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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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20 Sep 2017 Water, alcohol and judges feature in limited plans from a minority Government »

Water, alcohol and judges feature in limited plans from a minority Government

There are a few high profile Bills in the Government’s Autumn programme published this week, but they serve only to put a veneer on what is a limited legislative plan from a minority Government. In a normal year in the life of a normal Government, it is not unusual for it to put more than 60 Bills through the Oireachtas. But this Government put through just 44 in its first calendar year and has done just 25 in 2017.  And critics say the problem is not only the low number of Bills:  it is their quality.  Much of what...

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