Ireland lags on drugs, revenue from ginner Leitrim and Trim housing row


Ireland continues to travel through most of Western Europe by sanctioning the use of new drugs for patients, according to an industry survey. Dominic Coyle has the details.

The maker of the popular Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin reported record income of nearly 10 million euros for 2020, despite the Covid-19 crisis, and plans to reopen its reception center in Co Leitrim, writes Charlie Taylor.

Development plans for 320 new homes in Trim, Co Meath, have been put on hold after the High Court referred a legal challenge to the project by an environmental group to an EU court. Reports by Seán McCárthaigh.

Dublin-based social entrepreneurship platform ChangeX has partnered with the Lego Foundation to help develop projects to encourage children to play and learn various skills, writes Ciara O’Brien.

An entrepreneur has failed in a court challenge to prevent Revenue from investigating payments totaling nearly € 373,000 to a Isle of Man bank account almost 25 years ago. Reports by Seán McCárthaigh.

Bank of Ireland has increased its growth forecastfor the Irish economy this year at 5.8 percent, on rising consumer confidence as more foreclosure restrictions are lifted. Charlie Taylor examines the numbers.

In his weekly column, Pilita clark notes that one of Covid’s most curious developments is a wave of labor shortages in parts of rich countries, even though millions of people are still out of work. She wonders where the workers have gone and if they will ever come back.

In our opinion piece this week, Tomás Sercovich, Managing Director of Business in the Community Ireland, says Irish companies can reap significant financial rewards and become world leaders by reducing their carbon emissions.

Why have global real estate funds targeted the Irish market during the last years? Eoin Burke-Kennedy explains.

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