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Insurance now the biggest bill for GAA clubs

The cost of insurance has doubled for GAA clubs in the past five years. Tom Ryan, the director general of the Gaelic Athletic Association, told an Oireachtas committee that the cost of insurance premiums is a major challenge for the […]

Adrian Weckler on GDPR: A foolproof guide to what all those emails really mean

WE’VE all been getting the incessant emails. They say things like: “Let’s keep in touch!” And: “Important – if you want to keep receiving our emails …” For weeks, they’ve been filling up our inboxes because of what is happening […]

Eurozone data signals recovery has peaked

Eurozone economic growth slowed much more sharply than expected this month, a business survey showed. That fact, along with weaker inflation, has intensified concerns there will be no return to the bloc’s recent boom times.

New data laws will be used as opportunity by cyber criminals: gardaí

Cyber criminals are planning to take advantage of new data laws with a fresh wave of scam phone calls and emails, gardaí have warned.

Ireland falls six places in world competitiveness rankings

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has expressed her disappointment after Ireland fell six places in the latest IMD World Competitiveness Rankings.

Innovative startup trio join UCD hub

NovaUCD, the hub for new ventures and entrepreneurs at UCD, has welcomed three new startups.

€100m price tag for docklands scheme

When Ballymore chief Sean Mulryan and his partners at Singapore-headquartered developers Oxley unveiled plans in October 2016 for over a million square feet of offices and apartments in the Dublin Docklands, there were some who may have baulked at the […]

Lower rates needed on Brexit loan scheme – FF

Fianna Fáil is pushing the Government to get the interest rate on money under the Brexit loan guarantee scheme for small and medium-sized businesses lowered, claiming it is still higher than in other European countries.  

UK may tax nylon in war on plastic

British chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to start taxing clothes made from polyester and nylon as he seeks to stop harmful plastics filling the world’s oceans.

Manufacturing SMEs widen incentives in bid to attract key staff

Small and medium-size manufacturers in Connaught and Ulster rely on a greater mix of incentives to keep employees – including flexitime, pension schemes, and health insurance.

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