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Amazon to have big say on ads

Advertisers can expect Amazon to challenge the Google-Facebook duopoly this year and see tasks become more automated. In a report on search marketing trends for 2018, Shane Lyons , head of search and analytics at Mediaworks, says artificial intelligence (AI) has moved on to the extent that manual bids on keywords have given way to […]

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Fraudsters making false car insurance claims must be prosecuted, claims ex-judge

Fraudsters making false car insurance claims are getting away with it because they are not being prosecuted, a leading judicial figure said. Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns warned Ireland has a huge problem with fraudulent motor claims, and there appeared to be no punishment for lying in court. Meanwhile, insurers have been accused of […]

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May to discuss Brexit fears with finance industry leaders

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and senior officials will meet executives from major finance companies today to give them a clearer idea of what Britain’s European Union exit will mean for them. There are concerns that Brexit threatens London’s status as the financial capital of Europe and that banks are preparing to move thousands of […]

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Shops miss out as consumers splash the cash on online sales

Shoppers increased their spending in December, but it was mainly driven by a rise in online sales. Expenditure in shops was flat last year compared with 2016. Spending in shops grew in the final months of last year, but for 2017 as a whole it was unchanged, according to Visa’s Irish Consumer Spending Index, which […]

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New thinking – and new taxes – are necessary as we all move online

The impressive retail figures in Ireland should not be a surprise. Ireland is the fastest-growing economy in Europe. With employment levels rising rapidly, net migration boosting population levels and salaries comfortably above the rate of inflation, Ireland’s consumer spending environment should be buoyant. However, the retail sector is undergoing profound change as consumer behaviours and […]

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Property tax overhaul could be fairer on hard-hit Dubliners

A complete overhaul of property tax has moved significantly closer after a dramatic intervention by the Minister for Housing, who says bills should no longer be solely based on the value of homes and the annual charge needs reform. Minister Eoghan Murphy said the current property tax system is unfair on homeowners and needs to […]

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Brexit sectoral analyses highlight UK’s extensive links to Ireland

Northern Ireland exports around £20m (€22.6m) of fish products to the Republic annually, the UK exports around twice as much freight to Ireland than it imports, and Ireland is the fourth most visited country by UK travellers. These are just some of the detail contained in the UK government’s sectoral analyses prepared in advance of […]

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Amazon plans new data centre for Dublin

Undeterred by objections to a proposed data centre campus in Dublin, Amazon is looking to build yet another data centre in the capital. The planned 88,500 sq ft data centre – which could cost as much as €45m – will neighbour another Amazon data centre on a site in Tallaght, in the south of the […]

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Bad debts cost Irish SMEs €1.7bn a year

Irish SMEs are writing off €1.7bn every year due to bad debts, according to a new report. Bibby Financial Services said the firms are losing the money due to customers not paying bills, or customers becoming insolvent. The Global Business Monitor report from the firm found that an average of €13,780 is written off every […]

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