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#Policy

# policy - Today’s News

Europe accused of 'undermining the global tax system' as Apple faces billions in Irish back-taxes

The transatlantic dogfight over multinationals’ profit-shifting continues to heat up.

From Business ETC Scrapping the USC could force a 600% increase in property tax Policy

Scrapping the USC could force a 600% increase in property tax

Increases in excise on petrol, diesel and alcohol have also been flagged to make up the shortfall.

From Business ETC Europe accused of 'undermining the global tax system' as Apple faces billions in Irish back-taxes Policy

Europe accused of 'undermining the global tax system' as Apple faces billions in Irish back-taxes

The transatlantic dogfight over multinationals’ profit-shifting continues to heat up.

From Business ETC Better share-based rewards for staff could be on the way - here's what you need to know Insights

Better share-based rewards for staff could be on the way - here's what you need to know

Ireland’s system for employee share incentives is in need of an overhaul.

# policy - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Why taking a 'minimalist' approach to new lobbying rules is a mistake for Irish firms Opinion

Why taking a 'minimalist' approach to new lobbying rules is a mistake for Irish firms

The Lobbying Act is about more than just compliance – it’s about communications and reputation.

# policy - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

From Business ETC Dublin is in a 'global race for investment' and taller buildings could be the answer Building And Property

Dublin is in a 'global race for investment' and taller buildings could be the answer

Ireland’s largest business group has suggested the Irish capital needs to embrace more high-rise developments.

# policy - Monday 22 August, 2016

'People are holding onto land with no intention of developing it and just hoping for the best'

The Small Firms Association wants the government to bring in a scheme to encourage landowners to sell up.

From Business ETC 'People are holding onto land with no intention of developing it and just hoping for the best' Policy

'People are holding onto land with no intention of developing it and just hoping for the best'

The Small Firms Association wants the government to bring in a scheme to encourage landowners to sell up.

# policy - Sunday 21 August, 2016

What Donald Trump's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

# policy - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

From Business ETC We should fix our flawed insurance system - rather than scrapping it altogether Opinion

We should fix our flawed insurance system - rather than scrapping it altogether

Snowballing motor premiums have put the spotlight on the problematic sector.

# policy - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From Business ETC A court challenge looms as the government moves to ban cigarette vending machines Health

A court challenge looms as the government moves to ban cigarette vending machines

New legislation being drafted will see the machines banned in Ireland.

# policy - Monday 15 August, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Should businesses be made to disclose more financial details? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Should businesses be made to disclose more financial details?

A new bill could see Irish unlimited companies forced to file public accounts.

From Business ETC Ireland's competition watchdog plans to crack down on the second-hand car industry Policy

Ireland's competition watchdog plans to crack down on the second-hand car industry

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said that it received complaints about sales of crashed cars.

From Business ETC New EU rules look set to change how WhatsApp makes money from your data Apps And Mobile

New EU rules look set to change how WhatsApp makes money from your data

Companies like Facebook and Microsoft are expected to operate under new confidentiality rules.

# policy - Saturday 13 August, 2016

From Business ETC Secretive Irish companies could soon find it harder to keep their finances private Policy

Secretive Irish companies could soon find it harder to keep their finances private

A new bill will likely mean that many firms will have to disclose more financial information.

Big pharma companies are crying out for graduates who can talk to people

A new report says that biopharma firms are on the lookout for people with ‘soft skills’.

From Business ETC What The Donald's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland Policy

What The Donald's plan to slash US corporate taxes would mean for Ireland

The presidential candidate has proposed lowering the US rate to 15%.

# policy - Friday 12 August, 2016

From Business ETC 'Dublin must get serious about competing with other big cities in Europe' Finance

'Dublin must get serious about competing with other big cities in Europe'

A German think-tank put the Irish capital low on the list of cities ready to soak up post-Brexit investment.

From Business ETC The government will not be abolishing mandatory retirement ages Policy

The government will not be abolishing mandatory retirement ages

But it still wants more people to continue working past 65.

# policy - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

From Business ETC Big pharma companies are crying out for graduates who can talk to people Education

Big pharma companies are crying out for graduates who can talk to people

A new report says that biopharma firms are on the lookout for people with ‘soft skills’.

# policy - Monday 8 August, 2016

From Business ETC Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed Work

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed

However, the head of ISME says the government needs to show some leadership on the issue.

