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Dublin: 10 °C Monday 20 October, 2014

Corporate - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Changes in Irish Water management on the way in ‘weeks’ — minister Drip Drip Drip

Changes in Irish Water management on the way in ‘weeks’ — minister

Meanwhile, the company’s insisting that bonuses of up to 19 per cent of an employee’s pay are only given “in exceptional cases”.

From TheJournal.ie The government is spending €245 million on five world-class science centres Yeah Science!

The government is spending €245 million on five world-class science centres

The funding will support 700 existing and new scientific research positions.

Corporate - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Here are the astounding views from the top of New York City’s tallest apartment building Super Deluxe Apartment
From TheJournal.ie This 20-year-old inventor owns a Chinese factory Wallet Ninja

This 20-year-old inventor owns a Chinese factory

He’s the founder of Vante Toys.

Corporate - Saturday 18 October, 2014

These are the questions you need to answer to get a job with Google (and others)

You are going to have to think a bit outside the box…

Is Ireland really ‘the best small country in the world to do business in’?

These are the bills which are making it hard for owner-operators to compete in the global market.

Corporate - Friday 17 October, 2014

Think Dublin is an expensive place to set up shop? It’s going to get much worse

Office rents could be back at pre-crash prices within three years.

From TheJournal.ie Landlords to Irish Water: Don’t expect us to act as your collection agents Fluid Situation

Landlords to Irish Water: Don’t expect us to act as your collection agents

It follows days of uncertainty over who will eventually be held liable, if tenants refuse to register and pay for the contentious charges.

Corporate - Thursday 16 October, 2014

They’re offloading more premium drinks, but Guinness brewer Diageo has still taken a hit

The world’s biggest spirits group suffered a bit in Europe… and a lot in China.

Massive merger between US and Dublin-based big pharma outfits looks dead in the water

AbbVie seems almost certain to walk away from the €43 billion agreement because of US tax rule changes.

From TheJournal.ie Hotel sales could hit €1bn by the end of this year Big Beds For All

Hotel sales could hit €1bn by the end of this year

That’s according to Savills, based on current sales.

Corporate - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Iceland’s ‘master plan’ for Ireland continues with two new shops

The supermarket chain is opening two new stores, one in Cork and one in Waterford, which will create at least 44 new jobs.

From TheJournal.ie I’m a landlord, and my tenant won’t pay water charges … Who’s liable? Good Question

I’m a landlord, and my tenant won’t pay water charges … Who’s liable?

If you’re a landlord, you may not like the answer to this one…

Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day? Good Budget Bad Budget This post contains a poll

Poll: Is your business really any better off after Budget day?

We look at what’s in Budget 2015 for business and ask how much it all means to you.

Ryanair has been ordered to repay illegal state aid to Germany… AGAIN

But the company has denied any wrongdoing after it was ordered to pay back €300,000 for the latest breach.

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EU tells Ireland: You must follow rules for Bus Éireann scheme

Compensation under the School Transport Scheme is not in line with current EU rules.

US pharma giant’s €43 billion deal with Ireland-based firm could be off the table now

AbbVie is rethinking its merger with Dublin-headquartered Shire after changes to tax “inversion” rules.

Ireland’s biggest hotelier buys two landmark properties in Galway and Wexford

The Dalata Hotel Group spent €31m on the deals, but still has plenty to spare from its stock float in March.

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.

Corporate - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Facebook and Apple pay for female workers to freeze their eggs

A report today said the two companies are doing this so women working for them can delay childbearing which could hamper their careers.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change Driven To Distraction

Got a car? You were left alone in this Budget, for a change

There will be no extra motoring or fuel taxes after years of hikes.

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.

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

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

Corporate - 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.

Corporate - Saturday 11 October, 2014

US firm snaps up exclusive Lough Erne resort

The exclusive resort hosted the G8 meeting last year.

Corporate - 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…

Corporate - 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.

Corporate - 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.

Corporate - 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.

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