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Business - Yesterday’s News

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Business - Yesterday’s News

Location services: Facebook to move global advertising sales out of Dublin HQ

Advertising sales will now be recorded in the local market in which they are made

Business - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Dublin's docklands are getting a new 'brand' to lure tourists

But businesses are worried they’re being left out of the plans.

Business - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'There's no evidence of a banking cartel in Ireland', says watchdog

But the CCPC hasn’t ruled out the possibility banks colluded over the tracker mortgage scandal.

Business - Saturday 2 December, 2017

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

Business - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Central Bank decides NOT to change mortgage deposit rules for first-time buyers

There will be some slight changes in January to loan-to-income limits and collateral for purchase-to-renovate mortgages.

Christmas FM starts today and brings with it the licence to start getting in the mood

The annual station has become a staple of the festive period.

Business - Monday 27 November, 2017

Central Bank fines life assurance firm €1m over money laundering and terrorist financing breaches

The fine reflects the significant increase in penalties imposed for such breaches in recent years.

Business - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a person's rental history help them to get a larger mortgage?

At present, the amount a person can borrow is governed by the Central Bank’s mortgage rules, first introduced in 2015.

These new rules aim to help tenants if landlords seek a 'back door' around rent limits

The Residential Tenancies Board wants to make clear what constitutes ‘substantial change’ to a property.

Business - Monday 20 November, 2017

Some Leap Card users travelling on Bus Éireann for free due to lack of correct ticket machines

Privately contracted vehicles driving for the State company in particular are often driven with no machine capable of recognising Leap Cards.

Business - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Controversial Cork seaweed harvesting project close to getting final green light

Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes.

The truth about being a musician: 'They see you on the Late Late and think you're making a fortune'

Being an Irish headline band doesn’t mean that you’re rolling in it – and you might be facing serious financial challenges. We talked to three musicians.

Business - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

Business - Friday 17 November, 2017

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit Sock It To 'em This post contains videos

'It doesn’t seem like they thought all this through' - Taoiseach talks tough to UK on Brexit

Leo Varadkar says he wants talk of hard borders “off the table” before things move forward.

Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney weren't singing from the same hymn sheet in Dublin this morning Brexit This post contains videos

Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney weren't singing from the same hymn sheet in Dublin this morning

Johnson wants Brexit negotiations to move onto trade but Coveney says some issues have to be decided first.

Business - Thursday 16 November, 2017

After putting aside €4m last year to cover tracker scandal, KBC now says it'll cost €59m

KBC estimates up to 1,661 of its customers may have been impacted.

Twitter strips verified status from Richard Spencer and others after new rules against hate

The company has said that it should have acted earlier.

'I don't think they know what they have': Upset as Savoy Screen One to be split into separate auditoriums in 2018

However, the director of IMC could not confirm exactly what date this would occur.

Ryanair brings Irish Independent and journalist to court

The journalist has recently been reporting on pay talks Ryanair has been having with pilots.

Business - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Central Bank wants bank execs to 'take a long hard look in the mirror' over tracker scandal

Deputy Governor Ed Sibley said he expects board members to be held to account over the errors.

Business - Monday 13 November, 2017

Bus Éireann staff say problems with northeast services 'have nothing to do with absenteeism'

They’re to do with a lack of buses and too many impractical services, say drivers. And they’re not one bit impressed with the situation.

'Five days of rubbish' - Parents and teachers angry as summer school teeters on liquidation

One teacher describes the courses as ‘a disaster’.

Business - Friday 10 November, 2017

RTÉ is reviewing its €13 million orchestras but it could have a fight on its hands

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra were founded in 1948.

Retailers used customers' email addresses taken for issuing receipts to send marketing material

The Data Protection Commissioner has issued guidelines for shops using people’s email addresses for marketing purposes.

Business - Thursday 9 November, 2017

'I loved every minute': This inner city programme for unemployed youths has a 90% success rate

This programme was developed by Trinity College and brought together community groups, local businesses and young people eager to get into the workforce.

Celebrity favourite the Ivy is to open a new restaurant in Dublin city centre

The Ivy will open its first restaurant outside London in the Irish capital.

Travellers are ten times more likely to face discrimination compared to other Irish people

The findings are contained in a new report which details experience of discrimination.

Bank of Ireland confirms additional 6,000 customers overcharged in tracker scandal

This brings the total number of impacted Bank of Ireland customers to 10,300.

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should landlords be able to move tenants out to carry out renovations?

It’s been described as a ‘back door’ for terminating leases.

Business - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Twitter has officially doubled its character limit for all its users

An expanded character limit of 280 has been tested over the past month.

'Pond of human excrement' behind closure order served on Donegal takeaway

Elsewhere, a Chinese takeaway in Cork was closed for three days due to ‘prolific evidence of rodent droppings’.

Poll: How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many hours a day do you spend looking at a screen?

It’s not just children who spend much of their day looking at a screen.

'I take this stuff very seriously': Bono says he is 'extremely distressed' by Paradise Papers

The U2 frontman says his name is on the documents because he believes in transparency.

Business - Monday 6 November, 2017

Poll: Would you legally move your wealth offshore if it saved you tax? Paradise Papers This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you legally move your wealth offshore if it saved you tax?

Most of us will never be rich enough to do it, but if you were…

Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers

The Guardian reports that Bono used a company based in Malta to buy a Lithuanian shopping centre.

Business - Monday 30 October, 2017

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one? Electric Dreams This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?

Is it time to finally go electric?

Business - Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

How Paddy Power's 'head of mischief' learned the c-word in 40 languages

Féilim MacAnIomaire famously got a job at the bookies by taking out a billboard ad.

Business - Saturday 28 October, 2017

'Do your job': Finance Committee wants ECB chief to explain role in tracker mortgage scandal

The committee’s chair said it is important to keep the pressure on the banks now.

Dunnes to replace 'underperforming' Dublin city centre store with Asian eatery

The retail unit on South Great George’s Street is being sub-divided into two new spaces for restaurants.

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