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#policy and economy

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

From Business ETC Hoteliers want extra time to prep for the 'financial pressure' of mandatory pensions Policy And Economy

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 - Monday 28 January, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Should major tech companies build homes when they expand in Ireland? Startups And Tech This post contains a poll

Poll: Should major tech companies build homes when they expand in Ireland?

Some say an influx of highly paid workers will drive up the cost of renting in Dublin.

From Business ETC 'It's frustrating': Pharmacies rack up software bills to meet rigorous new medicine rules Health And Education

'It's frustrating': Pharmacies rack up software bills to meet rigorous new medicine rules

The EU directive aims to stymie counterfeit drugs getting into the supply chain.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Hauliers want to run their trucks on greener fuel - but there's hardly anywhere to top up the tank

Over a dozen refuelling points are meant to be open by the end of the year, but only one is operational.

Uber's plan to deploy stationless e-bikes in Dublin has been rebuffed by officials

The city council said it would ‘not be appropriate’ to grant such a licence right now.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

From Business ETC Hauliers want to run their trucks on greener fuel - but there's hardly anywhere to top up the tank Policy And Economy

Hauliers want to run their trucks on greener fuel - but there's hardly anywhere to top up the tank

Over a dozen refuelling points are meant to be open by the end of the year, but only one is operational.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

From Business ETC Uber's plan to deploy stationless e-bikes in Dublin has been rebuffed by officials Tourism And Transport

Uber's plan to deploy stationless e-bikes in Dublin has been rebuffed by officials

The city council said it would ‘not be appropriate’ to grant such a licence right now.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 17 January, 2019

From Business ETC Galway's CorribPoint is helping credit unions avoid money-laundering scandals Startups And Tech

Galway's CorribPoint is helping credit unions avoid money-laundering scandals

As part of our weekly Startup Spotlight series, we profile the fintech company.

How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister

The long-delayed project is just never going to work in its current format.

Medtech firms have a year to prepare for new EU rules but the inspectors aren't ready

Manufacturers are concerned that authorities aren’t fully prepared to meet demand.

A threat to 350 jobs and 'unconstitutional' – here's Viagogo's legal memo to the State about tout laws

The government is seeking legal advice on issues raised by the ticket resale website.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

From Business ETC Ireland's biggest business group says high-profile planning issues are spooking foreign investment Policy And Economy

Ireland's biggest business group says high-profile planning issues are spooking foreign investment

A new Ibec report has suggested a number of ways to streamline development in the country.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Big retailers like Halfords and B&Q fear Brexit will end share schemes for their Irish workers

Industry players say the end of passporting could see Ireland’s save-as-you-earn market ‘wiped out’.

From Business ETC Medtech firms have a year to prepare for new EU rules but the inspectors aren't ready Health And Education

Medtech firms have a year to prepare for new EU rules but the inspectors aren't ready

Manufacturers are concerned that authorities aren’t fully prepared to meet demand.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 12 January, 2019

From Business ETC How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister Insights And Opinion

How I would fix the doomed rural broadband plan if I were the communications minister

The long-delayed project is just never going to work in its current format.

From Business ETC A threat to 350 jobs and 'unconstitutional' – here's Viagogo's legal memo to the State about tout laws Policy And Economy

A threat to 350 jobs and 'unconstitutional' – here's Viagogo's legal memo to the State about tout laws

The government is seeking legal advice on issues raised by the ticket resale website.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Big retailers like Halfords and B&Q fear Brexit will end share schemes for their Irish workers

Industry players say the end of passporting could see Ireland’s save-as-you-earn market ‘wiped out’.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

From Business ETC Enterprise Ireland has urged firms to adopt a 'no regrets' policy to Brexit Startups And Tech

Enterprise Ireland has urged firms to adopt a 'no regrets' policy to Brexit

The agency is expanding offices around the world to diversify Irish companies’ market reach.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

From Business ETC If we want our entrepreneurial spirit to blossom, we have to help the smaller guys Insights And Opinion

If we want our entrepreneurial spirit to blossom, we have to help the smaller guys

It would be perilous to ignore the issues facing Irish startups in 2019.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 7 January, 2019

From Business ETC Poll: Do you believe all the economic doom and gloom predicted for 2019? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe all the economic doom and gloom predicted for 2019?

