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#policy and economy

# 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.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

From Business ETC Two years after the 'double Irish' was shelved, Google used it to shift billions to Bermuda Startups And Tech

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.

From Business ETC Ireland's financial watchdog says an economic slowdown is ‘inevitable’ Policy And Economy

Ireland's financial watchdog says an economic slowdown is ‘inevitable’

An Irish Fiscal Advisory Council report notes the short-term outlook is strong – but there are risks ahead.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 22 November, 2018

From Business ETC Dublin's Courtsdesk is on a mission to take the pain out of getting legal data Startups And Tech

Dublin's Courtsdesk is on a mission to take the pain out of getting legal data

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

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

From Business ETC As Dublin firms struggle to recruit, the rental crisis shows no sign of letting up Building And Property

As Dublin firms struggle to recruit, the rental crisis shows no sign of letting up

Goodbody analysts have issued a stark warning on the country’s low level of housing stock.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 12 November, 2018

From Business ETC Poll: Would you support gender quotas for Ireland's company boards? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support gender quotas for Ireland's company boards?

The government today unveiled a plan to increase the number of female professors.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 11 November, 2018

Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment

The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment

The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

From Business ETC Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment Food And Drink

Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment

The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 27 October, 2018

From Business ETC 'To keep attracting foreign investment, Ireland needs to get its act together on water' Insights And Opinion

'To keep attracting foreign investment, Ireland needs to get its act together on water'

We should use the resource as a calling card and follow the lead of forward-thinking countries.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Vodafone Ireland is worried that new EU rules will 'stunt' the growth of 5G technology

The carrier has been lobbying the government over the framework that will govern connected car systems.

From Business ETC Airbnb has accused the government of doing a ‘cut and paste’ job with new letting laws Building And Property

Airbnb has accused the government of doing a ‘cut and paste’ job with new letting laws

Regulations on short-term lets in Ireland are set to be introduced next year.

From Business ETC Here are the tougher-than-expected Airbnb laws that will kick in next year Policy And Economy

Here are the tougher-than-expected Airbnb laws that will kick in next year

The regulations will ban short-term lets by landlords in some locations and introduce 90-day cap.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

From Business ETC A new report claims Dublin Airport needs a third terminal - but DAA is having none of it Tourism And Transport

A new report claims Dublin Airport needs a third terminal - but DAA is having none of it

The State-owned operator says there are more pressing issues at the hub.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 21 October, 2018

From Business ETC Vodafone Ireland is worried that new EU rules will 'stunt' the growth of 5G technology Startups And Tech

Vodafone Ireland is worried that new EU rules will 'stunt' the growth of 5G technology

The carrier has been lobbying the government over the framework that will govern connected car systems.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

From Business ETC Plans to turn Dublin's College Green into a car-free plaza have been rejected Tourism And Transport

Plans to turn Dublin's College Green into a car-free plaza have been rejected

The national planning body says the scheme would cause problems for buses and other transport.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 13 October, 2018

From Business ETC 'Anything could happen now': Why the National Broadband Plan faces yet more delays Policy And Economy

'Anything could happen now': Why the National Broadband Plan faces yet more delays

A series of private dinners and one ministerial resignation could stall the process again.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Higher gambling taxes have made Ireland one of the world's 'most penal' betting markets

The duty was increased to 2% in yesterday’s budget – leading to a backlash from bookmakers.

From Business ETC Denis Naughten resigns - as the future of the National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance Policy And Economy

Denis Naughten resigns - as the future of the National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance

The Communications Minister made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

From Business ETC Higher gambling taxes have made Ireland one of the world's 'most penal' betting markets Policy And Economy

Higher gambling taxes have made Ireland one of the world's 'most penal' betting markets

The duty was increased to 2% in yesterday’s budget – leading to a backlash from bookmakers.

From Business ETC These are a few important things that slipped under the radar in this year's budget Policy And Economy

These are a few important things that slipped under the radar in this year's budget

Budget 2019 had plenty about housing and Brexit – but there were some details missing from the speech.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From Business ETC The government promised a Brexit-proof budget - here's how much it delivered Policy And Economy

The government promised a Brexit-proof budget - here's how much it delivered

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe called it the ‘economic challenge of a generation’.

