‘Single Malt’, personal data breach at INM, and housing bubble or crisis?

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe says the Government will examine a tax loophole called the “Single Malt” which companies are now turning too after other structures were shut down in recent years. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe says the Government will examine a tax loophole called the “Single Malt” which companies are now turning too after other structures were shut down in recent years. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

 

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe says the Government will examine a tax loophole called the “Single Malt” which companies are now turning too after other structures were shut down in recent years. Suzanne Lynch spoke to the Minister in Washington.

The corporate watchdog examining governance at media group INM has broadened its inquiry to examine its handling of a potential personal data breach at the group, report Mark Paul.

CRH is looking at spending €20 million converting its former headquarters at Belgard Castle into a state of the art education centre for group employees. Joe Brennan has the details.

A senior ESRI researcher says there is no evidence that tens of thousands of Irish workers are working on zero hours contracts. Eoin Burke-Kennedy reports on why it’s so difficult to get an accurate number.

We may not have a housing bubble, Cliff Taylor writes, but we still have a housing crisis. And looking at yesterday’s ESRI report suggesting prices could rise 20 per cent over the next three years, he says there is precious little difference between them for people stuck trying to buy or rent a home.

Lisney is looking for offers of more than €7.5 million for the Fanagan Kerins furniture warehouse in Mount Merrion, which has planning permission for 48 apartments and four office suites over six storeys. Jack Fagan has the details.