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#Policy

# policy - Today’s News

From Business ETC Europe's top court looks set to back firms banning Muslim headscarves at work Work

Europe's top court looks set to back firms banning Muslim headscarves at work

But only if the measure is part of a general policy against religious or political symbols.

# policy - Yesterday’s News

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think Irish Water should be abolished? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Irish Water should be abolished?

Revenue at the unpopular utility has plunged as uncertainty rules in the water-charges debate.

# policy - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Your crash course in... Examinership

All you need to know about what happens when an examiner is appointed by the courts.

From Business ETC Bank of Ireland almost always sticks to its guns after knocking back business loans Funding

Bank of Ireland almost always sticks to its guns after knocking back business loans

The bank was nearly twice as likely to reject appeals from borrowers than its main rival.

# policy - Saturday 28 May, 2016

From Business ETC Car insurance premiums could spike if a landmark court ruling stands Policy

Car insurance premiums could spike if a landmark court ruling stands

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland is fighting a decision that left it liable for claims from the defunct Setanta Insurance.

# policy - Thursday 26 May, 2016

From Business ETC Your crash course in... Examinership Policy

Your crash course in... Examinership

All you need to know about what happens when an examiner is appointed by the courts.

# policy - Monday 23 May, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Do you agree with JobBridge being scrapped? Work This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with JobBridge being scrapped?

The back-to-work scheme will be replaced – but not everyone thinks it was such a bad idea.

From Business ETC The smallest businesses are being left behind as the economy recovers Policy

The smallest businesses are being left behind as the economy recovers

Those that are reliant on only the domestic market are lagging the most.

# policy - Sunday 22 May, 2016

From Business ETC Finance officials shot down tax plans to address 'critical' shortage of film studios Media And Arts

Finance officials shot down tax plans to address 'critical' shortage of film studios

The idea was floated last year after calls for Ireland to double its studio capacity.

# policy - Saturday 21 May, 2016

Intel warns the rental housing squeeze could stall its expansion in Cork

The computing giant is cutting staff in Ireland – but it’s still worried about the cost of accommodation.

From Business ETC Intel warns the rental housing squeeze could stall its expansion in Cork Building And Property

Intel warns the rental housing squeeze could stall its expansion in Cork

The computing giant is cutting staff in Ireland – but it’s still worried about the cost of accommodation.

# policy - Friday 20 May, 2016

From Business ETC Clery's buyer is suing investigators over a probe into the store's closure Work

Clery's buyer is suing investigators over a probe into the store's closure

D2 Private and its owner, Deidre Foley, have launched a High Court case against workplace officials.

Your crash course in... Ireland's mortgage-rate problem

These are the key points you need to know about the latest attempts to force the banks into action.

# policy - Thursday 19 May, 2016

From Business ETC Your crash course in... Ireland's mortgage-rate problem Policy

Your crash course in... Ireland's mortgage-rate problem

These are the key points you need to know about the latest attempts to force banks into action.

From Business ETC Most company leaders think we are ill-equipped to deal with the fallout from a Brexit Policy

Most company leaders think we are ill-equipped to deal with the fallout from a Brexit

The vast majority are worried about what a ‘Leave’ vote will mean for Ireland.

# policy - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

From Business ETC The HSE is hoovering up easily the largest share of foreign workers Health

The HSE is hoovering up easily the largest share of foreign workers

More than one-fifth of all permits for staff from outside the EU went to the state health service.

# policy - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

From Business ETC Irish Water's staff can't just be flushed straight out of the system Opinion

Irish Water's staff can't just be flushed straight out of the system

Winding down the utility will still come at a cost to the public purse – and possibly a significant one.

From Business ETC The debate: Should we fear the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up? Policy

The debate: Should we fear the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

We asked people on either side of the TTIP debate to set out their cases.

# policy - Monday 16 May, 2016

Britain leaving the EU could lead to a bonanza of skilled workers for Ireland

But a so-called Brexit is still widely predicted to be a major economic risk for the Republic.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support a sugar tax? Food And Drink This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support a sugar tax?

