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Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Disrupting 'the cosy club': Are gender quotas the solution to achieving diversity in Irish boardrooms?

3 hours ago 7,743 Views 37 Comments

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on the Government to introduce statutory gender quotas.

Monday 25 January, 2021

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?
# MBA Scholarship
# MBA Scholarship

How is Ireland's top business school delivering its MBA programme in the middle of a pandemic?

Mon 3:48 PM 15,612 Views 10 Comments

The UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business had had to adapt to new realities.

Sunday 24 January, 2021

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Irish banks want to take on Revolut together — but why has the competition watchdog 'rejected' them?

Sun 6:30 AM 74,522 Views 37 Comments

Why has it taken so long for Irish banks to address competition from fresh-faced fintech companies?

Friday 22 January, 2021

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Vaccine roll-out lifts economic prospects but recent virus surge has impeded progress, says Central Bank

Fri 12:10 AM 11,863 Views 18 Comments

Irish GDP grew by 2.5% in spite of the pandemic, according to the updated data.

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Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Greenwashing, green finance and emissions: Is Irish business doing its part in the fight against climate change?
# Business Futures
# Business Futures

Greenwashing, green finance and emissions: Is Irish business doing its part in the fight against climate change?

Jan 20th 2021, 1:00 PM 5,683 Views 4 Comments

Some companies have been more proactive than others but the pandemic may have slowed progress.

Friday 15 January, 2021

Explainer: Preliminary 2020 tax bills are now available to all PAYE workers — but how does it all work?
# Tax Bills
# Tax Bills

Explainer: Preliminary 2020 tax bills are now available to all PAYE workers — but how does it all work?

Jan 15th 2021, 4:29 PM 50,559 Views 17 Comments

Your final bill can be significantly reduced to zero or even turned into a refund.

If you received a Covid wage support in 2020, you'll find out today how much income tax you owe
# Tax Bills
# Tax Bills

If you received a Covid wage support in 2020, you'll find out today how much income tax you owe

Jan 15th 2021, 6:10 AM 59,846 Views 79 Comments

Preliminary statements of tax liability for 2020 will be available to PAYE workers today.

Thursday 14 January, 2021

Biden administration could 'heighten' US engagement on global tax reform, says Paschal Donohoe
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Biden administration could 'heighten' US engagement on global tax reform, says Paschal Donohoe

Jan 14th 2021, 2:34 PM 13,582 Views 16 Comments

Donohoe was speaking at the launch of an update to Ireland’s corporation tax roadmap.

Monday 11 January, 2021

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Pro-Trump social media app Parler was a breeding ground for extremism - so why has it only been taken offline now?

Jan 11th 2021, 3:47 PM 17,472 Views 58 Comments

At the height of its powers, Parler had 10 million users.

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Thursday 7 January, 2021

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media
# US Capitol
# US Capitol

'They're compromised': Washington riots raise thorny questions about policing, disinformation and social media

Jan 7th 2021, 5:18 PM 24,775 Views 0 Comments

Videos from inside the Capitol showing police taking selfies with protestors have been verified.

'Trump Mob Storms Capitol': US and international papers react to Washington unrest
# Front Pages
# Front Pages

'Trump Mob Storms Capitol': US and international papers react to Washington unrest

Jan 7th 2021, 8:09 AM 34,546 Views 49 Comments

Supporters of US President Donald Trump occupied the US Capitol building yesterday.

Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Received the PUP or the Covid wage subsidy? Next week, you'll find out what income tax you owe
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Received the PUP or the Covid wage subsidy? Next week, you'll find out what income tax you owe

Jan 6th 2021, 3:54 PM 230,146 Views 62 Comments

Here’s a quick guide to how the process will work.

Tuesday 5 January, 2021

PUP claimants reach 335,600 people as ministers promise payments won't change during Level 5
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

PUP claimants reach 335,600 people as ministers promise payments won't change during Level 5

Updated Jan 5th 2021, 3:38 PM 51,431 Views 57 Comments

The scheme has cost the State over €5 billion since last March.

Explainer: Will Nama really return a €4 billion surplus to the State?
# Nama Surplus
# Nama Surplus

Explainer: Will Nama really return a €4 billion surplus to the State?

Jan 5th 2021, 7:00 AM 32,978 Views 30 Comments

Nama published its year-end review for 2020 yesterday.

