Data privacy chief warns firms over upcoming EU law

Preparations for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation are “well under way”, according to the Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon.

Explainer: Time to head North? Why is the sterling plummeting and what does it mean for the average Irish shopper?

In case you haven’t noticed the sterling is weak right now, really weak. The currency fell to a 31-year low against the dollar this morning.

Outlook for Ireland is ‘relatively favourable but UK faces hit’ – bank

The Central Bank’s top economist has warned the UK economy will take a hit from the Brexit vote, despite it so far proving resilient.

State to set up agency in UK to cope with demand for passports

The Department of Foreign Affairs is considering the launch of a network of independent agents in Ireland and abroad to cope with a surge in passport applications, partly prompted by the UK’s Brexit vote.

Ronan ups ante in Brexit jobs race with AIB site approval

Developer Johnny Ronan’s Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE) has said it will commence the development within months of 325,000 sq ft of office space on a site it owns at the front of AIB’s Bankcentre headquarters in Ballsbridge.

Irish growth downgraded by Central Bank in wake of Brexit referendum

The Central Bank has downgraded Irish growth slightly for this year because of a slowdown internationally.

PwC says companies now over initial Brexit shock

Auditing and corporate advisory firm PwC believes companies have overcome the initial shock of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and are getting on with preparing for the changes that lie ahead, the firm said on Tuesday.

Unemployment rate falls to 172,000

Unemployment in Ireland fell to 7.9pc last month, down from 8.2pc figure for August.

Revealed: How long it takes to get a deposit for a mortgage

SURGING rents and the Central Bank lending rules mean it now takes up to four years to save for a deposit to get a mortgage for a Dublin property.

Student loan firm to enter Irish market

US venture capital heavyweight Mark Stevens – who oversaw early-stage investments in firms such as Google and PayPal – has taken a stake in Ireland-based student loan provider Future Finance, underpinning the Dublin firm’s plans to enter new markets.

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