BPFI warns over bankers’ bonuses, Grant Thornton jobs and the dangers of mass surveillance

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Low prices made Uber into a global sensation. Now they threaten its future.

Low prices made Uber into a global sensation. Now they threaten its future.

 

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) has warned members of the Oireachtas finance committee that planned new laws to make it easier to hold financial firm managers accountable for failings under their watch “cannot operate effectively” as long as a ban on bonuses remains in place. Joe Brennan has the details.

Grant Thornton Ireland is hiring an extra 1,000 staff to meet surging demand for accountancy and professional services, writes Barry O’Halloran.

TG4 spent ¤25.8 million on creative services in 2020, with the majority of this sum spent on commissioning content from regional independent production companies, according to its annual report for the “exceptionally challenging” year. Laura Slattery reports.

Shared micromobility operator Lime is to invest ¤10 million in its Irish operations following the Government’s approval of draft legislation to legalise e-scooters on Irish roads. Charlie Taylor reports.

Karlin Lillington, in her weekly column, warns us that Apple’s phone surveillance technology could be the tip of the iceberg.

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Under the Government’s recently published ‘Housing For All’ plan, the Land Development Agency has a big role to play in delivering badly-needed affordable housing in Ireland. On our Inside Business podcast Ciarán Hancock talks to the LDA’s chief executive John Coleman about the details of how the agency plans to fulfil that ambition.

Cantillon is alarmed at the prospect of the target of keeping global warming to within 1.5 degrees will not be met.

Columnist Chris Horn wonders how, in a thousand years, can we ensure that our digital culture and social artefacts will be available to historians?

Ciara O’Brien takes the Oral B iO9 for a test run and swears her teeth have never felt cleaner.

Facial recognition computers have found an unlikely new niche: scanning the faces of thousands of British pupils in school canteens, writes Cynthia O’Murchu.

Low prices made Uber into a global sensation. Now they threaten its future, writes Elaine Moore and David Lee

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