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Business - Today’s News

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

37 minutes ago 2,580 Views 6 Comments

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

Business - Yesterday’s News

Home care services company announces 750 new jobs in nationwide expansion
# New Jobs
# New Jobs

Home care services company announces 750 new jobs in nationwide expansion

Tue 8:59 AM 16,591 Views 23 Comments

There will be 700 flexible carer jobs with 50 fulltime nursing, tutors and administrative staff roles nationwide.

Business - 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

Mon 4:22 PM 57,098 Views 72 Comments

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

Business - Saturday 12 June, 2021

Aer Lingus to operate five routes impacted by Stobart collapse
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus to operate five routes impacted by Stobart collapse

Sat 5:51 PM 37,344 Views 31 Comments

“Alternative operations” for the Dublin – Kerry and Dublin – Donegal routes are yet to be confirmed, while the remaining routes will be accommodated by other airlines.

Business - Friday 11 June, 2021

'Proud to be British' and launching this weekend, GB News will be available in Ireland
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

'Proud to be British' and launching this weekend, GB News will be available in Ireland

Fri 6:54 AM 35,112 Views 91 Comments

The new 24-hour news channel has been described as the UK answer to US news networks.

Business - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Paul McLoone leaves Today FM after 22 years in evening schedule shake up
# Music
# Music

Paul McLoone leaves Today FM after 22 years in evening schedule shake up

Thu 3:48 PM 43,878 Views 48 Comments

Pamela Joyce is to present a new evening show at the station.

Business - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Ryanair and British Airways investigated over Covid refunds
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair and British Airways investigated over Covid refunds

Jun 9th 2021, 9:31 AM 12,471 Views 16 Comments

The Competition and Markets Authority will investigate whether consumer laws were broken during the pandemic.

Business - Friday 4 June, 2021

G7 leaders say a deal on minimum corporate tax rate of 15% 'in sight'
# G7
# G7

G7 leaders say a deal on minimum corporate tax rate of 15% 'in sight'

Updated Jun 4th 2021, 6:55 PM 38,340 Views 60 Comments

Paschal Donohoe attended the G7 summit as Irish tax practices were put in the spotlight over a $315bn Microsoft profit.

Business - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Explainer: What will the changes to the Local Property Tax mean for your yearly bill?
# Valuation Once Again
# Valuation Once Again

Explainer: What will the changes to the Local Property Tax mean for your yearly bill?

Jun 2nd 2021, 10:00 PM 35,661 Views 32 Comments
  • Owners of homes built since 2013 will be brought into the LPT net
  • Just over a third of people will see an increased charge, over half will see no change
  • The bands have been widened to account for surging house prices
LiveScore snaps up Champions League rights package for Republic of Ireland
# Livescore
From The42
# Livescore

LiveScore snaps up Champions League rights package for Republic of Ireland

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:39 AM 49,079 Views 39 Comments

LiveScore will show every Champions League game for free in the Republic of Ireland until 2024.

Business - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid
# PUP
# PUP

Government announces €3.5 billion plan to get the economy through Covid

Updated Jun 1st 2021, 2:15 PM 30,483 Views 85 Comments
  • The Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out as part of the Covid-19 stimulus plan
  • The Covid wage subsidy scheme will be extended until the end of the year
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the pandemic caused "the most rapid and dramatic recession recorded outside of the world wars"
Apache Pizza set to create 300 jobs as takeaway business booms during pandemic
# Jobs
# Jobs

Apache Pizza set to create 300 jobs as takeaway business booms during pandemic

Jun 1st 2021, 9:21 AM 17,205 Views 24 Comments

The company is Ireland’s largest pizza chain employing 2,440 people across 169 stores.

