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Mick O'Keeffe, Pembroke Slattery Group

Mick O'Keeffe, Pembroke Slattery Group PR consultant Mick O'Keeffe explains why he bought Pembroke Communications to team up with his father-in-law's business

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Hotels

Hotels Hotels to the value of €350m are expected to change hands through 2014

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Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland Enterprise Ireland paid over €90,000,000 to hundreds of companies last year, many of which had ample cash of their own to fund their investment objectives

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Central Bank Clampdown

Central Bank Clampdown The Central Bank is now telling financial firms how they should pay their staff and brokers are next in the firing line

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Telco Tussles

Telco Tussles Competition in communications markets is heating up due to new entrants, triple-play bundles and investment in next-generation networks

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Jim Cassidy, Isobar

Jim Cassidy, Isobar When Jim Cassidy's digital agency went through a rough patch, he refocused the business. His reward was being snapped up by a multinational

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Lloyds Make The Leap

Lloyds Make The Leap How do you buy a business with turnover of €51m? Have a chat with Harry Parkinson in Close Brothers

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Dublin's Digital Cluster

Dublin's Digital Cluster Dublin is a magnet for American digital-related companies. Here's a roundup of the latest arrivals

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DecaWave's Fundraising Heroics

DecaWave's Fundraising Heroics Angel investors flocked to the Dublin chip maker before it had even launched a product. Now lots of fingers are crossed

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Working Lunch: The Sussex

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

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Pay As You Go Websites

Pay As You Go Websites 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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Next Generation Recruitment

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

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Tim Griffiths, OMD

Tim Griffiths, OMD Planning advertising campaigns and buying media has become technology-driven, though consumer insights still matter

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Economy Puzzle

Economy Puzzle 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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Clevernotes

Clevernotes Folens wrote the book on education publishing and is finding its feet in the digital age

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Turkish Airlines' Global Footprint

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

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Working Lunch: Vintage Kitchen

Working Lunch: Vintage Kitchen 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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Gary Brown, Target McConnells

Gary Brown, Target McConnells Good is the enemy of great, because good means that the ads are just OK

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Why CSR Matters

Why CSR Matters Brian O'Neill of Friends First says CSR can create long-term value for companies

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Breifne O'Brien

Breifne O'Brien From 2010: the efforts by Anglo Irish Bank to get to the top of the creditors queue for fraudster Breifne O'Brien

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Workplace Stress

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

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SEAT Ireland

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

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Working Lunch: Marcel's

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

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Fixing The Property Market

Fixing The Property Market 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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Paul Cooke, Sunday Business Post

Paul Cooke, Sunday Business Post Sunday Business Post chief executive Paul Cooke says that there will always be a niche for the weekly title

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Legal Lessons From Anglo Trial

Legal Lessons From Anglo Trial The outcome of the Anglo Irish trial shows that ignorance of the law is no defence for company directors

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Business Guru CK Prahalad

Business Guru 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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Anti-Competition Clauses

Anti-Competition Clauses Anti-competition clauses in employee contracts need to be drafted very carefully

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Labour Market 2014

Labour Market 2014 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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Paul Murphy, Socialist

Paul Murphy, Socialist 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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Citroen Ireland

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

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Working Lunch: Toscana

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

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Andy Pierce, Mediavest

Andy Pierce, Mediavest Advertisers are missing a trick in not trying harder to connect with older consumers

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Dublin Airport 2013

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

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Business Outlook 2014

Business Outlook 2014 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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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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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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Shane Nolan, Google Ireland

Shane Nolan, Google Ireland Ireland's economic downturn has had no impact on the growth of Google's advertising business here

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Working Lunch: Forest Avenue

Working Lunch: Forest Avenue Our reviewer is impressed by the standard of cuisine at this startup restaurant off Mespil Road in D4

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Fastnet Oil and Gas

Fastnet Oil and Gas Fastnet 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's Happy Ending

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

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Blacknight Solutions

Blacknight Solutions Carlow used to be renowned for sugar beet. Now the town is home to a server farm as Blacknight Solutions 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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Retail Sector Overview

Retail Sector Overview 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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Ireland's Pricey Electricity

Ireland's Pricey Electricity 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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AA's New Digital Supremo

AA's New Digital Supremo Social media and digital marketing have spawned a host of job titles that didn't exist a few years ago

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BMW Car Finance

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

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CEO of the Decade: Michael O'Leary

CEO of the Decade: 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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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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Tomas Byrne: Where's The Money?

Tomas Byrne: 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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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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Sean Quinn Junior

Sean Quinn Junior 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 Barclays

McKillen v. The Barclays 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 On The Few

Tax Burden On The Few 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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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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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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