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Major investment and increase in staff at National Cyber Security Centre
An increase in the NCSC will see it rise by €2.5m for 2022.
'The pace of change is too slow': Women now make up 13% of CEOs at big companies in Ireland
The CSO found that small gains have been made in female representation at big companies in Ireland over the past two years.
New unemployment payment linked to past working history pushed out to 2023
Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said today that the plans will not be included in Budget 2022.
Under pressure to commit Ireland to corporation tax hike, Donohoe meets with US Treasury secretary Yellen
One of just three EU member states to oppose the international agreement
Morning Memo: Going cuckoo
Opposition TDs have accused the government of sneaking in an exemption for big investors.
Oil prices look set to rise sharply. Why and what does it mean for Irish motorists?
The collapse of OPEC talks this week could turbo-charge price increases.
Hundreds of jobs in Dublin to go as Deutsche Bank moves to cut its Irish workforce
Some 250 full-time roles will be relocated while a number of contractor jobs will be cut altogether.
Jeffrey Donaldson: Boris Johnson 'needs to recognise' constitutional harm from the Protocol
Donaldson says he was ‘strive for’ what he says is a solution to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.
Billionaire Richard Branson set for first space flight with Virgin Galactic
The billionaire businessman will test the ‘private astronaut experience’ during his flight this month.
Outlook for Irish economy increasingly upbeat so long as reopening delays are temporary, says Central Bank
Forecasters have upwardly revised their projections for the domestic economy and GDP.
Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang
Garda detectives have arrested people working in banks for suspected fraud offences.
Moneylender Provident writes off Irish customers' debts ahead of market exit
The company has advised its former customers not to pay anyone claiming to be collecting on its behalf.
Another fine mess: Vaccine pass proposal for indoor dining sends a peculiar message to young workers
How exactly it will work is far from obvious.
People split on mortgage lending rules but strongly opposed to limits on inheritance from parents
An overwhelming majority do not favour limits on the money people can receive from parents.
Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?
Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced the six-month sale process yesterday.
Potential for 'significant' house price growth as pandemic fails to dampen demand, says Central Bank
House prices rose by 4.5% between April 2020 and April 2021, according to the CSO.
Home care services company announces 750 new jobs in nationwide expansion
There will be 700 flexible carer jobs with 50 fulltime nursing, tutors and administrative staff roles nationwide.
"Full proof of funds": Estate agent asks potential buyers for detailed financial information before house viewings
Savills asked viewers for ‘evidence of savings’ or mortgage approval in principle documents including full amounts.
Aer Lingus to operate five routes impacted by Stobart collapse
“Alternative operations” for the Dublin – Kerry and Dublin – Donegal routes are yet to be confirmed, while the remaining routes will be accommodated by other airlines.
'Proud to be British' and launching this weekend, GB News will be available in Ireland
The new 24-hour news channel has been described as the UK answer to US news networks.
Paul McLoone leaves Today FM after 22 years in evening schedule shake up
Pamela Joyce is to present a new evening show at the station.
Ryanair and British Airways investigated over Covid refunds
The Competition and Markets Authority will investigate whether consumer laws were broken during the pandemic.
G7 leaders say a deal on minimum corporate tax rate of 15% 'in sight'
Paschal Donohoe attended the G7 summit as Irish tax practices were put in the spotlight over a $315bn Microsoft profit.
Explainer: What will the changes to the Local Property Tax mean for your yearly bill?
All properties are set to be revalued for the charge on 1 November.
Owners of homes built since 2013 will be brought into the LPT net
Just over a third of people will see an increased charge, over half will see no change
The bands have been widened to account for surging house prices
Michael Pidgeon: Why the left - including Sinn Féin - should support property taxes
People who have bought new homes since 2013 will now have to pay property tax
LiveScore snaps up Champions League rights package for Republic of Ireland
LiveScore will show every Champions League game for free in the Republic of Ireland until 2024.
Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan.
The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
People who have bought new homes since 2013 will now have to pay property tax
From PUP changes to how to spend the EU billion - here's what's in the government's Covid stimulus plan
Apache Pizza set to create 300 jobs as takeaway business booms during pandemic
The company is Ireland’s largest pizza chain employing 2,440 people across 169 stores.
FactFind: How deep is Ireland's trade and investment relationship with China?
Ireland’s ties with Chinese companies and investors have strengthened significantly in the past decade.
Ireland's budgetary watchdog barks over 'large, permanent increases' in government spending
Details about the cost of reforms like Sláintecare are thin on the ground beyond 2021, IFAC says.
'Lawful but preferably not': Debenhams, Clery's and the future of collective redundancies
Debenhams workers have voted to accept a €3 million package, which will end their industrial action.
Higher, more progressive taxes could be needed to fund future government spending, says ESRI
Unwinding ‘questionable’ tax reliefs that distort the property market could also be considered.
HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link
Sources have confirmed an encryption key was provided by the attack launched by the criminal gang last week.
Former Debenhams workers to end their industrial action after 406 days
Former Debenhams workers voted 319 votes to 102 in favour of accepting the €3m Government plan.
Ireland's response to the HSE cyber attack has been undermined by Government cuts to Defence Forces, say senior officers
The Defence Forces unit tasked with solving the problem is struggling due to recent cuts.
Senior military officers have said the response to the HSE Cyber Attack is greatly undermined by Government cuts to the Defence Forces.
'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining
Varadkar said he hopes that indoor dining could return in “early July”.
China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?
Observers say the new rules could give China stronger privacy protections than the US.
Personal data of customers 'inadvertently' leaked online
The Data Protection Commissioner has been notified.
First it was chocolate flakes - now Irish mattresses are being impacted by global supply problems
Higher shipping costs and more expensive raw materials are pushing up costs for furniture and bedding-makers.
Morning Memo: Chocolate flakes, semiconductors and the global shortage of everything
Snowstorms, canal blockages and cyber-attacks have played all played a role but so is booming demand.