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# policy - Thursday 31 August, 2017

The Irish pub is under threat from tourists flocking to 'more affordable' Britain
# Drinks Industry
# Drinks Industry

The Irish pub is under threat from tourists flocking to 'more affordable' Britain

Aug 31st 2017, 3:48 PM 914 Views 1 Comment

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

# policy - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

This rule change could push new student houses 'to the edge of Dublin and beyond'
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

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

Aug 29th 2017, 4:59 PM 1,172 Views 0 Comments

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

# policy - Monday 28 August, 2017

Permanent TSB has been handed the ECB’s first banking fine – here's why
# Financial Services
From Business ETC
# Financial Services

Permanent TSB has been handed the ECB’s first banking fine – here's why

Aug 28th 2017, 5:35 PM 962 Views 0 Comments

The Irish lender has been slapped with a €2.5 million penalty.

Helping workers buy part of their employer's business could stop Irish firms going bust
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Helping workers buy part of their employer's business could stop Irish firms going bust

Aug 28th 2017, 1:12 PM 296 Views 0 Comments

A business group says the move could aid companies trying to retain key staff.

The Irish pub is under threat from tourists flocking to 'more affordable' Britain
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

The Irish pub is under threat from tourists flocking to 'more affordable' Britain

Aug 28th 2017, 12:49 PM 2,675 Views 0 Comments

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

# policy - Sunday 27 August, 2017

'Slow, tortuous, difficult and costly': The tale of Galway Port's long-delayed expansion plans
# Planning
# Planning

'Slow, tortuous, difficult and costly': The tale of Galway Port's long-delayed expansion plans

Aug 27th 2017, 11:30 AM 13,051 Views 10 Comments

The west of Ireland port first applied for development approval in 2014.

A major Kildare housing project from one of Ireland's largest developers has hit a snag
# Denied
# Denied

A major Kildare housing project from one of Ireland's largest developers has hit a snag

Aug 27th 2017, 7:30 AM 42,535 Views 26 Comments

The Bennett brothers have been refused planning permission for 183 homes in Newbridge.

# policy - Thursday 24 August, 2017

'Slow, tortuous, difficult and costly': The tale of Galway Port's long-delayed expansion plans
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

'Slow, tortuous, difficult and costly': The tale of Galway Port's long-delayed expansion plans

Aug 24th 2017, 1:47 PM 761 Views 0 Comments

The west of Ireland port first applied for development approval in 2014.

A major Kildare housing project from one of Ireland's largest developers has hit a snag
# Newbridge
# Newbridge

A major Kildare housing project from one of Ireland's largest developers has hit a snag

Aug 24th 2017, 1:41 PM 3,014 Views 2 Comments

The Bennett brothers have been refused planning permission for 183 homes in Newbridge.

Landlords are accused of doing up properties as a 'back door' to avoid rent caps
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Landlords are accused of doing up properties as a 'back door' to avoid rent caps

Aug 24th 2017, 12:57 PM 448 Views 0 Comments

Threshold says minor refurbishments are being used as an excuse to evict tenants and raise prices.

# policy - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

A major Kildare housing project from one of Ireland's largest developers has hit a snag
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

A major Kildare housing project from one of Ireland's largest developers has hit a snag

Aug 23rd 2017, 5:08 PM 5,212 Views 0 Comments

The Bennett brothers have been refused planning permission for 183 homes in Newbridge.

# policy - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

A bid to stop Ireland's new North-South Interconnector has been thrown out of court
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

A bid to stop Ireland's new North-South Interconnector has been thrown out of court

Aug 22nd 2017, 5:04 PM 815 Views 0 Comments

The power link is expected to bring down electricity costs for consumers.

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Varadkar tells US TV he's 'confused and puzzled' by Britain's trading plans

Aug 22nd 2017, 8:50 AM 246 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach also shared his thoughts on Donald Trump.

# policy - Monday 21 August, 2017

Poll: Do you think Brexit will actually happen?
# Opinion
From Business ETC
# Opinion

Poll: Do you think Brexit will actually happen?