Health officials have been pushing for the measure and now it’s back on the government’s agenda.

From Business ETC 6 things you need to know about Europe's new data protection laws Data And Security

6 things you need to know about Europe's new data protection laws

Irish companies will have to be in line with the regulations within two years.

From Business ETC Britain leaving the EU could lead to a bonanza of skilled workers for Ireland Policy

Britain leaving the EU could lead to a bonanza of skilled workers for Ireland

But a so-called Brexit is still widely predicted to be a major economic risk for the Republic.

# policy - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From Business ETC Companies could soon be forced to reveal the pay gap between male and female workers Policy

Companies could soon be forced to reveal the pay gap between male and female workers

The government has made a commitment to ‘promote wage transparency’.

# policy - Saturday 14 May, 2016

From Business ETC Most of Ireland's huge corporate tax haul last year came from foreign firms Policy

Most of Ireland's huge corporate tax haul last year came from foreign firms

New figures show how dependent the public finances are on the multinational sector.

# policy - Friday 13 May, 2016

From Business ETC A £2bn wind farm spearheaded by an Irish firm is on the verge of being scrapped Resource And Energy

A £2bn wind farm spearheaded by an Irish firm is on the verge of being scrapped

The 450 megawatt farm off the coast of Scotland could lose out on a crucial subsidy.

From Business ETC People struggle to spot bad deals when forced to read too much product jargon Policy

People struggle to spot bad deals when forced to read too much product jargon

A new report from the ESRI found complex marketing techniques can leave consumers flummoxed.

# policy - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

From Business ETC Here's what the incoming government is promising for business Policy

Here's what the incoming government is promising for business

The new programme for government is out – and we read it so you don’t have to.

# policy - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

The Irish economy is haemorrhaging over €2 billion each year due to illicit trade

High cigarette and alcohol taxes are driving activity in the black market, a new report says.

From Business ETC The Irish economy is haemorrhaging over €2 billion each year due to illicit trade Retail

The Irish economy is haemorrhaging over €2 billion each year due to illicit trade

High cigarette and alcohol taxes are driving activity in the black market, a new report says.

From Business ETC Most senior Irish executives have seen corruption in their own companies Policy

Most senior Irish executives have seen corruption in their own companies

But a survey also found local board members were less likely to report issues than those overseas.

# policy - Monday 9 May, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think the new government will make Ireland better for business? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the new government will make Ireland better for business?

We look at some of the key measures being proposed under the administration’s plans.

# policy - Sunday 8 May, 2016

From Business ETC How you can slice your tax bill by backing growing Irish companies Insights

How you can slice your tax bill by backing growing Irish companies

This scheme for supporting SMEs had a bumper year in 2015 – here’s how you can make the most of it.

# policy - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP

Here are the key points you need to know about the three-year long negotiations.

# policy - Thursday 5 May, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support TTIP? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support TTIP?

The EU-US trade deal has been in discussion since mid-2013, but it appears talks are breaking down.

From Business ETC Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP Policy

Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP

Here are the key points you need to know about the three-year long negotiations.

# policy - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

From Business ETC Europe's top court has cleared the way for plain packaging laws Retail

Europe's top court has cleared the way for plain packaging laws

The ECJ also approved a ban on menthol and other flavoured cigarettes.

# policy - Monday 2 May, 2016

From Business ETC One of Ireland's best lawyers reveals the easiest way to cut through red tape Insights

One of Ireland's best lawyers reveals the easiest way to cut through red tape

LK Shields’ David Williams says businesses can play by the rules while also trimming costs.

From Business ETC The taxman is coming after building companies as the property sector recovers Building And Property

The taxman is coming after building companies as the property sector recovers

Revenue says the potential for tax evasion in the sector is a concern.

# policy - Sunday 1 May, 2016

People are still hoarding hundreds of millions in Irish punts

Irish pounds valued at €1.4 million were exchanged during 2015.

From Business ETC New rules for the home care sector could prevent abuse Services

New rules for the home care sector could prevent abuse

The government will look at the best ways to regulate the industry, which is largely unmonitored.

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