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UCD Undergrads Find Solutions to Food, Sport, and Accomodation Problems on Campus with Innovation Elective Innitative

  ‘Entrepreneurial Endeavour’ is an elective module offered by the UCD Innovation Academy to students, which aims to foster creative thinking, problem solving and an entrepreneurial mindset. The Tribune sat in on one of their classes that focused on identifying…

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More Swedish Products for Us to Build

In 2015, it was announced that a number of Swedish start-ups had begun offering a standard six-hour working day, as opposed to the standard eight-hours a day or 40 hour working week. This was in response to a trend that…

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Paddy Power & Betfair Cut 9% Of Jobs

Paddy Power is set to cut 300 jobs following its recent merger with betting giant Betfair in February. The group, who have a combined workforce of 7,200 will also cut 350 jobs from Betfair with legal, finance and HR roles…

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“The Panama Papers”, What You Need to Know

They’ve been called the biggest leak in history. But what are the Panama papers and why are they important? They are 11.5 million leaked files from Mossack Fonseca, the world’s 4th largest off-shore law firm, which detail the secretive industry…

The Ireland Funds Launches Business Plan Competition Worth €16,000

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition 2016, which opened for entries on Monday, March 7th, is seeking innovative business ideas from Ireland’s early stage entrepreneurs. Now in its fifth year, this competition invites students and recent graduates from Ireland and…

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Thaw in relations between USA and Cuba continue

It has been reported that since Barack Obama arrived in Cuba in a move to continue rebuilding ties between the USA and Cuba that Priceline Group has agreed to make Cuban hotel rooms available on Booking.com, thereby becoming the first…

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Paving the Way for the Modern Gambling Industry

Leveraging the loyalty margins of a customer is one of the most difficult marketing tasks. However it can also be a significant source of competitive advantage over a competitor if executed properly. The following is a discussion of Harrah’s Casino’s…

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No Analytics? Welcome to the HiPPO

In essence, when done correctly data analysis can allow vast amounts of information to be compressed into manageable and tangible pieces of real-world knowledge. By such definition, it is easy to see why analytics has driven digital marketing innovation; visual…

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Superbowl or Super-business?

The dust has finally begun to settle on the behemoth that is the NFL season, and once again the seasoned veteran Peyton Manning stands atop the pile triumphant as he finally captures an elusive second championship. On the other hand,…

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Capital Punishment – Taxing Matters

Ireland’s tough inheritance tax regime is a contentious topic – taxing the passing of wealth which has been accumulated by individuals for a second time, as income earned is subject to income tax.  Capital acquisitions tax (CAT) can erode as…

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Another Downturn? Growth Falters and Risk Returns

Financial markets have had a worrying opening to 2016.  The causes, so far, have been rapidly falling commodity prices, fears over China’s growth and its “up and down” exchange rate policy, and concerns about central banks’ ability to continue fuelling…

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What’s It Oil About?

Much discussion and column inches have been devoted to the recent slump in oil prices without much clarity being offered to the three most important questions: why the price is dropping, who is causing it and who the big winners…