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# policy - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs
# Pupp Cafe
# Pupp Cafe

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

Dec 7th 2017, 2:26 PM 2,039 Views 2 Comments

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

# policy - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Zero-hour contracts will be outlawed in most cases under new laws
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Zero-hour contracts will be outlawed in most cases under new laws

Dec 6th 2017, 9:16 AM 495 Views 0 Comments

A bill aims to tackle the casualisation of work in Ireland.

# policy - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Veteran broadcaster Tom McGurk was hit with a tax bill of €75,000
# Media And Arts
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# Media And Arts

Veteran broadcaster Tom McGurk was hit with a tax bill of €75,000

Dec 5th 2017, 5:11 PM 622 Views 0 Comments

Horse trainers and hospital consultants were also named on Revenue’s latest defaulters list.

# policy - Monday 4 December, 2017

Apple has agreed to hand over €13bn in back taxes to Ireland
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Apple has agreed to hand over €13bn in back taxes to Ireland

Dec 4th 2017, 5:05 PM 433 Views 0 Comments

But the Government is still fighting the EU ruling that led to the payout.

# policy - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'It's damaging the image of the city': Galway's traffic could be costing it jobs
# Transport
# Transport

'It's damaging the image of the city': Galway's traffic could be costing it jobs

Dec 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 31,241 Views 42 Comments

The western hub has been ranked as having the worst congestion in the country.

# policy - Saturday 2 December, 2017

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs
# Food And Drink
From Business ETC
# Food And Drink

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

Dec 2nd 2017, 2:00 PM 6,370 Views 0 Comments

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green
# Metro Notions
# Metro Notions

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Dec 2nd 2017, 6:30 AM 18,063 Views 36 Comments

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

# policy - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'It's damaging the image of the city': Galway's traffic could be costing it jobs
# Western Congestion
# Western Congestion

'It's damaging the image of the city': Galway's traffic could be costing it jobs

Nov 30th 2017, 4:17 PM 699 Views 0 Comments

The western hub has been ranked as having the worst congestion in the country.

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Nov 30th 2017, 4:14 PM 661 Views 0 Comments

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

# policy - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

The TV licence fee 'should be replaced' with a Revenue-enforced household charge
# Media And Arts
From Business ETC
# Media And Arts

The TV licence fee 'should be replaced' with a Revenue-enforced household charge

Nov 28th 2017, 4:02 PM 266 Views 0 Comments

A report has suggested a number of changes to how the charge is collected and distributed.

'A rigged system': Oxfam claims Ireland is a tax haven by EU standards
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'A rigged system': Oxfam claims Ireland is a tax haven by EU standards

Nov 28th 2017, 9:18 AM 201 Views 0 Comments

A new report claims the country fails to meet European criteria on fair taxation.

# policy - Monday 27 November, 2017

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a land tax?
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Poll: Should Ireland introduce a land tax?

Nov 27th 2017, 5:22 PM 1,764 Views 0 Comments

Economist David McWilliams has suggested such a levy would fix the housing crisis.

Why bookies are fighting for laws that would see them face tougher regulation
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# Policy

Why bookies are fighting for laws that would see them face tougher regulation

Nov 27th 2017, 12:30 AM 311 Views 0 Comments

A gambling bill has been gathering dust in Leinster House for years, but all sides say it’s needed now.

# policy - Sunday 26 November, 2017

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green
# Transport
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# Transport

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Nov 26th 2017, 12:15 PM 3,056 Views 0 Comments

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions
# Another Way
# Another Way

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions

Nov 26th 2017, 10:30 AM 27,067 Views 33 Comments

Visitors are slowly being diverted away from some of the country’s most iconic monuments.

'It's damaging the image of the city': Galway's traffic could be costing it jobs
# Transport
From Business ETC
# Transport

'It's damaging the image of the city': Galway's traffic could be costing it jobs

Nov 26th 2017, 6:00 AM 2,129 Views 0 Comments

The western hub has been ranked as having the worst congestion in the country.

# policy - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists
# Student Blocks
# Student Blocks

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists

Nov 25th 2017, 9:00 PM 33,310 Views 29 Comments

The accommodation in Dartry can cater for up to 1,000 students.

# policy - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'We need high-quality public transport. Cork and Galway should get light rail'
# National Planning
# National Planning

'We need high-quality public transport. Cork and Galway should get light rail'

Nov 23rd 2017, 2:44 PM 1,221 Views 1 Comment

Plans for how Ireland will be developed over the next two decades are already under fire.

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions
# Tourism
# Tourism

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions

Nov 23rd 2017, 2:42 PM 966 Views 0 Comments

Visitors are slowly being diverted away from some of the country’s most iconic monuments.

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists

Nov 23rd 2017, 2:39 PM 1,025 Views 0 Comments

The accommodation in Dartry can cater for up to 1,000 students.

Ikea ordered to pay €35k to a man who hit his head on an advertising board
# Retail
From Business ETC
# Retail

Ikea ordered to pay €35k to a man who hit his head on an advertising board

Nov 23rd 2017, 1:59 PM 5,016 Views 0 Comments

The accident occurred in the car park of the retailer’s Ballymun store.

# policy - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Irish insurance brokers could soon be made to reveal their commissions
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Irish insurance brokers could soon be made to reveal their commissions

Nov 22nd 2017, 12:19 PM 355 Views 0 Comments

New rules would mean financial advisers will have to be more transparent with customers.

