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Business - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Axa Insurance fined €675,000 by Central Bank for four-year breach of consumer code

The firm failed to insure that properly accredited people were supervising those handling insurance claims during that time.

Facebook says it's running out of places to show ads in your news feed

The company reported another strong quarter, but it will need to look at other ways to continue growing ad revenue.


Business - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Center Parcs gets green light for €233m holiday park in Longford

An Bord Pleanála decided to uphold planning permission granted by Longford County Council.

There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones

Analysts were expecting worse though, so investors won’t be too unhappy.

Business - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

Hailo about to become Mytaxi in Ireland after takeover by owner of Mercedes

Daimler is to acquire 60% of the London-based taxi app.

You won't be paying for your shopping with your phone anytime soon

There are some good reasons why the likes of Apple and Samsung Pay haven’t arrived here yet.

Irish legal firm makes breakthrough in push for VW emissions compensation

The company is currently paying out a €13.9 billion settlement to customers in the United States.

Breakfast DJ Colm Hayes is parting company with RTÉ

The DJ was poached from commercial radio ten years ago, but was moved to weekends last year.

Business - Monday 25 July, 2016

Burned by Brexit, Michael O'Leary confirms Ryanair will move flights from UK to Europe

The airline will not drop any Stansted routes, but the number of flights will decline.

Here's why a phone company is paying $4.8bn for Yahoo's 'worthless' business

Verizon wants to get its hands on the internet pioneer’s billion-odd users and advertising technology.

An all-Ireland motorway may be on the way - but it'll cost us €100 each per year

Under the proposed plan 85% of Ireland’s population will live within 10km of the motorway.

Nintendo slumps after investors realise it won't make much money from Pokémon Go

The slump has wiped €6 billion from the company’s market value.

Vulture funds using charitable status for tax avoidance being investigated

Some vulture funds are using a tax loophole to pay as little as €250 in tax in Ireland.

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head.

Business - Sunday 24 July, 2016

'I thought people wouldn't take me seriously because I was a nurse starting a business'

This entrepreneur left the career she knew behind to set up a new line of clothing to empower young girls.

Business - Saturday 23 July, 2016

People are queueing to get into this toilet-themed café, where food is served in loos

Guests at the Jamban Cafe sit on upright toilets.

An Irish battle over the Iron Throne has ended up in court

The men were hoping to make money by travelling the country and charging Game of Thrones’ fans for photos.

Business - Thursday 21 July, 2016

Homeless families living in Dublin hotel told to leave by Saturday

Lynam’s Hotel has gone into receivership.

This is how the government could get rid of USC over the next four years

The proposed measure has been outlined in the Income Tax Reform Plan released by the Department of Finance today.

Business - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

A bar's 'Bottomless Prosecco' deal is among three ads given a slap on the wrist

Alcohol Action Ireland wasn’t happy with the ads.

Business - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Primark opens fifth US-based store in less than a year

Two new stores opened in the past week will create more than 500 new jobs.

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"You wanna feel?" - Complaints that this Opel ad is 'sexist' have been rejected

Regulators say the ad was ‘light-hearted’ in nature.

The Luas effect: People pay more to live close (but not too close) to a tram stop

New stats underscore why Dublin estate agents are so keen on pointing out how near the local Luas or train station is.

Business - Monday 18 July, 2016

A giant US advisory firm led by Alan Kelly's brother has snapped up a major Irish PR agency

Teneo has ties to some of the most powerful people in the world, such as former US president Bill Clinton.

The IDA spent €1.4 million on a failed bid to force a Kildare farmer to sell his land

Thomas Reid went to the Supreme Court to block a compulsory purchase order over his family home.

Here's what to do if you booked a break with Low Cost Holidays

It’s far from an ideal situation, but there may be ways to get your money back.

Even recruiters are scrambling for staff as a major agency plans to take on 150 people

Sigmar Recruitment says the expansion is due to a surge in demand from multinationals.

Business - Sunday 17 July, 2016

A brand new town is being planned for south Dublin and this is what its park will look like

Planning permission has been granted for two of the three parks.

Sick of dry land? Ireland could soon get a hotel floating on the sea

It is hoped that the vessel could be berthed in Dun Laoghaire harbour.

'If even one percent of London’s economic activities migrated here, we would be absolutely crippled'

Dublin is going on a charm offensive to woo London financial firms – despite fears the city is ill-equipped to support them.

Business - Saturday 16 July, 2016

'Are Irish people into sex toys? That was the big question when I started my business'

Seeing how well a sex shop could be run overseas inspired this unlikely entrepreneur to launch her own.

A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions - including from the owners of Barry's Tea

GC Aesthetics aims to become the largest supplier of the product outside the US.

Ireland has made itself the laughing stock of the economic world, but does that matter?

Multinational tax avoidance has been brought back on the agenda.

Business - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Giving out about Eircode is like criticising a baby's inability to run - Minister

The postcode system, launched last July, cost some €38 million to implement.

A major business lobby group wants a €1 BILLION social housing spend

Businesses are increasingly viewing the homeless crisis in Ireland as an obstacle to economic growth.

Business - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Clerys workers heckle and criticise director of property firm at High Court

The High Court today heard about a pack containing employee’s details that led to the inspection of D2 Private Ltd.

UTV Ireland and TV3 will soon be part of one big company. What will that mean for viewers?

More soaps? Changes to news? More Pat Kenny?

Business - Sunday 10 July, 2016

How a five-man startup from Dublin became part of a giant €4 billion network

As part of Fora’s How My Business Works series we profile RSM Ireland.

Business - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Your crash course in... the murky and unregulated world of shadow banking

Here are the key points you need to know about the shady system that keeps the financial world ticking over.

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