Business News

SME Advice: ‘Germany can offer Irish firms a chance to diversify’

It’s hard to imagine but there was a time when conversations around trade and business did not include references, pointed or otherwise, to Brexit.

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State investor warns of funding shortages hitting tech startups

Digital startup investor NDRC, which is funded by the State, has warned that Irish companies are struggling to get early-stage investment and that the response from Government is “inadequate”.

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Bank watchdog warns payments face Brexit risk

Although the main banks have stepped up preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit, UK-based payment firms used by EU customers are not ready, the bloc’s banking watchdog said on Friday.

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Collapse of Danish insurer exposes Irish homeowners

HUNDREDS of homeowners have been left without insurance cover if their homes develop structural defects following the failure of a Danish insurer.

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NTMA to raise up to €18bn next year to repay outstanding debt

THE Government plans to borrow between €14bn and €18bn next year, to repay outstanding debt as it falls due.

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Revenue collects extra €213m in tax crackdown

More than 1,300 disclosures made of assets held in the UK. The Revenue Commissioners took a €213m tax haul last year as a result of a crackdown on defaulters that was backed by the recruitment of extra staff.

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State loses €4bn as Brexit chaos batters bank shares

A plunge in shares has wiped €4bn off the value of the State’s stake in bailed-out banks this year.

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Robots will take half of jobs unless we act

Irish workers face an almost 50pc chance their job will be automated in little more than a decade.

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‘Paltry fine at odds with costs borne by ordinary citizens’

The paltry fine of €23,000 slapped on Irish Nationwide Building Society’s one-time head of commercial lending, Tom McMenamin, bears no relationship to the scale of losses at the now bust lender.

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Cut to pensions tax relief will lead to mass exodus by savers, warns provider

Government proposals that could see the income tax relief on pensions cut would be calamitous for middle earners, a leading investment company has warned.

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