The pre-tax profit of the Irish branch of fast food giant McDonald’s fell 70% last year to €6 million.
That’s according to new accounts for McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland Ltd, which show that profits fell sharply as Covid-19 resulted in a €20.7 million drop in revenue for the company.
The accounts show that revenues decreased by 30% from €69 million to €48.2 million.
During the period, the McDonald’s operation here consisted of 93 franchise stores and two owner-operated outlets, which was no change from 2019.
The company said operating profit fell 69% to €6.35 million and that a €347,000 non-cash property write-down contributed to a further decline in profits.
The directors stated that sales and profits fell as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in limited trade, with all outlets closing from March 23, 2020 and gradually reopening as lockdown measures eased.
Despite the sharp decline in profits and revenues for 2020, the directors stated that “the company anticipates further expanding its business in the Republic of Ireland”.
Personnel costs decreased by 20% during the year from € 4.3 million to € 3.5 million.
The profit takes into account non-cash depreciation costs of € 3.5 million and amortization costs of € 747,000.
The profit also includes lease costs of € 15 million.
The company posted a profit after tax of €5.53 million after payment of corporate income tax of €468,000.
At the end of December last year, the total share capital amounted to € 103.45 million.
The company said its cash has fallen from €18.9 million to €13.3 million.
The company did not pay a dividend last year after paying a dividend of €20 million in 2019.
Capen Limited boss Simon Rydings is serving jail term for misusing lottery proceeds
Lottery operator Capen Limited has jailed its Chief Exec for robbing a £285,000 ($380,227) charity, the Gambling Commission (GC) has confirmed.
Capen’s 50-year-old CEO, Simon Rydings, was sentenced to three months in prison for failing to pass on the proceeds of a lottery run by his company on behalf of Sheffield Hospitals Charity. In addition, he must pay £1,000 in damages within 18 months of leaving prison.
In a case prosecuted by the Gambling Commission and heard by the Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, Rydings admitted to misusing lottery proceeds between January 1, 2018 and March 31, 2020. However, he told the court that he was unable to repay the full £285,000 as he had already spent the money on other costs associated with running the business.
“Lotteries in this country can only be run for charities – charities and other non-commercial organizations that run lotteries rely heavily on the revenue they receive from lotteries to support the important work they do,” said GC director Helen Venn.
“Simon Rydings failed completely as CEO of a Gambling Commission licensed (ELM) company and is now paying the price.
“Consumers in this country deserve to know that when they participate in a lottery, they are helping support their chosen cause – and we will not hesitate to take action against individuals who misuse money the way Rydings did.”
Capen’s operating license was suspended in December 2020 after the GC launched an assessment of its operations. At the time, the Commission invoked section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 out of concern that activities may have been carried out in violation of the law.
Facebook’s flaccid attempts to get my attention make it clear: It’s time to leave | Eleanor Margolis
lIt’s 2 a.m. and in the past hour I’ve relived an entire decade of my life. As far as I know, it was a phenomenally stupid decade. If my Facebook photos have anything to offer, I’ve spent all of uni honking my friends’ boobs and putting things on my head. I then spent my early to mid-twenties dressed stupidly, in the company of a lot of people I can barely remember now. My God, the Hat phase. There I am in a fedora at Pride; leaner and prettier, but I’m clearly having trouble defining my “look”.
This is the longest I’ve spent on Facebook in about four years. In the end I decided to delete it. When I was in my thirties, it started to stress me that my profile still exists. Drunk photos of me on display in front of people I haven’t thought of in ten years. Whatever teen I thought was worthy of a status update Outside, searchable, discoverable, only obscured by privacy settings I don’t fully understand.
It’s hard to say exactly what got me off the platform in the first place, but I remember it starting to smell a bit. It was like it turned sour. It started to look like a digital nursery for boomers and people in pyramid schemes, run by the dead-eyed and unpassionate Mark Zuckerberg – a person about as cool as a middle-aged geography teacher in a retarded cap, who raps about saying no to cigarettes. . It was all a bit depressing. Scrolling through Twitter, at least me feeling something (usually burning anger). But Facebook seemed like an eternal 2010: indifferent, comfortable and two.
