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Workplace

Workplace Companies need to recognise that the overwhelmed, hyper-connected employee is a business concern

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SEAT

SEAT Spanish flair combined with German engineering have delivered a market share boost for SEAT

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Working Lunch: June 2014

Working Lunch: June 2014 Marcel's offers inventive Gallic cuisine in pleasing surroundings

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Property

Property Why does Ireland's property market lurch from crisis to crisis? Peter Stafford analyses the issues dogging the sector and suggests some remedies

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Marketing & Media: June 2014

Marketing & Media: June 2014 Sunday Business Post chief executive Paul Cooke says that there will always be a niche for the weekly title

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Company Law

Company Law The outcome of the Anglo Irish trial shows that ignorance of the law is no defence for company directors

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E-Commerce

E-Commerce Building a website used to be complicated. Now there are a plethora of pay as you go and free web templates to choose from

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Digital Companies

Digital Companies Dublin is a magnet for leading digital-related companies, propelling the capital's economy ahead of the rest of the country

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Working Lunch: May 2014

Working Lunch: May 2014 The Sussex is big on craft beers and just desserts

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Politics

Politics The fate of Paul Murphy in the European Parliament elections will reveal how far young urban voters are swinging to a socialist alternative

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility CSR can create long-term value for companies if the policy and practices are integrated across all parts of the business

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Employment

Employment Young people deciding on a career in business need to be aware of what defined role they are targeting

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Media & Marketing: May 2014

Media & Marketing: May 2014 Planning advertising campaigns and buying media has become technology-driven, though consumer insights still matter

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Economy

Economy There was no economic growth in Ireland last year, according to official GDP data. Most economists believe the reality is different

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E-Commerce

E-Commerce Folens wrote the book on education publishing and is finding its feet in the digital age

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Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines The expansion of Turkish Airlines' international route network mirrors Turkey's expansion in overseas trade

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Working Lunch: April 2014

Working Lunch: April 2014 Vintage Kitchen lets customers eat to their own beat

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Powerscourt Hotel

Powerscourt Hotel The Powerscourt Hotel outside Dublin is leaving behind its Ritz Carlton past with a ground-up rebranding

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Media & Marketing: April 2014

Media & Marketing: April 2014 Good is the enemy of great, because good means that the ads are just OK

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Business Legal Protection

Business Legal Protection Anti-competition clauses need to be drafted very carefully

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Labour Market

Labour Market More people are finding employment, though half the jobs growth in 2013 was as a result of individuals starting their own venture

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Citroen Shares

Citroen Shares Citroen is responding to European austerity by targeting new markets and tailoring its brand

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Working Lunch: March 2014

Working Lunch: March 2014 Toscana City Centre serves up quality Italian fare made from farm-fresh produce

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Media and Marketing: March 2014

Media and Marketing: March 2014 Advertisers are missing a trick in not trying harder to connect with older consumers

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Transatlantic Surge

Transatlantic Surge Dublin Airport enjoyed strong passenger growth in 2013 but it was a different story at regional airports

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Business Outlook

Business Outlook Businesses are warming to better economic prospects, even though more jobs were lost in state-funded companies last year than in 2012

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Examinership Lite

Examinership Lite Banks will have to alter their attitude if the localised examinership process is to meet government objectives

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Media & Marketing: February 2014

Media & Marketing: February 2014 Ireland's economic downturn has had no impact on the growth of Google's advertising business here

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Working Lunch: February 2014

Working Lunch: February 2014 A review of Italian restaurant Toscana City Centre

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Fastnet Oil and Gas shares

Fastnet Oil and Gas shares Fastnet Oil and Gas shares were marked down in 2013 and chairman Cathal Friel is hoping for some good luck in Morocco this year

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Tax Compliance

Tax Compliance There's a one in two chance that your company will be subject to some type of Revenue inquiry this year

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Storyful

Storyful Mark Little's startup Storyful delivered a happy ending for investors who backed the former news anchor's idea

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Blacknight's Farm

Blacknight's Farm Carlow used to be renowned for sugar beet. Now the town is home to a server farm as Blacknight expands its global business

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Bank Lending

Bank Lending Bank data suggests a tightening of credit through 2013

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Decline In Sales Value Across Most Retail Sectors

Decline In Sales Value Across Most Retail Sectors Though the retail industry generally is still under the cosh, some retail brands are in expansion mode on the high streets

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Switch To Save On Electricity Costs

Switch To Save On Electricity Costs Electricity prices in Ireland are way out of line with the rest of the EU. Switching supplier is one way to reduce the cost

