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TDs will return to the Dáil to debate the European Commission’s 150-page ruling that Ireland granted Apple illegal State aid. The Dáil was recalled early for the debate after the Government said it would the appeal the ruling, which is confidential and TDs have not seen. Last night, they were given a 16-page Department of […]
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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 process of drawing up legislation to ban the sale of tobacco products from vending machines. […]
Business
Visitor centre in Smithfield in Dublin will close from end of August until March. One of Dublin’s most popular fee-paying tourist attractions, the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, is to undergo an €11 million refurbishment. The visitor centre, which first opened in 1997, is to close from the end of August until next March to […]
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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 industry insiders saying companies will not wait out “political negotiations” but seek a quick move […]
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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 months from July 1st until March 31st 2017 to allow an experts to examine the funding […]
Business
Ireland is to provide €20 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Programme, it has been announced.     In total, the initiative helps to feed about 80 million people in 75 different countries annually. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is mandated to help eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, make agriculture, […]
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Summer time means that it’s time to put away that anorak for another few months, and slip into something a little less woolly. With temperatures set to stay high over the next couple of months, you’re going to need a summer wardrobe that you look good and feel good in. We’ve compiled a brief list […]
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From time to time, Amazon wants to clear some stock, and sells items at very, very low prices. Here’s a brief list of some items you can grab on the cheap right now. 925 Silver lever back earrings handmade with teardrop crystal from SWAROVSKI – €13.50 These earrings are usually 85 pounds, but right now they’re […]
Business
Tomorrow, July 21st, marks Farm Safety Awareness day. The event is part of the IFA’s Farm Safety Awareness campaign, and during this time all farmers, and farm families, are being asked to set aside some time to review safety on their farm. This year, 14 lives have been lost due to farm accidents. This is […]
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Dublin City Council is asking the public and interested parties about whether or not they think that the Local Property Tax (LPT) should be varied in Dublin city. The LPT is a tax charged on a percentage of the market value of all residential properties in Ireland. Section 20 of the Finance (Local Property Tax) […]
Business
Kilcoyne Tree Surgery is a fully licensed and insured Tree Surgery company based in Boyle, Co. Roscommon, and currently provide arborist services almost nationwide. Its catchment area is approximately 150 miles. Here, founder of the business Darren Kilcoyne shares some advice for any consumer in the market for an arborist, and says that when it […]
Financial Housing
  A cross-party committee set-up by the government  to tackle the housing crisis in Ireland has published its report. Established in April, the report calls for “most ambitious social housing project in the history of the State”. Solutions highlighted for Minister for housing Simon Coveney to implement include increasing the  rent supplement rate, rapid investment
Financial News
The Arts Council recently announced its investment plan for 2016, which will see it invest €60.1 million in bringing the arts to people and communities across Ireland. The annual investment strategy will see the Arts Council introduce its new 10-year strategy, Making Great Art Work, which sets out the direction the Council will take in leading the arts in Ireland […]
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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 be used  to fix roads and bridges, along with rail networks that have been damaged by the […]
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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 down. Each of them went offline one after the other in quick succession. As of yet, […]