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 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe presents Budget 2021 at 1pm on Tuesday.

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Will pensioners get their customary €5 in the budget?

Big increase to the health budget expected as well as a VAT cut for hospitality sector

In his weekly column John FitzGerald points out that increased public spending during the Covid-19 crisis is being balanced out by private savings.

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Aldi is expanding its delivery options.

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Start-up companies are facing ongoing issues claiming research and development tax credits and some could go out of business before they receive full refunds, experts have warned.

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Which TV package is right for you?

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World of Work: Managers who rely heavily on large-group video calls are failing to communicate amid a steep learning curve.

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What is a good night’s sleep worth?

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The group behind The Irish Times made an operating profit of €3.82 million before exceptional items in 2019, up 46 per cent compared to the €2.61 million recorded the previous year.

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Ciara O’Brien warns us that fake news is getting harder to spot.

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Working from home is not all its cracked up to be.

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The poll suggested that 23% of parents believe they will suffer from increased financial strain sending their children to school due to the economic impact of the pandemic. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

One in four say back to school costs increased as result of the pandemic, new survey says

Cantillon is aghast at the latest public transport advice.

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Askaboutmoney.com founder Brendan Burgess argues that the banks are in the right to charge interest on mortgages which are on a Covid-19-induced break.

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Garnishes for gins and tonic, vegan cheese, and cashew nut-based desserts are just three of the products launched by some of Ireland’s latest crop of food and drink entrepreneurs.

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Prevention is better that cure when it comes to mortgage approval.

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Will our office lives ever return to normal?

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There is plenty of software out there for your laptop that is free of charge.

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Has Warren Buffett lost his touch?

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Gaming is the big winner in Covid-19 crisis.

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Karlin Lillington says that the HSE’s data breach bodes ill for the contact tracing app.

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Covid-19 lockdowns are hitting Irish whiskey sales, distillers have warned.

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Covid-19 lockdowns are hitting Irish whiskey sales while about 400 of the industry’s jobs are in the balance, distillers warn.

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What do data centres really cost?

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The pointless participant is a scourge of any meeting but on video calls it is worse.

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Web Log invites us to dive into Neil Gaiman’s archive of cool stuff.

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Pilita Clark: New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is a straight talker.

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Olive Keogh meets the new Irish technology companies which may play a key strategic role in disease prevention.

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What are the benefits of working from home?

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A deserted Dublin on St Patrick’s Day.

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Cork native Emer Downing joins the Inside Business podcast on the line from her home in Bergamo, Italy, to speak about daily life under lockdown.

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Is working from home all it’s cracked up to be?

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A near-empty flight. Our Inside Business podcast asks how much damage will the viyrs outbreak do to our economy?

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Eoin Burke-Kenney, in our Bottom Line column, argues that there might be an economic silver lining to the coronavirus crisis.

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In her weekly column Karlin Lillington tells us we shouldn’t be fooled by Facebook’s ‘regulate us, please’ media blitz.

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X-Factor hopefuls queuing for auditions.

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Pilita Clark: “Ultimately, working from home is neither as bad nor as brilliant as it is often said to be.”

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Why do business people covet golf courses?

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Beware of the telephone scammer.

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Paddy Cosgrave pokes the Irish media.

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IBM says it can make batterise from seawater.

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Energy suppliers have no immediate plans to cut household charges despite falls in wholesale electricity and natural gas prices.

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The IFSC in Dublin. The financial services sector continued to outperform in terms of total activity growth at the end of 2019.

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Budget 2020 is there, of course, but who else made it into the big leagues?

Is the bull market about to end?

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Chris Horn says it’s time to abandon commuting.

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Global corporations seem to be getting their environmental act together better than governments.

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The Chester Beatty is digitising its collection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

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Who hasn’t made a mistake at work?

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Laura Slattery: Frozen is bent on world domination, again.

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Will climate change alter the way we work?

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Will Gabriel Makhlouf follow Mark Carney’s lead?

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The e Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland  has expansion plans.

