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Central Bank to beef up security at south Dublin currency centre

The Central Bank is planning an €8.5 million revamp of its south Dublin currency centre to modernise the complex and boost security. The Sandyford-based facility was constructed in the late 1970s and was designed to house the printing facility for Irish currency notes. At the time, architect Sam Stephenson was awarded the Royal Institute of […]

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Public wants referendum on TTIP – poll

The vast majority of Irish people want a referendum on the proposed US-EU free trade deal if it looks like it could become law, a survey suggests. They also want a similar poll on Europe’s planned trade agreement with Canada, according to the survey carried out by Red C. The survey was commissioned by lobby […]

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Banks taking centre stage after Brexit

Central banks from Washington to Tokyo take centre stage next week, although policymakers are likely to remain cautious as they wait for the dust to settle from Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union. As they wait for political reassurances and greater clarity over the likely impact of the move, central banks have mostly […]

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Irish business confidence slumped in run-up to UK vote

Business confidence across the island dropped “dramatically” in the first half of the year, as firms awaited the outcome of the UK referendum, a survey shows. The latest Global Economic Conditions Survey for the second quarter, from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, shows a dip in confidence across the OECD linked to the Brexit […]

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Enterprise Ireland on post-Brexit trade blitz

Enterprise Ireland has beefed up the number of international trade missions for the remainder of its year in the wake of Brexit, with 26 ministerial-led trips set to take place. The full programme of events – 68 in total – includes ministerial-led trade missions, inward buyer visits, market study visits, international trade fairs, embassy events […]

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Central Bank for sale with €60m price tag

The Central Bank is to put its headquarters on Dame Street and two other premises on Dublin’s College Green on the market in the coming months, with sources estimating they could fetch upwards of €60m. The bank expects to be able to start moving into its new purpose-built office accommodation on North Wall Quay by […]

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