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# health and education
Medtech firms have a year to prepare for new EU rules but the inspectors aren't ready
Manufacturers are concerned that authorities aren’t fully prepared to meet demand.
Voices
How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister
The long-delayed project is just never going to work in its current format.
# policy and economy
A threat to 350 jobs and 'unconstitutional' – here's Viagogo's legal memo to the State about tout laws
The government is seeking legal advice on issues raised by the ticket resale website.
# policy and economy
Big retailers like Halfords and B&Q fear Brexit will end share schemes for their Irish workers
Industry players say the end of passporting could see Ireland’s save-as-you-earn market ‘wiped out’.
# Startups and tech
Enterprise Ireland has urged firms to adopt a 'no regrets' policy to Brexit
The agency is expanding offices around the world to diversify Irish companies’ market reach.
Voices
If we want our entrepreneurial spirit to blossom, we have to help the smaller guys
It would be perilous to ignore the issues facing Irish startups in 2019.
# insights and opinion
Poll: Do you believe all the economic doom and gloom predicted for 2019?
The previews for the 12 months ahead have flooded in, with most wary of a slowdown in growth.
# retail and services
Stores warn a tax hike on food supplements is 'completely inconsistent' with health policy
Lobbyists wrote to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe over incoming VAT increases.
# policy and economy
Big retailers like Halfords and B&Q fear Brexit will end share schemes for their Irish workers
Industry players say the end of passporting could see Ireland’s save-as-you-earn market ‘wiped out’.
Voices
Ireland is closed for business when it comes to luring badly-needed professional contractors
Here’s how Budget 2019 was a lost opportunity for the country to address its talent shortage.
Voices
Here are the main issues Ireland's lawmakers will encounter in 2019
Political anoraks will have a lot to mull over when Oireachtas business resumes later this month.
# policy and economy
The IDA is eyeing up new markets as America's 'long positive cycle' comes to an end
The agency’s new figures show that foreign direct investment added over 22,000 jobs last year.
# policy and economy
A minimum wage rise and higher VAT: These are the new budget measures that just kicked in
A raft of changes were rolled out at midnight under plans included in Budget 2019.
# big spenders
These are the counties that have spent the most - and least - on Christmas decorations
New data show how much local councils earmarked for festive trimmings for the last three years.
# policy and economy
These are the counties that have spent the most - and least - on Christmas decorations
New data show how much local councils earmarked for festive trimmings for the last three years.
# policy and economy
Major concert promoters will hike ticket prices under incoming tax changes
Restaurants and hotels have lost their special 9% VAT rate – but so have some event organisers.
# tourism and transport
A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes
But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.
# policy and economy
'A field day for the black market': Docs reveal what the minister was told after the budget VAT hike
Hospitality firms and hairdressers wrote to Paschal Donohoe to say they will be forced to shut up shop.
# tourism and transport
A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes
But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.
# tourism and transport
A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes
But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.
# Startups and tech
Dublin has been named one of the top cities in the world for foreign investment
The capital came in third overall in a ‘global cities of the future’ report on the best locations for FDI.
# retail and services
Eir has accused ComReg of breaking EU laws in its clampdown on costly helplines
The watchdog is rolling out new rules relating to ‘non-geographic numbers’.
# retail and services
Eir has accused ComReg of breaking EU laws in its clampdown on costly helplines
The watchdog is rolling out new rules relating to ‘non-geographic numbers’.
# Startups and tech
Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda
However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.
# Startups and tech
Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda
However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.
# tourism and transport
Ryanair is suing Irish officials over where the airline's staff are taxed
The High Court challenge relates to tax laws for Europe-based workers.
# tourism and transport
Ryanair is suing Irish officials over where the airline's staff are taxed
The High Court challenge relates to tax laws for Europe-based workers.
# Startups and tech
Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda
However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.
# policy and economy
Ireland's financial watchdog says an economic slowdown is ‘inevitable’
An Irish Fiscal Advisory Council report notes the short-term outlook is strong – but there are risks ahead.
# Startups and tech
Dublin's Courtsdesk is on a mission to take the pain out of getting legal data
As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the legal tech company.
# building and property
As Dublin firms struggle to recruit, the rental crisis shows no sign of letting up
Goodbody analysts have issued a stark warning on the country’s low level of housing stock.
# insights and opinion
Poll: Would you support gender quotas for Ireland's company boards?
The government today unveiled a plan to increase the number of female professors.
# food and drink
Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment
The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.
# food and drink
Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment
The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.
# food and drink
Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment
The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.
Voices
'To keep attracting foreign investment, Ireland needs to get its act together on water'
We should use the resource as a calling card and follow the lead of forward-thinking countries.
# Startups and tech
Vodafone Ireland is worried that new EU rules will 'stunt' the growth of 5G technology
The carrier has been lobbying the government over the framework that will govern connected car systems.
# building and property
Airbnb has accused the government of doing a ‘cut and paste’ job with new letting laws
Regulations on short-term lets in Ireland are set to be introduced next year.
# policy and economy
Here are the tougher-than-expected Airbnb laws that will kick in next year
The regulations will ban short-term lets by landlords in some locations and introduce 90-day cap.
# tourism and transport
A new report claims Dublin Airport needs a third terminal - but DAA is having none of it
The State-owned operator says there are more pressing issues at the hub.