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Central Bank to ensure Ulster Bank customers are treated fairly, as it moves to pull out of Ireland
# The Banks
# The Banks

Central Bank to ensure Ulster Bank customers are treated fairly, as it moves to pull out of Ireland

Updated Feb 19th 2021, 7:22 PM 81,605 Views 81 Comments
  • Ulster Bank said this morning that the move won’t mean an immediate change for customers
  • Staff are "deeply disappointed" by the decision to wind down Ulster Bank in Ireland
  • Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe called it a "difficult day" from an Irish banking perspective and for Ulster Bank staff
Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio
# Commission Reshuffle
# Commission Reshuffle

Mairead McGuinness chosen as new European Commissioner for Financial Services as Ireland loses Trade portfolio

Sep 8th 2020, 9:02 AM 84,589 Views 172 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

'There's a risk of being penny-wise but pound-foolish': Here's why employers are so concerned about the new wage subsidy scheme
# The Changeover
# The Changeover

'There's a risk of being penny-wise but pound-foolish': Here's why employers are so concerned about the new wage subsidy scheme

Aug 31st 2020, 12:05 AM 41,632 Views 15 Comments

Some businesses could see the money provided to subsidise wages halve.

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

What to expect in the first 100 days of the new FF-FG-Green government

Jul 7th 2020, 6:10 AM 13,477 Views 30 Comments

There are big challenges ahead. Here’s what to look out for.

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‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation
# Caring For Carers
# Caring For Carers

‘It's dangerous’: How Ireland is behind the curve on home care regulation

Aug 6th 2020, 6:20 AM 13,127 Views 3 Comments

Part three of Noteworthy’s investigation reveals no legal requirements for training or registration in carer sector.

No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July
# Down To Business
# Down To Business

No honeymoon period for new government as Dáil set to sit throughout July

Jul 6th 2020, 6:10 AM 15,416 Views 18 Comments

There could be four or five day Dáil weeks on the cards for some politicians.

Carbon, cycling and housing: The main points in the draft programme for government
# New Rules
# New Rules

Carbon, cycling and housing: The main points in the draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 6:59 PM 26,186 Views 73 Comments

Here are the main things to know from the document published today.

'The dismay will live forever with us': Nursing homes CEO to tell TDs sector was left isolated at start of crisis
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'The dismay will live forever with us': Nursing homes CEO to tell TDs sector was left isolated at start of crisis

May 26th 2020, 12:05 AM 15,267 Views 86 Comments

The Special Covid-19 Committee will meet today to discuss nursing homes and Direct Provision.

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans
# ISME
# ISME

Anxiety remains for small business owners despite government recovery plans

May 9th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,680 Views 24 Comments

Some €2 billion has been promised to SMEs through credit guarantee scheme.

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it
# Government Formation
# Government Formation

FF-FG framework doc for the next government is out, here's what's in it

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 6:15 PM 24,987 Views 157 Comments

The document will soon be given to smaller parties in a bid to convince them to join a coalition government.

Farewell from Fora: A pleasure doing business with you
# Media
From Business ETC
# Media

Farewell from Fora: A pleasure doing business with you

Apr 9th 2020, 3:19 PM 18,679 Views 0 Comments

The Covid-19 crisis hits home as we publish our final article and celebrate four years of highlighting the best of Irish business.

Covid-19: It has been a long week as Irish business faces a new reality
# Policy And Economy
From Business ETC
# Policy And Economy

Covid-19: It has been a long week as Irish business faces a new reality

Updated Mar 13th 2020, 6:00 PM 3,738 Views 0 Comments

This evening’s main coronavirus points for business.

Your crash course in... what Irish business is looking for in the election
# Policy And Economy
From Business ETC
# Policy And Economy

Your crash course in... what Irish business is looking for in the election

Jan 24th 2020, 8:15 AM 477 Views 0 Comments

In the thick of campaign season, what are the main issues for business groups?

