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#Policy

# policy - Today’s News

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think Brexit will actually happen? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Brexit will actually happen?

Some commentators branded the UK’s recent position papers as a flop.

# policy - Yesterday’s News

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control

Transport officials warn that the issue poses a ‘unique problem’.

From Business ETC 'Slow, tortuous, difficult and costly': The tale of Galway Port's long-delayed expansion plans Transport

'Slow, tortuous, difficult and costly': The tale of Galway Port's long-delayed expansion plans

The west of Ireland port first applied for development approval in 2014.

# policy - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control

Transport officials warn that the issue poses a ‘unique problem’.

# policy - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From Business ETC The UK wants a 'cross-border trade exemption' so firms can avoid Irish customs checks Policy

The UK wants a 'cross-border trade exemption' so firms can avoid Irish customs checks

But many of Westminster’s proposals have already been dismissed as impossible.

From Business ETC Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control Transport

Ireland could soon wind up with another Brexit headache: Air traffic control

Transport officials warn that the issue poses a ‘unique problem’.

From Business ETC 'Grossly unfair': Landlords aren't happy about plans to penalise owners of vacant homes Building And Property

'Grossly unfair': Landlords aren't happy about plans to penalise owners of vacant homes

The government has flagged a ‘carrot and stick’ approach to making more houses available.

# policy - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

From Business ETC What Britain's latest plans for trade borders mean for Irish business Policy

What Britain's latest plans for trade borders mean for Irish business

The UK wants out of the customs union – but it faces an uphill battle for the EU to accept its demands.

# policy - Monday 14 August, 2017

Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers

There has been a significant rise in passenger disturbances caused by excessive drinking.

From Business ETC Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers Policy

Ryanair wants UK airports to restrict alcohol sales after a spike in boozy travellers

There has been a significant rise in passenger disturbances caused by excessive drinking.

From Business ETC 'Penalties are coming': The government puts people with vacant second homes on notice Building And Property

'Penalties are coming': The government puts people with vacant second homes on notice

The housing minister says there will be a ‘carrot and stick’ approach.

# policy - Monday 7 August, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should the government cut excise duty on beer? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government cut excise duty on beer?

Drinks lobby groups say the tax is a ‘major threat’ to the industry.

# policy - Thursday 3 August, 2017

From Business ETC Welfare recipients will be trained to work on dairy farms under a new plan Agribusiness

Welfare recipients will be trained to work on dairy farms under a new plan

The move is aimed at easing the shortage of labour in the sector as incomes rise.

Ireland's horse racing body wants an increase in betting taxes - with punters footing the bill

Horse Racing Ireland wants to see an increase in the rate of betting duty and commission on gross profits.

# policy - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

From Business ETC Ireland's horse racing body wants an increase in betting taxes - with punters footing the bill Sports

Ireland's horse racing body wants an increase in betting taxes - with punters footing the bill

Horse Racing Ireland wants to see an increase in the rate of betting duty and commission on gross profits.

# policy - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

From Business ETC E-cigarettes are likely to escape being taxed in this year's budget Health

E-cigarettes are likely to escape being taxed in this year's budget

A levy on vaping could raise millions, but finance officials are cool on the idea.

# policy - Monday 31 July, 2017

From Business ETC Irish employers 'should get money back' when their staff are made redundant Work

Irish employers 'should get money back' when their staff are made redundant

Businesses used to be able to claim a rebate to help cover the costs.

# policy - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Self-employed people earning over €100,000 'should get a tax cut'

That’s according to the Dublin Chamber, which wants a USC surcharge scrapped.

# policy - Friday 28 July, 2017

Uber's ride-sharing plans for Ireland may have suffered their final setback

The transport watchdog has poured cold water on the tech company’s plans for a pilot in Limerick.

From Business ETC Uber's ridesharing plans for Ireland may have suffered their final setback Policy

Uber's ridesharing plans for Ireland may have suffered their final setback

The transport watchdog has poured cold water on the tech company’s plans for a pilot in Limerick.

# policy - Thursday 27 July, 2017

From Business ETC Self-employed people earning over €100,000 'should get a tax cut' Policy

Self-employed people earning over €100,000 'should get a tax cut'

That’s according to the Dublin Chamber, which wants a USC surcharge scrapped.

