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# irish-economy - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From Business ETC Euro growth slowdown sets alarm bells ringing Missed Target

Euro growth slowdown sets alarm bells ringing

Growth in the EU and the eurozone is underwhelming, the latest figures show.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

From Business ETC Despite being more confident about the economy, Dubliners are wary of setting up a business Reluctant

Despite being more confident about the economy, Dubliners are wary of setting up a business

The Your Dublin, Your Voice survey is the fifth of of its kind and set out to find how Dubliners are feeling about their current financial situation.

# irish-economy - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From Business ETC The reviews are over but we may not leave for “a number of years” — IMF Mission Chief Bailout Exit

The reviews are over but we may not leave for “a number of years” — IMF Mission Chief

Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says

The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.

# irish-economy - Friday 28 June, 2013

From Business ETC Contain your shock: Irish homes are borrowing less and less Irish Economy

Contain your shock: Irish homes are borrowing less and less

5Central Bank data shows household lending fell by 4.5 per cent in the twelve months to May 2013.

# irish-economy - Thursday 27 June, 2013

From Business ETC Ireland is officially back in recession Uh-Oh

Ireland is officially back in recession

The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…

# irish-economy - Friday 21 June, 2013

From Business ETC Ireland gets another seven years to repay its European bailout loans Bailout Loans

Ireland gets another seven years to repay its European bailout loans

EU finance ministers have officially signed off on a deal which means the average European loan will be repaid in 19.5 years.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

From Business ETC Ireland gets another €1.6 billion in bailout loans from the EFSF Bailout

Ireland gets another €1.6 billion in bailout loans from the EFSF

That’s on top of the IMF loans announced earlier today – and these ones will be on the books until 2042.

# irish-economy - Friday 3 May, 2013

From Business ETC Brussels report says Irish economy will grow slightly less than govt forecast Rain On The Parade

Brussels report says Irish economy will grow slightly less than govt forecast

Dublin said 1.5 per cent growth in the Budget, and 1.3 per cent last week… but the European Commission says 1.1 per cent.

# irish-economy - Monday 29 April, 2013

7.4pc more overseas tourists in first three months of The Gathering

CSO figures confirm a significant bump in tourist numbers from abroad in the first quarter of 2013.

Gilmore to visit Northern Ireland to mark 15 years of ‘Good Friday’

The Tánaiste will meet Britain’s Northern Secretary and the First and Deputy First Ministers to discuss continued peace.

# irish-economy - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From Business ETC Numbers on Live Register down by 2,200 in March Live Register

Numbers on Live Register down by 2,200 in March

Unemployment stayed at 14.0 per cent last month with only a minor drop in the numbers signing on.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

From Business ETC Irish economy starting to wilt again Contraction

Irish economy starting to wilt again

Manufacturing indexes across Europe paint a stark picture this morning.

# irish-economy - Thursday 14 March, 2013

From Business ETC All jobs saved as receiver is appointed to Muckross Park Hotel Muckross Park Hotel

All jobs saved as receiver is appointed to Muckross Park Hotel

Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin took over the hotel in 1990.

# irish-economy - Monday 4 March, 2013

Exchequer returns show slight fall in tax take for February

The total tax take in February 2013 was €2.042 billion – down by €186 million on the same month from last year.

From Business ETC Davy revises projections for growth in Irish economy… upward Corner Turned?

Davy revises projections for growth in Irish economy… upward

Here’s something you don’t see every day… someone suggesting the economy will grow by more than first predicted.

# irish-economy - Thursday 28 February, 2013

30 protesters occupy PWC over ‘unfair’ austerity taxes

The activists then made their way to the IBEC conference to continue their protest.

# irish-economy - Thursday 14 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 easy ways Ireland can beat austerity* All About The Money

12 easy ways Ireland can beat austerity*

*May not actually be feasible.

From Business ETC Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012 Ouch

Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012

Uh-oh. A dramatic drop in the Eurozone economy spells bad news for hopes of a further boom in Irish exports.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

From Business ETC Ireland could be given extra time to meet deficit deadline Irish Economy

Ireland could be given extra time to meet deficit deadline

Olli Rehn has written to EU ministers indicating an openness to delaying austerity measures on a case-by-case basis.