'We were just a group of friends': How 9th Impact went from living room idea to 20 million downloads
# Sponsored By Local Enterprise Office
# Sponsored By Local Enterprise Office

'We were just a group of friends': How 9th Impact went from living room idea to 20 million downloads

Feb 19th 2020, 4:53 PM 21,712 Views 1 Comment

Dr Finn Krewer of 9th Impact shares the lessons learned.

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing

Feb 13th 2020, 4:07 PM 2,675 Views 3 Comments

As investment in spacetech increases, the Irish tech sector has something to phone home about.

What you need to know about the new OECD roadmap for Irish SMEs
# Startups And Tech
From Business ETC
# Startups And Tech

What you need to know about the new OECD roadmap for Irish SMEs

Oct 31st 2019, 6:11 PM 630 Views 0 Comments

The review was launched today with recommendations from the Paris-based think tank.

Meet the man at the vanguard of Ireland's budding peer-to-peer business lending market
# Interview
# Interview

Meet the man at the vanguard of Ireland's budding peer-to-peer business lending market

Feb 13th 2020, 4:12 PM 341 Views 0 Comments

‘I think we’re only scratching the surface’ – Niall Dorrian has big plans to build Linked Finance.

Meet the man at the vanguard of Ireland's budding peer-to-peer business lending market
# Interview
From Business ETC
# Interview

Meet the man at the vanguard of Ireland's budding peer-to-peer business lending market

Feb 14th 2020, 1:01 AM 3,358 Views 0 Comments

‘I think we’re only scratching the surface’ – Niall Dorrian has big plans to grow Linked Finance.

Courting European business: Why Greenhouse chose Dublin for its first international base
# 21st Century Workplace
From Business ETC
# 21st Century Workplace

Courting European business: Why Greenhouse chose Dublin for its first international base

Jan 30th 2020, 5:00 AM 949 Views 0 Comments

Talent is a big driver as the US recruitment tech company joins the capital’s multinational ranks.

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing
# Startups And Tech
From Business ETC
# Startups And Tech

A moment in the sun: Meet the Irish spacetech entrepreneurs boldly growing

Feb 8th 2020, 1:01 AM 2,045 Views 0 Comments

As investment in spacetech increases, the Irish tech sector has something to phone home about.

Courting European business: Why Greenhouse chose Dublin for its first international base
# 21st Century Workplace
# 21st Century Workplace

Courting European business: Why Greenhouse chose Dublin for its first international base

Jan 29th 2020, 8:32 PM 155 Views 0 Comments

Talent is a big driver as the US recruitment tech company joins the capital’s multinational ranks.

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises
# Manifesto Friday
# Manifesto Friday

Proposals to bring Metrolink to UCD and an extension of breastfeeding breaks for women: Leo's manifesto promises

Jan 24th 2020, 7:37 AM 30,611 Views 86 Comments

Fine Gael will launch its general election manifesto today – as will Fianna Fáil.

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Parties settle into the campaign trail: No increase for bankers and promises of jobs for all

Jan 16th 2020, 8:16 PM 13,271 Views 57 Comments

It’s day two on the election campaign, with a focus on the economy.

Brexit: Jobs minister says businesses being asked to 'prepare for worst possible outcome'
# No Deal
# No Deal

Brexit: Jobs minister says businesses being asked to 'prepare for worst possible outcome'

Aug 29th 2019, 12:43 PM 12,760 Views 23 Comments

Yesterday the queen approved a request to suspend UK parliament next month.

‘We can’t take our foot off the gas’ - in a Brexit lull, Ireland can’t afford to relax
# Policy And Economy
From Business ETC
# Policy And Economy

‘We can’t take our foot off the gas’ - in a Brexit lull, Ireland can’t afford to relax

Nov 14th 2019, 1:00 AM 1,650 Views 0 Comments

A no-deal is less likely, but the economic storm clouds are still gathering

‘We can’t take our foot off the gas’ - in a Brexit lull, Ireland can’t afford to relax
# Policy And Economy
# Policy And Economy

‘We can’t take our foot off the gas’ - in a Brexit lull, Ireland can’t afford to relax

