Hotels face higher costs due to staff shortages

Hotels face higher costs due to staff shortages Dublin hotels increased their profits by 12pc, according to a new survey. (stock photo) Ireland's resurgent hotel sector is facing competition for labour that is likely to push...

Hagstravaganza beer festival boosts local economy by €250k

Hagstravaganza beer festival boosts local economy by €250k Ballymote Bulletin International breweries were shown local attractions such as Carter Oyster Farm in Strandhill Last weekend's Hagstravaganza international brewery festival in Ballymote brought in an estimated €250,000 into...

How fully employed workforce still ‘two years off’

How fully employed workforce still 'two years off' 75pc of adults are at work in the UK, while less than 70pc are in Ireland. Stock photo The number of people out of work has dropped by...

JFK Trust to mark 30 years afloat with major event in September

JFK Trust to mark 30 years afloat with major event in September Michael Ryan, first chairperson of the JFK Trust with Walter O’Leary, current chairpersonMembers of the first board of the JFK Trust, Michael Ryan,...

Dollar sends yuan, Aussie dollar lower on fears of US tariff threats

Dollar sends yuan, Aussie dollar lower on fears of US tariff threats (stock picture) The dollar strengthened on Wednesday, sending the Chinese yuan towards recent lows and pressuring the Australian dollar on fears of an imminent...

Bunclody welcomes Mayor of Muskogee Oklahoma

Bunclody welcomes Mayor of Muskogee Oklahoma At the civic reception for Mayor Bob Coburn of Muskogee, Oklahoma in Bunclody Golf Club were, back row: Cllr. Keith Doyle, chairman Wexford Co. Council; Gwen Coburn, Cllr. Willie...

Blow for Liebherr employees

Blow for Liebherr employees Up to 800 staff at Liebherr in Killarney, who are on a three-day-week from September 1, have not been told for how long the cost-cutting measure will be in place. A letter...

European economy slows amid global trade war fears

European economy slows amid global trade war fears Growth eased to 0.3%, down from 0.4% in the first quarter. There are fears of a global trade war over the policies pursued by US president Donald Trump...

Boomtown Rats for Sligo Live ’18

Boomtown Rats for Sligo Live '18 Band will play the Knocknarea Arena at the festival Iconic band The Boomtown Rats has just been announced for Sligo Live 2018. Festival organiser Rory O'Connor is delighted to reveal that...

Child physical abuse could stay online despite Facebook exposé

Child physical abuse could stay online despite Facebook exposé Stock photo: Reuters Facebook is considering allowing content showing child physical abuse to remain online for a "specified period" following controversy over its content moderation policies. It comes...

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