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# policy - Friday 9 October, 2020

World Rugby advises against transgender women playing elite women's rugby
# Policy
From The42
# Policy

World Rugby advises against transgender women playing elite women's rugby

Oct 9th 2020, 9:18 PM 10,596 Views 7 Comments

New guidelines have been drawn up to cover the participation of transgender athletes in men and women’s contact rugby.

# policy - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Boost for Rennie's Wallabies with tweak to policy on overseas-based players
# Rules
From The42
# Rules

Boost for Rennie's Wallabies with tweak to policy on overseas-based players

Sep 10th 2020, 9:21 AM 7,141 Views 4 Comments

Rugby Australia will allow the head coach to pick two players who don’t fulfil the ‘Giteau Law’ requirements.

# policy - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'
# Policy
# Policy

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs to discuss forming coalition after leaders sign off on 'foundation document'

Apr 15th 2020, 9:00 AM 10,739 Views 83 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today there’s “undoubtedly” different opinions in his party on going into coalition with Fine Gael.

# policy - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Spanish court orders Ryanair to cancel cabin bag fee
# Turbulent Times
# Turbulent Times

Spanish court orders Ryanair to cancel cabin bag fee

Nov 20th 2019, 6:20 PM 53,699 Views 23 Comments

Ryanair was ordered to repay a woman €20.

# policy - Monday 22 July, 2019

'It is a ridiculous rule that needs to change - we should go with squad numbers'
# TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
From The42
# TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS

'It is a ridiculous rule that needs to change - we should go with squad numbers'

Jul 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 21,870 Views 10 Comments

There have been issues with naming teams in the run up to All-Ireland SFC clashes this summer.

# policy - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

Here are Ireland's most active business lobbyists

Jul 1st 2018, 10:30 AM 21,779 Views 28 Comments

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

# policy - Friday 8 June, 2018

Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members

Jun 8th 2018, 1:37 PM 21,917 Views 75 Comments

The policy also prevents the children of same-sex couples from being baptised in the church.

# policy - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

There has been a sharp increase in the number of whistleblowers contacting the Central Bank
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

There has been a sharp increase in the number of whistleblowers contacting the Central Bank

May 9th 2018, 10:05 PM 18,163 Views 12 Comments

Reports of wrongdoings in the financial sector nearly doubled last year.

There has been a sharp increase in the number of whistleblowers contacting the Central Bank
# Financial Services
From Business ETC
# Financial Services

There has been a sharp increase in the number of whistleblowers contacting the Central Bank

May 9th 2018, 5:01 PM 255 Views 0 Comments

Reports of wrongdoings in the financial sector nearly doubled last year.

# policy - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'Almost impossible' to estimate how sustainable economy growth is, says ESRI
# Overheating
# Overheating

'Almost impossible' to estimate how sustainable economy growth is, says ESRI

Mar 22nd 2018, 6:05 AM 8,110 Views 15 Comments

The ESRI has called for a new method of calculating national accounts to tell if the economy is at risk of overheating.

# policy - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

From 2022, employers will have to fund 'auto enrollment' pensions for staff
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

From 2022, employers will have to fund 'auto enrollment' pensions for staff

Feb 28th 2018, 12:10 PM 599 Views 0 Comments

Similar schemes have previously been introduced in countries like Australia.

# policy - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Keelings has taken a swipe at the government for having no 'vision' for family firms
# Not Good Enough
# Not Good Enough

Keelings has taken a swipe at the government for having no 'vision' for family firms

Feb 22nd 2018, 11:09 AM 1,370 Views 0 Comments

The fruit group’s CEO Caroline Keeling has been busy writing to ministers.

# policy - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Keelings has taken a swipe at the government for having no 'vision' for family firms
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

Keelings has taken a swipe at the government for having no 'vision' for family firms

Feb 18th 2018, 6:01 AM 4,285 Views 0 Comments

The fruit group’s CEO Caroline Keeling has been busy writing to ministers.

# policy - Friday 16 February, 2018

Project Ireland 2040: These are all the key points you need to know
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

Project Ireland 2040: These are all the key points you need to know

Feb 16th 2018, 4:02 PM 1,321 Views 0 Comments

The €116 billion plan sets out a two-decade vision for the country.