And the less time I spent on Facebook, the more notifications I seemed to get. I started getting notifications for everything. A girl I’d met in line at the restroom eight years ago sold a drying rack. Someone I was in school with that I didn’t really like went to a prison themed club night. And these things I needed to know, because Zuckerberg was tangibly desperate for my attention. Perhaps even more so now with the rebranding of “Meta”, and the persistent push for a massive move to the “Metaverse”.
But the task ahead – now – is to stay on this godforsaken platform until I’ve dragged and dropped every photo worth keeping to my desktop. I remember switching from Myspace to Facebook around 2007 when I was 18. Facebook seemed a bit more mature. It was more streamlined and there was much less room for the kind of customization that would result in a sudden glare from a moving background and a bang from Mr Brightside. But with its “poke” feature and this newfangled idea of posting your “status”, Facebook somehow managed to convince all of us that it was fun.
I shared life-changing events on Facebook. I posted about new jobs and relationships. I came up with my “wall”. One of my last statuses was in 2017, when my mother died. And yet when I look through the thousands of photos of me on the platform, they are full of people I can hardly name right now. Even at birthday parties, people pop up who make me wonder if I’m looking at my life in an alternate universe. “Who is that?” I keep saying it to myself. In part, this may be glaring evidence of how bad I am at maintaining friendships. For example, I am one of the few people I know who has now lost touch with everyone they knew in college.
It’s not all wasted time, of course. I’m starting to cry a bit from the photos of an Interrailing trip I took with my uni roommates when I was 19. There we are, posing on a bridge in Budapest, and – on a hot day – standing in the middle of the Louvre Fountain. The inside jokes are starting to flow back.
I realize that Facebook like almost nothing else includes the “bater” that defined the 2007-2012 era. Which is perhaps not surprising for a social media site that started out as a place for students to rate the attractiveness of their female classmates. When it went mainstream, it carried on that basic philosophy of creepiness, like the Olympic torch. At a time when your friends tagged you in photos of you practically dying of alcohol poisoning, this was the last moment when social media was more identity than ego. It was fomo-inducing, but rarely ambitious.
Before I hit the last “delete” on my page, I’m going through my hidden messages – those of people I’m not friends with. One from a guy I don’t know, from 2016, just says “bitch”. I consider answering for a moment before realizing how much of a depressing act that would be.
There’s nothing left here for me, I think to myself, as I bid farewell to a digital decade.
189 Best Amazon Cyber Monday Deals in 2021: Jaw-Dropping Discounts on Clothing, Tech, Home Goods, and More
Right on schedule, the best Amazon Cyber Monday deals 2021 has to offer are rolling in strong. Whether you’re looking to melt the world away with noise-cancelling headphones, breeze through your house chores with a robot vacuum, air fry literally everything in your kitchen, level up your skincare and wardrobe game, or get a jump on your holiday shopping, the Everything Store has, well, everything—all at mouthwatering discounts. For the best deals of the bunch, fire up that Prime membership and take a stroll through our highly-curated assortment of limited-time offers below. And don’t forget to check back in, because we’ll be keeping this list updated with the latest and greatest Amazon Cyber Monday deals 2021 all week long.
