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Ian Guider: Banks set to adopt usual ‘Carry On Regardless’ ploy on interest rate cuts

Only self interest will force the three main pillar banks to slash mortgage interest rates for their customers, not political whining

09.06.2024 10

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Ian Guider: We’ll see a rise in number of fruitcakes, loonies and racists elected to Europe

We are obsessed with tactics of how far right have marched forward and ignored underlying problems of why message is finding support

01.06.2024 30

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Central Bank levies should be used to repay clients of failed investment firms

The decision to shutter Blackbee was a shock to clients and the outside world which had largely seen the firm as a success story

26.05.2024 20

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Ian Guider: Tony O’Reilly’s battle with Denis O’Brien left both sides badly scarred

Hostilities between the parties culminated in O’Brien’s ousting of the O’Reillys from Independent News and Media

19.05.2024 50

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Ian Guider: Ireland should be radical and buy a stake in Intel

The chipmaker is seeking investment to expand its presence in Kildare, the state’s fund should be deployed to ensure we are at the centre of the...

19.05.2024 10

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We don’t need experts to tell us Dublin is filthy and unsafe

Deterioration of the capital has been visible since the end of the pandemic, for anyone who wanted to take a closer look at the physical scars and...

12.05.2024 60

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Ian Guider: Without Michael O’Leary Ryanair wouldn’t be the success it is, but a €100m bonus is excessive

If Ryanair profits hit €2.2 billion or if the company’s share price remains above €21 for 28 consecutive trading days, then the chief...

05.05.2024 40

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Ian Guider: A strong Irish media sector is vital and can only thrive through a series of mergers

Attempt by Mediahuis to buy online news outlet TheJournal makes commercial sense, but such a concentration in ownership would have raised eyebrows

05.05.2024 20

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Ten questions savvy shareholders should be asking of their chief executives and chairs

With AGM season upon us, such meetings present a rare occasion for shareholders to hold their company bosses to account

28.04.2024 20

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Ian Guider: Glanbia finance chief’s unusual bonus could lead to a bloody nose from investors

Executive pay is becoming an increasingly tricky area for firms even when the executives in question deserve the salary

21.04.2024 30

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Ian Guider: Five major issues new Enterprise Minister Peter Burke must address

Newly-minted minister has no time to lose in order to make a difference before next election

14.04.2024 20

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Ian Guider: Why neutered committee system won’t be getting any real powers any time soon

The restrictions put on Oireachtas committees shortchange elected respresentatives and the public

07.04.2024 30

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Harris can’t stand up for small firms and make work pay at the same time

In order to square the circle, the new taoiseach need to look beyond the usual solution of spreading money far and wide, and instead consider option...

31.03.2024 10

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Ian Guider: Little or no incentive for AIB or Bank of Ireland to pass on rate cuts

Lack of competition in Irish market means there is nothing to force main banks to reduce burden on mortgage holders

24.03.2024 20

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Head to head on the Shannon pipeline: White knight or white elephant?

Diverting water from the Shannon to rescue Dublin’s creaking supply is deeply controversial. Today we present the best arguments for and against

17.03.2024 9

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Ian Guider: Water is not a local resource, it is for national use and Shannon pipeline must proceed

Since Uisce Eireann took on responsibility for water across the country, the proposal has progressed at a glacial pace

17.03.2024 8

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Ian Guider: Government is tone deaf on impact of benefits increases for workers on small firms

If we want Scandi levels of entitlements then someone has to pay for it and it shouldn’t be small firms who can’t afford it

10.03.2024 10

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Ian Guider: Zealots against Dublin Airport expansion are anti-tourist

Additional tourism and airport expansion are badly needed for this island on the edge of Europe

02.03.2024 10

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Ian Guider: The Irish Reit is dying, it will be mourned

A forward looking move to stabilise the property market has been killed by tinkering policies

16.02.2024 30

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Ian Guider: Serious questions must be asked about rising costs of Cork’s long-awaited event centre

The figures involved have exploded to a mind-boggling €85 million and the project is on course to become a major white elephant

11.02.2024 10

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A permanent closure of Tara Mines would be far more devastating to the economy

Spurning the chance to get production back in a few months and saving 400 jobs is the best deal they are likely to get

19.01.2024 10

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Ireland is a true global leader in aviation leasing, and we must replicate that success

Tony Ryan’s legacy to Irish business extends far beyond the hundreds of Ryanair jets that bear his name today

14.01.2024 10

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Smurfit’s mega-merger with Westrock appears fraught on paper

An institutional investor is querying the rationale behind the Irish packaging giant’s $20bn tie-up with the US firm that will catapult it into...

07.01.2024 10

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Ian Guider: Investors bet on the roaring ‘20s starting next year

Financial markets have wagered the house on a presumption that the risks and issues which made the last few years problematic will end

30.12.2023 6

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Ian Guider: Looking ahead, we are in for a shock at how profitable the banks will become

Last year was a stellar one for Irish banks and credit unions, and 2024 is only going to get better

24.12.2023 8

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Ian Guider: Solar21 case shows state’s watchdogs bark but rarely bite

Solar21 company case highlights the attitude of the state to compliance with company law and investor protection

17.12.2023 10

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Ian Guider: why the unions will win in the public sector pay talks

This is the worst time politically and economically for the government to negotiate a new agreement

03.12.2023 20

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