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Thursday 31 December, 2020

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech
# Big Tech
# Big Tech

'Too big to care': 2020 was the year that Europe got serious about tackling Big Tech

Dec 31st 2020, 7:30 PM 10,790 Views 13 Comments

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple all faced heavy regulatory scrutiny in 2020.

Wednesday 30 December, 2020

'Full Level 5': What do the new restrictions mean for households and businesses?
# Level 5
# Level 5

'Full Level 5': What do the new restrictions mean for households and businesses?

Dec 30th 2020, 7:52 PM 92,337 Views 104 Comments

The new restrictions come into force tonight until 31 January.

Gardaí to increase border county presence as Brexit transition period comes to a halt
# Revenue Commissioners
# Revenue Commissioners

Gardaí to increase border county presence as Brexit transition period comes to a halt

Dec 30th 2020, 4:53 PM 25,601 Views 17 Comments

State agencies are also warning of potential disruption at Dublin Port in the days ahead.

Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Cabinet to meet as number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals hits seven-month high
# Hospital Admissions
# Hospital Admissions

Cabinet to meet as number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Irish hospitals hits seven-month high

Dec 29th 2020, 1:48 PM 76,657 Views 89 Comments

Stephen Donnelly said ministers will consider current Level 5 restrictions in light of the data.

Covid-19 vaccine rollout begins today at four Irish hospitals
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Covid-19 vaccine rollout begins today at four Irish hospitals

Dec 29th 2020, 9:01 AM 54,752 Views 89 Comments
  • The first doses will be delivered to four hospitals around the country at lunchtime.
  • A 79-year-old patient named Annie will be the first person to receive the vaccine.
  • In the initial rollout phase, half of the doses will be held back until there is regularity of supply.

Monday 28 December, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Dec 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 23,433 Views 0 Comments

Image-based sexual abuse criminalised, EU27 signs off on Brexit trade deal and Britain hits new daily record for infections.

Thursday 24 December, 2020

Pfizer-BioNtech's vaccine has just been authorised for use in Ireland, says health minister
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer-BioNtech's vaccine has just been authorised for use in Ireland, says health minister

Dec 24th 2020, 8:07 PM 43,719 Views 85 Comments

The first doses will be administered in Ireland on 30 December.

Here's What Happened Today: Christmas Eve
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Christmas Eve

Dec 24th 2020, 8:00 PM 15,924 Views 0 Comments

A final Brexit breakthrough, Trump pardons his pal, and restaurants and pubs shut their doors.

'We won't accept this': Post-Brexit trade agreement disappoints Irish fishing industry
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We won't accept this': Post-Brexit trade agreement disappoints Irish fishing industry

Dec 24th 2020, 5:57 PM 60,730 Views 53 Comments

Meanwhile, business groups are cautiously optimistic about the deal

'A good compromise': Irish political leaders welcome Brexit trade deal breakthrough
# The Art Of The Deal
# The Art Of The Deal

'A good compromise': Irish political leaders welcome Brexit trade deal breakthrough

Dec 24th 2020, 3:58 PM 21,441 Views 29 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald warns ‘this is not the end of the road’.

Polishing off your Christmas shopping today? Here's how you can stay safe and support local business
# Yule Be Glad
# Yule Be Glad

Polishing off your Christmas shopping today? Here's how you can stay safe and support local business

Dec 24th 2020, 11:40 AM 7,657 Views 4 Comments

Check with your local authority or chamber and shop local.

Thursday 17 December, 2020

Ireland's economy is on track for recovery but Brexit and Biden could soften our cough, says ESRI
# ESRI
# ESRI

Ireland's economy is on track for recovery but Brexit and Biden could soften our cough, says ESRI

Dec 17th 2020, 12:05 AM 47,714 Views 11 Comments

Remarkably, the Irish economy is forecast to grow by 3.8% this year.

Monday 14 December, 2020

Green Party to push for postponement of Dáil vote on EU-Canada free trade agreement
# CETA
# CETA

Green Party to push for postponement of Dáil vote on EU-Canada free trade agreement

Dec 14th 2020, 1:10 PM 20,608 Views 38 Comments

TD Neasa Hourigan has told the party that she will vote against the motion if it goes ahead tomorrow.

