Adrian Weckler: ‘Why cities bend over for tech’

Imagine Google and Facebook employing 20,000 people in Dublin. What sort of power would that bring? What effect would it have on the city, its economy, its infrastructure, its culture? If you don’t think this could happen, think again. Figures last week showed that the two companies now employ 11,000 people between them, with another […]

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One in three Irish SMEs targeted by fraud

A third of Irish small and medium businesses have been targeted by fraud in the past 12 months. The most common types of fraudulent scams encountered by SMEs are phishing emails, which seven in 10 have experienced, according to research carried out to mark National Fraud Awareness week. Other types of fraud encountered by businesses […]

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Nationwide rents surge 30pc higher than during Celtic Tiger

Rents have risen 30pc above Celtic Tiger rates and reached a record high for the 10th consecutive quarter, according to a new report. The findings by Daft.ie don’t expect the rental hikes to stop any time soon. Nationally, there has been a rise of 11.3pc on last year, with the average monthly rental cost coming […]

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Tech hub’s rocket man helps high-risk startups fly high

“People come into incubators and very often it’s just for space, they are thinking ‘that’s what I need, a nice space would be good’. But actually, by the time they exit what you find is that the real value they’ve gotten is the networking, the connections, the monies they were able to attract as a […]

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Fewer than one in ten SMEs embracing remote or flexible working

Fewer than one in ten small and medium businesses in Ireland are embracing remote or flexible working. This is despite the fact that a majority of SME employees are in favour of such working conditions, according to a study of nearly 600 small businesses carried out by Vodafone. Smart working is the combined use of […]

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Practicenet 2018-11-09 09:47:49

Irish banks must shed a further €9bn of bad loans to meet ECB targets, Moody’s has warned. Unlike the early period after the crash, when sales of commercial real estate and developer loans dominated the great bank sell-offs, further disposals will be dominated by home loans, the rating agency said. “This is because legacy mortgage […]

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‘Cost of care for our two boys will be more than we pay on mortgage’

Mother Siobhan Redmond will soon be paying more than her monthly mortgage for childcare for her two children. Ms Redmond, from Killester, Dublin, believes the Government should further assist families and the childcare industry in tandem to create a well-run system for all. The 35-year-old financial professional is currently on maternity leave after giving birth […]

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