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# policy - Today’s News

From Business ETC The EU has put a plan in motion to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030 Food And Drink

The EU has put a plan in motion to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.

# policy - Monday 15 January, 2018

From Business ETC Poll: Should the government give tax breaks to property developers? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government give tax breaks to property developers?

Ireland’s largest bank thinks a reduced VAT rate would help address the housing shortage.

# 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.

From Business ETC Ireland's consumer watchdog is powerless to investigate Apple's 'planned obsolescence' Policy

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 - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

From Business ETC The Central Bank wants to criminalise 'reckless' behaviour by bankers Financial Services

The Central Bank wants to criminalise 'reckless' behaviour by bankers

The watchdog wants measures to make it easier to target individuals for wrongdoing.

# policy - Thursday 4 January, 2018

From Business ETC IDA boss: We want finance firms to set up in the midlands once they have a Dublin base Policy

IDA boss: We want finance firms to set up in the midlands once they have a Dublin base

Martin Shanahan also wants to build up pharma and med-tech in the region.

# policy - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

From Business ETC 'Irish companies were in denial about Brexit - it was wishful thinking' Policy

'Irish companies were in denial about Brexit - it was wishful thinking'

Enterprise Ireland boss Julie Sinnamon says businesses need to step up their planning.

# policy - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From Business ETC The tanning tax and a new minimum wage: These Budget measures have just kicked in Policy

The tanning tax and a new minimum wage: These Budget measures have just kicked in

Here’s a round-up of policies that have just taken effect.

# 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.

# policy - Saturday 2 December, 2017

From Business ETC 'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs Food And Drink

'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.

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

# policy - Thursday 30 November, 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.

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

# policy - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

From Business ETC The TV licence fee 'should be replaced' with a Revenue-enforced household charge Media And Arts

The TV licence fee 'should be replaced' with a Revenue-enforced household charge

A report has suggested a number of changes to how the charge is collected and distributed.

From Business ETC 'A rigged system': Oxfam claims Ireland is a tax haven by EU standards Policy

'A rigged system': Oxfam claims Ireland is a tax haven by EU standards

A new report claims the country fails to meet European criteria on fair taxation.

# policy - Monday 27 November, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should Ireland introduce a land tax? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a land tax?

Economist David McWilliams has suggested such a levy would fix the housing crisis.

From Business ETC Why bookies are fighting for laws that would see them face tougher regulation Policy

Why bookies are fighting for laws that would see them face tougher regulation

A gambling bill has been gathering dust in Leinster House for years, but all sides say it’s needed now.

# policy - Sunday 26 November, 2017

From Business ETC The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green Transport

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

How officials stop tourists overrunning Ireland's 'golden geese' of attractions

Visitors are slowly being diverted away from some of the country’s most iconic monuments.

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