PKF News & Events

Dublin pips Paris to become dearest city in Eurozone

June 26th, 2018
Dublin is now the costliest city in the Eurozone to live in for expats, having overtaken Paris, according to a new survey. The capital is also ranked 32 among the world's most expensive cities. It shot up the league table from number 66, primarily as a result of the strength of the euro compar ...
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Why you should work for a startup over a corporate

June 26th, 2018
Corporations like Google, Facebook and Airbnb are some of the most coveted workplaces in the world and consistently top the best places to work lists. It’s not too surprising; established companies have a lot to offer employees; an array of perks and benefits, security, clearly defined progress ...
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Monday 25 June 2018 ‘I gave up my job and life savings to start my Irish clothing brand’ – Gym+Coffee CEO and co-founder Niall Horgan

June 25th, 2018
Early last year, Niall Horgan helped to create a new clothing brand in Ireland that fit the lifestyle Irish people were leading. Many of us like to regularly huddle up over a coffee (or chai latte), and we also aware of the importance of exercise for our overall wellbeing. Now we're adopting a li ...
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New MSD drug plant in Dublin gets nod

June 22nd, 2018
Pharmaceutical giant MSD - part of the US group Merck - has been given the go-ahead for plans to build a new biologics facility in Swords, Co Dublin, that will employ 350. MSD has said that number could rise in the future. An average of 700 construction workers will be involved in the project, ...
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The Big Tech Show: Why are we freaking out about Amazon jobs?

June 22nd, 2018
How has it come to a situation where a big tech company announcing 1,000 new jobs is freaking people out? This week’s Amazon jobs announcement has led to a backlash from people who feel it will put extra pressure on rents and infrastructure in the capital. Where will they live?” “Oh gre ...
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June 19th, 2018
A new property search engine, Perfect Property, has revealed the budget of the average house hunter in Dublin. According to the site, the average house hunter in Dublin has a budget of €315,000 for their prospective home. However, there are some exceptions, with 4pc of Dubliners having a bud ...
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Nama surplus for taxpayers forecast to reach €4.5bn

June 19th, 2018
Nama will deliver a €4.5bn surplus over its life - around €1bn more than its own latest estimates, according to Investec. Last year the State's bad bank redeemed the last of its €32bn startup costs, so the balance left when it is wound up will be returned to taxpayers and in effect goes to ...
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Tesla plans to cut 9pc of workforce, says Musk

June 14th, 2018
Elon Musk's electric car maker Tesla is cutting about 9pc of its workforce, Mr Musk said yesterday, as it seeks to reduce costs without endangering the critical ramp up of production of its Model 3 sedan. Tweeting pictures of an email he said had been leaked to media, Mr Musk said that the cuts w ...
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‘Do you have that fiver for me?’ – PayPal gets personal in new push

June 14th, 2018
We've all been there - a tenner borrowed here, a fiver owed there. It can be hard to keep track when you owe it - and mortifying to have to ask for it back when you don't. Digital payments giant PayPal thinks it has the answer. It is throwing down the gauntlet by scrapping fees for euro transfers ...
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Irish Ferries to take further hit of €4m – €5m from ship delay

June 13th, 2018
The announcement from Irish Ferries operator ICG of another delay to the delivery of the W.B. Yeats ship is set to hit earnings at the company by a further €4m - €5m, according to Davy analysts. The group had already taken a hit of €2.5m in lost revenue from cancellations announced earlier ...
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