Daily Archives: January 28, 2014

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Happy Data Protection Day. Or is it?

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Happy Data Protection Day! Yes, today is the 8th Council of Europe Data Protection Day. The anniversary of the opening for signature of the Council of Europe’s 1981 Data Protection Convention, which … Continue reading

IMF says structural reforms are key for growth

Posted on by Sean Whelan

by Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent The IMF has just published a new book by a number of its staffers called “Jobs and Growth : supporting the European Recovery”. Christine Lagarde, the IMF’s managing director, identifies three priorities – a better … Continue reading

Replicating the success of Stripe, here

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Last year was a pretty strong one for investment in Irish technology start-ups. Currency Fair ($2.5m), Trustev($3m), RAPT Touch (€4m), FeedHenry (€7m), Logentries (€7.3m) were among a whole host of growing Irish … Continue reading

They haven’t gone away you know – the OECD’s tax plans

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan Pay attention tax-dodgers!  The OECD people have been working hard on the issue of double non-taxation, and will be producing a slew of reports over the next couple of months. They, in turn, will feed … Continue reading

Fallout from high risk mortgage lending continues

Posted on by David Murphy

By David Murphy, Business Editor It is remarkable how much damage sub-prime lenders did in their short burst of lending during the boom. These lenders typically offered loans to people who had difficulty getting mortgages with traditional banks or building … Continue reading

Games take bronze in battle for sport industry’s value

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan According to a new study on the economic impact of sport, it seems that the least economically important part of the sports industry is, er….sport. The European Commission is now trying to promote sport as … Continue reading

Compilation method changes to boost Irish GDP

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent @seanwhelanRTE Planned changes to the way EU countries compile their national accounts statistics could add between 1% and 2% to the level of Ireland’s GDP. The European System of Accounts 2010 (ESA2010) will come into … Continue reading

Google’s new $3.2bn Nest egg

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody How can a company with just 300 employees, a handful of products and a very short history be worth $3.2 billion? That’s the question many tech analysts and entrepreneurs around the … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad and the PTSB

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy Imagine meeting your bank manager to discuss your financial situation. You have a performing owner-occupier mortgage and a buy-to-let loan which is in arrears. Despite your financial problems you are upbeat about your situation. You … Continue reading

Peripheral bonds back in vogue after Irish sale

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan The NTMA sells €3.75 billion worth of ten year bonds, and suddenly they are all at it! Spain is to offer €242 billion worth of bonds to the market this year – Italy will seek … Continue reading

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