Aug 21st 2017, 5:50 PM 6,192 Views 0 Comments

Some commentators branded the UK’s recent position papers as a flop.

# policy - Sunday 20 August, 2017

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control
# Back On Boats
# Back On Boats

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control

Aug 20th 2017, 10:00 AM 26,690 Views 50 Comments

Transport officials warn that the issue poses a ‘unique problem’.

'Slow, tortuous, difficult and costly': The tale of Galway Port's long-delayed expansion plans
# Transport
From Business ETC
# Transport

'Slow, tortuous, difficult and costly': The tale of Galway Port's long-delayed expansion plans

Aug 20th 2017, 6:01 AM 1,794 Views 0 Comments

The west of Ireland port first applied for development approval in 2014.

# policy - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control
# Plane Scary
# Plane Scary

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control

Aug 17th 2017, 2:28 PM 689 Views 0 Comments

Transport officials warn that the issue poses a ‘unique problem’.

# policy - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

The UK wants a 'cross-border trade exemption' so firms can avoid Irish customs checks
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

The UK wants a 'cross-border trade exemption' so firms can avoid Irish customs checks

Aug 16th 2017, 3:26 PM 614 Views 0 Comments

But many of Westminster’s proposals have already been dismissed as impossible.

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control
# Transport
From Business ETC
# Transport

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control

Aug 16th 2017, 1:00 AM 2,134 Views 0 Comments

Transport officials warn that the issue poses a ‘unique problem’.

'Grossly unfair': Landlords aren't happy about plans to penalise owners of vacant homes
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

'Grossly unfair': Landlords aren't happy about plans to penalise owners of vacant homes

Aug 16th 2017, 12:30 AM 621 Views 0 Comments

The government has flagged a ‘carrot and stick’ approach to making more houses available.

# policy - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

What Britain's latest plans for trade borders mean for Irish business
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

What Britain's latest plans for trade borders mean for Irish business

Aug 15th 2017, 12:11 PM 778 Views 0 Comments

The UK wants out of the customs union – but it faces an uphill battle for the EU to accept its demands.

# policy - Monday 14 August, 2017

Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers
# Flying High
# Flying High

Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers

Aug 14th 2017, 8:09 PM 18,163 Views 63 Comments

There has been a significant rise in passenger disturbances caused by excessive drinking.

Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers

Aug 14th 2017, 2:44 PM 293 Views 0 Comments

There has been a significant rise in passenger disturbances caused by excessive drinking.

'Penalties are coming': The government puts people with vacant second homes on notice
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

'Penalties are coming': The government puts people with vacant second homes on notice

Aug 14th 2017, 8:36 AM 1,095 Views 0 Comments

The housing minister says there will be a ‘carrot and stick’ approach.

# policy - Monday 7 August, 2017

Poll: Should the government cut excise duty on beer?
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Poll: Should the government cut excise duty on beer?

Aug 7th 2017, 5:40 PM 750 Views 0 Comments

Drinks lobby groups say the tax is a ‘major threat’ to the industry.

# policy - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Welfare recipients will be trained to work on dairy farms under a new plan
# Agribusiness
From Business ETC
# Agribusiness

Welfare recipients will be trained to work on dairy farms under a new plan

Aug 3rd 2017, 10:51 AM 515 Views 0 Comments

The move is aimed at easing the shortage of labour in the sector as incomes rise.

Ireland's horse racing body wants an increase in betting taxes - with punters footing the bill
# Sports
# Sports

Ireland's horse racing body wants an increase in betting taxes - with punters footing the bill

Aug 3rd 2017, 6:05 AM 10,065 Views 45 Comments

Horse Racing Ireland wants to see an increase in the rate of betting duty and commission on gross profits.

# policy - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Ireland's horse racing body wants an increase in betting taxes - with punters footing the bill
# Sports
From Business ETC
# Sports

Ireland's horse racing body wants an increase in betting taxes - with punters footing the bill

Aug 2nd 2017, 11:36 AM 226 Views 0 Comments

Horse Racing Ireland wants to see an increase in the rate of betting duty and commission on gross profits.

