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#policy and economy

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From Business ETC Why people can't agree on the impact new zero-hour contract laws will have on business Work

Why people can't agree on the impact new zero-hour contract laws will have on business

Some say the draft Employment Bill isn’t ‘balanced’. Others think it’ll be ‘ineffective’.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 26 July, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland's power-hungry data centres 'could help heat businesses and homes' Startups And Tech

Ireland's power-hungry data centres 'could help heat businesses and homes'

A new report suggests they be used as part of Nordic-style ‘district heating systems’.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

From Business ETC After 53 years, Ireland's big book of business and politics is going digital Policy And Economy

After 53 years, Ireland's big book of business and politics is going digital

Ireland – A Directory includes information on thousands of organisations up and down the country.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

From Business ETC Ticket touting will be banned in Ireland under new laws Policy And Economy

Ticket touting will be banned in Ireland under new laws

The use of bot software to purchase tickets will also be prohibited.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 23 July, 2018

From Business ETC Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit? Insights And Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think there will be a no-deal Brexit?

Westminster and London are still at odds over the future of the UK-EU relationship.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 22 July, 2018

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 19 July, 2018

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

From Business ETC 'Our work is on the assumption something awful happens' - Dublin Port has plans for a 'hard Brexit' Policy And Economy

'Our work is on the assumption something awful happens' - Dublin Port has plans for a 'hard Brexit'

Work is underway to add new customs checks and upgrade infrastructure at the port.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

From Business ETC Here's what we know so far about Europe's 'cars for cheese' deal with Japan Policy And Economy

Here's what we know so far about Europe's 'cars for cheese' deal with Japan

The ‘landmark’ agreement promises to reduce several trade barriers between the regions.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 16 July, 2018

From Business ETC 'A misguided crisis measure' - Ibec says the State's new fiscal buffer won't help during a downturn Policy And Economy

'A misguided crisis measure' - Ibec says the State's new fiscal buffer won't help during a downturn

The business group thinks the ‘rainy day’ fund will make little difference in the event of a crisis.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 15 July, 2018

From Business ETC 'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all Food And Drink

'Nonsensical': Restaurants are fighting an EU bid to mandate free tap water for all

Trade groups believe a European proposal will unfairly burden businesses.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

From Business ETC Retailers want cheap online purchases from outside Europe to be hit with taxes Retail And Services

Retailers want cheap online purchases from outside Europe to be hit with taxes

Retail Excellence is calling for the end of tax and import duty exemptions on certain goods.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 30 June, 2018

From Business ETC 'The clock is ticking': Delays issuing 'vital' tax reliefs are hindering Irish moviemakers Media And Marketing

'The clock is ticking': Delays issuing 'vital' tax reliefs are hindering Irish moviemakers

A backlog in Revenue is having a knock-on effect for production companies.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

From Business ETC Low tax rates and flexible labour laws – why Dublin is an 'easy target' for property investment Policy And Economy

Low tax rates and flexible labour laws – why Dublin is an 'easy target' for property investment

A new Savills report also ranked the Irish capital as one of the most inclusive cities in Europe.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Dublin is now the most expensive city in the eurozone for expats

The Irish capital has overtaken Paris as a result of rising costs for rental accommodation.

From Business ETC Dublin is now the most expensive city in the eurozone for expats Work

Dublin is now the most expensive city in the eurozone for expats

The Irish capital has overtaken Paris as a result of rising costs for rental accommodation.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 24 June, 2018

From Business ETC ‘We’re assuming the worst’: How Ireland’s food firms are prepping for Brexit Food And Drink

‘We’re assuming the worst’: How Ireland’s food firms are prepping for Brexit

From cookies to chicken, Irish companies see both challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

From Business ETC Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists Policy And Economy

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Nearly 10,000 returns were submitted to the Register of Lobbying last year.

# policy-and-economy - Friday 22 June, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland has moved up the ranks of the European innovation scoreboard Policy And Economy

Ireland has moved up the ranks of the European innovation scoreboard

The EU recognised the country for its SMEs and positive employment impacts.

From Business ETC Bourbon, jeans and motorbikes – the EU’s hit list of tariffs on US goods that have just taken effect Policy And Economy

Bourbon, jeans and motorbikes – the EU’s hit list of tariffs on US goods that have just taken effect

The move comes after US President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

# policy-and-economy - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

From Business ETC As Ireland enjoys a tourism boom, the midlands' slice of the pie is shrinking Tourism And Transport

As Ireland enjoys a tourism boom, the midlands' slice of the pie is shrinking

It was the only region to record a decline in overseas visitor numbers and spend over the last three years.

