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# index - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Ireland ranks 14th happiest country in the world - ahead of the UK and the US
# Happiness Report
# Happiness Report

Ireland ranks 14th happiest country in the world - ahead of the UK and the US

Mar 15th 2018, 10:13 AM 45,779 Views 93 Comments

The Nordic nations are the happiest in the world, with Finland coming out on top.

# index - Monday 12 February, 2018

Irish shoppers more optimistic after bargain hunting in post-Christmas sales
# Confidence
# Confidence

Irish shoppers more optimistic after bargain hunting in post-Christmas sales

Feb 12th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,623 Views 20 Comments

“The survey may not be signalling a return of the boom but it does suggest a marked easing in gloom.”

# index - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Ireland ranks worst in Europe for taking action against climate change
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Ireland ranks worst in Europe for taking action against climate change

Nov 15th 2017, 9:51 AM 14,251 Views 79 Comments

Ireland ranked 49 out of 59 countries in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index

# index - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Ireland drops another place in global corruption ranking
# Corruption Index
# Corruption Index

Ireland drops another place in global corruption ranking

Jan 25th 2017, 10:14 PM 24,085 Views 39 Comments

Denmark was named the least corrupt state out of 176 countries, followed by New Zealand, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.

# index - Sunday 11 December, 2016

From drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree - just how much would 12 Days of Christmas cost?
# Costly Christmas
# Costly Christmas

From drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree - just how much would 12 Days of Christmas cost?

Dec 11th 2016, 8:45 AM 7,766 Views 8 Comments

PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index measures the cost each year.

# index - Friday 21 October, 2016

Ireland is the 15th best country in the world to be a young person - survey
# Global Youth
# Global Youth

Ireland is the 15th best country in the world to be a young person - survey

Oct 21st 2016, 10:52 AM 16,331 Views 42 Comments

The Global Youth Development Index ranks countries in terms of prospects and opportunities for young people.

# index - Monday 2 March, 2015

Up. Up. Down... Housing construction surged, then slowed to a trickle late last year
# Getting Boomier
# Getting Boomier

Up. Up. Down... Housing construction surged, then slowed to a trickle late last year

Mar 2nd 2015, 5:20 PM 10,720 Views 5 Comments

We’re in for a “turbulent” year in the home construction sector in 2015, it’s being predicted.

# index - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Which European country had the biggest jump in the number of job ads? Ireland
# You're Hired
# You're Hired

Which European country had the biggest jump in the number of job ads? Ireland

Feb 5th 2015, 1:14 PM 11,408 Views 56 Comments

Does it mean good news?

# index - Monday 20 October, 2014

There's been a surge in new building projects since January
# The Rising
# The Rising

There's been a surge in new building projects since January

Oct 20th 2014, 9:21 AM 6,773 Views 15 Comments

Project commencements are up 40 per cent, compared to the first 8 months of 2013.

# index - Monday 8 September, 2014

Been noticing more cranes about? Construction has increased for 12 straight months
# New Build
# New Build

Been noticing more cranes about? Construction has increased for 12 straight months

Sep 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,777 Views 8 Comments

A new survey says that there is more work and jobs are on the up.

# index - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

We're saving more - but say the government isn't encouraging us
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

We're saving more - but say the government isn't encouraging us

Aug 13th 2014, 9:57 AM 6,131 Views 22 Comments

The proportion of people saving regularly increased to 41% from 35% last month, says the Savings Index.

# index - Thursday 17 July, 2014

An oldie but a goldie: People feel more attractive after 65 than at 18
# Hot Stuff
# Hot Stuff

An oldie but a goldie: People feel more attractive after 65 than at 18

Jul 17th 2014, 4:00 PM 6,401 Views 13 Comments

Study finds people feel more body confident in their golden years than they do in their youth.

# index - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

The web is 25 today. Here are the moments that helped define it
# Happy Birthday
# Happy Birthday

The web is 25 today. Here are the moments that helped define it

Mar 12th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,715 Views 25 Comments

The web has evolved in many ways since Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for it back in 1989.

# index - Monday 10 March, 2014

Irish construction sector rose again during February
# Boost
# Boost

Irish construction sector rose again during February

Mar 10th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,744 Views 21 Comments

The sharpest expansion in activity was again recorded on residential projects.

