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Hard Brexit would permanently damage Irish economy – study

November 7, 2016 |

A hard Brexit would permanently damage Ireland, reducing the size of the economy by almost 4% and cause a rise of almost 2% in unemployment, according to a study by the Department of Finance and the Economic and Social Research … Read More

Increased benefits for landlords in Budget 2017

October 12, 2016 |

Interest deductibility for residential landlords is to be increased by 5% to 80% as part of measures in Budget 2017 to support the rental market.

The rate had been restricted to 75% in 2009.

In addition, full interest deductibility for … Read More

Budget based on prudent management, says Kenny

October 12, 2016 |

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Budget 2017 is the first in a series of budgets that are focused on what the public said was important.

Speaking on RTÉ News, Mr Kenny said it was based on continued prudent management of … Read More

Budget 2017: Just about everything we know so far

October 10, 2016 |

We’re down to the final straight, and after a budget that has had more leaks that a colander, where are we at?

The Government has about €1.2 billion for tax cuts and spending increases in Budget 2017 and nobody will … Read More

Bus Éireann says pay increase cannot be considered

September 21, 2016 |

Bus Éireann has told staff that it is planning to separate its loss-making Expressway service from the rest of the company, and is also contemplating changing terms and conditions for staff working in that division. In a letter to employees, … Read More

GE to invest €150 million in biopharmaceutical manufacturing campus in Cork, Ireland, and establish advanced manufacturing training centre at NIBRT

September 19, 2016 |

GE plans to establish four prefabricated, off-the-shelf biologics factories for GE customers in GE BioPark Cork, creating up to 500 jobs

GE’s factory is between 25 and 50 percent more cost-effective to build than traditional manufacturing facilities

GE is also … Read More

IDA Ireland welcome announcement of new Data Lab and Job Creation in Deutsche Bank in Dublin

September 9, 2016 |

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Deutsche Bank that the company has opened a data lab in Dublin that will create 40 new jobs. The company also announced … Read More

Government wants to ban cigarette vending machines

August 16, 2016 |

A LEADING SUPPLIER of cigarette vending machines has said that it will take a legal challenge against the government if it brings in a proposed ban on those machines.

The Department of Health has confirmed that it is in the … Read More

Brexit bounce: fintech firms look to Ireland to establish HQs

August 15, 2016 |

Financial technology companies are increasingly considering Irish headquarters ahead of the UK’s departure from Europe, but there are concerns the Irish regulatory system cannot reform itself fast enough to meet demand.

Brexit has pushed the issue into sharp focus with … Read More

Irish Water needs €300m from Government

August 11, 2016 |

Irish Water will need almost €300m from the Government to make up the cost of water charges. They expect to have a €123m cash shortfall this year alone according to the Irish Independent.

The Government suspended charges for nine … Read More

TRANSPORT MINISTER ANNOUNCES €106M TO ASSIST LOCAL AUTHORITIES WITH FLOODING

February 24, 2016 |

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe TD, announced that €106 million is being earmarked to repair damages done to the transport infrastructure. The amount was agreed with by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD. The money will … Read More

THE DDOS ATTACK ON IRELAND

February 24, 2016 |

On the 22nd January, a cyber-attack hit a number of Irish websites. Central Statistics Office, the Oireachtas, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defence, the Courts Services of Ireland and The National Lottery were all hit. Daft and Boards were also brought … Read More

Cork Set to Become Ireland’s First Cashless City

November 3, 2015 |

If you are walk down Patrick Street in Cork city over the next three months you may not see many queue in front of ATMs. This is because Cork business leaders have launched a three-month pilot project to encourage consumers … Read More

The Office: Energy Motivation “It’s not that I’m lazy! It’s just that I don’t really care”

June 10, 2015 |

We’ve all heard our managers asking, if not telling us to “turn off the lights before you leave” or “can we turn the heating down guys” or “make sure you switch off your machines before you head home”. … Read More

Unemployment Drops Below 10% For the First Time Since 2009.

May 21, 2015 |

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office today show unemployment dropping to 9.9% in the first quarter of 2015 – the first time the figure has fallen below ten per cent in seven years.  This shows an increase … Read More

SOUTHEAST RECONNECTS WITH LONDON

April 1, 2015 |

Flights on the Waterford-London Luton route are set to resume at the end of this month, with Belgian-based VLM Airlines to fly 12 times a week in each direction. Services to London will consist of twice-daily Monday-Friday flights, as … Read More

Why Ireland Needs to Get With Engagement….

April 1, 2015 |

It’s due to become one of the major political hot potatoes over the next couple of years, but many people don’t yet realise that Ireland has signed up to massive carbon reductions by 2020. In the 2007 Government White Paper, … Read More

WEXFORD 2016 COMMERATIVE PROGRAMME GAINS MOMENTUM

March 30, 2015 | 1

The Riverside Park Hotel Enniscorthy was the venue for a very well attended public meeting on Thursday last 19th March 2015, when over 150 people from all over County Wexford met to develop, consider and agree a Programme of … Read More

Biggest city centre renewal project outside of Dublin set to get underway in Limerick

March 30, 2015 |

Expressions of interest sought for €80m-€100m Limerick Opera Centre, which will employ 3,000 people

Project set to accelerate widespread renewal already underway in city

The biggest city centre real estate project outside of Dublin over the next 10 years has … Read More

Globals Going Local- The impact of multinationals on the ground

March 24, 2015 |

Now more than ever we can clearly see that foreign investment has had a remarkable impact on the Irish domestic economy. Multinational companies based in Ireland have been on the receiving end of some unfavourable coverage in recent years. The … Read More