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17 October 2018 11:55 Monitor shows Irish women more likely to start a business than most of their EU counterparts

Figures from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor show that Irish women rank 8th in Europe for starting businesses. At 6.3% this ranks them higher than women in the UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden and France. The figures, which have been highlighted ahead of the Local Enterprise Office’s National Women’s Enterprise Day, also show self-belief as an issue for Irish

01 October 2018 10:27 Man at centre of Nobel sex-abuse scandal gets jail term for rape

The man at the centre of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has been found guilty and given a two-year jail sentence for a rape in 2011. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, faced two counts of rape of a woman seven years ago. Stockholm District Court said on Monday 1

17 September 2018 09:25 New leak shows Julian Assange sought Russian visa in 2010

A new series of internal WikiLeaks files show staff at the organisation discussed founder Julian Assange skipping bail and escaping from Britain as authorities closed in on him in 2010. One of the documents reveals supporters considering a potential Brazilian asylum claim; another has Mr Assange discreetly seeking a Russian visa in London. The files 1

09 September 2018 07:06 Sweden votes amid heated debate on immigration

Polls have opened in Sweden’s general election in what is expected to be one of the most unpredictable races in the country for decades, amid heated debate on immigration. Sunday’s election is Sweden’s first since the government in 2015 allowed 163,000 migrants into the country of 10 million. While far less than what Germany took in that year, it was the most per capita

26 August 2018 23:00 The figures behind whether to tax more for services

Most of us appreciate good quality public services but are less keen on paying the necessary taxes to provide them. In 2017, the total net tax take was almost €50.76bn, even though pay-related social insurance which generated another €10.2bn is not usually included, wrongly in my view, in the tax statistics. Also excluded from the tax sums are local 11

14 August 2018 13:20 Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden in attack arranged on social media

Two suspects have been arrested so far. UP TO 80 cars were set on fire overnight across western Sweden by masked vandals in what they suspect was a coordinated attack weeks before a general election. Most of the cars were burned at around 20 locations in Sweden’s second largest city of Gothenburg late on Monday. Authorities said two suspects aged between 6

13 August 2018 06:49 'We can't rule out further strikes': Ryanair and union reps meeting today in a bid to avoid further travel chaos

Talks will begin later this morning to try to resolve the long-running Ryanair dispute. FURTHER RYANAIR STRIKE action can’t be ruled out as of yet, according to the union representing pilots who are in a dispute with the airline. Ryanair and the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association, which is part of trade union Fórsa, will meet later today in an attempt 5

10 August 2018 18:55 Was your flight cancelled? Here are your rights

Over 1,000 Ryanair flights were cancelled across Europe today. A FIFTH DAY of strike action affected Ryanair flights across Europe today. Pilots from Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Belgium are all taking part in the industrial action. All customers affected by the cancellations were notified by email or text message with many offered new flights 5

21 July 2018 08:45 European Parliament proposes new rules for parents to juggle work and home commitments

This will include the right to flexible working hours for parents with children 10 years and under. MEPs HAVE APPROVED new rules for paternity leave, non-transferable parental leave and measures for flexible work in a bid to improve the current work/life balance of parents and carers across EU member states. These rules are hoped to address the underrepresentation 19

12 July 2018 00:10 Ireland's population growth five times EU average

Population growth in Ireland was more than five times the EU average in 2017, new figures have revealed. The total number of residents in the Republic rose by 53,900 last year to almost 4.84m — an annual increase of 1.1% compared to the EU average of 0.2%. It was the fourth highest rate of population growth within the EU during 2017, although Ireland 17