Fergal O Brien

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Contacts from companies were “a relatively recent phenomenon”, said Threshold. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Housing charity Threshold has seen an increase in queries from companies trying to help junior and foreign staff find and stay in rented accommodation(...)

A pensions bill currently under consideration will lead to the accelerated closure of defined benefit pension schemes according to Ibec. (Photograph: iStock)

Employers seeking to continue operating defined benefit pension plans will be penalised if the proposed Social Welfare and Pensions Bill is implemente(...)

The European Commission  said efforts to broaden the Irish tax base had been limited, while recent tax measures had been focused on cuts and reliefs.

Ireland will have to make a “substantial fiscal effort” in the upcoming budget to stay within the provisions of the EU’s fiscal rules, the European C(...)

Fergal O’Brien, director of Limerick-based start-up ASSK Knowledge Analytics. Photograph: Alan Place

Tacit knowledge is difficult to explain but it is like a reservoir of known but untaught knowledge amassed by doing, sharing and observing. Manag(...)

US president Donald Trump  is facing sceptics within his own party who are alarmed that the tax proposals will cause US deficit to balloon. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The Trump administration has proposed one of the biggest reforms of the US tax system in decades, saying it will cut the corporate tax rate from 35 to(...)

US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin ends a briefing at the White House after unveiling the Trump administration’s proposal to cut corporation tax from 35 per cent to 15 per cent.  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Planned cuts in US corporation tax could slow the future flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into countries such as the Republic but are unlikely(...)

At present the average cost of SME loans in Ireland is over 6.5%, more than twice the euro zone average

Low-cost loans to be made available to SME exporters under a new Government plan could be significantly cheaper than anything currently available on t(...)

Fergal O’Brien during his  match against Mark Selby  on day one of the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre in  Sheffield. Photograph:  Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Snooker’s marathon man was way off the pace as Mark Selby made a stunning start to his title defence at the Betfred World Championship. Three days af(...)

Ireland’s  Fergal O’Brien has qualified for the Betfred World Championship. Photograph: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien won the longest frame in professional snooker history to complete the line-up for the Betfred World Championship. The 45-yea(...)

The Government needs to abandon its ‘austerity fetish’,  according to Ibec. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government needs to abandon its “austerity fetish”, double its current spending on infrastructure, and take an all-island approach to planning if (...)

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