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Bank damages Co-op Group results

Posted on April 10, 2017 · Posted in Co-operative News

The Co-operative Group’s announcement of a significant loss resulting from its shareholding in the Co-operative Bank should not be a surprise to anyone who has been paying close attention to.. read more

Magee or not Magee

Posted on April 10, 2017 · Posted in Slugger O'Toole

There is definite support in Derry for Ulster University’s proposal for a graduate entry medical school at Magee campus.  After 53 years of exasperation that the city does not have.. read more

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Tullow Oil

Posted on April 10, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

It’s been a busy start of the year for Ireland’s largest energy exploration business Tullow Oil.  In the space of a few days in January and February, the company announced.. read more

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Future-Focused Finance

Posted on April 10, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

It should be no surprise that strengthening financial management is a priority for the NHS.  Trusts in England were in deficit by £1.8bn in 2015/16 and the NHS has the.. read more

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Co-op Bank – in trouble again

Posted on April 10, 2017 · Posted in Co-operative News

Speculation has intensified over recent days about the future of The Co-operative Bank.  According to The Times and the Sunday Times, the bank may be forced to close, or sell.. read more

Why Northern Ireland must demand competence in government

Posted on April 10, 2017 · Posted in Slugger O'Toole

I’m furious.  Sinn Fein’s election slogan ‘Don’t get angry, get even’, doesn’t do it for me on two counts.  Being angry while voting is no bad thing and anyway I.. read more

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The Gender Pay Gap

Posted on April 10, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Public bodies have often led the private sector when it comes to progressive employment practices.  But it is different with gender pay reporting – the government demanded that others got.. read more

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Learning from Rush’s failure

Posted on April 10, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

Irish credit unions are generally in a strong financial position.  According to the Irish League of Credit Unions’ annual report, published in December, member credit unions have €880m in capital.. read more

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Angela McGowan profile

Posted on April 10, 2017 · Posted in Accounting & Business

“Sometimes it is underestimated how many females are in important positions in Northern Ireland,” explains Angela McGowan, whose place at the province’s top table was secured when she took over.. read more

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Trump presidency could be bad news for Northern Ireland

Posted on November 15, 2016 · Posted in Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland’s best hope for the Donald Trump presidency is probably that he didn’t actually mean what he said to get elected.  If he did mean it, there could be.. read more

Tesco Bank and online fraud – some warnings following my interview on TalkBack

Posted on November 7, 2016 · Posted in BBC Radio Ulster

The Tesco Bank incidents 20,000 customer are reported to have been victim to online fraud, leading to payments being taken from their accounts.  Tesco Bank has agreed to refund losses,.. read more

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