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1.   Ministers admit Property Tax letter confusion, but insist no one has to pay until 2014.

Ministers’ comments come after confusion regarding letter sent by Revenue to homeowners asking them to select their method of payment for next year’s tax.

2.   ‘Start small, but think big’ is the advice from entrepreneur Padraig McEnaney.

Padraig McEnaney, CEO of Celtic Pure water, on how the water bottling company grew from his garage to producing 35 million bottles of water a year in little over a decade.

3.   ‘Poor week for Irish banking’ says New Beginning

The free legal representation group for mortgage holders in arrears says that the closure of Danske Banks Irish operation could lead to an increase in banking fees and charges, while also stating that three-quarters of mortgage holders in arrears for over 90 days have yet to have had any restructuring on their loans.

4.   Firms lose out on €4bn online market due to poor technology.

Irish businesses are losing out on their share of the online market because their websites and technology are not up to scratch. Of the €4bn spent online by Irish shoppers last year, three quarters of this went out of the country, with only 60 percent of Irish small business have a website.

5.   Small Firms Association calls for creation of bank for entrepreneurs.

Chairman of the Small Firms Association, AJ Noonan, has called for the Government to establish a State bank to help small firms’ access credit. Noonan says that the departure of the Troika and the closure of Danske Bank immediately after the closure of ACC Bank could result in difficulty for small business in getting the credit needed for Working Capital and investment.


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