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#policy and economy

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 18 April, 2019

From Business ETC The passport system is getting a reboot as officials grapple a Brexit-related spike in applications Work

The passport system is getting a reboot as officials grapple a Brexit-related spike in applications

The State is tendering a €13 million contract for provision of a system to help reduce processing times.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 15 April, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Do you still have faith in the State's broadband plan? Policy And Economy This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you still have faith in the State's broadband plan?

A decision on the project has been delayed. Again.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 13 April, 2019

From Business ETC Shannon and Knock airports tried to reverse a block on post-Brexit duty-free Tourism And Transport

Shannon and Knock airports tried to reverse a block on post-Brexit duty-free

Lobby groups have pushed for the measure to be restored between Ireland and the UK.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 11 April, 2019

How Cook Medical's new Irish manufacturing boss is navigating the evolving device landscape

The Limerick plant is leading the firm’s prep for the wave of new medical equipment regulations.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 7 April, 2019

From Business ETC How Cook Medical's new Irish manufacturing boss is navigating the evolving device landscape Health And Education

How Cook Medical's new Irish manufacturing boss is navigating the evolving device landscape

The Limerick plant is leading the firm’s prep for the wave of new medical equipment regulations.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 6 April, 2019

From Business ETC AI startup Iconic is trying to improve translations of under-represented languages for EU bodies Startups And Tech

AI startup Iconic is trying to improve translations of under-represented languages for EU bodies

The Dublin startup is part of a consortium that recently received €1.1 million in European Commission funding.

# policy-and-economy - Friday 5 April, 2019

From Business ETC TenderScout changed its name to Orbidal to make it more US-friendly Startups And Tech

TenderScout changed its name to Orbidal to make it more US-friendly

The company opted to drop the ‘tender’ terminology as it moves into new markets.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Why it's time for Ireland's lawmakers to get a scoot on with e-scooters

Some officials think the tech is a ‘non-starter’. But workers are already speaking with their feet.

From Business ETC Startups champion Niamh Bushnell is leaving TechIreland to return to her 'first love' Startups And Tech

Startups champion Niamh Bushnell is leaving TechIreland to return to her 'first love'

She will be taking up a new role at voice tech startup SoapBox Labs.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 1 April, 2019

From Business ETC With Dublin filling up, Kildare wants to be the Brexit stockpiling destination Building And Property

With Dublin filling up, Kildare wants to be the Brexit stockpiling destination

The county is collating info on all the warehousing space available as the UK’s exit nears.

From Business ETC Poll: Should lawmakers ban e-scooters? Tourism And Transport This post contains a poll

Poll: Should lawmakers ban e-scooters?

Dublin Chamber has called on officials to embrace the increasingly popular mode of transport.

From Business ETC Why it's time for Ireland's lawmakers to get a scoot on with e-scooters Tourism And Transport

Why it's time for Ireland's lawmakers to get a scoot on with e-scooters

Some officials think the tech is a ‘non-starter’. But workers are already speaking with their feet.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 25 March, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Is the EU right to ignore America's call for a Huawei ban? Startups And Tech This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the EU right to ignore America's call for a Huawei ban?

The US has heavily lobbied Brussels to give the Chinese tech giant the cold shoulder on security grounds.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 14 March, 2019

ComReg has called out Eir over how it modifies contracts

The regulator’s finding is the latest chapter in its bumpy relationship with the telco.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

From Business ETC ComReg has called out Eir over how it modifies contracts Policy And Economy

ComReg has called out Eir over how it modifies contracts

The regulator’s finding is the latest chapter in its bumpy relationship with the telco.

# policy-and-economy - Friday 8 March, 2019

From Business ETC Enterprise Ireland wants to bring 'clarity' for startups navigating hundreds of State supports Startups And Tech

Enterprise Ireland wants to bring 'clarity' for startups navigating hundreds of State supports

The agency is building a portal to guide founders through the startup landscape.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 4 March, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Should Ireland's defamation laws be reformed? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland's defamation laws be reformed?

Businessman Denis O’Brien recently lost a case against the Sunday Business Post.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 2 March, 2019

From Business ETC Here are three ways to ensure Ireland adapts to its increasingly complex economy Policy And Economy

Here are three ways to ensure Ireland adapts to its increasingly complex economy

Our business model is undergoing profound change.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 28 February, 2019

'A burden, outdated, absolute folly': Eir lashed out against a bid for it to maintain public payphones

The telco lodged a scornful submission as part of ComReg’s review of the service.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

From Business ETC 'A burden, outdated, absolute folly': Eir lashed out against a bid for it to maintain public payphones Retail And Services

'A burden, outdated, absolute folly': Eir lashed out against a bid for it to maintain public payphones

The telco lodged a scornful submission as part of ComReg’s review of the service.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 25 February, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think Brexit will happen at the end of March? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Brexit will happen at the end of March?

