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# economic - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Central Bank warns if overheating is allowed, we're in for another boom-bust cycle

The Central Bank said the government needs to avoid policies that could add to this risk.

# economic - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Changes to how Irish couples were taxed has led to increase in married women working

The changes made in Budget 2000 caused considerable debate and controversy at the time, according to the ESRI.

# economic - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Ebola lockdown takes economic toll in west Africa

Nearly 2,000 people have been infected by the Ebola outbreak.

# economic - Monday 7 July, 2014

IMF: Politicians should take advantage of 'favourable' financial market conditions

The International Monetary Fund is to give its official global economic forecasts in two weeks.

# economic - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat

Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.

# economic - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Column: The discipline of economics has lost its way because of a basic misunderstanding

The relationship between ethics and economics is long-standing – we’ve just been ignoring it, writes Robert Grant.

# economic - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Right to a home and protection of ethnic minorities on agenda for Constitutional Convention

The convention is meeting for the last time in it’s 15-month process with economic, social and cultural rights the topics of the day.

# economic - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Government to publish economic strategy today

The Cabinet met last Thursday to consider the document, which will be signed off today.

# economic - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Column: Ireland could learn a lot from Hong Kong

Unlike other small open economies, Ireland does not have a single agency dedicated to fighting corruption; our failure to hold people to account for manifest wrongdoing sends a clear message to citizens and international investors.

# economic - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Swiss vote on limiting top pay to 12 times that of lowest paid workers

The radical proposal will be voted on next week in a referendum.

# economic - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Back again: Iceland re-elects the parties blamed for causing financial meltdown

Iceland’s voters flocked back to the two parties ousted in 2009 after presiding over the worst financial crisis ever to hit the country.

# economic - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Pollution 'causes 3,400 early deaths' in Ireland, says An Taisce

An Taisce also said that poor air quality is costing the country up to €6.3 billion per year in lost days at work and health costs.

# economic - Saturday 6 April, 2013

7 documents from the archives of Irish emigrants in Britain

London Metropolitan University is documenting the history of Irish people in Britain. Here are just some of the things they’ve found for their archive.

# economic - Friday 29 March, 2013

Survey: Small businesses waiting around 67 days to be paid

The figure is slightly better than it was a few months ago – but one third of businesses are still waiting more than three months to be paid.

# economic - Saturday 16 February, 2013

Employment in US companies in Ireland up 15% in five years

The American Chamber of Ireland said that Ireland “cannot be complacent” as other countries are improving their competitiveness all the time.

# economic - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Foreign investment in China in first fall for three years

The fall comes amid economic turmoil in developed markets and a slowdown in the country.

# economic - Thursday 25 October, 2012

DPP office "fully stretched" due to economic circumstances DPP

DPP office "fully stretched" due to economic circumstances

DPP Claire Loftus made the comments in the office’s annual report for 2011, saying she was concerned it could not sustain the same output in coming years.

# economic - Friday 15 June, 2012

Explainer: What would a Greek eurozone exit look like?

Here’s a look at how the ripples of a Greek exit could spread across the global financial system.

# economic - 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…

# economic - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Column: Who are the winners and losers in the referendum campaign right now?

With nine days to go before referendum day, Dr Jane Suiter of UCC analyses the parties and the latest polls to see how the campaign is playing out.

# economic - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

No second vote if Fiscal Compact referendum is rejected, says minister

“It’s just not going to happen this time around,” Minister Simon Coveney told

# economic - Monday 16 April, 2012

The 9 worst councils in Ireland's planning system

An Taisce has rated planning systems in 34 city and county councils. Nine of them got an ‘F’ grade.

# economic - Monday 30 January, 2012

France cuts 2012 growth forecast to 0.5 per cent

The second largest economy in the eurozone has halved its growth projections for 2012 – but insists that it will return to growth next year.

# economic - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

It's official: Irish ranks last for happiness in western Europe

Global happiness levels remain high, despite the economic turmoil – just not in Ireland.

# economic - Friday 16 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Every morning, brings you nine things you should know with your morning coffee.

# economic - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Sarkozy: We need to rethink Europe to save the euro Crisis This post contains videos

Sarkozy: We need to rethink Europe to save the euro

In a dramatic speech this evening, the French president said that there needs to be a “rethink” of how Europe is structured – and possibly a new treaty.

# economic - Friday 7 October, 2011

Should we all be learning Chinese? Global Irish This post contains a poll

Should we all be learning Chinese?

Treasury Holdings co-founder says Irish students should be learning a Chinese language – Enda Kenny says it’s up to schools. What do you say?

# economic - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

New bailout deal will reduce debt quicker than expected - ESRI

Ireland could return to normal lending markets by 2014 according to the economic think tank.