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- Billy Reid double breasted wool peacoat (was $695, now 38% off)
- Baffin insulated slipper (was $45, now 11% off)
- Sperry Avenue duck boot (was $110, now 46% off)
- London Fog Durham rain coat (was $350, now 66% off)
- Icebreaker Merino Mens 175 thermal base layer (was $70, now 16% off)
- Eddie Bauer CirrusLite down jacket (was $99, now 40% off)
- Ray-Ban RB2201 Laramie sunglasses (was $172, now 30% off)
- Calvin Klein RFID leather card case wallet set (was $40, now 38% off)
- Comfort Colors short sleeve tee 2-pack (was $20, now 24% off)
- Oakley Division 3.0 jacket (was $200, now 58% off)
- Hanes Ultimate 5-pack Tagless ComfortSoft crewneck T-shirt (was $40, now 58% off)
- Adidas Samba classic sneakers (was $70, now 29% off)
- Levi’s 501 original fit jeans (was $60, now 45% off)
- Champion Powerblend sweats (was $40, now 50% off)
- Dickies insulated Eisenhower jacket (was $70, now 6% off)
- Pendleton 2 pocket rogue cotton shirt (was $90, now 16% off)
- Allen Edmonds “Dylan” penny oxford loafers (was $325, now 64% off)
- Sorel Cheyenne II waterproof boot (was $155, now 25% off)
- Marmot Alassian Featherless Jacket (was $200, now 25% off)
- Burt’s Bees hand salve (was $14, now 39% off)
- Bevel shaving kit (was $90, now 27% off)
- Malin + Goetz dark rum eau de parum (was $95, now 30% off)
- Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio eau de toilette (was $95, now 37% off)
- Perricone MD Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Eyelid Lift Serum (was $122, now 50% off)
- Baxter of California exfoliating bar soap (was $20, now 35% off)
- Glam Up facial sheet mask 12-pack (was $17, now 40% off)
- The Art of Shaving pre-shave beard oil (was $25, now 22% off)
- Bevel after shave balm (was $15, now 13% off)
- Crest 3D Teeth Whitening Strips kit with whitening light (was $70, now 13% off)
- Oral-B Genius X Limited electric toothbrush (was $200, now 30% off)
- Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrip teeth whitening kit (was $45, now 35% off)
- Philips Norelco Multigroom 9000 all-in-one trimmer (was $100, now 22% off)
- Wahl Stainless Steel Lithium Ion 2.0+ (was $80, now 23% off)
- Panasonic Arc5 electric shaver (was $200, now 40% off)
- Belkin BoostCharge 10W Fast Wireless Charger Pad (was $30, now 50% off)
- Lenovo L28u-30 28-inch 4K monitor (was $350, now 26% off)
- Amazon Eero 6 Dual-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 Extender (was $89, now 40% off)
- Xbox One core wireless controller (was $65, now 20% off)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (was $430, now 30% off)
- Google Nest Wifi 2-pack (was $299, now 30% off)
- Enoch LED desk lamp (was $36, now 48% off)
- Tile Mate bluetooth tracker (was $25, now 40% off)
- Marshall Stanmore II wireless bluetooth speakers (was $350, now 29% off)
- TCL 40-inch 1080p smart LED Roku TV (was $350, now 24% off)
- Segway Ninebot E45 electric kick scooter (was $840, now 17% off)
- Anker PowerCore III 10K wireless portable charger (was $50, now 35% off)
- Mophie 3 in 1 wireless charge pad (was $110, now 29% off)
- Apple MagSafe charger (was$39, now 18% off)
- Apple AirPods Max (was $549, now 13% off)
- LG OLED C1 Series 65” Smart TV (was $2500, now 28% off)
- Ultimate Ears Wonderboom portable bluetooth speaker (was $85, now 7% off)
- Hypervolt Bluetooth massage gun (was $349, now 29% off)
- JBL Live 660NC noise-cancelling headphones (was $200, now 69% off)
- Sennheiser Momentum 3 noise cancelling headphones (was $400, now 36% off)
- Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones (was $200, now 50% off)
