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Lobbying is stepped up to halt changes to tax-free shopping rules

Lobbying is stepped up to halt changes to tax-free shopping rules

As part of the Retail Export Scheme, non-EU travellers can claim Vat refunds on goods over €30 that are purchased in the EU and taken out of the continent

Challenges ahead as 47 firms sign carbon pledge

Challenges ahead as 47 firms sign carbon pledge

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment lauded the 47 Irish businesses that have taken a pledge to reduce their direct carbon footprint by 50 per cent by 2030

Rock on Rockall: Spat puzzles Donegal fishermen

Rock on Rockall: Spat puzzles Donegal fishermen

Donegal fishermen are on the front line of Scotland’s grab for the Rockall fishing grounds

Rockall rumpus fails to set the Scottish heather alight

Rockall rumpus fails to set the Scottish heather alight

There was scant mention of the dispute between the Irish and Scottish governments on newspaper front pages on the other side of the Sea of Moyle

Call to use private security for court to free up gardaí

Call to use private security for court to free up gardaí

Limerick Chamber of Commerce is 'concerned about the reduction in general resources to gardaí in Limerick'

Supermac’s and franchisee back in court

Supermac’s and franchisee back in court

John Lyons wants to do up the franchised Supermac’s restaurant he has run with his wife Mary Lyons on the Ennis Road in Limerick for the past 19 years at his own expense

Fishermen in dark over state’s support if boats seized at Rockall

Fishermen in dark over state’s support if boats seized at Rockall

A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs was unable to clarify if the state would pay Irish fishermen’s legal bills, bail or impound fees if they were detained by Scottish authorities

High insurance premiums ‘an existential threat’ to community activities, say voluntary groups

High insurance premiums ‘an existential threat’ to community activities, say voluntary groups

Over 30 members of a group representing community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises attended a specially convened meeting last Tuesday to discuss the threat they were facing from increased insurance premiums

Primark in spotlight over staff conditions in Sri Lanka factories

Primark in spotlight over staff conditions in Sri Lanka factories

A survey based on interviews with workers at ten factories in Sri Lanka, commissioned by the Romero Christian Initiative, claims that major violations of basic working conditions were occurring

Social media analysis firm sues Twitter over account suspension

Social media analysis firm sues Twitter over account suspension

The Dutch firm CrowdSense runs the service Publicsonar, which is used by state bodies in the Netherlands and surrounding regions to assist them in a crisis or emergency situation

Irish gambler was involved in disputed bet that sparked £1m court case

Irish gambler was involved in disputed bet that sparked £1m court case

Bet365 and Megan McCann settled the case for less than £200,000 last week, according to a report on a gambling trade website

Broadband plan ‘won’t mean cuts or tax hikes’, says government

Broadband plan ‘won’t mean cuts or tax hikes’, says government

The government has insisted that the huge capital outlay required to deliver the project will be funded entirely from future revenues rather than through tax increases or abandoning other capital projects

Boxing too clever? 'Loot boxes' spark concerns

Boxing too clever? 'Loot boxes' spark concerns

‘Loot boxes’ are fast becoming online gaming’s largest revenue source. But studies indicate they trigger addictive behaviour in children and are gambling by another name

From a Swiss jail to a literary riddle: Peter Conlon is fighting back

From a Swiss jail to a literary riddle: Peter Conlon is fighting back

The Ammado founder convicted of embezzlement last year has made a complaint to gardaí over his pursuit by liquidators

Ryan ‘hopeful’ that Zuckerberg  will attend ‘fake news’ hearing

Ryan ‘hopeful’ that Zuckerberg will attend ‘fake news’ hearing

Zuckerberg has been criticised for not engaging directly with the international grand committee on disinformation and ‘fake news’, which is made up of politicians from nine parliaments