Joe Duffy Motors’ sales, tips to save on your energy bills, and Budget 2022 is here

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Budget 2022 will be unveiled today by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath. Jennifer Bray from our political staff has rounded up everything we know so far about this year's budget.

One of the biggest car sales groups in the country, Joe Duffy Motors, shrugged off the pandemic and last year's lockdowns to grow its sales and profits in 2020 as more people switched to buying luxury motors online. Mark Paul has the details.

Personio, a HR tech company with its headquarters in Munich, could create considerably more than the 500 or so jobs already envisaged at its Dublin operation, co-founder and chief executive Hanno Renner has said. Charlie Taylor reports.

Web Summit is suing a co-founder of the business for allegedly secretly setting up an investment fund for his own personal gain by using the resources of the business. According to our court report, the claims by Web Summit's Paddy Cosgrave are denied by David Kelly, who is counter suing.


As energy prices soar, Joanne Hunt offers some simple tips on ways to reduce your energy bills over the winter.

In Q&A, a couple relocating to Ireland from the United States wonder if working here for the next 15 years will get them a full State pension. Dominic Coyle has the answer.

Returning to the theme of the budget, Cantillon wonders if it might provide some respite on the cost-of-living squeeze most of us are feeling as we emerge from pandemic restrictions.

In media and marketing, Laura Slattery looks at Sony's tactics in the release of Adele's comeback album.

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Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times