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  • Positive response in Northern Ireland to some measures in British Budget » Inside Ireland
    decision which would have put jobs in the sector at risk and would have produced higher bills for energy consumers in the North Competition for market share with Republic Stormont Energy Minister Arlene Foster also welcomed the exemption The Carbon Price Floor is an important aspect of the UK Government s ambitious climate change policy However the Single Electricity Market arrangement brings our generators into competition for market share with those in the Republic of Ireland If our generators were required to include the carbon tax in their bid price they would have been at an immediate and increasing competitive disadvantage as the generators in the Republic of Ireland would not be subject to the tax she said Nigel Smyth CBI Northern Ireland Director said the agreement to exempt Northern electricity generators from 1 April is something the CBI has lobbied hard for This tax would have cost Northern Ireland 175 million over the next 5 years which would have had a detrimental impact on commercial and domestic energy prices he said Many in the North have welcomed the freeze on fuel duty Freeze in fuel duty rise The Chancellor also announced on Wednesday the cancellation of the three pence fuel duty increase due in the Autumn The CBI in the North said the decision will be welcomed by consumers and businesses alike SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie also welcomed the freeze in the fuel duty rise which will be invaluable for those who rely on cars to get to work and visit friends and family especially in rural areas The Stormont Finance Minister said this additional tax burden would have hit Northern Ireland businesses hard as they already pay some of the highest fuel prices in the UK The Ulster Farmers Union says that the announcement to scrap September s fuel duty increase will be a small help for Northern Ireland s rural families already struggling with rising fuel costs UFU President Harry Sinclair said Fuel is also a major input cost for farmers and the rising costs of fuel for agricultural vehicles and machinery is now a major burden on local farm businesses The spiralling cost of fuel has a disproportionate effect on farmers and families living in rural areas and what we would have liked to have seen was the Chancellor adopting new measures to address this said the UFU President Other Measures Sammy Wilson welcomed the announcement of the rise in personal income tax allowance to 10 000 from April 2014 which he said will assist 618 000 taxpayers in Northern Ireland The DUP MLA also claimed that the 2014 15 employment allowance of 2 000 per business will help 25 000 businesses here The announcement of the Equity Guarantee Scheme on 95 mortgages will also mean first time buyers in Northern Ireland only need a 5000 deposit on average the Stormont Minister said Corporation Tax While the cut to overall UK corporation tax is to be welcomed it is the meeting with the Prime Minister next

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  • TD calls for lower rates for town centre and larger ones for out of town developments » Inside Ireland
    and Smart Travel examined the challenges facing town centres due to restrictive parking regimes and offers practical and innovative solutions RGDATA Director General Tara Buckley said high rates fines and the threat of clamping are driving people out of town centres This has created a nightmare on every street that requires urgent action she said in January Free Parking RGDATA said they are seeking new guidelines to end the parking policy inconsistencies of local authorities and help combat the pull of shoppers to out of town retail centres with free parking Initiatives advised in the report include more graded parking fees and fines more flexible payment mechanisms and innovative pricing structures free parking days and set grace periods RGDATA is seeking new guidelines to help combat the pull of shoppers to out of town retail centres with free parking The Jobs Committee will discuss the report with Tara Buckley on Tuesday afternoon Chairman of the Committee Deputy Damien English said the meeting is a chance for Committee Members to discuss the various measures they would like to see implemented in terms of parking and smart travel solutions in town centres Black economy Deputy English said the meeting is also an opportunity for the Committee to discuss the black economy It has been estimated by Retail Ireland that the black market is costing the exchequer 860 million annually while it endangers jobs in legitimate tax paying retailers added the Chairman of the Jobs Committee Northern Ireland The Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Jobs Enterprise and Innovation John Lyons quoted the example of Northern Ireland in the RGDATA report RGDATA outlined how a temporary commercial rate increase called the Large Retail Levy was introduced in Northern Ireland on large out of town businesses The increased rate of 15 allowed for rates relief for smaller businesses in town centres who are at a competitive disadvantage in terms of car accessibility and parking charges Deputy Lyons said Finglas The Deputy used the example of Finglas Village which has two large retail centres on its outskirts There is a huge problem of vacant units in the Village centre which struggles to compete with large out of town retailers This situation repeats itself across the country where large developments usually with acres of free parking compete with town centres for customers Given the public investment in infrastructure streetscapes and public transport we have to look at ways of sustaining our town centres as core retail destinations Higher Rates for out of town developments The Deputy called for higher rates for larger developments A differential rates regime would rebalance this by providing a financial incentive for future town centre development and rates relief for existing businesses The income generated could also be used to reduce parking charges in a town centre or to promote it as a place to shop or do business concluded Deputy Lyons Comments Comments are closed Latest Business News February Jobs Roundup Good news for North with a number of jobs

