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EU Take Aggressive Stance on Corporate Tax

This week the EU have issued a clampdown on aggressive corporate tax planning by announcing a suite of measures to prevent multinational companies from reducing their tax bills. The European Commission aim to tackle the practice whereby companies move their…

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God save the…Economy?

In the EU Commission’s Winter Economic Forecast it states that Ireland’s economy will grow at the fastest rate in Europe with a predicted GDP growth of 4.5 per cent in 2016. This is a significant increase when compared to the…

Euros, Olympics, & All-Ireland – The Best Opportunities for Summer 2016

Sports sponsorship gives brands the exposure and positivity that very few properties within the Irish market can achieve. Research from the recent Rugby World Cup 2015 has shown that 90% of the coveted 18-24 year old Irish consumers were aware…

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Sqaure Rebound Reaffirms Confidence in Tech

Square is a mobile payments company founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey six years ago. The San Francisco company is known for its recognisable small white card readers that plug into smartphones and tablets, allowing small traders to take payments…

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Sproose-Up!

Sproose is a relatively young company that offers an on-demand laundry service. Users can schedule a pick up and return time online, with Sproose collecting, cleaning and returning clothes within 48 hours. The company was founded by 3 UCD graduates;…

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The Burrito Boom and the Rise of the Fast Casual Diner

With upwards of 20 burrito bars now open in Dublin and with the Mexican inspired dish now spreading across the nation. The change in consumer preference towards quality unprocessed food has shaken up the fast food industry and the dominant…

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Budget 2016- What you need to know

On Tuesday two weeks ago, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan delivered his 2016 budget speech to gasps of relief from all around the country. After almost four years of crippling austerity, Mr Noonan finally proceed to give something back to…

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TV3 Aren’t So Bad

The reaction to TV3’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2015 so far has almost been unanimously negative. The stationwhich beat RTE to the rights to show the tournament in Ireland with a €3m bid, has been heavily criticised for…

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Are PIIGS Bouncing Back?

The Rubber Band Effect theory has come up in discussions surrounding the launch of the Central Bank’s latest quarterly commentary. Chief economist Gabriel Fagan explained that the theory contends that the strength of recovery is directly proportional to the depth…

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Bridging the Gap

2015 has brought around a renewed source of confidence in the Irish professional jobs market; especially in areas such as banking, IT and finance.  However, there are many ways students can increase their chances of attaining employment, either on a…

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Ireland Under Scrutiny as Europe’s Chief Privacy Regulator

The European Court of Justice’s recent “safe harbour” judgment regarding the transfer of personal customer data from Europe back to the US has highlighted Ireland’s role as the home of Europe’s head privacy regulator, and showed that we may not…

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How hosting RWC 2023 could boost the economy

The Rugby World Cup 2015 began with a bang a fortnight ago, with one of the great shocks of the tournament already occurring as Japan secured an injury time win over South Africa. However, what many fans are unaware of…