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#Policy

# policy - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Ireland's 'unfit' corporate watchdog is about to get a major overhaul
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

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

Nov 2nd 2017, 1:32 PM 343 Views 0 Comments

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

# policy - Monday 30 October, 2017

Poll: Do you think Dublin's public transport system is confusing for tourists?
# Tourism
From Business ETC
# Tourism

Poll: Do you think Dublin's public transport system is confusing for tourists?

Oct 30th 2017, 4:15 PM 1,103 Views 0 Comments

Fáilte Ireland says a lack of signage for services like the Dart and Luas leaves tourists stranded.

Disasters and insults are just part of the job for Ireland's aviation watchdog
# Transport
# Transport

Disasters and insults are just part of the job for Ireland's aviation watchdog

Oct 30th 2017, 9:00 AM 14,137 Views 9 Comments

Commissioner Cathy Mannion was recently accused of running a ‘toothless’ office.

# policy - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'In 1971 homelessness was seen as a marginal problem and focused on single men'

Oct 29th 2017, 8:30 AM 8,751 Views 59 Comments

Having worked in housing, homelessness and social work for 45 years, Justin O’Brien reflects on personal challenges, successes and milestones.

These are the problems with a new scheme to help small firms keep their best staff
# Work
From Business ETC
# Work

These are the problems with a new scheme to help small firms keep their best staff

Oct 29th 2017, 2:00 AM 997 Views 0 Comments

Business groups have been lobbying for better share treatment for key workers.

# policy - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Disasters and insults are just part of the job for Ireland's aviation watchdog
# Cathy Mannion
# Cathy Mannion

Disasters and insults are just part of the job for Ireland's aviation watchdog

Oct 26th 2017, 2:08 PM 818 Views 0 Comments

Commissioner Cathy Mannion was recently accused of running a ‘toothless’ office.

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years
# We're Gettin' Old
# We're Gettin' Old

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

Oct 26th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,095 Views 17 Comments

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

# policy - Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Here's why developers need to sell Dublin city apartments for €470,000
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

Here's why developers need to sell Dublin city apartments for €470,000

Oct 24th 2017, 11:00 AM 27,809 Views 64 Comments

A new report looks at why apartments in the capital are so expensive.

Here's why developers need to sell Dublin city apartments for €470,000
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Here's why developers need to sell Dublin city apartments for €470,000

Oct 24th 2017, 1:00 AM 5,104 Views 0 Comments

A new report looks at why apartments in the capital are so expensive.

# policy - Monday 23 October, 2017

Why it's a case of 'innovate or die' for Ireland's economy
# Opinion
From Business ETC
# Opinion

Why it's a case of 'innovate or die' for Ireland's economy

Oct 23rd 2017, 4:14 PM 552 Views 0 Comments

The country’s business model hinges on often-fickle foreign investment.

# policy - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Disasters and insults are just part of the job for Ireland's aviation watchdog
# Transport
From Business ETC
# Transport

Disasters and insults are just part of the job for Ireland's aviation watchdog

Oct 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 678 Views 0 Comments

Commissioner Cathy Mannion was recently accused of running a ‘toothless’ office.

# policy - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Dublin council chief: 'People should rent their houses instead of buying them'
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Dublin council chief: 'People should rent their houses instead of buying them'

Oct 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 4,125 Views 1 Comment

Owen Keegan wants Irish developers to build more big rental projects.

# policy - Friday 20 October, 2017

'Ireland's housing crisis is completely normal': Government's top housing adviser
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

'Ireland's housing crisis is completely normal': Government's top housing adviser

Oct 20th 2017, 2:30 PM 21,781 Views 101 Comments

Conor Skehan says the country could already be sowing the seeds for the next property meltdown.

Sherry Fitzgerald is making millions, but it is worried about 'ill conceived' property initiatives
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Sherry Fitzgerald is making millions, but it is worried about 'ill conceived' property initiatives

Oct 20th 2017, 12:42 PM 696 Views 0 Comments

The company said that Ireland is still a few years away from having a functioning property market.

# policy - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'Ireland's housing crisis is completely normal': Government's top housing adviser
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

'Ireland's housing crisis is completely normal': Government's top housing adviser

Oct 19th 2017, 2:48 PM 3,349 Views 0 Comments

Conor Skehan says the country could already be sowing the seeds for the next property meltdown.

The government's new PR guru insists he's not running a 'spin unit' for Leo Varadkar
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

The government's new PR guru insists he's not running a 'spin unit' for Leo Varadkar

Oct 19th 2017, 12:54 PM 648 Views 0 Comments

John Concannon heads the controversial new €5 million ‘strategic communications unit’.

# policy - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Finance officials have shut down Trump's claim that Ireland will cut its corporate tax rate
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Finance officials have shut down Trump's claim that Ireland will cut its corporate tax rate

Oct 17th 2017, 1:31 PM 360 Views 0 Comments

The country’s much-publicised 12.5% rate isn’t going anywhere.

# policy - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From builders to sunbed salons – here are the business winners and losers from the budget
# Policy
# Policy

From builders to sunbed salons – here are the business winners and losers from the budget

Oct 14th 2017, 4:00 PM 10,391 Views 2 Comments

It has been a bad week for fizzy drinks firms, but things look better for small businesses.

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed
# Policy
# Policy

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed

Oct 14th 2017, 7:45 AM 19,247 Views 20 Comments

Key details about tax – and tax avoidance – flew under the radar.

Retail manager who made derogatory remark at work party loses unfair dismissal bid
# Out Of Hours
# Out Of Hours

Retail manager who made derogatory remark at work party loses unfair dismissal bid

Oct 14th 2017, 7:15 AM 25,327 Views 16 Comments

The man made a derogatory remark towards another employee at an out-of-hours work gathering.

