Buccs fall short

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

BUCCANEERS 23 MALONE 24

A sustained and disciplined defensive finish by Malone saw the Belfast side hang on to pip Buccaneers by the minimum 24-23 in a terrific All-Ireland League Division 1B duel at Dubarry Park on Saturday. In a game that ebbed and flowed, the lead changed hands seven times before this hard-earned victory nudged the northerners to top spot in the league table. However, Buccs will be wondering why they had to settle for a losing bonus point as they pounded the visitors’ line for a prolonged spell with the clock in the red. Why they did not attempt a drop goal, and goodness knows they had several chances to do so, in a thrilling climax is difficult to fathom.

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Part-Time.ie targets the flexible market

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

A new website specialising in part-time jobs has launched in Galway and aims to make it much easier for employers and candidates to connect in the flexible market.

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Home is where the work is

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Q: Twelve months ago, I was offered a new part-time job, two days a week, working from home. They would give me a laptop and phone; contribute to my broadband and various other perks. I’d always been a bricks-and-mortar type employee and I thought I’d never adjust. A year on, I wouldn’t change it for the world. They’ve offered me a third day per week. I don’t have a question; rather, an observation that if an old dog like me can learn new tricks, no-one should dismissing working from home without first trying it. (YJ, email)

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Plea for fair tax treatment for regular savers

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Brokers Ireland have called on the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, to relink the rate of exit tax on savings and the DIRT rate in next week’s budget, so as not to penalise savers who plan for the longer term and attempt to make a better return on their savings.

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Revenue replaces 1890 LoCall system to reduce public costs

Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Revenue have launched a new telephone technology platform twhich facilitates phone calls using standard telephone numbers, resulting in reduced costs for our customers using mobile phones.

For some time, Revenue has been actively seeking ways to reduce the cost burden for customers contacting us by mobile phone. While the 1890 service is a low cost service for fixed line calls, mobile telecom operators do not treat it as a low cost service or as part of ‘bundled minute packages’ and charge standard rates.

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Toyota’s new Hybrid collection set for launch

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Next year will see the launch of four new Toyota self-charging hybrid models including new generation versions of the RAV4, the Auris, and the return of one of the world’s best-selling saloon cars, the Camry Hybrid, after a 14-year absence.

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Should I include hobbies on my CV?

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Q: I am doing my CV and my sister has my head cracked about putting in my hobbies. “I’m a bookkeeper,” I keep telling her, “they don’t care that I do a bit of acting and play football for the club. It’s not Tom Cruise or Harry Kane they’re hiring.” But, she is adamant. Should I take any heed of her? (DD, email).

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Research shows inheritance planning not what it should be

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Despite record levels of wealth and an ageing population, people in Ireland aren’t properly planning for how they will pass on their wealth after they die.

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Pension auto enrolment a welcome development for today’s consumers

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Brokers Ireland, which represents almost 1,250 broker firms, has welcomed the Government’s auto enrolment announcement, noting that the improvement and extension of pension coverage is critically important for consumers.

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Irish employees seek flexibility in working roles

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

It has been revealed that almost half of Irish adults want to move away from the traditional 9am-5pm working pattern, instead favouring earlier starts. In total, only 23 percent of respondents would consider 9am-5pm to be their most preferable working hours. With unemployment at its lowest level in ten years, businesses will need to think about how they can adapt to people’s changing expectations of their work life.

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Straying off the critical path can be fatal

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Q: “I sat on the other side of the table last week for the first time – I was an interviewer. We interviewed seven candidates. Two did really well and clearly had their preparation done. They ended up being the clear 1-2. Two really didn’t have the experience we needed and you could see this dawning on them during the interview. Of the other three, two didn’t talk enough and one just went on and on and completely lost us. His interview lasted 45 minutes but felt like two hours. He finished behind the two who didn’t talk enough. I don’t have a question, just wanted to share that” – DC (email).

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The biggest challenges facing businesses today

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

The nature of my work gives me great opportunity to gain some insight to different types of businesses.

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