Credit unions to pay refunds after miscalculating interest on loans

More than 150 credit unions have to carry out an expensive trawl of their loan books after it emerged thousands of members have been overcharged on loans. The overcharging amounts are small, but the Central Bank has ordered credit unions to provide information on how they deal with accrued interest on top-up loans. Average overcharged […]

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More females required to meet construction demand – CIF

Increasing numbers of female construction workers is key to solving Ireland’s housing and infrastructure crises. This is according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Ahead of the launch of its first ‘Diversity and Inclusion Guidance’ document for the construction sector, aimed at addressing gender imbalance in the industry, key construction leaders said that more female […]

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UK warns there will be no Brexit deal unless EU softens on Irish border

Britain will leave the European Union without a deal unless the bloc’s leaders soften their position on the Irish border, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told the BBC. EU leaders abruptly cautioned May on Thursday that unless she gave ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing […]

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Dublin Airport on course for 30 million passengers

Dublin Airport was the 14th-busiest in Europe during July, handling more than 3.3 million passengers. In the year to July, Dublin Airport was also the 14-busiest, with 18 million people passing through the gateway. London Heathrow was the busiest, with 45.9 million passengers, according to new data from Airports Council International (ACI). In the year […]

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Technology giants face payouts to media firms in EU copyright battle

Technology firms such as Facebook would have to share more of their revenue with the publishers of content used online under a shake-up of copyright rules. The European Parliament has backed a law that would help media, video, music and other rights holders seek compensation for use of their content online. It was hailed as […]

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Unfair workload after four-day week shift

Query: I recently moved to a four-day week as I found the juggle of a full-time job and the rearing of two children too difficult. However, although my pay has been cut by a fifth to reflect the fact that I’m no longer working five days, I’m finding that I’m still expected to produce the […]

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House price rises now at lowest level in 15 months

The rate at which property prices are increasing continues to ease off. This is being put down to buyers reaching the limit of what they can borrow due to Central Bank lending restrictions. Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show residential property prices at national level increased by 10.4pc in the year to July. […]

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