Nov 15th 2019, 11:39 AM 620 Views 0 Comments

A no-deal is less likely, but the economic storm clouds are still gathering

How Galway's Luna Connect is taking the messy paperwork out of small business lending
# Startup Scout
# Startup Scout

How Galway's Luna Connect is taking the messy paperwork out of small business lending

Oct 24th 2019, 12:45 PM 284 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

How Galway's Luna Connect is taking the messy paperwork out of small business lending
# Startup Scout
From Business ETC
# Startup Scout

How Galway's Luna Connect is taking the messy paperwork out of small business lending

Oct 21st 2019, 1:00 AM 1,849 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising
# Central Bank Forecast
# Central Bank Forecast

The consumer cost of a no-deal Brexit: Grocery prices at risk of rising

Oct 11th 2019, 8:02 AM 17,022 Views 28 Comments

A no-deal scenario would also cost Ireland 73,000 jobs over the next two years, according to analysts’ predictions.

'Never put in an email what you wouldn't be prepared to put on your office door'
# Tools Of The Trade
From Business ETC
# Tools Of The Trade

'Never put in an email what you wouldn't be prepared to put on your office door'

Oct 8th 2019, 1:00 AM 993 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: RDI Hub CEO Liam Cronin talks trust and why he looks to Steve Jobs for inspiration.

Budget 2020: Here are the winners and losers from Irish business
# Policy And Economy
From Business ETC
# Policy And Economy

Budget 2020: Here are the winners and losers from Irish business

Oct 8th 2019, 4:47 PM 2,554 Views 0 Comments

Hotels mourn a missed opportunity, brewers raise a Paschal Pilsner but mostly it’s about Brexit.

'Never put in an email what you wouldn't be prepared to put on your office door'
# Tools Of The Trade
# Tools Of The Trade

'Never put in an email what you wouldn't be prepared to put on your office door'

Oct 10th 2019, 10:10 AM 690 Views 0 Comments

Tools of the Trade: RDI Hub CEO Liam Cronin talks trust and why he looks to Steve Jobs for inspiration.

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Oct 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 18,092 Views 82 Comments

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

Question: What's the one thing you think you could realistically achieve at European level?
# European Elections 2019
# European Elections 2019

Question: What's the one thing you think you could realistically achieve at European level?

May 17th 2019, 8:35 AM 7,336 Views 2 Comments

Environmental protection, rural development and trade were listed as important issues for candidates.

How Votechnik is helping recyclers dispose of LCD products faster and safer
# Startups And Tech
# Startups And Tech

How Votechnik is helping recyclers dispose of LCD products faster and safer

Aug 22nd 2019, 9:38 AM 319 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

How Votechnik is helping recyclers dispose of LCD products faster and safer
# Startup Scout
From Business ETC
# Startup Scout

How Votechnik is helping recyclers dispose of LCD products faster and safer

Aug 19th 2019, 1:00 AM 563 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out promising companies that are emerging from Ireland.

It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

It could make people happier and healthier - but would a four-day week work in Ireland?

Jun 26th 2019, 8:30 PM 23,905 Views 41 Comments

Proponents say there are a wide range of benefits to the idea – but not everyone is convinced.

We.trade's new boss plans to expand the blockchain banking consortium's Dublin HQ
# Future Of Finance
From Business ETC
# Future Of Finance

We.trade's new boss plans to expand the blockchain banking consortium's Dublin HQ

Jun 12th 2019, 12:32 PM 1,269 Views 0 Comments

The platform led by several European banks will be revising its pricing strategy and plotting a global reach.

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'
# Insurance Fraud
# Insurance Fraud

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Jun 13th 2019, 1:43 PM 19,311 Views 64 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

Tens of thousands of Irish firms haven't registered to move goods to and from the UK post-Brexit
# Brexit Fears
# Brexit Fears

Tens of thousands of Irish firms haven't registered to move goods to and from the UK post-Brexit

Mar 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,640 Views 9 Comments

Business groups have said the low numbers of companies acquiring their EORI so far is worrying.

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