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The end is nigh for passwords and satellite dishes

Technology rules our lives these days. So what will 2018 bring? Here are five things to expect over the next 12 months. 1. Your face will replace your password For a decade, we've been [...]

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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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Five ways to spruce up your finances in the New Year

Save thousands by changing how you use your TV and phone, and by becoming more tech-savvy with bills, writes Louise McBride. The New Year is shaping up to be a mixed bag of financial for [...]

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Why the global rush for bitcoins could end up costing us the earth

Existing only in the digital sphere but currently worth a fortune, it is the virtual currency that has gone mainstream in recent weeks. However, it has emerged that the production of bitco [...]

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Festive season presents challenges for employers who want to reward staff for efforts

Q I have an accounts person who does one day a week for my company. He invoices us on a monthly basis. This arrangement has been in place for many years and I am very happy with it. This ye [...]

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Bitcoin for dummies: Adrian Weckler's guide to Bitcoin

Thanks to its 1,200pc rise over the last six weeks, there's something of a Bitcoin mania afoot. Last week, two people I know came up and asked: "Should I buy some of this stuff?" After a [...]

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Chaos as Bitcoin has debut on Wall Street

Bitcoin futures surged as much as 26pc in their debut session on Cboe Global Markets's exchange, triggering two temporary trading halts designed to calm the market. Initial volume exceeded [...]

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How Irish households are most at risk in Europe from ECB rate hike

Irish householders and firms are most at risk of a looming interest rate hike by the European Central Bank compared to any other country in the EU, a leading Government think tank has warned. The company said its new [...]

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How to ensure your Christmas donations are put to best use

Don't let recent scandals put you off contributing to Irish charities - but do your research so your money goes to the right place. The run-up to Christmas is traditionally a time when m [...]

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Pure Telecom focused on making real connection with customers

Pure Telecom is a wholly owned Irish telecoms company that provides fixed line, broadband and cloud telecoms to the business and consumer markets. Set up in 2002 by Paul Connell and Alan [...]

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Alan O'Neill: Scaling up your organisation needs leaders with strategic vision

One in four children in Ireland has a special educational need. A lack of affordable private services means that too many children are struggling to reach their full potential. The waiti [...]

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Apple agrees to start paying 13bn tax bill early 2018 - a year after deadline

Apple is expected to start paying up to 13bn in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of 2018, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said. "We have now reached agreement wit [...]

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Consumers advised to 'review before you renew' health insurance as part of new campaign

A new campaign has been launched to encourage health insurance policy holders to review their existing plan before renewal. The Health Insurance Authority (HIA) has introduced 'Review be [...]

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How to rival Dublin's tech scene

How should places outside Dublin compete for tech investment? This continues to be a big issue. Dublin soars, others struggle. So what should smaller towns do? Here are the factors that [...]

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Taxback International to create 80 jobs in Kilkenny

Taxback International, a VAT recovery specialist, is to create 80 jobs at its Kilkenny headquarters. The roles are being created across a number of departments to deal with an increased [...]

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Pay increases of up to 12pc expected for entry level jobs

Massive pay hikes of 7pc to 12pc over two years are expected for entry level jobs in some specialist fields - including law and data security. Economist have tipped overall wage growth o [...]

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Five personalised marketing experiences shoppers want

Facing into the busy festive shopping period brands will no doubt be trying to entice consumers to spend as much as possible. With this in mind, before are five things that global consul [...]

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Tax authorities warn online bargain hunters

BARGAIN-hunters who buy online have been warned they could end up with a tax bill that will wipe out any savings they thought they had secured. Most goods bought from outside the Europea [...]

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Irish retailers fear online festive sales threat

Almost three-quarters of Irish retailers believe the biggest challenge facing them is the increasing dominance online sellers such as Amazon. But retailers here expect to generate just 2 [...]

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