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# rates - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Poll: Is a 'moderate' increase in local property tax justified? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is a 'moderate' increase in local property tax justified?

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has moved to allay fears over the tax by insisting any increase will be ‘affordable’ and ‘justified’.

# rates - Monday 10 July, 2017

Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business

Retail Ireland has called for urgent reform of the rates system.

# rates - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Dublin City Council is facing a €15 million shortfall - and is going after businesses to get it Exclusive

Those living in social housing will also have to pay €104 more every year to keep their boilers serviced.

# rates - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Poll: Are Dublin hotel rooms over-priced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are Dublin hotel rooms over-priced?

Hotel room rates in the capital in July were up 19% on the previous 12 months.

# rates - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Warning that Brexit could make roaming charges higher

That’s according to MEP Deirdre Clune, who raised the issue today.

# rates - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Primary schools to get a lick of paint with €28 million funding

The Minor Works Grant will be distributed depending on a school’s size.

# rates - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Water charges were scrapped in the mid-'90s, but what exactly happened?

Boycotts, disconnections, court orders, and shocking by-elections – it was quite the ride for the Rainbow Coalition.

# rates - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Market traders dismiss criticism from local businesses as 'begrudgery'

Des Vallely, the co-director of Irish Village Markets, said that restaurants should focus on the quality and price of their produce, rather than ‘giving out’ about competitors.

# rates - Sunday 22 June, 2014

It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space

That’s according to the creators of a new ‘one-stop-shop’ DIY guide to creating live/work units in empty spaces.

# rates - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Councils warned not to pass property tax burden onto local businesses

Chambers Ireland issue the call after a Sinn Fein motion in Cork to cut the local property tax.

# rates - Monday 24 February, 2014

No decision made on who will collect commercial water charges under Irish Water

In 2013, water charges that went uncollected amounted to €16,502,532 in Dublin alone.

# rates - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

European banks to be fined up to €1.6 billion each today for rate-fixing

The fines could set EU antitrust records with banks accused of fixing the rate at which they lend to each other.

# rates - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Unemployment rate fell to 13.2% in October but it’s still ‘unacceptably high’

This is the first month since May 2009 that the unadjusted Live Register total has been below 400,000 but Joan Burton sounded a note of caution today.

# rates - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme

The new initiative that rewards employers for taking on the long term unemployed was launched during the summer.

# rates - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Suicides in Kerry decreased since Donal Walsh spoke out, says coroner

Terence Casey says the “plague” of suicides in Kerry has reduced since the late teenager appealed to young people not to take their own lives.

# rates - Friday 6 September, 2013

Rates of certain types of skin cancer have increased since 2002

The National Cancer Registry Ireland said that an average of 6,899 cases of invasive skin cancer were diagnosed each year in Ireland between 1994 and 2011.

# rates - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Chambers Ireland: ‘Targeted rate cuts urgently needed for businesses’

VAT reductions, rate cuts and halving the level of capital gains tax for entrepreneurs would increase consumer confidence say Chambers Ireland.

# rates - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Sparks fly as Fianna Fáil fail to defer Dublin City Council budget

A Fianna Fáil councillor accused Fine Gael and Labour of voting through a ‘half-baked budget’, while a Labour councillor said that some behaviour was a “publicity stunt”

# rates - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Events and festivals "boost Irish hotel prices"

The Irish hotel market remains stable, the latest figures show. But what is Ireland’s most expensive destination?

# rates - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Ex-Barclays chief Bob Diamond criticised over 'highly selective' evidence

Head of British Treasury Select Committee inquiry into Libor scandal is highly critical of Diamond in official report.

# rates - Monday 23 July, 2012

Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn't surprising.

We’re not surprised any more by unscrupulous behaviour by banks – but HSBC’s actions are as bad as it gets, writes Nick Leeson.

# rates - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Romney slams 'false' attacks on job record USA

Romney slams 'false' attacks on job record

Romney has angrily blasted what he called “false” attacks on his time at Bain Capital.

# rates - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Passing ECB cut on to customers a 'commercial decision for each bank' - Dept of Finance

Tracker mortgage customers will see their rate adjusted as per the ECB change – but what about other mortgage holders?

ECB cuts interest rate to record low

Key eurozone interest rate cut by 0.25 per cent.

# rates - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# rates - Monday 2 July, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# rates - Sunday 1 July, 2012

RBS traders fired months ago over rate-fixing - report

Revelation comes after RBS confirmed it is one of the banks being investigated over manipulation of inter-bank lending rates.

# rates - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Eurozone ministers prepare for crunch summit, former NI secretary’s computer may have been hacked, two more years of Trap, and Playboy sued for sexual discrimination… by men

# rates - Friday 14 October, 2011

Financial regulator tells banks: Stop raising variable mortgage rates

Matthew Elderfield has told banks that he will take action if they fail to comply with an instruction to stop hiking interest rates on variable rate mortgages.

# rates - Monday 19 September, 2011

US Postal Service about to get slower

We may need to send our Christmas cards a day earlier this year as the US Postal Service looks at cutting its delivery days.

# rates - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald owes €13k to council

His solicitor told the court he was in “poor financial circumstances”.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning: Cabinet’s final meeting before summer, five arrests in Ronan Kerr investigation, and the Chilean miners coming to the big screen.

# rates - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Mortgage holders to be hit with repayment increases as Ulster Bank raises rates

The bank has announced an increase on the standard variable rate by 0.6 per cent, the second rise by Ulster Bank this year which it blamed on higher funding costs.