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#Irish Economy

# irish-economy - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Chemical watchdog confirms Navalny poisoned with Soviet-era nerve agent

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons carried out its own analysis of samples taken from the Russian opposition figure.

# irish-economy - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Dáil to sit today to discuss Covid-19 impacts on Ireland's economy

The Taoiseach will answer questions about the public health emergency.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Irish economic growth expected to slow even with Brexit trade deal, says Central Bank

Overall, the country’s economic growth has been described as “broadly positive”.

# irish-economy - Monday 9 September, 2019

Opinion: The robots are coming - and men should be more worried than women

The rise of automation is threatening widespread job destruction – especially for men.

# irish-economy - Friday 28 December, 2018

Previewing Ireland's economy in 2019: The stats don't lie - Ireland is doing well right now

And yet there are some potential concerns to look out for in 2019, writes Victor Duggan.

# irish-economy - Friday 7 December, 2018

Here's the impact of Ireland’s economic crisis on housing in graph form

Planning permissions peaked in 2004 with 101,653 permissions for construction of both new houses and apartments.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Even in the best-case Brexit scenario, the Irish economy will still take a hit - government report

The Irish economy could take a hit of up to 7% in its GDP

# irish-economy - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Some foreign nationals in Ireland work in 'conditions that are close to slavery'

The head of the Workplace Relations Commission spoke to Newstalk about strikes, the ‘gig economy’ and a Supreme Court ruling.

# irish-economy - Monday 8 May, 2017

For the 4th year running Ireland is set to be Europe's fastest growing economy

Ireland is expected to grow by 5% this year, up from previous Davy estimates of 3.7%.

# irish-economy - Monday 5 December, 2016

The medium-term outlook for Ireland is good - but Brexit and housing bubble are looming risks

A new ESRI report looks at how the possible Brexit scenarios will affect Ireland.

# irish-economy - Monday 7 November, 2016

A hard Brexit could cost 40,000 Irish jobs - report

The paper says that there is “almost a complete consensus in the international literature that Brexit will have a negative effect on the UK economy”.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

FactCheck: Is Ireland actually the world's "most globalised" country?

FactCheck looks into a claim that has been doing the rounds online in recent days.

# irish-economy - Monday 15 August, 2016

Retailers fear return to cross-border shopping if sterling continues to fall

Retail sector representatives are calling on the government to take “decisive steps” as Irish consumers react to Brexit.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

These international problems could seriously wreck Ireland's economic plans

The Department of Finance is predicting big growth, but only if everything goes as it wants it to.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

These are 5 things that could wreck Ireland's economy all over again

The OECD has a lot to say about where the country is headed in its latest survey.

# irish-economy - Thursday 10 September, 2015

There are few clouds on the horizon for the Irish economy right now

Growth has been ‘exceptionally strong’ so far this year, but jobs and wages haven’t caught up.

# irish-economy - Friday 29 May, 2015

A price war is making things much cheaper for consumers

The volume of retail sales has risen by 11.9% since last year.

# irish-economy - Friday 15 May, 2015

Here are the things that could push Ireland over a cliff this year

The housing market, the fallout from the UK election and the situation in the Middle East are all on the government’s radar.

# irish-economy - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Argentina just burned its bondholders - could we have done the same?

What makes our situation different from theirs?

# irish-economy - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Here's how Richard Bruton plans to create 7,000 jobs a year in multinational companies

We will be “competing to win”, the Minister said.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP

That’s down from 7.9% this time last year.

# irish-economy - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Euro growth slowdown sets alarm bells ringing

Growth in the EU and the eurozone is underwhelming, the latest figures show.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Despite being more confident about the economy, Dubliners are wary of setting up a business

The Your Dublin, Your Voice survey is the fifth of of its kind and set out to find how Dubliners are feeling about their current financial situation.

# irish-economy - Thursday 7 November, 2013

The reviews are over but we may not leave for "a number of years" --- IMF Mission Chief

Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says

The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.

# irish-economy - Friday 28 June, 2013

Contain your shock: Irish homes are borrowing less and less

5Central Bank data shows household lending fell by 4.5 per cent in the twelve months to May 2013.

# irish-economy - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Ireland is officially back in recession

The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…

# irish-economy - Friday 21 June, 2013

Ireland gets another seven years to repay its European bailout loans

EU finance ministers have officially signed off on a deal which means the average European loan will be repaid in 19.5 years.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Ireland gets another €1.6 billion in bailout loans from the EFSF

That’s on top of the IMF loans announced earlier today – and these ones will be on the books until 2042.

# irish-economy - Friday 3 May, 2013

Brussels report says Irish economy will grow slightly less than govt forecast

Dublin said 1.5 per cent growth in the Budget, and 1.3 per cent last week… but the European Commission says 1.1 per cent.

# irish-economy - Monday 29 April, 2013

7.4pc more overseas tourists in first three months of The Gathering

CSO figures confirm a significant bump in tourist numbers from abroad in the first quarter of 2013.

Gilmore to visit Northern Ireland to mark 15 years of 'Good Friday'

The Tánaiste will meet Britain’s Northern Secretary and the First and Deputy First Ministers to discuss continued peace.

# irish-economy - Thursday 4 April, 2013

Numbers on Live Register down by 2,200 in March

Unemployment stayed at 14.0 per cent last month with only a minor drop in the numbers signing on.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Irish economy starting to wilt again

Manufacturing indexes across Europe paint a stark picture this morning.

# irish-economy - Thursday 14 March, 2013

All jobs saved as receiver is appointed to Muckross Park Hotel

Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin took over the hotel in 1990.

# irish-economy - Monday 4 March, 2013

Exchequer returns show slight fall in tax take for February

The total tax take in February 2013 was €2.042 billion – down by €186 million on the same month from last year.

Davy revises projections for growth in Irish economy... upward

Here’s something you don’t see every day… someone suggesting the economy will grow by more than first predicted.

# irish-economy - Thursday 28 February, 2013

30 protesters occupy PWC over ‘unfair’ austerity taxes

The activists then made their way to the IBEC conference to continue their protest.

# irish-economy - Thursday 14 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 easy ways Ireland can beat austerity* All About The Money

12 easy ways Ireland can beat austerity*

*May not actually be feasible.

Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012

Uh-oh. A dramatic drop in the Eurozone economy spells bad news for hopes of a further boom in Irish exports.

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