The re-emergence of the black economy has attracted the interest of the Revenue Commissioners. Its special investigations unit is focusing on local, cash-intensive businesses taking in everything from pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and takeaways to builders and cash-for-gold stores, says the Sunday Business Post.
The weather whiteouts over the past month have decimated retail sales with many stores expecting sharp falls compared with the previous year, The Sunday Business Post reports.
Finally, a bit of good news that has nothing to do with the Budget … just keep it to yourself or it is bound to become a casualty in Budget 2012!
It looks like Christmas will be coming earlier to a TV screen near you – whether you like it or not. RTE is apparently considering lifting its self-imposed ban on early festive ads, according to a front-page story in The Sunday Business Post.
Xtra-vision is in talks to take over Chartbusters, its main rival, according to reports in several newspapers.