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Hacking Growth From The Digital Thicket

Hacking Growth From The Digital Thicket Social media and digital marketing have spawned a host of job titles that didn't exist a few years ago

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Banking On BMW

Banking On BMW BMW uses its own 'bank' to provide car finance for its own brand and other marques as well

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Pensions

Pensions Working out the tax treatment of pension benefits has become fiendishly difficult after Budget 2014

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Best-Yielding Stocks

Best-Yielding Stocks With deposit rates on the floor, equities that pay dividends are an increasingly attractive option for investors

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Tony Ryan Biography

Tony Ryan Biography Tony Ryan's story illustrates the fact that even exceptional businessmen can make catastrophic mistakes

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Where's The Money?

Where's The Money? Thomas Byrne was convicted of Ireland's largest ever bank fraud. But what did the swindler do with the money?

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Irish Stock Picks 2014

Irish Stock Picks 2014 Barry Dixon of Davy picks ten stocks with promise for 2014

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Crowded Media Market

Crowded Media Market Launched in the trough of the recession, Radio Nova has made good progress in a crowded market

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Mincon Group IPO

Mincon Group IPO Drill bits specialist Mincon Group has raised €50m with a rare Irish IPO. Sponsoring broker Davy is hoping that other successful SMEs will take note

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Media Trends

Media Trends Advertising spend was soft early in the year but there has been an improvement in the second half

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Broker Commissions

Broker Commissions The business model for financial advisers that relies on upfront commissions is under increasing threat

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Budget 2014

Budget 2014 Experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers summarise Budget 2014's main measures and their impact on business and incomes

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William Martin Murphy

William Martin Murphy On the centenary of the 1913 Lockout in Dublin, historian Andy Bielenberg profiles the businessman who stood up to Jim Larkin

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Strategic Default

Strategic Default Mortgage default is a contagion that is still spreading. Central Bank data reveals why so many borrowers have stopped paying back the bank

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Three Gobbles Up O2

Three Gobbles Up O2 Hong Kong-owned Three is set to jump from number four to a number two position in Ireland's mobile market after agreeing terms to purchase O2

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Google's Tax Avoidace

Google's Tax Avoidace Google's tax avoidance strategies are perfectly legal. But the company's ethics are under increasing scrutiny

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Dealing With Debt

Dealing With Debt When car dealer George Mordaunt's business went bust, he owed the banks €17m. Here he describes the 'resolution' process

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Austerity

Austerity The clamour against austerity is growing louder across Europe. But what's the alternative?

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BAI Sound & Vision

BAI Sound & Vision Television and radio programme makers enjoy an enormous annual public subsidy, even though much of their output is for tiny audiences

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Irish Dail Mail

Irish Dail Mail Establishing the Daily Mail in Ireland required a large investment. Not all the money was well spent, admits managing director Paul Henderson

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Self Employed PRSI

Self Employed PRSI The social insurance system provides great value for self-employed people on average earnings. Now they'll have to chip in a bit more

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CEO Remuneration

CEO Remuneration The bosses who run Ireland's plcs: how much do they earn and and how have their shares have been performing

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Banks Bailout

Banks Bailout Depositors benefited more than bond holders when the state bailed out Ireland's banks in 2008

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New State Pension Rules

New State Pension Rules The contributory state pension currently has an actuarial value of €300,000. Self-employed people have to be careful about maintaining a history of PRSI contributions

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Anglo's Hostage

Anglo's Hostage Sean Quinn Junior was jailed as a consequence of Anglo Irish Bank allegedly lending money to prop up its share price. There's an irony in there somewhere,

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McKillen v. The Barcalys

McKillen v. The Barcalys Inside the battle for control of Claridge's, The Connaught and The Berkeley hotels in London

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National Debt Crisis

National Debt Crisis Such is the scale of the National Dent that the government can't afford to lose the referendum on the fiscal compact treaty.

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Tax Burden

Tax Burden The income tax paid by 7,340 of Ireland's most successful business people is the same amount as the income tax paid by 1.5 million of their fellow citizens.

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Bank Credit

Bank Credit Are the banks lending to SMEs or not? They are, but most of the lending is restructuring of existing debt, and the amount of outstanding credit is still contracting.

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Promissory Note Shuffle

Promissory Note Shuffle The Irish government's pledge to pay Anglo Irish Bank's liabilities is a huge annual drain on Exchequer resources. How Michael Noonan kicked the can down the road

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Johnny Ronan

Johnny Ronan Nama is trying to pull the rug from under flamboyant property developer Johnny Ronan and his business partner Richard Barrett. But the duo like nothing better than a legal scrap.

