The group now known as Meta is famous in Dublin for the gleaming Grand Canal Dock offices churning €40bn worth of targeted advertising. The 15 companies housed there reveal more about the social media giant’s operations in Ireland.
The number of rental disputes continues to rise. So too does the level of warehoused tax debt. Corporate insolvencies, meanwhile, are falling. Just what will happen when the state supports are withdrawn?
After Fitbit, Airbnb is the latest Silicon Valley multinational in a matter of days to reveal a reversal of its decision to base intangible assets in Ireland. Covid-19 is the official reason, but tax disclosures raise further questions.
Google’s Dublin subsidiaries may have just posted exceptional once-off Irish tax bills, but the Silicon Valley giant’s strategy is now to split international corporation tax between here and the US – as the Fitbit acquisition shows.
A confidential strategy document warned of the reputational considerations and advised Web Summit to get ahead of the story and downgrade as far as possible the alleged hacking of the Dublin Tech Summit.
Andrea Manning says around 60 per cent of small businesses that are hit by cybercrime go out of business within six months. And her start-up, CyberPie, is designed to help them. She outlines her pitch and her plan.
A Taiwanese businessman is fighting Victoria Homes and its lenders through the courts after he lost a €1.2 million deposit on three Dublin homes. Now De Xian Wang, who holds an immigrant investment visa, is being asked questions about his own assets.
Throughout his life, Boris Johnson has always believed rules are for other people but busking through the role of prime minister isn't possible and there is no chance that Johnson will change.
The appointment of Ralf Rangnick as Manchester United's interim manager should lead to an immediate improvement but those who caused the mess at Old Trafford haven't gone away.
Chinese businessman Yuzhu Kang claims he has been defrauded of his multi-million euro shareholding in the five star Fota Resort Hotel in Cork by his business associates. The High Court says he is not allowed redact bank statements that go to the heart of the case.
HealthBeacon helps patients self-administer medications. Now investors must weigh-up its tenfold growth predications, as it seeks to raise €25 million from a stock market flotation.
The capital markets that finance intellectual property are portrayed as heroes and the Dutch and German pensioners funding the construction of apartments in Dublin as villains. The political consensus on foreign capital has clearly come unstuck.
Under the current personal insolvency system, debtors trying to get back on track financially can experience wildly different outcomes based on their mortgage lender.
Ahead of the FAI Cup Final, Tommie Gorman reflects on how League of Ireland clubs are deepening their roots in the community and why the league is important for the country.
Ireland has a great advantage in sport thanks to the number of different sports so many people play. Sporting bodies need to realise the benefits of embracing all codes and the pointlessness of hostility.
The changes to the EII scheme were disappointing. The SURE scheme is anything but. And the state plough’s taxpayer’s money into companies not founded or based here. For entrepreneurship to flourish, the mindset of policymakers neds to change.
Risk mobilises only concern, not action. Angst alone moves nothing forward. As Ireland – as both a society and an economy – moves forward, we need to think about the way we view risk, and how we can turn risks into opportunities.
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