# policy - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

E-cigarettes are likely to escape being taxed in this year's budget
# Health
From Business ETC
# Health

E-cigarettes are likely to escape being taxed in this year's budget

Aug 1st 2017, 1:51 PM 332 Views 0 Comments

A levy on vaping could raise millions, but finance officials are cool on the idea.

# policy - Monday 31 July, 2017

Irish employers 'should get money back' when their staff are made redundant
# Work
From Business ETC
# Work

Irish employers 'should get money back' when their staff are made redundant

Jul 31st 2017, 5:08 PM 3,481 Views 0 Comments

Businesses used to be able to claim a rebate to help cover the costs.

# policy - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Self-employed people earning over €100,000 'should get a tax cut'
# Policy
# Policy

Self-employed people earning over €100,000 'should get a tax cut'

Jul 30th 2017, 10:30 AM 20,649 Views 78 Comments

That’s according to the Dublin Chamber, which wants a USC surcharge scrapped.

# policy - Friday 28 July, 2017

Uber's ride-sharing plans for Ireland may have suffered their final setback
# Uber Disappointed
# Uber Disappointed

Uber's ride-sharing plans for Ireland may have suffered their final setback

Jul 28th 2017, 2:04 PM 23,641 Views 83 Comments

The transport watchdog has poured cold water on the tech company’s plans for a pilot in Limerick.

Uber's ridesharing plans for Ireland may have suffered their final setback
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Uber's ridesharing plans for Ireland may have suffered their final setback

Jul 28th 2017, 11:25 AM 719 Views 0 Comments

The transport watchdog has poured cold water on the tech company’s plans for a pilot in Limerick.

# policy - Thursday 27 July, 2017

Self-employed people earning over €100,000 'should get a tax cut'
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Self-employed people earning over €100,000 'should get a tax cut'

Jul 27th 2017, 3:00 AM 2,994 Views 0 Comments

That’s according to the Dublin Chamber, which wants a USC surcharge scrapped.

# policy - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Many Irish retailers think Brexit will do more damage to their business than the recession
# Retail
From Business ETC
# Retail

Many Irish retailers think Brexit will do more damage to their business than the recession

Jul 25th 2017, 1:00 AM 558 Views 0 Comments

That’s according to a new survey by business group Retail Excellence Ireland.

# policy - Monday 24 July, 2017

Poll: Should private pensions be mandatory for all private-sector workers?
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Poll: Should private pensions be mandatory for all private-sector workers?

Jul 24th 2017, 6:23 PM 608 Views 1 Comment

The Minister for Social Protection has been called on to develop an auto-enrolment system.

Ryanair: 'Unfortunately, Brexit is in the hands of politicians who don't think rationally'
# Transport
From Business ETC
# Transport

Ryanair: 'Unfortunately, Brexit is in the hands of politicians who don't think rationally'

Jul 24th 2017, 10:37 AM 362 Views 0 Comments

The airline’s chief marketing boss has lashed out at the UK government.

'Our challenges will not disappear, they will intensify. We need to invest in Ireland now'
# Opinion
From Business ETC
# Opinion

'Our challenges will not disappear, they will intensify. We need to invest in Ireland now'

Jul 24th 2017, 9:15 AM 27 Views 0 Comments

The country is straining under infrastructure problems, from housing to water, schools and hospitals.

# policy - Thursday 20 July, 2017

This is how the long-delayed Metro North could be sped up
# Engineers Ireland
# Engineers Ireland

This is how the long-delayed Metro North could be sped up

Jul 20th 2017, 2:49 PM 500 Views 0 Comments

Engineers Ireland say the route should be completed in stages to get the project moving.

# policy - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Michael O'Leary claims 'bureaucratic dither' is holding up Dublin Airport's new runway
# Transport
From Business ETC
# Transport

Michael O'Leary claims 'bureaucratic dither' is holding up Dublin Airport's new runway

Jul 19th 2017, 12:55 PM 502 Views 0 Comments

Ryanair’s boss lashed out at the attorney-general’s office for delaying noise regulation rules.