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Siteserv

Siteserv Siteserv plc was loaded down with €150m borrowings from Anglo Irish Bank. Now that the debt has disappeared, new owner Denis O'Brien has a nice little earner

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The Long Bust

The Long Bust The pace of Ireland's property bust, which started nearly five years ago, has accelerated in recent months

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Cowen's Legacy

Cowen's Legacy Brian Cowen continues to get a media kicking but the former Taoiseach deserves some credit for taking tough decisions

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Anglo Irish v. Tom Browne

Anglo Irish v. Tom Browne Distressed Anglo Irish Bank borrowers will be watching with interest the outcome of the bank's lawsuit against Tom Browne

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Mick Wallace

Mick Wallace Inside the Wexford TD's €40m development spree that came unstuck

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Moriarty Tribunal Report

Moriarty Tribunal Report The report of the Moriarty Tribunal unpicked every step of the mobile phone licence award to Esat Digifone in 1995. The findings provide a fascinating insight into how Denis O'Brien landed the big prize

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Fianna Fail's Meltdown

Fianna Fail's Meltdown Fianna Fail suffered its worst ever drubbing in General Election 2011. Former minister Conor Lenihan why and how it all went so terribly wrong

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Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff One of the unresolved puzzles surrounding Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme fraud is how he got away for it for so long. Yanky Fachler has been delving into some of the many books written about the scam

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The Banks Guarantee

The Banks Guarantee Brian Lenihan insists there is no alternative to the huge burden on Ireland's public finances caused by the banking bailout. But the bond markets fear the next government will think differently

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Tax Attack

Tax Attack A small minority of income earners pay most of the income tax collected in Ireland. What's fair about that, wonders Nick Mulcahy

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What Price Irish Bonds?

What Price Irish Bonds? The yield to maturity on Ireland's government bonds is among the highest in the developed world. But can you trust the Republic to cough up?

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Cutting Welfare

Cutting Welfare Fairness to taxpayers demands that the government should cut payment rates for welfare entitlements and handouts before they bankrupt the country

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Seanie's Bonkers Deals

Seanie's Bonkers Deals Sean FitzPatrick was once a very rich man. Then he embarked on an investment splurge that ended in ruin.

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The Long Downturn

The Long Downturn The global recession was triggered by the financial crisis. But American economist Robert Brenner argues that it is symptomatic of a more fundamental crisis in the capitalist system.

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What Did We Do Right?

What Did We Do Right? John Sweeney reflects on the positives from the Celtic Tiger years, why nobody in government saw the bust coming and why public sector workers should cease seeking scapegoats

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Effective Credit Control

Effective Credit Control Experts in credit control reveal how they they collect on outstanding invoices

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Farmer Handouts

Farmer Handouts Farmers would be in the poor house without handouts from the EU and Irish taxpayers. Yet still they voted to banjax Europe's progress

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Twitter

Twitter Twitter may prove to be a fad, but it's the easiest of social networking sites to use and lots of companies are making their presence felt. Business Plus explains the potential benefits and what's involved

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Michael O'Leary

Michael O'Leary Ryanair is the most notable Irish business success story of the past decade, and it wouldn't have happened without chief executive Michael O'Leary, our pick as CEO of the Decade. But where does he go from here?

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Breifne O'Brien

Breifne O'Brien While investors who parked their cash with Breifne O'Brien seek to recoup their money, Anglo Irish Bank has fought its way through the courts to the head of the queue. Nick Mulcahy follows the money

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CK Prahalad

CK Prahalad Indian-born academic CK Prahalad recently topped a respected ranking of the world's Top 50 management gurus. Yanky Fachler explains why Prahalad is so influential, as well as listing his top ten thinkers

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The Best Advice I Ever Got

The Best Advice I Ever Got 2006: Business Plus asked some leading executives and entrepreneurs about the best piece of advice they received during their business careers

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The Public Pay Premium

The Public Pay Premium 2009: Years of national pay agreements and benchmarking have resulted in the gap between private and public sector pay widening dramatically

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Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland 2008: Even though it has its supporters, such as DCU professor Brian McCraith, what benefit has the economy reaped from the €1 billion ploughed into Science Foundation Ireland?

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Golden Rules

Golden Rules Business Plus canvassed the views of top managers in large corporates and SMEs about what single business mantra they've come to appreciate and follow


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