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# policy - Saturday 7 October, 2017

A decade on, here's how the last Bertie-era budget compares to the 2018 edition
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From Business ETC
# Policy

A decade on, here's how the last Bertie-era budget compares to the 2018 edition

Oct 7th 2017, 6:00 AM 2,185 Views 0 Comments

We look back at the dying days of the Celtic Tiger.

# policy - Friday 6 October, 2017

Retailers want to revive a scheme where workers live above their shops
# Retail
From Business ETC
# Retail

Retailers want to revive a scheme where workers live above their shops

Oct 6th 2017, 1:15 PM 938 Views 0 Comments

Retail Excellence believes the initiative would help ease the housing crisis.

# policy - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

How homeowners could be saved from a repeat of Ireland's pyrite disaster
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

How homeowners could be saved from a repeat of Ireland's pyrite disaster

Oct 4th 2017, 2:18 PM 576 Views 0 Comments

Latent defects insurance could help those who find problems with their homes years after building.

The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple

Oct 4th 2017, 11:10 AM 26,307 Views 151 Comments

The government said it is “extremely disappointed” by the move.

The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

The EU is taking Ireland to court over its failure to recover €13 billion from Apple

Oct 4th 2017, 11:03 AM 215 Views 0 Comments

The government said it is “extremely disappointed” by the move.

# policy - Monday 2 October, 2017

TheJournal.ie's Factcheck series among winners at Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize Giving
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# Highly Commended

TheJournal.ie's Factcheck series among winners at Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize Giving

Oct 2nd 2017, 10:30 PM 9,280 Views 20 Comments

The Foundation for Fiscal Studies held its prize giving ceremony this morning.

Poll: Should income taxes be cut for higher earners?
# Opinion
From Business ETC
# Opinion

Poll: Should income taxes be cut for higher earners?

Oct 2nd 2017, 4:59 PM 1,343 Views 0 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently claimed high taxes were holding back the nation.

# policy - Sunday 1 October, 2017

After project China, Bord Bia is hunting for the next billion-euro Asian market
# Food And Drink
From Business ETC
# Food And Drink

After project China, Bord Bia is hunting for the next billion-euro Asian market

Oct 1st 2017, 6:01 PM 604 Views 0 Comments

The state agency is still at ‘square one’ in much of the region.

New traffic measures on Dublin's quays have been in place for a month, but are they working?
# Commute Times
# Commute Times

New traffic measures on Dublin's quays have been in place for a month, but are they working?

Oct 1st 2017, 11:01 AM 25,052 Views 65 Comments

The National Transport Authority says they are, but some businesses disagree.

# policy - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get
# Opinion
From Business ETC
# Opinion

Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get

Sep 30th 2017, 12:00 PM 580 Views 0 Comments

There won’t be any Celtic Tiger-style ‘goodies’ for Ireland in the 2018 edition.

# policy - Friday 29 September, 2017

Eight of Ireland's biggest firms paid no corporate taxes on their income
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From Business ETC
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Eight of Ireland's biggest firms paid no corporate taxes on their income

Sep 29th 2017, 6:01 PM 2,339 Views 0 Comments

An official analysis also found more than a dozen firms had an effective tax rate of below 1%.

# policy - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Dublin businesses say traffic changes have made commutes worse, not quicker
# Dublin Chamber
# Dublin Chamber

Dublin businesses say traffic changes have made commutes worse, not quicker

Sep 28th 2017, 1:31 PM 428 Views 0 Comments

Dublin Chamber said new traffic measures along the quays are affecting the whole city.

Permanent TSB probably won't pay corporate tax for more than 20 years
# Financial Services
From Business ETC
# Financial Services

Permanent TSB probably won't pay corporate tax for more than 20 years

Sep 28th 2017, 12:21 PM 196 Views 0 Comments

PTSB said it is obliged to comply with accounting principles that allow it to carry forward losses.

How will Donald Trump's latest tax plan affect Ireland? What you need to know
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From Business ETC
# Policy

How will Donald Trump's latest tax plan affect Ireland? What you need to know

Sep 28th 2017, 11:32 AM 517 Views 0 Comments

The US company tax rate is to be slashed to 20%, bringing it closer to Ireland’s level.

