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Operating profit jumps 19pc at Woodie's DIY owner, boosted by Irish performance  Gavin Slark, CEO of Grafton Grafton Group, which owns Woodie's DIY, has reported a 19pc jump in operating profit to £194.5m (€227m) in the 12 months to 31 December. Revenue increased 9pc to £2.95bn (€344bn) during the period, according to annual results from the group. The performance was driven by strong...
CRH delivers record earnings of €3.37bn in 2018 CRH chief Albert Manifold Building materials group CRH has reported record earnings of €3.37bn in respect of 2018. The earnings margin of 12.6pc was up 10 basis points on the prior year. Ireland’s largest company delivered sales of €26.8bn last year, a 6pc increase on the prior year, according to annual results from the group. Like-for-like...
Share watch: Emerging markets hold key to keeping the fizz in Heineken   Heineken Lager Beer is the flagship product of Heineken. Photo: Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Things got very heady in the beer world a couple of years ago. Global market leader ABinBev acquired its rival SAB/Miller (then the No2 in the world) in a deal worth a staggering...
Fears Brexit could delay delivery of vital cancer products Importation of life-saving isotopes at risk if UK crashes out of EU British Prime Minister Theresa May with her husband Philip at a church service yesterday. PHOTO: Steve Parsons/PA Wire Top-level plans are being drawn up to try to avoid a risk to cancer patients in Irish hospitals in the event of a no-deal...
Ben Stiller skewers former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in SNL sketch It also featured Bill Hader as Ohio representative Jim Jordan. Ben Stiller (Ian West/PA) Ben Stiller has reprised his role as Michael Cohen to skewer the congressional hearings of Donald Trump’s former lawyer on Saturday Night Live. The actor appeared in prosthetics in the opening sketch of the show, which featured Bill...
Public sector 'benefits the most' from tax reliefs on pensions Stock imagePensions apartheid: Leading actuary Tony Gilhawley Public servants are the biggest beneficiaries of the tax reliefs on pension contributions, a new report has found. This means that any move to reduce the tax reliefs will hit Government workers hard, prompting them to seek higher pay. The paper, by leading pensions actuaries Tony...
© Reuters. Investing.com - The dollar slipped lower against a currency basket on Monday, while the euro pushed higher...
Barstool Brexit: The issue's key personalities European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Picture: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo Like a cast from a dystopian black comedy, we have watched the key players in Brexit play up to their various reputations as the Brexit shambles slowly unfolded. Here we look at everything you need to know about the main actors. Theresa May The 'vicar's daughter'...
© Reuters. The dollar made a bullish start to the week. Investing.com – The dollar advanced against its rivals Monday following...
Why World Rugby's seismic proposals could spell disaster for the PRO14 Leinster players celebrate their victory over Scarlets in the Guinness PRO14 final in Dublin back in May. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile When the British and Irish Lions were undertaking the daunting task of a tour of New Zealand two summers ago, Ulster legend Willie John McBride was understandably a man...

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