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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Companies - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Explainer: What is this ‘knowledge box’ and why does Ireland want to get one?

Michael Noonan wants more companies to invest their money in Ireland.

Companies - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

The Double Irish is dead, long live the ‘knowledge-development box’

But Michael Noonan says Ireland’s low corporate tax rate “never was, never has been” up for discussion.

The brewer behind Peroni and Grolsch thanks a hot summer for its big beer sales

But bad weather elsewhere put a dent in revenues for SABMiller, the world’s second-biggest brewer.

Finance and tech workers getting picky about jobs as vacancies exceed candidates

Professional job seekers are becoming savvier when it comes to potential employers.

Companies - Monday 13 October, 2014

GenCell is only 3 years old but it has succumbed to a (very) wealthy American suitor

The Irish genetics firm has been sold to a multi-billion dollar US medical-technology company for a secret sum.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe The Price Of Power

Ireland’s electricity is the most expensive of anywhere in Europe

And most government subsidies are flowing to the country’s fossil-fuel industries, EU says.

From TheJournal.ie Bono: Musician, humanitarian, philanthropist… Irish corporate tax defender? Bononomics

Bono: Musician, humanitarian, philanthropist… Irish corporate tax defender?

The U2 frontman says Ireland’s tax affairs with companies like Apple have brought “the only prosperity we’ve known”.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s heating bills this winter depend on what happens between Putin and Ukraine Energy Index

Ireland’s heating bills this winter depend on what happens between Putin and Ukraine

Costs could spike if the trouble continues in eastern Europe.

Companies - Saturday 11 October, 2014

US firm snaps up exclusive Lough Erne resort

The exclusive resort hosted the G8 meeting last year.

Companies - Friday 10 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Women shouldn’t ask for pay rises, they should ‘have faith’: Microsoft boss Nadella Bites

Women shouldn’t ask for pay rises, they should ‘have faith’: Microsoft boss

But the CEO’s comments didn’t go down so well…

Companies - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Irish startups can ride the wave of a ‘real tech boom’

Venture capitalists are throwing more money at local tech entrepreneurs looking to go global.

Have restaurants and hotels been reaping all the spoils while workers suffer?

SIPTU says customers and workers have missed out on the benefits of the special VAT rate, but businesses say otherwise.

Companies - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

‘Jobs lost here at home’ as foreign firms cash in on Ireland’s public purse

The government should “think small first” and keep more tenders in Irish hands, SFA says.

From TheJournal.ie Think Ireland’s income taxes are already too high? Try 60% for top earners Just Take It All

Think Ireland’s income taxes are already too high? Try 60% for top earners

TASC wants anyone earning over €100,000 to get a higher tax rate to make things better for everyone else.

Europeans are buying lots more KFC, but we’re not nearly the biggest customers yet

The company behind the fast-food chain has still taken a profit haircut thanks to the Chinese food scandal.

From TheJournal.ie One of these Dublin landmarks is missing this morning… Sailed Away

One of these Dublin landmarks is missing this morning…

Famine ship the Jeannie Johnston has been moored at the IFSC since 2005. She’s being taken to dry-dock for an overhaul, as a “first step” in getting her re-certified to take to the open sea.

Companies - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Flying out of Dublin could be about to get cheaper Descending

Flying out of Dublin could be about to get cheaper

But Dublin Airport isn’t happy about the news.

Bubble buster: Homebuyers face 20% deposits as banks hit with tighter controls

The Central Bank is seeking to reduce banks lending risky mortgages.

Tesco’s leader may resign after the supermarket chain’s huge accounting blunder

Sir Richard Broadbent could step down following investigations into the €320 million mistake: report.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a limit on how much you can borrow for a mortgage? Your Say This post contains a poll
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Say no to austerity, it’s time to build jobs with Ireland’s ‘spectacular’ growth

Business lobbyists IBEC have doubled their economic growth forecast for the year.

Companies - Monday 6 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Did you buy an Opel this year? You’ve been told not to drive it Recall

Did you buy an Opel this year? You’ve been told not to drive it

New Corsas, Adams or Corsavans registered since February have been recalled.

Shoppers are at their happiest in nearly 8 years so it’s all down to the budget now

Customer sentiment is higher than it has been since January 2007.

Dubai state-owned oil company plans €627m buyout of Irish exploration firm

Dragon Oil wants to take over Ireland-based Petroceltic, but no official offer is on the table yet.

The magic (or income) is gone at Disneyland Paris and it’s getting a bailout

It’s been an up and down ride for the park since it opened in 1992

Another 450 tech jobs could come to Ireland with transatlantic cash injection

€56 million in funding coming from SmartInvest, which recognises Irish “entrepreneurial spirit”.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job? I Can't Get No This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied in your current job?

Monday blues, anyone?

In about two hours a lot of you are going to be looking for a job

Trust us, we have the numbers to prove it.

Companies - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in…

Some long-established businesses say there’s little optimism out there, but others say that things are finally beginning to look a little brighter.

From TheJournal.ie Why Google bins 58% of the CVs it receives Typ-Oh

Why Google bins 58% of the CVs it receives

Attention to detail is very important.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has the second highest percentage of low-paying jobs in the world Wages

Companies - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Permanent TSB hit by ‘short-term’ technical glitch

But don’t worry, it’s all fixed now.

Companies - Friday 3 October, 2014

Facebook’s takeover of Whatsapp has been approved – what does that mean for you?

The European Commission found the Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp applications are not close competitors.

Biggest US bank reveals 76 million customers were hacked

User contact information, like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, was compromised.

From TheJournal.ie A Dubai company thinks it can make a dent in Dublin’s student-housing crisis Gulf Gaffs

A Dubai company thinks it can make a dent in Dublin’s student-housing crisis

But the €41m plans from the firm behind Uninest and Urbanest are still at least three years off being ready.

EasyJet is getting more money out of every passenger it flies (on average)

The UK carrier is expecting record profits, but it’s still behind Ryanair as Europe’s busiest airline.

Companies - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The ECB will start its shopping spree within weeks to get the eurozone going

Interest rates remain at record lows as euro bankers plan a two-year spending binge.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny: The ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole isn’t our fault and we don’t promote it Talking Tax

Enda Kenny: The ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole isn’t our fault and we don’t promote it

The Taoiseach has been responding to criticism of Ireland’s tax regime by British Prime Minister David Cameron this week.

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