# policy - Friday 13 October, 2017

A retail manager who took part in a 'slagging culture' has lost his unfair dismissal bid
# Work
From Business ETC
# Work

A retail manager who took part in a 'slagging culture' has lost his unfair dismissal bid

Oct 13th 2017, 2:24 PM 1,083 Views 0 Comments

The man made a derogatory remark towards another employee at an out-of-hours work gathering.

# policy - Thursday 12 October, 2017

How firms can perfect the fine art of getting TDs to change their minds
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

How firms can perfect the fine art of getting TDs to change their minds

Oct 12th 2017, 3:46 PM 133 Views 0 Comments

This public policy pro delivers a masterclass in lobbying.

From builders to sunbed salons – here are the business winners and losers from the budget
# Policy
# Policy

From builders to sunbed salons – here are the business winners and losers from the budget

Oct 12th 2017, 3:09 PM 349 Views 0 Comments

It has been a bad day for fizzy drinks firms, but things look better for small businesses.

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed
# Fine Print
# Fine Print

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed

Oct 12th 2017, 2:48 PM 1,334 Views 0 Comments

Key details about tax – and tax avoidance – flew under the radar.

'There's a problem with Dublin. There's a danger it could self-destruct'
# Beyond The Pale
# Beyond The Pale

'There's a problem with Dublin. There's a danger it could self-destruct'

Oct 12th 2017, 2:45 PM 14,110 Views 25 Comments

The head of Mayo County Council says investment needs to be better spread across Ireland.

# policy - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed

Oct 11th 2017, 4:58 PM 7,620 Views 0 Comments

Key details about tax – and tax avoidance – flew under the radar.

'Giving state loans to developers will be inviting the foxes back into the henhouse'
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

'Giving state loans to developers will be inviting the foxes back into the henhouse'

Oct 11th 2017, 11:46 AM 232 Views 0 Comments

Budget 2018 included €750 million in finance to be delivered by a repurposed Nama.

# policy - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From builders to sunbed salons – here are the business winners and losers from the budget
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

From builders to sunbed salons – here are the business winners and losers from the budget

Oct 10th 2017, 6:09 PM 766 Views 0 Comments

It has been a bad day for fizzy drinks firms, but things look better for small businesses.

'We'll lose out on mobile investment': A missed budget opportunity for entrepreneurs
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

'We'll lose out on mobile investment': A missed budget opportunity for entrepreneurs

Oct 10th 2017, 5:31 PM 240 Views 0 Comments

But the government’s 2018 fiscal plan has been welcomed as a step in the right direction.

Fizzy drink producers will be slugged with a sugar tax next year
# Food And Drink
From Business ETC
# Food And Drink

Fizzy drink producers will be slugged with a sugar tax next year

Oct 10th 2017, 5:00 PM 625 Views 0 Comments

Businesses have complained the sector was ‘arbitrarily singled out’.

Budget 2018 housing plans 'won't stop' Ireland's rising property prices
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Budget 2018 housing plans 'won't stop' Ireland's rising property prices

Oct 10th 2017, 4:43 PM 1,454 Views 0 Comments

The government hopes it will be able to get developers building again in Ireland.

Sunbed salons have been burnt with a tax hike
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Sunbed salons have been burnt with a tax hike

Oct 10th 2017, 1:42 PM 337 Views 0 Comments

The VAT rate on tanning services will increase from 13.5% to 23% as part of Budget 2018.

Budget 2018: These were all the key developments as they happened
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Budget 2018: These were all the key developments as they happened

Oct 10th 2017, 12:51 PM 1,121 Views 0 Comments

We break down the essential points Irish businesses need to know.

Here's what you need to know about the Budget today
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Here's what you need to know about the Budget today

Oct 10th 2017, 1:01 AM 1,071 Views 0 Comments

Don’t expect any grand giveaways – we’re more likely to get tweaking around the edges.

# policy - Monday 9 October, 2017

How to fix one of the biggest obstacles to getting more building projects off the ground
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

How to fix one of the biggest obstacles to getting more building projects off the ground

Oct 9th 2017, 5:26 PM 912 Views 0 Comments

Access to finance is holding back many construction firms in Ireland – especially the smaller players.

'Startups are used to being largely ignored in budgetary matters in Ireland'
# Opinion
From Business ETC
# Opinion

'Startups are used to being largely ignored in budgetary matters in Ireland'

Oct 9th 2017, 2:47 PM 316 Views 0 Comments

These are the incentives startups want in the Budget – but no one’s holding their breath.

Ireland's largest business group wants all employers to publish their gender pay gaps
# Work
From Business ETC
# Work

Ireland's largest business group wants all employers to publish their gender pay gaps

Oct 9th 2017, 8:21 AM 137 Views 0 Comments

Ibec supports a similar reporting model already in place in Australia.

# policy - Sunday 8 October, 2017

'There's a problem with Dublin. There's a danger it could self-destruct'
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

'There's a problem with Dublin. There's a danger it could self-destruct'

Oct 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 2,973 Views 0 Comments

The head of Mayo County Council says investment needs to be better spread across Ireland.

Why the Irish don't 'do' pensions - and what can be done to change that
# Opinion
From Business ETC
# Opinion

Why the Irish don't 'do' pensions - and what can be done to change that

Oct 8th 2017, 2:00 PM 853 Views 0 Comments

Auto-enrolment could fix Ireland’s ticking time bomb of private-sector workers without nest eggs.

How Ireland could tackle its housing crisis in the Budget
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

How Ireland could tackle its housing crisis in the Budget

Oct 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 715 Views 0 Comments

Several property experts give their take on policies to alleviate the housing shortage.