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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…

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FACEBOOK: TRADING LIKE FOR DISLIKE

During a recent Q&A session, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg created frenzy among social media users by confessing the possibility of introducing a ‘Dislike’ button to the illustrious social network site. Is this in response to feedback from users or simply…

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Is Ireland Innovating Into Economic Recovery?

A recent report by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organisation, has ranked Ireland eighth in a list of the world’s most innovative economies. Ireland’s success in achieving a spot in the top 10 would suggest that Ireland’s…

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Paddy Power & BetFair Merge

Paddy Power and the London-listed betting exchange Betfair have recently announced that they have agreed a €5.5 billion merger, creating one of the world’s biggest gambling groups under the name Paddy Power Betfair. The new group, dubbed “Betty Power” in…

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Entrepreneurship: A Risky Business

Worldwide, Ireland is renowned for its 12.5% corporation tax rate and in turn attracting multinational companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook. This influx of multinational corporations has proved beneficial with regard to job creation – the desired effect of…

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Skilled Workers Seek Refuge in Europe

  Business experts and leading economists state that Syrian refugees could provide numerous economic benefits for Europe. Many EU citizens have objected to the welcoming of refugees into Europe, stating that it could create a financial strain on a barely…

Lowry issues complaint over “not bad looking” note’s leak

A formal complaint has been lodged by Independent TD Michael Lowry concerning how a note he sent to the Taoiseach came to be in the public sphere. Last Wednesday the High Court was informed of the complaint by Mr Lowry’s…

Government Response to Constitutional Convention Reforms Amounts to Empty Political Lip Service

The fourth and final report from the Constitutional Convention on political reform in Ireland quietly passed through the Dáil this November with an ambiguity that broached apathy. The manner in which the government swept the Convention’s submissions through an almost…

Unemployment figures falling but youth unemployment on the rise

The Central Statistics Office reported that the number of people signed onto the Live Register has dropped over the last month.   It reported that the amount of people claiming unemployment benefit dropped slightly by 3, remedy 600. Currently there are 360,…