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#Policy

# policy - Yesterday’s News

Michael O'Leary: The government should scrap one of Ireland's 'greatest policy catastrophes'

The Ryanair boss said the air travel tax should be formally abolished.

# policy - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I want to enlighten him': Trump inauguration singer speaks out against transgender policy

She joined a raft of other voices calling for Trump’s move to be rolled back.

From Business ETC This aviation bigwig thinks Ireland should give huge tax cuts to skilled foreigners Policy

This aviation bigwig thinks Ireland should give huge tax cuts to skilled foreigners

Aercap chief Aengus Kelly said the country is losing in the race for exec-level talent.

# policy - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling

The tech giant has been ordered to hand over the huge sum for illegal state aid.

# policy - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

From Business ETC 'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling Policy

'Our rights were breached': Here's how Apple will fight the EU's €13bn Irish tax ruling

The tech giant has been ordered to hand over the huge sum for illegal state aid.

From Business ETC Michael O'Leary: The government should scrap one of Ireland's 'greatest policy catastrophes' Transport

Michael O'Leary: The government should scrap one of Ireland's 'greatest policy catastrophes'

The Ryanair boss said the air travel tax should be formally abolished.

# policy - Monday 20 February, 2017

From Business ETC Poll: Should robots be taxed like human workers? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should robots be taxed like human workers?

Well, Bill Gates thinks so.

From Business ETC The value of taxpayers' stake in Ireland's big banks has dived by €1.3bn Financial Services

The value of taxpayers' stake in Ireland's big banks has dived by €1.3bn

The state owns 99.9% of AIB and 14% of Bank of Ireland.

# policy - Saturday 18 February, 2017

From Business ETC 'In the long-run, US protectionism is a bigger risk to Ireland than Brexit' Opinion

'In the long-run, US protectionism is a bigger risk to Ireland than Brexit'

There are major risks – but also opportunities – for the Irish state in the changing political landscape.

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# policy - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

From Business ETC 'It's dented our reputation': Ministers at odds over Ireland's corporate tax record Policy

'It's dented our reputation': Ministers at odds over Ireland's corporate tax record

Michael Noonan and Katherine Zappone struck very different tones at a conference today.

From Business ETC What needs to change in Ireland if we want to be a real global leader in R&D Opinion

What needs to change in Ireland if we want to be a real global leader in R&D

The burden for small firms investing in research should be lifted.

From Business ETC Ireland's white-collar watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage Policy

Ireland's white-collar watchdog is suffering from a chronic staff shortage

There has been a 25% reduction in the number of staff at the ODCE in the past six years.

# policy - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

From Business ETC The EU's contested free-trade deal with Canada has been cleared - but dairy's out Policy

The EU's contested free-trade deal with Canada has been cleared - but dairy's out

Some industries have been left untouched by CETA.

# policy - Monday 13 February, 2017

From Business ETC Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling Policy

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

# policy - Sunday 12 February, 2017

There's a scheme to save struggling Irish companies from going under, but it's never been used. Here’s why

The insolvency process was to help smaller firms struggling under unsustainable debts.

# policy - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Ireland is expected to miss its EU renewables target - and cop a multimillion-euro bill

The country has to meet 16% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.

# policy - Friday 10 February, 2017

From Business ETC Laws to stop another INM-style pensions debacle are getting closer to becoming reality Policy

Laws to stop another INM-style pensions debacle are getting closer to becoming reality

A new bill would make it harder for solvent firms to wind up their pension schemes.

From Business ETC A shelved scheme to create jobs could be replaced after falling short of its target Policy

A shelved scheme to create jobs could be replaced after falling short of its target

The IDA claims the Connect Ireland initiative created just over 500 positions, instead of 5,000.

# policy - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ireland is expected to miss its EU renewables target - and cop a multimillion-euro bill

The country has to meet 16% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.

This scheme to save struggling Irish companies has never been used. Here’s why

The insolvency process was to help smaller firms struggling under unsustainable debts.

