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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: -1°C


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# here comes the sun
Ireland's sovereign wealth fund is taking a massive punt on solar farms
An ISIF-backed project will look to build 20 farms along Ireland’s east coast.
# Strategic Investment
The Irish State has just sold its shares in big tobacco companies
It had been claimed that the investments made a ‘mockery’ of the State’s aim of a tobacco-free Ireland.
# Tapped Out
Now the government's money is going into the company handling Irish Water complaints
The funding is being put into Cork-based Abtran.
# Build Em Up
Ireland's investment fund is going to spend €500 million building 11,000 houses
It will create 1,900 jobs a year.
# cash funds
More than €2.5 billion cash held by Ireland could be reinvested in economy - but it isn't
The assets are part of the National Pension Reserve Fund (NPRF) discretionary portfolio.
# Card Marked
The IMF is back in town, and it's not mad on the Government's mortgage strategy
The first bailout review has urged caution on the strategy, which was announced in the run-in to elections last month.
# Explainer
The government has launched a new €500m bank for SMEs. But what does it mean?
SMEs have been crying out for a new source of finance – and here’s what the Government have come up with.
# Cash Pile
Michael Noonan is planning a €375 million cash injection for SMEs
The fund will target an equity shortfall for small businesses.
# All Ears
The Government wants to hear from cash-strapped SMEs
Tell Michael Noonan all about your problems.
So long Pensions Reserve Fund, hello Strategic Investment Fund
The ISIF held a meeting today to discuss its objectives for the future.