That of the Government capital expenditure program for housing it is likely to significantly miss its goal this year, according to data obtained by the Department of Housing, writes Eoin Burke-Kennedy. As part of its Housing for All strategy, launched last year, the government has pledged to spend €20 billion on affordable and social housing over the next five years, including €4 billion in both 2022 and 2023.

Axa Ireland, the island’s largest general insurer, saw its net profit rise 15% last year to €112.7m as claims losses fell and number of customers and investment income rose , even as average motor premiums have declined. Joe Brennan has the details.

Karlin Lillington has heard it all before and is still adamant Big Tech has no plans to leave Ireland.

Aongus Hegarty he has a lot on his plate. The Irish executive took over as chairman of Dell’s international markets just months before Covid-19 shut down the world. Since then he has had to deal with a global shortage of chips, the pandemic and then the impact of the war in Ukraine. Ciara O’Brien reports it.

NFP insurance broker based in New York, which entered the Irish market in 2020, has acquired Dublin-based life and health insurance consultant Tailored Finance for an undisclosed sum, writes Joe Brennan. NFP moved to the Republic in 2020 through the acquisition of HMP Insurance and Pension Advisors and has followed three further deals, at a total cost of €45m.

A start-up founded by two former Intercom employees has raised a $16 million Series A financing round to further develop its next generation spreadsheet tool that will hopefully replace Excelwrites Ciara O’Brien

Cantillon is of the opinion that the bloodbaths in the technology sector it hasn’t run its course Maxol it has provided something of a window into how the fossil fuel industry views the climate agenda.

Musk’s takeover of Twitter worries Irish regulators

Ciara O’Brien on the troubles swirling around Twitter under the leadership of Elon Musk. The company met with the Irish Data Protection Commission this week to discuss concerns about the disruption to the company and how it could affect the security of users and their data. Joe Brennan on the news that auto insurers had a banner year in 2021, enjoying their highest profits since 2009. The size of premiums paid plummeted, but premiums fell only slightly. Will there be cheaper prizes?

The threat of being hacked is a perennial concern for businesses around the world, and with an estimated 2,200 incidents a day in the US alone, it’s a threat that needs to be taken seriously, say Matt Conlon and Conor Flannery, founders of security informatics launching the Cytidel softwarewrites Olive Keogh.

“Aviation is not like other industries where you can, frankly, get to net zero a little easier. This will take a little longer. These are not the words of an airline chief executive nor an engineer designing next-generation aero-engines, but of Cathal Foley, a senior executive at Pace, part of the Kilorglin-based investment and finance firm fexco. Neil Briscoe reports it.

With the popularity of digital cameras and, later, smartphones, it might be hard to see where instant cameras and their various accessories fit in today’s world. So where does the new come from Instax square link does the smartphone printer fit? Ciara O’Brien finds out.

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