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 10,563 Views 15 Comments

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

Business - 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 8,349 Views 11 Comments

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

Business - 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 36,109 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 21,313 Views 90 Comments

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

Business - Thursday 20 May, 2021

HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link
# How It Began
# How It Began

HSE ransomware attack began on a single computer when an employee clicked on a link

May 20th 2021, 9:03 PM 188,995 Views 164 Comments

Sources have confirmed an encryption key was provided by the attack launched by the criminal gang last week.

Former Debenhams workers to end their industrial action after 406 days
# Debenhams Dispute
# Debenhams Dispute

Former Debenhams workers to end their industrial action after 406 days

Updated May 20th 2021, 3:00 PM 41,937 Views 60 Comments

Former Debenhams workers voted 319 votes to 102 in favour of accepting the €3m Government plan.

Ireland's response to the HSE cyber attack has been undermined by Government cuts to Defence Forces, say senior officers
# Troubled Cyber Defence
# Troubled Cyber Defence

Ireland's response to the HSE cyber attack has been undermined by Government cuts to Defence Forces, say senior officers

May 20th 2021, 12:15 AM 50,039 Views 35 Comments
  • Senior military officers have said the response to the HSE Cyber Attack is greatly undermined by Government cuts to the Defence Forces.

Business - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining
# The Big Reopening
# The Big Reopening

'No time limits' for beer gardens says Varadkar as Dublin's Merrion Row gets summer on-street dining

Updated May 19th 2021, 6:12 PM 58,203 Views 41 Comments

Varadkar said he hopes that indoor dining could return in “early July”.

China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

China is setting up its own version of GDPR - but how will it work in one of the most secretive countries in the world?

May 19th 2021, 11:48 AM 12,043 Views 9 Comments

Observers say the new rules could give China stronger privacy protections than the US.

Personal data of MyHome.ie customers 'inadvertently' leaked online
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Personal data of MyHome.ie customers 'inadvertently' leaked online

May 19th 2021, 9:38 AM 33,879 Views 18 Comments

The Data Protection Commissioner has been notified.

First it was chocolate flakes - now Irish mattresses are being impacted by global supply problems
# Supply Chains
# Supply Chains

First it was chocolate flakes - now Irish mattresses are being impacted by global supply problems

May 19th 2021, 6:00 AM 32,384 Views 13 Comments

Higher shipping costs and more expensive raw materials are pushing up costs for furniture and bedding-makers.

Business - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Morning Memo: Chocolate flakes, semiconductors and the global shortage of everything
# Supply Chain Chaos
# Supply Chain Chaos

Morning Memo: Chocolate flakes, semiconductors and the global shortage of everything

May 18th 2021, 11:13 AM 9,161 Views 4 Comments

Snowstorms, canal blockages and cyber-attacks have played all played a role but so is booming demand.

Business - Monday 17 May, 2021

'Lingering resentment': Public trust in Irish banks remains low after 2008
# The Banks
# The Banks

'Lingering resentment': Public trust in Irish banks remains low after 2008

May 17th 2021, 2:19 PM 12,293 Views 17 Comments

But trust levels have improved substantially among younger customers since the crash.

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key
# Opening Time
# Opening Time

Happy shoppers return to stores but city retailers warn that tourism and office workers are still key

Updated May 17th 2021, 11:02 AM 79,083 Views 36 Comments
  • Non-essential retail is allowed to resume from today
  • Face coverings are still mandatory to wear for customers and staff
  • Queues at some stores but reopening generally more low key than last year
  • Footfall a boost for cities but retailers warn tourism is still important
Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer
# Travel Restrictions
# Travel Restrictions

Ryanair posts record €815 million annual loss but expects strong travel rebound this summer

May 17th 2021, 7:32 AM 13,160 Views 9 Comments

Michael O’Leary said he’s “very optimistic” for the next few months.

Business - Friday 14 May, 2021

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions
# Game Workers Unite
# Game Workers Unite

Ireland's digital game workers say new industry tax break should be tied to 'quality' pay and conditions

May 14th 2021, 6:10 AM 8,511 Views 2 Comments

The Government is due to introduce the new tax credit in Budget 2022.