# policy - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'Dublin may feel it missed Brexit jobs, but there was never going to be a London exodus'
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From Business ETC
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'Dublin may feel it missed Brexit jobs, but there was never going to be a London exodus'

Sep 27th 2017, 4:54 PM 811 Views 0 Comments

A senior figure in property firm Cushman & Wakefield said the media over-hyped the Brexit fallout.

# policy - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Newbridge Credit Union's directors have escaped bans after a court battle
# Financial Services
From Business ETC
# Financial Services

Newbridge Credit Union's directors have escaped bans after a court battle

Sep 26th 2017, 5:47 PM 1,553 Views 0 Comments

The lender was formally wound up in 2013 on a petition from the Central Bank.

Dublin businesses say traffic changes have made commutes worse, not quicker
# Transport
From Business ETC
# Transport

Dublin businesses say traffic changes have made commutes worse, not quicker

Sep 26th 2017, 5:28 PM 777 Views 0 Comments

Dublin Chamber said new traffic measures along the quays are affecting the whole city.

Rural broadband scheme dealt a blow as ESB and Vodafone pull out of the running
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Rural broadband scheme dealt a blow as ESB and Vodafone pull out of the running

Sep 26th 2017, 5:15 PM 277 Views 0 Comments

A number of telecoms companies are bidding for a State contract to bring broadband to 542,000 customers.

Many new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Many new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion

Sep 26th 2017, 8:17 AM 167 Views 0 Comments

Paid paternity leave provisions were brought in a year ago.

# policy - Monday 25 September, 2017

Poll: Should a 'city tax' be brought in for Dublin hotels?
# Hospitality
From Business ETC
# Hospitality

Poll: Should a 'city tax' be brought in for Dublin hotels?

Sep 25th 2017, 5:48 PM 1,098 Views 0 Comments

The measure could be used as an alternative to raising the hospitality sector’s prized VAT rate.

# policy - Thursday 21 September, 2017

An Post has squealed on its new competition over 'misleading' ads
# Marketing
From Business ETC
# Marketing

An Post has squealed on its new competition over 'misleading' ads

Sep 21st 2017, 3:52 PM 1,088 Views 0 Comments

Dublin-based CityPost has been ordered to remove some adverts that could ‘exploit’ consumers.

A Nissan advert has been banned in Ireland for promoting violence
# Marketing
From Business ETC
# Marketing

A Nissan advert has been banned in Ireland for promoting violence

Sep 21st 2017, 12:41 PM 586 Views 0 Comments

The advertisement showed a sister standing up for her brother who was being bullied.

'It may face hostility': There's a plan to let Irish people invest in their local wind farms
# Resource And Energy
From Business ETC
# Resource And Energy

'It may face hostility': There's a plan to let Irish people invest in their local wind farms

Sep 21st 2017, 1:00 AM 329 Views 0 Comments

A new bill would give residents the chance to own 20% of developments in their area.

# policy - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Here's what Ireland needs to do to nurture its growing medtech industry
# Health
From Business ETC
# Health

Here's what Ireland needs to do to nurture its growing medtech industry

Sep 19th 2017, 7:00 PM 285 Views 0 Comments

The sector faces infrastructural bottlenecks and a battle for talent.

Rent controls are now in place in two more Irish towns
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From Business ETC
# Policy

Rent controls are now in place in two more Irish towns

Sep 19th 2017, 1:39 PM 251 Views 0 Comments

The cost of renting in Dublin is now 10% more expensive than the peak of the Celtic Tiger.

# policy - Thursday 14 September, 2017

'Explosions rattle my kitchen': One Meath homeowner is fighting a major quarry expansion
# Enfield
# Enfield

'Explosions rattle my kitchen': One Meath homeowner is fighting a major quarry expansion

Sep 14th 2017, 4:40 PM 1,316 Views 0 Comments

Concrete manufacturer Kilsaran wants to increase its Enfield quarry to more than 10 hectares.

Nama could be 'repurposed' to become the state's housing developer
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Nama could be 'repurposed' to become the state's housing developer

Sep 14th 2017, 2:07 PM 209 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar said the bad bank may ‘step in where the private sector has failed’.

# policy - Monday 11 September, 2017

Poll: Do you support the sugar tax?
# Opinion
From Business ETC
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Poll: Do you support the sugar tax?

