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11 Oct 2017 The first Varadkar/Donohoe budget suggests they plan another one before an election »

The first Varadkar/Donohoe budget suggests they plan another one before an election

During his campaign to become Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar used divisive language about wishing to support “people who get up early in the morning”. As Taoiseach he has sought to use more unifying language about wishing to create a Republic of Opportunity. Yesterday we got a chance to see did either piece of rhetoric mark a real statement of political intent. And when it came to it, Budget 2018, announced yesterday, gave some modest tax breaks to middle earners, a €5 increase in basic welfare payments, and some targeted increase in spending on health and housing. ...

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25 Sep 2017 Michael Cawley joins Linked Finance as Chairman »

Michael Cawley joins Linked Finance as Chairman

Linked Finance, Ireland’s leading P2P (Peer-to-Peer) lending platform, has appointed Michael Cawley, former Deputy Chief Executive of Ryanair, as its new Chairman. The company has grown rapidly in recent years and that growth shows no signs of slowing. In the first half of 2017, Linked Finance has seen lending to Irish SMEs increase by 243% on the same period last year. Commenting on his appointment Michael Cawley said: “Linked Finance is one of Ireland’s most exciting fintech companies and I am delighted to be able to support them as they embark on their next phase of...

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