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Doubling tax on bookies could cost Exchequer €35m, academic warns   Sharon Byrne of the Irish Bookmakers Association The Exchequer could lose up to €35m because of the hike in betting tax that could cause "severe job losses" by putting as many as 400 bookmaker shops out of business, a new report has found. The report author, Anthony Foley, emeritus associate professor of...
Market turmoil messes with investors' psychology Nightmare on Wall Street for NYSE traders. Photo: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg Surging profits, a humming economy, lower Treasury rates. The things that used to rev up the stock market are no longer able to get its motor running. Suddenly it seems like everything is a headwind. The US Federal Reserve is raising rates. Cost pressures are percolating....
Richard Curran: 'Broadband plan is heading down yet another bog road dead end' Challenge: Minister for Communications Richard Bruton faces an uphill task to get the National Broadband plan back on track On the first day that Jim Hacker became a government minister in the classic British TV comedy series 'Yes Minister', his private secretary Bernard Woolley showed him around his...
Martina Devlin: The depressing message from the banks is still 'show me the money' - they will only win back our trust when they see the real value of integrity over profits Low levels of trust in the banks are apparent, not just because the bailout continues to rankle, but because of the way banks persist in behaving. Photo: Stock...
The heiress who never hesitated to give back her immense wealth Generous spirit: Elizabeth O’Kelly lived frugally while helping others. Photo: Alf HarveyElizabeth O’Kelly’s grave at Moyglare near Maynooth. PHOTO: STEVE HUMPHREYSFr Sean Kelly. Picture: Alf Harvey She was born into wealth, and amassed a personal fortune of her own through both luck and canny investments. But never in her 93 years...
Gina London: 'How to stop your detours turning into roadblocks' The communicator: Gina London Reggie Selma was a CNN photojournalist. Based out of the same Washington, DC bureau as I once was, he was the first African-American cameraman assigned to the White House. He covered every US president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. He travelled the world, notably strolling the...
Diaries of a roguish idealist Tonie Walsh tells Tony Clayton-Lea how his new play, drawn from his personal journals, not only charts his own voyage from innocence but also shows Irish society coming of age Emboldened: Tonie Walsh hopes his play will leave people energised for change. Photo: Frank Mc Grath This time last year, the play I Am Tonie Walsh appeared...
Playing political games over Broadband a reckless tactic 'Livelihoods depend on delivery of high-speed services and, difficult though it may sometimes seem to believe, there is a plan in place.' Stock image / PA Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse, argued Joseph Brodsky. When it comes...

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Ian O'Doherty: 'The poppy - a symbol of fascism or just respect for the fallen?' The all-white mural at Southampton universityEmily Dawes Every now and then a story comes along which is so odd, and just so... ignorant that you have to check to make sure someone isn't pulling your leg. That's partly a consequence of what we now call 'fake news',...
American Football series to provide €250m boost to the economy Georgia Tech running back Dedrick Mills scores his team's winning touchdown at the Aviva Stadium Plans for an American College football series at the Aviva stadium which will provide a €250m boost to the economy have been unveiled. The series will kick off with the return of Navy versus Notre Dame which...

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