Daily Archives: February 27, 2014

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Low inflation may complicate Budget maths

Posted on by David Murphy

Business Editor David Murphy There is growing sense that the recovery is taking hold – and it is easy to forget that Ireland has pencilled in another austerity Budget for October. That is due to take a substantial €2 billion … Continue reading

10 things we noticed at Mobile World Congress 2014

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody After three brain frying, feet swelling, mind boggling days in Barcelona, our coverage of Mobile World Congress is coming to an end. We’ve reported extensively on the big announcements and … Continue reading

Answering Ireland’s call at Mobile World Congress

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody Your product or service may be new. It may be clever. It may even be unique. But when you are a company competing on the global stage, in a massive … Continue reading

Mobile World Congress Day One – First Impressions

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody As a first time visitor to Mobile World Congress, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I knew it would be big, though not quite as enormous as it is. … Continue reading

Mobile World Congress 2014 – what to expect

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s that time of the year again. When the world’s mobile moguls congregate in Barcelona, for one of (if not) the biggest mobile phone extravaganza – Mobile World Congress (MWC). For five … Continue reading

Valuing WhatsApp

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Because it’s free. The straight answer given to me by a number of young people this morning, when I asked them why they use WhatsApp. But while their attraction to the messaging … Continue reading

Borrowers cut adrift in great mortgage sell-off

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy The escalating row about the State’s sale of 13,000 IBRC mortgages is far bigger than it seems at first glance. Evidence suggests the Government has left these borrowers unfairly exposed. Also, the Minister for Finance’s … Continue reading

More tax dodger news

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Editor Sean Whelan Once upon a time tax dodging was relatively easy; you just got your cash to the Isle of Man or Jersey and slipped it into a bank account owned by a nominee holding company. And … Continue reading

Electric cars only a spark of genius away from acceptance

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody For many years I’ve been fascinated by the concept of electric cars. Full of questions about what they are like to drive, how quiet they are, what it’s like to charge them, … Continue reading

Banking as a profession?

Posted on by Sean Whelan

Here is another of my very lazy “blogs”, this one courtesy of a consultation document on the possible development of a bankers professional body in Britain. The consultation is being carried out by Sir Richard Lambert, former editor of the … Continue reading

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