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How will Ireland fund essential services as dirty petrol guzzlers are replaced by electric cars?

5th September 2017

As much as €3bn could be lost to the Irish Exchequer as low-emission vehicles become the norm by 2030, according to industry experts. Huge amounts of revenue used to fund essential services are generated by vehicle registration tax, motor tax and fuel tax and could largely disappear as the petrol engine is slowly consigned to […]

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Beat green tax and rising energy bills by switching and using less

4th September 2017

Households across Ireland have become somewhat accustomed to mostly small but incremental increases in the cost of electricity over the last few years, but get quite a shock with the arrival of your next bill. That’s because the energy regulator has approved a massive 30pc hike in the ‘green’ levy on domestic energy bills that […]

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Web Summit adds 40 jobs – and Al Gore

4th September 2017

Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit is to hire 40 people in the next six months, bringing the company’s total employment to 200. The company has also announced former US vice president Al Gore and former French president Francois Hollande as headline speakers for the Lisbon-based event in November. European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is already confirmed […]

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Countdown begins to second cyber security conference for businesses at Dublin’s RDS

4th September 2017

Ireland’s second annual cyber security conference, Dublin Information Sec 2017, will take place on Wednesday, November 1, at the RDS. It will explore cyber security trends and threats facing business in Ireland and the technologies to protect against them. It will be sponsored by Eir Business, a Cisco Gold Partner. Specialists in the industry will […]

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Sterling’s slide continues as it hits 93p to a euro

30th August 2017

Sterling weakened to beyond 93 pence against the euro yesterday – the highest level since 2009 – heaping yet further pressure on businesses here selling into the UK market. The slide, however, also makes imports cheaper. The euro also crossed the $1.20 mark for the first time since the start of 2015 as investors fled […]

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Sterling’s slide continues as it hits 93p to a euro

30th August 2017

Sterling weakened to beyond 93 pence against the euro yesterday – the highest level since 2009 – heaping yet further pressure on businesses here selling into the UK market. The slide, however, also makes imports cheaper. The euro also crossed the $1.20 mark for the first time since the start of 2015 as investors fled […]

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Enterprise Ireland launch €750,000 funding competition

30th August 2017

Enterprise Ireland will launch a €750,000 funding competition for early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services. The competition will open on 13 September. This is Enterprise Ireland’s seventh competitive start fund in 2017 and is open to all sectors with a focus on agricultural, manufacturing, life sciences and renewables subsectors. Up to 15 […]

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Enterprise Ireland launch €750,000 funding competition

30th August 2017

Enterprise Ireland will launch a €750,000 funding competition for early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services. The competition will open on 13 September. This is Enterprise Ireland’s seventh competitive start fund in 2017 and is open to all sectors with a focus on agricultural, manufacturing, life sciences and renewables subsectors. Up to 15 […]

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Proximity to school now a priority for a third of young housebuyers

30th August 2017

More than one-third of property buyers in the 25 to 45 age group are moving house on the grounds of securing proximity to a target school or to locate in its catchment area, it can be revealed. Agents with both of Ireland’s largest estate agency networks said that increased pressure on school places through the […]

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Proximity to school now a priority for a third of young housebuyers

30th August 2017

More than one-third of property buyers in the 25 to 45 age group are moving house on the grounds of securing proximity to a target school or to locate in its catchment area, it can be revealed. Agents with both of Ireland’s largest estate agency networks said that increased pressure on school places through the […]

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