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Backbench TD does himself no favours taking compensation claim for a ‘very minor‘ injury

Backbench TD does himself no favours taking compensation claim for a ‘very minor‘ injury

Predictably, there has been a backlash against the whiplash claim made by Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell. The Dublin Fingal politician was awarded €2,500 in damages following a collision with a rental van that left him with “very minor” injuries, according to the judge. The taking of the case raises serious questions about Mr Farrell‘s judgment, given the insurance crisis […]

Dell to bring women‘s funding event to Dublin

Dell to bring women‘s funding event to Dublin

Dell Women‘s Entrepreneur Network (Dwen) is to bring a global funding event to Ireland next year after a survey found Dublin ranked relatively poorly for female entrepreneurs. Last year Dublin ranked 34th out on 50 on the annual Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities (WE Cities) Index – the only global gender-specific index that looks at a city‘s ability to attract and […]

The IMF sees property and tax as potential threats

The IMF sees property and tax as potential threats

It doesn‘t seem that long since I wrote about the IMF coming to Ireland but, sacre bleu, that was a year ago and they‘ve been again and recently published their report. They welcomed Ireland‘s continued strong economic growth which they say lead to a rapid reduction in unemployment and strengthened public and private balance sheets. But they continued: “While the […]

Asset manager BlackRock and Schroders in Lloyds battle

Asset manager BlackRock and Schroders in Lloyds battle

BlackRock and Schroders are the front-runners to oversee about £109bn (€123bn) for Lloyds Banking Group, one of the biggest mandates of its kind, people with the knowledge of the process have said. A decision by the London-based bank is expected in the third quarter, said the people who asked not to be identified because the matter is confidential. Lloyds invited […]

DataEgg to build pilot scheme at VW factory

DataEgg to build pilot scheme at VW factory

The Kilkenny-based DataEgg has been asked by Volkswagen (VW) to develop a proof of concept project in a German factory, bringing the Irish startup a step closer to a €150m deal with the carmaker. The industrial augmented-reality designer was one of six startups chosen globally to present concepts as part of a competition run by Volkswagen in partnership with Siemens. […]

Moloughney makes a return to the fray with Finglas housing project

Moloughney makes a return to the fray with Finglas housing project

Former aviation entrepreneur Pat Moloughney has moved to further expand his plans for a housing development in Finglas in Dublin 11. His move into housebuilding follows a tough financial period following the recession in which he declared bankruptcy in the UK and was involved in a legal battle with Nama over a €31m debt. His housebuilding company Greenwich Project Holdings […]

The companies making hay while the sun shines – and those feeling the heat

The companies making hay while the sun shines – and those feeling the heat

When the temperature is touching 30 degrees and the sun is beaming down what could be more refreshing than a cool drink? Throw in a World Cup and 2018 has been the kind of summer drinks manufacturers dream about. After a torrid couple of years, the summer of 2018 has been just what the doctor ordered for C&C, which manufactures […]