Thursday 22 March 2018

What it says in the papers – business pages

Here's a look at what it says in the business papers of today's newspapers:

Irish Independent

  • 'Ghost brokers' are selling worthless policies that leave drivers with no insurance - charging up to €300 to people
  • Help-to-Buy sees average Dublin house price rise by €32k to-date this year, with house price inflation on course for double-digit growth in 2017.
  • The Central Bank should consider how it can support IDA Ireland in attracting Brexit-related foreign direct investment, a report from the Seanad recommended.
  • Private sector workers are increasingly more motivated than their public sector counterparts, according to the Employee Motivation Survey produced by accounting and consulting firm Mazars.
  • More than a quarter of Irish ceos with operations in the UK are considering shifting some or all of those operations to Ireland due to Brexit, a survey has found.

Irish Times

  • Cork Airport’s first transatlantic flight took off at the weekend when Norwegian Air International left for Providence, Rhode Island, in the northeastern United States.
  • A sizeable majority of Irish small and medium-sized enterprises have reported profits and improving trading conditions over the past year.
  • Eir says it will have connected, or at least passed, the first 70,000 homes of the 300,000 previously earmarked for the Government’s National Broadband Plan this week.
  • House prices are now rising by an average of €1k a week according to property website

Irish Examiner

  • Cork has lost its status as the most popular destination for overseas tourists visiting Ireland on cruise ships after a 12.4pc drop in the number of passengers last year.
  • A Donegal start-up is about to launch its search and rescue software for drones.

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