# irish-economy - Monday 21 January, 2013

From Business ETC 2013 the ‘turning point’ for domestic economy, says IBEC Back From The Edge

2013 the ‘turning point’ for domestic economy, says IBEC

The employers group has a cheery outlook for 2013 – predicting that the public will become as optimistic as outsiders.

# irish-economy - Monday 14 January, 2013

From Business ETC Irish households’ disposable incomes rose slightly in third quarter Irish Economy

Irish households’ disposable incomes rose slightly in third quarter

New CSO figures show that the increase in disposable income, combined with only modest spending, increased general savings.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Column: Ireland’s relationship with Britain has moved on. Let’s not fall back

We should be over our outrage at petty jibes by now, writes John Verling. Both countries have grown up.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

From Business ETC Irish economy grows by 0.2 per cent in third quarter Irish Economy

Irish economy grows by 0.2 per cent in third quarter

That might not sound like much, but the eurozone as a whole shrank by 0.1 per cent in the same period.

From Business ETC IMF approves latest €890 million loan – and warns against mini-Budget Bailout

IMF approves latest €890 million loan – and warns against mini-Budget

The Washington-based fund affirms its stance that additional budgets during the year should be avoided.

# irish-economy - Friday 14 December, 2012

Ireland’s trade surplus increases in October

The value of Irish exports was up slightly on September, while the volume of imports also fell.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

From Business ETC Unemployment falls as 1,500 come off Live Register Live Register

Unemployment falls as 1,500 come off Live Register

The seasonally adjusted figures on the Live Register show a drop of 1,500; the numbers are down 12,290 in a year.

# irish-economy - Monday 3 December, 2012

From Business ETC Irish consumer confidence rose in November Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence rose in November

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index shows a small amount of growth with sentiment at 63.8 in November compared to 60.9 in October.

# irish-economy - Monday 26 November, 2012

From Business ETC Galway Volvo Ocean Race worth €60.5 million to Irish economy Galway City

Galway Volvo Ocean Race worth €60.5 million to Irish economy

Over 500,000 people visited Galway city for the festival with 16% of those coming from outside of Ireland.

# irish-economy - Thursday 15 November, 2012

From Business ETC Liberty Insurance to cut 285 jobs Job Losses

Liberty Insurance to cut 285 jobs

The company that took over from Quinn Insurance will make 140 redundancies in Dublin, 75 in Cavan, and 70 in Enniskillen.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

From Business ETC Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO Trade

Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO

The drop in Ireland’s trade surplus is the first since March of this year.

# irish-economy - Monday 1 October, 2012

From Business ETC EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump Income

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump

Disposable incomes in Irish households fell by more than in every other EU country between 2009 and 2011 – except for Greece.

# irish-economy - Thursday 27 September, 2012

RTE seeking further job cuts

State broadcaster is reviewing applications not decided on by management.

From Business ETC 94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI Irish Jobs

94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI

The report contradicts a working paper from the summer that said two-fifths of families would be better off on the dole.

# irish-economy - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers

Plus – which Irish area has been keeping all the single people to itself? And how little confidence is ‘confidence’?

# irish-economy - Friday 21 September, 2012

From Business ETC Think-tank says Irish economy is ‘bouncing along the bottom’ Irish Economy

Think-tank says Irish economy is ‘bouncing along the bottom’

The ESRI’s latest economic forecast says Ireland’s economy will shrink in 2012, and grow only very modestly in 2013.

# irish-economy - Thursday 20 September, 2012

From Business ETC Domestic economy grows in second quarter but GDP flat Economy

Domestic economy grows in second quarter but GDP flat

Industrial sector growing but the combined decrease in other sectors such as agriculture and transport dragged on GDP growth.

# irish-economy - Friday 14 September, 2012

From Business ETC CSO data shows Irish exports up by 6pc in July Trade

CSO data shows Irish exports up by 6pc in July

The CSO figures also show that exports to key target areas like India, China and Russia have risen in the last year.

# irish-economy - Thursday 13 September, 2012

From Business ETC Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically Bond Markets

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically

The NTMA successfully raises €500 million at a cost far lower than two months ago.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

From Business ETC Overseas trips to Ireland up nearly 8pc last year Tourism

Overseas trips to Ireland up nearly 8pc last year

Non-residents made 6,621,000 trips to Ireland from overseas last year – up by quite a bit from 2010.

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