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How to claim Tax Relief on Tuition fees paid for third level Education

4th October 2018

You can claim tax relief on fees (including the student contribution) that you have paid for third level education courses. You may be the student, or you may pay the fees on the student’s behalf. You can claim the relief if you have actually paid the fees.     No relief is available for: –…

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Everything, including CAP, will be hit if there is a hard Brexit

3rd October 2018

Everything will be hit, including CAP, if there is a hard Brexit, RTE Europe Editor Tony Connelly told a recent Brexit conference. “The EU budget would be impacted and CAP would come under attack,” Mr Connelly said, adding though, that he was of the view that the Commission didn’t want a radically cut CAP budget […]

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Thousands left without welfare payments after system crash causes delay

3rd October 2018

A European payments system crash left thousands of people without vital payments. People who receive social-welfare payments, such as child benefit and farm assist, found there were no funds in their accounts yesterday morning. An industry-wide issue affected European payments across a number of banks. People whose payments were due to be paid into accounts […]

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Dublin Information Sec 2018: Secure your company smartphones to guard against data breaches

1st October 2018

A little over a decade ago, the most popular mobile phone in use in businesses was the humble Nokia 6310i, famed for its near indestructibility and a battery life counted in days not hours. Today, everyone has a powerful computer in their pocket with the capability to connect to the internet, access work and personal […]

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Small firms fear Brexit tariffs and CAP budget cuts

1st October 2018

Tariffs, currency fluctuations and corporation tax were among the concerns raised by more than 230 small business owners and interest group representatives at a Brexit event yesterday. The event held in Loughrea, Co Galway, and organised by Supermac’s, was addressed by RTE Europe editor Tony Connelly, and Farmers Association president Joe Healy. Among the concerns […]

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Manufacturing growth falls in September

1st October 2018

Growth in the Irish manufacturing sector fell slightly in September. The Irish Manufacturing Purchasers Managers’ Index (PMI) recorded a reading of 56.3 for the month, down from the seven month high of 57.5 reported in August. Any reading over 50 is deemed growth. Overall, and the manufacturing sector continued to perform strongly in September, according […]

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Problem Solver: Do I really need to take a startup course to go out on my own after 15 years?

28th September 2018

Q Having worked for 15 years for an employer, I am now starting my own business. I am being encouraged to do a startup course, which I feel is unnecessary after my years in business. What do you think? A You are being given good advice. Most of these courses are run by your Local […]

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Jobs mainly done by men most likely to be hit by AI

28th September 2018

Traditionally male-orientated jobs are most likely to be impacted by advances in technology, according to a leading academic. As further advances in robots or artificial intelligence (AI) are developed, Professor Brian Fitzgerald, director of Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre, told the Irish Independent that jobs that involve “mundane” tasks will be most affected. […]

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Small firms fear Brexit tariffs and CAP budget cuts

28th September 2018

Tariffs, currency fluctuations and corporation tax were among the concerns raised by more than 230 small business owners and interest group representatives at a Brexit event yesterday. The event held in Loughrea, Co Galway, and organised by Supermac’s, was addressed by RTE Europe editor Tony Connelly, and Farmers Association president Joe Healy. Among the concerns […]

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Eight things to know about the pay-rise plan for public sector workers

25th September 2018

Public sector workers will benefit from changes to austerity-era cost-cutting measures as pay rises are on the way. Pay hikes worth €3,300 are on the way for more than 60,000 workers – but it may not be enough to avoid strikes. Here’s everything you need to know. What is the problem with recruits’ pay? The […]

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