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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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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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EU to publish ‘guiding principles’ for upcoming Brexit talks on Ireland and Northern Ireland

7th September 2017

The EU is to publish “guiding principles” for upcoming Brexit talks on Ireland and Northern Ireland today. The paper will seek to drive home the message that the “onus” is on the UK to provide solutions to Brexit-induced problems on the island of Ireland. It will also try to tackle growing concerns that the UK […]

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EU to publish ‘guiding principles’ for upcoming Brexit talks on Ireland and Northern Ireland

7th September 2017

The EU is to publish “guiding principles” for upcoming Brexit talks on Ireland and Northern Ireland today. The paper will seek to drive home the message that the “onus” is on the UK to provide solutions to Brexit-induced problems on the island of Ireland. It will also try to tackle growing concerns that the UK […]

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New rollout to see West of Ireland towns becoming Ireland’s fastest broadband hotspots

7th September 2017

A number of rural towns are to become Ireland’s fastest fibre broadband hotspots in the next two years, outgunning Dublin, Cork, Limerick and other Irish cities. A new joint venture between telecoms firm Enet and energy company SSE is to connect 115,000 homes and businesses to fibre broadband that delivers speeds of 1,000Mbs, dwarfing existing […]

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New rollout to see West of Ireland towns becoming Ireland’s fastest broadband hotspots

7th September 2017

A number of rural towns are to become Ireland’s fastest fibre broadband hotspots in the next two years, outgunning Dublin, Cork, Limerick and other Irish cities. A new joint venture between telecoms firm Enet and energy company SSE is to connect 115,000 homes and businesses to fibre broadband that delivers speeds of 1,000Mbs, dwarfing existing […]

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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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Budget watchdog warns ‘overheating economy’ is real risk

5th September 2017

There is a “realistic possibility” that the economy will start to overheat in the coming years if the strong growth rates continue, the state’s budgetary watchdog has warned. It comes as the latest Exchequer data shows that tax revenues in August totalled €2.66bn – about €209m below expectations at this stage of the year, highlighting […]

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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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Beat green tax and rising energy bills by switching and using less

4th September 2017

Households across Ireland have become somewhat accustomed to mostly small but incremental increases in the cost of electricity over the last few years, but get quite a shock with the arrival of your next bill. That’s because the energy regulator has approved a massive 30pc hike in the ‘green’ levy on domestic energy bills that […]

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