Opening Bell: INM profits grow, 30,000 workers to be housed in new Dublin office builds, most Irish workers feel under appreciated

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Independent News & Media (INM) has reported a significant increase in its pre-tax profits which amounted to €37.4m, up 19.4% on the previous year.

The company has invested in its online channels and enjoyed a 41.7% increase in digital advertising revenues.

The owner of the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, The Herald and the Sunday World also cut costs during the period and improved its operating margin.

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The total amount of office space currently being constructed in Dublin could accommodate as many as 30,000 workers, according to a new report from estate agent Savills.

Although a significant portion of these builds will replace older office buildings which are no longer in operation.

The research found that there are 35 new office buildings being constructed, with almost 3.5 million square feet of space.

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The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) says companies here are losing money through not valuing their workers.

One in three Irish employees do not feel appreciated in their workplace according to a new survey released today.

The NSAI's report has found 73% of workplaces do not organise regular team building activities - while 21% of those surveyed say they don't believe their employers are conscious of health and safety in the workplace.

Michelle Browne of the body's Excellence Through People scheme, says it's important for workers to be included in goal-setting in the workplace: ______________________________________________________

Iain Duncan Smith has accused the In campaign of using "spin, smears and threats" in order to "bully" Britons who may be considering voting to leave the European Union into fearing for their jobs and financial security.

The Work and Pensions Secretary, who is among five cabinet ministers supporting the campaign to leave the European Union, warned those making "desperate and unsubstantiated claims" could see their integrity damaged.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Mr Duncan Smith appeared to go further by suggesting the nature of the campaign could have an impact on harmony within the Conservative Party beyond the referendum.

"The Remain campaign's case seems almost wholly based on what they describe as the nightmare of leaving," his column in the newspaper said.

Mr Duncan Smith echoes the language of French President Francois Hollande, who yesterday warned of unspecified "consequences" over UK migration which indicated a possible end to the treaty that contributes to migrants remaining in Calais rather than crossing to Dover.