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Dublin: 4 °C Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Economy - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie The government says its new insolvency regime needs to be ‘energised’ Beam Me Up Scotty

The government says its new insolvency regime needs to be ‘energised’

A Fianna Fáíl bill to remove the bank veto in insolvency arrangements is being opposed by the coalition this evening.

These are the 10 most expensive cities in the world

You really want to be earning top dollar to live in any of these places.

Landlords say rent control is not the answer – bring back bedsits instead

The Government needs to to encourage supply, not restrict it according to landlords.

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Economy - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Enda thinks his €185k salary is ‘cut to the bone’? Don’t tell him about zero hour contracts… Opinion

Bill Gates has a reason to smile today…

The Forbes rich list is out and there’s a former basketball player on it.

From TheJournal.ie You’ll see a familiar (but older) face on UK coins from now on Royally Minted

You’ll see a familiar (but older) face on UK coins from now on

A new portrait of The Queen is adorn sterling coinage.

Up. Up. Down… Housing construction surged, then slowed to a trickle late last year

We’re in for a “turbulent” year in the home construction sector in 2015, it’s being predicted.

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It is about to get a whole lot more expensive to stay in Dublin hotels

But there will still be plenty of pricier places to holiday in Europe.

Economy - Saturday 28 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers? No Place Like Home

How will the new mortgage rules impact first-time buyers?

It’s tough out there. How tough?

Revenue apologises to 5,000 pensioners after tax blunder

Thousands were charged significantly more tax than they should have been this month.

From TheJournal.ie Greece proves left wing parties don’t have a chance of delivering in power Opinion

Greece proves left wing parties don’t have a chance of delivering in power

They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.

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

Everyone was talking about Cadbury’s cuts, McWilliams’ biscuits and some dodgy ads.

Economy - Friday 27 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they’d done something else Tb Or Not Tb

Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they’d done something else

And 66% would advise their children to pick a different career

Debt management firms criticised for giving people poor information

The Central Bank became responsible for regulating these firms in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Castles for everyone: Airbnb to create 200 jobs in Dublin Silicon Docks

Castles for everyone: Airbnb to create 200 jobs in Dublin

The roles will be based in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Germany and Greece have settled their bailout differences (for now) Greek Unorthodox

Germany and Greece have settled their bailout differences (for now)

German politicians have just approved the troubled country’s four-month extension.

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From TheJournal.ie ‘The Michael O’Leary of the hotel world? I’ll take that’ Straight Shooter

‘The Michael O’Leary of the hotel world? I’ll take that’

The manager of the Charleville Lodge Hotel has been doing a lot of talking in the last 12 hours

Shock after job cuts at Cadbury factories

Trade union unite say they weren’t expecting the extent of the job losses.

Economy - Thursday 26 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning Banking Inquiry

Bankers who held key roles during the crisis to face tough questioning

The banking inquiry is entering its Nexus phase…

From TheJournal.ie Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless Opinion

Postgraduate SUSI applicant? Let’s hope you were never hardworking or homeless

I worked full-time during my full-time undergraduate degree; in 2007 my mother and I became homeless. Yet I am not deemed eligible for a full postgraduate grant.

Setting up a food business is a lot more doable than you think

‘Money For Jam’ should be a bible for anyone culinary-inclined who wants to strike out on their own

From TheJournal.ie Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all Greece Lightnin'

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all

Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB

160 jobs lost as Cadbury scraps the Pink Snack bar

The job losses are part of an overall restructuring of Mondelez’s operations in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

The awkward moment when David McWilliams played a clip of himself to the banking inquiry

TDs’ faces were a little strained when they heard the clip for a second time.

Why this economist made a late-night dash for biscuits in the midst of the banking crisis

David McWilliams says he became a defacto advisor to Brian Lenihan before the 2008 bank guarantee.

Economy - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Big Four of Irish energy were accused of ‘fleecing’ their customers today Power Rangers

The Big Four of Irish energy were accused of ‘fleecing’ their customers today

Most gas and electricity price decreases will be seen later this year apparently

From TheJournal.ie The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government Opinion

The gap between the rich and poor is widening, thanks to this government

Economic inequality in increasing in Ireland – despite what TDs might say.

From TheJournal.ie Loan company Wonga to close Dublin office, cutting 175 jobs Payday Loans

Loan company Wonga to close Dublin office, cutting 175 jobs

The company says it is restructuring how it does business.

Greece should take Ireland’s ‘middle road’ on debt – not the ‘nuclear option’

The Finance Minister was interviewed on Bloomberg about the future of the eurozone and other things…

Don’t look yet but house prices actually FELL a little bit last month

But compared to last year they’re still way up.

Lots of people still have complaints about their mortgages

Mortgage issues continue to be the highest drivers of complaints.

The company behind Avonmore wants to take the Irish brand international

But most of Glanbia’s growth plans are in protein powders and sports supplements.

From TheJournal.ie Manual workers were 140% more likely to die than professionals during the boom Celtic Tiger

Manual workers were 140% more likely to die than professionals during the boom

Rich or poor, life expectancy for all groups in Ireland is at an all time high – but the gap between those groups has increased.

Economy - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie No deal: The government is playing hardball over the Aer Lingus sale Grounded

No deal: The government is playing hardball over the Aer Lingus sale

The Transport Minister wants a longer guarantee on the airline’s Heathrow slots

From TheJournal.ie This soup kitchen wants to make Communion easier for struggling families Dresses And Suits

This soup kitchen wants to make Communion easier for struggling families

Cork Penny Dinners is giving away all the gear for free.

Here’s what the new €20 note looks like

The notes won’t be distributed until 25 November.

Economy - Monday 23 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland? Opinion

What will the Greek challenge to austerity mean for Ireland?

Greece’s bailout extension is loaded with political meaning for other eurozone countries.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin office rents to soar by 30% … again Location Location Location

Dublin office rents to soar by 30% … again

The cost of parking is rising too.

Happy days – there’s lots of good news out there today if you own a small business

Ireland’s guarantee scheme for small companies is being extended, while crowd-sourcers LinkedFinance announced a new €250 million SME loan fund

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