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Dublin: 2 °C Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Economy - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie We tried to find out who Siteserv’s shareholders are … it didn’t go to plan Farce

Public or private sector workers – who actually came out worse in the recession?

New figures shine a light on the pay gap after the swingeing cuts of 2010.

From TheJournal.ie No more topless men at Abercrombie & Fitch Put On That Hoodie

No more topless men at Abercrombie & Fitch

The company’s renowned ‘look policy’ is being scrapped.

From TheJournal.ie The government has a bumper €1.4 billion to give away in the next budget Sweeten The Deal

The government has a bumper €1.4 billion to give away in the next budget

The money is to be spent on tax cuts and all sorts of other electorate-pleasing jollies.

There’s some ‘good news’ for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears

Those who qualify for social housing can sell their homes and not be pursued for the outstanding debt.

From TheJournal.ie We’ve (finally) been told when Ireland’s new postcodes get delivered In The Mail

We’ve (finally) been told when Ireland’s new postcodes get delivered

Eircode has been in the pipeline for quite a while now.

Economy - Sunday 26 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This incredible Arizona boulder home is like something out of Star Trek This House Rocks

What recession? Ireland’s richest people wealthier now than during Celtic Tiger

You have to be worth at least £100 million to get on the list.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about SiteServ, mobilegeddon and food-delivery wars.

Economy - Saturday 25 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Jon Bon Jovi just sold his $37.5 million New York apartment … Take a look inside Bed Of Roses

‘If I hadn’t taken this chance I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night’

Rory O’Farrell’s Melosity is looking to redefine how Irish musicians record their sounds. A product ‘with the wow factor’ is the first priority.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 staff at AIB are on over €100,000 a year Making Bank

Over 1,000 staff at AIB are on over €100,000 a year

That means they make up 1% of Ireland’s high earners.

Consumers ordered to pay €52 million back to banks so far this year

The average amount awarded to banks was €600,000.

Economy - Friday 24 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Alan Dukes has A LOT to say about the ‘odd ideas’ at the Department of Finance SiteServ

Alan Dukes has A LOT to say about the ‘odd ideas’ at the Department of Finance

The former finance minister explained why IBRC and the department didn’t always get along.

From TheJournal.ie People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague Sure It'll Be Grand

People without medical cards are avoiding doctors like the plague

Although hopefully most of them don’t actually have the plague.

From TheJournal.ie Alan Dukes: There are people around who see conspiracy in their tea leaves SiteServ

Alan Dukes: There are people around who see conspiracy in their tea leaves

The former IBRC chairman has said he is “extremely angry” at suggestions of malpractice or criminality in the sale of Siteserv.

From TheJournal.ie Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time Siterserv This post contains videos

Enda says a full inquiry into Siteserv would take quite a long time

More documents released under FOI show that Siteserv was not the only issue of contention between the department and IBRC.

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Ireland is losing its competitive edge

The country is still an expensive place to do business.

From TheJournal.ie Just how many Irish people can really be classed as filthy rich? Big Spenders

Just how many Irish people can really be classed as filthy rich?

5% of the tax-paying population are on salaries of €100,000 or greater…

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: How Michael Noonan’s confidence in IBRC bosses was ‘wearing quite thin’ SiteServ

Revealed: How Michael Noonan’s confidence in IBRC bosses was ‘wearing quite thin’

Newly-released documents show major tensions between the former Anglo Irish Bank and the Department of Finance.

From TheJournal.ie Young man takes on social welfare for ‘age discrimination’ over reduced dole Unemployed Help

Young man takes on social welfare for ‘age discrimination’ over reduced dole

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

Economy - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Mixed emotions as Dell brings jobs to Limerick, six years after massive cuts

The company shifted 1,900 manufacturing jobs to Poland in 2009.

From TheJournal.ie AIB boss: ‘I did my level best, but it wasn’t enough. I can never get away from that’ Banking Inquiry

AIB boss: ‘I did my level best, but it wasn’t enough. I can never get away from that’

Former AIB chair Dermot Gleeson is before the banking inquiry today.

From TheJournal.ie What exactly is Siteserv – and why is everyone talking about it? Explainer This post contains videos

What exactly is Siteserv – and why is everyone talking about it?

Catherine Murphy tells us about the “extraordinary turn of events” that led to taxpayers losing millions.

What you need to say to get a MUCH cheaper deal on your health insurance

The trick is to make the providers do the work for you…

Economy - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here are the HEAVILY redacted documents that raise questions about IBRC’s sale of Siteserv Notes On A Scandal

Here are the HEAVILY redacted documents that raise questions about IBRC’s sale of Siteserv

The documents were released to independent TD Catherine Murphy under Freedom of Information.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We’ll cut them again in a month or two’ – AIB chief on mortgage rates Smooth Talker

‘We’ll cut them again in a month or two’ – AIB chief on mortgage rates

David Duffy was in front of the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, although it didn’t seem like too much of an ordeal for him…

Did the banks get ANOTHER bailout ‘by stealth’ – to the tune of €10 billion?

Nama took its turn before the banking inquiry today.

Enda and Joan look pretty happy with their 200 new jobs and orange trainers

German fashion company Zalando is set to create 200 tech jobs in Dublin with its ‘Fashion Insight Centre’.

From TheJournal.ie Spending watchdog to examine IBRC sale of Siteserv… and more FOIs to be released SiteServ

Spending watchdog to examine IBRC sale of Siteserv… and more FOIs to be released

Earlier, Alan Dukes denied any impropriety in the sale of Siteserv to the Denis O’Brien company.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy a cruise but don’t like boats? Five-star train travel is coming to Ireland Oirish Express

Fancy a cruise but don’t like boats? Five-star train travel is coming to Ireland

The company behind the Orient Express will be launching here from next August. They’re creating 50 jobs while they’re at it…

Economy - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A whole estate of 46 houses sold for nearly €3 million today Sold

A whole estate of 46 houses sold for nearly €3 million today

Sixty-five grand a house. Not bad.

From TheJournal.ie Ladbrokes restructuring could mean 200+ job loses A Beaten Docket

Ladbrokes restructuring could mean 200+ job loses

It has been reported today that as many as 60 stores could be set to close.

From TheJournal.ie A €280m cable is going to link Mayo and New York Cable Ties

A €280m cable is going to link Mayo and New York

The news could mean brilliant things for the economy out west…

Economy - Monday 20 April, 2015

This man should have an extra €2 billion to play with come budget time

The taxes are rollin’ in for Michael Noonan.

Economy - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about startup cash, Tesco’s dethroning and a Kildare village for sale.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt – this is one of their stories Mortgage Crisis

Thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt – this is one of their stories

“It was like someone had a gun to my head. I was crying on the steps of the bank.”

Economy - Saturday 18 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Brian Cowen made a rare public appearance, and was asked about the banking crash Mistakes Were Made

Brian Cowen made a rare public appearance, and was asked about the banking crash

Brian Cowen told reporters he was looking forward to his appearance at the Banking Inquiry.

Economy - Friday 17 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Brian Cowen won’t be at the banking inquiry until July – and it’s already cost €2m Showtime

Brian Cowen won’t be at the banking inquiry until July – and it’s already cost €2m

The former taoiseach will appear before the inquiry along with several other key figures from the crash this summer.

Economy - Thursday 16 April, 2015

An Irish marketing agency has just been singled out as one of the world’s best

If you haven’t heard of them, you know their campaigns. Thinkhouse do things a little differently…

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