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900,000 workers will retire without a private pension, warns new study

Almost 900,000 people will have to rely on the State pension when they retire because they have no private retirement fund in place, new research shows.

€27bn spree on hospitals, roads and schools

Capital spending plan ‘to benefit every part of the country’ with 45,000 jobs. The most significant bottleneck on the road system linking Ireland’s three largest cities will be finally removed as part of the Government’s €27bn capital spending spree.

Davy upgrades economic growth forecast for 2015 to 6.5pc

Davy has lifted its predictions for Irish GDP growth for the year, revising upwards from 3.7pc to 6.5pc.

We’ve done the impossible – now for the difficult bit

REMEMBER the switch from miles to kilometres? In a single weekend, every sign in the country was changed. Despite the best efforts of the media pack (especially the foreign one) to portray a failure, not the remotest boreen with a […]

Building on a passion for healthcare

John and Norma O’Neill swapped their banking jobs for a business supplying healthcare products. When distilled right down, the purpose of most businesses is to help meet the needs of others. Nowhere is this more evident than with this week’s […]

Rent to be tied to inflation for four-year period

The cost of rent is set to be tied to the rate of inflation for a period of four years as the Government moves to tackle spiralling costs.

Noonan to cut extra USC for self-employed

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will reduce the difference between the Universal Social Charge paid by entrepreneurs and PAYE workers in the next Budget, as well as lowering the overall rate of USC paid by everyone, the Sunday Independent understands.

One-in-three earners to pay no income tax or USC after Budget

Almost one-in-three earners will end up paying no income tax or Universal Social Charge after the Budget. But higher income earners will still be hit with some of the highest taxes in Europe.

Government won’t offer incentives for first-time buyers in upcoming Budget

The Coalition has no plans to offer any incentives to first- time buyers in the forthcoming budget.

Bank of Ireland customers targeted in new email scam

BANK of Ireland customers have been targeted in an email scam looking for their bank details.

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