs

A number of high-profile departments, including housing, education and justice, are in danger of overshooting their budgets by the end of the year, the Parliamentary Budget Office has said

Cigarette sales up in smoke as vaping takes over market

Cigarette sales up in smoke as vaping takes over market

Data seen by The Sunday Business Post show that the volume of cigarette sales had fallen by almost 5 per cent by the middle of June

Athletics Ireland accused of discrimination after rejecting blind runner for world event

Athletics Ireland accused of discrimination after rejecting blind runner for world event

Sinéad Kane qualified for the 24 Hour World Championship in which competitors run as far as they can in 24 hours on a track. Kane met the required 200km distance at an approved event in Birmingham in April

Winter fuel price hikes on the cards

Winter fuel price hikes on the cards

The Irish Petroleum Importers Association says costs for consumers will rise if World Trade Organization tariffs are imposed on products such as kerosene for home heating oil imported from Britain after Brexit

Concerns raised over British nuclear regulation in event of crash-out Brexit

Concerns raised over British nuclear regulation in event of crash-out Brexit

Britain could pull out of the European Atomic Energy Community in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Callely’s debts called in by loan buyer

Callely’s debts called in by loan buyer

A motion for summary judgment is being sought in the High Court by Everyday Finance against Callely and his former wife, Jennifer, seeking payment of outstanding loans understood to relate to properties refinanced with AIB over a decade ago

Local authorities turn down 35 per cent of Nama social housing offered

Local authorities turn down 35 per cent of Nama social housing offered

Nama offered 7,050 properties to local authorities, but of those 2,435 were turned down by local authorities for a variety of reasons

Council website gets over 3,000 tip-offs about empty homes

Council website gets over 3,000 tip-offs about empty homes

The VacantHomes.ie website was launched two years ago on behalf of the country’s 31 councils to try to identify homes that could be used to tackle the housing shortage

West Cork couple fight for their right to vlog

West Cork couple fight for their right to vlog

The couple's income from YouTube dropped from over €2,000 a month to under €500 following changes to the video platform’s algorithm and new rules about what videos could have ads placed next to them

One billion litres of diesel counted towards transport climate targets

One billion litres of diesel counted towards transport climate targets

This is as a result of biodiesel – a renewable biofuel mixed in with diesel – being counted twice on paper towards our transport renewable targets

Public services card system may face fines of €1m after data probe

Public services card system may face fines of €1m after data probe

The project was seriously undermined by the Data Protection Commissioner last week after a report found there was no legal basis it for it being used in any instances other than claiming social welfare payments

Cork to get nearly double broadband fund of Mayo and Galway

Cork to get nearly double broadband fund of Mayo and Galway

National Broadband Ireland’s €290m investment will cover nearly 75,000 premises in Cork; the next largest recipients are Galway, Mayo, Donegal and Kerry