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#Policy

# policy - Today’s News

From Business ETC The claims and counter-claims at the heart of the bitter Dublin Town row Policy

The claims and counter-claims at the heart of the bitter Dublin Town row

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

# policy - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC The EU competition watchdog has slapped Google with a record fine Internet

The EU competition watchdog has slapped Google with a record fine

The internet giant has been ordered to cough up €2.4bn.

# policy - Monday 26 June, 2017

From Business ETC How Leo Varadkar's plan to 'ban' essential public sector workers from strikes could look Opinion

How Leo Varadkar's plan to 'ban' essential public sector workers from strikes could look

A similar scheme was recently introduced by the UK’s Tory government.

# policy - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From Business ETC Why Ryanair is right to worry about post-Brexit flyers being 'back on boats' Transport

Why Ryanair is right to worry about post-Brexit flyers being 'back on boats'

Michael O’Leary has a real point to make about UK-EU flight rights – but it’s a self-serving one.

From Business ETC Irish people will soon be able to take a stake in local renewable energy projects Resource And Energy

Irish people will soon be able to take a stake in local renewable energy projects

The government is developing a new support scheme to enable community ownership.

# policy - Friday 23 June, 2017

From Business ETC After today's share sale, how close is AIB to repaying taxpayers for its bailout? Financial Services

After today's share sale, how close is AIB to repaying taxpayers for its bailout?

The bank took its first step towards a full return to private ownership today.

# policy - Thursday 22 June, 2017

How a top commercial property boss would fix struggling Irish town centres

Enda Luddy, the head of CBRE Ireland, says strong shops should be clustered together.

From Business ETC 'They're criminals': One business group wants to jail people who make false court claims Policy

'They're criminals': One business group wants to jail people who make false court claims

ISME says stricter perjury laws could combat the problem of fraudulent insurance cases.

# policy - Monday 19 June, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Is the help-to-buy scheme a bad idea? Building And Property This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the help-to-buy scheme a bad idea?

The tax relief for first-time buyers is under review.

# policy - Sunday 18 June, 2017

From Business ETC How a top commercial property boss would fix struggling Irish town centres Retail

How a top commercial property boss would fix struggling Irish town centres

Enda Luddy, the head of CBRE Ireland, says strong shops should be clustered together.

# policy - Thursday 15 June, 2017

A new venture from Hassle's Irish creator brings a taste of The Sims to home renovations

Jules Coleman and co-founder Alex Depledge have launched BuildPath in the UK.

# policy - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From Business ETC These are all the key points you need to know about the AIB share sale Financial Services

These are all the key points you need to know about the AIB share sale

The government is almost ready to offload 25% of the bailed-out bank.

# policy - Monday 12 June, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should Ireland spend its 'rainy day' billions? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland spend its 'rainy day' billions?

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar wants to scrap a saving scheme due to commence in 2019.

From Business ETC Off-licences say online sellers are dodging high alcohol taxes by labelling drinks 'collectables' Food And Drink

Off-licences say online sellers are dodging high alcohol taxes by labelling drinks 'collectables'

Trade body Noffla wants officials to bring in new rules for offshore vendors.

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

# policy - Sunday 11 June, 2017

From Business ETC A new venture from Hassle's Irish creator brings a taste of The Sims to home renovations Building And Property

A new venture from Hassle's Irish creator brings a taste of The Sims to home renovations

Jules Coleman and co-founder Alex Depledge have launched BuildPath in the UK.

# policy - Thursday 8 June, 2017

From Business ETC Public-sector workers will get pay restoration by 2020 - at a cost of €887m Policy

Public-sector workers will get pay restoration by 2020 - at a cost of €887m

A draft deal to replace the Lansdowne Road agreement was reached late last night.

# policy - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

From Business ETC The pent-up demand for property risks overheating the economy Building And Property

The pent-up demand for property risks overheating the economy

The government’s spending watchdog warned there was ‘significant’ danger from the residential sector.

# policy - Monday 5 June, 2017

'Not acceptable' that AIB could pay no tax on profits for up to 30 years

There are calls to make sure that the bank would have to pay a minimum corporate tax rate.

From Business ETC 'Not acceptable' that AIB could pay no tax on profits for up to 30 years Policy

'Not acceptable' that AIB could pay no tax on profits for up to 30 years

There are calls to make sure that the bank would have to pay a minimum corporate tax rate.