Business - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition
# Any Gaffs
# Any Gaffs

Irish government policy is incentivising property funds to buy up entire housing estates, say opposition

May 4th 2021, 3:54 PM 24,926 Views 58 Comments

Round Hill Capital bought 135 homes at a new development in Kildare.

Warren Buffett names Greg Abel as successor at Berkshire Hathaway
# Insurance
# Insurance

Warren Buffett names Greg Abel as successor at Berkshire Hathaway

May 4th 2021, 12:30 PM 17,527 Views 15 Comments

Buffett currently ranks as the world’s sixth richest person with wealth of $103.7 billion.

Business - Friday 30 April, 2021

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?
# Intellectual Property
# Intellectual Property

Explainer: Why is India calling for IP rules around Covid vaccines to be waived?

Apr 30th 2021, 6:30 AM 21,855 Views 18 Comments

The World Trade Organization will meet again today to discuss the proposal.

Business - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

The High Court has appointed provisional liquidators to one of the country's best known travel agents
# The High Court
# The High Court

The High Court has appointed provisional liquidators to one of the country's best known travel agents

Apr 28th 2021, 10:56 PM 31,934 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that the company suffered losses in excess of €7m in 2020.

Business - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears
# Money At Montrose
# Money At Montrose

RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears

Apr 27th 2021, 3:51 PM 39,193 Views 56 Comments

The State broadcaster is facing a “structural funding problem”, according to its director general.

Business - Friday 23 April, 2021

Adrian and Jeremy, 'Dublin's most controversial talk show presenters', to depart 98FM
# Dublin Walks
# Dublin Walks

Adrian and Jeremy, 'Dublin's most controversial talk show presenters', to depart 98FM

Apr 23rd 2021, 12:15 PM 81,244 Views 73 Comments

Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon launched Dublin Talks on 98FM in 2014.

Most company directors think the economy will be fully reopened by the end of 2021
# Business Confidence
# Business Confidence

Most company directors think the economy will be fully reopened by the end of 2021

Apr 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 11,946 Views 16 Comments

Nearly half of business leaders said they expect to return to the office in the fourth quarter.

Business - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?
# Know Your Rights
# Know Your Rights

Phones, plans and contracts: How will the closure of Carphone Warehouse in Ireland affect customers?

Apr 21st 2021, 3:52 PM 24,127 Views 12 Comments

Contracts should continue as normal – here’s what you need to know.

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores
# Retail Woes
# Retail Woes

Almost 500 jobs to go as Carphone Warehouse set to close all Irish stores

Apr 21st 2021, 11:58 AM 56,950 Views 65 Comments
  • 69 standalone and 12 in-store outlets to shut
  • Company says employees will be 'fully supported' following announcement
  • Tánaiste describes news as a 'huge blow'
Netflix reports slower subscriber growth as Covid-related TV and film production delays bite
# Streaming Wars
# Streaming Wars

Netflix reports slower subscriber growth as Covid-related TV and film production delays bite

Apr 21st 2021, 11:34 AM 6,901 Views 6 Comments

But the streaming giant’s revenues jumped 24% to $7.2 billion.

Business - Monday 19 April, 2021

Brexit triggers a 'very weak' start to the year at Dublin Port as cargo volumes plunge
# Port In A Storm
# Port In A Storm

Brexit triggers a 'very weak' start to the year at Dublin Port as cargo volumes plunge

Apr 19th 2021, 11:49 AM 12,415 Views 10 Comments

Trade with the UK declined by 29% while trade with other EU ports increased by nearly 18%.

Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices
# Apprenticeship
# Apprenticeship

Employers will be paid more to take on women or lone parents as apprentices

Apr 19th 2021, 11:43 AM 20,896 Views 39 Comments

Additional money will also be given to businesses that take on people with a disability, or are from direct provision as apprentices.

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