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Daniel Daudet: obtained a PPS number under the name Alexander Daude in 2002 and used this to claim €175,000 in unemployment, Back to Education and rent allowances on dates up to 2015

A French music teacher who rented a Dublin penthouse apartment with its own private swimming pool had dual identities so he could work and claim socia(...)

The last taboo: it’s time for an end to the  cultural secrecy around salaries

Previous readers of this column might not be entirely surprised to hear that I have a habit of over-sharing. Coyness has never been my strong suit. I(...)

Research shows that while things like free membership of gyms and art museums might get employees in the door, what keeps them there are much less glitzy perks: good health insurance, adequate time off, decent pension and retirement planning, dental benefits and parental leave

When it comes to wellbeing at work, “casual Fridays” and an “eat me” sticker on a fruit bowl in the office kitchen just don’t make the grade anymore. (...)

Google’s stand at CES: the firm has quietly acquired a UK start-up focused on technology that turns surfaces such as phone displays into speakers

Google has quietly acquired a UK start-up focused on technology that turns surfaces such as phone displays into speakers. Redux developed technology t(...)

Three Park Place on Hatch Street, Dublin - the  new location for IDA Ireland’s  headquarters.

IDA Ireland is planning to move its headquarters to Hatch Street, Dublin, after the lease on its current offices in Wilton Park House run out in 2019.(...)

Iliad and fellow Xavier Niel-controlled telecoms firm NJJ are set to take a 64.5 per cent stake early next year. Photograph: Maxwells

As French billionaire Xavier Niel circled Eir in recent months, before agreeing to take a majority stake the phone company through two companies he co(...)

The Chateau Louis XIV, which was sold for over $300 million two years ago, in Louveciennes, France. Photograph: Lea Mandana/The New York Times

When the Chateau Louis XIV sold for over $300 million two years ago, Fortune magazine called it “the world’s most expensive home,” and Town & Coun(...)

Joanne Hession: “All my best possessions are either memories of growing up and my family, or my incredible group of friends.”
The lighter side

What business person do you most admire? Over the past two years I have come to know John C Maxwell, a US-based philanthropist and speaker on leaders(...)

Course selection can come down to running your options through a process of elimination.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Career guidance teachers have all sorts of tools and techniques to help young people figure out what they want to do after college. But what about sta(...)

The scene of the crash on Adelaide Road in Dublin in August. Photograph: Jeremy Crain

A 24-year-old man struck by a car while walking on a footpath in Dublin died due to traumatic brain injury, an inquest has heard. Benjamin Renard, a (...)

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