The previews for the 12 months ahead have flooded in, with most wary of a slowdown in growth.

From Business ETC Stores warn a tax hike on food supplements is 'completely inconsistent' with health policy Retail And Services

Stores warn a tax hike on food supplements is 'completely inconsistent' with health policy

Lobbyists wrote to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe over incoming VAT increases.

From Business ETC Big retailers like Halfords and B&Q fear Brexit will end share schemes for their Irish workers Policy And Economy

Big retailers like Halfords and B&Q fear Brexit will end share schemes for their Irish workers

Industry players say the end of passporting could see Ireland’s save-as-you-earn market ‘wiped out’.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 6 January, 2019

From Business ETC Ireland is closed for business when it comes to luring badly-needed professional contractors Work

Ireland is closed for business when it comes to luring badly-needed professional contractors

Here’s how Budget 2019 was a lost opportunity for the country to address its talent shortage.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 5 January, 2019

From Business ETC Here are the main issues Ireland's lawmakers will encounter in 2019 Insights And Opinion

Here are the main issues Ireland's lawmakers will encounter in 2019

Political anoraks will have a lot to mull over when Oireachtas business resumes later this month.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 3 January, 2019

From Business ETC The IDA is eyeing up new markets as America's 'long positive cycle' comes to an end Policy And Economy

The IDA is eyeing up new markets as America's 'long positive cycle' comes to an end

The agency’s new figures show that foreign direct investment added over 22,000 jobs last year.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

From Business ETC A minimum wage rise and higher VAT: These are the new budget measures that just kicked in Policy And Economy

A minimum wage rise and higher VAT: These are the new budget measures that just kicked in

A raft of changes were rolled out at midnight under plans included in Budget 2019.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 24 December, 2018

These are the counties that have spent the most - and least - on Christmas decorations

New data show how much local councils earmarked for festive trimmings for the last three years.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 23 December, 2018

From Business ETC These are the counties that have spent the most - and least - on Christmas decorations Policy And Economy

These are the counties that have spent the most - and least - on Christmas decorations

New data show how much local councils earmarked for festive trimmings for the last three years.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 20 December, 2018

From Business ETC Major concert promoters will hike ticket prices under incoming tax changes Policy And Economy

Major concert promoters will hike ticket prices under incoming tax changes

Restaurants and hotels have lost their special 9% VAT rate – but so have some event organisers.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 16 December, 2018

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

From Business ETC 'A field day for the black market': Docs reveal what the minister was told after the budget VAT hike Policy And Economy

'A field day for the black market': Docs reveal what the minister was told after the budget VAT hike

Hospitality firms and hairdressers wrote to Paschal Donohoe to say they will be forced to shut up shop.

# policy-and-economy - Friday 14 December, 2018

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

From Business ETC A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes Tourism And Transport

A junior minister tried citing a 25-year-old policy to spare tourism firms some pain from VAT hikes

But the appeal to his Fine Gael colleague, Paschal Donohoe, doesn’t appear to have paid off.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 10 December, 2018

From Business ETC Dublin has been named one of the top cities in the world for foreign investment Startups And Tech

Dublin has been named one of the top cities in the world for foreign investment

The capital came in third overall in a ‘global cities of the future’ report on the best locations for FDI.

# policy-and-economy - Friday 7 December, 2018

Eir has accused ComReg of breaking EU laws in its clampdown on costly helplines

The watchdog is rolling out new rules relating to ‘non-geographic numbers’.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

From Business ETC Eir has accused ComReg of breaking EU laws in its clampdown on costly helplines Retail And Services

Eir has accused ComReg of breaking EU laws in its clampdown on costly helplines

The watchdog is rolling out new rules relating to ‘non-geographic numbers’.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda

However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda

However the search giant says it has since paid tax on the offshore profits in the US.

Ryanair is suing Irish officials over where the airline's staff are taxed

The High Court challenge relates to tax laws for Europe-based workers.

From Business ETC Ryanair is suing Irish officials over where the airline's staff are taxed Tourism And Transport

Ryanair is suing Irish officials over where the airline's staff are taxed

The High Court challenge relates to tax laws for Europe-based workers.