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  • Business Roundup: Anglo boss faces trial to EU block of Ryanair’s bid for Aer Lingus » Inside Ireland
    over six years Mr FitzPatrick was remanded on continuing bail to appear before Dublin Circuit Criminal Court later in March PPSN allocations to foreign nationals have dropped to 67 500 in 2011 according to CSO Just over one quarter of foreign nationals assigned PPSNs in 2006 had employment activity in the State in 2011 according to CSO figures released on Friday 1st March The Personal Public Service Number is a reference number that helps people access social welfare benefits public services and information in the Republic of Ireland According to the CSO of the 204 000 foreign nationals aged 15 and over who were assigned PPSNs in 2006 only 27 had employment activity at any time during 2011 In 2011 37 of foreign nationals with new PPSNs had employment activity during the year The CSO figures also show that PPSN allocations to foreign nationals have dropped to 67 500 in 2011 AIB has indicated that they will soon raise their variable interest rates which may affect 70 000 customers Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has said he is becoming increasingly concerned at the government s complete indifference to speculation that the banks are planning another round of variable rate mortgage hikes potentially affecting up to 300 000 customers It is reported that AIB Chief Executive David Duffy has stated that the AIB is set to increase its variable interest rates on mortgages soon There is growing speculation that AIB is planning a further hike in variable mortgage rates and that this will spark another round of hikes by the other banks said Deputy McGrath Many analysts now believe that variable rates could reach 5 in the next year or so On a 200 000 mortgage over 20 years the difference in the monthly repayment between a customer on a variable rate of 5 and a customer on a tracker of 1 75 is a staggering almost 400 argued the Deputy Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has also said the possible move by the AIB to increase interest rates shows the need for Government intervention in the mortgage crisis The government owns nearly 100 of AIB and should intervene and let it be known unambiguously that this hike is unacceptable said Deputy Doherty Ryanair has said the EU Commission had told the airline that it intends to reject the bid As expected the European Commission has blocked a third attempt by Ryanair to take over Aer Lingus arguing the merger would have harmed consumers reduced choice and led to increased prices for passengers travelling in and out of Ireland Aer Lingus welcomed the news and said the offer should never have been made while Ryanair will appeal against the decision Comments Comments are closed Latest Business News February Jobs Roundup Good news for North with a number of jobs announcements February s jobs roundup begins with good news for the North with a number of jobs announcements including over 100 new jobs for the International Airport Co Antrim January

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  • Business News » Inside Ireland
    widespread political calls for HMV to accept gift vouchers but on Wednesday HMV Ireland went into receivership threatening 300 jobs Mixed news on job front with 100 jobs for Limerick but potential bad news for HMV There was mixed news on the unemployment front on Monday as 100 new jobs were announced in Limerick and reports circulated that HMV the music and DVD retailer will appoint an administrator Around 30 jobs created at online payment firm in Dublin Around 30 jobs will be created at an online payment firm in Dublin No Strike on Thursday at Bus Éireann The strike action planned at Bus Éireann on Thursday has been averted IDA report of 12 722 new jobs created in 2012 gets positive reaction from TDs There has been positive reaction to Monday s news from the IDA that 12 722 new jobs were created in the state in 2012 Mixed response to figures showing fall in signing on Live Register in December There has been a mixed response to Friday s figures showing a fall in those signing on the Live Register in December Agency increased employment by 3 804 in Ireland in 2012 The agency which supports the growth and development of Irish exporting companies increased employment by 3 804 in 2012 New Export Orders strong in December with export expectations returning to positive movement New export orders were strong in December with export expectations returning to positive movement according to two New Year reports Historic Bombardier deal follows 4 fall in Bankruptcies in North InsideIreland presents a look back at the economy over the year and this week looks at bankrupties in the North Labour and economy news 150 jobs for Kildare and 2 increase in exports InsideIreland ie rounds up Friday s labour news including 150 jobs for Kildare Bus Éireann cuts SIPTU Shannon vote and 2 increase in exports Overall level of mortgage arrears increased but at a slower pace The pace of increase in mortgage arrears has slowed according to the latest Central Bank statistics which also shows that as expected the overall level of private residential mortgage arrears has increased Employment News good news for Republic bad news in North with possible 200 job losses Monday was a good news day on the jobs front with 300 new jobs in the Republic but less happy news in the North with the fallout of the administration of a Co Antrim construction firm continuing and the closure of all offices of a British estate agents in Northen Ireland Political Budget Response Fianna Fáil Sinn Féin ULA There has been fervent political response to the measures contained in the Budget statements delivered in the Dáil on Wednesday by Ministers Noonan and Howlin Howlin announces his statement to Dáil with prescription charge increase and reduction in Child Benefit The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin has delivered his budget statement in Dáil Éireann on Wednesday which included the news that Prescription charges for Medical Card holders