# index - Monday 9 December, 2013

Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'
# Building
# Building

Optimism in construction sector 'at a record high'

Dec 9th 2013, 6:30 AM 7,953 Views 18 Comments

Construction activity has now risen for three months in a row – but it’s still very low following the economic crash.

# index - Monday 8 April, 2013

Planning applications increase in 11 counties
# Building
# Building

Planning applications increase in 11 counties

Apr 8th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,268 Views 10 Comments

Roscommon, Leitrim and Monaghan saw the greatest increases in applications.

# index - Monday 11 February, 2013

Consumer sentiment increases sharply in January
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment increases sharply in January

Feb 11th 2013, 12:01 PM 3,698 Views 16 Comments

A significant drop in December took economists by surprise but confidence levels now appear to have stabilised.

# index - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Manufacturing sector growth weakened during December
# Exports
# Exports

Manufacturing sector growth weakened during December

Jan 2nd 2013, 2:44 PM 3,010 Views 1 Comment

December marked the eighth consecutive month of growth for the industry – although it was at a slower pace.

# index - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Poll: How corrupt do you believe Ireland to be?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How corrupt do you believe Ireland to be?

Dec 5th 2012, 10:12 AM 9,259 Views 115 Comments

A new international index has given us our lowest rating ever – and could hit our credit rating. What do you think?

Ireland gets worst ever global corruption ranking
# Corruption
# Corruption

Ireland gets worst ever global corruption ranking

Dec 5th 2012, 9:35 AM 26,127 Views 70 Comments

Ireland is 25 out of an index of 176 countries, which Transparency Ireland says could have a harmful effect on its economic recovery.

# index - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey
# Savings
# Savings

Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey

Dec 2nd 2012, 1:43 PM 8,283 Views 42 Comments

When asked what consumers will do with spare cash, half said they would use it to pay off debt.

# index - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

Events and festivals "boost Irish hotel prices"
# Hotels
# Hotels

Events and festivals "boost Irish hotel prices"

Sep 4th 2012, 8:49 AM 4,138 Views 10 Comments

The Irish hotel market remains stable, the latest figures show. But what is Ireland’s most expensive destination?

# index - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?

May 24th 2012, 10:06 AM 5,036 Views 61 Comments

The OECD says the Irish have some of the best lives in the world, with long life expectancy and a decent work-life balance.

How good is life in Ireland?
# Happy
# Happy

How good is life in Ireland?

May 24th 2012, 9:28 AM 19,272 Views 12 Comments

Pretty good, actually, says the latest OECD Better Life Index. People in Ireland have a long life expectancy – but the rising rate of obesity could impact on that.

# index - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Consumer sentiment brightened (slightly) in March
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment brightened (slightly) in March

Apr 11th 2012, 1:05 PM 1,182 Views 19 Comments

Consumer sentiment has risen for the third month in a row and is now at its highest level since last October according to the KBC Bank/ESRI

# index - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about the Irish economy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel more optimistic about the Irish economy?

Mar 1st 2012, 3:08 PM 5,129 Views 65 Comments

The latest consumer sentiment index tells us that consumers became slightly more confident in February. Did you?

Consumer sentiment brightened in February
# Consumers
# Consumers

Consumer sentiment brightened in February

Mar 1st 2012, 2:32 PM 1,025 Views 4 Comments

Consumer sentiment was up last month – and had also increased compared to last year, as consumers become less pessimistic about the outlook for the jobs market, KCB Bank Ireland and the ESRI said today.

# index - Friday 27 January, 2012

Good news for retailers: sales increased in December
# Shopping
# Shopping

Good news for retailers: sales increased in December

Jan 27th 2012, 2:26 PM 1,647 Views 13 Comments

It was the first time there has been quarterly growth in retail sales in almost two years.

# index - Monday 9 January, 2012

Euro jitters and Budget 2012 dull consumers' moods
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Euro jitters and Budget 2012 dull consumers' moods

Jan 9th 2012, 12:24 PM 1,350 Views 7 Comments

The KBC/ESRI index has shown that Irish consumer sentiment fell considerably in December.

# index - Monday 7 November, 2011

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011
# Insurance
# Insurance

Drop in motor insurance premiums in 2011

Nov 7th 2011, 8:35 AM 705 Views 10 Comments

The AA said that the average price of a motor insurance policy has dropped from €567 to €549 since the beginning of this year, and that the new stringent drink-driving laws could have a further positive effect.