Post Reporter

Post Reporter

CPA appoints Rushe

CPA appoints Rushe

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) in Ireland has appointed Trevor Rushe as chief executive.

Online buyers favour Sundays

Online buyers favour Sundays

According to research by online payment service PayPal, 50 per cent more retail transactions are processed on Sundays than on Saturdays, still the busiest day for high-street trading.

IACI calls for IFRS debate

IACI calls for IFRS debate

Terence O'Rourke, the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI) has called for more debate on the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Some states are more equal than others

Some states are more equal than others

Backroom has been watching recent political developments in France with extra interest.

The landline dilemma

The landline dilemma

What comes between you and a dirt-cheap internet phone call?

Out soon

Out soon

Cinema: Wild Japan Season, Irish Film Centre, Dublin, April 7-12.

Clontarf, Dublin 3

Clontarf, Dublin 3

Offers of over €590,000 will be considered for 4 St Johns Wood, a three-bedroom mid-terrace house in Clontarf which is new on the books of Gunne Residential.

Five IP phones to use with Skype

Five IP phones to use with Skype

Headsets for IP telephony have been around for a while and Plantronics is one of the big players. 1. Plantronics CS60:

Preview: Viewing highlights of the week

Preview: Viewing highlights of the week

During the hard-fought Ukrainian presidential election last year, pro-western candidate (and eventual winner) Viktor Yushchenko suffered a mystery illness that left his face and skin badly disfigured. Poisoned, Monday, 9pm, Sky One:

Change at Enterprise Ireland

Change at Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is to launch its new strategy this week. As part of the preparation for the launch, creative thinking guru Dr Edward de Bono recently met with the senior management team to discuss strategic change issues.

On the forecourts

On the forecourts

PRICE: €49,500. MODEL: 2001 BMW X5 A/T 4.4I 5DR.

Movie highlights of the week

Movie highlights of the week

Arguably Sam Peckinpah's best film, this thriller stars Steve McQueen as a convict who gets parole, but then immediately returns to his life of crime, robbing another bank. The Getaway:

Phone of contention

Phone of contention

If Skype is so great, why isn't every IT manager in Ireland switching its telephony system over to its broadband service?

Television: Pick of today's viewing

Television: Pick of today's viewing

{ "#" : "Tom McGurk is joined by voluble pundits George Hook and Brent Pope for live coverage of today's Heineken Cup quarter-final between Biarritz and Munster in San Sebastian." , "b" : "Heineken Cup Rugby, 2.30pm, RTE 2:"}

Object of desire

Object of desire

Whether it be in relation to US presidents, decent mid-field footballers, or indeed to wineries around the world, the Irish appear to have a deep-seated need to find an Irish connection.