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Dublin: 2 °C Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Business - Monday 16 October, 2017

Donald Trump says 'he hears' Ireland is about to drop its corporation tax rate to 8%

The US president made the unscheduled remarks at the White House this evening.

Business - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Budget 2018 is over - here are some important things you may have missed

Key details about tax – and tax avoidance – flew under the radar.

What on earth is going on with Bus Éireann services (or the lack of them) in the north east?

It has been a rough six weeks for commuters on the Dublin-Navan-Cavan 109 Bus Éireann route.

Business - Friday 13 October, 2017

Plans for apartment blocks objected to by Leo Varadkar and Joan Burton get the go-ahead

An Bord Pleanála has backed an earlier decision by Fingal County Council.

'A disgrace and a disaster': Charleville Credit union placed in liquidation

Customer deposits up to €100,000 are protected.

The new M20 road linking Cork and Limerick will be built, says Taoiseach

There had been some confusion over the project as it was left out of Paschal Donohoe’s Budget speech last Tuesday.

Business - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Couple affected by tracker mortgage scandal suffered stroke and nervous breakdown

A number of customers affected by the error shared stories today of the hardship it caused.

Business - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Disney sets out to rival Netflix and Amazon with new family-friendly streaming app

The app, which has a huge amount of content aimed at children and parents, is available now.

Business - Monday 9 October, 2017

Irish employers to back 'comprehensive gender pay reporting'

Ibec says it supports the introduction of new reporting measures, akin to similar structures already in place in Australia.

Business - Sunday 8 October, 2017

There may be trouble ahead: A look back to the Budget of a decade ago

The Celtic Tiger was about to stop roaring.

Business - Friday 6 October, 2017

One of Ryanair's top executives has just stepped down (but it's not MOL)

Chief operations officer Michael Hickey is to leave the airline this month.

Business - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Newstalk bans Irish Times journalists from its airwaves after George Hook furore

The exclusion covers all Communicorp stations, not just Newstalk.

'They've gone without food, without heat in their home': Ulster Bank execs grilled over tracker scandal

The bank’s CEO revealed almost 3,500 customers were overcharged.

Business - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Aer Lingus promises 900 new jobs and a new route to major US city

The airline today announced an expansion for summer 2018.

'There's still a stigma around apprenticeships. People look down on you'

This perception of apprenticeships as a back-up plan compared to university is one that is changing. We talk to 4 young apprentices.

Business - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

HSE spent nearly €3 million pursuing unpaid hospital charges using debt collectors

The health authority spent nearly €3 million on debt recovery during the period 2011 to 2017.

Business - Monday 2 October, 2017

A Lisdoonvarna inn becomes the first pub in Ireland to win a Michelin Star

The Wild Honey Inn became the 11th eatery in Ireland to receive the coveted award.

A construction tracker claims the actual number of houses being built is fewer than officials claim

Goodbody says that it’s about a third of official figures.

Monarch Airlines ceases trading leaving 110,000 passengers stranded

The failure has been described as “the biggest ever UK airline failure”.

Business - Sunday 1 October, 2017

New traffic measures on Dublin's quays have been in place for a month, but are they working?

The National Transport Authority says they are, but some businesses disagree.

Business - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Nama employee: 'The request is from Mick Wallace so trying to close off angles of attack in advance'

Wallace has hit out at Nama for its lack of transparency and said the Freedom of Information Act has serious problems.

Business - Friday 29 September, 2017

EU leaders are hoping for Brexit 'miracles' but Leo thinks there's a 'better vibe' around talks

But the Taoiseach could be heading for a clash with Emmanuel Macron on tax issues.

'If you walk down the street and someone asks you something you're able to say no and be left alone'

New guidelines have been put in place for charity fundraising.

Business - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Over 100 PTSB customers still on the wrong tracker mortgage rate despite bank identifying error

Thousands of customers were denied tracker rates and charged a higher rate of interest.

PTSB says it won't pay corporation tax over the next 21 years

PTSB said the “accounting principle” is something it is obliged to comply with.

Business - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

FactCheck: Will 180,000 homes and businesses begin 2020 without high-speed broadband?

Éamon Ó Cuív TD made the claim last week.

DUP not one bit happy with US decision that could cost Northern Ireland thousands of jobs

The US is hitting aircraft constructors Bombardier with massive tariffs after rival firm Boeing alleged it sold jets to Delta Airlines at below-cost prices.

There's a big difference between how men and women are planning for retirement

A new survey has revealed women are less likely to be putting money aside for old age.

Business - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Rural broadband: Big blow for competition as ESB-Vodafone pull out of bid

A number of telecoms companies are bidding for a State contract to bring broadband to 542,000 customers.

Business - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Eleven 'charity shops' that weren't charities have been caught breaking the rules

Action has been taken by the Charities Regulator over the last year.

What are you entitled to if a delivery company loses your stuff?

In light of last week’s raid on a Parcel Motel depot in west Dublin, we ask what customers of delivery services are entitled to when things go awry in transit.

Business - Friday 22 September, 2017

'Tinder for bulls' made its debut at the Ploughing. But what do farmers think of it? Bovine Intervention This post contains videos

'Tinder for bulls' made its debut at the Ploughing. But what do farmers think of it?

The newly-developed BullMatch app garnered plenty of attention in Offaly this week.

Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you expect to have a mortgage paid off before you retire?

A new poll suggests that nearly half of Irish people expect to still be paying off a property loan when they reach retirement age.

Business - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Leo Varadkar: 'The State can’t solve everyone’s problems for them'

An Taoiseach wants workers to be automatically signed up to a private pension.

Business - Monday 18 September, 2017

Teachers warned they won't receive pay increases unless they sign up to new deal

Minister Paschal Donohoe says only public sector workers inside a new agreement will benefit from it.

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

Business - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Eight Dublin flights among 81 cancelled by Ryanair for today

The budget carrier is set to cut between 40 and 50 flights each day between now and the end of October.

Water plant behind summer crisis in north east to be upgraded for €24 million

200,000 people in the Meath and Louth areas were left without water as a result of a burst main near Drogheda in late July.

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