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14 12, 2014

Abolishing USC ‘fanciful’ says Rabbitte

By | 2014-12-14T22:34:58+00:00 December 14th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Pat Rabbitte said the Government is concentrating on tackling the erosion of living standards Labour TD Pat Rabbitte has said the notion that you could abolish the Universal Social Charge was "fanciful" as it brings in €4bn per year. Asked about SIPTU's call to abolish the tax, he said the Government's [...]

11 12, 2014

Ombudsman says HIQA did not pass on complaints

By | 2014-12-11T10:50:36+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

1 of 3 Footage showed residents being slapped, kicked, and shouted at The Ombudsman said HIQA does not have power to investigate complaints RTÉ footage showed residents of unit 3 being allegedly abused The Ombudsman has said his office could have carried out an investigation if the Health Information and Quality [...]

3 11, 2014

EU says east Ukraine vote an obstacle to peace

By | 2014-11-03T01:42:33+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

1 of 3 People cast their vote in the city of Sedove, Donetsk region The elections are based around the two main rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Lugansk Alexander Zakharchenko is expected to be confirmed in his post in Donetsk Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on Russia not to recognise [...]

23 10, 2014

PM says Canada ‘will never be intimidated’

By | 2014-10-23T06:51:36+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed last night to redouble the nation's fight against "terrorist organisations" after a soldier was shot dead in the capital and parliament was stormed by an assailant. "Canada will never be intimidated," Mr Harper told the nation in a televised address. "In fact, this will lead [...]

7 10, 2014

Former minister says Irish Water ‘abjectly failed’

By | 2014-10-07T10:13:15+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Former Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Fergus O'Dowd has said Irish Water has “abjectly failed” in its approach to introducing water charges. As Minister of State, Mr O'Dowd helped establish Irish Water. In an article in the Irish Independent, Mr O'Dowd said the company has come across as [...]

16 09, 2014

Tánaiste says Sinn Féin seeking ‘welfare economy’

By | 2014-09-16T04:11:04+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Headlines|0 Comments

Joan Burton said similar schemes had been successful in the past and 'not hugely costly' Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton has confirmed that the Government is strongly supportive of a proposal to introduce a back-to-work dividend in the upcoming Budget. The scheme will allow parents who take up low-paid [...]

23 08, 2014

Ryanair says it can turn around Cyprus Airways

By | 2014-08-23T09:49:01+00:00 August 23rd, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Friday 22 August 2014 15.40 Ryanair has submitted a plan to turn struggling Cyprus Airways into a profitable operation Ryanair has submitted a plan to turn for-sale Cyprus Airways into a profitable operation by increasing passenger traffic by 500% over three years.  Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary said with the help [...]

22 08, 2014

Yellen says US job market still hampered

By | 2014-08-22T18:35:42+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Friday 22 August 2014 15.19 1 of 3 US Fed chief Janet Yellen says unemployment rate alone is not enough to evaluate the strength of the US jobs market World's central bankers gather in Jackson Hole in Wyoming ECB chief Mario Draghi coming under pressure to bring in QE in the [...]

17 08, 2014

Viridian says no decision on IPO made

By | 2014-08-17T01:33:31+00:00 August 17th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Friday 15 August 2014 12.40 Viridian says it has made no decision on IPO Irish energy firm Viridian Group has said it has made no decision to proceed with a floation of the company. This follows reports from Reuters which said that its owner - Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank - has hired [...]

24 07, 2014

Budget adjustment of €2bn not needed, says Howlin

By | 2014-07-24T06:37:51+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Business|0 Comments

Ireland > Politics > Budget Wednesday 23 July 2014 22.29 Brendan Howlin said the economy had grown better than expected Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin has said the Government will have a less demanding Budget than expected for 2015 because the economy has grown. Speaking on his way into Cabinet [...]