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Posted on October 20, 2016
Michael O'Leary remains bullish in the face of falling sterling with promises to pump a million seats month into weak winter market and 15% price reductions. Head of broking at Goodbody Stockbrokers Joe Gill and markets correspondent Joe Brennan join host Cliff Taylor to discuss the strange scenario of Ryanair issuing profit warning while seeing a 5% rise in their stock.
Posted on October 13, 2016

The most successful companies in the world all have a reason for being that goes beyond reaching commercial targets. Contributing to the betterment of the communities and society which we  impact and depend upon is now an important consideration for all businesses.

Our Corporate Social Responsibiltiy Report  provides an overview of Irish Life’s CSR activities for the 18-month period from the beginning of 2015, to June 2016. We are proud of the progress that we have made to date and look forward to building on these strong foundations as our business continues to grow.

Read our Corporate Social Responsibiltity Report

Posted on October 12, 2016

Budget 2017 contained no changes relating to private pensions.

It has been announced that the State Pension and all other social welfare pensions are to increase by €5 per week from 1 March 2017.

Other items of interest

  • The DIRT rate is to be reduced from 41% to 39% in 2017 (and it is planned to reduce it to 33% by 2020). There was no reference to a reduction in the exit tax applied to life assurance policies. The publication of the Finance Bill should provide further clarity on this matter.
  • The tax free thresholds for Capital Acquisitions Tax have been increased. In particular the Class A Threshold (applying to children inheriting from parents) has been increased from €280,000 to €310,000. Class B and C have been increased marginally.
  • There has been a reduction of 0.5% in the three lower USC rates.

We will of course review the Finance Bill when it is published to see if it contains any unannounced changes in the pension area.

Posted on October 10, 2016

Host Ciarán Hancock and Markets Correspondent Joe Brennan are joined on the line by BBC business reporter Joe Lynam to get the latest understanding of short and long-term impact of Brexit. The drop in sterling aside, the much-anticipated "short, sharp shock" hasn't quite materialised. What is the current mood among the Conservative party, and what awaits Britain and Ireland after Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is invoked next March?

Posted on September 30, 2016
The domestic tourism industry has experienced strong growth in the last two years and now provides one eighth of all jobs in Ireland. Initiatives like the Wild Atlantic Way and the 9% VAT rate applicable to some in the industry have helped. On today's programme, Business Affairs Correspondent Mark Paul takes to the road to speak with operators around the lesser-visited parts of the country to see how things are going.
Back in studio, Mark and Ciarán are joined by practitioners Travis Zeray of Clew Bay Bike Hire, Joan Reilly of Doolin 2 Aran Ferries, and also Eoghan O'Mara Walsh of Irish Tourism Industry Confederation to discuss what more can be done by the state and the industry to continue the good work.

Posted on September 26, 2016

I’m delighted to be following David Harney in the role of Managing Director. I’ve worked in Irish Life for over 25 years, but never directly in Corporate Business, so it will be an exciting challenge.

In Corporate Business, we want to ensure that your members get the best benefits possible. To do this, we will work very hard with you, your employees and trustees

Posted on September 20, 2016

We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Irish Pensions Awards 2016 in three categories:

  • Innovation Award
  • Pension Scheme Administrator of the Year
  • Communication Award

The award ceremony will take place on 24 November 2016.

Posted on September 19, 2016
On this week's podcast: Nama is in the news again as the Comptroller and Auditor General's report on the agency's sale of a portfolio of properties in Northern Ireland.
Then tech reporter Ciara O'Brien outlines the pros and cons of Apple's new smartphones the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, And it's week three of our series on EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalists. 
Posted on September 08, 2016
Following the loss of her Dáil seat, former Minister for Europe and Renua founder Lucinda Creighton has made the switch to business. Her new company, Vulcan Consulting, "offers specialist advice to growing businesses and multinational companies on complex domestic and EU regulation". On today's Business Podcast, Lucinda talks about the aftermath of her election defeat, deciding to go it alone with a new company, and her views on Brexit and the Apple tax ruling.
Posted on September 01, 2016

The EU Commission's ruling that Apple must pay Ireland €13 billion in back taxes leaves all parties involved with a complicated mess on their hands. To help make sense of it all we have Brian Keegan, Director of Taxation with Chartered Accountants, as well as Irish Times Europe Correspondent Suzanne Lynch and Business Editor Cliff Taylor on the first part of today's podcast.


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