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Dublin: 13 °C Saturday 25 October, 2014

Corporate - Today’s News

Here are a few things businesses can learn from Google’s Consumer Barometer (for free)

So Google knows almost everything about how you shop, which is a bit creepy really…

From TheJournal.ie This video teaching bartenders how to deal with under-age customers is intentionally hilarious Jumped Up Pr*ck

This video teaching bartenders how to deal with under-age customers is intentionally hilarious

“You’re an a*******. You’re a F****** A*******.”

Minister Bruton is going to the US to explain the death of the ‘Double Irish’ tax loophole

He is also meeting over 17 companies in a hope to drum up some jobs in Ireland.

Corporate - Yesterday’s News

Volkswagen recalls 1,256 cars in Ireland

If you have a Volkswagen Polo 1,2 TDI, you should definitely read this.

There are too many second-rate colleges in Ireland with ‘Mickey Mouse courses’

Why one Irish entrepreneur hired staff from India, Portugal and Sweden over local workers.

Meet Mark Roden, Ireland’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Roden is the founder of Ding, a company which employs 150 people in Dublin.

Permanent TSB will need to find €800m after failing stress test

Bloomberg are reporting that the bank failed on the most extreme scenario.

Corporate - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out

It was good enough for the Queen, but Cork Airport hasn’t been getting any love from those extra punters.

From TheJournal.ie Uber will NOT be hiring ‘incredibly hot chicks’ like this to drive customers around… any more Bad Idea

Uber will NOT be hiring ‘incredibly hot chicks’ like this to drive customers around… any more

‘Who said women don’t know how to drive’… What could possibly go wrong with a slogan like that?

Tesco’s latest results make for very ugly reading and its chairman wants out

The supermarket chain’s Irish performance was the worst of any country for the last six months.

Corporate - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

This 18th century house could have been yours for €765k

Sure you’d find that down the back of the couch, right? If only…

With a little help from Ireland, Facebook paid no UK tax last year

It made an estimated £371 million in revenue in the region in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly all the assets from Nama’s €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers Nama Drama

Nearly all the assets from Nama’s €17.5 billion in fire sales have gone to offshore buyers

And the bad bank’s boss says if overseas owners want to pull apart Irish businesses there’s not much he can do.

Why one Irish bank will probably fail European stress tests, but you shouldn’t worry (much)

Results will come out on Sunday. Don’t they know it’s a long weekend?

One of Dublin’s two greyhound stadiums is to be closed and sold

Planning permission for Harold’s Cross will be sought before it’s put on the market.

From TheJournal.ie Great deal* for workers as Groupon plans 100 new jobs Jobswatch

If all goes to plan, Nama will be no more in four years

The State’s bad bank is aiming to wind up ahead of schedule.

From TheJournal.ie New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Data Breach

New scandal: 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords Exclusive

“It’s an absolute shambles,” one affected customer said, after waiting on the phone for an hour to speak to Irish Water’s customer care team.

Corporate - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Primark strikes deal with Sears to open its first US stores

Seven, in fact. Thanks Penneys… or, eh, Sears…

Ireland-based pharma firm’s €43b merger is off, but it could get a Botox injection instead

Dublin-headquartered Shire and US company AbbVie pull the plug on their big pharma deal.

Apple is offloading heaps of iPhones, but is the iPad’s day done?

Smartphone sales were worth over half the company’s income in the last three months.

From TheJournal.ie Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator – but there’s already a protest planned Breaking Ground

Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator – but there’s already a protest planned

The plant is being built by US energy company Covanta.

From TheJournal.ie “Drunk” snowplough driver blamed, as oil company boss dies in plane crash Christophe De Margerie

“Drunk” snowplough driver blamed, as oil company boss dies in plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, died in the crash at a Moscow airport when the private jet he was using hit a snowplough on takeoff.

Corporate - Monday 20 October, 2014

Ireland’s first real estate trust is now making nearly €53m a year in rent

Green REIT has finished a €375 million office and shopping-centre buyout as property trusts keep on spending big.

From TheJournal.ie When should drinkers have their supply cut off?… A new course teaches bartenders how to decide Intoxicated

When should drinkers have their supply cut off?… A new course teaches bartenders how to decide

The 90 minute online course is being backed by vintners groups…

Almost 500 jobs on the way for Dungloe, Donegal

Randox Teoranta is investing €25 million in its plant in the town.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton says the government doesn’t control Irish Water’s bonus structure Drip Drip Drip

Richard Bruton says the government doesn’t control Irish Water’s bonus structure

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

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From TheJournal.ie Shell is to provide broadband along the Corrib gas pipeline Pipe Dreams

Shell is to provide broadband along the Corrib gas pipeline

But some locals aren’t happy.

About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans

And they say they are approving 87% of them.

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 - Sunday 19 October, 2014

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.

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