12% of Irish office workers would hide a malware or ransomware breach from employer


A new survey which revealed that more than one in 10 Irish officer workers (12%) wouldn’t immediately tell their employer if they realised the device they were working on had been compromised with malware or ransomware. The survey – conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Auxilion and involving more than 500 office workers in Ireland […]

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Why SMEs are the ‘real winners’ in Budget 2022


PwC Ireland’s Susan Kilty believes the latest Budget promotes entrepreneurship, supports growth and creates jobs. Following another turbulent year under the cloud of Covid-19, Budget 2022 unsurprisingly placed a focus on the areas of digital transformation and remote working. But while there were no so-called big reveals in the moderately temperate Budget, it was still largely welcomed, particularly […]

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Irish government to sign OECD agreement on international corporate tax changes today


The Irish government will today officially sign up to the OECD agreement on international corporate tax changes after approval was given at cabinet yesterday. The decision comes on the back of assurances received that the effective minimum tax rate would not go above 15% and that Ireland could maintain a lower rate of 12.5% for […]

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Numbers working from home set for dramatic drop in next 12 months


While 73% of organisations still have more than 75% of their staff working from home, that figure is expected to drop to 16% in 12 months’ time. This is among the primary findings of a new survey from the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland (ACOI).  The survey of more than 250 organisations, answered by […]

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How to ask your boss for more flexible working


While returning to the office is now possible for many, some workers might still want the option of flexible working some of the time. Here’s how to broach the subject. This week marked the beginning of a phased and staggered return to workplaces for many employees in Ireland. It essentially marked the first official green light for […]

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Business confidence back to pre-Covid levels


Confidence levels amongst Ireland’s insurance companies and SMEs are rapidly returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to separate business surveys. A joint survey of insurers, by PwC and Insurance Ireland, found that confidence has rebounded with most firms having significant plans to invest and more than half intent on increasing their staff numbers. As much as […]

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WhatsApp Ireland fined record €225m for GDPR breaches


The decision concludes an investigation that began nearly three years ago looking at possible breaches in data and transparency regulations. WhatsApp Ireland has today (2 September) been issued the largest ever fine by the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC). The company is required to pay €225m for breaches in under the General Data Protection Regulation, […]

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Irish businesses may struggle to attract applicants as they emerge from pandemic


Irish employers looking to recruit rapidly to staff up businesses as they emerge from the pandemic may struggle to attract applicants, based on the findings of a new survey published by global jobs site Indeed. Whilst job postings looking for workers have surged above pre-pandemic levels indicating a high level of demand from employers, only 7% […]

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