# policy - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From Business ETC Many Irish retailers think Brexit will do more damage to their business than the recession Retail

Many Irish retailers think Brexit will do more damage to their business than the recession

That’s according to a new survey by business group Retail Excellence Ireland.

# policy - Monday 24 July, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should private pensions be mandatory for all private-sector workers? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Should private pensions be mandatory for all private-sector workers?

The Minister for Social Protection has been called on to develop an auto-enrolment system.

From Business ETC Ryanair: 'Unfortunately, Brexit is in the hands of politicians who don't think rationally' Transport

Ryanair: 'Unfortunately, Brexit is in the hands of politicians who don't think rationally'

The airline’s chief marketing boss has lashed out at the UK government.

From Business ETC 'Our challenges will not disappear, they will intensify. We need to invest in Ireland now' Opinion

'Our challenges will not disappear, they will intensify. We need to invest in Ireland now'

The country is straining under infrastructure problems, from housing to water, schools and hospitals.

# policy - Thursday 20 July, 2017

This is how the long-delayed Metro North could be sped up

Engineers Ireland say the route should be completed in stages to get the project moving.

# policy - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

From Business ETC Michael O'Leary claims 'bureaucratic dither' is holding up Dublin Airport's new runway Transport

Michael O'Leary claims 'bureaucratic dither' is holding up Dublin Airport's new runway

Ryanair’s boss lashed out at the attorney-general’s office for delaying noise regulation rules.

# policy - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

From Business ETC This is how the long-delayed Metro North could be sped up Building And Property

This is how the long-delayed Metro North could be sped up

Engineers Ireland say the route should be completed in stages to get the project moving.

From Business ETC The minimum wage has been tipped to rise - and employers aren't happy Work

The minimum wage has been tipped to rise - and employers aren't happy

The Low Pay Commission signalled a small lift in Ireland’s base pay rate.

From Business ETC Businesses have narrowly voted to keep Dublin Town after a divisive scrap over its future Marketing

Businesses have narrowly voted to keep Dublin Town after a divisive scrap over its future

But the group fighting the city centre-improvement scheme says it will ‘intensify’ its campaign.

# policy - Monday 17 July, 2017

From Business ETC 'Planning is taking much longer. Onshore wind farms have taken a hammering' Resource And Energy

'Planning is taking much longer. Onshore wind farms have taken a hammering'

That’s according Bord na Móna’s CEO, who says the firm is working to get locals on board.

# policy - Sunday 16 July, 2017

From Business ETC Why Ireland needs better share incentives to help smaller firms keep their staff Opinion

Why Ireland needs better share incentives to help smaller firms keep their staff

The Minister for Finance recently said he planned to follow through on an improved SME scheme.

From Business ETC Why Irish fishers are right to be worried about the UK taking back control of its waters Policy

Why Irish fishers are right to be worried about the UK taking back control of its waters

The UK’s decision to leave the EU could jeopardise two-fifths of the local industry.

# policy - Monday 10 July, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think it's a good idea to hire a private firm to chase TV licence dodgers? Policy This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think it's a good idea to hire a private firm to chase TV licence dodgers?

Ireland has one of the highest evasion rates in Europe.

# policy - Saturday 8 July, 2017

From Business ETC Fáilte Ireland is calling for 'a new perspective' on how to attract big-ticket sporting events Sports

Fáilte Ireland is calling for 'a new perspective' on how to attract big-ticket sporting events

The state agency wants outside help to come up with a 10-year strategy.

Why Ryanair has gone to war with 'claim chasers'

The Irish airline has been hailing a court win against UK firms that specialise in flight delay claims.

# policy - Friday 7 July, 2017

From Business ETC 'It'll be better for patients': Generic drugs firms want a new price deal with the HSE Health

'It'll be better for patients': Generic drugs firms want a new price deal with the HSE

Last year, branded companies made an agreement they said would save the state millions.

# policy - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Another twist in the Dublin Town row as the 'no' side claims that ballot papers are missing

The city council says it posted them out two months ago ahead of a vote on the scheme’s future.

Why Ryanair has gone to war with 'claim chasers'

The Irish airline has been hailing a court win against UK firms that specialise in flight delay claims.

From Business ETC People working illegally in Ireland are most likely to be employed in takeaways Work

People working illegally in Ireland are most likely to be employed in takeaways

A new study has found that many illegal workers are students.

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