# policy - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

From Business ETC Ireland's researchers are punching above their weight despite 'below-average investment' Funding

Ireland's researchers are punching above their weight despite 'below-average investment'

Science Foundation Ireland is training people for industry – not to be “the next professors”.

From Business ETC Hand-ups vs handouts: What needs to change to make Ireland the best small country for startups Opinion

Hand-ups vs handouts: What needs to change to make Ireland the best small country for startups

The current system puts entrepreneurs in a protective bubble – instead of helping them reach their potential.

Dublin could overtake London as the most attractive financial centre in Europe

A report carried from PwC predicts Brexit could have a major impact on the English capital.

From Business ETC Dublin could overtake London as the most attractive financial centre in Europe Finance

Dublin could overtake London as the most attractive financial centre in Europe

A report carried from PwC predicts Brexit could have a major impact on the English capital.

# policy - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

From Business ETC Irish exporters are in the midst of a 'full-blown currency crisis' Policy

Irish exporters are in the midst of a 'full-blown currency crisis'

Ibec is calling for an urgent response from the government.

# policy - Sunday 31 July, 2016

From Business ETC More was spent on government office supplies last year than pursuing white-collar crime Policy

More was spent on government office supplies last year than pursuing white-collar crime

The Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement only spent three-fifths of its annual budget.

# policy - Friday 29 July, 2016

From Business ETC 'Multinational companies won't have a problem investing in Cork instead of Dublin' Policy

'Multinational companies won't have a problem investing in Cork instead of Dublin'

WIlliam Fry’s head of foreign investment says several Irish cities could benefit from Brexit.

# policy - Thursday 28 July, 2016

From Business ETC The IMF thinks more taxes on Irish property could prevent another recession Building And Property

The IMF thinks more taxes on Irish property could prevent another recession

It warned high commercial property prices risk a return to a “boom-bust” cycle.

From Business ETC The vast majority of Irish exporters say Brexit will have a negative impact on their business Manufacturing

The vast majority of Irish exporters say Brexit will have a negative impact on their business

A new survey shows that the referendum vote has already had an effect on business.

From Business ETC An Post should get access to people's data to crack down on TV licence evasion Media And Arts

An Post should get access to people's data to crack down on TV licence evasion

The Audiovisual Federation says the share of people not paying the charge is ‘unacceptable’.

# policy - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Central Bank warns that Brexit will have 'negative and material' impact

The central bank cut Ireland’s GDP forecast to 4.9% this year and 3.6% next year respectively, from the previous forecasts of 5.1% and 4.2%.

From Business ETC The UK's economy isn't deflating yet, but the Central Bank still fears Brexit fallout for Ireland Policy

The UK's economy isn't deflating yet, but the Central Bank still fears Brexit fallout for Ireland

Britain delivered surprising growth figures in the lead-up to the EU referendum.

# policy - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

From Business ETC Bord na Móna has set aside millions of euro to shut power stations as it turns away from peat Resource And Energy

Bord na Móna has set aside millions of euro to shut power stations as it turns away from peat

Profits at the semi-state plunged after it wrote down the value of two Offaly plants.

# policy - Monday 25 July, 2016

An all-Ireland motorway may be on the way - but it'll cost us €100 each per year

Under the proposed plan 85% of Ireland’s population will live within 10km of the motorway.

From Business ETC Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage? Opinion

Debate Room: Should we increase the minimum wage?

Unite and the Small Firms Association go head to head on the divisive issue.

From Business ETC A motorway spanning all of Ireland would cost every worker about €100 a year Transport

A motorway spanning all of Ireland would cost every worker about €100 a year

Business group Ibec has put forward a plan for a major upgrade of the island’s road network.

# policy - Sunday 24 July, 2016

From Business ETC How rising insurance costs are squeezing small Irish businesses dry Policy

How rising insurance costs are squeezing small Irish businesses dry

Some firms have been quoted threefold increases in their premiums.

# policy - Friday 22 July, 2016

14,000 Irish motorists at risk after collapse of Gibraltar-based insurer

The news comes on the same day that a government report was published to try and protect motor insurance customers.

From Business ETC 14,000 Irish motorists at risk after collapse of Gibraltar-based insurer Transport

14,000 Irish motorists at risk after collapse of Gibraltar-based insurer

The news comes on the same day that a government report was published to try and protect motor insurance customers.

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