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High costs pose threat to business competitiveness – NCC report

15th April 2019

High costs pose threat to business competitiveness – NCC report The National Competitiveness Council has warned that rising rents, the increasing cost of labour, and a high marginal tax rate pose possible threats to the competitiveness of businesses in Ireland. Its Cost of Doing Business in Ireland report also cautions that above European Union average […]

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Female board representation here passes 30% mark

15th April 2019

Female board representation here passes 30% mark The gender composition of boards in Ireland has passed the 30% female representation level, a 7% increase since 2017. New research conducted by EY shows that the average gender composition of boards now comprises 31% women and 69% men. But in spite of the increase, just 35% of […]

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Dublin 7th most expensive place in the world to build

15th April 2019

Dublin 7th most expensive place in the world to build Dublin is the seventh most expensive place in the world to build, with average construction costs at $3,245.10 per metre squared, a new report shows. The International Construction Market Survey, from global professional services company Turner & Townsend, shows that San Francisco takes the top […]

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Insurance fraud crisis is costing jobs, says top judge

12th April 2019

Insurance fraud crisis is costing jobs, says top judge Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns has expressed frustration at the slow pace of insurance reform, saying the country risks reputational damage if the claims culture is not tackled. He is baffled that a dedicated Garda unit has not been set up to prosecute fraudsters, and […]

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Insurance fraud crisis is costing jobs, says top judge

12th April 2019

Insurance fraud crisis is costing jobs, says top judge Former High Court president Nicholas Kearns has expressed frustration at the slow pace of insurance reform, saying the country risks reputational damage if the claims culture is not tackled. He is baffled that a dedicated Garda unit has not been set up to prosecute fraudsters, and […]

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Safe-haven Euro zone bonds dented by Brexit but buffered by ECB

12th April 2019

Safe-haven Euro zone bonds dented by Brexit but buffered by ECB Germany’s 10-year bond yield edged up on Thursday as a no-deal Brexit was avoided for now but held firmly below zero percent thanks to a signal from the European Central Bank that it will do all it can to fight low economic growth and […]

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Safe-haven Euro zone bonds dented by Brexit but buffered by ECB

12th April 2019

Safe-haven Euro zone bonds dented by Brexit but buffered by ECB Germany’s 10-year bond yield edged up on Thursday as a no-deal Brexit was avoided for now but held firmly below zero percent thanks to a signal from the European Central Bank that it will do all it can to fight low economic growth and […]

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‘Technology can create more jobs than it eliminates,’ insists Varadkar as firm announces 600 new roles

12th April 2019

‘Technology can create more jobs than it eliminates,’ insists Varadkar as firm announces 600 new roles Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted new technology will create more jobs than it eliminates but says that up to 40pc of today’s jobs will be taken by robots in the future. Mr Varadkar was speaking in Limerick as American […]

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‘Technology can create more jobs than it eliminates,’ insists Varadkar as firm announces 600 new roles

12th April 2019

‘Technology can create more jobs than it eliminates,’ insists Varadkar as firm announces 600 new roles Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted new technology will create more jobs than it eliminates but says that up to 40pc of today’s jobs will be taken by robots in the future. Mr Varadkar was speaking in Limerick as American […]

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Tourism industry looking to woo more Chinese visitors

11th April 2019

Tourism industry looking to woo more Chinese visitors Irish tourist service providers are being urged to take steps to attract more visitors from China in order to offset any drop in numbers coming here from the UK after Brexit. Fáilte Ireland is running a series of workshops around the country that aim to teach people […]

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