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Accountability regime for top bankers 'to be in place within 18 months'
# Heads Of Bill
# Heads Of Bill

Accountability regime for top bankers 'to be in place within 18 months'

5 hours ago 9,522 Views 36 Comments

The new laws will give the Central Bank more power to tackle individuals for wrongdoing.

Thursday 22 July, 2021

What is the 'pingdemic' happening in the UK - and could it happen here?
# Pingdemic
# Pingdemic

What is the 'pingdemic' happening in the UK - and could it happen here?

Thu 4:10 PM 37,241 Views 32 Comments

Worker shortages and empty supermarket shelves are all being blamed on the phenomenon.

Bank of Ireland buys most of Davy Group for €440 million
# Big Deal
# Big Deal

Bank of Ireland buys most of Davy Group for €440 million

Thu 10:20 AM 17,054 Views 37 Comments

The firm was put up for sale earlier this after being rocked by a €4.1 million regulatory fine.

Wednesday 21 July, 2021

'Ban car and home insurers from penalising customer loyalty,' says industry regulator
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

'Ban car and home insurers from penalising customer loyalty,' says industry regulator

Jul 21st 2021, 12:00 PM 16,221 Views 26 Comments

The Central Bank’s proposals are “a victory for consumers”, says Pearse Doherty.

Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Ireland's bank network 'is being destroyed' says FSU after AIB announces 15 branch closures
# The Banks
# The Banks

Ireland's bank network 'is being destroyed' says FSU after AIB announces 15 branch closures

Jul 20th 2021, 10:46 AM 37,252 Views 55 Comments

AIB cited the “unrelenting shift” to digital banking as one of the reasons for the branch cull.

Sunday 18 July, 2021

Coronavirus: 1,179 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Daily Update
# Daily Update

Coronavirus: 1,179 new cases confirmed in Ireland

Jul 18th 2021, 3:41 PM 78,931 Views 130 Comments

The latest figures were released by the Department of Health this afternoon.

Poll: Is the weather a bit too hot for comfort?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the weather a bit too hot for comfort?

Jul 18th 2021, 10:46 AM 90,027 Views 134 Comments

Temperatures in the high 20s are expected to remain a feature across the island over the coming week.

With sweltering heat expected to continue, Met Éireann issues 'high temperature advisory'
# Roasting
# Roasting

With sweltering heat expected to continue, Met Éireann issues 'high temperature advisory'

Jul 18th 2021, 9:18 AM 58,845 Views 65 Comments

High to very high UV levels are expected today and over the coming days.

Saturday 17 July, 2021

29-degree heat makes today the hottest day of the year so far
# Scorchio
# Scorchio

29-degree heat makes today the hottest day of the year so far

Updated Jul 17th 2021, 3:20 PM 43,300 Views 39 Comments

Met Eireann recorded highs of 28.2 degrees in Roscommon.

Two charged after gardaí seize cannabis worth €133,600 in Dublin raid
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Two charged after gardaí seize cannabis worth €133,600 in Dublin raid

Jul 17th 2021, 10:36 AM 13,849 Views 0 Comments

The operation was part of a wider investigation in the Blanchardstown area.

Poll: Will you put off social activity this weekend because of the recent rise in Covid-19 cases?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you put off social activity this weekend because of the recent rise in Covid-19 cases?

Jul 17th 2021, 9:57 AM 63,357 Views 101 Comments

1,173 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday.

Teen driver dies after road crash in County Monaghan
# Clontibret
# Clontibret

Teen driver dies after road crash in County Monaghan

Jul 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 65,192 Views 10 Comments

The driver of one of the cars, a male aged in his teens, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Debt, solar shingles and Desperate Housewives — Why are some Tesla shareholders suing Elon Musk?
# SolarCity
# SolarCity

Debt, solar shingles and Desperate Housewives — Why are some Tesla shareholders suing Elon Musk?

Jul 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,884 Views 7 Comments

The Tesla chief could be forced to pay $2 billion if he loses the court case.

Thursday 15 July, 2021

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Is housing the 'big winner' from the Government's Summer Economic Statement?

