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Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer

18 hours ago 12,493 Views 9 Comments

Michael O’Leary said he’s “very optimistic” for the next few months.

Friday 14 May, 2021

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions
# Game Workers Unite
# Game Workers Unite

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions

Fri 6:10 AM 8,410 Views 2 Comments

The Government is due to introduce the new tax credit in Budget 2022.

Thursday 6 May, 2021

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Irish pharma lobby criticises Covid vaccine IP waiver but campaigners say drugmakers have 'lost the argument'

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 31,253 Views 21 Comments

Amnesty boss Colm O’Gorman has accused drug companies of ‘reprehensible scaremongering’.

Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition
# Any Gaffs
# Any Gaffs

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition

May 4th 2021, 3:54 PM 24,484 Views 58 Comments

Round Hill Capital bought 135 homes at a new development in Kildare.

Sunday 2 May, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

May 2nd 2021, 8:00 PM 15,933 Views 1 Comment

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Teen charged after PSNI officer knocked unconscious during Covid breach investigation
# Fintona
# Fintona

Teen charged after PSNI officer knocked unconscious during Covid breach investigation

May 2nd 2021, 4:57 PM 13,898 Views 0 Comments

A 17-year-old has now been charged with offences including assault on police.

Coronavirus: One further death and 402 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Latest Figures
# Latest Figures

Coronavirus: One further death and 402 new cases confirmed in Ireland

May 2nd 2021, 4:21 PM 71,087 Views 79 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

Saturday 1 May, 2021

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

May 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 16,727 Views 1 Comment

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

Two men charged after shot fired at gardaí during search operation in Cork City on Thursday
# Shot Fired
# Shot Fired

Two men charged after shot fired at gardaí during search operation in Cork City on Thursday

May 1st 2021, 6:59 PM 29,062 Views 0 Comments

Petrol bombs, improvised firearms and ammunition were found during the operation.

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins
# May Day
# May Day

In the Covid era, 'solidarity means standing shoulder to shoulder with poorer nations', says President Higgins

May 1st 2021, 5:37 PM 16,704 Views 53 Comments

In a video address, he called for carers to be recognised as essential in the post-pandemic world.

PSNI officer knocked unconscious responding to reports of underage drink and Covid breaches in Tyrone
# Fintona
# Fintona

PSNI officer knocked unconscious responding to reports of underage drink and Covid breaches in Tyrone

May 1st 2021, 4:34 PM 29,525 Views 9 Comments

A 17-year-old male was subsequently arrested.

Donegal: Stephen Donnelly to meet with local politicians and public health officials over virus concerns
# Donegal Spike
# Donegal Spike

Donegal: Stephen Donnelly to meet with local politicians and public health officials over virus concerns

May 1st 2021, 2:53 PM 40,258 Views 49 Comments

Donegal TD Pearse Doherty said the CMO had painted the county with a “wide brush”.

Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job
# DUP LEADERSHIP
# DUP LEADERSHIP

Edwin Poots 'likely' to face competition from Jeffrey Donaldson for DUP top job

May 1st 2021, 1:23 PM 18,371 Views 40 Comments

A source close to the Lagan Valley MP told the News Letter that he could contest the election.

Friday 30 April, 2021

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:30 AM 21,836 Views 18 Comments

The World Trade Organization will meet again today to discuss the proposal.

Tuesday 27 April, 2021

RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears
# Money At Montrose
# Money At Montrose

RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears

Apr 27th 2021, 3:51 PM 39,050 Views 55 Comments

The State broadcaster is facing a “structural funding problem”, according to its director general.

Monday 26 April, 2021

Amnesty Ireland chief: India's virus struggles make EU opposition to vaccine patent waivers 'an obscenity'
# Vaccine Inequality
# Vaccine Inequality

Amnesty Ireland chief: India's virus struggles make EU opposition to vaccine patent waivers 'an obscenity'

Apr 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 23,040 Views 30 Comments

Standing up for the rights of pharma companies over human rights is “not tenable”, says O’Gorman.

