ISME calls for public sector wage and recruitment freeze

Fri, Aug 08, 2008

ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, has called on the Government to immediately introduce a pay and recruitment freeze in the public sector in order to control government expenditure, which is already running in excess of budget. The association warned that unless immediate action is taken the cost of running the public sector would result in significant exchequer deficits, with increased borrowings, taxation or both. This scenario would have devastating consequences for an economy which is already on its knees, the association has explained.

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Knock upbeat despite loss of XL route to Gatwick

Fri, Aug 08, 2008

Chiefs at Ireland West Airport Knock have reacted to the news that XL is to cut its route to and from Gatwick next month by vowing to get a replacement airline despite the remainder of the year being a difficult trading period.

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Businesses come to terms with new drink sale laws

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Irish businesses were last evening coming to terms with the effects of strict new regulations governing the sale and possession of alcohol, which aim to curb public disorder and eliminate underage drinking.

Under the provisions of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008, which came into effect yesterday, off-licences must close at 10pm and gardaí can seize drink from minors.

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Cuil and the gang to take on Google

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

A group of former Google engineers has launched a rival internet search engine, Cuil, saying it is an improved version of the world's most popular search tool.

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Pat Mc brings a slice of Papa John’s to Ireland

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Papa John’s Pizza — one of the world's leading pizza companies with approximately 3,000 restaurants operating in the USA and 29 international markets has been brought to Ireland by Supermacs supremo Pat McDonagh.

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End of the road for tractors?

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

The Road Safety Authority is advising the public that the deadline for the submission of views on the use of agricultural vehicles on public roads has been extended to Friday September 26.

The RSA is inviting the public to submit their views on a consultation document regarding the use of agricultural and works vehicles on public roads. It is also seeking the input of individuals, companies, organisations and associations involved in the use, sale and hire of agricultural vehicles and works machinery.

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Using pension backed mortgages to buy property

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Q. I want to buy a property to lease back to my company. I need to borrow the purchase price. Is there a tax efficient way of doing this and what are the financial implications?

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Tesco in strategic move with new low cost product range

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Tesco has taken a new strategic position in the retail market and has announced the launch of a new look, low cost product range designed to bring new competition for Irish consumers.

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GMIT launches new enterprise programme for Mayo

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

An innovation programme for Mayo, the Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development, has been launched by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and the Innovation in Business Centre at GMIT Castlebar.

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Recipients of mortgage interest aid rise as downturn in economy hits - Ring

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Figures obtained by the Fine Gael Spokesperson on Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Deputy Michael Ring, confirm the recession is impacting on the housing sector with more state aid going to home loan payments.

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Creative economy has considerable potential for the western region – WDCa

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Creative enterprises such as digital media, film, art, design and the Irish language have significant potential for future economic development in the western region. That’s according to the Western Development Commission (WDC) who are devising a strategy for the region’s creative economy in conjunction with regional businesses and a high-level industry advisory group.

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ARAMARK Ireland searches for hot talent in Mayo

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

ARAMARK Ireland, the catering and facilities management company, has begun its nationwide search for ambitious and eager candidates for its newly launched Graduate Development Programme and is calling on interested candidates in the Mayo area to apply. In October 2008, four people will begin a challenging and exciting year, training for a post as regional manager within ARAMARK Ireland.

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