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Barca president says Frenkie de Jong isn't for sale amid links to Man United
Joan Laporta refused to reveal whether he has spoken to Jorge Mendes about Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Restaurants and bars that don't display their tips policy will face fines of up to €2,500
An amendment to the law is to be introduced to ensure tips go to the employee.
# rise at the pump
Carbon tax should quadruple to €80 per tonne by 2030, committee recommends
There was a row at Oireachtas Climate Action Committee over the plan to increase carbon tax.
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Here's how many sites there are where its owners will have to pay the vacant site levy
Site owners will be eligible to pay up to 7% of its value if the local authority has placed it on the vacant sites register.
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Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points
Motorists continue to park on cycle lane because they face no consequences for doing so, said the party.
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Hotels and businesses may have to pay more for TV licences
Leinster House, which has around 1,000 TVs is only required to pay for one TV licence.
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Taxi driver ordered to pay €17,800 to man despite claims he wasn't present at car crash
The driver had claimed another man was driving the car.
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Politicians who don't pay their bar tab will have it deducted from their salary
The Taoiseach encouraged the Oireachtas to investigate how to chase up politicians who fail to pay their bills.
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Leo says Trump is right about one thing - Europe needs to stop relying on the US for its defence
Varadkar says Europe needs to start looking after its own security.
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There has been a jump in the number of people buying a TV licence in the last year
The jump in the figures over the last year is largely attributed to the public awareness campaign rolled out by the Department of Communications.
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Taoiseach says politicians should settle their Dáil bar tab or have it taken from their salaries
The unpaid tabs at the Dáil bar and restaurant amount to €5,000.
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Dáil bar and restaurant tabs 'should be paid at the end of every month'
Almost €5,500 in unpaid Dáil tabs will be wiped after a series of efforts to recoup the amounts owed failed.
# Broadcasting
RTÉ boss calls for hike in TV licence fee to €175
RTÉ is to post a deficit in its 2016 annual report due to be published soon.
# get back here
Pamplona police chase down Italians fleeing a restaurant bill after the bull run
The €620 bill was paid in full, with a tip.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think fines work?
Do you have any library books or rented DVDs or videos collecting dust?
# leprechaun economics
We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures
The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.
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Spanish airline 'charged people €60 for a job interview'
Air Europa Express began operating on Monday.
# Fine Idea
A major IT upgrade means people who don't pay fines will have it taken from their wages
55% of those imprisoned in Ireland last year were jailed for the non-payment of fines.
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UK in 'chaos' over plastic bag levy. What's all the fuss about? We did that 13 years ago...
The year of Saipan and Nadine Coyle forgetting her age we began paying for our plastic bags.
# No Hiding
Airbnb meets hosts after telling the tax man about them
The company will supply information to the Revenue Commissioners dating back to May 2014.
# On the up
Do you have a health insurance with Laya Healthcare? It could be going up
Ireland’s second largest health insurer Laya Healthcare is hiking up its prices for some of its policies.
# children's referendum
Woman who challenged referendum landed with huge bill for court costs
The overall costs of the appeal is believed to be over €1 million.
# dublin property
Could RTÉ sell off some its Donnybrook land to make some cash?
Alex White said RTÉ “needs to be vigilant with their costs”.
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Banks treating people on variable mortgage rates "very badly"
The Health Minister made the comment today.
# Not Cheap
Anyone need a right back? Dani Alves' wage demands move him closer to Barcelona exit
The Brazilian’s agent says he already has a three-year contract on the table from another club.
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Explainer: Why does YouTube want to introduce a paid subscription service?
It’s not all about making more money (although that’s a major reason behind it).
# won't pay
Plan to take water charges from wages a 'bullying' tactic - Murphy
It’s understood enhanced compliance measures are being considered by the government.
# loan sharks
Two men and two women in Clare charged over illegal money lending
The four were among a group of 11 people arrested in garda raids in 2013.
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Revenue took property tax from wages of 68,000 people who didn't pay
The compliance rate for the past two years has been 95%.
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Forgot to pay or won't pay?: The property tax deadline is tomorrow
People who have not yet paid their local property tax have been urged to make contact with the Revenue Commissioners.
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Good news: most companies plan on giving pay rises this year
According to a new survey, anyway.
# tricolour discount
Irish businesses could cut the state's €8.5 billion spending bill
But owner-operators say they are still taking far to long to get paid when they do get contracts.
# Housing Crisis
Some councils are taking developer’s money instead of building social housing
Under the law, a developer can pay a levy in lieu of building social housing.
# Wages
Ireland has the second highest percentage of low-paying jobs in the world
America is number one.
# Penalty Points
Drivers should be able to pay a double fine to avoid court appearance
Less than 1 in 4 of people summoned to court for penalty point offences received convictions.
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The North's health minister "sees the merit" in charging drunk people for A&E visits
There are currently no plans to adopt such a policy in the south, however.
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We're still paying more for mortgages than the rest of Europe
The rate is coming down, but new lending for house purchase is still more expensive than the euro zone average.
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Cost order to challengers of Children's Referendum could be breach of rights
Mattie McGrath said any such order will deter any future petitioners taking cases against authorities.
# pay out
Russia ordered to pay Yukos shareholders $50 billion for violating international law
It was unanimously held that Russian authorities forced Yukos into bankruptcy.
# Paid up
Revenue collects €310m in property tax and household charge payments
The compliance rates for local property tax payments this year is 94%.