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Dublin: 13 °C Friday 31 October, 2014

Economy - Today’s News

Ulster Bank is planning more ‘cost-saving initiatives’ after closing a bunch of branches

But parent company RBS doesn’t want to sell its Irish arm any more now it’s making a profit.

From TheJournal.ie SIPTU won’t be protesting against water charges, but they want them deferred Irish Water

SIPTU won’t be protesting against water charges, but they want them deferred

The Right2Water campaign is backed Mandate and UNITE unions.

Apple is worried it will have to pay back-taxes to Ireland… and the bill could be BIG

Grief over that claimed ‘sweetheart’ tax deal just won’t go away.

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Economy - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie European loan of €100 million to give power to the south-west On The Grid

European loan of €100 million to give power to the south-west

The money is the second part of a €200 million ESB agreement with the European Investment Bank.

From TheJournal.ie ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support Power Play

ESB wants its government owners to axe wind and solar power support

Targets and backing for the renewable-energy sources should end after 2020, the state supplier says.

From TheJournal.ie Do you have an AIB, EBS or Haven mortgage? Good news*! Interesting Stuff

Do you have an AIB, EBS or Haven mortgage? Good news*!

*Except tracker mortgage holders.

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton: ‘Our new tax measure is fair but you just can’t stop other countries from grumbling’ Human Nature

Richard Bruton: ‘Our new tax measure is fair but you just can’t stop other countries from grumbling’

The Jobs Minister says the knowledge box will keep Ireland as a competitive location for companies.

From TheJournal.ie New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job Reforms

New plan will make it easier to sack civil servants who are doing a bad job

While staff in the civil service who do well will be recognised – but not with bonuses.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin Jobswatch

Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin

Teleflex will create the jobs over three years, while Openet will create 30 jobs in Dublin.

Economy - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis Extreme Inequality

The number of billionaires in the world doubled during the global crisis

If the richest three people spent $1 million every day, it would take 220 years to run out of money.

Cars, furniture and electrical goods: These are a few of our favourite things

Products that people stopped buying during the recession are back on shopping lists.

Film lovers, you’ve one less place to go to find classic movies

Dublin’s Laser DVD is closing down.

From TheJournal.ie 30 new jobs as Jack & Jones set to open Dundrum store next month Flagship Store

30 new jobs as Jack & Jones set to open Dundrum store next month

The company has taken a 10-year lease on the 8,300 sq ft store.

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From TheJournal.ie Could Ireland become a leading country for studying Chinese? Looking East

Could Ireland become a leading country for studying Chinese?

That’s what Trinity hopes, thanks to its new M.Phil and Centre for Asian Studies.

Economy - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s when we’ll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released Third Secret Of Fatima

Here’s when we’ll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released

The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week

Why the state’s new investment bank will do little to help Irish SMEs

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) will be open for business this week.

Ireland’s super-fast broadband war has begun and it’s coming to a town near you

Every county town in Ireland will have access to the same broadband technology as Tokyo within a few years.

From TheJournal.ie Bruton: No, I’m not in America because I’m nervous about the death of the ‘Double Irish’ Be Cool
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From TheJournal.ie Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap Mind The Gap

Ireland makes the top 10 in global study on gender gap

Iceland came out on top while Yemen was listed last.

From TheJournal.ie People are going mad for water butts ahead of first water charges bill I Like Big Butts

People are going mad for water butts ahead of first water charges bill

These rainfall collection devices are mainly used for water plants or cars.

Economy - Monday 27 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This MEP reckons he’s about to get a copy of that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter Third Secret Of Fatima

This MEP reckons he’s about to get a copy of that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter

Seán Kelly claims to have a commitment from the ECB to release the letter.

Economy - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Report card in… Permanent TSB has an €855m shortfall

The group confirmed that it has already “provided for” over 80% of the shortfall .

Permanent TSB, along with 25 other eurozone banks expected to fail stress test

The results are expected to be out shortly after 11am today.

Thinking of saving for a house? Here’s what to expect*

*Hint: It’s not going to be easy.

Economy - Saturday 25 October, 2014

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.

Economy - Friday 24 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Half-baked madcap proposal’ – TD criticises proposed north Dublin pipeline project Going Underground

‘Half-baked madcap proposal’ – TD criticises proposed north Dublin pipeline project

Independent Dublin TD Tommy Broughan raised his concerns in the Dáil yesterday.

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

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

Economy - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare Finance Bill

Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare

The Finance Bill introduced today gives effect to measures introduced in Budget 2015.

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 The Education Minister gave the head of Waterford IT a “tough” talking-to this morning Get It Together

The Education Minister gave the head of Waterford IT a “tough” talking-to this morning

Waterford IT sent an email to college bosses in Carlow to tell them they were pulling out of a planned university bid.

From TheJournal.ie Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent? First Time Buyers

Will Enda snub the Central Bank to keep deposits at 10 per cent?

A new mechanism to make sure houses remain affordable for first-time buyers is being considered by the coalition.

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From TheJournal.ie Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU Cattle

Our cows are emitting so much gas that Ireland is looking for help from the EU

The agriculture sector is looking for special treatment on new greenhouse gas targets.

From TheJournal.ie Rent controls won’t fix the Irish market, tenants’ board warns Ain't Nothing Goin' On

Rent controls won’t fix the Irish market, tenants’ board warns

The situation does need to be sorted quickly, though.

Good news: Your boss might be planning a wage bump for you

More than half of businesses in Ireland are planning to increase basic employee salaries.

Economy - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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.

From TheJournal.ie There were loads more Brazilians in Ireland last year… And here’s why* Waxing Not Waning

There were loads more Brazilians in Ireland last year… And here’s why*

*We’re talking about the people, not the *ahem* beauty treatment.

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?

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