# policy - Monday 6 February, 2017

An 'unacceptable' number of credit unions aren't doing background checks on staff

Credit unions were required to perform due diligence on individuals to ensure that they were qualified for the job.

From Business ETC Ireland ranks below developing nations for enforcing contracts. Here's why that must change Opinion

Ireland ranks below developing nations for enforcing contracts. Here's why that must change

Making the country a good place to do business is particularly important with Brexit looming.

From Business ETC An 'unacceptable' number of credit unions aren't doing background checks on staff Financial Services

An 'unacceptable' number of credit unions aren't doing background checks on staff

The Central Bank has reported poor compliance with its fitness and probity scheme.

From Business ETC Poll: Should there be a cap on how often Dublin homes can be rented out on Airbnb? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a cap on how often Dublin homes can be rented out on Airbnb?

Apartments and houses in London can only be made available for 90 days per year.

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More than a third of Airbnb listings outside Dublin aren't lived in by their owners

The figures come as lawmakers consider regulation amid the worsening housing crisis.

From Business ETC Shane Ross won't commit to preserving the tourism sector's reduced tax rate Tourism

Shane Ross won't commit to preserving the tourism sector's reduced tax rate

The tourism minister said the industry would thrive, ’9% VAT or not’.

From Business ETC This scheme to save struggling Irish companies has never been used. Here’s why Policy

This scheme to save struggling Irish companies has never been used. Here’s why

The insolvency process was to help smaller firms struggling under unsustainable debts.

# policy - Sunday 5 February, 2017

From Business ETC More than a third of Airbnb listings outside Dublin aren't lived in by their owners Policy

More than a third of Airbnb listings outside Dublin aren't lived in by their owners

The figures come as lawmakers consider regulation amid the worsening housing crisis.

From Business ETC The behind-the-scenes machinations shaping the government's new alcohol laws Food And Drink

The behind-the-scenes machinations shaping the government's new alcohol laws

Industry groups are stepping up their lobbying ahead of the wide-reaching bill.

# policy - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Businesses in border counties are the least likely to pay their rate bills

Firms in hubs like Letterkenny and Dundalk hope revaluations will bring some relief.

From Business ETC Ireland is expected to miss its EU renewables target - and cop a multimillion-euro bill Resource And Energy

Ireland is expected to miss its EU renewables target - and cop a multimillion-euro bill

The country has to meet 16% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.

# policy - Friday 3 February, 2017

From Business ETC Dublin's main business group says one elected mayor should lead the whole region Policy

Dublin's main business group says one elected mayor should lead the whole region

The new figurehead would enjoy similar powers to Boris Johnson during his London leadership.

# policy - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Border county businesses the most likely to leave rate bills unpaid as they struggle for trade

Firms in hubs like Letterkenny and Dundalk hope revaluations will bring some relief.

How much has Ireland's Apple tax appeal cost so far? €1.8m and counting

Michael Noonan today stepped back from claims Ireland’s tax rate was under attack.

From Business ETC How much has Ireland's Apple tax appeal cost so far? €1.8m and counting Policy

How much has Ireland's Apple tax appeal cost so far? €1.8m and counting

Michael Noonan today stepped back from claims Ireland’s tax rate was under attack.

# policy - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Noonan: Chance of Nama recovering €74bn from bad loans 'was lost in the crisis'

The Finance Minister also poured cold water on a commission of investigation.

From Business ETC High-flyers say goodbye to whopper phone bills as the EU caps roaming charges Policy

High-flyers say goodbye to whopper phone bills as the EU caps roaming charges

The move will come into effect in the middle of June.

From Business ETC Noonan: Chance of Nama recovering €74bn from bad loans 'was lost in the crisis' Policy

Noonan: Chance of Nama recovering €74bn from bad loans 'was lost in the crisis'

The Finance Minister also poured cold water on a commission of investigation.

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