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Your crash course in... the latest EU court ruling against Facebook and how it polices content
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Your crash course in... the latest EU court ruling against Facebook and how it polices content

Oct 3rd 2019, 3:47 PM 466 Views 0 Comments

The case ruled that the social network must remove ‘equivalent’ posts that have been deemed illegal.

Irish exporters worry as the WTO has cleared the US to impose $7.5 bn of EU tariffs
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Irish exporters worry as the WTO has cleared the US to impose $7.5 bn of EU tariffs

Oct 2nd 2019, 5:40 PM 503 Views 0 Comments

Industry groups are concerned that Ireland could be hit by tariffs that would have a ‘highly detrimental impact’.

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Electric bike companies are calling for subsidies to get more Irish people on e-bikes

Oct 2nd 2019, 12:56 PM 2,233 Views 0 Comments

Retailers don’t want the government to focus solely on electric cars as an alternative mobility option.

Regional hubs could help close the disparity between rural and urban Ireland
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Regional hubs could help close the disparity between rural and urban Ireland

Oct 1st 2019, 6:14 PM 684 Views 0 Comments

A Vodafone report suggests hubs could generate €312 million for the regions.

How Ireland's transport industry is planning to cope with Brexit
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How Ireland's transport industry is planning to cope with Brexit

Sep 25th 2019, 5:35 PM 1,075 Views 0 Comments

Plans have been put in place to ensure Ireland’s transport system doesn’t grind to a halt after October.

Indian tech services giant Tata is eyeing up its entry into Irish government services
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Indian tech services giant Tata is eyeing up its entry into Irish government services

Sep 24th 2019, 5:00 PM 1,876 Views 0 Comments

The company has been active here for nearly 20 years but wants to expand its presence.

John Player says public health groups have their 'head in the sand' on vaping
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John Player says public health groups have their 'head in the sand' on vaping

Sep 23rd 2019, 5:00 PM 1,140 Views 0 Comments

The cigarette stalwart has been pushing its own e-cigarette products under the Blu brand.

E-scooter giant Lime has been on the charm offensive to get on Irish streets

E-scooter giant Lime has been on the charm offensive to get on Irish streets

Sep 20th 2019, 8:21 AM 269 Views 0 Comments

The company is keen to launch scooter-sharing in Ireland but has no plans for bikes.

From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an incoming EU-Vietnam trade deal
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From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an incoming EU-Vietnam trade deal

Sep 20th 2019, 8:21 AM 367 Views 0 Comments

Some see the agreement as a beacon of hope amid Brexit and the US-China trade war.

Your crash course in... Apple's appeal against the EU's €13bn Irish tax case
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Your crash course in... Apple's appeal against the EU's €13bn Irish tax case

Sep 16th 2019, 5:00 PM 699 Views 0 Comments

The tech giant’s rebuttal against taxes in Ireland will be heard by judges on Tuesday.

From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an incoming EU-Vietnam trade deal
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From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an incoming EU-Vietnam trade deal

Sep 15th 2019, 1:00 AM 1,473 Views 0 Comments

Some see the agreement as a beacon of hope amid Brexit and the US-China trade war.

'Out of our control': How cross-border companies are trying to prepare for a no-deal Brexit
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'Out of our control': How cross-border companies are trying to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

Sep 13th 2019, 8:39 AM 170 Views 0 Comments

Some businesses close to the border have already changed their supply base in recent months.

E-scooter giant Lime has been on the charm offensive to get on Irish streets From Business ETC

E-scooter giant Lime has been on the charm offensive to get on Irish streets

Sep 13th 2019, 1:00 AM 3,773 Views 0 Comments

The company is keen to launch scooter-sharing in Ireland but has no plans for bikes.

The latest VC funding figures give mixed signals with numbers down but seed deals on the rise
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The latest VC funding figures give mixed signals with numbers down but seed deals on the rise

Sep 12th 2019, 1:00 AM 715 Views 0 Comments

An Irish Venture Capital Association report shows a growth in early-stage deals in the face of a wider drop.

'Out of our control': How cross-border companies are trying to prepare for a no-deal Brexit
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'Out of our control': How cross-border companies are trying to prepare for a no-deal Brexit

Sep 7th 2019, 1:00 AM 754 Views 0 Comments

Some businesses close to the border have already changed their supply base in recent months.

The Brexit blues have hammered Irish service providers' confidence
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The Brexit blues have hammered Irish service providers' confidence

Sep 4th 2019, 1:00 AM 240 Views 0 Comments

AIB’s latest index shows the sector is growing, but at a slower pace than previous years.

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement
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WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement

Aug 29th 2019, 1:49 PM 1,236 Views 0 Comments

Analysts are responsible for checking requests made by authorities like An Garda Síochána.

'Nailing your colours to the mast': Ireland still has just one B Corp, with others in the wings
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'Nailing your colours to the mast': Ireland still has just one B Corp, with others in the wings

Aug 29th 2019, 1:48 PM 1,021 Views 0 Comments

Getting the sustainable seal of approval can be difficult and many Irish companies don’t know what it entails.

'Nailing your colours to the mast': Ireland still has just one B Corp, with others in the wings
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'Nailing your colours to the mast': Ireland still has just one B Corp, with others in the wings

Aug 23rd 2019, 1:00 AM 2,198 Views 0 Comments

Getting the sustainable seal of approval can be difficult and many Irish companies don’t know what it entails.

WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement
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WhatsApp is growing its Irish team that engages with law enforcement

Aug 22nd 2019, 3:00 PM 832 Views 0 Comments

Analysts are responsible for checking requests made by authorities like An Garda Síochána.

