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Dublin second most expensive city in Eurozone for expats

Dublin is the second most expensive city for Eurozone for foreign workers to live in, according to a new study. Rises in rents have seen the capital rise 20 places in the last three years in the global study, released by consultants Mercer. Paris is the only Eurozone city ranked higher. “As the economy has […]

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The price of Brexit: Noonan warns of €3bn loss to Ireland

A Brexit could cost the Irish economy between €2.5bn and just over €3bn over the next two years, potentially wiping out the room for tax cuts and extra spending. Finance Minister Michael Noonan has attempted to play down the risk to the future budgets here, saying the reduction in growth would be “containable”. However, working […]

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Providence Resources to resume trading after €65m deal

Providence Resources will be able to push ahead with development of its Druid off-shore oil prospect without seeking a new backer, using proceeds of a new capital raise. The Irish oil and gas company announced last night that it is set to raise $73.4m (€65m) through a sale of shares to new and existing investors. […]

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Irish among the biggest gainers as markets bet on UK to stay

Irish companies with big business interests were among the big gainers yesterday as markets soared on renewed speculation Britain will vote to remain in the European Union this Thursday. Global markets experienced a so-called relief rally, lifting currency markets and European shares, and sending so-called safe haven assets lower. Opinion polls over the weekend appear […]

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Government will have about €1bn for extra spending and cuts in Budget – Summer Economic Statement

The Government will have around €1bn for extra spending and tax cuts for October’s Budget. This is according to the Department of Finance’s published updated forecasts this afternoon, known as the Summer Economic Statement. The amount of spending leeway for the next five years is estimated at €11.3bn. This is the amount that remains after […]

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Hacketts goes into liquidation, bookmaker has 35 staff

Hacketts bookmakers has been placed in liquidation after over 50 years in business. The company said it it had found it difficult to keep pace with larger competitors in recent years as the migration to online betting has intensified. The company had tried to restructure the business by selling a number of its stores to […]

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Microsoft ‘saved €127m a year in tax by booking sales through Ireland’

Microsoft has become the latest US multinational to have its tax affairs put under the spotlight, as it reportedly managed to avoid £100m (€127m) a year by booking sales through Ireland. The Washington State-based company, founded by Bill Gates, has allegedly sent more than £8bn of revenues from computers and software that were bought by […]

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Insurance hikes on cards as compo payouts to soar

The first update to guidelines on personal-injury awards in more than a decade is to recommend higher, not lower, payouts. This has raised fears of yet more hikes in motor insurance costs, which have spiralled by more than a third in the past year alone. The guidelines are set to see a 10pc rise in […]

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It’s 2021: Post Brexit Ireland looks like a very different place

Next week marks the fifth anniversary of an event that has already proved to be an inflection point not only in the history of these islands, but in that of our entire continent. The Great Disintegration that has taken place over the past five years is gathering pace. Its most obvious and painful manifestation for […]

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New €60m fund looking to invest in early stage companies from Irish colleges

A new €60m fund, established by one of Europe’s top performing tech funds, will look to invest in early stage companies with global potential that are built from research at all of Ireland’s third-level institutions. Atlantic Bridge, the firm behind the new fund, will look to accelerate the commercialisation of research conducted at Irish colleges. […]

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