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Recession

# recession - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn’t happening won’t make it go away

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

From Business ETC IBRC records €724 million loss in first six months of 2012 Results

IBRC records €724 million loss in first six months of 2012

IBRC, or the bank formerly known as Anglo, is making steady progress towards an orderly wind down.

# recession - Thursday 23 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From Business ETC Figures indicate European economy is “dropping back into recession” Recession

Figures indicate European economy is “dropping back into recession”

A new report also shows contraction across the eurozone economy is filtering through to the labour market.

From Business ETC Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet Tough Times

Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet

New figures from the Central Bank illustrate the deepening mortgage crisis in Ireland with almost 130,000 in arrears.

# recession - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

More than 1 in 10 business properties are lying empty

Almost 24,000 commercial properties in Ireland are vacant, with the highest rates found in Sligo and Leitrim.

# recession - Thursday 16 August, 2012

From Business ETC See-sawing: exports fall in June after May bounce back Exports

See-sawing: exports fall in June after May bounce back

A disappointing April was followed by an improved May but June’s exports fell back once more.

One teen under age of 17 dies by suicide each month

New Irish study raises concern over 15- to 17-year-old age group while British study links recession and unemployment to rise in overall suicide rate.

# recession - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Outlook for charities is ‘questionable’, say advisers

Barnardos closure is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’, according to Grant Thornton.

# recession - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

From Business ETC Over 40 per cent of small firms plan to create new jobs Small Business

Over 40 per cent of small firms plan to create new jobs

However, there are still barriers to employment opportunities including a lack of business and unrealistic salary expectations.

# recession - Monday 6 August, 2012

Boomtime: 9 Celtic Tiger ads you won’t see these days… Celtic Tiger RIP This post contains videos

Boomtime: 9 Celtic Tiger ads you won’t see these days…

100 per cent mortgages, chandeliers for the utility room: the bubble-era ads that enticed us to buy, buy, buy (on the never-never).

# recession - Monday 30 July, 2012

From Business ETC Internal candidate John Hogan to head Finance Dept banking policy Appointment

Internal candidate John Hogan to head Finance Dept banking policy

He will be in charge of policy for red-hot recession issues including mortgage arrears and lending to SMEs.

# recession - Sunday 29 July, 2012

From Business ETC Germans say they are ‘better off without euro’ – poll Eurozone

Germans say they are ‘better off without euro’ – poll

More than 50 per cent of those surveyed said the economy would be better on its own.

# recession - Saturday 28 July, 2012

From Business ETC UK to keep triple-A rating, says Standard & Poor’s AAA

UK to keep triple-A rating, says Standard & Poor’s

The good news comes despite a slip into recession earlier this year.

# recession - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Booming black economy killing small business

Dramatic increase in black economy is costing the State €5 billion, says the Irish Small & Medium Enterprises Association.

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…