5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Bookkeeping Service

Bookkeeping for your small business is an important, often overlooked, piece to your business success. Sooner or later small business owners realize that they need to get better financial controls in their business and they set out to look for services that can improve their business finances. Small business owners can tell you some horror …

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Ulster Bank owner RBS to relive unpleasant memories as investor lawsuit looms

At an English country mansion last month, lawyers for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (RBS.L) sat down with representatives of angry shareholders to broker an end to what may end up being the costliest case in British legal history. The meeting at The Grove, an 18-century estate near London that served as the secret World […]

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Ulster Bank owner RBS to relive unpleasant memories as investor lawsuit looms

At an English country mansion last month, lawyers for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) (RBS.L) sat down with representatives of angry shareholders to broker an end to what may end up being the costliest case in British legal history. The meeting at The Grove, an 18-century estate near London that served as the secret World […]

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Brexit could leave UK with ‘old furniture’, academic warns

The UK could be “left with the old furniture” following negotiations to leave the European Union (EU), an academic has warned. Political scientist Matthew Qvortrup, who has published a new book on Angela Merkel, suggested Theresa May should not read too much into her friendly reception from the German leader. He told an audience at […]

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Revealed: The cost of tv sport in our pubs

Irish pubs are facing bills of up to €26,028 a year to air all of this year’s sport, including the English Premier League. The licence fees that pubs must pay are based around their revenue intake. A small pub taking in around €190,000 a year faces a bill of around €13,000. The fees are split […]

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Fears for Irish jobs as Cisco looks to cull 14,000 from global workforce

Irish jobs may be at risk as part of a global culling of Cisco’s workforce as the tech firm looks to pivot towards a more software-centric organisation. Cisco employs in the region of 300 people in Ireland across its two bases in Galway and Dublin. In 2012 the company announced a €26m investment into its […]

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Fears for Irish jobs as Cisco looks to cull 14,000 from global workforce

Irish jobs may be at risk as part of a global culling of Cisco’s workforce as the tech firm looks to pivot towards a more software-centric organisation. Cisco employs in the region of 300 people in Ireland across its two bases in Galway and Dublin. In 2012 the company announced a €26m investment into its […]

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Is Hiring a Tax Professional Right for You?

It’s about that time of year again… Tax Season! For some, it’s just the time of the year when the kids go back to school or the evenings get shorter. But if you are a business owner or a self employed person it can be a time of stress and procrastination…A.K.A. Tax season! Now there …

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New pressure on exporters as sterling hits a three-year low

Sterling hit a new three-year low against the euro yesterday, placing further pressure on Irish exporters. The pound traded above 87 pence to the euro for a short period – for the first time since August 2013 – before dipping below it again. Hard economic data for July is due to be released this week, […]

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New pressure on exporters as sterling hits a three-year low

Sterling hit a new three-year low against the euro yesterday, placing further pressure on Irish exporters. The pound traded above 87 pence to the euro for a short period – for the first time since August 2013 – before dipping below it again. Hard economic data for July is due to be released this week, […]

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