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Dublin: 17 °C Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Business - Today’s News

Dublin Fire Brigade is operating at reduced capacity due to unofficial overtime strikes over pay

Firefighters and paramedics in Dublin want their overtime rate raised to 1.5 times regular pay, in line with the rest of the country and the Dublin City Council standard.

Business - Yesterday’s News

RTÉ says it has not introduced 'secret bonuses' to staff

This was on foot of a report this morning.

Ireland is looking for someone to hold onto the €15 billion from Apple's tax bill

The State is appealing the bill but will still need to collect the money first.

Business - Monday 24 July, 2017

Meteor will be called Eir from September

There will be no change to contracts or mobile plans for customers.

Business - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Female BBC journalists write open letter to boss saying he 'can do better' on gender pay-gap

Last week it was revealed that there is a massive discrepancy between the pay of male and female journalists at the British state broadcaster.

Ireland's most popular tourist counties and attractions have been revealed

Overall, annual tourism grew by over €1 billion last year compared to 2014.

Business - Saturday 22 July, 2017

'I've just hit a wall': Why one of Cork’s most famous restaurants has suddenly shut

Fenn’s Quay owner and head chef Kate Lawlor decided to close the eatery.

Business - Friday 21 July, 2017

Bank of America has picked Dublin as its main EU base post-Brexit

The multinational banking giant said it would move some people to the Irish capital.

Business - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Two new Harry Potter books to be published this year

The books expand on the universe of the Harry Potter series.

Business - Monday 17 July, 2017

'Do people know what they're signing up to?': Consumer watchdog to examine car loan offers

Personal Contract Plans, or PCPs, are becoming a popular option for those seeking car-financing loans.

Business - Saturday 15 July, 2017

A Wicklow business is Brexit-proofing itself by eyeing-up the Dutch market

“People hoping Brexit won’t happen,” businessman Paul Jacobs says. “Hope is for mass on Sundays.”

Explainer: What is Bitcoin, and why is it making headlines again?

Mark Karpeles, former CEO of collapsed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, went on trial this week over the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency.

How far are we from seeing driverless cars on Irish roads?

Technology is way outpacing lawmakers who need to prepare for major changes.

However you might feel about internships, employers say they use them to spot new hires

Graduate jobs survey finds employers more likely to recruit those who interned for them as students.

Pretty soon you're going to need this card to do a whole load of important things in Ireland - but why?

Applying for a passport and a driver’s licence will soon require the Public Services Card – but that’s only the beginning.

Business - Friday 14 July, 2017

Just finished college? Here are some tips for that first big job hunt

Employers are quite clear on what they believe Ireland’s students need to improve on – including their communication skills and being able to work on their own, reveals Mark Mitchell.

Business - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Starting salaries on the rise as graduate jobs market heats up

Survey from gradireland shows most employers questioned plan to hire college-leavers this year.

Business - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

United suspends its New York route from Shannon Airport for winter

Currently it operates a daily service from the airport to Newark in New Jersey.

Business - Monday 10 July, 2017

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Facebook wants to build its own town - This is what it will look like

The plan will include 15% of the housing units sold below market value.

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.

Business - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Locals angered by 'lack of consultation' by government over mass harvesting of seaweed

Tralee-based company BioAtlantis wants to harvest Bantry’s kelp for bioengineering purposes. It says it has complied with all State demands concerning the application for a licence.

Cash-strapped RTÉ is recruiting outside spin doctors to help manage its public image

The state broadcaster already employs a 21-person PR team.

Business - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Cars for beef: Japan and the EU have signed a 'huge' trade deal but not everyone's happy

Both parties think it will give a boost to their economies.

Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry

Problems associated with illegal work include poor working conditions and risks to fundamental worker’s rights, a new report has found.

Business - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Going climate neutral: Volvo to phase out traditional engines

The announcement “marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” the company’s CEO said.

Ireland's only two star Michelin restaurant served up record profits last year

Profits at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud topped €770,000.

Business - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Insurance Ireland 'cooperating fully' with office raids regarding motor premium costs

A number of motor insurance offices have been raided today regarding alleged price-fixing amid rising costs

Why do so few Irish people claim back their medical expenses?

Anyone can do it, yet nearly 60% of Irish citizens decline the option of applying for what is effectively free money.

Business - Monday 3 July, 2017

Fine Gael minister confirms complaint lodged with gardaí against political blogger

Blogger and academic Catherine Kelly claims she was cautioned by gardaí about her social media posts and online articles which referenced Regina Doherty.

'It would have a detrimental impact': City council rejects Johnny Ronan's Dublin skyscraper

The tower could have been Dublin’s tallest storied building.

House prices in Dublin rise by €32,000 in six months

The Help-to-Buy scheme appears to have contributed to house price inflation, according to a new report.

Business - Saturday 1 July, 2017

First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off

The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Business - Friday 30 June, 2017

A Dublin cake shop will be wound up after an 'aggressive' standoff for €100,000 in rates

Decobake, which employs nearly 50 staff, is being put into liquidation.

Business - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Liquidator appointed to publisher of four Wexford Echo newspapers

It’s hoped a buyer can be found for the Wexford Echo, Gorey Echo, New Ross Echo and Enniscorthy Echo.

Minister: 'There might be more work in Ireland's economy next year than there are people to do it'

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says he is taking this into account as Budget 2018 prep gets underway.

The claims and counterclaims at the heart of the bitter Dublin Town row

A group of businesses want to do away with the city improvement scheme.

Business - Monday 26 June, 2017

Three-bed semis in Dublin are now selling within three weeks

Properties in the capital that were taking seven weeks to sell last year are now changing hands inside 21 days.

Business - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'We're getting 500 CVs a day': Why people are lining up to join America's cannabis industry

A wave of people want to invest in the sector before it’s taken over by ‘Wall Street and the hedge funds’.

Business - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'Kildare, here we come': A top architect says Dublin's sprawl has to stop

Hugh Wallace, a judge on RTÉ’s ‘Home of the Year’, says high-rise buildings are needed.

Business - Friday 23 June, 2017

Credit card fraud: Irish sports retailer targeted 172 times in two weeks

As the level of online shopping increases, ‘card not present’ fraud is on the rise.

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