From Business ETC The financial watchdog will start forcing banks to disclose cheaper mortgage rates Financial Services

The financial watchdog will start forcing banks to disclose cheaper mortgage rates

New Central Bank rules aim to encourage consumers to shop around for better deals.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 18 June, 2018

From Business ETC How Ireland's largest business group thinks the housing crisis can be solved Building And Property

How Ireland's largest business group thinks the housing crisis can be solved

Ibec claims the country hasn’t had a ‘normal’ property market for two decades.

From Business ETC Poll: Do you support the government's proposed laws on low-hour contracts? Policy And Economy This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the government's proposed laws on low-hour contracts?

Some fear the so-called Banded Hours Bill could ‘wipe out’ small businesses.

From Business ETC There's been a spike in Irish firms being hit with multimillion-euro frauds Policy And Economy

There's been a spike in Irish firms being hit with multimillion-euro frauds

A new survey found cybercrime against local companies was generally on the rise.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 16 June, 2018

From Business ETC How this 'draconian' new employment law could destroy small businesses Insights And Opinion

How this 'draconian' new employment law could destroy small businesses

The so-called ‘Banded Hours Bill’ is a step too far for employers.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

The former firm behind Dublin's Tamango nightclub has been slapped with a big tax bill

Portmarnock-based White Sands Hotel Limited was ordered to pay out €480,000.

From Business ETC The former firm behind Dublin's Tamango nightclub has been slapped with a big tax bill Policy And Economy

The former firm behind Dublin's Tamango nightclub has been slapped with a big tax bill

Portmarnock-based White Sands Hotel Limited was ordered to pay out €480,000.

From Business ETC It's now more expensive to live in Dublin than Abu Dhabi or Silicon Valley Policy And Economy

It's now more expensive to live in Dublin than Abu Dhabi or Silicon Valley

The Irish capital has re-entered the top-100 list of the most expensive cities for expat workers.

# policy-and-economy - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland wants to drive data centre development - but it needs a rejig of planning rules first Policy And Economy

Ireland wants to drive data centre development - but it needs a rejig of planning rules first

The government is trying to attract more developments and avoid an Athenry repeat.

# policy-and-economy - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

The government plans to slap a minimum five-year expiration date on all gift cards

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

From Business ETC The government plans to slap a five-year expiration date on all gift cards Retail And Services

The government plans to slap a five-year expiration date on all gift cards

The Minister for Business says a lack of vouchers regulation ’causes confusion and worry’ for shoppers.

# policy-and-economy - Sunday 3 June, 2018

The EU is running the rule over claims Ireland's peak equestrian body got illegal state aid

The government has been accused of distorting competition with its funding for Horse Sport Ireland.

# policy-and-economy - Friday 1 June, 2018

From Business ETC Access to affordable childcare would help plug skills gaps - and bring down business costs Policy And Economy

Access to affordable childcare would help plug skills gaps - and bring down business costs

The national competitiveness watchdog has branded Ireland ‘high-cost and rising’.

# policy-and-economy - Monday 28 May, 2018

From Business ETC Ireland has plans to ban disposable plastic - but the EU could get there first Policy And Economy

Ireland has plans to ban disposable plastic - but the EU could get there first

The European proposals would get rid of single-use items like straws, cutlery and cotton buds.

From Business ETC Why Mastercard and IBM chose Dublin as the base for their new data protection trust Policy And Economy

Why Mastercard and IBM chose Dublin as the base for their new data protection trust

Truata will help companies analyse data while staying in line with new GDPR standards.

From Business ETC Many of Ireland's major employers fear revealing gender pay gaps will hurt their reputation Work

Many of Ireland's major employers fear revealing gender pay gaps will hurt their reputation

It is expected that organisations will have to publicly report the figures in the near future.

# policy-and-economy - Saturday 26 May, 2018

From Business ETC The EU is running the rule over claims Ireland's peak equestrian body got illegal state aid Policy And Economy

The EU is running the rule over claims Ireland's peak equestrian body got illegal state aid

The government has been accused of distorting competition with its funding for Horse Sport Ireland.