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Robots will take half of jobs unless we act

Irish workers face an almost 50pc chance their job will be automated in little more than a decade.

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‘Paltry fine at odds with costs borne by ordinary citizens’

The paltry fine of €23,000 slapped on Irish Nationwide Building Society’s one-time head of commercial lending, Tom McMenamin, bears no relationship to the scale of losses at the now bust lender.

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Cut to pensions tax relief will lead to mass exodus by savers, warns provider

Government proposals that could see the income tax relief on pensions cut would be calamitous for middle earners, a leading investment company has warned.

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Pensioners are biggest losers as ‘fair’ Budget sees them out of pocket

For all his promises to “promote fairness” in his 2019 Budget, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe’s measures will see some sections of society falling further behind, with pensioners the largest single group to see their position eroded, according to a new study.

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Russia banks big users of Irish debt vehicles

Russian banks are among the heaviest users of Irish special-purpose entities (SPE), a class of unregulated structure used to raise funds.

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Confidence drops over retirement provision

Almost one in two people are concerned that they are financially unprepared for retirement, according to a savings and investment index from the Bank of Ireland and the Economic and Social Research Institute.

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Irish firms struggle with digital transformation to meet customer demands – new index

A quarter of Irish businesses will struggle in terms of digital transformation in meeting evolving customer demands within five years, a newly launched index has shown.

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Time to check if you’re due a tax allowance windfall

Tax reliefs could be worth thousands a year to workers, but many forget to claim them, or don’t realise they can.

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Some 50,000 customers are left with worthless insurance

Up to 50,000 Irish insurance customers have been left with no guarantee of cover after an underwriting company shut down.

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Renters will soon be able to find out how much previous tenants charged

Renters will be able to know what a previous tenant was paying for a room under laws to be brought to Cabinet next week.

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