Fresh battle plan to lure UK tourists after Brexit

Tourism Ireland is set to unveil a new strategy to lure holidaymakers from the UK as it risks crashing out of the European Union with no deal and putting its economy in peril. Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons refused to be drawn on the details of the new battle plan, but said it would […]

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Sterling gains following May’s Brexit ‘Plan B’ statement

Sterling gained ground following British prime minister Theresa May’s comments that she would seek further concessions from the EU on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. Britain’s pound had been volatile ahead of the statement, but later hit session highs against the US dollar after Mrs May promised to be more open with parliament in negotiating the […]

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‘Brexit anoraks say one thing, but the market says something else’

The political anoraks say one thing. Investors say another. That is how things are shaping up after a tumultuous week in British politics as Theresa May’s Brexit plan was shot down in flames. Arch Brexiteer Jacob Rees Mogg hosted a champagne party as his Grade II listed home following the bruising defeat of the May […]

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ECB rate hike to be delayed as recession risks rise again – poll

The European Central Bank is expected to wait until the fourth quarter to raise its deposit rate, later than thought just a month ago, according to economists in a Reuters poll. The poll also showed that the chances of a euro zone recession have grown. Reuters polls since June 2018 have predicted that after ending […]

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Check stamp of approval when investing or borrowing money

Dealing with an unregulated firm or product could leave you with nowhere to turn to if things go wrong. Most of us expect to have somewhere to turn for redress if things go wrong with a loan or investment. This isn’t always the case though. When you borrow money or invest in something, you usually […]

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PayPal offers Irish customers new way to share bills or fundraise together

PayPal Holdings, the global online payments company, is extending Money Pools – its online community savings product – to Irish consumers. Money Pools allows users to set a group fundraising goal and then share that goal with a group. “We created Money Pools because we felt that there was a need for this type of […]

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Employers shy away from people who have had short-term jobs

Two thirds of employers have opted not to interview someone who has had short-term jobs in the past. This is according to research from global job site Indeed. In seeking to define “job hopping”, on average employers consider six months to be a short-tenure to spend in a job, and employees consider 11 months a […]

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