The SPbU alumni Reunion will take place in Berlin


For the first time ever the traditional gathering of the SPbU graduates will take place outside of Russia. On October 11-12, 2019 the Free University of Berlin will host the alumni of all majors and all years of graduation of Russia’s first university. Lectures by writer Andrei Astvatsatourov and paleontologist Pavel Skuchas, presentation of the […]

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Obligation to Maintain and File Beneficial Ownership Information


The European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2019 (SI 110 of 2019) (“the Regulations”) were signed into law in March 2019. Under the Regulations, the company is obliged: to obtain and hold details of its beneficial owners in an internal register (this legal requirement was introduced in November 2016 by SI […]

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Recruiting New Staff – Top Ten Tips


Recruiting staff has become a big headache for many companies as the economy reaches full employment. Recruitment websites like are a very good place to start for general staff recruitment. You can use Linkedin for more senior management roles. Many companies consider using recruitment agencies but this method can be expensive . Here are our […]

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Russian team on GAA World Games


While Rugby and Soccer are popular team sports in Ireland, when Summer arrives the unique Irish sports of Gaelic Football and Hurling take centre stage. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded on November 1st 1884 at a meeting in Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Within six months of that famous first meeting, GAA clubs began to […]

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Now is a very good time to consider starting a business in Ireland


The Irish economy is performing very well with strong growth in the past few years. There are many government supports in place to assist start up companies, in particular companies, which have the potential to grow quickly, and companies which plan to export. Here are the key steps involved in taking your business idea from […]

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Shock ruling says citizenship cannot be granted if applicant has spent a day outside Ireland in past year


THE HIGH COURT has ruled that nobody can be granted Irish citizenship if they have spent a single day outside the country in the past year. The unexpected judgment, handed down by Mr Justice Max Barrett, could affect thousands of people applying for Irish citizenship on the basis of residence in the country. Experts called […]

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Fillet steak from Ireland named best in the world


The best fillet steak in the world comes from Ireland, it was announced at a ceremony held in Dublin last night. The Irish steak, made from Angus cross beef and reared in Limerick, was crowned the “World’s Best Fillet” at the World Steak Challenge and was described by judges as being “picture-perfect fillet with all the flavour to […]

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There were more than 271,000 businesses operating in Ireland in 2017, the highest number on record, according to figures released recently from the Central Statistics Office


A few other interesting statistics : this figure was up 8.5% on the 2016 figure of 250,033 companies these companies employed around 1.55 million people the services sector accounted for 51 % of these companies, the construction sector accounted for 21.1 % construction had the biggest jump in people employed between 2013-2017 at 50% services […]

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Anyone living in Ireland with UK driving licence must exchange it for Irish licence before UK leaves EU


The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said, that anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licence must exchange it for an Irish driving licence, before the 31 October 2019, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. If there is a no-deal Brexit, then after this […]

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Dublin's Sole Seafood & Grill Named Europe's Best Luxury Seafood Restaurant


Sole Seafood & Grill of Dublin was named Europe’s best luxury seafood restaurant at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards in St. Petersburg on Saturday July 6. “Absolutely Blown Away” In a post on its Instagram account, the restaurant stated, “We are absolutely blown away. To win this after only 15 months is just incredible. Thank […]

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