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19 Sep

Dublin Airport on course for 30 million passengers

Dublin Airport was the 14th-busiest in Europe during July, handling more than 3.3 million passengers. In the year to July, Dublin Airport was also the 14-busiest, with 18 million people passing through the gateway. London Heathrow was the busiest, with 45.9 million passengers, according to new data from Airports Council International (ACI). In the year

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13 Sep

Technology giants face payouts to media firms in EU copyright battle

Technology firms such as Facebook would have to share more of their revenue with the publishers of content used online under a shake-up of copyright rules. The European Parliament has backed a law that would help media, video, music and other rights holders seek compensation for use of their content online. It was hailed as

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13 Sep

Unfair workload after four-day week shift

Query: I recently moved to a four-day week as I found the juggle of a full-time job and the rearing of two children too difficult. However, although my pay has been cut by a fifth to reflect the fact that I’m no longer working five days, I’m finding that I’m still expected to produce the

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13 Sep

House price rises now at lowest level in 15 months

The rate at which property prices are increasing continues to ease off. This is being put down to buyers reaching the limit of what they can borrow due to Central Bank lending restrictions. Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show residential property prices at national level increased by 10.4pc in the year to July.

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10 Sep

Asia shares worn out by trade tension, yen a safe harbour

Asian shares carved out a 14-month trough on Friday as investors feared a new salvo of Sino-US tariffs could come at any moment, while a slump in US chip stocks rippled through the tech-heavy region. Spreadbetters pointed to a firm start for European markets with futures for Eurostoxx 50, Germany’s Dax and London’s FTSE reversing

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10 Sep

Irish fintechs target growth in digital-savvy Nordic nations

Irish fintechs have been active in the Nordics for years, with an increasing number targeting growth in the region. Success has been built on shared attitudes to innovation and the potential of both markets to develop as globally significant fintech hubs. “Similar to the Irish approach, the Nordic financial services industry is quite innovative. They

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10 Sep

No-deal Brexit threat to our food firms

Bord Bia, Greencore, and the Revenue Commissioners were among a batch of parties to issue stark warnings to the Irish food industry on its looming tariff-laden future last week. Talk of rotten produce and intensified border checks painted a bleak picture during a British and Irish Chamber of Commerce event. The agri-food industry exports around

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07 Sep

Majority of Irish IT professionals do not trust social media

The majority of Irish IT professionals do not trust social media providers to manage their personal data carefully. In addition, the survey of 111 IT decision makers found that 87pc of retailers, two thirds of Government bodies, 63pc of utility providers, and just over half of banks are all not to be trusted to protect

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