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When Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe gets to his feet at 1pm on Tuesday we will be there.

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Cantillon ponders the appointment of low-profile Irishman Ken Murphy to the top spot at Tesco.

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John FitzGerald says that Irish beef farmers are doomed.

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Kennedy Wilson has submitted planning documentation to An Bord Pleanála, indicating its intention to deliver 287 apartments on a four-acre site it owns at the Grange development on the Stillorgan Road.

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Are Brexit storm clouds brewing?

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Cantillon has a look at a good, and bad, week for Ryanair.

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Karlin Lillington has some interesting takeaways on the gig economy.

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Bobby Coote and his quest to fly.

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Fiona Reddan: give savers a break.

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Both our columnists, Chris Johns and Pilita Clark, tackle Brexit.

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Ciara O’Brien tells us how to boost our cyber security.

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Fiona Reddan advises you how to make the most of your holiday reading.

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Smyths continues its expansion in Germany.

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Is the Government’s climate change agenda hot air?

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Pilita Clark worries that the beautiful game might be about to turn ugly for women.

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Ireland’s service sector saw business activity expand sharply in May as the rate of new order growth rose to a five month high, according to a report compiled for AIB.

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How Intel changed the face of Kildare.

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A US bankruptcy judge in Pittsburgh is delaying a decision on a second attempt by retired HJ Heinz chairman and CEO Sir Anthony O’Reilly to have his bankruptcy case in the Bahamas recognised in US courts.

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The sale of Dublin’s five-star Conrad Hotel is expected to be concluded shortly for around €118 million.

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Pilita Clark: It is hard to worry about the threat of artificial intelligence when a computer shows no sign of intelligence at all

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ATA’s plant in Cavan.

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The UK division of John Sisk & Son builders has been kicked off a British government register of contractors for failing to pay its suppliers in time.

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Kildare Village retail outlet. Value Retail, the owner of  the centre, has shifted control of its almost €6 billion European portfolio of outlets centres from the UK to its Irish operation.

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Chris Horn tell us that we are drowning in a sea of discarded mobiles and tablets.

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Women now hold an average of 31 per cent of board positions in Irish companies, according to a new study by accountancy firm EY.

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Google and Apple are about to challenge Sony and Microsoft’s dominance of gaming , writes Ciara O’Brien who also review the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool air purifier.

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Are the robots really coming for our jobs?

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Ireland’s first private fast charging point opens this week at the Four Seasons hotel in Monaghan.

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Fiona Reddan: Looking to save hundreds of thousands in tax over your lifetime? Get married.

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Dominic Coyle in Q&A advises an Irish/American couple on what tax status they should opt for.

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JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon says the company may have to move a ‘raft’ of jobs out of London. Photograph: Tom Honana.

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Datalex chief executive Aidan Brogan is set to come under pressure on Thursday.

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Pilita Clark says Weight Watchers, or WW as it now prefers to be known, should shed the marketing guff and get back to basics.

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MSD is planning a major expansion in Carlow.

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The Business of Sport podcast discusses the British Open which is coming to Royal Portrush in July.

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NUI Galway is planning to invest around €200 million on developing disused sites it owns in the city centre.

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Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys meets with EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager in Dublin.

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Blasket island, Kerry. Tourism Ireland has launched a new campaign to entice visitors to Ireland.

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Ciara O’Brien tells us how to digitally detox.

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Chic furnishings and design group Sostrene recently opened its sixth outlet in a premises that formerly housed Waltons music store on South Great George’s Street in Dublin.

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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Budget 2019, our love affair with athleisure wear and Chris Johns, once more, on Brexit

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin reached a major milestone this year having sold over 100,000 cases helping boost turnover to more than €7 million.

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Up to 185,000 Irish office workers have been victims of a phishing scam, a new survey has claimed.

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The National Lottery’s share of the Irish gaming market is coming under pressure from alternative forms of gaming and “substitute” lotto products.

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Stanford University in Silicon Valley. Locals, according to Karlin Lillington, have fallen out of love with Big Tech.

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