Sunday 13 December, 2020

Irish insulation giant Kingspan under pressure in tense week at Grenfell inquiry
# Grenfell Tragedy
# Grenfell Tragedy

Irish insulation giant Kingspan under pressure in tense week at Grenfell inquiry

Dec 13th 2020, 8:30 AM 50,876 Views 23 Comments

The inquiry into an inferno that killed 72 people in London has been suspended until January.

Thursday 10 December, 2020

More stimulus for Europe as ECB adds €500 billion to €1.35 trillion package, extending it into 2022
# Stimulus Package
# Stimulus Package

More stimulus for Europe as ECB adds €500 billion to €1.35 trillion package, extending it into 2022

Dec 10th 2020, 12:48 PM 8,799 Views 18 Comments

It comes against the backdrop of gloomy economic forecasts.

Monday 7 December, 2020

Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study
# Third Level
# Third Level

Stark contrast between Ireland's richest and poorest college students revealed by new study

Dec 7th 2020, 12:05 AM 37,628 Views 40 Comments

The study breaks down the socio-economic composition of Ireland’s student body.

Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?
# The Courts
# The Courts

Explainer: Why has the Irish media been barred from reporting the names of children who have been murdered?

Dec 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 34,717 Views 0 Comments

A recent Court of Appeal judgment has thrown into chaos certain court reporting practices.

Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Arcadia Group's Irish workers only found about company's difficulties through the media, says trade union
# Arcadia Collapse
# Arcadia Collapse

Arcadia Group's Irish workers only found about company's difficulties through the media, says trade union

Dec 1st 2020, 1:53 PM 20,825 Views 30 Comments

But Irish staff members will be asked to show up for work as normal over the coming weeks.

Monday 30 November, 2020

Topshop owner Arcadia on the brink of bankruptcy — union expresses 'deep concern' over hundreds of Irish jobs
# Topshop
# Topshop

Topshop owner Arcadia on the brink of bankruptcy — union expresses 'deep concern' over hundreds of Irish jobs

Nov 30th 2020, 11:30 AM 17,833 Views 10 Comments

But the company tells staff that it will reopen its Irish stores this week as planned.

Friday 27 November, 2020

'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas
# Christmas Rush
# Christmas Rush

'Abuse is never part of the job': Calls for employers and consumers to respect retail workers this Christmas

Nov 27th 2020, 11:16 AM 12,471 Views 24 Comments

Trade union Mandate said it has received numerous complaints from retail workers.

Thursday 26 November, 2020

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

Brexit and global Covid-19 setbacks represent biggest threats to Irish economy, says Central Bank

Nov 26th 2020, 12:56 PM 5,573 Views 8 Comments

Mortgage transactions have recovered since the summer, according to the latest data.

Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Hopes for a swift economic recovery in 2021 have faded, says ECB
# ECB
# ECB

Hopes for a swift economic recovery in 2021 have faded, says ECB

Nov 25th 2020, 10:46 AM 24,594 Views 22 Comments

A resurgence of the virus has weakened euro area growth forecasts.

Sunday 22 November, 2020

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda
# Sick Pay
# Sick Pay

Explainer: Why it's taken a pandemic to get sick pay back on the government agenda

Nov 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 20,699 Views 23 Comments

An employment law expert explains the current legal situation and the government’s options.

Wednesday 18 November, 2020

'Uncertainty and irritation': IBEC chief Danny McCoy takes aim at NPHET members over communications
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'Uncertainty and irritation': IBEC chief Danny McCoy takes aim at NPHET members over communications

Nov 18th 2020, 11:22 AM 17,239 Views 34 Comments

IBEC has called for an early exit from Level 5 for retailers.

Monday 16 November, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees
# PUP
# PUP

Pandemic Unemployment Payment is subject to income tax, Dáil Finance Committee agrees

Nov 16th 2020, 3:40 PM 112,020 Views 53 Comments

The Committee voted in favour of the Finance Bill clause this afternoon.

Grocery sales boomed in October ahead of Level 5 restrictions
# Supermarket Sweep
# Supermarket Sweep

Grocery sales boomed in October ahead of Level 5 restrictions

Nov 16th 2020, 12:22 PM 11,355 Views 2 Comments

Compared to last year, 50% more Irish shoppers have bought their Christmas turkey already.

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