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The fight against dirty money

Ireland has been criticised by international experts for our vulnerability to money laundering, and Garda specialists are well aware of the risk posed by the vast sums moving through our funds sector

When Ulster Bank was fined €3.325 million for having poor anti-money laundering systems ...

2019-11-21 09:37 open_in_new
New Central Bank chief hints at no change to mortgage rules

In his first speech since taking up his role in September, Gabriel Makhlouf said the focus of the bank would be to ensure the economy remained resilient

The new governor of the Central Bank has hinted there will be no changes to the increasingly unpopular mortgage rules.

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2019-11-21 09:37 open_in_new
Formula One investor CVC buys chunk of Guinness Pro14

The deal is speculated to be worth in the region of £100 million and involve a 27 per cent stake

Private equity giant CVC Capital Partners has bought into the Guinness Pro14, its Irish holding company confirmed.

The deal is speculated to be worth in the region of £100 ...

2019-11-19 13:31 open_in_new
Rise in State pension age is becoming a big political issue

"SIPTU have pointed out that workers aged 66 will lose €45 per week"

The increase in the retirement age was approved with very little fuss during the recession – but it is only becoming a big political issue now.

That is because it did not affect anyone when ...

2019-11-19 09:19 open_in_new
Phoenix Talent Talks Podcast - Episode 1 - Winning the war for talent

Sunday Business Post media and marketing reporter Elaine O'Regan is joined by Phoenix Founder Ed Rossiter, Accenture’s Audrey O’Mahony & Louise Mooney of DMS Governance

In the first episode of the new Phoenix Talent Talks podcast, Elaine O’Regan talks “winning the ...

2019-11-19 08:16 open_in_new
Top agency suspends Maximum Media contracts amid row over podcast’s reach

Ireland’s largest media agency has suspended its contracts with publisher Maximum Media after claims that listenership figures on sponsored content were falsely inflated

Ireland’s largest media agency has suspended its contracts with publisher Maximum Media after ...

2019-11-17 10:04 open_in_new
Movers & Shakers

eShopWorld has made two senior appointments. Conor O’Kane is joining the company as chief information officer. Before this appointment, he was head of technology at Travelport for three years and chief operating officer at Travelport Digital, formerly Mobile Travel Technologies, for four ...

2019-11-17 07:58 open_in_new
Khalaf, the first female editor of the FT, to succeed Barber

Last week, in a much-anticipated announcement, the FT said that Lionel Barber would step down as editor in January after 14 years

The best job I will ever have was at the Financial Times, a great British newspaper which employed me between 1994 and 2017. In those years I was posted to ...

2019-11-17 07:58 open_in_new
City council boss would like to axe trees over injury claims

The chief executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan has said that he would cut down every roadside tree in the capital to reduce the exposure of the local authority to personal injuries claims

The chief executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan has said that he would cut down every ...

2019-11-17 05:52 open_in_new
Gallagher aims for a bite of the meat-free market

The managing director of Gallagher’s Bakery, which employs 300 staff at its Donegal-based manufacturing facility, has developed a range of plant-based products that replicate the taste and texture of chicken, pork, beef and duck

Donegal food entrepreneur Declan Gallagher is making a ...

2019-11-17 04:49 open_in_new
Views of Dublin Bay and fresh air: home lives up to its seafaring name

The effect of air pollution on our health and general wellbeing is increasingly making headlines. How long before we see ‘air quality’ ratings listed alongside price and BER on property particulars?

The effect of air pollution on our health and general wellbeing is increasingly ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
On the market

Our round-up of the best homes currently on offer

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2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
Regency Residence returns to market

While it was in need of refurbishment, it was evident that the 576 square metre, 18th-century family home had been well maintained throughout the previous 52-year period

One often wonders what will become of a grand but dreadfully tired period residence once it has been acquired by a new, ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
Listed fixer-upper on banks of Liffey in Islandbridge

Guiding €475,000 with REA Ed Dempsey estate agents, Fountain Lodge is all about its location

A protected structure, sometimes known as a listed building or a building with a ‘preservation order’, is a structure which a planning authority considers to be of special interest from an ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
Playing by his own rules: Warren Gatland talks career highs and lows

In a career of highs and lows coaching Ireland and then Wales, Warren Gatland has never shied away from making tough or unpopular decisions. Garry Doyle finds him ready to engage

Warren Gatland makes a quiet entry. Through the doors, past the tray-carrying waiter, across the plush carpet. ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
A picture of strength: In conversation with artist and activist Joe Caslin

Activist, artist, secondary school teacher: Joe Caslin’s extraordinary mix makes him one of the most important voices in Irish culture right now

It’s 7am, April 11, 2015. On the corner of the junction of South Great George’s Street and Dame Street, Dublin’s commuter traffic is ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
Living it up in Co Down

Mountain views, seaside walks and spectacular sunrises are all in abundance in this quiet corner of the North, and can be enjoyed in style from the historic Slieve Donard hotel

Jesus wept. I know they’re the Mountains of Mourne! And yes I know they sweep down to the sea! Will you stop ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
What diplomat Samantha Power said next

Obama’s former UN ambassador, Dublin-raised Samantha Power, reveals a lot of herself in her new memoir. But in the tough world of politics, relying on colleagues and friends is a rule she lives by, she tells Nadine O’Regan

Samantha Power nearly lost the most important job of ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
Is retirement old hat?

In this era of uncertainty, retirement can feel like an unattainable aspiration. Are we all destined to work into our twilight years or is there another way? Hannah O’Brien investigates what the future looks like for the average 40-year-old today

When did you start thinking ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
Hibernia Reit boss: WeWork problems not hurting market

Hibernia was reportedly in talks with WeWork for the American company to lease two of its high-profile buildings in the Dublin docklands

The head of commercial property giant Hibernia Reit has said the problems of WeWork are not hurting the Irish office market. Hibernia was reportedly in ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new
Fineos floats on Australian market for half the expected cost

The Dublin-based company had expected to incur costs of €10.7 million from its listing in Sydney, which raised about €130 million to fund its expansion plans and allow shareholders to cash out

Irish software company Fineos shaved almost half of the costs off its flotation on the ...

2019-11-17 03:46 open_in_new