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#Policy

# policy - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.

# policy - Friday 8 June, 2018

Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members

The policy also prevents the children of same-sex couples from being baptised in the church.

# policy - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

There has been a sharp increase in the number of whistleblowers contacting the Central Bank

Reports of wrongdoings in the financial sector nearly doubled last year.

From Business ETC There has been a sharp increase in the number of whistleblowers contacting the Central Bank Financial Services

There has been a sharp increase in the number of whistleblowers contacting the Central Bank

Reports of wrongdoings in the financial sector nearly doubled last year.

# policy - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'Almost impossible' to estimate how sustainable economy growth is, says ESRI

The ESRI has called for a new method of calculating national accounts to tell if the economy is at risk of overheating.

# policy - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From Business ETC From 2022, employers will have to fund 'auto enrollment' pensions for staff Policy

From 2022, employers will have to fund 'auto enrollment' pensions for staff

Similar schemes have previously been introduced in countries like Australia.

# policy - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Keelings has taken a swipe at the government for having no 'vision' for family firms

The fruit group’s CEO Caroline Keeling has been busy writing to ministers.

# policy - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From Business ETC Keelings has taken a swipe at the government for having no 'vision' for family firms Policy

Keelings has taken a swipe at the government for having no 'vision' for family firms

The fruit group’s CEO Caroline Keeling has been busy writing to ministers.

# policy - Friday 16 February, 2018

From Business ETC Project Ireland 2040: These are all the key points you need to know Building And Property

Project Ireland 2040: These are all the key points you need to know

The €116 billion plan sets out a two-decade vision for the country.

# policy - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project

Only one firm is left in the running to build the long-delayed network.

'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments

The chair of Ireland’s Housing Agency is one of the government’s top advisors.

# policy - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

The Irish taxpayer will pick up the tab for bust Setanta Insurance

The total cost of the claims could be in the region of €90m.

# policy - Saturday 27 January, 2018

A major builder is suing planning officials over a 650-home Wicklow development

An Bord Pleanála rejected Cosgrave Property Group’s large-scale housing plan last year.

# policy - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Coach tour companies say EU rules on drivers' breaks are 'fracturing' their business

Lobbyists are pushing for an overhaul of the current regulations.

A major builder is suing planning officials over a 650-home Wicklow development

An Bord Pleanála rejected Cosgrave Property Group’s large-scale housing plan last year.

The EU has shot down claims that Nama gives illegal state aid to developers

Some of Ireland’s biggest developers claimed the ‘bad bank’ had broken the rules.

# policy - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Apple is shifting billions in cash funnelled through Ireland back to the US

The iPhone maker will pay more than €30 billion in tax on the repatriation.

# policy - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Ireland's consumer watchdog is powerless to investigate Apple's 'planned obsolescence'

French authorities have launched an investigation into the tech giant for limiting phone performance.

# policy - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Plans for an office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground have been blocked

The property developer has appealed Dublin council’s planning decision to the national authority.

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# policy - Thursday 28 December, 2017

From Business ETC An office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground has been knocked back Building And Property

An office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground has been knocked back

The property developer has appealed Dublin council’s planning decision to the national authority.

# policy - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

From Business ETC Goldman Sachs admits it is 'considering' its options following Dublin move reports Financial Services

Goldman Sachs admits it is 'considering' its options following Dublin move reports

The Financial Times reported the firm’s European asset management business is coming to the Irish capital.

# policy - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From Business ETC A passenger called 'a liar' by an inspector has settled a defamation case against Irish Rail Policy

A passenger called 'a liar' by an inspector has settled a defamation case against Irish Rail

The woman was fined €100 when the conductor refused to accept her email ticket receipt.

# policy - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

From Business ETC It gets worse: Another 13,000 tracker victims have been overcharged by Ireland's banks Financial Services

It gets worse: Another 13,000 tracker victims have been overcharged by Ireland's banks

The Central Bank says over 30,000 customers have been impacted by the scandal.

# policy - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

From Business ETC Ryanair has revealed plans to recognise cabin crew unions Work

Ryanair has revealed plans to recognise cabin crew unions

The company announced last week it would be recognising pilot unions.

# policy - Monday 18 December, 2017

From Business ETC Merrion Stockbrokers has been slapped with a €200k fine by the Central Bank Financial Services

Merrion Stockbrokers has been slapped with a €200k fine by the Central Bank

The firm has breached the regulator’s fitness and probity rules.

# policy - Saturday 16 December, 2017

From Business ETC Why it's time for all Irish firms to start taking new data protection laws seriously Insights

Why it's time for all Irish firms to start taking new data protection laws seriously

The deadline for GDPR compliance is looming – and not being prepared isn’t an option.

From Business ETC 'People should fight': Cork locals to protest today against plans for mass evictions Building And Property

'People should fight': Cork locals to protest today against plans for mass evictions

The owners of the Leeside Apartments say they will substantially refurbish the block.

# policy - Thursday 14 December, 2017

'Seas of steel' and 'hell on Earth': Why dozens of solar farms are in planning limbo

Locals have appealed 27 projects to the national planning board in the past year.

From Business ETC Union bosses have written to the government to call out 'clear hypocrisy from a state beneficiary' Work

Union bosses have written to the government to call out 'clear hypocrisy from a state beneficiary'

The letter relates to a recent Labour Court dispute over redundancy packages offered by Capita.

# policy - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k

The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.

From Business ETC A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k Work

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k

The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.

From Business ETC Here's what you need to know about Facebook's rejigged tax model Social Media

Here's what you need to know about Facebook's rejigged tax model

Potential long-term changes could have a major impact on how Ireland attracts foreign investment.

# policy - Sunday 10 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'Seas of steel' and 'hell on Earth': Why dozens of solar farms are in planning limbo Resource And Energy

'Seas of steel' and 'hell on Earth': Why dozens of solar farms are in planning limbo

Locals have appealed 27 projects to the national planning board in the past year.

# policy - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

# policy - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

# policy - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

From Business ETC Zero-hour contracts will be outlawed in most cases under new laws Policy

Zero-hour contracts will be outlawed in most cases under new laws

A bill aims to tackle the casualisation of work in Ireland.

# policy - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From Business ETC Veteran broadcaster Tom McGurk was hit with a tax bill of €75,000 Media And Arts

Veteran broadcaster Tom McGurk was hit with a tax bill of €75,000

Horse trainers and hospital consultants were also named on Revenue’s latest defaulters list.

# policy - Monday 4 December, 2017

From Business ETC Apple has agreed to hand over €13bn in back taxes to Ireland Policy

Apple has agreed to hand over €13bn in back taxes to Ireland

But the Government is still fighting the EU ruling that led to the payout.

# policy - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'It's damaging the image of the city': Galway's traffic could be costing it jobs

The western hub has been ranked as having the worst congestion in the country.

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