# policy - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project
# Internet
# Internet

The National Broadband Plan hangs in the balance as Eir 'reluctantly' quits the project

Jan 31st 2018, 6:46 PM 29,431 Views 94 Comments

Only one firm is left in the running to build the long-delayed network.

'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'I'm careful with my words': Conor Skehan stands by his 'gaming the system' comments

Jan 31st 2018, 5:58 PM 16,930 Views 110 Comments

The chair of Ireland’s Housing Agency is one of the government’s top advisors.

# policy - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

The Irish taxpayer will pick up the tab for bust Setanta Insurance
# Car Crash
# Car Crash

The Irish taxpayer will pick up the tab for bust Setanta Insurance

Jan 30th 2018, 3:54 PM 26,038 Views 57 Comments

The total cost of the claims could be in the region of €90m.

# policy - Saturday 27 January, 2018

A major builder is suing planning officials over a 650-home Wicklow development
# Fassaroe
# Fassaroe

A major builder is suing planning officials over a 650-home Wicklow development

Jan 27th 2018, 11:30 AM 66,039 Views 87 Comments

An Bord Pleanála rejected Cosgrave Property Group’s large-scale housing plan last year.

# policy - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Coach tour companies say EU rules on drivers' breaks are 'fracturing' their business
# Transport
# Transport

Coach tour companies say EU rules on drivers' breaks are 'fracturing' their business

Jan 25th 2018, 5:53 PM 1,196 Views 0 Comments

Lobbyists are pushing for an overhaul of the current regulations.

A major builder is suing planning officials over a 650-home Wicklow development
# Cosgrave Property
# Cosgrave Property

A major builder is suing planning officials over a 650-home Wicklow development

Jan 25th 2018, 5:51 PM 1,926 Views 3 Comments

An Bord Pleanála rejected Cosgrave Property Group’s large-scale housing plan last year.

The EU has shot down claims that Nama gives illegal state aid to developers
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

The EU has shot down claims that Nama gives illegal state aid to developers

Jan 25th 2018, 11:49 AM 9,473 Views 20 Comments

Some of Ireland’s biggest developers claimed the ‘bad bank’ had broken the rules.

# policy - Thursday 18 January, 2018

Apple is shifting billions in cash funnelled through Ireland back to the US
# Billions
# Billions

Apple is shifting billions in cash funnelled through Ireland back to the US

Jan 18th 2018, 9:57 AM 22,447 Views 63 Comments

The iPhone maker will pay more than €30 billion in tax on the repatriation.

# policy - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Ireland's consumer watchdog is powerless to investigate Apple's 'planned obsolescence'
# Iphone Battery
# Iphone Battery

Ireland's consumer watchdog is powerless to investigate Apple's 'planned obsolescence'

Jan 11th 2018, 2:51 PM 275 Views 0 Comments

French authorities have launched an investigation into the tech giant for limiting phone performance.

# policy - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Plans for an office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground have been blocked
# Going Underground
# Going Underground

Plans for an office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground have been blocked

Dec 30th 2017, 12:58 PM 32,134 Views 42 Comments

The property developer has appealed Dublin council’s planning decision to the national authority.

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life
# Interview
# Interview

'My stupid mandatory but not compulsory line' - Regina Doherty on the rocky road of ministerial life

Dec 30th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,631 Views 43 Comments

From the Public Services Card to initiating a Garda investigation over Twitter abuse, it’s been an eventful six months for the Meath TD.

# policy - Thursday 28 December, 2017

An office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground has been knocked back
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

An office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground has been knocked back

Dec 28th 2017, 6:08 PM 4,671 Views 0 Comments

The property developer has appealed Dublin council’s planning decision to the national authority.

# policy - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Goldman Sachs admits it is 'considering' its options following Dublin move reports
# Financial Services
From Business ETC
# Financial Services

Goldman Sachs admits it is 'considering' its options following Dublin move reports

Dec 27th 2017, 9:30 PM 1,253 Views 0 Comments

The Financial Times reported the firm’s European asset management business is coming to the Irish capital.