The day Britain leaves the EU could be pushed back if Theresa May can’t win approval for her deal.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 23 February, 2019

From Business ETC The casual contracts bill is just around the corner. Here's what employers need to know Insights And Opinion

The casual contracts bill is just around the corner. Here's what employers need to know

The incoming law brings five key changes to how businesses use flexible staff.

# policy-and-economy - Friday 22 February, 2019

For crypto startups seeking 'legitimacy', new anti-money laundering laws are a double-edged sword

The EU-level rules put more of an onus on companies to monitor customer activity.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

From Business ETC Incoming rules will urge Ireland to screen foreign investment for possible security risks Policy And Economy

Incoming rules will urge Ireland to screen foreign investment for possible security risks

The EU regulation is being passed among a climate of concern around Chinese influence.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 18 February, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Should the rural broadband plan be scrapped in favour of privately operated wireless? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the rural broadband plan be scrapped in favour of privately operated wireless?

Some have suggested the State would be better off ditching the billion-euro project.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 17 February, 2019

From Business ETC For crypto startups seeking 'legitimacy', new anti-money laundering laws are a double-edged sword Startups And Tech

For crypto startups seeking 'legitimacy', new anti-money laundering laws are a double-edged sword

The EU-level rules put more of an onus on companies to monitor customer activity.

# policy-and-economy - Friday 15 February, 2019

What local government should do to transform Ireland's towns into 'smart cities'

Advanced technologies are only becoming more mainstream and could transform communities.

Executive assistants' salaries have shot up because too few aides have 'global' skills

The average wage for a corporate aide in the capital stands at €45,000.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Why native firms are drowning in the incoming tsunami of tech giant jobs

Companies are feeling the ‘pinch’ as salary expectations rise alongside living costs.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 11 February, 2019

From Business ETC Eir has no plans to ditch Huawei as it plots its next big network rollouts Startups And Tech

Eir has no plans to ditch Huawei as it plots its next big network rollouts

The telecom was laying out its €500 million investment plan for the next five years.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 9 February, 2019

From Business ETC What local government should do to transform Ireland's towns into 'smart cities' Insights And Opinion

What local government should do to transform Ireland's towns into 'smart cities'

Advanced technologies are only becoming more mainstream and could transform communities.

From Business ETC Why native firms are drowning in the incoming tsunami of tech giant jobs Startups And Tech

Why native firms are drowning in the incoming tsunami of tech giant jobs

Companies are feeling the ‘pinch’ as salary expectations rise alongside living costs.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Why Dublin's MetroLink is too important to succumb to the whingers and naysayers

The rollout of the light rail service can’t come quick enough for the city’s biggest employers.

From Business ETC Executive assistants' salaries have shot up because too few aides have 'global' skills Work

Executive assistants' salaries have shot up because too few aides have 'global' skills

The average wage for a corporate aide in the capital stands at €45,000.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

From Business ETC EirGrid wants a cybersecurity team to poke holes in its systems to prevent hackers getting in Resource And Energy

EirGrid wants a cybersecurity team to poke holes in its systems to prevent hackers getting in

The winning firm will test the electricity operator’s servers and infrastructure for vulnerabilities.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 4 February, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Are you preparing for a no-deal Brexit? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you preparing for a no-deal Brexit?

Not everyone agrees on how severe the impact of a hard Brexit will be for Ireland.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From Business ETC How employers can influence government officials in the 'new politics' age Policy And Economy

How employers can influence government officials in the 'new politics' age

The proposed Brexit Bill highlights why public affairs strategies are more important than ever.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 2 February, 2019

From Business ETC Why Dublin's MetroLink is too important to succumb to the whingers and naysayers Insights And Opinion

Why Dublin's MetroLink is too important to succumb to the whingers and naysayers

The rollout of the light rail service can’t come quick enough for the city’s biggest employers.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Hoteliers want extra time to prep for the 'financial pressure' of mandatory pensions

Businesses are seeking a four-year extension to the full rollout of a proposed scheme.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

From Business ETC For Colm Lyon's Fire, the UK remains a key market - but young fintech firms might not be so lucky Startups And Tech

For Colm Lyon's Fire, the UK remains a key market - but young fintech firms might not be so lucky

The firm has invested heavily in shoring up resources for a post-Brexit landscape.