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Dublin and Frankfurt will reap benefits of Brexit – global poll

A global survey of 2,000 investment professionals has tipped Dublin to benefit from the UK’s vote to pull out of the European Union. The study by the CFA Institute – the global association of investment professionals – found that 62pc believe Dublin, as a financial services centre, will be a winner from the Brexit result. […]

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What crisis? British retailers see sales surge following Brexit vote

Sterling has recovered some ground from its three-year low against the euro earlier this week, as UK retail sales surged in July, suggesting British consumers are unfazed by the vote to pull out of the EU. Official data showed that retail sales increased more than expected, signalling that the vote on June 23 hasn’t yet […]

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Want to work for Twitter founder Jack Dorsey? His new company Square is coming to Dublin

US mobile payments company Square has posted three new job openings in Europe, one of which is based in Dublin. Square, which is owned by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, is looking to expand into Europe with its eyes set on the British market first. However, the Dublin posting appears that Mr Dorsey is looking beyond […]

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Investment professionals tip Dublin to be a big winner from Brexit

Dublin as a hub for financial services is expected to be a big winner from Brexit, tipped only by Frankfurt , according to a survey of around 2,000 investment professionals from around the world. The survey by the CFA institute – the global association of investment professionals – found that 62pc believe Dublin will benefit […]

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Household debts at lowest level in ten years

The debts of households continue to fall. The borrowings of households are now at their lowest level since 2006, the Central Bank said. New figures show that households in this country fell from being the third most indebted in the European Union to the fourth. The borrowings owed work out at just over €31,000 per […]

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Hailo chief: Most cities have a metro but Ireland’s transport setup makes taxis essential

I have a confession to make: I spend too much money on Hailo. The taxi ordering app is a reliable friend when I’m running late, bringing a car hurtling to my rescue in five minutes or less. Having looked through a recent batch of Hailo receipts I tell Andrew Pinnington his company has a lot […]

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Brexit could leave UK with ‘old furniture’, academic warns

The UK could be “left with the old furniture” following negotiations to leave the European Union (EU), an academic has warned. Political scientist Matthew Qvortrup, who has published a new book on Angela Merkel, suggested Theresa May should not read too much into her friendly reception from the German leader. He told an audience at […]

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Revealed: The cost of tv sport in our pubs

Irish pubs are facing bills of up to €26,028 a year to air all of this year’s sport, including the English Premier League. The licence fees that pubs must pay are based around their revenue intake. A small pub taking in around €190,000 a year faces a bill of around €13,000. The fees are split […]

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Fears for Irish jobs as Cisco looks to cull 14,000 from global workforce

Irish jobs may be at risk as part of a global culling of Cisco’s workforce as the tech firm looks to pivot towards a more software-centric organisation. Cisco employs in the region of 300 people in Ireland across its two bases in Galway and Dublin. In 2012 the company announced a €26m investment into its […]

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New pressure on exporters as sterling hits a three-year low

Sterling hit a new three-year low against the euro yesterday, placing further pressure on Irish exporters. The pound traded above 87 pence to the euro for a short period – for the first time since August 2013 – before dipping below it again. Hard economic data for July is due to be released this week, […]

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