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Almost €1.2 billion worth of mortgages approved in August – BPFI

24th September 2021

New figures from Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show that mortgage approvals fell by 9.2% in August following a record high in July. But mortgage approvals continued to show growth on an annual basis, rising by 18% in August compared to the same month last year. Banking and Payments Federation Ireland said that a total […]

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Tánaiste confident of pension, tax and welfare packages in Budget 2022

24th September 2021

The Tánaiste has told business leaders that he is confident that the Government is in a position to include a pension, welfare and personal income tax package in next month’s Budget and needs to. Leo Varadkar also said that index linking income tax credits and bands is in the Programme for Government and that to […]

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Tánaiste signals increase in minimum wage in coming year

24th September 2021

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that there will be an increase in the minimum wage in the coming year. Mr Varadkar said there would be pay increases in most parts of the economy and that was why indexation of tax bands was required. He said these are not tax cuts and just ensured […]

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British Irish Chamber calls for ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to reboot UK-Ireland economic relationship

23rd September 2021

The British-Irish Chamber of Commerce has called for the establishment of a “Shared Island Fund” to help boost the economic relationship between Ireland and the UK post-Brexit. In its pre-budget submission, the Chamber said the fund could help traders and encourage research partnerships. It also called for targeted supports for agri-food firms, and the expansion […]

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One third of business leaders say Covid has changed required skills sets

23rd September 2021

Nearly a third of business leaders say the requisite skills and experience on the board of their organisation have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according to the latest Director Sentiment Monitor research, published by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland today. The monitor also found that business leaders identify increased demand over […]

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Donohoe and Yellen hold ‘constructive’ corporate tax talks

23rd September 2021

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has spoken with the US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen about the current OECD process that aims to reform global corporation tax rules. Mr Donohoe described the call as “constructive” and said that he and Ms Yellen had agreed to stay in contact. “The ultimate ambition for us all is to […]

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More work needed on insurance, legal competition issues – NCPC

22nd September 2021

Issues around the cost of insurance, legal services and credit have not received the urgent attention required to support competitiveness and productivity. That is according to the state’s competitiveness watchdog, the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC). The Council also says the cost of pension auto enrolment and statutory sick pay need to be balanced […]

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Continued support needed for tourism sector – minister

22nd September 2021

The tourism sector will not be “healed overnight” and will continue to need support as recovery continues, Minister Catherine Martin has said. Minister Martin was speaking at an in-person conference organised by Fáilte Ireland. The event, at Dublin’s Convention Centre, is part of a drive to attract business conferences, events and meetings back into Ireland […]

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Taxing times for Government as corporation tax decision looms large

22nd September 2021

When Paschal Donohoe gets to his feet on October 12th to deliver the Budget, watch out if his speech contains a key line. Last year he said: “…I would like to take this opportunity to again reaffirm Ireland’s commitment to the 12½ per cent corporation tax rate.” This year, by Budget Day, we may know […]

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Advantages of remote working should not be lost – Forsa

21st September 2021

The largest public service union here will begin negotiations with the Government later this week on the future for working – post pandemic. The head of communications of Forsa, which represents around 80,000 public and civil servants, said the union wants to build on the momentum of remote working that was forced upon employees as […]

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