Government Society

Unintended consequences – renters & water charge deposits?

Renters face €1k water charge deposits | Irish Examiner: In a statement last night, the landlords’ group said that, despite Government claims that property owners could take unpaid water charge fees out of a tenant’s rent deposit, existing legislation prevents this. The association stressed this would be “a blatant contravention of tenancy and letting agreements […]

Europe Government

Well, whaddya know.. – “Turns out Ireland was telling the truth about company taxes. Unlike nearly everyone else…“. A new report from PwC and the World Bank found Ireland had one of the most efficient company tax systems in the world and the best in Europe when it came to total taxes on business and the time […]

Bits & Bobs Mood


n. the smallest measurable unit of human connection, typically exchanged between passing strangers—a flirtatious glance, a sympathetic nod, a shared laugh about some odd coincidence—moments that are fleeting and random but still contain powerful emotional nutrients that can alleviate the symptoms of feeling alone. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows — xeno.