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PAUL MILLS: Is this the end for zero-hour contracts?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wants to legislate to ban zero-hour contracts and to promote employment conditions that deliver well-paid jobs with pensions, writes Paul Mills

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JOE GILL: Savings advice is down as a top gift this Christmas

We are closing in on the end of 2017 and those who have to take responsibility for managing their own savings, wealth and pensions need to check what progress, if any, they have made this year, writes Joe Gill

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: Cracks starting to show in judicial system

Delays and high costs linked to the filing of cases are causing cracks to appear in Ireland’s judicial system, damaging the country’s legal competitiveness in the process, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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BRIAN KEEGAN: Self-employed can’t afford to be sloppy with tax

They pay more but self-employed must still comply, writes Brian Keegan

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JOHN DALY: Gin could be just the tonic the drinks industry needs

Ireland is now one of the world’s top 10 gin-drinking nations, writes John Daly

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GEOFF PERCIVAL: Kerry Group narrows earnings expectation

Kerry Group shares rose nearly 3% despite management cutting the upper limit of its full-year earnings expectations, writes Geoff Pervical.

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JOE GILL: Unprecedented travel boom risks wrecking Irish tourism

Dubrovnik, Porto, Barcelona, and the Cliffs of Moher are some of the most attractive tourism locations in Europe. They are also becoming some of the most overcrowded and that has implications for the industry and policymakers alike, writes Joe Gill.

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PAUL MILLS: Bankers abused our trust

We’re not going to be fobbed off by the banks quite so easily this time, writes Paul Mills.

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EAMON QUINN: Finance Bill signals new workload for firms on PAYE

Employers face a considerable more work under measures in the Finance Bill detailing the new monthly information they will be obliged to provide to Revenue for access by staff online, writes Eamon Quinn.

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GEOFF PERCIVAL: Pernod Ricard pins growth targets on Jameson boost

French drinks company Pernod Ricard has said it expects further good sales growth in its current financial year, largely driven by the performance of Jameson whiskey in the US and Europe.

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PAUL MILLS: Delays over tracker scandal

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last week warned the banks to repay the thousands of people ensnared in the tracker mortgage scandal “and apologise”.

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GEOFF PERCIVAL: Longer working lives could boost economy by €15bn

Ireland’s economy could be boosted by around €15bn over the next 20 years or so if more people over the age of 55 were working, according to a new study by PwC.

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GEOFF PERCIVAL: Ryanair rehires pilots boss to ‘transform’ rostering

Ryanair has reappointed its previous pilots and punctuality chief to lead what it calls “a significant transformation” in the way it rewards and interacts with its pilots, after the recent rostering problems which led it to cancel more than 2,000 flights in the past six weeks.

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JOE GILL: Eating habits give food for thought to Irish suppliers

A revolution is taking place in the way food is sold and consumed across the world. The traditional system whereby consumers visited large supermarkets, trucked around aisles, and queued at a check-out desk is under extreme pressure.

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GEOFF PERCIVAL: Export value growth sinks to lowest level this year

Ireland is still expected to generate another record annual trade surplus this year despite new CSO figures showing export value growth sunk to its lowest level of the year in August.

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EAMON QUINN: Tracker scandal may ensnare ‘up to 30,000’

As many as 30,000 customers could have been overcharged by banks for their tracker mortgages and the costs of provisioning set aside by banks will inevitably rise, according to the financial adviser who first uncovered the scandal.

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JOHN DALY: Wake-up call when cybercrime gets closer to home

If there were still people who believed that cybercrime was a concern solely of big business and multinational corporations, the events of last week represented a rude awakening. 

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OLIVER MANGAN: Markets expect ECB rates to stay low for a long while yet

THE long period of monetary easing appears to be coming to an end, apart from in Japan.

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PAUL MILLS: Homes are taxed already

One could ask why there should be capital gains on the sale of the family home. There are lots of reasons why not.

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JOE GILL: The dream of a clean exit begins to sour for Brexiteers

James Chapman is a name that may not be obvious to you but his intervention in the Brexit debate is a profoundly important one.

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: New book offers a practical guide to assist families experiencing dyspraxia

A guide offers help in school, writes Helen O’Callaghan

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OLIVER MANGAN: UK interest rate hikes to depend on Brexit talks

The June 2016 vote for Brexit has slowed down the UK economy in the first half of 2017. GDP rose 0.2% in the first quarter and 0.3% in the second quarter, down from 0.5% and 0.7% in the final two-quarters of last year, Oliver Mangan.

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BRIAN LUCEY: Charging point incentives could ramp up electric vehicle sales

Ireland has an opportunity to position itself as a leader in an emerging technology, or perhaps a re-emerging one, writes Brian Lucey.

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TRISH DROMEY: Restored Hearing: Dublin firm breaks sound barrier

Restored Hearing is turning its focus to noise reduction aids for industry, writes Trish Dromey

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KYRAN FITZGERALD: Ireland needs grown-up SME policies

Brexit may well hold hidden benefits for Irish trade, but the Government needs to work hard to
unearth them rather than merely wait for them to arrive, writes Kyran Fitzgerald

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BRIAN LUCEY: Back to the natural look with make-up for Spring/Summer 17

Take your cue from the SS17 catwalks with soft, earthy shades on eyes, lips and cheeks, says Katie Wright

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GEOFF PERCIVAL: GAA Podcast: Páirc Nua, sweeping statements and Cork's dying sting

Anthony Daly and John Fogarty review the weekend's championship action in PaperTalk.

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GEOFF PERCIVAL: Sergio Garcia’s way beginning to pay

To be sure, Sergio Garcia’s fifth major championship round as a major champion didn’t go quite as well as he would have hoped. 

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