# policy - Thursday 21 December, 2017

A passenger called 'a liar' by an inspector has settled a defamation case against Irish Rail
# Policy
From Business ETC
# Policy

A passenger called 'a liar' by an inspector has settled a defamation case against Irish Rail

Dec 21st 2017, 2:48 PM 1,497 Views 0 Comments

The woman was fined €100 when the conductor refused to accept her email ticket receipt.

# policy - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

It gets worse: Another 13,000 tracker victims have been overcharged by Ireland's banks
# Financial Services
From Business ETC
# Financial Services

It gets worse: Another 13,000 tracker victims have been overcharged by Ireland's banks

Dec 20th 2017, 2:01 PM 204 Views 0 Comments

The Central Bank says over 30,000 customers have been impacted by the scandal.

# policy - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Ryanair has revealed plans to recognise cabin crew unions
# Work
From Business ETC
# Work

Ryanair has revealed plans to recognise cabin crew unions

Dec 19th 2017, 2:13 PM 95 Views 0 Comments

The company announced last week it would be recognising pilot unions.

# policy - Monday 18 December, 2017

Merrion Stockbrokers has been slapped with a €200k fine by the Central Bank
# Financial Services
From Business ETC
# Financial Services

Merrion Stockbrokers has been slapped with a €200k fine by the Central Bank

Dec 18th 2017, 1:12 PM 467 Views 0 Comments

The firm has breached the regulator’s fitness and probity rules.

# policy - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Why it's time for all Irish firms to start taking new data protection laws seriously
# Insights
From Business ETC
# Insights

Why it's time for all Irish firms to start taking new data protection laws seriously

Dec 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 1,149 Views 0 Comments

The deadline for GDPR compliance is looming – and not being prepared isn’t an option.

'People should fight': Cork locals to protest today against plans for mass evictions
# Building And Property
From Business ETC
# Building And Property

'People should fight': Cork locals to protest today against plans for mass evictions

Dec 16th 2017, 6:00 AM 329 Views 0 Comments

The owners of the Leeside Apartments say they will substantially refurbish the block.

# policy - Thursday 14 December, 2017

'Seas of steel' and 'hell on Earth': Why dozens of solar farms are in planning limbo
# Resource And Energy
# Resource And Energy

'Seas of steel' and 'hell on Earth': Why dozens of solar farms are in planning limbo

Dec 14th 2017, 6:27 PM 8,329 Views 51 Comments

Locals have appealed 27 projects to the national planning board in the past year.

Union bosses have written to the government to call out 'clear hypocrisy from a state beneficiary'
# Work
From Business ETC
# Work

Union bosses have written to the government to call out 'clear hypocrisy from a state beneficiary'

Dec 14th 2017, 4:39 PM 577 Views 0 Comments

The letter relates to a recent Labour Court dispute over redundancy packages offered by Capita.

# policy - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k
# Compensation
# Compensation

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k

Dec 13th 2017, 4:38 PM 50,457 Views 51 Comments

The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k
# Work
From Business ETC
# Work

A warehouse manager fired for leaving work to help his 'trapped wife' has been awarded €20k

Dec 13th 2017, 4:25 PM 1,637 Views 0 Comments

The man’s spouse was stuck in a hostile situation with young men carrying weapons.

Here's what you need to know about Facebook's rejigged tax model
# Social Media
From Business ETC
# Social Media

Here's what you need to know about Facebook's rejigged tax model

Dec 13th 2017, 11:50 AM 332 Views 0 Comments

Potential long-term changes could have a major impact on how Ireland attracts foreign investment.

# policy - Sunday 10 December, 2017

'Seas of steel' and 'hell on Earth': Why dozens of solar farms are in planning limbo
# Resource And Energy
From Business ETC
# Resource And Energy

'Seas of steel' and 'hell on Earth': Why dozens of solar farms are in planning limbo

Dec 10th 2017, 6:00 AM 2,409 Views 0 Comments

Locals have appealed 27 projects to the national planning board in the past year.

# policy - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

'A victory for common sense': New rules clear the way for dogs in cafés and pubs

Dec 9th 2017, 4:00 PM 48,533 Views 140 Comments

A business group supported by Google campaigned for the changed guidelines.

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