- Ninja SS101 Foodi Smoothie Bowl Maker (was $120, now 33% off)
- Wusthof classic santoku knife (was $180, now 19% off)
- Mikasa Regent Bead Silverware Set (65-Piece) (was $300, now 70% off)
- All-Clad 4007AZ D3 Stainless Steel 7-piece set (was $500, now 30% off)
- OXO Good Grips Smart Seal Container 12 Piece Glass Container Set (was $31, now 23% off)
- Zwilling 7” santoku knife (was $163, now 45% off)
- Breville CS20001 Joule Sous Vide (was $200, now 20% off)
- Instant Vortex Plus 10 Quart Air Fryer (was $140, now 36% off)
- Blue Diamond Cookware Set (14-Piece) ($150, now 33% off)
- ChefSofi extra large 8 Inch 5 Cup-Capacity mortar and pestle (was $85, now 6% off)
- Staub braiser with glass lid (was $357, now 58% off)
- Zwilling Pro 7-inch santoku knife (was $163, now 45% off)
- Vitamix Explorian blender (was $400, now 29% off)
- Instant Pot Duo Plus 6 Quart(was $120, now 51% off)
- Breville Precision Brewer (was $420, now 29% off)
- Lodge 10.25” cast iron skillet (was $27, now 33% off)
- Le Creuset 3.5 quart enameled cast iron signature sauteuse oven (was $300, 17% off)
- Big Joe Classic Beanbag (was $40, now 17% off)
- Christopher Knight Home Evelyn Arm Chair (was $254, now 28% off)
- Kedland End Table Rustic Shoe Rack (was $50, now 30% off)
- Shark Navigator Lift-Away Upright Vacuum (was $300, now 35% off)
- Songmics Wooden Wall Mounted Coat Rack (was $18, now 41% off)
- Nathan James Piper Faux White Marble Coffee Table (was $180, now 33% off)
- Pelonis Ceramic Tower 1500W Indoor Space Heater (was $75, now 20% off)
- Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar Scented Candle (was $25, now 32% off)
- Casper Sleep Pillow (was $65, now 20% off)
- InnoGear essential oil diffuser (was $30, now 15% off)
- Tuft & Needle mint queen mattress (was $1195, now 30% off)
- Dyson V8 Animal+ cord free rechargeable stick vacuum (renewed) (was $500, now 1% off)
- Molekule Air Mini air purifier (was $400, now 40% off)
- Flexispot EG1 standing desk (was $245, now 15% off)
- Sonneman 2050-63 LED Quattro task lamp (was $240, now 31% off)
- iRobot Roomba 694 robot vacuum (was $300, now 42% off)
- Casper Sleep original hybrid mattress, queen (was $1395, now 20% off)
- iRobot Roomba i3 (3150) Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum (was $400, now 25% off)
- Levoit Vital 100 H13 Hepa air purifier (was $120, now 15% off)
- nuLOOM Moroccan Blythe Area Rug, 8′ x 10′ (was $619, now 22% off)
- Safavieh Natural Fiber Collection handmade jute runner, 2’6″ x 6′ (was $67, now 54% off)
- Weider Gym (was $120, now 30% off)
- Amazon Halo View Fitness tracker (was $80, now 38% off)
- SKLZ Golf Indoor Putting Green (was $40, now 26% off)
- EastPoint Sports Badminton Set (was $50, now 47% off)
- Nibiru Sport Ping Pong Paddles (4-Set) (was $38, now 47% off)
- Finer Form Multi-Functional Weight Bench (was $170, now 12% off)
- Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch (was $200, now 10% off)
- CAP Barbell Adjustable Weighted Vest (was $48, now 28% off)
- Marcy Multi-Position Workout Bench (was $75, now 6% off)
- NordicTrack Commercial Studio Cycle (was $2,200, now 32% off)
- Gaiam Yoga Mat (was $25, now 20% off)
- TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller (was $40, now 13% off)
- Adidas UltraBoost 21 running shoes (was $180, now 45% off)
- NordicTrack Commercial Series + 30-Day iFit membership (was $3,200, now 22% off)
- BowFlex SelecTech 552 adjustable dumbbells (pair) (was $550, now 46% off)
- Rogue speed rope (was $26, now 30% off)
- TriggerPoint Impact handheld percussion 4-speed massage gun (was $199, now 43% off)
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