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Business - Yesterday’s News

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Business - Yesterday’s News

RTÉ says the TV licence fee system needs to be reformed Next Five Years This post contains videos

RTÉ says the TV licence fee system needs to be reformed

But that doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in the fee.

You're going to need a PSC to get any kind of driving licence or learner permit from April

Driving licence applications will become the latest state process to be added to the Public Services Card’s remit in just under seven weeks.

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Business - Monday 19 February, 2018

KFC stores across the UK were closed today because of a chicken shortage

The company blamed ‘teething problems’ with a new distributor.

Taxi drivers threaten protest over proposed College Green plaza

The various taxi driver associations have grouped together to say that the damage the plaza will do to their business has not been taken into consideration by Dublin City Council.

'It's not fair': Fianna Fáil poised to block PTSB loan sale to 'unregulated' vulture funds

The bank, which is 75% owned by the State, plans to sell off a loan book worth €4 billion.

Business - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Where will all the construction workers come from to build the Ireland 2040 plan?

In the long-term apprenticeships will help, but what about in the next few years?

The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be

The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.

The government wants to exempt itself from the EU's new hardcore data protection rules - but why?

A new Data Protection Act has to be in place before the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live in May – but the Irish state seems in no mood to align itself with Europe on the issue.

Business - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Irish house prices have soared again and people's wages can't keep up

The cost of a home is up by more than 12% in the last year.

Business - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you been affected by the rental crisis?

A new report by Daft.ie shows that rent in Dublin is now €380 per month higher than at the peak of the Celtic Tiger years.

Business - Monday 12 February, 2018

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse WRC

Luas justified in firing fares inspector who punched passenger following 'unacceptable' level of racist abuse

“Termination was the only option,” said Workplace Relations Commissioner adjudication officer Penelope McGrath.

Deal done for Cork's new event centre but it could end up costing the State more money

The Irish Examiner reports that than an extra €10 million of public money has been pledged.

Business - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'If you must build something there, it has to be world class' - the saga of the €250 million Cork city skyscraper

Should the mooted 40-storey building be constructed on Cork’s docklands it would become Ireland’s tallest structure.

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.

Business - Friday 9 February, 2018

Irish people stopped paying mortgages in their droves after a ruling blocked the banks from evicting

The Dunne Judgement from July 2011 stated that banks could no longer foreclose until new legislation was brought in on the issue.

Business - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Wall Street, we have a correction: The Dow Jones is plummeting again

The market has fallen 10% since its all-time high two weeks ago.

'We are trying to sound the alarm' - committee hears Public Services Card is a legal ticking time bomb

The Public Services Card was discussed for the first time in an Oireachtas forum at the Social Protection committee today.

No-deal Brexit would cripple UK finances to tune of €91 BILLION - leaked report

The leaked secret economic analysis paints a dire economic picture for the UK post-Brexit.

Business - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Radio Nova ordered to pay €30,000 to presenter who was unfairly fired

The presenter said her show was cut with no warning.

Business - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Traders breathe sigh of relief as markets bounce back after 'mini flash crash' Wall Street This post contains videos

Traders breathe sigh of relief as markets bounce back after 'mini flash crash'

Stocks suffered one of their worst days ever yesterday.

What on earth is going on with the world's stock markets this morning?

Everything appears to be in freefall, though some analysts suggest it is just an example of ‘natural correction’.

Business - Monday 5 February, 2018

Wall Street just took a huge plunge and traders are trying to stay calm MARKET MELTDOWN This post contains videos

Wall Street just took a huge plunge and traders are trying to stay calm

The Dow Jones suffered its worst day in six years.

2017 was a record year for the number of start-ups in Ireland

Last year exceeded a previous record set in 1998.

Business - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Hoteliers say stricter rules on a cancer-causing food substance would be 'unworkable'

EU rules will be rolled out in April to clamp down on acrylamide, which is found in chips.

Poll: Would you vote for Irexit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you vote for Irexit?

Nigel Farage believes there’s a ‘gap’ in Ireland’s political market which could be filled by an anti-EU political force.

One of Ireland's wealthiest families is building a leisure centre on the Wexford seafront

Two other local operators have been accused of trying to stall the plan.

Business - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Almost one in six Irish households is jobless

The rate refers to households where no adult is working.

A co-op housing group wants to build projects in south Dublin and border counties

It also hopes to source land for social rental accommodation in the midlands and west.

Business - Friday 2 February, 2018

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom?

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) says there is a ‘compelling rationale’ for the introduction of free birth control for women.

Business - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you using Facebook less since it changed its news feed?

The social network has reported a fall of 5% in the amount of time spent on its site since it moved to prioritise human interactions over media and business updates last month.

Business - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

Taoiseach confirms backing for new €320m runway at Dublin Airport

Sinn Fein has expressed concern about noise for local residents.

The Irish taxpayer will pick up the tab for bust Setanta Insurance

The total cost of the claims could be in the region of €90m.

'Livelihoods on the line': Irish contractors affected by Carillion collapse fear they won't be paid

The future of a number of schools was cast into doubt after the company went into liquidation.

Business - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Ireland wants a future where AI makes medical decisions and delivers jail sentences

The University of Limerick is to teach a Masters in Artificial Intelligence.

Business - Friday 26 January, 2018

A worker sacked after making a discrimination claim has been awarded €25,000

Katarzyna Woznickzka worked for Couverture, a Dublin desserts company.

Central Bank optimistic about Ireland's future with full employment 'in view'

It is expected there will be an additional 89,000 people in work by the end of 2019.

'You wouldn't get this in the Third World' - locals up in arms over state of roads in Munster town

Tipperary Town may share the name of its county, but the standard of its roads is “no advert for the place” says one local.

Business - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Ikea is 'exploring the option' of opening a south Dublin store

But the flat-pack giant hasn’t committed to a new Irish location just yet.

The head of Ulster Bank has been poached by supermarket giant Tesco

Gerry Mallon has handed in his resignation to the lender.

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy

The plan would link electricity stations in Meath and Tyrone.

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