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Tackling misleading broadband speeds

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s a bugbear of broadband users everywhere. The Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) ad, marketing material or contract promises that when using their broadband product the consumer will enjoy download speeds of “up … Continue reading

What is O’Brien’s motivation to put Cowen on the Topaz board?

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy So why would Denis O’Brien want Brian Cowen to join the board at Topaz? Part of the answer came on the same day as the announcement that the former Taoiseach was appointed as a non-executive … Continue reading

Putting coding on the curriculum

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody This week saw the inaugural Tech Week Ireland taking place. Run by the Irish Computer Society (ICS) with support from ICS Skills and Science Foundation Ireland: Discover, its aim is to … Continue reading

Tell us your feelings

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent An interesting new economic indicator has been released by KBC Bank and Chartered Accountants Ireland. It’s a Business Sentiment Index, of the sort that several other countries have, but – until now – Ireland has … Continue reading

Neary not the only one with questions to answer on crisis

Posted on by David Murphy

Patrick Neary, the former CEO of the Financial Regulator, has been rightly excoriated in the Anglo trial. The case shed light on one specific transaction and revealed an astonishing and indefensible failure of regulation. However, that one deal did not … Continue reading

Income tax relief?

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent “ My officials constantly model and examine potential options for changes to the tax system for my consideration as part of the overall Budget package”, said Michael Noonan in a written reply to Sinn Féin … Continue reading

Boucher’s veto is a blow to State’s debt plan

Posted on by David Murphy

By Business Editor David Murphy Bank of Ireland’s CEO Richie Boucher has waved two fingers at the Government’s efforts to resolve the personal debt crisis. Last week Mr Boucher told the Oireachtas Finance Committee his bank would veto any insolvency … Continue reading

Dog whistle politics and the next Budget

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan Sometimes it really is amazing how people only hear what they want to hear. Last week’s ESRI quarterly commentary is a case in point.

Reflections on my first year as Science & Tech Correspondent

Posted on by Will Goodbody

By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Last week marked twelve fast-paced, fun, demanding and extremely interesting months since I was appointed as RTE’s first Science and Technology Correspondent. Over the course of that first action packed year, I’ve had the … Continue reading

IMF focuses on distressed loans

Posted on by Sean Whelan

  The latest IMF Global Financial Stability Report contains a substantial item on distressed bank loans in the Euro Area. It comes to the conclusion that “without significant policy efforts to address the burden of nonperforming loans, some economies may … Continue reading

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