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Chaos as Bitcoin has debut on Wall Street

Bitcoin futures surged as much as 26pc in their debut session on Cboe Global Markets's exchange, triggering two temporary trading halts designed to calm the market. Initial volume exceeded [...]

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How Irish households are most at risk in Europe from ECB rate hike

Irish householders and firms are most at risk of a looming interest rate hike by the European Central Bank compared to any other country in the EU, a leading Government think tank has warned. The company said its new [...]

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How to ensure your Christmas donations are put to best use

Don't let recent scandals put you off contributing to Irish charities - but do your research so your money goes to the right place. The run-up to Christmas is traditionally a time when m [...]

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Pure Telecom focused on making real connection with customers

Pure Telecom is a wholly owned Irish telecoms company that provides fixed line, broadband and cloud telecoms to the business and consumer markets. Set up in 2002 by Paul Connell and Alan [...]

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Alan O'Neill: Scaling up your organisation needs leaders with strategic vision

One in four children in Ireland has a special educational need. A lack of affordable private services means that too many children are struggling to reach their full potential. The waiti [...]

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Apple agrees to start paying 13bn tax bill early 2018 - a year after deadline

Apple is expected to start paying up to 13bn in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of 2018, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said. "We have now reached agreement wit [...]

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Consumers advised to 'review before you renew' health insurance as part of new campaign

A new campaign has been launched to encourage health insurance policy holders to review their existing plan before renewal. The Health Insurance Authority (HIA) has introduced 'Review be [...]

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How to rival Dublin's tech scene

How should places outside Dublin compete for tech investment? This continues to be a big issue. Dublin soars, others struggle. So what should smaller towns do? Here are the factors that [...]

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Taxback International to create 80 jobs in Kilkenny

Taxback International, a VAT recovery specialist, is to create 80 jobs at its Kilkenny headquarters. The roles are being created across a number of departments to deal with an increased [...]

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Pay increases of up to 12pc expected for entry level jobs

Massive pay hikes of 7pc to 12pc over two years are expected for entry level jobs in some specialist fields - including law and data security. Economist have tipped overall wage growth o [...]

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Five personalised marketing experiences shoppers want

Facing into the busy festive shopping period brands will no doubt be trying to entice consumers to spend as much as possible. With this in mind, before are five things that global consul [...]

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Tax authorities warn online bargain hunters

BARGAIN-hunters who buy online have been warned they could end up with a tax bill that will wipe out any savings they thought they had secured. Most goods bought from outside the Europea [...]

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Irish retailers fear online festive sales threat

Almost three-quarters of Irish retailers believe the biggest challenge facing them is the increasing dominance online sellers such as Amazon. But retailers here expect to generate just 2 [...]

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Recent European defeats show it is time we faced home truths about our standing

Losing out to Paris in the bid to land the European Banking Authority (EBA) this week, wasn't quite our Thierry Henry moment. After all, the French didn't cheat. And in fact, there wasn' [...]

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How online sales can make it the season to be jolly

The holiday season is now as well known for its landmark online shopping days as it is for goodwill and cheer. From the now famous Black Friday through to the 'Mondays' - Cyber, Manic an [...]

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Cautious outlook for many Irish firms as pace of growth slackens off

Irish companies are reporting a slight slackening off in the pace of growth, and most say they aren't seeing evidence of overheating in their own environment. Pay is on the rise across t [...]

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Don't be lazy about your home insurance - here's how to reduce the cost of your cover

Home insurance is one of those bills it's almost certain you're over-paying. Like all insurance, we buy it because we either have to (because the bank insists) or we're afraid of future [...]

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War games bring hackers in from cold as cybersecurity threat grows

A major shipping company is under attack. With help from a corrupt executive, an international hacking syndicate called Scorpius, has penetrated the computer networks of Fast Freight Ltd. [...]

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Job vacancies for professionals jump 9pc in 'record month'

The number of professional job vacancies in Ireland rose by 9pc month-on-month in October, in what was a record month in terms of jobs announcements, a new study has found. However, the [...]

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