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From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is a 'moderate' increase in local property tax justified? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is a 'moderate' increase in local property tax justified?

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has moved to allay fears over the tax by insisting any increase will be ‘affordable’ and ‘justified’.

From TheJournal.ie Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business Under Pressure

Retailers say the rates they have to pay are way too high and it's damaging business

Retail Ireland has called for urgent reform of the rates system.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council is facing a €15 million shortfall - and is going after businesses to get it Cash OUt

Dublin City Council is facing a €15 million shortfall - and is going after businesses to get it Exclusive

Those living in social housing will also have to pay €104 more every year to keep their boilers serviced.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are Dublin hotel rooms over-priced? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are Dublin hotel rooms over-priced?

Hotel room rates in the capital in July were up 19% on the previous 12 months.

From TheJournal.ie Warning that Brexit could make roaming charges higher Brexit

Warning that Brexit could make roaming charges higher

That’s according to MEP Deirdre Clune, who raised the issue today.

From TheJournal.ie Primary schools to get a lick of paint with €28 million funding Education

Primary schools to get a lick of paint with €28 million funding

The Minor Works Grant will be distributed depending on a school’s size.

From TheJournal.ie Water charges were scrapped in the mid-'90s, but what exactly happened? Rates

Water charges were scrapped in the mid-'90s, but what exactly happened?

Boycotts, disconnections, court orders, and shocking by-elections – it was quite the ride for the Rainbow Coalition.

From TheJournal.ie Market traders dismiss criticism from local businesses as 'begrudgery' Food Fight

Market traders dismiss criticism from local businesses as 'begrudgery'

Des Vallely, the co-director of Irish Village Markets, said that restaurants should focus on the quality and price of their produce, rather than ‘giving out’ about competitors.

From TheJournal.ie It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space Art At Home

It's easier than you think to turn an empty building into a creative space

That’s according to the creators of a new ‘one-stop-shop’ DIY guide to creating live/work units in empty spaces.

From TheJournal.ie Councils warned not to pass property tax burden onto local businesses Passing The Buck

Councils warned not to pass property tax burden onto local businesses

Chambers Ireland issue the call after a Sinn Fein motion in Cork to cut the local property tax.

From TheJournal.ie No decision made on who will collect commercial water charges under Irish Water Rates

No decision made on who will collect commercial water charges under Irish Water

In 2013, water charges that went uncollected amounted to €16,502,532 in Dublin alone.

From TheJournal.ie European banks to be fined up to €1.6 billion each today for rate-fixing Rate Fixing

European banks to be fined up to €1.6 billion each today for rate-fixing

The fines could set EU antitrust records with banks accused of fixing the rate at which they lend to each other.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate fell to 13.2% in October but it’s still ‘unacceptably high’ Unemployment

Unemployment rate fell to 13.2% in October but it’s still ‘unacceptably high’

This is the first month since May 2009 that the unadjusted Live Register total has been below 400,000 but Joan Burton sounded a note of caution today.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme Back To Work

Over 1,200 employers and 2,400 jobseekers register for JobsPlus scheme

The new initiative that rewards employers for taking on the long term unemployed was launched during the summer.

From TheJournal.ie Suicides in Kerry decreased since Donal Walsh spoke out, says coroner Suicide

Suicides in Kerry decreased since Donal Walsh spoke out, says coroner

Terence Casey says the “plague” of suicides in Kerry has reduced since the late teenager appealed to young people not to take their own lives.

From TheJournal.ie Rates of certain types of skin cancer have increased since 2002 Ireland

Rates of certain types of skin cancer have increased since 2002

The National Cancer Registry Ireland said that an average of 6,899 cases of invasive skin cancer were diagnosed each year in Ireland between 1994 and 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Chambers Ireland: ‘Targeted rate cuts urgently needed for businesses’ SMEs

Chambers Ireland: ‘Targeted rate cuts urgently needed for businesses’

VAT reductions, rate cuts and halving the level of capital gains tax for entrepreneurs would increase consumer confidence say Chambers Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Sparks fly as Fianna Fáil fail to defer Dublin City Council budget Dublin

Sparks fly as Fianna Fáil fail to defer Dublin City Council budget

A Fianna Fáil councillor accused Fine Gael and Labour of voting through a ‘half-baked budget’, while a Labour councillor said that some behaviour was a “publicity stunt”

From TheJournal.ie Events and festivals "boost Irish hotel prices" Hotels

Events and festivals "boost Irish hotel prices"

The Irish hotel market remains stable, the latest figures show. But what is Ireland’s most expensive destination?

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Barclays chief Bob Diamond criticised over 'highly selective' evidence Barclays

Ex-Barclays chief Bob Diamond criticised over 'highly selective' evidence

Head of British Treasury Select Committee inquiry into Libor scandal is highly critical of Diamond in official report.

From TheJournal.ie Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn't surprising. Opinion

Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn't surprising.

We’re not surprised any more by unscrupulous behaviour by banks – but HSBC’s actions are as bad as it gets, writes Nick Leeson.

From TheJournal.ie Romney slams 'false' attacks on job record USA

Romney slams 'false' attacks on job record

Romney has angrily blasted what he called “false” attacks on his time at Bain Capital.

From TheJournal.ie Passing ECB cut on to customers a 'commercial decision for each bank' - Dept of Finance Mortgages

Passing ECB cut on to customers a 'commercial decision for each bank' - Dept of Finance

Tracker mortgage customers will see their rate adjusted as per the ECB change – but what about other mortgage holders?

From TheJournal.ie ECB cuts interest rate to record low Interest Rate

ECB cuts interest rate to record low

Key eurozone interest rate cut by 0.25 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains images

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie RBS traders fired months ago over rate-fixing - report Libor

RBS traders fired months ago over rate-fixing - report

Revelation comes after RBS confirmed it is one of the banks being investigated over manipulation of inter-bank lending rates.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Eurozone ministers prepare for crunch summit, former NI secretary’s computer may have been hacked, two more years of Trap, and Playboy sued for sexual discrimination… by men

From TheJournal.ie Financial regulator tells banks: Stop raising variable mortgage rates Rates

Financial regulator tells banks: Stop raising variable mortgage rates

Matthew Elderfield has told banks that he will take action if they fail to comply with an instruction to stop hiking interest rates on variable rate mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie US Postal Service about to get slower US Mail

US Postal Service about to get slower

We may need to send our Christmas cards a day earlier this year as the US Postal Service looks at cutting its delivery days.

From TheJournal.ie Hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald owes €13k to council Court

Hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald owes €13k to council

His solicitor told the court he was in “poor financial circumstances”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning: Cabinet’s final meeting before summer, five arrests in Ronan Kerr investigation, and the Chilean miners coming to the big screen.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage holders to be hit with repayment increases as Ulster Bank raises rates Mortgages

Mortgage holders to be hit with repayment increases as Ulster Bank raises rates

The bank has announced an increase on the standard variable rate by 0.6 per cent, the second rise by Ulster Bank this year which it blamed on higher funding costs.