Friday 23 April, 2021

Most company directors think the economy will be fully reopened by the end of 2021
# Business Confidence
# Business Confidence

Most company directors think the economy will be fully reopened by the end of 2021

Apr 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 11,930 Views 16 Comments

Nearly half of business leaders said they expect to return to the office in the fourth quarter.

Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?
# Know Your Rights
# Know Your Rights

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?

Apr 21st 2021, 3:52 PM 23,261 Views 12 Comments

Contracts should continue as normal – here’s what you need to know.

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores
# Retail Woes
# Retail Woes

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores

Apr 21st 2021, 11:58 AM 56,915 Views 65 Comments
  • 69 standalone and 12 in-store outlets to shut
  • Company says employees will be 'fully supported' following announcement
  • Tánaiste describes news as a 'huge blow'

Monday 19 April, 2021

Brexit triggers a 'very weak' start to the year at Dublin Port as cargo volumes plunge
# Port In A Storm
# Port In A Storm

Brexit triggers a 'very weak' start to the year at Dublin Port as cargo volumes plunge

Apr 19th 2021, 11:49 AM 12,392 Views 10 Comments

Trade with the UK declined by 29% while trade with other EU ports increased by nearly 18%.

Saturday 10 April, 2021

'A 30-year race to the bottom': Why might the Biden global tax plan spell trouble for Ireland's entire economic model?
# Ireland Inc
# Ireland Inc

'A 30-year race to the bottom': Why might the Biden global tax plan spell trouble for Ireland's entire economic model?

Apr 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 40,044 Views 58 Comments
  • The Biden administration has recommitted the US to global tax reform talks.
  • American wants a 21% global minimum rate of corporation tax.
  • Ireland's famous 12.5% rate looks likely to come under severe pressure.

Thursday 8 April, 2021

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI
# Labour Shocks
# Labour Shocks

Minimum wage workers disproportionately affected by pandemic disruption, says ESRI

Apr 8th 2021, 12:12 PM 10,418 Views 28 Comments

With cost of living taken into account, Ireland has just the seventh-highest minimum wage in Europe.

Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Pandemic 'solidarity tax' on wealthy individuals or companies is on the table, says IMF
# Wealth Tax
# Wealth Tax

Pandemic 'solidarity tax' on wealthy individuals or companies is on the table, says IMF

Apr 7th 2021, 3:16 PM 21,353 Views 27 Comments

The IMF has also backed calls for a global minimum rate of corporation tax.

Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Paschal Donohoe defends Ireland's corporation tax rate after US treasury secretary's remarks

Apr 6th 2021, 6:38 PM 27,942 Views 26 Comments

Ireland’s budget deficit increased by nearly €4.2 billion in the first quarter of 2021.

Saturday 3 April, 2021

Trouble in the Suez: Stuck boat highlights globalisation stresses and the unseen labour of ship workers
# MV Ever Given
# MV Ever Given

Trouble in the Suez: Stuck boat highlights globalisation stresses and the unseen labour of ship workers

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 32,237 Views 19 Comments

Experts say the Suez crisis highlights how little we understand about global trade.

Thursday 1 April, 2021

Irish shoppers lost €12 million to credit and debit card fraudsters in the first half of 2020
# Payment Fraud
# Payment Fraud

Irish shoppers lost €12 million to credit and debit card fraudsters in the first half of 2020

Apr 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 10,673 Views 6 Comments

Online card fraud rose by 21% compared with the same period in 2019, the BPFI said.

Irish consumer spending approaching pre-Covid levels as path to recovery becomes clearer
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Irish consumer spending approaching pre-Covid levels as path to recovery becomes clearer

Apr 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 25,170 Views 33 Comments

However, the outlook remains ‘uncertain’ and unemployment will remain high into 2022.

Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Ulster Bank topped the Financial Ombudsman's complaints table in 2020 for the second year in a row
# The Banks
# The Banks

Ulster Bank topped the Financial Ombudsman's complaints table in 2020 for the second year in a row

Mar 30th 2021, 11:40 AM 6,252 Views 5 Comments

The watchdog also received 492 new complaints about tracker mortgages in 2020.