Sep 11th 2017, 5:51 PM 757 Views 0 Comments

It’s expected the measure will bring in far less money than the government first thought.

# policy - Sunday 10 September, 2017

This Irish bike-sharing startup is launching in London – but its Dublin plans are on ice
# Transport
# Transport

This Irish bike-sharing startup is launching in London – but its Dublin plans are on ice

Sep 10th 2017, 7:30 PM 18,894 Views 20 Comments

Delayed bye-laws have held up Urbo’s roll out here.

After a two-year wait, a probe into 'dodgy' Donegal planning is finally finished
# Planning Permission
# Planning Permission

After a two-year wait, a probe into 'dodgy' Donegal planning is finally finished

Sep 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 15,960 Views 19 Comments

But it’s not known when the report’s findings will be made public.

# policy - Friday 8 September, 2017

'Explosions rattle my kitchen': One Meath homeowner is fighting a major quarry expansion
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

'Explosions rattle my kitchen': One Meath homeowner is fighting a major quarry expansion

Sep 8th 2017, 6:00 PM 4,393 Views 0 Comments

Concrete manufacturer Kilsaran wants to increase its Enfield quarry to more than 10 hectares.

# policy - Thursday 7 September, 2017

This Irish bike-sharing startup is launching in London – but its Dublin plans are on ice
# Urbo
# Urbo

This Irish bike-sharing startup is launching in London – but its Dublin plans are on ice

Sep 7th 2017, 3:31 PM 456 Views 0 Comments

Delayed bye-laws have held up Urbo’s roll out here.

After a two-year wait, a probe into dodgy Donegal planning is finally finished
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

After a two-year wait, a probe into dodgy Donegal planning is finally finished

Sep 7th 2017, 3:13 PM 294 Views 0 Comments

But it’s not known when the report’s findings will be made public.

# policy - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

This Irish bike-sharing startup is launching in London – but its Dublin plans are on ice
# Transport
From Business ETC
# Transport

This Irish bike-sharing startup is launching in London – but its Dublin plans are on ice

Sep 5th 2017, 6:19 PM 771 Views 0 Comments

Delayed bye-laws have held up Urbo’s roll out here.

'It's rubbish talk' – Dalata's chief has criticised claims that hotels are costing the exchequer
# Tourism
From Business ETC
# Tourism

'It's rubbish talk' – Dalata's chief has criticised claims that hotels are costing the exchequer

Sep 5th 2017, 11:25 AM 267 Views 0 Comments

Pat McCann says room prices could go even higher if the sector’s special VAT rate is cut.

Warning: Ireland's high debt has left the country 'exposed to shocks'
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From Business ETC
# Policy

Warning: Ireland's high debt has left the country 'exposed to shocks'

Sep 5th 2017, 1:00 AM 622 Views 0 Comments

That’s according to the government’s spending watchdog, which wants a rainy-day fund.

# policy - Monday 4 September, 2017

After a two-year wait, a probe into dodgy Donegal planning is finally finished
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

After a two-year wait, a probe into dodgy Donegal planning is finally finished

Sep 4th 2017, 1:00 AM 2,425 Views 0 Comments

But it’s not known when the report’s findings will be made public.

# policy - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Drinks industry claim the Irish pub is under threat from tourists flocking to 'more affordable' Britain
# Policy
# Policy

Drinks industry claim the Irish pub is under threat from tourists flocking to 'more affordable' Britain

Sep 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 15,449 Views 55 Comments

That’s according to a drinks lobby group that thinks a cut in excise duty could help solve the problem.

# policy - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Despite a year of lobbying, Ireland is stuck on a Brazilian tax haven blacklist
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Despite a year of lobbying, Ireland is stuck on a Brazilian tax haven blacklist

Sep 2nd 2017, 6:00 AM 1,050 Views 0 Comments

The move makes it more expensive for Irish and Brazilian companies to trade.

# policy - Thursday 31 August, 2017

This rule change could push new student houses 'to the edge of Dublin and beyond'
# College Digs
# College Digs

This rule change could push new student houses 'to the edge of Dublin and beyond'

Aug 31st 2017, 3:52 PM 682 Views 0 Comments

The city council is considering making it tougher to build student accommodation.