Friday, May 24, 2019
A decade on, have lessons of economic crash been learnt? Exactly 10 years ago, the Irish banking system imploded. Dan O'Brien looks back as the causes and consequences of the crisis (stock picture) This month marks the 10th anniversary of the most...
Labour is lost at sea but there's no guarantee a new captain will help   Brendan Howlin. Photo: Frank McGrath If Brendan Howlin feels like the walls are caving in around him, it's probably because they are. The Labour Party leader is a...

Opinion Columnists

If Trump is so awful, then beat him in 2020 poll. Simple, right? The crowing over Donald Trump's supposed unpopularity exposes his enemies' fears he might win again, writes Eilis O'Hanlon Presdident Donald Trump (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) President Trump's popularity is at...
Dalata chief McCann attacks 'imbalanced' Vat rate report Dalata CEO Pat McCann The CEO of Ireland's largest hotel group has hit out at a report that criticised the tourism sector's special 9pc Vat rate and insisted he's not given up hope...
Barratt books big rise in annual profits The housebuilder hailed an ‘outstanding’ year and said market conditions remain good. Barratt has posted an increase in profits (David Davies/PA) Housebuilder Barratt Developments has posted a hefty rise in annual profits as it hailed...
Hoteliers urge Government to keep 9 per cent VAT so industry can thrive Brian McNamara, Chair of the Wicklow IHF branch Hotel and guesthouse owners in Wicklow are calling on the Government to avoid introducing measures in this autumn's budget which...
EdgeConnex to double Dublin data centre size The US digital content specialist has invested at least €30m, writes Fearghal O'Connor Grange Castle business park is home to a number of companies’ data centres American data centre operator EdgeConnex plans to build two...

Business Personal Finance

It's time to diversify to survive new era of modest market gains   The ECB still appears likely to increase interest rates in 2019. This is good news for savers but the scope for interest rate rises is much more limited...
Netflix and Amazon Prime help bolster UK TV production sector revenue The overseas successes of Victoria, Sherlock and Midsomer Murders boosted the industry. Netflix’s The Crown, starring Claire Foy, helped boost the UK TV production sector’s revenue last year (Ian West/PA) Netflix...
Graigue's spirit of enterprise impresses judges Judges for Bank of Ireland's national competition to find the country's most enterprising town visited Graiguenamanagh where they were given a royal welcome and a tour of the town. The search is under way, with...

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