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Poor credit history? Late payers now facing extra charges on credit cards

May 25th, 2018
Customers with poor credit histories will be charged more than people who have always paid their bills promptly, as "personalised pricing" is introduced in Ireland for the first time. Provider Avantcard is introducing the tiered interest rates, the first personalised pricing for any form of consu ...
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Insurance now the biggest bill for GAA clubs

May 25th, 2018
The cost of insurance has doubled for GAA clubs in the past five years. Tom Ryan, the director general of the Gaelic Athletic Association, told an Oireachtas committee that the cost of insurance premiums is a major challenge for the organisation. The sports body is one of a number of community ...
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Adrian Weckler on GDPR: A foolproof guide to what all those emails really mean

May 25th, 2018
WE'VE all been getting the incessant emails. They say things like: "Let's keep in touch!" And: "Important - if you want to keep receiving our emails ..." For weeks, they've been filling up our inboxes because of what is happening today. Europe's sweeping new data privacy law, the General Data ...
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Eurozone data signals recovery has peaked

May 24th, 2018
Eurozone economic growth slowed much more sharply than expected this month, a business survey showed. That fact, along with weaker inflation, has intensified concerns there will be no return to the bloc's recent boom times. (more…) ...
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New data laws will be used as opportunity by cyber criminals: gardaí

May 24th, 2018
Cyber criminals are planning to take advantage of new data laws with a fresh wave of scam phone calls and emails, gardaí have warned. (more…) ...
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Ireland falls six places in world competitiveness rankings

May 24th, 2018
Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has expressed her disappointment after Ireland fell six places in the latest IMD World Competitiveness Rankings. (more…) ...
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Innovative startup trio join UCD hub

May 23rd, 2018
NovaUCD, the hub for new ventures and entrepreneurs at UCD, has welcomed three new startups. (more…) ...
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€100m price tag for docklands scheme

May 23rd, 2018
When Ballymore chief Sean Mulryan and his partners at Singapore-headquartered developers Oxley unveiled plans in October 2016 for over a million square feet of offices and apartments in the Dublin Docklands, there were some who may have baulked at the scale of their ambition. (more…) ...
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Lower rates needed on Brexit loan scheme – FF

May 22nd, 2018
Fianna Fáil is pushing the Government to get the interest rate on money under the Brexit loan guarantee scheme for small and medium-sized businesses lowered, claiming it is still higher than in other European countries.   (more…) ...
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UK may tax nylon in war on plastic

May 22nd, 2018
British chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to start taxing clothes made from polyester and nylon as he seeks to stop harmful plastics filling the world’s oceans. (more…) ...
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