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26 Jun

Dublin pips Paris to become dearest city in Eurozone

Dublin is now the costliest city in the Eurozone to live in for expats, having overtaken Paris, according to a new survey. The capital is also ranked 32 among the world’s most expensive cities. It shot up the league table from number 66, primarily as a result of the strength of the euro compared to

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26 Jun

Why you should work for a startup over a corporate

Corporations like Google, Facebook and Airbnb are some of the most coveted workplaces in the world and consistently top the best places to work lists. It’s not too surprising; established companies have a lot to offer employees; an array of perks and benefits, security, clearly defined progression opportunities and a comfortable salary. Can a startup

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22 Jun

New MSD drug plant in Dublin gets nod

Pharmaceutical giant MSD – part of the US group Merck – has been given the go-ahead for plans to build a new biologics facility in Swords, Co Dublin, that will employ 350. MSD has said that number could rise in the future. An average of 700 construction workers will be involved in the project, hitting

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22 Jun

The Big Tech Show: Why are we freaking out about Amazon jobs?

How has it come to a situation where a big tech company announcing 1,000 new jobs is freaking people out? This week’s Amazon jobs announcement has led to a backlash from people who feel it will put extra pressure on rents and infrastructure in the capital. Where will they live?” “Oh great, even higher rents…”

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19 Jun

A new property search engine, Perfect Property, has revealed the budget of the average house hunter in Dublin. According to the site, the average house hunter in Dublin has a budget of €315,000 for their prospective home. However, there are some exceptions, with 4pc of Dubliners having a budget of €1m and 1pc having a

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19 Jun

Nama surplus for taxpayers forecast to reach €4.5bn

Nama will deliver a €4.5bn surplus over its life – around €1bn more than its own latest estimates, according to Investec. Last year the State’s bad bank redeemed the last of its €32bn startup costs, so the balance left when it is wound up will be returned to taxpayers and in effect goes to reduce

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14 Jun

Tesla plans to cut 9pc of workforce, says Musk

Elon Musk’s electric car maker Tesla is cutting about 9pc of its workforce, Mr Musk said yesterday, as it seeks to reduce costs without endangering the critical ramp up of production of its Model 3 sedan. Tweeting pictures of an email he said had been leaked to media, Mr Musk said that the cuts were

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13 Jun

Irish Ferries to take further hit of €4m – €5m from ship delay

The announcement from Irish Ferries operator ICG of another delay to the delivery of the W.B. Yeats ship is set to hit earnings at the company by a further €4m – €5m, according to Davy analysts. The group had already taken a hit of €2.5m in lost revenue from cancellations announced earlier this year. On

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