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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Business - Today’s News

Dublin-based employee-owned firm plans to take on 500 more staff

The company now employs more than 2,000 people worldwide.

Twitter is expected to cut hundreds of jobs as it struggles to make money

The social networking site has put itself up for sale – but interest seems to have dried up.

Here's why Ireland is afraid of the EU's new corporate tax plans

The government is likely to object the European Commission’s proposed rules.


Business - Yesterday’s News

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

'Show some backbone' - new report harshly criticises Ireland's culture of media ownership

A new report commissioned by Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan for an EU grouping takes aim at both RTÉ and billionaire media mogul Denis O’Brien.

"The people behind us suddenly dropped": Witnesses describe Tayto Park stairs collapse

Nine people were taken to hospital over the incident.

Business - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Could these 9 ideas change Ireland for the better?

We often think that we have to wait for the system to change things – but we don’t, argues SEI’s Darren Ryan.

More than charity: Art could be the key to turning these people's lives around

We spoke to the woman who set up the site that’s helping them.

Business - Friday 21 October, 2016

Dublin's hotel accommodation shortage has reached a record high

Hotels in the capital were nearly 94% full on average last month, further pushing up rates for visitors.

Chopped to create 120 jobs in Dublin and Kildare

The healthy fast food chain is opening six new outlets.

Business - Thursday 20 October, 2016

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We've just been given a little look at Nintendo's brand new console

The console is designed to be both portable and for your home.

Phil Hogan says the UK is 'going to learn a hard lesson' over Brexit

The Agriculture Commissioner said the UK can’t “have its cake and eat it” and dismissed Brexiteers’ “posturing and fancy talk”.

Lease out a room through Airbnb? New guidelines could be on the way

Simon Coveney has said local authorities and property owners don’t always know where they stand.

Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick

Last month, the Minister for Finance allocated half a billion euro to Limerick, the State’s fourth-largest city.

Business - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

The voice of Mr Burns is suing the owners of This Is Spinal Tap

Probably while forming a steeple with his hands and saying “excellent”.

Business - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Wikileaks accuse John Kerry of ordering Ecuador to cut off Julian Assange's wifi

A staunch critic of Hillary Clinton, Assange has been accused of turning Wikileaks into a “prop for Trump”.

'A PR disaster': Nama were before the PAC today, and it didn't go too well

PAC chairman Sean Fleming said he’d give the Nama directors red cards if he were a referee.

These are the 10 best restaurants in Ireland*

*According to TripAdvisor.

Ryanair cuts expected profit growth as value of pound drops further

The airline had campaigned for the UK to remain in the European Union.

Business - Sunday 16 October, 2016

"Americans feel an awful lot of nasty things in private" - David McWilliams on Budget 17, Trump, and being back on our TVs

The economist is rebooting his TV3 economics show Agenda for a new audience.

Business - Saturday 15 October, 2016

This is how you can quickly remove your embarrassing browser history

Quick, someone’s coming…

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US

At the same time, the two sugar firms have given millions of dollars to health organisations.

Business - Thursday 13 October, 2016

'Marmageddon' called off as Marmite returns to UK shelves

You’re either happy or you’re not.

Lyons tea, Lynx and Hellman's among the Irish brands at risk of Brexit supply shortage

Super Valu has confirmed that a price dispute over sterling has spread to Ireland.

The Irish arm of UK outsourcing giant Capita has been hit with a million-euro fine

The Central Bank said the company was running as an unlicensed investment firm for nine years.

What can Ireland's cities learn from the Night Mayor of Amsterdam?

From 24 hour licences to late night ‘hosts’ – Mirik Milan dedicates his time to improving life in his city after dark.


Online searches for new homes surge after Budget announcement

Interest in new homes was greatest in the Dublin area, along with the Dublin commuter counties, said one property website.

Business - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Ronald McDonald has fallen victim to the current 'creepy clown' craze

Due to his resemblance to one we guess. The company is scaling back their mascot’s appearances due to the ‘creepy clowns’ craze currently sweeping the US.

Michelin star-winning Dublin restaurant booked out until next Autumn

There has been a massive surge in demand since they won the award.

Michael Noonan tips Paschal Donohoe to become Fine Gael leader

The Finance Minister said his Cabinet colleague “has all the qualities” to lead the party.

Tax avoidance clampdown expected to take in €50 million 'should yield €500 million'

Vulture funds were using the section 110 loophole to avoid paying huge amounts of tax.


The 'fiver Friday Budget': The fingerprints of a lot of politicians were all over yesterday

Politicians from multiple parties have been taking credit for yesterday’s Budget.

Business - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

BP boss "a little saddened" by movie about Deepwater Horizon disaster

The explosive Hollywood movie looked at the disaster which killed 11 men in 2010.

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €100,000

Has it been a good or bad day for you?

What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €20,000

Has the budget changed things for you?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.


What Budget 2017 means for someone earning around €30,000

How does this change things for you?

Good news for tourism businesses - their 9% VAT rate is safe

The rate came under scrutiny earlier this year but businesses say it has been instrumental to the sector’s recovery.

Budget 2017: Smokers have been hit hard again, but alcohol and petrol are staying the same

Excise on cigarettes has now gone up €1 in two years.

Budget 2017: Here are the main points you need to know

A €1.3 billion package of tax cuts and public spending was announced this afternoon.

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