This Week In Business News 20 Nov

This Week In Business News 20 Nov

November 20, 2017

Some of the Big Business News Stories From the Last Few Days


EU’s Barnier Warns U.K. on Bank Passporting and Irish Border

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier set out a series of red lines for the U.K., warning that banks would lose passporting rights and demanding a “specific solution” for Northern Ireland.

“The legal consequence of Brexit is that the U.K. financial-services providers lose their EU passport,” Barnier said at a conference in Brussels on Monday. On the Irish border issue, he said: “Some in the U.K. say that specific rules would endanger the integrity of the U.K. single market but Northern Ireland has specific rules in many areas that are different.”

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CarePlus pharmacy to create 70 new jobs

After months under wraps, LinkedIn has thrown open the doors of its new European headquarters in Dublin.

The social networking site has been in the Irish capital since 2010, when it started with just three employees in the city. Now it has more than 1,200.

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Owner of Dublin-based Tour America Mary McKenna scoops ‘Woman of the Year’ award

Tour America MD Mary McKenna was named overall Woman of the Year at the inaugural everywoman in Travel Awards.
The Dublin woman scooped the impressive accolade at the event which celebrates the contribution women make to the multi-billion-pound travel industry.
The overall Woman of the Year Award recognises “an extraordinary woman whose passion, success and accessibility makes her an exceptional role model and a great industry ambassador”.

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Ennis-based CupPrint to add 15 jobs through expansion

Ennis-based company CupPrint, which manufactures compostable cups for markets across the world, has announced an expansion that will add 15 staff.

It will bring the number of employees at the firm in Ennis to 120.

The company, based at Ballymaley Business park in Ennis, is expanding its eco-friendly cup production facility and is embarking on the production of two new products; reCup and the Frugalpac Cup.

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Zevas announces 50 new jobs for Cork

Zevas Communications last week announced the creation of 50 new jobs in Cork. Zevas Communications, established in 2001, is a privately owned provider of outsourced customer contact solutions.

The company serves a cross section of industry verticals, from Telecommunications to Financial Services across European and North American markets. The 50 new positions to be filled immediately, are as a result of Zevas’ sustained growth and development strategy, resulting in winning two new contracts with international global digital technology companies.

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