Jul 15th 2021, 5:11 PM 17,051 Views 15 Comments

Housing looms large in the Government’s budgetary thinking at the moment.

Amid pressure on Ireland, Donohoe 'won't speculate' on future position on corporation tax
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Amid pressure on Ireland, Donohoe 'won't speculate' on future position on corporation tax

Jul 15th 2021, 12:21 PM 9,934 Views 34 Comments

In its Summer Economic Statement, the Government has revised Irish growth projections upwards.

Returning workers face being overtaxed unless they cancel their Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

Returning workers face being overtaxed unless they cancel their Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Jul 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 22,466 Views 8 Comments

Thousands of hospitality workers are expected to return to work over the coming weeks.

Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Insurance report 'lays bare the greed behind industry crisis', say campaigners
# Premium Content
# Premium Content

Insurance report 'lays bare the greed behind industry crisis', say campaigners

Updated Jul 14th 2021, 12:09 PM 19,465 Views 24 Comments

It’s the first major overview of the employers’ liability, public liability and commercial property insurance market.

Monday 12 July, 2021

Under pressure to commit Ireland to corporation tax hike, Donohoe meets with US Treasury secretary Yellen
# Taxing Issues
# Taxing Issues

Under pressure to commit Ireland to corporation tax hike, Donohoe meets with US Treasury secretary Yellen

Jul 12th 2021, 11:30 AM 13,146 Views 30 Comments

One of just three EU member states to oppose the international agreement

Sunday 11 July, 2021

The cost of building materials is on the rise - what does that mean for Ireland's housing crisis?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

The cost of building materials is on the rise - what does that mean for Ireland's housing crisis?

Jul 11th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,153 Views 52 Comments

The price of materials used in construction has risen by 5% in the year to June.

Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Houses damaged by mica will be exempt from Local Property Tax for six years, says Paschal Donohoe
# Mica Scandal
# Mica Scandal

Houses damaged by mica will be exempt from Local Property Tax for six years, says Paschal Donohoe

Jul 7th 2021, 3:53 PM 13,903 Views 24 Comments

No local authority will be worse off as a result of changes to the tax, Donohoe said.

Morning Memo: Going cuckoo
# Cuckoo Funds
# Cuckoo Funds

Morning Memo: Going cuckoo

Jul 7th 2021, 11:14 AM 6,027 Views 7 Comments

Opposition TDs have accused the government of sneaking in an exemption for big investors.

Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Oil prices look set to rise sharply. Why and what does it mean for Irish motorists?
# Crude And Unusual
# Crude And Unusual

Oil prices look set to rise sharply. Why and what does it mean for Irish motorists?

Jul 6th 2021, 7:30 PM 54,234 Views 112 Comments

The collapse of OPEC talks this week could turbo-charge price increases.

Hundreds of jobs in Dublin to go as Deutsche Bank moves to cut its Irish workforce
# The Banks
# The Banks

Hundreds of jobs in Dublin to go as Deutsche Bank moves to cut its Irish workforce

Jul 6th 2021, 11:16 AM 54,151 Views 58 Comments

Some 250 full-time roles will be relocated while a number of contractor jobs will be cut altogether.

Friday 2 July, 2021

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
# A Taxing Matter
# A Taxing Matter

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?

Jul 2nd 2021, 4:53 PM 17,840 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.

Thursday 1 July, 2021

Outlook for Irish economy increasingly upbeat so long as reopening delays are temporary, says Central Bank
# Recovery Mode
# Recovery Mode

Outlook for Irish economy increasingly upbeat so long as reopening delays are temporary, says Central Bank

Jul 1st 2021, 6:00 AM 6,807 Views 2 Comments

Forecasters have upwardly revised their projections for the domestic economy and GDP.

Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Moneylender Provident writes off Irish customers' debts ahead of market exit
# Money Matters
# Money Matters

Moneylender Provident writes off Irish customers' debts ahead of market exit

Jun 30th 2021, 1:20 PM 39,528 Views 32 Comments

The company has advised its former customers not to pay anyone claiming to be collecting on its behalf.

