Jim Power

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VW’s new Arteon: the German car brand remains the best-selling marque on the Irish new car market

Sales of new diesel-powered cars this year have fallen 16.6 per cent, compared to last year. Diesel now represents 65.27 per cent of the new car marke(...)

Samantha Power: President Trump “is way more divisive and more of a purveyor of hate towards different groups and trying to pit different parts of American society against each other than I expected.” Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

It’s mid-afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Samantha Power is in reflective mode. Sitting in the mid-October sun in the gardens of Harvard’s (...)

The Restaurants Association of Ireland says employment in the sector has grown by 33 per cent since 2011. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has warned that some 6,000 jobs could be lost in the hospitality sector if the 9 per cent VAT rate is raised by(...)

Programme for government includes the retention of the VAT rate provided rates remain competitive

It’s budget time, which means the 9 per cent VAT rate enjoyed by the hospitality sector is once again up for debate. Previously, the view was that th(...)

A Bank of Ireland ad has had a mystifying Twitter backlash for highlighting “Orla” and her boyfriend, who moved home to save up a deposit.

An unintentionally funny episode of the pointless drama over a Bank of Ireland blog about a house-hunting young couple arose on Pat Kenny’s Newstalk s(...)

On the latest Inside Business podcast, the chairman of the Destination Athlone steering group, John O’Sullivan, explains why the town should be grante(...)

Volkswagen is the best-selling brand so far this year with 12,215 new car registrations. Total new registrations stood at 118,925 by the end of business on Monday, down from 131,207 this time last year.

Sales of new cars fell once again in July, but the arrival of the new 172 registration plate did at least arrest the slide seen so far this year by a (...)

Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform sets out his summer economic statement. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish TImes

On this week’s Inside Business podcast we look over the components of Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s summer statement on the public finances. (...)

Guinness ad supporting the hurling championship. A report found  the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 would cost the outdoor advertising industry €11m a year, broadcast media €7m, and print media €2m in ad revenue.

Proposed restrictions on the advertising of alcohol in Ireland could reduce the annual revenues of media companies here by €20 million a year and lead(...)

What would a soft Border look like?

The UK’s hung parliament has led to Prime Minister Theresa May having to rely on the DUP in Northern Ireland and with no majority in Westminster, hope(...)

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