Savills becomes nosy; beauty loses its personal touch; and the headaches of the summer sun


Savills real estate agent asks people to disclose proof of what they can afford to pay before even allowing them to view the properties of a new development in Dublin, which has been criticized as a violation of data protection laws . Eoin Burke-Kennedy reports.

Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told a Dublin audience that the European Commission plans to come up with a new directive to ensure “uniform implementation in all member states of the European Union” of any agreement on international business tax rules , writes Mark Paul.

Bandaged has secured another billion dollars (830 million euros) in investments, according to media reports that the company recently offered investors the option of buying shares from early backers and past and present employees .

Aeronautical maintenance specialist Lufthansa Technik is evaluating options for operating Shannon where it employs more than 500 people in a move that could see the company sold to local rival Atlantic Aviation Group. A decision, writes Barry O’Halloran, is expected by the middle of next month.

Other affected sectors include whiskey and dairy companies who have traditionally seen the sourcing and processing of products across the border. Brexit means that many producers now face tariffs across Europe and, Colin Gleeson reports, they want the European Union to recognize Irish products containing a certain level of inputs from Northern Ireland as having still the status of European origin.

Still on Brexit, Monaghan Entrepreneur Ross McMahon is a post-Brexit UK business poster featuring a brand of infant formula that has won the approval of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Now he’s bringing it home and, Charlie Taylor writes, hopes to make $ 1million in sales in the first year from ads from Dunnes Stores, Tesco and Boots.

Online logistics company Scurri, which calls itself a “stripe for shipping”, will create 100 new jobs after raising 9 million euros from donors. The company’s software makes it easier for online retailers to ship goods to customers. Charlie has the details.

In his Media column, Bernice Harrison examines the beauty industry challenges where the personal touch and in-store sales have always been the basis of brand building. Now, as retail reopens after Covid, beauty must bravely face augmented reality to sell its products.

Traveling abroad this summer? Fiona Reddan has four things to watch out for in a year when Covid is making it harder and in some cases much more expensive

And, in the questions and answers, we examine how Fair Deal calculates what you have to pay for a nursing home bed and also how, when it comes to inheritance, your aunt may not be your aunt at all.

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