Ireland has 125,000 millionaires; crunch time for EU agencies; naming and shaming big firms

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It's crunch time for the post-Brexit destinations of the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority. Will Dublin win out? We'll be keeping you up to date throughout the day.

Things must be looking up, if Joe Brennan's story this morning is anything to go by, as a Credit Suisse survey finds there are 125,000 dollar millionaires in Ireland.

Joe also tells us that KBC Bank Ireland has revealed that a surge in profits last year and its Belgian parent's recent commitment to the Republic will help shave tens of millions of euro off its future tax bills.

Some well-known Irish companies are on a list of top Irish firms named and shamed for failing to report their greenhouse gas emissions. Eoin Burke-Kennedy has the details.


Businesses in the Republic are more pessimistic about the effects of Brexit than Northern Ireland, even though firms in the North have experienced more of an immediate impact from UK voters' decision last year to quit the European Union, according to a new survey from AIB. Joe Brennan reports.

Noonan Services, the Dublin-based facilities management, security and contract cleaning firm, has bought one of London's leading securities firms, Ultimate Security Services, for an undisclosed sum.

Irish aircraft lessor Aergo Capital could have more than $1 billion to spend on buying new planes next year following a recent refinancing, according to its chief executive, Fred Browne. Barry O'Halloran reports.

The wonderfully monikered Pilita Clark tells us that yes, it’s all in a name.

Chris Johns lament the fact that the Brexiteers literally don’t have a clue about what’s going on. And they never will.

Have a rewarding day.

Conn Ó Midheach

Conn Ó Midheach

Conn O Midheach is Assistant Business Editor - Digital of The Irish Times