Daily Archives: August 26, 2013

Is Ulster Bank going to quit Ireland?

Posted on by David Murphy

The British taxpayer has sunk almost €18 billion into Ulster Bank, but the big question is whether it is in the interest of its owner to massively scale back its Irish operations. It is a decision which has far-reaching ramifications … Continue reading

The business of developing fun – Gamescom 2013

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Imagine an exhibition centre the size of the RDS. Then multiply it by ten. Add in 600 exhibitors, with stands ranging in size from a single table to a large family home. … Continue reading

Rising prices changes the property game

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy When it comes to residential property, many people are understandably sceptical of any talk of a recovery. The sight of a smooth-talking estate agent telling them prices are on the up is little comfort for … Continue reading

One step closer to education system’s ‘Eureka’ moment?

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Today is a big important day in the lives of Leaving Cert students around the country. For many, the results they received this morning will set them on a course and help … Continue reading

Paying a price for superfast mobile broadband

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody If you are wondering what the cost of 4G will be when the Irish operators start offering it here from the autumn, a few clues are emerging from across the water. … Continue reading

Drumm laid bare by Anglo tapes

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy The Anglo tapes are riveting listening. Perhaps the most illuminating aspect to them is the insight they give into the mindset of the bank’s then CEO David Drumm. Clearly he held Irish authorities in contempt … Continue reading