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Fraudsters making false car insurance claims must be prosecuted, claims ex-judge

Fraudsters making false car insurance claims are getting away with it because they are not being prosecuted, a leading judicial figure said. Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns w [...]

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May to discuss Brexit fears with finance industry leaders

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and senior officials will meet executives from major finance companies today to give them a clearer idea of what Britain's European Union exit will mean for them.< [...]

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Revealed: Fancy a job change for 2018? Here are the top roles employers are looking to fill

With employees setting back into work after the festive period, the new year is a prime opportunity for staff to consider their career options for 2018. Understanding which employers are [...]

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Shops miss out as consumers splash the cash on online sales

Shoppers increased their spending in December, but it was mainly driven by a rise in online sales. Expenditure in shops was flat last year compared with 2016. Spending in shops grew i [...]

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New thinking - and new taxes - are necessary as we all move online

The impressive retail figures in Ireland should not be a surprise. Ireland is the fastest-growing economy in Europe. With employment levels rising rapidly, net migration boosting population [...]

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Property tax overhaul could be fairer on hard-hit Dubliners

A complete overhaul of property tax has moved significantly closer after a dramatic intervention by the Minister for Housing, who says bills should no longer be solely based on the value of homes and [...]

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Brexit sectoral analyses highlight UK's extensive links to Ireland

Northern Ireland exports around 20m (22.6m) of fish products to the Republic annually, the UK exports around twice as much freight to Ireland than it imports, and Ireland is the fourth most visited [...]

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Amazon plans new data centre for Dublin

Undeterred by objections to a proposed data centre campus in Dublin, Amazon is looking to build yet another data centre in the capital. The planned 88,500 sq ft data centre - which could [...]

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Bad debts cost Irish SMEs 1.7bn a year

Irish SMEs are writing off 1.7bn every year due to bad debts, according to a new report. Bibby Financial Services said the firms are losing the money due to customers not paying bills, [...]

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Work permit rules now under review

Heather Humphreys has said she won't rush into a decision to relax the work-permits regime to let in low-skilled workers from outside Europe. The Business, Enterprise and Innovation Mini [...]

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Irish households have 'never been better off' - employers' group

Irish households have never been better off and now have a combined 4bn more of savings than they owe in debts. The total amount of loans owned by households has fallen by 60bn since t [...]

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Supermac's Pat McDonagh to spearhead insurance group battling for reforms

A PRESSURE group is set to launch in the coming week to fight for changes to ensure lower insurance costs for businesses. The Alliance for Insurance Reform is set to be revived a decade- [...]

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Leading Irish supermarket confirms it will pay all staff the living wage

A leading Irish supermarket has confirmed it will pay all staff the so-called 'living-wage' of 11.70 an hour. German supermarket retailer Aldi has the new minimum rate of pay for its Ir [...]

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Employment in multinationals reaches a record high

The number of people employed in multinationals has reached a record high of over 210,000, the IDA has said. The figure for 2017 surpasses the overall five-year target of 209,000, which [...]

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Services sector enjoys strong finish to 2017

The services sector has enjoyed a strong finish to 2017, according to the latest Investec Services PMI Ireland report. The headline PMI strengthened to 60.4 in December, an eight month h [...]

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State pulls in highest ever amount of tax with a record 50bn

The tax take for last year reached a record high of just over 50bn. The State took in 2.87bn more in taxes last year than had been initially expected. The figures were further boost [...]

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Plans for huge offshore wind farms will require port infrastructure upgrades

"Mega" offshore wind projects off Ireland's coast will require increased investment in the country's port infrastructure, according to a Dublin-based consultant engineering group. GDG (G [...]

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Ireland up in global economic table - but Asia on the rise

Ireland has risen two places in a global economic ranking, but is expected to fall over the next decade as Asian economies leapfrog those in the west. The index by the London-based think [...]

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State borrowing inevitably going to get trickier

The National Treasury Management Agency's (NTMA) charge out of the traps, expected as early as this morning, will test the market in more ways than one. Wholesale regulatory changes, col [...]

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Everything you need to know about sweeping finance reforms

European finance has been abuzz over an obscure acronym - MiFID II - set to radically change how assets from stocks to commodities are traded and investors' money is managed. EU firms ha [...]

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