Irish builders may soon be forced to join a register to prove they're competent

The move is aimed at restoring trust in the construction sector after the recession.

# policy - Friday 2 June, 2017

'A devastating effect on my tranquil home': Two locals stall Intel's €3.6bn factory plan

The Irish subsidiary of the tech giant wants to build a new chip-making facility in Leixlip.

From Business ETC 'A devastating effect on my tranquil home': Two locals stall Intel's €3.6bn factory plan Building And Property

'A devastating effect on my tranquil home': Two locals stall Intel's €3.6bn factory plan

The Irish subsidiary of the tech giant wants to build a new chip-making facility in Leixlip.

# policy - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Nama boss: 'About €35bn is gone, but it was gone before we were set up'

The bad bank said today it will make a bigger-than-expected lifetime surplus.

Three telcos are in hot water over 'inappropriate' marketing slipped into contract docs

Vodafone, Eir and Sky all face possible fines from the communications watchdog.

Irish builders may soon be forced to join a register to prove they're competent

The move is aimed at restoring trust in the construction sector after the recession.

From Business ETC Nama boss: 'About €35bn is gone, but it was gone before we were set up' Policy

Nama boss: 'About €35bn is gone, but it was gone before we were set up'

The bad bank said today it will make a bigger-than-expected lifetime surplus.

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From Business ETC Stripe's Patrick Collison to schmooze with the global elite at his Bilderberg debut Policy

Stripe's Patrick Collison to schmooze with the global elite at his Bilderberg debut

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary is also attending the secretive gathering.

# policy - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

From Business ETC Irish builders may soon be forced to join a register to prove they're competent Policy

Irish builders may soon be forced to join a register to prove they're competent

The move is aimed at restoring trust in the construction sector after the recession.

From Business ETC The pound is taking a beating as a hung UK parliament looms Economics

The pound is taking a beating as a hung UK parliament looms

The latest polls point to Theresa May’s majority being wiped out – but anything could happen yet.

# policy - Monday 29 May, 2017

From Business ETC Ireland could learn a few things from the UK's quiet pensions revolution Insights

Ireland could learn a few things from the UK's quiet pensions revolution

The roll-out of a ‘pension dashboard’ could help with the big problem of unclaimed retirement funds.

From Business ETC A state scheme to help fight the 'blight' of late payments is struggling for sign-ups Policy

A state scheme to help fight the 'blight' of late payments is struggling for sign-ups

Only 34 private firms have committed to the Prompt Payment Code after two years.

# policy - Sunday 28 May, 2017

New hoteliers can't get insurance thanks to Ireland's 'compo culture'

The Irish Hotels Federation says room rates are being pushed up by high premiums.

# policy - Friday 26 May, 2017

From Business ETC Three telcos are in hot water over 'inappropriate' marketing slipped into contract docs Policy

Three telcos are in hot water over 'inappropriate' marketing slipped into contract docs

Vodafone, Eir and Sky all face possible fines from the communications watchdog.

# policy - Thursday 25 May, 2017

From Business ETC What these two would-be leaders are promising to do for Irish business Policy

What these two would-be leaders are promising to do for Irish business

Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar go head to head in their first debate tonight.

New hoteliers can't get insurance thanks to Ireland's 'compo culture'

The Irish Hotels Federation says room rates are being pushed up by high premiums.

# policy - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

From Business ETC The corporate watchdog 'fully accepts' Seán FitzPatrick trial flaws - and blames its own staff Financial Services

The corporate watchdog 'fully accepts' Seán FitzPatrick trial flaws - and blames its own staff

It admits some investigators had ‘no training or experience’ in taking witness statements.

# policy - Monday 22 May, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should 'essential' public-sector workers be banned from going on strike? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should 'essential' public-sector workers be banned from going on strike?

Leo Varadkar suggested the Labour Court should be the ‘final arbiter’ for certain disputes.

From Business ETC Ireland is one of the worst places for social entrepreneurs - here's why that needs to change Opinion

Ireland is one of the worst places for social entrepreneurs - here's why that needs to change

The sector has the potential to add 40,000 jobs to the local economy.

Ireland's largest private landlord is appealing 'exaggerated claims' against a Sandyford project

Ires Reit had hoped to build more than 460 apartments at the partially developed Rockbrook site.

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