Irish company convicted of ‘blagging’ personal information to help banks’ private investigations

A Galway company has been convicted of ‘blagging’ personal information from the Department of Social Protection to help banks pursue private investigations. Glen Collection Investments and its director, Michael Ryan, pleaded guilty to offences under the Data Protection Acts for unauthorised access to personal data held by the Department of Social Protection. That information was […]

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Irish company convicted of ‘blagging’ personal information to help banks’ private investigations

A Galway company has been convicted of ‘blagging’ personal information from the Department of Social Protection to help banks pursue private investigations. Glen Collection Investments and its director, Michael Ryan, pleaded guilty to offences under the Data Protection Acts for unauthorised access to personal data held by the Department of Social Protection. That information was […]

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Data privacy chief warns firms over upcoming EU law

Preparations for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation are “well under way”, according to the Data Protection Commissioner, Helen Dixon. The regulatory boss was speaking at a seminar on Europe’s upcoming data law which will introduce fines of up to €20m on companies which don’t comply with tighter data protection rules, known as GDPR. […]

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Outlook for Ireland is ‘relatively favourable but UK faces hit’ – bank

The Central Bank’s top economist has warned the UK economy will take a hit from the Brexit vote, despite it so far proving resilient. Gabriel Fagan said no “serious” economist expected the effects to have been felt immediately. “I think it’s far too early to say ‘don’t worry about Brexit, things are fine’,” Mr Fagan […]

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State to set up agency in UK to cope with demand for passports

The Department of Foreign Affairs is considering the launch of a network of independent agents in Ireland and abroad to cope with a surge in passport applications, partly prompted by the UK’s Brexit vote. The department has predicted that by 2019 the number of passports issued will jump to one million. The rush for the […]

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Ronan ups ante in Brexit jobs race with AIB site approval

Developer Johnny Ronan’s Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE) has said it will commence the development within months of 325,000 sq ft of office space on a site it owns at the front of AIB’s Bankcentre headquarters in Ballsbridge. RGRE’s development director Shane Whelan said the company had already been in discussions with its existing funder, […]

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Ronan ups ante in Brexit jobs race with AIB site approval

Developer Johnny Ronan’s Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE) has said it will commence the development within months of 325,000 sq ft of office space on a site it owns at the front of AIB’s Bankcentre headquarters in Ballsbridge. RGRE’s development director Shane Whelan said the company had already been in discussions with its existing funder, […]

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Irish growth downgraded by Central Bank in wake of Brexit referendum

The Central Bank has downgraded Irish growth slightly for this year because of a slowdown internationally. GDP is expected to increase by 4.5pc this year, 0.4 percentage points slower than previously expected. The projection for 2017 remains unchanged at 3.6pc from the Central Bank’s last forecast in the wake of the Brexit referendum. Central Bank […]

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