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Comment #1922376 by Helen Farrell

Helen Farrell Dec 18th 2013, 8:57 AM #

It genuinely has picked up in the last year.
Houses and land On the market for years, have sold in 2013.

Increase in house prices in some areas.

Higher passenger # on Dublin Bus.

Tax returns slightly higher than forecast.

I see some new start-ups doing well nearby.

Some long-term unemployed people that I know have secured fairly decent jobs in 2013.

But I suspect another (just one more?) austerity budget will knock this shaky start back down again.

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'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI

'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI

The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.

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    Dec 18th 2013, 11:44 AM

    Helen of course new start ups are doing well.Most of them managed to get good deals on rents, service charge ect (fairplay to them) but small retailers that started up 8/10 years ago are being hammerd by crazy rents that landlords will not negotiate with .They have struggled for the past 2 or 3 years , for many of them its to late.

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