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#Policy

# policy - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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.

From Business ETC The UK economy looks set to take its biggest dive since the financial crisis Policy

The UK economy looks set to take its biggest dive since the financial crisis

The first major indicator of business confidence after the Brexit vote points to a dramatic decline.

From Business ETC Phasing out the USC could cost the Exchequer close to €2 billion by 2020 Policy

Phasing out the USC could cost the Exchequer close to €2 billion by 2020

The Department of Finance costings also include an analysis on cutting capital gains tax for startups.

# policy - Thursday 21 July, 2016

From Business ETC The high cost of childcare is putting Irish people off working and hurting competitiveness Policy

The high cost of childcare is putting Irish people off working and hurting competitiveness

Ireland was ranked as the second most-expensive country in the OECD for childcare.

# policy - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

From Business ETC Ireland might have to give the EU an extra €280m because of those inflated GDP figures Policy

Ireland might have to give the EU an extra €280m because of those inflated GDP figures

The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.

# policy - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

From Business ETC Foreign companies dominate their Irish rivals when it comes to researching new products Policy

Foreign companies dominate their Irish rivals when it comes to researching new products

Two-thirds of all expenditure on R&D in Ireland comes from multinational firms.

The government is considering raising the minimum wage by 10c

But the recommendation has been dismissed as “out of touch” with the reality for businesses.

From Business ETC The government is considering lifting the minimum wage - by 10c Work

The government is considering lifting the minimum wage - by 10c

But the recommendation has already been dismissed as “out of touch” with the reality for businesses.

# policy - Monday 18 July, 2016

From Business ETC Poll: Should the government bring in a 'help-to-buy' scheme for first home buyers? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government bring in a 'help-to-buy' scheme for first home buyers?

House prices, particularly in Dublin, are out of reach for many would-be purchasers.

From Business ETC Leo Varadkar wants employers to help pay for all their workers' pensions Policy

Leo Varadkar wants employers to help pay for all their workers' pensions

The minister also launched a series of proposals to simplify the pensions process.

# policy - Friday 15 July, 2016

From Business ETC 'If even one percent of London’s economic activities migrated here, we would be absolutely crippled' Finance

'If even one percent of London’s economic activities migrated here, we would be absolutely crippled'

Ireland has the welcome mat out for post-Brexit investment, but Dublin is ill-equipped to be the City on the Liffey.

# policy - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From Business ETC Ireland should break EU rules if needed to spend €1 billion on social housing Building And Property

Ireland should break EU rules if needed to spend €1 billion on social housing

Business group Ibec says the lack of new homes has reached a critical stage.

# policy - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

From Business ETC 'Leprechaun economics' - Experts aren't impressed with Ireland's GDP figures Policy

'Leprechaun economics' - Experts aren't impressed with Ireland's GDP figures

The country’s headline economic growth last year was roughly five times that of the next-best euro state.

# policy - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From Business ETC Clerys' buyers accused of 'unfairly mischaracterising' a probe into the store's closure Retail

Clerys' buyers accused of 'unfairly mischaracterising' a probe into the store's closure

The High Court heard a ‘directors pack’ with financial details of staff was central to a disputed investigation.

The second best eurozone economy grew by 5% in 2015. Ireland's expanded by an insane 26%

A rise in multinational companies locating assets here likely helped drive the huge growth.

From Business ETC The second-best eurozone economy grew 5% in 2015. Ireland's expanded an insane 26% Policy

The second-best eurozone economy grew 5% in 2015. Ireland's expanded an insane 26%

A rise in multinational companies locating assets here likely helped drive the huge growth.

# policy - Monday 11 July, 2016

From Business ETC Brexit is weighing heavily on Irish businesses' future prospects Policy

Brexit is weighing heavily on Irish businesses' future prospects

Three-fifths of SMEs expect the UK vote to have a negative impact on their trade.

# policy - Saturday 9 July, 2016

Your crash course in... the murky and unregulated world of shadow banking

Here are the key points you need to know about the shady system that keeps the financial world ticking over.

From Business ETC Irish solar developers want the EU's help to get the industry off the ground Resource And Energy

Irish solar developers want the EU's help to get the industry off the ground

The Irish solar association is pushing officials to lift measures that make building solar farms more expensive.

# policy - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From Business ETC Your crash course in... the murky and unregulated world of shadow banking Insights

Your crash course in... the murky and unregulated world of shadow banking

Here are the key points you need to know about the shady system that keeps the financial world ticking over.

From Business ETC Facebook might get a slap on the wrist from US courts for its Irish dealings Policy

Facebook might get a slap on the wrist from US courts for its Irish dealings

Tax authorities across the Atlantic are conducting an examination of the company’s income.

# policy - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

From Business ETC 'Ireland will be the first choice for companies looking for an EU base' Policy

'Ireland will be the first choice for companies looking for an EU base'

The head of IDA Ireland thinks Ireland can cope with any investment it picks up in the wake of Brexit.

# policy - Tuesday 5 July, 2016

750,000 people are living in poverty in Ireland - on under €218 a week

New figures released by Social Justice Ireland today show 100,000 more people are in poverty than at the start of the recession.

From Business ETC The EU's economic head honcho doesn't think the UK will go through with its huge corporate tax cut Policy

The EU's economic head honcho doesn't think the UK will go through with its huge corporate tax cut

The move to reduce the rate to 15% would place the UK in direct competition with Ireland.

From Business ETC 'The UK has stolen a march on Irish business' Policy

'The UK has stolen a march on Irish business'

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce says that Ireland lags behind the UK in almost all of the main tax rates.

# policy - Monday 4 July, 2016

From Business ETC Companies are moving their intellectual properties to Ireland - and the government is cashing in Policy

Companies are moving their intellectual properties to Ireland - and the government is cashing in

The country has taken in more than €3 billion in corporate tax so far this year.

Irish investment to come under threat as UK to slash corporate tax

UK Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to cut the rate to 15% to prove the nation is open for business.

From Business ETC Irish investment to come under threat as UK to slash corporate tax Policy

Irish investment to come under threat as UK to slash corporate tax

UK Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to cut the rate to 15% to prove the nation is open for business.

# policy - Friday 1 July, 2016

From Business ETC New rules will force banks to tell firms when they could be branded as 'non co-operating' Policy

New rules will force banks to tell firms when they could be branded as 'non co-operating'

The order, which comes into force today, means companies have the right to know why they’re refused credit.

# policy - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From Business ETC The Iona Institute spent the equivalent of a year's budget on the same-sex marriage referendum Policy

The Iona Institute spent the equivalent of a year's budget on the same-sex marriage referendum

The conservative lobby group enjoyed a big increase in donations as it pushed for a ‘No’ vote.

# policy - Tuesday 28 June, 2016

From Business ETC Is Ireland really equipped to benefit from more foreign investment post-Brexit? Opinion

Is Ireland really equipped to benefit from more foreign investment post-Brexit?

The country’s poor infrastructure will stifle its capacity to absorb extra jobs and business.

From Business ETC Ireland has a hit list of countries to target for business as the UK's lure fades Policy

Ireland has a hit list of countries to target for business as the UK's lure fades

A renewed trade push into markets like France and Germany is expected after the Brexit vote.

# policy - Monday 27 June, 2016

Ireland wants to attract thousands of foreign tech staff, but we may have trouble housing them

The government has unveiled an initiative to recruit the best talent from abroad.

From Business ETC Ireland wants to attract thousands of foreign tech staff, but we may have trouble housing them Internet

Ireland wants to attract thousands of foreign tech staff, but we may have trouble housing them

The government has unveiled an initiative to recruit the best talent from abroad.

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