Loan scheme launched for Scottish farmers affected by adverse weather

Loan scheme launched for Scottish farmers affected by adverse weather Loans to help farmers hit by months of adverse weather are being offered by the Scottish Government. The National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) was launched...

Blackrock shortlisted for BOI Enterprising Towns Awards

Blackrock shortlisted for BOI Enterprising Towns Awards Blackrock Blackrock has been shortlisted in the 2018 Bank of Ireland Enterprising Town Awards. This national competition was initiated in 2016 to promote local economies by bringing business and...

Creative Spark artists’ show in Basement Gallery

Creative Spark artists' show in Basement Gallery The Horizon Exhibition, featuring work by the artists who took part in Creative Spark's fourth residency programme as well as members of the print studio, opened to a...

Louth motor industry still in gear as sales edge up

Louth motor industry still in gear as sales edge up Car sales in Louth edged up slightly over the last year, according to new figures Car sales in Louth edged up slightly over the last year,...

Government says new strategy will provide ‘health service we can be proud of’

Government says new strategy will provide ‘health service we can be proud of’ Minister for Health Simon Harris labels the Government’s new care initiative as the light at the end of the tunnel. Ambulances outside Beaumont...

Nationwide Building Society warns of intense competition as profits slip

Nationwide Building Society warns of intense competition as profits slip The lender said it was up against tough comparative figures from a year earlier. Nationwide has warned of ‘intense competition’ and a subdued housing market in...

SBCI should be repurposed as a rainy day lender for Ireland’s SME sector

SBCI should be repurposed as a rainy day lender for Ireland's SME sector The European Central Bank has guided that the low interest rate environment is set to continue in Europe until around this time...

Ulster Bank under fire as it sells 5,200 mortgages to vulture fund

Ulster Bank under fire as it sells 5,200 mortgages to vulture fund Families 'thrown to wolves', say campaigners, with average arrears now reaching €61,000 Ulster Bank is under pressure to sell under-performing loans but campaigners want...

China and US to hold next round of trade talks in late August

China and US to hold next round of trade talks in late August US President Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan had caused only economic trouble for the country, including US soybean farmers. China said it will...

Planning eases growing pains

Planning eases growing pains Economic recovery has made it a busy time for small firms but owners must do things smartly Small businesswoman The improved economic conditions in Ireland are providing a lot of opportunity for SME...

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