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AIB gets EU approval to start repaying bailout to the State

Allied Irish Banks (AIB) has announced that it has received regulatory approval from the EU for plans to start repaying part of its €21bn taxpayer bailout.

Can you make cents of the new coins situation?

Q: I have read recently that one cent and two cent coins will be gone from October 28. Do I have to change all my shelf prices?

Bank announces €50m loans drive for small business

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) has announced a €50m equipment, machinery and vehicle finance programme through specialist SME lender Finance Ireland.

How can we boost tourism in our local area by focusing on our food offering?

Q: With the food experience you have gained during your ownership of Superquinn, could you give any advice on how we could develop a food tourism strategy for our area?

Know what your pension is invested in – or risk losing it all

The recent stock market crash in China – which knocked billions off the value of pension funds across the world – showed just how important it is to know exactly what your pension is invested in. Had you a pension […]

Take control of your retirement

From tracking down any old pensions to applying for the State pension to getting your pension lump sum, the run up to – and week of – your retirement can be a hectic time. So it’s a good idea to […]

Irish workers still reliant on State pension scheme

Irish people are over-reliant on the State pension and as a result are putting huge pressure on the entire pension system, a new report has found.

Small data can pack a big punch for your business

Philip Brady of Canon suggests that SMEs can make better use of small data in order to gain that competitive edge.

Inheritance tax move welcome but it didn’t go far enough

As expected, there was a change to the inheritance tax regime in the Budget. But it was a small change and that means it amounts to a let-down for families hoping to pass on their homes to their offspring without […]

Credit unions given more time to merge

The Government is to extend until next year the operation of a State body, which was set up to fund and help credit unions to merge.

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