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PTSB adds fuel to mortgage war by slashing fixed rates for new business

9th April 2018

Permanent TSB has reduced its rates on a number of its fixed rate mortgage products for new business. The changes, will apply to three-year and five-year fixed home loans, will come into effect on Monday, April 9. Eight products in total will see the rate reductions, which range from 0.10pc up to 0.15pc. Experts are […]

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Household spending will soar to record €100bn as economy surges and wages rise – Ibec

9th April 2018

HOUSEHOLD spending is set to top €100bn this year for the first time as a resurgent economy fattens workers’ wallets, business group Ibec has predicted. And we’re splashing out more on restaurants and entertainment as wages rise and more people join the workforce. Ibec, headed by chief executive Danny McCoy, has predicted household spending will […]

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Ireland’s economic growth could be at risk from emerging threats to competitiveness – Ibec

9th April 2018

Ireland’s surging economic growth could be at risk from emerging threats to the country’s competitiveness, business lobby group Ibec has warned. In its latest quarterly economic outlook published this morning, Ibec has predicted that the Irish economy will grow by a robust 5.6pc in 2018, with the number of people in jobs expected to reach […]

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Ireland’s economic growth could be at risk from emerging threats to competitiveness – Ibec

9th April 2018

Ireland’s surging economic growth could be at risk from emerging threats to the country’s competitiveness, business lobby group Ibec has warned. In its latest quarterly economic outlook published this morning, Ibec has predicted that the Irish economy will grow by a robust 5.6pc in 2018, with the number of people in jobs expected to reach […]

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‘My worst job was weeding a 20-acre field of beet, by hand’

5th April 2018

Mike Ross is a former Ireland and Leinster rugby player who is now commercial director with the technology company, Wizuda. He lives in Churchtown, Dublin, with his family. He and his wife have two children: a seven-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter. Ross joined Wizuda after retiring from professional rugby last year. Wizuda provides software […]

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‘My worst job was weeding a 20-acre field of beet, by hand’

5th April 2018

Mike Ross is a former Ireland and Leinster rugby player who is now commercial director with the technology company, Wizuda. He lives in Churchtown, Dublin, with his family. He and his wife have two children: a seven-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter. Ross joined Wizuda after retiring from professional rugby last year. Wizuda provides software […]

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Can I wait until 65 to decide on pension?

5th April 2018

Q I’m 57 and in a defined contribution pension scheme through work. Some of my colleagues are already talking about Approved Retirement Funds (ARFs) and annuities. Do I need to plan my retirement decisions now or wait until I’m 65? Imelda, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin I appreciate retirement is a little bit away but ideally […]

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Can I wait until 65 to decide on pension?

5th April 2018

Q I’m 57 and in a defined contribution pension scheme through work. Some of my colleagues are already talking about Approved Retirement Funds (ARFs) and annuities. Do I need to plan my retirement decisions now or wait until I’m 65? Imelda, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin I appreciate retirement is a little bit away but ideally […]

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How millennials, gaming and bespoke design are shaping HP Inc’s market potential

5th April 2018

Splitting technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) into two separate groups stunned staff and investors alike initially, but the breakup has given HP Inc the opportunity to accelerate its innovation in response to its customer needs. On the back of former eBay boss Meg Whitman’s decision, the separation of computer and printer business (HP Inc) and […]

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How millennials, gaming and bespoke design are shaping HP Inc’s market potential

5th April 2018

Splitting technology giant Hewlett Packard (HP) into two separate groups stunned staff and investors alike initially, but the breakup has given HP Inc the opportunity to accelerate its innovation in response to its customer needs. On the back of former eBay boss Meg Whitman’s decision, the separation of computer and printer business (HP Inc) and […]

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