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Intel workers to be told of potential job losses; PRSI will need to rise for state pension

The top stories from business and politics in today’s Business Post

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar Picture: Bryan Meade

Intel’s employees in Ireland will learn within weeks whether their jobs are at risk as the US chip giant imposes billions of euro worth of cost reductions, the Business Post has learned.

Varadkar: PRSI will need to rise to keep state pension at 66

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that workers, employers and the self-employed will have to pay PRSI increases of “as little as 0.1 per cent” per year in return for keeping the state pension age at 66.

State moves toward ban on using Huawei in infrastructure

The government is moving towards a ban on telecom companies in Ireland using Huawei equipment in their critical infrastructure networks over fears it could be accessed by the Chinese state.

Mary Lou McDonald: ‘I am not avoiding discussing anything with anyone’

Mary Lou McDonald has denied avoiding the Irish press in the wake of the publication of Shane Ross’s biography of her, despite her absence from the ordinarily busy press schedule of the party over the last month.

Poll finds that 80 per cent plan to keep heating off at times even in cold weather

About 80 per cent of people plan to keep their home heating off sometimes this winter even when the weather is cold, according to the latest Red C/Business Post poll.