# policy - Monday 20 November, 2017

Dublin loses out on bid to host European Banking Authority after Paris picked out of hat
# Financial Services
From Business ETC
# Financial Services

Dublin loses out on bid to host European Banking Authority after Paris picked out of hat

Nov 20th 2017, 6:46 PM 442 Views 0 Comments

Another cruel loss for Ireland.

# policy - Sunday 19 November, 2017

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions
# Tourism
From Business ETC
# Tourism

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions

Nov 19th 2017, 2:00 PM 1,578 Views 0 Comments

Visitors are slowly being diverted away from some of the country’s most iconic monuments.

# policy - Saturday 18 November, 2017

'We need high-quality public transport. Cork and Galway should get light rail'
# Policy
From Business ETC
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'We need high-quality public transport. Cork and Galway should get light rail'

Nov 18th 2017, 6:00 AM 1,786 Views 0 Comments

Plans for how Ireland will be developed over the next two decades are already under fire.

# policy - Friday 17 November, 2017

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Locals stall plans from 'bad neighbours' Trinity College to rent student beds to tourists

Nov 17th 2017, 1:01 AM 3,566 Views 0 Comments

The accommodation in Dartry can cater for up to 1,000 students.

# policy - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

'There's a lesson to be learned': Push to reveal details of Sugarman bank probe
# Policy
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'There's a lesson to be learned': Push to reveal details of Sugarman bank probe

Nov 15th 2017, 5:37 PM 706 Views 0 Comments

The Central Bank is being pressed to make public its investigation into Unicredit breaches.

# policy - Monday 13 November, 2017

Retailers say they're being targeted with rates hikes to pay for discounts elsewhere
# Retail
From Business ETC
# Retail

Retailers say they're being targeted with rates hikes to pay for discounts elsewhere

Nov 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 424 Views 0 Comments

More than half of all stores in some regions will have to pay more next year.

# policy - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Here are the key leaks from the Paradise Papers - and why they matter
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Here are the key leaks from the Paradise Papers - and why they matter

Nov 11th 2017, 12:30 AM 351 Views 0 Comments

From Bono to Apple, scores of high-profile people and firms have had their offshore tax dealings exposed.

# policy - Thursday 9 November, 2017

New stats reveal Limerick has some of Ireland's most disadvantaged areas
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New stats reveal Limerick has some of Ireland's most disadvantaged areas

Nov 9th 2017, 12:14 PM 1,741 Views 0 Comments

New statistics show the city and county were among the hardest hit areas during the recession.

# policy - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

An Ireland-based company is being probed over how it pushes anti-addiction drugs
# Health
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# Health

An Ireland-based company is being probed over how it pushes anti-addiction drugs

Nov 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 472 Views 0 Comments

There have been claims that Alkermes has been artificially boosting sales of its treatment.

From Mrs Brown to Mr O'Brien: The Paradise Papers' Irish connections
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From Mrs Brown to Mr O'Brien: The Paradise Papers' Irish connections

Nov 8th 2017, 3:28 PM 2,379 Views 0 Comments

A number of well-known faces have cropped up in the historical data leak.

# policy - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Bono says he's 'extremely distressed' by Paradise Papers leaks about his financial affairs
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Bono says he's 'extremely distressed' by Paradise Papers leaks about his financial affairs

Nov 7th 2017, 9:25 AM 734 Views 0 Comments

The U2 frontman joins the likes of tech giant Apple in having their tax affairs exposed in the documents.

# policy - Monday 6 November, 2017

Clare wants to exploit its 'cool temperate climate' to become a data centre hub
# Data And Security
From Business ETC
# Data And Security

Clare wants to exploit its 'cool temperate climate' to become a data centre hub

Nov 6th 2017, 3:49 PM 490 Views 0 Comments

The local council is calling on landowners to suggest potential sites for such facilities.

Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers
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Bono and Queen Elizabeth are among the world's super rich exposed in the Paradise Papers

Nov 6th 2017, 9:15 AM 503 Views 0 Comments

The Guardian reports U2′s frontman used a company based in Malta to buy a Lithuanian shopping centre.

# policy - Friday 3 November, 2017

The multimillion-euro project to pedestrianise College Green has hit a setback
# Policy
# Policy

The multimillion-euro project to pedestrianise College Green has hit a setback

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:29 PM 25,607 Views 55 Comments

An Bord Pleanála has delayed its decision on the development plan.

The multimillion-euro project to pedestrianise College Green has hit a setback
# Policy
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The multimillion-euro project to pedestrianise College Green has hit a setback

Nov 3rd 2017, 5:18 PM 1,115 Views 0 Comments

An Bord Pleanála has delayed its decision on the development plan.

State funding for Dublin's St Patrick's Festival will be cut from next year
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From Business ETC
# Tourism

State funding for Dublin's St Patrick's Festival will be cut from next year

Nov 3rd 2017, 4:08 PM 410 Views 0 Comments

Fáilte Ireland chairman Michael Cawley says the private sector should back the big-ticket event.

Ireland's bank bosses warned: Sort out the tracker mess or you'll be in the firing line
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Ireland's bank bosses warned: Sort out the tracker mess or you'll be in the firing line

Nov 3rd 2017, 1:00 AM 160 Views 0 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said he could take action against individual bank directors.

# policy - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Ireland's 'unfit' corporate watchdog is about to get a major overhaul
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Ireland's 'unfit' corporate watchdog is about to get a major overhaul

Nov 2nd 2017, 1:41 PM 9,947 Views 56 Comments

The ODCE was roundly criticised for its role in the collapse of the case against Sean FitzPatrick.