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Former Autonomy boss Lynch to fight US fraud charges

The US has filed criminal charges against entrepreneur Mike Lynch over the $11 billion sale of Autonomy to Hewlett-Packard seven years ago. Irish-born Mike Lynch is accused of making false statements that inflated the value of the software group.  The charges filed in a court in San Francisco carry a maximum penalty of 20 years […]

December 24, 2018 Jimmy Chadwick

Facebook’s big Ballsbridge bet

It was possibly the worst kept secret in Dublin commercial property circles. For months rumours and reports have abounded that Facebook was getting close to sealing the deal on a lease on the Bank Centre campus in Ballsbridge. But nonetheless, the news that the agreement has been formalised was nonetheless interesting. Facebook has agreed terms […]

December 24, 2018 Jimmy Chadwick

Does your home need more than one Netflix subscription?

With faster, more reliable broadband being rolled out across the country (albeit at a much slower pace than many would like), the way in which we use the internet and online services continues to evolve. Quicker connection speeds and less down time mean we can now make more use of the web than ever before, and companies are […]

December 24, 2018 Jimmy Chadwick

Boom and bust cycle doomed to repeat itself?

So much for the quietest budget in recent years: Today the IFAC has unloaded a bombardment on Budget 2019. It’s the toughest criticism of a budget since November 2015. And for a Government that has spoken a lot about ending the boom-bust cycle of Irish economic history, the most wounding criticism is that it is repeating […]

December 24, 2018 Jimmy Chadwick

May’s “backstop to the backstop” risks rift with DUP

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a fresh Brexit headache as her plans – outlined in a letter seen by the Times of London –  risked a rift with her Democratic Unionist Party allies. The beginning of her letter to the DUP is a bit confusing: “A Brussels plan to put a customs border in […]

December 24, 2018 Jimmy Chadwick

El Niño weather to develop in next three months

The World Meteorological Organisation has said there is a 75-80% chance of weak El Niño weather conditions developing in the East Central Tropical Pacific region over the next three months. Sea surface temperatures in the region have already reached levels consistent with a weak El Niño, said the WMO, but the corresponding atmospheric temperatures have not yet […]

December 24, 2018 Jimmy Chadwick

Twitter supports new online political advertising bill

Karen White, Director of Public Policy for Twitter in Europe was addressing the Oireachtas Communications Committee today A senior executive from Twitter has said the social media giant supports a proposed new bill to achieve greater transparency in online political advertising. Karen White, Director of Public Policy for Twitter in Europe was addressing the Oireachtas […]

December 24, 2018 Jimmy Chadwick

What the drop in sterling means for business

Financial markets clearly did not like what they saw coming out of the UK on the Brexit front yesterday. The Irish Stock Exchange experienced its biggest fall in well over two years, while the British pound weakened significantly against the euro. This led to a warning last night from Irish exporters that many of its […]

December 24, 2018 Jimmy Chadwick

Ex-US presidential advisor thinks Trump won’t run again

Dr Pippa Malmgren is in Dublin today to speak to over 800 business people at PwC’s annual Business Forum There is a chance that US President Donald Trump will not run for a second term in the White House, according to a former Special Economic and Policy Assistant to former US President George W Bush. […]

December 24, 2018 Jimmy Chadwick