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# recession - Monday 7 January, 2013

Small firms being ‘strangled’ by late payments – SFA

Companies are now waiting an average of 62 days to be paid, according to a survey by the Small Firms Association.

# recession - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Permanent TSB says it will increase lending fivefold this year

Permanent TSB says it will significantly increase lending for mortgages and personal loans in 2013.

# recession - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Workers to meet union after Dublin company cuts 83 jobs

Distribution firm Johnson Brothers told its employees yesterday that 83 jobs will be lost due at its plant in west Dublin due to outsourcing.

Merkel kicks off campaign, highlights economic strength

The German Chancellor’s party faces a tough battle in the upcoming Lower Saxony state vote.

# recession - Friday 4 January, 2013

Small drop in live register figures – but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent

The number of people aged 25 or under on the live register dropped for the 29th month in a row.

Over 465,000 voluntary hours clocked in record 2012 for Volunteer Ireland Volunteering This post contains videos

Over 465,000 voluntary hours clocked in record 2012 for Volunteer Ireland

More and more people are volunteering since the onset of the recession but the national volunteer development agency cites other reasons for the increase.

# recession - Thursday 3 January, 2013

From Business ETC Exchequer deficit reduced by €10bn in 2012 to €14.9bn Exchequer Returns

Exchequer deficit reduced by €10bn in 2012 to €14.9bn

VAT and corporation tax recorded surpluses, while income tax and excise duties recorded shortfalls.

From Business ETC Spain’s unemployment rate fell by 1.2% in December Jobless

Spain’s unemployment rate fell by 1.2% in December

It is the first decline in the jobless figure since July 2012.

# recession - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Column: Let’s address Ireland’s problems this year, as well as our own

Our towns and cities are hamstrung by budget cuts – but a new initiative could help find solutions and save money, writes Barry Flinn.

# recession - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Poll: Do you think Ireland’s economy is over the worst? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland’s economy is over the worst?

There seems to be slightly more optimism than usual about the economy as we head into 2013. What do you think – are you optimistic about it?

# recession - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Worst of the euro crisis is ‘behind us’, says German finance minister

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

# recession - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Column: Why I love baking – from measuring flour to licking the spoon

With the Great Irish Bake-Off due to start in 2013, Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell explains why baking has made a resurgence in the recession.

# recession - Friday 21 December, 2012

‘Plan B’ to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails

Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.

# recession - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks

Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.

Ireland is the most charitable country in Europe

We came second in the world behind Australia and ahead of Canada.

# recession - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

One in every six calls to Samaritans were recession-related

This was the busiest year yet for Samaritans, with longer calls to their helpline and more face-to-face contact at its branches.

# recession - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Five million unemployed in Spain

It was the highest number of job seekers registered in Spain since current records began in 1996.

# recession - Sunday 2 December, 2012

You might help crowdfund an album – but what about some scientific research?

Some scientists have turned to crowdfunding to raise money for their work – with one TCD researcher raising more than €20,000.

# recession - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?

Our blind faith in growing the economy may be ignoring some important facts, writes Dermot McNally.

# recession - Monday 26 November, 2012

Join TheJournal.ie’s #Budget 2013 virtual panel

We want to hear from a wide range of people across the country to find out their thoughts both ahead of Budget Day and on the day itself.

# recession - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

GAA fans lose an institution as Quinns of Drumcondra shuts its doors

Where many a day turned to midnight…

# recession - Monday 19 November, 2012

From The42 Cesc Fabregas brings wrong passport to Moscow, detained in airport ahead of Champions League tie Computer Says No

Cesc Fabregas brings wrong passport to Moscow, detained in airport ahead of Champions League tie

Barcelona chiefs eventually resolved the situation and the midfielder was granted a temporary visa.

# recession - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Labour TD calls for bankers’ pay and pensions to be tackled

Labour Party TD for Dublin North Brendan Ryan says the Irish public “will not stand for further cuts in education or other frontline services”.

From The Daily Edge Rebellious Wheelie Bin of the Day Wheelie Angry

Rebellious Wheelie Bin of the Day

Possibly NSFW.

# recession - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From Business ETC Irish life CEO remuneration breaches government’s pay cap – Doherty Pay Cap

Irish life CEO remuneration breaches government’s pay cap – Doherty

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty says Kevin Murphy’s total remuneration package of €586,000 breached the government’s own pay cap.

# recession - Sunday 11 November, 2012

From Business ETC Companies ‘fire their best workers during recessions’ Hard Luck

Companies ‘fire their best workers during recessions’

High-skilled – but high wage-earners – are among those most likely to be let go, finds Columbia University research.

# recession - Friday 9 November, 2012

From Business ETC 100 job losses at Ericsson Athlone after Ericsson Sweden makes 1,550 job cuts Jobswatch

100 job losses at Ericsson Athlone after Ericsson Sweden makes 1,550 job cuts

The telecommunications company hopes to reduce the workforce by February 2013.

# recession - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Sign of the Times Photo of the Day

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# recession - Friday 2 November, 2012

Irish hospitals spent €815k on debt collectors to retrieve unpaid hospital fees

Beaumont Hospital in Dublin spent more than twice as much as any other hospital in the country on debt collectors.

# recession - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Ireland, the recession and shopping: why we love a good bargain

And has the recession even pushed us into liking a ‘bad bargain’?

# recession - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

From Business ETC Irish business activity increasing but consumer sector displaying renewed weakness – survey KBC Bank Ireland

Irish business activity increasing but consumer sector displaying renewed weakness – survey

Concerns over the eurozone and the upcoming Budget are hitting companies expansion plans, say KBC Ireland/Chartered Accountants Ireland

# recession - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

From Business ETC Ninety jobs lost as chicken plant closes in Cavan Jobs Lost

Ninety jobs lost as chicken plant closes in Cavan

The closure of Co-operative Poultry Products Ltd will also affect local growers in the area, according to Siptu.

# recession - Monday 22 October, 2012

Over 1.3 million adults have less than €50 left after monthly bills

And looking ahead to winter, households are worried about heating costs and Christmas expenses.

# recession - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Explainer: What does liquidation, examinership and receivership mean?

Businesses have always failed – recession or otherwise – but what happens when they do, and what are the different options that are available to them.

# recession - Friday 19 October, 2012

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PLAY: Recession Ireland Monopoly with DailyEdge.ie

It’s, er, unofficial…

# recession - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets?

Study shows that chains like Tesco, Aldi and Lidl are experiencing more growth than homegrown Irish chains – do you make a conscious choice to shop in Irish supermarkets?

# recession - Monday 15 October, 2012

FÁS rebrand: Intreo to provide services to jobseekers

The initiative was launched by Enda Kenny and Joan Burton this morning.

# recession - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

From Business ETC Denis O’Brien: doing business with Apple is “like going on methadone” Recession

Denis O’Brien: doing business with Apple is “like going on methadone”

The tycoon also said Irish people had behaved like adults during the recession.

“It’s a pensions time bomb” – 1 in 5 people stop contributing to their pension

More than two thirds of people surveyed have a pension – but many are finding it too difficult to keep up with monthly financial commitments.

# recession - Monday 24 September, 2012

From Business ETC More than 2,000 entrepreneurs starting new businesses every month Start Ups

More than 2,000 entrepreneurs starting new businesses every month

More people started new businesses last year than ever before.