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Recession

# recession - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

UK in worst double dip recession for 50 years

Britain’s economic output collapsed by 0.7 per cent, far more than analysts expected.

# recession - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Poll: Are you planning a summer holiday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you planning a summer holiday?

Is it a staycation, an Irish vacation or a trip abroad?

# recession - Monday 16 July, 2012

Report highlights link between suicide rates and economic downturn

A study of 190 suicides in Cork highlights that almost a third of suicide victims worked in construction trades.

# recession - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

James Reilly tells Dail: I have acted with complete propriety at all times

The Health Minister told the chamber that the current difficulties stem from ‘complex’ litigation.

Suicide in Ireland increased by 7 per cent last year

New figures show 525 people took their own lives in Ireland in 2011.

# recession - Monday 9 July, 2012

Poll: Are you up to date with your bills? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you up to date with your bills?

A new survey says that 47 per cent of consumers struggle to pay all of their bills on time. Are you up-to-date with your bills?

# recession - Sunday 8 July, 2012

Trinity scientist wins £15k award – a boost as funding shrinks

Dr Silvia Giordani says that having female role models in science is very important – and so is funding.

# recession - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Save money on your grocery bill: YOUR tips Home Economics This post contains images

Save money on your grocery bill: YOUR tips

Delicious and inexpensive recipes, clever ways with the shopping list… and some creative uses for household items.

# recession - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Column: Jack Lynch’s victory 35 years today was a PR one…

…But while the watershed campaign gave Fianna Fáil a landslide in 1977, writes David McCann, the triumph was short-lived and carries lessons for us today.

# recession - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Californian town files for bankruptcy

Mammoth Lakes doesn’t have the funds to pay $2.7m in obligations, especially after losing a property development fight.

# recession - Monday 2 July, 2012

House prices still dropping around most of the country (but Dublin is levelling off)

Two new reports out this morning from Daft.ie and MyHome.ie show that the national average asking price for a home is now around €170,000.

# recession - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day

As new Irish book gives handy tips and recipes to help families cut their food bill, we want to hear about YOUR cost-efficient cooking…

# recession - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

From Business ETC Exports exceeding pre-recession levels and jobs stabilising – Enterprise Ireland Exports

Exports exceeding pre-recession levels and jobs stabilising – Enterprise Ireland

The level of exports has exceeded pre-recession levels.

# recession - Monday 25 June, 2012

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his ‘false economy’

The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.

Mortgage holders could be €700 better off per year, predicts IBEC

It’s good news for mortgage-holders, according to IBEC – but anyone without a mortgage will see less money in their pocket this year.

# recession - Saturday 23 June, 2012

From Business ETC Careers clinic: Should I send a thank you letter after a job rejection? Jobs

Careers clinic: Should I send a thank you letter after a job rejection?

You’ve done the interview but you miss out on the job. Should you consider writing a thank you letter to leave behind a good impression in case a future opportunity arises? Liam Horan reports.

Column: How Japanese people interact with their state is the inverse of the Irish

Mark Boyle, an Irishman in Japan, says his home country and his adopted one have polar attitudes to government – and neither have been served well by their approach…

# recession - Monday 18 June, 2012

From Business ETC Over half of loan applications refused by bailed-out banks, says ISME Recession

Over half of loan applications refused by bailed-out banks, says ISME

The quarterly bank survey has prompted an angry response from the SME sector.

# recession - Saturday 16 June, 2012

From Business ETC Moody’s says house prices to fall by a further 20 per cent Property

Moody’s says house prices to fall by a further 20 per cent

The ratings agency also says that the Irish economy will only grow by 0.2 per cent in 2012.

# recession - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

From Business ETC Poorer nations facing ‘tougher times’ as China slows World Bank

Poorer nations facing ‘tougher times’ as China slows

World Bank warns that African economies may face a more difficult future as the Chinese economy begins to slow.

# recession - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Many would be better off on the dole rather than working, says ESRI

15 per cent of people without children and 44 per cent of people with children would be better off not working given the high costs involved.

# recession - Monday 11 June, 2012

From Business ETC Referendum uncertainty leads to dip in consumer sentiment Consumer Sentiment

Referendum uncertainty leads to dip in consumer sentiment

But people’s expectations about jobs and household finances have improved slightly.

# recession - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Sharp increase in suicide rate is linked to recession – experts

There were 552 suicides recorded in 2009, an increase of 9 per cent on the previous year. One study found a high number of people who had taken their own lives had been unemployed.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# recession - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Immigrants bear brunt of recession job losses, study shows

The unemployment rate among non-Irish nationals is now significantly higher than for those born here.

Column: Households aren’t the only ones hit by negative equity – it’s crippling businesses

During the boom it was cheaper for businesses to buy property than to rent it – but that’s causing huge problems now, writes Peter Faulkner.

# recession - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession Punt Nua? This post contains images

Taking a Punt: Art takes on corruption and recession

New art exhibition explores Ireland’s economic collapse and its shaky future in the euro…

# recession - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

From Business ETC Referendum roundup: Your last-minute information station Fiscal Compacted

Referendum roundup: Your last-minute information station

Campaigning on the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ side shut down at 2pm today. As you get your voting card ready for tomorrow’s poll, TheJournal.ie pushes aside the political point-scoring…

Poll: Have you changed your mind in referendum vote? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you changed your mind in referendum vote?

The ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaigns are going to be battling to get their messages across in the last hours before referendum vote. But have either of them managed to get you to switch sides?

From Business ETC Are we losing our newsagents and corner shops? Convenience Stores

Are we losing our newsagents and corner shops?

Penny sweets, magazines and 99s – is the magical stuff of the corner shop a thing of the past?

From Business ETC FT warns Spain against Irish path of saving the banks Bank Bailouts

FT warns Spain against Irish path of saving the banks

Spain looking at issuing promissory notes to prop up its largest bank to the tune of €19bn. Don’t do it, says the Financial Times – just look at Ireland…

# recession - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

125 jobs to be created in Dublin city centre

The jobs will be analysing global buying behaviour and will be created between now and the end of 2013.

# recession - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Column: ‘We are the 17 per cent’ – the story of a migrant in Ireland

Dil Wickremasinghe recalls how she arrived in Ireland 12 years ago, then worked her way up to find success. (And true love.)

# recession - Saturday 26 May, 2012

From Business ETC Column: My rollercoaster ride to save the family business Read Me

Column: My rollercoaster ride to save the family business

Six weeks ago, Ben Peat thought his 70-year-old family electronics business was going under – but public support helped save his company from becoming another footnote in the story of the recession.

Interview: Why ice-cream guru Jerry Greenfield is impressed by Irish business

Jerry Greenfield – one half of Ben and Jerry’s ice-cream empire – says sustainable businesses that give back to communities are important.

# recession - Friday 25 May, 2012

10 per cent of Irish mortgages are in arrears says Central Bank

1 in 10 mortgage holders are at least three months behind with repayments according to the new figures.

Calls to Vincent de Paul have increased by 80 per cent

Around one quarter of people who ask for help are looking for food.

# recession - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Column: How helping others makes you happier AND healthier

Volunteering has increased dramatically in the recession. Anna Lee describes how anybody can be a volunteer – and it might even do you good.

# recession - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

In pics: Last of the Oatfield sweet-making machinery shipped out So Long Sweeties This post contains images

In pics: Last of the Oatfield sweet-making machinery shipped out

Poignant scene at Letterkenny factory in Donegal where 15 people have lost their jobs as production of traditional Irish sweets move to UK.