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Act now to avoid huge increases in health cover

Thousands of people who are due to renew their health insurance in the next few weeks have been warned to act now to avoid huge increases in the cost of cover.

End of the supermarket queue? Amazon opens futuristic shop with no tills or cashiers

Long queues at the supermarket could soon become a distant memory after Amazon unveiled a grocery store without tills or barcode scanners.

Retailers facing 10pc hike in rents

Property agent Savills Ireland is predicting rises of 7pc to 10pc for retail property rents by 2018, notwithstanding the recent slowdown in the sector.

Irish manufacturing picks up despite currency swings

Irish manufacturing output picked up in November, with the pace of export growth in particular accelerating.

New whiskey tourism plan to triple number of visitors

A new strategy aimed at promoting Ireland as a whiskey tourism destination will be unveiled this week.

Strong jobs growth is reason for cautious optimism

When a recovery begins, and as consumers loosen their personal purse strings, companies tend to have existing employees work extra hours and overtime rather than taking on new people. That is because the cost invested in the hiring and training […]

SBCI announce new €70m funding package for Irish SMEs

A new €70m funding package that will allow small Irish businesses to borrow specialist equipment and vehicles at a lower cost has been announced.

The Collisons have become Ireland’s youngest billionaires

John and Patrick Collison, the Limerick brothers that set up micro-payments firm Stripe, have become Ireland’s youngest billionaires after their latest funding round, which raised $150m at a $9bn valuation. 

Revenue hires to delve into multinationals

Experts in complex international tax avoidance schemes are to be recruited by the Revenue Commissioners to inspect the books of big multinationals based here.

Cyber Monday offers €53m boost to embattled retailers

Cyber Monday – the busiest online sales day of the year – is predicted to boost Irish retailers’ coffers to the tune of €53m.

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