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Why do the multinationals come here?

Posted on by Sean Whelan

by Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent New research by the ESRI for the Department of Finance looks at the impact of tax policy in the decision of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) to locate overseas. The standout finding is that if Ireland had … Continue reading

Ireland’s banking crisis – forgotten but not gone

Posted on by David Murphy

By David Murphy, Business Editor Many would have imagined that by the end of 2014 the difficulties of Irish banks would, after six tortuous years, have concluded. However the strong possibility that one Irish bank may need further money illustrates … Continue reading

Deficit still dictating Budget arithmetic

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan Next year the Government will spend a shade over €70bn. It will have an income of €65bn. So it has to borrow another €5bn to plug the gap. Indeed the Government is borrowing more than … Continue reading

Better-off are big beneficiaries in Budget 2015

Posted on by David Murphy

By David Murphy Business Editor It was supposed to be a Budget targeted at low and income middle earners – the reality was the higher earners will be better off too.

Budget 2015 to mark the end of adjustments

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Sean Whelan, Economics Correspondent The most important thing about this Budget is that it marks the end of the adjustments – a  year earlier than planned. The White Paper published on Friday night shows that the Government can easily … Continue reading

Whither the future for PayPal

Posted on by Will Goodbody

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent What do you do when the child you’ve nurtured from nappies, develops into an adult and becomes increasingly independent? That’s the tough question that has faced eBay in recent years as PayPal … Continue reading

The Central Bank and the Anglo bond

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan Is the Central Bank selling down its stock of Anglo Bonds faster than required? If it is, what bonds is it selling? And most importantly of all, will it cost us or save us money?

BASH bug – Q&A

Posted on by Will Goodbody

A potentially huge security flaw has been unearthed in a commonly used computer operating system, that could impact hundreds of millions of devices around the world. Will Goodbody looks at what the fuss is all about.

IMF’s ‘interesting’ data on financial access

Posted on by Sean Whelan

By Economics Correspondent Sean Whelan The IMF has just released its latest Financial Access Survey, which looks at people’s access to banking services.  This year it includes data from some countries on mobile banking services such as telephone or internet … Continue reading

Coillte needs to clean up unhealthy situation over CEO’s pay

Posted on by David Murphy

It is no secret that some of the chief executives of semi-state companies and their board were less than happy with the salary caps which were introduced by Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin three years ago. One of those was … Continue reading

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