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Fruit and veg farmers facing migrant labour shortages
Growers are already having difficulty recruiting pickers and fear it could get harder post-Brexit.
HS2 franchise: Bidder shortlist revealed
Government reveals who could run the West Coast Main Line, including HS2, and South Eastern rail franchises.
Qatar wants 10% of American Airlines
Qatar Airways has told the world's biggest airline it plans to buy up to $808m (£638m) of its shares.
New railway connection to London Luton Airport approved
The line will replace the current shuttle bus between Luton Airport Parkway station and the terminal.
Single parents win benefits cap High Court challenge
The judge in the case says the cap causes "real misery", but the government intends to appeal.
China raises heat over foreign investment
The authorities in China have reportedly stepped up efforts to clamp down on firms' overseas investment.
Hornby says takeover bid undervalues firm
The model toymaker has received a takeover bid from its largest shareholder, Phoenix Asset Management.
UK rail ticket machines hit by IT glitch
Rail ticket machines across the UK fell out of service during the morning commute.
RAF Marham: MoD to spend £135m on F-35 jets airbase
The money will pay for a new hangar to house 12 of the jets and provide vertical landing pads.
CMA clears Standard Life-Aberdeen Asset Management merger
The decision by the Competition and Markets Authority paves the way for the deal's completion in August.
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EU leaders vote to extend sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict
The leaders of the European Union (EU) have agreed to extend sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, following a similar move by the US this week.
KBC Bank Ireland CEO claims Govt's help-to-buy scheme has made things worse
Calls for newly-appointed Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to scrap the help-to-buy scheme are quickly becoming the consensus, as one leading banking figure becomes the latest voice to state it is doing more harm than good.
Study finds sharp rise in cyber attacks on firms
A new study has found that 20% of Irish businesses have suffered cyber attacks in the past 12 months which involved criminals requesting ransom payments.
Cork company seeking 56 people for medical trial on blood-sugar
A Cork-based company is launching a new medical trial aimed at preventing people from developing Type 2 diabetes.
Mixed news for Irish economy in latest ESRI report
New ESRI figures out today show a mixed picture on the economic front.
Drop in oil price hits energy stocks on Wall Street
Energy stocks dropped again in the US on Wednesday as oil fell to its lowest price since last summer, extending their dismal start to the year.
Tesco to cut 1,100 jobs in plan to close call centre in Wales
Up to 1,100 jobs are being axed at supermarket giant Tesco as the group confirmed plans to shut its call centre in Cardiff.
Department of Justice HQ on the market for ?20m
The current Irish Department of Justice Headquarters is coming up for sale, with an asking price of €20m.
Uber CEO quits after pressure from investors
Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive of taxi hailing firm Uber following a series of scandals.
Irish people 'could pay more for energy' under Brexit
Irish people could end up paying more for their gas and electricity if the UK leaves the EU internal energy market.