Credit unions €90m pension hole, new ideas on housing, and tax plan in doubt

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The Irish League of Credit Unions is proposing to release ¤30 million from its rainy-day fund for members under efforts to help plug a hole in its pension scheme, which has ballooned to about €90 million. Joe Brennan reports

If the Republican Party in the United States takes back control of Congress in elections next November it will not agree to increases in corporate taxation, a former top figure in the Donald Trump administration has forecast. Martin Wall has the details.

On a related topic, Martin Wall and Cliff Taylor detail how significant doubts hang over the OECD's proposal for a 15 per cent minimum global corporate tax rate, with no certainty that the plan will be approved by legislators in the United States. Is there a Plan B to tax big business?

The need to house thousands of Ukrainians displaced by the war with Russia could be the catalyst for some new thinking on house building here, writes our columnist John FitzGerald.


In Wild Geese, Cavan academic Conor Doherty is enjoying the cultural and social aspects of life in Kazakhstan. Barbara McCarthy tells his story.

Football clubs are influencers and need to cut their crypto ties, according to Chris Cook of the Financial Times.

It's time for employers to allow for the menopause, writes Olive Keogh in our weekly Work of Work feature.

After almost two years of working at home with her family, Emma Jacobs of the Financial Times says it's good to finally spend quality time with her office relatives.

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Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times