From Business ETC From filmmakers to hoteliers – here are the business winners and losers of Budget 2019 Policy And Economy

From filmmakers to hoteliers – here are the business winners and losers of Budget 2019

There were few surprises in Paschal Donohoe’s speech, but plenty to digest for Irish businesses.

From Business ETC 'A black day for Irish tourism': Restaurants have called for Shane Ross's head Tourism And Transport

'A black day for Irish tourism': Restaurants have called for Shane Ross's head

The industry wants the Tourism Minister to step down after losing its special 9% VAT rate.

From Business ETC Budget 2019: These are all of the key developments as they happened Policy And Economy

Budget 2019: These are all of the key developments as they happened

We unpick what this year’s announcements mean for business in Ireland.

From Business ETC Budget 2019: Here's everything you need to know about today's announcement Policy And Economy

Budget 2019: Here's everything you need to know about today's announcement

All the giveaways and tax hikes that are on the horizon.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 8 October, 2018

From Business ETC The National Broadband Plan's sole bidder has sold off its remaining stake in Enet Startups And Tech

The National Broadband Plan's sole bidder has sold off its remaining stake in Enet

The Limerick company is at the centre of the plan to bring broadband to rural Ireland.

From Business ETC Citibank fined €1.3m by the Central Bank over 'prolonged and serious' lending code breaches Financial Services

Citibank fined €1.3m by the Central Bank over 'prolonged and serious' lending code breaches

The bank failed to obtain approval for loans to individuals who were related parties.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 7 October, 2018

From Business ETC Dublin's new bus plan isn't perfect - but it shouldn't be a political football Tourism And Transport

Dublin's new bus plan isn't perfect - but it shouldn't be a political football

BusConnects is a work in progress and we need it to keep the city moving.

From Business ETC A decade on, here's how Ireland's first austerity budget compares to the 2019 plan Policy And Economy

A decade on, here's how Ireland's first austerity budget compares to the 2019 plan

The shift between now and 2009 – when we faced the worst financial crisis in a generation – is stark.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Ireland's biggest hotel group says its Dublin staff don't feel safe cycling to work

Dalata wrote to ask Transport Minister Shane Ross to press on with a plan for more bike paths.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Ireland's biggest hotel group says its Dublin staff don't feel safe cycling to work

Dalata wrote to ask Transport Minister Shane Ross to press on with a plan for more bike paths.

From Business ETC Low VAT rates may be divisive now, but looser EU rules could open a whole new can of worms Policy And Economy

Low VAT rates may be divisive now, but looser EU rules could open a whole new can of worms

Much of the talk around Ireland’s upcoming budget has focused on the hospitality industry’s 9% VAT rate.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

From Business ETC Booming training and member fees helped boost Ibec's coffers last year Policy And Economy

Booming training and member fees helped boost Ibec's coffers last year

The employer representative registered more demand for in-company courses on retaining staff.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 30 September, 2018

From Business ETC 'Not fit for purpose': Why startups want Ireland's flagship investor scheme overhauled Startups And Tech

'Not fit for purpose': Why startups want Ireland's flagship investor scheme overhauled

The EIIS programme offers tax breaks for startup backers – but the industry says it’s not up to task.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 29 September, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland's tourism trade group wants the State to beef up budgets with Wild Atlantic Way merch Tourism And Transport

Ireland's tourism trade group wants the State to beef up budgets with Wild Atlantic Way merch

Funding for Fáilte Ireland has halved in a decade.

From Business ETC The construction lobby claims that lowball State contracts have 'cursed' builders Building And Property

The construction lobby claims that lowball State contracts have 'cursed' builders

The sector says unrealistic tender prices could bring public projects to a standstill.

# policy-and-economy - Friday 28 September, 2018

From Business ETC The consumer watchdog has concerns about a 'natural monopoly' in the Irish waste sector Retail And Services

The consumer watchdog has concerns about a 'natural monopoly' in the Irish waste sector

The average home now pays between €230 – €280 a year in waste collection charges.