Business News

Developing Green Finance sector a ‘priority’ for Ireland – Minister

19th September 2017

Brexit should be considered an opportunity for Ireland to establish itself as a leading hub for Green Finance in partnership with Britain, Mr. Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister for Financial Services, has said. Speaking that a Green Finance dinner at the Irish embassy in London last night Minister D’Arcy said that increased cross-border collaboration can cement […]

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Healthy savings

19th September 2017

If you have private health insurance, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to renew your policy this month, but why not switch instead and save hundreds, if not thousands? The bottom line is that anyone who is on the same plan for two years or more stands to save money, according to health insurance […]

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Don’t fall into the trap of over-insuring

19th September 2017

THE biggest mistake people make with house insurance is over-insuring. That means it’s easy to fix, and switching for a better deal will make it better again. You might think that it doesn’t matter — after all, you’ll get back what you’re insured for, right? Wrong. An insurer is only obliged to pay out the […]

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Almost one quarter of Irish firms will be forced to close if subject to GDPR fines – survey

14th September 2017

Close to one quarter of Irish firms would be forced to pull down their shutters if handed fines for non-compliance to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has stated that her office will use their power, under the impending GDPR, to issue fines of up to €20m or […]

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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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