Another fine mess: Vaccine pass proposal for indoor dining sends a peculiar message to young workers
# Vaccine Passes
# Vaccine Passes

Another fine mess: Vaccine pass proposal for indoor dining sends a peculiar message to young workers

Jun 30th 2021, 11:17 AM 18,220 Views 66 Comments

How exactly it will work is far from obvious.

Thursday 24 June, 2021

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?
# The Banks
# The Banks

Banking on the short-term — The government is selling 'part' of its 13.9% stake in Bank of Ireland. But why now?

Jun 24th 2021, 6:45 AM 16,201 Views 15 Comments

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced the six-month sale process yesterday.

Sunday 20 June, 2021

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?
# What's The Deal
# What's The Deal

Hailed by Brexiteers, loathed by farmers — Just how big a deal is the UK's new Australian free trade agreement?

Jun 20th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,701 Views 23 Comments

In principle, the deal commits to the “full liberalisation” of Australian goods entering Britain.

Wednesday 16 June, 2021

House prices, debt and uneven recovery: What are the biggest risks to the Irish economy according to the Central Bank?
# Road To Recovery
# Road To Recovery

House prices, debt and uneven recovery: What are the biggest risks to the Irish economy according to the Central Bank?

Jun 16th 2021, 5:29 PM 11,013 Views 3 Comments

“A clearer path to recovery” has become visible in recent months.

Potential for 'significant' house price growth as pandemic fails to dampen demand, says Central Bank
# Financial Stability
# Financial Stability

Potential for 'significant' house price growth as pandemic fails to dampen demand, says Central Bank

Jun 16th 2021, 12:40 PM 11,964 Views 29 Comments

House prices rose by 4.5% between April 2020 and April 2021, according to the CSO.

Monday 14 June, 2021

"Full proof of funds": Estate agent asks potential buyers for detailed financial information before house viewings
# Savills
# Savills

"Full proof of funds": Estate agent asks potential buyers for detailed financial information before house viewings

Jun 14th 2021, 4:22 PM 58,304 Views 72 Comments

Savills asked viewers for ‘evidence of savings’ or mortgage approval in principle documents including full amounts.

Tuesday 1 June, 2021

FactFind: How deep is Ireland's trade and investment relationship with China?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

FactFind: How deep is Ireland's trade and investment relationship with China?

Jun 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 10,780 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s ties with Chinese companies and investors have strengthened significantly in the past decade.

Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Ireland's budgetary watchdog barks over 'large, permanent increases' in government spending
# Morning Memo
# Morning Memo

Ireland's budgetary watchdog barks over 'large, permanent increases' in government spending

May 26th 2021, 10:45 AM 8,374 Views 11 Comments

Details about the cost of reforms like Sláintecare are thin on the ground beyond 2021, IFAC says.

Monday 24 May, 2021

Quiz: How well do you know Bob Dylan?
# Dylan At 80
# Dylan At 80

Quiz: How well do you know Bob Dylan?

May 24th 2021, 10:00 PM 32,719 Views 27 Comments

The singer-songwriter is celebrating a milestone birthday today.

'Bob, a chara' — President Michael D Higgins sings Dylan's praises as the songwriter turns 80
# Forever Young
# Forever Young

'Bob, a chara' — President Michael D Higgins sings Dylan's praises as the songwriter turns 80

May 24th 2021, 12:28 PM 12,912 Views 9 Comments

The Rolling Stones and Sinead O’Connor have also paid tribute.

Friday 21 May, 2021

'Lawful but preferably not': Debenhams, Clery's and the future of collective redundancies
# Debenhams Debacle
# Debenhams Debacle

'Lawful but preferably not': Debenhams, Clery's and the future of collective redundancies

Updated May 21st 2021, 12:25 PM 36,132 Views 28 Comments

Debenhams workers have voted to accept a €3 million package, which will end their industrial action.

Higher, more progressive taxes could be needed to fund future government spending, says ESRI
# Taxing Matter
# Taxing Matter

Higher, more progressive taxes could be needed to fund future government spending, says ESRI

May 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 21,466 Views 90 Comments

Unwinding ‘questionable’ tax reliefs that distort the property market could also be considered.

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