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#Policy

# policy - Yesterday’s News

Ireland has been accused of rivalling the Cayman Islands when it comes to tax avoidance

Three European banks paid effective tax rates of less than 2% on profits routed through the country in 2015.

From Business ETC The firm behind Ireland's largest solar farm has gone to the High Court to fight its refusal Resource And Energy

The firm behind Ireland's largest solar farm has gone to the High Court to fight its refusal

An Bord Pleanála has said ‘national guidance’ on solar farms was needed.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think Nama sold its assets off too quickly? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Nama sold its assets off too quickly?

A new study has suggested that the Irish taxpayer missed out on up to €18 billion.

From Business ETC Ireland has been accused of rivalling the Cayman Islands when it comes to tax avoidance Financial Services

Ireland has been accused of rivalling the Cayman Islands when it comes to tax avoidance

Three European banks paid effective tax rates of less than 2% on profits routed through the country in 2015.

# policy - Sunday 26 March, 2017

From Business ETC 'Nothing has changed since the crash and there's no reason why it can't happen again' Opinion

'Nothing has changed since the crash and there's no reason why it can't happen again'

Company directors need to be held more accountable for their firms’ actions.

# policy - Saturday 25 March, 2017

'If this was France we would protect our jobs. In Ireland we don't seem to care'

Connect Ireland’s job scheme, aimed at the Irish diaspora, looks set to be shelved.

# policy - Thursday 23 March, 2017

'If this was France we would protect our jobs. In Ireland we don't seem to care'

Connect Ireland’s job scheme, aimed at the Irish diaspora, looks set to be shelved.

From Business ETC The US isn't a fan, but Ireland is joining a new Chinese-led investment bank anyway Policy

The US isn't a fan, but Ireland is joining a new Chinese-led investment bank anyway

The government says the move ‘further strengthen’ links to Asia and China.

'6.6% unemployment - that's my performance': Mary Mitchell O'Connor hits back at critics

The Jobs Minister has come under fire with signs of discontent among her staff.

From Business ETC '6.6% unemployment - that's my performance': Mary Mitchell O'Connor hits back at critics Work

'6.6% unemployment - that's my performance': Mary Mitchell O'Connor hits back at critics

The Jobs Minister has come under fire with signs of discontent among her staff.

# policy - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

From Business ETC 'If this was France we would protect our jobs. In Ireland we don't seem to care' Policy

'If this was France we would protect our jobs. In Ireland we don't seem to care'

Connect Ireland’s job scheme, aimed at the Irish diaspora, looks set to be shelved.

# policy - Monday 20 March, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Are the CEOs of big companies being paid too much? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Are the CEOs of big companies being paid too much?

Trade unionists have called for ‘major reforms’ in how private firms pay their top execs.

From Business ETC A gambler has lost an €11k payout claim after a judge ruled casinos have no obligation to pay Services

A gambler has lost an €11k payout claim after a judge ruled casinos have no obligation to pay

Under Irish law, gambling machine owners can refuse winnings if you happen to be ‘too lucky’.

# policy - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Here is the pay gap between public and private sector workers

Earnings were generally higher in the public sector, but the gap has narrowed markedly.

From Business ETC Here is the pay gap between Irish public and private sector workers Work

Here is the pay gap between Irish public and private sector workers

Earnings were generally higher in the public sector, but the gap has narrowed markedly.

# policy - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

From Business ETC The Double Irish and Apple tax case have hurt our reputation - here's how we can stop a repeat Policy

The Double Irish and Apple tax case have hurt our reputation - here's how we can stop a repeat

The country needs an independent body to advise on tax fairness and transparency.

From Business ETC Nama lost €800m on its Project Eagle portfolio as part of a 'seriously deficient' sale Financial Services

Nama lost €800m on its Project Eagle portfolio as part of a 'seriously deficient' sale

The bad bank wasn’t able to show the state got value for money on the deal, a new report says.

# policy - Monday 13 March, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should An Post close loss-making post offices? Services This post contains a poll

Poll: Should An Post close loss-making post offices?

As many as 200 are reportedly on the chopping block.

# policy - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Red tape from the EU could choke Irish tourism businesses after Brexit

Business group ITIC has criticised the government’s response to Brexit.