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  • Day One at Cheltenham dominated by Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh » Inside Ireland
    the course frozen following a 12C wind chill overnight The track passed that inspection The card and results were 2 05 William Hill Supreme Novices Hurdle Winner Champagne Fever 5 1 Willie Mullins won the opening race at this year s festival with Ruby Walsh on Champagne Fever The winning time was 3mins 56secs Ruby Walsh said of Champagne Fever It s magic he just came alive the last fortnight He wasn t doing a whole lot in front but I knew AP McCoy was coming to me as I could feel the crowd revving up But in fairness when AP got to him he stuck his head down and away he went again 2 40 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase Winner Simonsig 8 15 Fav Red hot favourite Simonsig and jockey Barry Geraghty had to to pull out all the stops to claim the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Mouse Morris s 33 1 outsider Baily Green was catching up on Nicky Henderson s grey but Simonsig found enough after the final fence to achieve a two and a quarter length victory 3 20 JLT Specialty Handicap Chase Winner Golden Chieftain 28 1 28 1 shot Golden Chieftain stormed clear to win the JLT Speciality Handicap Chase at Cheltenham from 13 2f Our Mick 4 00 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Winner Hurricane Fly 13 8 Fav Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins get second win of the day as Hurricane Fly regained his Champion Hurdle crown Last year s winner Rock On Ruby set a strong pace in the lead and Hurricane Fly appeared to be outpaced mid race as he failed to travel under Ruby Walsh The Willie Mullins horse got closer at the second last however and led turning for home Walsh said the horse made a mistake or two but he s as tough as nails 4 40 OLBG Mares Hurdle Winner Quevega 8 11 Fav For second race in a row and third of the day the Walsh Mullins team came up trumps again as Quevega produced another remarkable performance to land her fifth straight victory Ruby Walsh had a hairy moment before the third last when the 8 11 favourite stumbled She had ground to make up from the next as French trained 33 1 outsider Sirene D ainay hit the front Willie Mullins star mare started to motor approaching the final flight and grabbed Sirene D ainay on the run in to post a hard fought length and a half success 5 15 Rewards4Racing Novices Handicap Chase Winner Rajdhani Express 16 1 Wednesday Mouse Morris is expecting a big show from Rule The World when he forms part of a strong Irish challenge for the Neptune Investment Management Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham on Wednesday The Gigginstown House Stud owned six year old who has won three times from four starts over hurdles this season will be taking on Willie Mullins exciting prospect Pont Alexandre who is unbeaten We are pushing the

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  • Camogie: Wins for Waterford, Kildare, Cork & Down in opening games of Liberty Insurance Intermediate Championship » Inside Ireland
    1 1 A Power 0 5 L McGrath 0 2 Group 2 Offaly 4 11 Scorers S Harding 2 2 K Kennedy 1 2 S Kehoe 1 0 R O Brien 0 1 D Hanamy 0 2 O Maher L Mannion H Larkin L Savage 0 1 each Wexford 1 6 Scorers B Waslh 1 2 J Harding 0 2 C David A Dunne 0 1 each All Ireland U16B C ship Group 1 Cork 3 18 Scorers S Manganese 1 0 O Lowney 1 2 N Power 1 1 S McCarthy 0 5 C O Keeffe 0 3 C Mullins 0 1 A Hurley 0 3 S O Sullivan 0 3 Clare 2 4 Scorers O McInerney 2 0 S Canny 0 3 M McMahon 0 1 Waterford 2 11 Antrim 3 7 All Ireland U16 B C ship Group 2 Laois 5 19 Scorers D Mortimer 2 7 J Cass 2 4 E Fitzpatrick 1 0 T Duff 0 3 S Phelan 0 2 C Lowry E Dunne C Bannon 0 1 each Limerick 1 3 Scorers J O Doherty 1 2 C O Toole 0 1 Derry 6 9 Down 0 5 All Ireland U16 C C ship Group 2 Carlow 1 9 Cavan 0 5 Pic Ciaran Hanna Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship By Daragh Ó Conchúir Galway 1 11 Offaly 1 8 Niamh McGrath came off the bench to edge Galway over the line but the League champions were given the fright of their lives by Offaly before snatching a 1 11 to 1 8 victory in the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship at St Brendan s Park Birr Tony Ward opted not to risk McGrath from the start due to injury and she was replaced in the starting line up by Sarsfields clubmate Maria Cooney Cooney began brilliantly and scored three points from play in the first half Siobhan Flannery was Offaly s key scoring contributor with six pointed frees but Aoife Kelly did provide one good point from play as well in that opening period but an injury time goal by Mollie Dunne gave Galway the upper hand with a 1 5 to 0 4 lead having played into the wind Niamh Kilkenny stretched the margin to five points but Tina Hannon s goal after her first effort had been saved by Susan Earner put the tie back in the melting pot Flannery slotted three frees and it was 1 7 apiece at the three quarter mark It was time for McGrath to enter the fray and she added three frees to a Jessica Gill point from play as the Tribeswomen finished strongly There was late drama though as Flannery made it a three point game from a free and was given a chance to snatch a draw but her 20m free was saved Wexford 3 9 Limerick 0 11 In the absence of Úna Leacy and Ursula Jacob Kate Kelly showed her leadership with a brilliant performance as Wexford also maintained their

