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# policy - Today’s News

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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# policy - Yesterday’s News

With its ridesharing plans parked, Uber struggles to justify more Irish investment

With its ridesharing plans parked, Uber struggles to justify more Irish investment

But the company’s local head is still confident its flagship service will launch here.

From Business ETC New hoteliers can't get insurance thanks to Ireland's 'compo culture' Hospitality

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 - Saturday 20 May, 2017

From Business ETC Europe's company tax plans will benefit large countries while Ireland loses out Opinion

Europe's company tax plans will benefit large countries while Ireland loses out

The so-called CCCTB plan is said to be good for the EU, but its impact will be felt here.

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.

# policy - Friday 19 May, 2017

The EU says Ireland needs to hurry up and collect its €13 billion from Apple

The European Commission ruled last year that the tech firm owed the huge sum for unpaid taxes.

From Business ETC The EU says Ireland needs to hurry up and collect its €13 billion from Apple Policy

The EU says Ireland needs to hurry up and collect its €13 billion from Apple

The European Commission ruled last year that the tech firm owed the huge sum for unpaid taxes.

From Business ETC New rules for company accounts go a step too far - here's why small firms should beware Opinion

New rules for company accounts go a step too far - here's why small firms should beware

The new Companies Act means some firms will be entitled to file potentially misleading figures.

# policy - Thursday 18 May, 2017

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.

With its ridesharing plans parked, Uber struggles to justify more Irish investment

But the company’s local head is still confident its flagship service will launch here.

From Business ETC Michael Noonan is stepping down as Finance Minister Policy

Michael Noonan is stepping down as Finance Minister

The Limerick TD, who was first elected to the Dáil in 1981, also said he won’t contest another election.

# policy - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

From Business ETC Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have their state subsidies docked Agribusiness

Farmers who started 'illegal' gorse fires may have their state subsidies docked

A recent spate of gorse fires have caused havoc in rural areas around the country.

From Business ETC A long-awaited tax break to kick-start investment in young firms has finally been introduced Policy

A long-awaited tax break to kick-start investment in young firms has finally been introduced

Axing stamp duty for shares on Ireland’s junior stock market was first mooted in late 2013.

From Business ETC Ireland's largest private landlord is appealing 'exaggerated claims' against a Sandyford project Building And Property

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.

# policy - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From Business ETC A European court ruling paves the way for a bruising Brexit Policy

A European court ruling paves the way for a bruising Brexit

The decision means all EU states and regional authorities have to clear any trade deal.

# policy - Sunday 14 May, 2017

From Business ETC With its ridesharing plans parked, Uber struggles to justify more Irish investment Transport

With its ridesharing plans parked, Uber struggles to justify more Irish investment

But the company’s local head is still confident its flagship service will launch here.

# policy - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

From Business ETC This is the infrastructure we need across Ireland to keep the economy growing Opinion

This is the infrastructure we need across Ireland to keep the economy growing

Improving roads and ports around the country will help the regions deal with the fallout of Brexit.

# policy - Thursday 11 May, 2017

From Business ETC Donald Trump: 'I give the Irish a lot of credit. They never raised their taxes' Policy

Donald Trump: 'I give the Irish a lot of credit. They never raised their taxes'

In an interview with the Economist, Trump singled out Ireland’s economic policies for praise.

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

From Business ETC Uber has hit a roadblock in the court case that will decide its fate across Europe Policy

Uber has hit a roadblock in the court case that will decide its fate across Europe

A key advisor to the European Court of Justice said the firm should be treated as a transport company.

From Business ETC 'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless' Startups

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

# policy - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From Business ETC Ticketmaster blames media 'sensationalism' for public outrage over ticket touting Media And Arts

Ticketmaster blames media 'sensationalism' for public outrage over ticket touting

But some event promoters say for-profit ticket resales should be criminalised.

# policy - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

From Business ETC The state's public pay body says workers should contribute more for their pensions Policy

The state's public pay body says workers should contribute more for their pensions

The group also recommended any ‘adjustments’ to public pay should come with better productivity.

From Business ETC Rent controls are 'creating a two-tier system' as prices hit all-time highs Building And Property

Rent controls are 'creating a two-tier system' as prices hit all-time highs

The severe lack of properties means those looking for new homes are being forced to pay a premium.

# policy - Monday 8 May, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should the money raised from the AIB sale be spent on infrastructure? Financial Services This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the money raised from the AIB sale be spent on infrastructure?

EU fiscal rules say extra money should be used to reduce national debt.

# policy - Thursday 4 May, 2017

One major UK supermarket is going 'British-only' for beef - and it wants others to follow suit

Irish farmers fear there will be a domino effect in the key export market as Brexit looms.

From Business ETC One major UK supermarket is going 'British-only' for beef - and it wants others to follow suit Agribusiness

One major UK supermarket is going 'British-only' for beef - and it wants others to follow suit

Irish farmers fear there will be a domino effect in the key export market as Brexit looms.

# policy - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

From Business ETC Ireland is going to ban zero-hour contracts 'in most circumstances' Work

Ireland is going to ban zero-hour contracts 'in most circumstances'

But business lobby group Ibec has dismissed the measures as “crude” and “disproportionate”.

From Business ETC Self-employed workers want better benefits - and they're prepared to pay for them Policy

Self-employed workers want better benefits - and they're prepared to pay for them

The group is already subject to higher taxes – and enjoys fewer state protections – than regular employees.

# policy - Friday 28 April, 2017

From Business ETC Simon Coveney thinks Ireland should go high-rise - 'in the right places' Building And Property

Simon Coveney thinks Ireland should go high-rise - 'in the right places'

But the housing minister doesn’t want a return to lax building standards.

# policy - Thursday 27 April, 2017

'Visitors don't come for tacky, renamed districts': Claims fly over the future of Dublin Town

A campaign has been launched to scrap the city centre business group.

From Business ETC What effect will Trump's tax plans have on Ireland? Here's what you need to know Policy

What effect will Trump's tax plans have on Ireland? Here's what you need to know

The new president is promising the biggest tax cuts in US history.

From Business ETC The taxman has clawed back millions from Irish people with offshore assets Policy

The taxman has clawed back millions from Irish people with offshore assets

Tax evasion and avoidance continue to be top of Revenue’s agenda.

# policy - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

From Business ETC Watch out Ireland: Trump's plan to slash corporate taxes to 15% confirmed Policy

Watch out Ireland: Trump's plan to slash corporate taxes to 15% confirmed

But the plan could face stiff opposition in Congress.

# policy - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

From Business ETC Why businesses are up in arms about plans to bar more cars from Dublin's city centre Transport

Why businesses are up in arms about plans to bar more cars from Dublin's city centre

A new lobby group said the rules would threaten the capital’s ‘economic viability’.

From Business ETC Donald Trump is promising 'the biggest tax cut ever' - but it's unlikely he can pay for it Policy

Donald Trump is promising 'the biggest tax cut ever' - but it's unlikely he can pay for it

Changes to US company taxes have been highlighted as one of the biggest risks to Ireland.

# policy - Sunday 23 April, 2017

From Business ETC 'Visitors don't come for tacky, renamed districts': Claims fly over the future of Dublin Town Marketing

'Visitors don't come for tacky, renamed districts': Claims fly over the future of Dublin Town

A campaign has been launched to scrap the city centre business group.

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