# policy - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Red tape from the EU could choke Irish tourism businesses after Brexit

Business group ITIC has criticised the government’s response to Brexit.

Ireland doesn't offer workers enough protection against being fired

That’s according to Europe, and unions say that companies are taking advantage.

# policy - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

Why thousands of Irish chickens could soon be stripped of their free-range status

Next Friday is D-Day for the designation, which applies to nearly half of all local eggs.

From Business ETC Will Ireland make firms report their gender pay gaps? Here's what you need to know Work

Will Ireland make firms report their gender pay gaps? Here's what you need to know

The UK is about to implement the rule, while the government here has plans to follow suit.

From Business ETC Why thousands of Irish chickens could soon be stripped of their free-range status Agribusiness

Why thousands of Irish chickens could soon be stripped of their free-range status

Next Friday is D-Day for the designation, which applies to nearly half of all local eggs.

# policy - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

From Business ETC Red tape from the EU could choke Irish tourism businesses after Brexit Tourism

Red tape from the EU could choke Irish tourism businesses after Brexit

Business group ITIC has criticised the government’s response to Brexit.

# policy - Monday 6 March, 2017

Life Style Sports and PowerCity have been slapped on the wrist for breaching consumer laws

The retailer was handed a small fine for failing to repay delivery fees on cancelled orders.

From Business ETC Poll: Should the government let Bus Éireann fail? Transport This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government let Bus Éireann fail?

The state-owned company re-entered talks with unions today.

From Business ETC Life Style Sports has been slapped on the wrist for breaching consumer laws Retail

Life Style Sports has been slapped on the wrist for breaching consumer laws

The retailer was handed a small fine for failing to repay delivery fees on cancelled orders.

# policy - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Seaweed could shield Ireland's food and drink business from Brexit fallout

Demand in Europe for marine vegetables is growing by up to 10% each year.

From Business ETC Ireland doesn't offer workers enough protection against being fired Work

Ireland doesn't offer workers enough protection against being fired

That’s according to Europe, and unions say that companies are taking advantage.

# policy - Saturday 4 March, 2017

'We've seen mistakes in Dublin in the past. We don't want the Liberties to become soulless'

We look at how business is faring in the Dublin neighbourhood as it undergoes regeneration.

# policy - Friday 3 March, 2017

'We've seen mistakes in Dublin in the past. We don't want the Liberties to become soulless'

We look at how business is faring in the Dublin neighbourhood as it undergoes regeneration.

# policy - Thursday 2 March, 2017

The Dublin commissioner for startups role has been axed

The Digital Hub and the DCU Ryan Academy will now split the duties of the position.

From Business ETC Government will regulate Airbnb if 'satisfactory arrangement' cannot be reached over renting Policy

Government will regulate Airbnb if 'satisfactory arrangement' cannot be reached over renting

Housing Minister Coveney makes it clear that those who want to use Airbnb need to do so responsibly.

# policy - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Despite EU plan, Three mobile customers won't get 'all you can eat' data abroad

The company said changes are because of the increase in costs of doing business.

From Business ETC Despite EU plan, Three mobile customers won't get 'all you can eat' data abroad Apps And Mobile

Despite EU plan, Three mobile customers won't get 'all you can eat' data abroad

The company said changes are because of the increase in costs of doing business.

From Business ETC The Dublin commissioner for startups role has been axed Startups

The Dublin commissioner for startups role has been axed

The Digital Hub and the DCU Ryan Academy will now split the duties of the position.

From Business ETC Seaweed could shield Ireland's food and drink business from Brexit fallout Agrifood

Seaweed could shield Ireland's food and drink business from Brexit fallout

Demand in Europe for marine vegetables is growing by up to 10% each year.

# policy - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

From Business ETC Billionaire who bet big on Bank of Ireland confirmed as Trump's trade chief Policy

Billionaire who bet big on Bank of Ireland confirmed as Trump's trade chief

Wilbur Ross bought into the bank for a knock-down price during the recession.

From Business ETC A state-led scheme to stop late payments has relaunched after getting hardly any sign-ups Policy

A state-led scheme to stop late payments has relaunched after getting hardly any sign-ups

In two years, just 42 companies signed the government’s ‘prompt payment code’.

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