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How will Ireland fund essential services as dirty petrol guzzlers are replaced by electric cars?

As much as €3bn could be lost to the Irish Exchequer as low-emission vehicles become the norm by 2030, according to industry experts. Huge amounts of revenue used to fund essential services are genera [...]

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Beat green tax and rising energy bills by switching and using less

Households across Ireland have become somewhat accustomed to mostly small but incremental increases in the cost of electricity over the last few years, but get quite a shock with the arrival of your n [...]

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Web Summit adds 40 jobs - and Al Gore

Paddy Cosgrave's Web Summit is to hire 40 people in the next six months, bringing the company's total employment to 200. The company has also announced former US vice president Al Gore a [...]

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Countdown begins to second cyber security conference for businesses at Dublin's RDS

Ireland's second annual cyber security conference, Dublin Information Sec 2017, will take place on Wednesday, November 1, at the RDS. It will explore cyber security trends and threats fa [...]

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Sterling's slide continues as it hits 93p to a euro

Sterling weakened to beyond 93 pence against the euro yesterday - the highest level since 2009 - heaping yet further pressure on businesses here selling into the UK market. The slide, however, also ma [...]

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Enterprise Ireland launch €750,000 funding competition

Enterprise Ireland will launch a €750,000 funding competition for early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services. The competition will open on 13 September. Th [...]

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Proximity to school now a priority for a third of young housebuyers

More than one-third of property buyers in the 25 to 45 age group are moving house on the grounds of securing proximity to a target school or to locate in its catchment area, it can be revealed. The survey, carried out [...]

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Excellence friendliest town awards

Five towns across Ireland are vying with one another to win the Retail Excellence Friendliest Town in Ireland Ennis, Swords, Limerick City, Trim and Waterford City have been shortlisted for the award [...]

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Irish shipping volumes rise by 1pc in three months

Shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 1pc in the three months to 30 June when compared to the corresponding period of 2016. Unitised traffic - which consists of R [...]

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