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Urgent need to focus on pension sustainability here – Mercer

20th October 2020

Ireland is ranked in 14th place out of 39 countries in the 2020 Mercer Global Pensions Index despite the country’s underlying sustainability issue.  The Netherlands topped the index again this year despite significant pension reform currently under way there, but Ireland came ahead of countries such as Belgium, the UK, France, Spain and Austria.  Mercer […]

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Retailers disappointed at decision to close all non-essential retail

20th October 2020

Retailers have reacted with deep disappointment to the Government’s decision to close all non-essential retail as part of the move to Level 5. Retail Ireland described it as a serious blow and said there is very real concern that many vulnerable retail businesses will not survive. Business reaction to last night’s move by the Government […]

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Tánaiste says Govt may review PUP cut plans in January

16th October 2020

The Tánaiste has indicated that the Government would review the plan to further reduce the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in January if the country is still in the teeth of the pandemic. Speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil, Leo Varadkar said the moving of Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan to Level 4 was a bitter blow to people there but […]

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Tánaiste says Govt may review PUP cut plans in January

16th October 2020

The Tánaiste has indicated that the Government would review the plan to further reduce the Pandemic Unemployment Payment in January if the country is still in the teeth of the pandemic. Speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil, Leo Varadkar said the moving of Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan to Level 4 was a bitter blow to people there but […]

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Sterling falls as EU leaders press for elusive Brexit trade deal

16th October 2020

Sterling weakened today as traders worried about the obstacles keeping the European Union and Britain from reaching a Brexit trade deal.  The pound has risen in recent sessions, propelled by a sense that Britain and the EU, whose leaders are meeting today, will secure a trade deal by December 2020, when Britain’s transition period after […]

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Sterling falls as EU leaders press for elusive Brexit trade deal

16th October 2020

Sterling weakened today as traders worried about the obstacles keeping the European Union and Britain from reaching a Brexit trade deal.  The pound has risen in recent sessions, propelled by a sense that Britain and the EU, whose leaders are meeting today, will secure a trade deal by December 2020, when Britain’s transition period after […]

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Johnson to set out position on Brexit negotiations

16th October 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today set out his position on the future of the Brexit negotiations. Last night, there was a firm message from EU leaders in Brussels that the UK had to compromise on the key outstanding issues if there was to be an agreement. The UK’s chief negotiator David Frost said […]

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Budget measures could see 35,000 new homes a year – CIF

15th October 2020

The supply of new homes here could reach the required 35,000 per annum within years, as a result of initiatives announced in Budget 2021, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) says. It estimates that 9,000 homes could be built through the new affordability scheme announced by the Government yesterday. These would otherwise not have been constructed […]

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Budget measures could see 35,000 new homes a year – CIF

15th October 2020

The supply of new homes here could reach the required 35,000 per annum within years, as a result of initiatives announced in Budget 2021, the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) says. It estimates that 9,000 homes could be built through the new affordability scheme announced by the Government yesterday. These would otherwise not have been constructed […]

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What essential retailers can remain open under Level 4?

15th October 2020

As Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan move to Level 4 in the Living with Covid-19 framework, business owners, service providers and consumers will be wondering what is allowed to stay open and what must close. Here is a list of all the retailers that the Government has deemed “essential” and can remain open. 1.  Outlets selling food, beverages or newspapers on a […]

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