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# recession - Sunday 21 April, 2013

It is spreading across Ireland - but what exactly is suspended coffee?

Suspended coffee is the slightly clunky name for a cheap good deed which has been spreading across Ireland. Here’s what it’s all about.

# recession - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Column: Is the Labour Party doomed or have they been here before?

The Irish electorate is both a strange beast and an angry and vengeful one at the moment, writes Gary Murphy, who says while the people might be punishing Labour, it will not herald a new political force.

# recession - Friday 8 March, 2013

One in five company directors is a woman (and she's most likely to be called Mary)

Figures show that number of female directors has increased by 14 per cent since the start of the recession – but over half of all Irish PLCs have no women sitting on their boards.

# recession - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Two years on: 'We promised recovery. We are delivering'

Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore gave a press conference today to mark the coalition’s second anniversary in office.

Eurozone sinks further into recession in last quarter of 2012

Figures from Eurostat confirm initial estimates in February that the eurozone economy shrank by 0.6 per cent in Q4 of 2012 with the EU shrinking by 0.5 per cent.

More than 5,800 homes lost gas or electricity connection because of non-payment

The figures were compiled by the Commission for Energy Regulation for the period from July to September 2012.

# recession - Saturday 2 March, 2013

$85 billion in budget cuts come into force in US

Meetings between President Obama and top congressional leaders broke down yesterday as they failed to reach a deal on how to reduce the deficit.

Midlands show largest percentage drop in employment ratio since 2006

Nationally, there has been a 64 per cent decline in the ratio of employed to unemployed people with less than 5 people working for every person out of work.

# recession - 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.

# recession - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

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Barcelona accused of spying on Gerard Pique and Shakira

The rumours were leaked by disgruntled ex-employees of the Metodo 3 detective agency.

# recession - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Czech's historic breweries trying to get back on tap

The country drinks the most beer in the world per head of population but its indigenous brewing industry is having to innovate.

Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years

Moody’s have downgraded the UK from AAA to AA1.

# recession - Friday 22 February, 2013

Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election

Italy goes to the polls on Sunday and Monday but it’s still not clear who is most likely to emerge victorious.

# recession - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign

The campaign was focused on rescuing the recession-hit EU member state from bankruptcy.

# recession - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Barnardos: CSO survey shows 'ravaging' effects of recession on families

Meanwhile, the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton said the survey shows that “the impact of the crisis has not worsened income inequality”.

# recession - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Examiner appointed to B&Q Ireland

The company said they have been impacted by the recession and in particular by the decline in consumer spending in the housing sector.

Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging

The Dublin City Business Improvement District is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.

Less than 10% of retail employers will increase pay in 2013

The survey also found that more than 17 per cent will reduce allowances such as bonuses and overtime rates in 2013.

# recession - Monday 28 January, 2013

Iceland did not need to repay Dutch and UK savers, says court

A European court ruled today that Iceland was entitled to refuse to pay immediate deposit guarantees to savers when a major bank collapsed.

# recession - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Rising food poverty hinders students' ability to learn

The IPPN said primary school students are faced with new forms of disadvantages including losing their homes, cyber-bullying and early sexualisaton.

# recession - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Careers clinic: What are you actually doing to get a job?

Jobs may be scarce on the ground – but they still exist. Here’s how to do everything you possibly can to find the job you want.

# recession - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Irish senior executives optimistic about career prospects

High number are open to moving to new jobs, despite the recession.

# recession - Sunday 13 January, 2013

Column: ‘Island? Which island?’ – life as an Irish person in Japan

James Joyce? U2? Guinness? No – Halloween is the only thing that earns Ireland any kudos, writes Hannah Quinn.

Read in full: The leaked European Commission document into Ireland's economy

The full draft document reveals the Irish government’s fears about a mass boycott of water charges, criticism over the costs of legal services in Ireland, and Troika suggestions to cut public sector pay.

# recession - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Irish banks are still very fragile - and the Troika is concerned

The Troika also warned that Irish banks still aren’t lending enough to small businesses either.

# recession - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Annual savings up 10 per cent on last year

Research from EBS shows that people aged 16-24 are now more confident about their economic well being than this time last year.

# recession - Monday 7 January, 2013

Small firms being 'strangled' by late payments - SFA

Companies are now waiting an average of 62 days to be paid, according to a survey by the Small Firms Association.

# recession - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Permanent TSB says it will increase lending fivefold this year

Permanent TSB says it will significantly increase lending for mortgages and personal loans in 2013.

# recession - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Workers to meet union after Dublin company cuts 83 jobs

Distribution firm Johnson Brothers told its employees yesterday that 83 jobs will be lost due at its plant in west Dublin due to outsourcing.

Merkel kicks off campaign, highlights economic strength

The German Chancellor’s party faces a tough battle in the upcoming Lower Saxony state vote.

# recession - Friday 4 January, 2013

Small drop in live register figures - but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent

The number of people aged 25 or under on the live register dropped for the 29th month in a row.

Over 465,000 voluntary hours clocked in record 2012 for Volunteer Ireland Volunteering This post contains videos

Over 465,000 voluntary hours clocked in record 2012 for Volunteer Ireland

More and more people are volunteering since the onset of the recession but the national volunteer development agency cites other reasons for the increase.

# recession - Thursday 3 January, 2013

Exchequer deficit reduced by €10bn in 2012 to €14.9bn

VAT and corporation tax recorded surpluses, while income tax and excise duties recorded shortfalls.

Spain's unemployment rate fell by 1.2% in December

It is the first decline in the jobless figure since July 2012.

# recession - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Column: Let’s address Ireland’s problems this year, as well as our own

Our towns and cities are hamstrung by budget cuts – but a new initiative could help find solutions and save money, writes Barry Flinn.

# recession - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Poll: Do you think Ireland's economy is over the worst? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Ireland's economy is over the worst?

There seems to be slightly more optimism than usual about the economy as we head into 2013. What do you think – are you optimistic about it?

# recession - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

# recession - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Column: Why I love baking – from measuring flour to licking the spoon

With the Great Irish Bake-Off due to start in 2013, Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell explains why baking has made a resurgence in the recession.

# recession - Friday 21 December, 2012

'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails

Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.

# recession - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks

Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.