Friday 26 March, 2021

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA
# EU-IMF Bailout
# EU-IMF Bailout

Ireland makes final repayment on £3.2 billion crash-era loan from the UK, says NTMA

Mar 26th 2021, 2:04 PM 39,094 Views 53 Comments

Dating back to 2010, the loan formed part of the EU-IMF bailout

Thursday 25 March, 2021

Ulster Bank fined €37.8 million for its 'unacceptable' handling of tracker mortgage scandal
# The Banks
# The Banks

Ulster Bank fined €37.8 million for its 'unacceptable' handling of tracker mortgage scandal

Mar 25th 2021, 12:01 PM 50,177 Views 80 Comments

It’s the largest fine the Central Bank of Ireland has ever handed out.

Inflation among the least of our worries as the Irish economy recovers from Covid, says ESRI
# Economic Forecast
# Economic Forecast

Inflation among the least of our worries as the Irish economy recovers from Covid, says ESRI

Mar 25th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,169 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, Irish GDP is expected to continue its upward trajectory despite current public health restrictions.

Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Morning Memo: NFTs explained (sort of)
# NFTs
# NFTs

Morning Memo: NFTs explained (sort of)

Mar 23rd 2021, 1:35 PM 13,024 Views 6 Comments

The blockchain-supported phenomenon has really taken off in the art world by storm.

Thursday 18 March, 2021

Parents with young kids are spending more during lockdown, bucking savings trend
# Red C The Journal Poll
# Red C The Journal Poll

Parents with young kids are spending more during lockdown, bucking savings trend

Mar 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,042 Views 19 Comments

Raising the threat of further house price inflation,18-34-year-olds say they have been the best savers.

Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Here's what happened today: Wednesday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's what happened today: Wednesday

Mar 17th 2021, 8:37 PM 15,565 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what made the headlines today…

Arrests amid major Garda presence as anti-lockdown events take place in Dublin
# Protests
# Protests

Arrests amid major Garda presence as anti-lockdown events take place in Dublin

Mar 17th 2021, 8:21 PM 147,048 Views 154 Comments
  • 16 arrests had been made as of 3pm this afternoon, gardaí said.
  • Officers are appealing to people not to attend parties or gatherings tonight.
Taoiseach says US won't know until summer whether it can help Ireland with vaccine supplies
# Biden Meeting
# Biden Meeting

Taoiseach says US won't know until summer whether it can help Ireland with vaccine supplies

Mar 17th 2021, 8:16 PM 40,739 Views 74 Comments

Micheál Martin was speaking after his virtual St Patrick’s Day meeting with US President Biden.

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 557 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Coronavirus: 17 deaths and 557 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Ireland

Mar 17th 2021, 5:34 PM 94,310 Views 189 Comments

The figures were released by the Department of Health this evening.

Monday 15 March, 2021

Dublin businessman has Giant ambitions for his latest visitor attraction — the world's tallest moving statue
# The Giant
# The Giant

Dublin businessman has Giant ambitions for his latest visitor attraction — the world's tallest moving statue

Mar 15th 2021, 2:41 PM 44,006 Views 28 Comments

It’s understood that Dublin is one of the cities being targeted by the company.

Ireland’s far-right using anti-lockdown movement to smuggle in its own agenda
# Eyes Right
# Eyes Right

Ireland’s far-right using anti-lockdown movement to smuggle in its own agenda

Mar 15th 2021, 12:03 AM 48,110 Views 0 Comments

The second in a four-part investigation into the far right in Ireland looks at the intersection between online campaigns and the move to the streets.

Sunday 14 March, 2021

'Breaking the link': Ireland's corporate accountability regime set for major overhaul in the wake of Davy scandal
# Davy Sale
# Davy Sale

'Breaking the link': Ireland's corporate accountability regime set for major overhaul in the wake of Davy scandal

Mar 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,571 Views 49 Comments

The Central Bank wants an expanded regulatory toolkit to tackle individuals.

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