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Developing Green Finance sector a ‘priority’ for Ireland – Minister

19th September 2017

Brexit should be considered an opportunity for Ireland to establish itself as a leading hub for Green Finance in partnership with Britain, Mr. Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister for Financial Services, has said. Speaking that a Green Finance dinner at the Irish embassy in London last night Minister D’Arcy said that increased cross-border collaboration can cement […]

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Developing Green Finance sector a ‘priority’ for Ireland – Minister

19th September 2017

Brexit should be considered an opportunity for Ireland to establish itself as a leading hub for Green Finance in partnership with Britain, Mr. Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister for Financial Services, has said. Speaking that a Green Finance dinner at the Irish embassy in London last night Minister D’Arcy said that increased cross-border collaboration can cement […]

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Healthy savings

19th September 2017

If you have private health insurance, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to renew your policy this month, but why not switch instead and save hundreds, if not thousands? The bottom line is that anyone who is on the same plan for two years or more stands to save money, according to health insurance […]

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Don’t fall into the trap of over-insuring

19th September 2017

THE biggest mistake people make with house insurance is over-insuring. That means it’s easy to fix, and switching for a better deal will make it better again. You might think that it doesn’t matter — after all, you’ll get back what you’re insured for, right? Wrong. An insurer is only obliged to pay out the […]

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Almost one quarter of Irish firms will be forced to close if subject to GDPR fines – survey

14th September 2017

Close to one quarter of Irish firms would be forced to pull down their shutters if handed fines for non-compliance to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has stated that her office will use their power, under the impending GDPR, to issue fines of up to €20m or […]

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NTMA sells €1bn of Government bonds

14th September 2017

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has completed an auction of €1bn of the benchmark Irish Government bonds this morning. The NTMA sold €550m of bonds at a yield of 0.689pc which will mature in 2026, and €450m worth of bonds with a yield of 1.648pc which will mature in 2037. With the completion of […]

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Key Irish export sectors now more dependent on UK than 10 years ago

14th September 2017

Some Irish exporting sectors have seen their dependence on the UK market increase since the turn of the millennium, even though the exports share overall to the UK has been declining. A new paper from the Department of Finance shows the extent to which some sectors are vulnerable to Brexit. The importance of the UK […]

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Dramatic drop in cost of motor insurance new figures show

7th September 2017

There has been a dramatic drop in the cost of motor insurance. New figures show there was a plunge of 14pc in the cost of cover in the last year, the biggest drop since the insurance crisis hit. Central Statistics Office (CSO) inflation figures show the cost of motor insurance was broadly steady in the month […]

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Bitcoin slumps as China clamps down on digital tokens

5th September 2017

So-called virtual currency bitcoin tumbled the most since July after China’s central bank said initial coin offerings are illegal and asked all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately – issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the burgeoning market for digital token sales. The People’s Bank of China said yesterday that it had […]

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How will Ireland fund essential services as dirty petrol guzzlers are replaced by electric cars?

5th September 2017

As much as €3bn could be lost to the Irish Exchequer as low-emission vehicles become the norm by 2030, according to industry experts. Huge amounts of revenue used to fund essential services are generated by vehicle registration tax, motor tax and fuel tax and could largely disappear as the petrol engine is slowly consigned to […]

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