How Votechnik is helping recyclers dispose of LCD products faster and safer
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How Votechnik is helping recyclers dispose of LCD products faster and safer

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:38 AM 337 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

A 'distortion' in tax law has cost Ireland valuable business from conferences
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A 'distortion' in tax law has cost Ireland valuable business from conferences

Aug 16th 2019, 1:00 AM 862 Views 0 Comments

Venues are at a ‘competitive disadvantage’ due to VAT rules, according to the industry.

Ireland's electric vehicle future is facing a chicken-and-egg problem
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Ireland's electric vehicle future is facing a chicken-and-egg problem

Aug 15th 2019, 3:20 PM 7,918 Views 38 Comments

Registrations of EVs have increased the last six months but charge points are playing catch up.

Fraudsters are using real firms’ details to add 'an air of legitimacy' to financial service scams
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Fraudsters are using real firms’ details to add 'an air of legitimacy' to financial service scams

Aug 15th 2019, 1:56 PM 412 Views 0 Comments

The Central Bank recently issued warnings about unauthorised firms that “borrow” info.

The State could get a Brexit silver lining with an FDI boost, but not enough to offset the downside
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The State could get a Brexit silver lining with an FDI boost, but not enough to offset the downside

Aug 14th 2019, 1:30 PM 543 Views 0 Comments

Moody’s says Ireland’s economy is in good shape but faces risks with Brexit, trade wars and tax changes.

Ireland is lagging behind its European neighbours in devising an AI strategy
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Ireland is lagging behind its European neighbours in devising an AI strategy

Aug 5th 2019, 3:00 PM 803 Views 0 Comments

The EU attempted to align national plans this summer – but not everyone’s on track.

Your crash course in... Ireland's economic uncertainty
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Your crash course in... Ireland's economic uncertainty

Jul 31st 2019, 1:00 AM 1,238 Views 0 Comments

The economy is at risk of overheating, but Brexit could yet pour cold water on its expansion.

Irish exporters are facing a 'severe threat' as sterling slumps
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Irish exporters are facing a 'severe threat' as sterling slumps

Jul 30th 2019, 7:14 PM 774 Views 0 Comments

Some businesses could already be suffering as the pound’s value drops on no-deal fears.

Fewer firms have gone bust so far this year - but the effect of Brexit is still unknown
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Fewer firms have gone bust so far this year - but the effect of Brexit is still unknown

Jul 25th 2019, 12:10 PM 337 Views 0 Comments

Voluntary liquidation remains the most common avenue for struggling companies.

Here are some key dates for your Brexit calendar
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Here are some key dates for your Brexit calendar

Jul 24th 2019, 12:46 PM 512 Views 0 Comments

Keep an eraser handy – some pundits already think Boris Johnson won’t pull it off till 2020.

France is introducing a new digital tax on tech companies - so what impact will that have in Ireland?
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France is introducing a new digital tax on tech companies - so what impact will that have in Ireland?

Jul 21st 2019, 5:00 PM 17,432 Views 36 Comments

Some of the world’s biggest tech giants, including Google and Facebook, have headquarters here.

Free Now told the government 'night mayors' could make it easier for clubbers to get cabs
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Free Now told the government 'night mayors' could make it easier for clubbers to get cabs

Jul 18th 2019, 4:20 PM 612 Views 0 Comments

The company formerly called Mytaxi urged the Culture Minister to bring the concept to Dublin.

Your crash course in... France's digital services tax and the impact on Ireland
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Your crash course in... France's digital services tax and the impact on Ireland

Jul 18th 2019, 4:18 PM 704 Views 0 Comments

The Macron government’s 3% levy has also drawn scorn from the Trump administration.

Upfront rent and relocation services - how tech companies are winning talent as rents keep rising
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Upfront rent and relocation services - how tech companies are winning talent as rents keep rising

Jul 18th 2019, 4:12 PM 6,027 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s recruitment and tech experts weigh in on how to attract the best staff to Dublin.

Your crash course in... France's digital services tax and the impact on Ireland
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Your crash course in... France's digital services tax and the impact on Ireland

Jul 18th 2019, 1:00 PM 940 Views 0 Comments

The Macron government’s 3% levy has also drawn scorn from the Trump administration.

Free Now told the government 'night mayors' could make it easier for clubbers to get cabs
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Free Now told the government 'night mayors' could make it easier for clubbers to get cabs

Jul 11th 2019, 3:34 PM 1,121 Views 0 Comments

The company formerly called Mytaxi urged the Culture Minister to bring the concept to Dublin.

Irish retailers could have an opportunity to compete with British online shops thanks to Brexit
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Irish retailers could have an opportunity to compete with British online shops thanks to Brexit

Jul 11th 2019, 11:30 AM 394 Views 0 Comments

Industry experts weigh in on how SMEs can win back sales as tariffs and exports on UK goods loom.

Ireland's beef with Mercosur - how the deal is adding to the struggles of the Irish farmer
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Ireland's beef with Mercosur - how the deal is adding to the struggles of the Irish farmer

Jul 11th 2019, 11:24 AM 492 Views 0 Comments

Beef farmers are worried that they could be a pawn in a bigger trade game.

Irish retailers could have an opportunity to compete with British online shops thanks to Brexit
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Irish retailers could have an opportunity to compete with British online shops thanks to Brexit

Jul 10th 2019, 5:07 PM 857 Views 0 Comments

Industry experts weigh in on how SMEs can win back sales as tariffs and exports on UK goods loom.

Your crash course in... Ireland's exercise in damage limitation as it prepares for a no-deal Brexit
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Your crash course in... Ireland's exercise in damage limitation as it prepares for a no-deal Brexit

Jul 9th 2019, 7:39 PM 797 Views 0 Comments

Amid political uncertainty in London, the State is bracing itself for the worst-case scenario.