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# Economics

Last month
December 2022
Voices
Analysis: Are we headed for recession? Does it matter?
Economist Victor Duggan says there’s talk of the ‘R’ word everywhere, but we might just avoid it if the many global storms settle.
Last year
2022
# banking on it
Bank of England intervenes for second day running to ease market turmoil
The central bank warned that the sell-off in the UK government bond market poses a ‘material risk to UK financial stability’.
# Budget
'Life is depressing enough': Why plenty of people aren't bothered following the Budget
Many people are disinterested or disdainful of the Budget’s political pageantry.
# Economy
Joe Biden slams ‘trickle-down economics’ as he prepares for meeting with Liz Truss
The two leaders are set to meet at the United Nations summit in New York City tomorrow.
# US Economy
US economy shrank 0.9% last quarter for its second straight drop
The decline in the gross domestic product – the broadest gauge of the economy – followed a 1.6% annual drop from January through March.
# Analysis
Not quite normal: Airport chaos mirrors post-Covid economy struggling to find its level
The airport isn’t the only business that hasn’t been able to cater for rapid increased demand.
# Economics
'We would have loved to play at Thomond Park but we're going to embrace the Aviva'
Munster head coach Johann van Graan says the province is aligned over the decision.
# Cost of Living
Disposable incomes to fall for the first time since 2012 amid rampant inflation, economists say
The combined impact of higher prices and greater uncertainty in global trade from the war in Ukraine is likely to weaken Irish growth this year.
All time
# Money
January tax revenue down almost €520 million on same month last year
An exchequer surplus was recorded last month, but the government said this will be “entirely reversed” in February.
Voices
To tackle income poverty and inequality, we need to fully understand the complexities of the data
The 2019 Survey of Income and Living Conditions offers an important insight into life in Ireland today.
# Money Talks
Unfriended: Is #StopHateForProfit a tipping point for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg?
Some of the internet’s biggest advertisers have started to pull their ads from the site.
# Coronavirus
Sweden didn't lock down during pandemic, but its economy still looks set to plunge
Sweden’s response to Covid-19 has differed to most countries.
# covid committee
Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million
‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.
# Business
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# selfless act
'I’m tired but then I think about what I see in the hospital' - Italy flanker vows to help until pandemic ends
Zebre back-rower Maxime Mbanda has volunteered to drive an ambulance with the Yellow Cross.
Voices
Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival
Dr Robert Sweeney, Economist and Policy Analyst with TASC, outlines why this crisis is different to 2008.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?
It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.
Voices
Opinion: Our friends can influence our behaviour more than we think
Herd instinct can be explained through behavioural economics, writes Michael Sanders, author of the book Social Butterflies .
# hot hot heat
Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends
The think tank says the economy is “now effectively operating at full capacity”.
Voices
Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person
In many ways, the Irish economy looks to be in ‘Goldilocks’ territory: not too cold, but still not too hot, writes Victor Duggan.
# Central Bank
Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit
Ireland’s economy is performing strongly, the Central Bank says, but Brexit could slow things down considerably.
Voices
Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle
High earners pay more tax but they also benefit from the fact workers in the service industry get paid low wages, writes Killian Donoghue.
# Fixture List
We go again! All-Ireland champions Dublin begin league defence with home tie against 2017 finalists
The 2019 Lidl Ladies National League fixtures have been announced.
# dot com industry
Why online-only supermarkets haven't come to Ireland... yet
Stock exchange-listed Ocado has global ambitions but hasn’t washed up on these shores.
# Emergency
Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints
Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.
# Policy
From Mrs Brown to Mr O'Brien: The Paradise Papers' Irish connections
A number of well-known faces have cropped up in the historical data leak.
# Economics
Here's what makes it easy (and difficult) to do business in Ireland
The country ranked 17th in a World Bank ‘ease of doing business’ global study.
# highly commended
TheJournal.ie's Factcheck series among winners at Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize Giving
The Foundation for Fiscal Studies held its prize giving ceremony this morning.
# Opinion
Poll: Should income taxes be cut for higher earners?
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently claimed high taxes were holding back the nation.
Voices
Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get
There won’t be any Celtic Tiger-style ‘goodies’ for Ireland in the 2018 edition.
# Policy
How will Donald Trump's latest tax plan affect Ireland? What you need to know
The US company tax rate is to be slashed to 20%, bringing it closer to Ireland’s level.
# Work
Brexit, Trump and taxes: Why Irish bosses are less optimistic this year
Fewer CEOs are expecting to see revenues and profit growth this year.
# Policy
Warning: Ireland's high debt has left the country 'exposed to shocks'
That’s according to the government’s spending watchdog, which wants a rainy-day fund.
# Policy
The UK wants a 'cross-border trade exemption' so firms can avoid Irish customs checks
But many of Westminster’s proposals have already been dismissed as impossible.
# Policy
What Britain's latest plans for trade borders mean for Irish business
The UK wants out of the customs union – but it faces an uphill battle for the EU to accept its demands.
# Economics
A hung UK parliament has sent the pound into a dive
Analysts say the UK is “stepping further into the unknown”.
# Economics
The pound is taking a beating as a hung UK parliament looms
The latest polls point to Theresa May’s majority being wiped out – but anything could happen yet.
# Work
There has been a 'staggering' rise in full-time jobs in Ireland over the past year
But there’s still plenty of scope for the workforce to grow as more people look for employment.
Voices
Europe's company tax plans will benefit large countries while Ireland loses out
The so-called CCCTB plan is said to be good for the EU, but its impact will be felt here.
# Policy
A European court ruling paves the way for a bruising Brexit
The decision means all EU states and regional authorities have to clear any trade deal.