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.

Third of Irish households could generate own electricity within 10 years

One third of Irish households will be generating their own electricity within 10 years, the ESB’s chief executive has predicted. Pat O’Doherty said that the company is witnessing a dramatic rise in the number of customers investing in new technologies […]

Microsoft Ireland overtakes Google as the country’s top exporter

Microsoft Ireland has been named as the largest exporting company on the island, pushing Google off the top spot, a report has found.

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