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The hard reality of the Irish software industry

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Warnings about a skills shortage in the IT sector are nothing new. We’ve been hearing them for years now, mostly from the industry itself. Nor are they unique to Ireland. Because as … Continue reading

Can Noonan stay cautious over cuts?

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy There is an interesting dynamic unfolding as the lobby groups bombard the Department of Finance with their demands regarding the upcoming Budget. In some respects, there is a race to the bottom to recommend the … Continue reading

Five things we learned at ESOF 2014

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent, in Copenhagen @willgoodbody For those addicted to science, ESOF 2014 in Copenhagen was the perfect fix. For six days, the Danish capital was transformed into a city of science, attracting around 4,500 delegates … Continue reading

Bank inquiry hobbled before it begins

Posted on by David Murphy

It is still some months before the bank inquiry will commence public hearings – but what we are learning about its scope and design gets worse by the week. The latest blow is that the investigation won’t be able to probe … Continue reading

ESOF 2014: What to expect

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Robotic warfare. Big data. The Arctic. Drugs. Mining the Moon. Smart pills. Antibiotic resistance. Just a tiny handful of the weighty topics that will be grappled with in Copenhagen over the coming … Continue reading

Taxdodger News – Brussels edition

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan The Brussels Economic Forum was on earlier this week: I was there hoping to hear ideas on how to refloat the European economy. Meanwhile across the road, the European Commission opened a new front on … Continue reading

Netflix and the battle for net-neutrality

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The latest monthly index from movie and TV streaming, Netflix, which ranks which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) it claims provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience in Ireland, makes interesting reading. … Continue reading

What does Wilbur Ross’ BoI sell-off mean for the taxpayer?

Posted on by David Murphy

  Many investors will be unnerved by the unexpected decision of Wilbur Ross, the billionaire US, to sell his entire stake in Bank of Ireland. His move to buy the stake three years ago rescued the company from full State … Continue reading

The pros and cons of “the right to be forgotten”

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Admit it. At some point you’ve Googled your own name, just to see what pops up. It’s an interesting exercise. Google my name, for example, and among the results returned is a … Continue reading

Nobody doing anything to prevent another insurance collapse

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy The 75,000 unfortunate policyholders who bought insurance with Setanta have been treated terribly. What is worse is the fact that nothing is being done to prevent a repeat of the calamity.

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