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  • Irish Pro Men’s Rugby round up: Men’s sevens squad’s success in first Rugby Europe tournament » Inside Ireland
    Ireland and Munster captain star Paul O Connell will retire from international rugby at the end of the 2015 Rugby World Cup I would like to thank all Munster and Irish rugby fans for their support and ask them to continue to show why they are the best supporters in world rugby as Ireland travel to the Rugby World Cup in England in September Paul O Connell The Limerick man made his senior Munster debut in August 2001 away to Edinburgh and has represented the province on 178 occasions With Munster he has won two European Cups 2006 and 2008 three Celtic League PRO12 titles 2003 2009 and 2011 and a Celtic Cup in 2005 He made his Ireland debut against Wales in February 2002 and has won 101 caps for his country With Ireland he has won a Grand Slam 2009 led his country to two RBS 6 Nations Championship titles 2014 and 2015 and claimed four Triple Crowns 2004 2006 2007 and 2009 In 2009 he led the British Irish Lions tour of South Africa A three time Lions tourist 2005 2009 and 2013 he played in a total of seven Lions Tests and was a member of the Series winning side in Australia in 2013 Irish Captain Paul O Connell was a colussus IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne said Paul O Connell has been a fantastic servant to Irish rugby Over the course of his 101 Ireland caps to date he has set the standard for the model Irish professional His contribution to Irish rugby is immeasurable in terms of not only driving success on the field but also raising the profile of Irish rugby around the world Munster Rugby Chief Executive Garrett Fitzgerald said he was a truly great ambassador for the province and a standard bearer of this team for over a decade Pro12 As the dust settled on Glasgow Warriors historic win over Munster in the Pro12 final players and management alike could barely conceal their delight Naturally enough the Warriors were thoroughly elated with the splendid victory one that sees the Pro12 trophy going to Scotland for the first time The aftermath of Saturday s game was undoubtedly emotional and poignant for everyone involved none more so than the departing Al Kellock There will be plenty of time for personal reflection I was focused on making sure my detail was spot on Some of the rugby we produced was the best we ve produced all season Al Kellock Glasgow became the first Scottish side to be crowned PRO12 champions after beating Munster 31 13 in Saturday s final at Ravenhill in Belfast Guinness PRO12 Having finished the regular season at the top of the standings Warriors outscored the Irish Province four tries to one to seal a an emphatic deserved victory Three tries in the first half an hour blew Munster out of the water as Rob Harley DTH Van Der Merwe and Henry Pyrgos all went over to put Glasgow firmly into

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  • Wins for Kilkenny and Tipperary in All-Ireland minor camogie semi-finals round-up‏ » Inside Ireland
    eight points from play in 12 minutes to stun their opponents Róisín Howard Miriam Campion Orla O Dwyer and Ciardha Maher had points before Niamh Treacy goaled on 21 minutes and it was 1 9 to 0 2 Galway finished the half well though with four points including two from Freaney to make it a six point game at the interval The Premier County girls flew out of the traps and had a couple of points on the board already when Campion found the net after just five minutes to make it 2 11 to 0 6 It was easy from then with Sarah Stakelum coming off the bench to score two points while Freaney registered Galway s only score in the second half from a free Kilkenny 3 11 Limerick 0 6 Kilkenny were equally sharp in an attacking sense as they accounted for Limerick by 3 11 to 0 6 Again the vanquished side actually began well enough Caoimhe Lyons scoring a first minute point for the Shannonsiders Sarah Kent equalised from a 50m free and it was tit for tat in the opening 20 minutes by which stage the teams had shared six points A strong finish from Kilkenny yielded points for Jenny O Neill Jenny Clifford and Kent however to make it 0 8 to 0 4 at the break The Noresiders made the dream start to the new half when Edel Coonan blasted to the Limerick net from close range in the 32nd minute after latching onto a Sarah Walsh cross Ciara Phelan added another goal nine minutes later to open up a nine point margin and it was a blow from which Limerick couldn t recover Kilkenny finished with 1 3 without reply Piltown s international representative duo of Chloe Blackmore rugby and Kellyann

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