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#Recession

# recession - Monday 29 April, 2013

Column: Young Irish people are losing their voice and facing forced emigration
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young Irish people are losing their voice and facing forced emigration

Apr 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 184 Views 96 Comments

The surge of precarious and part-time employment, unpaid internships and false starts expose Ireland’s bad attitude to young peoples’ future. , writes

# recession - Saturday 27 April, 2013

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government
# No Rush
# No Rush

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government

Apr 27th 2013, 6:15 PM 4,466 Views 10 Comments

These things take time.

# recession - Sunday 21 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 21st 2013, 8:30 AM 31,686 Views 61 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 14th 2013, 8:15 AM 156 Views 170 Comments

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)
# Women's Day
# Women's Day

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

Mar 8th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,822 Views 21 Comments

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'
# Two Years On
# Two Years On

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

Mar 6th 2013, 1:07 PM 8,686 Views 180 Comments

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
# Recession
# Recession

Eurozone sinks further into recession in last quarter of 2012

Mar 6th 2013, 10:57 AM 3,585 Views 15 Comments

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
# Recession
# Recession

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

Mar 6th 2013, 9:30 AM 4,859 Views 37 Comments

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
# United States
# United States

$85 billion in budget cuts come into force in US

Mar 2nd 2013, 3:51 PM 4,669 Views 17 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Midlands show largest percentage drop in employment ratio since 2006

Mar 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 3,967 Views 25 Comments

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
# CAHWT
# CAHWT

30 protesters occupy PWC over ‘unfair’ austerity taxes

Feb 28th 2013, 2:49 PM 12,579 Views 108 Comments

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

# recession - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Barcelona accused of spying on Gerard Pique and Shakira
# Spies Like Us
From The42
# Spies Like Us

Barcelona accused of spying on Gerard Pique and Shakira

Feb 26th 2013, 6:47 PM 4,118 Views 0 Comments

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
# Czech Republic
# Czech Republic

Czech's historic breweries trying to get back on tap

Feb 23rd 2013, 10:30 AM 6,139 Views 11 Comments

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
# Moody's

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

Feb 23rd 2013, 10:15 AM 5,167 Views 21 Comments

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
# Vote
# Vote

Final day of campaigning in Italy as uncertainty rules over election

Feb 22nd 2013, 11:54 AM 2,952 Views 4 Comments

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
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Cyprus holds presidential election following heated campaign

Feb 17th 2013, 2:12 PM 4,068 Views 0 Comments

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
# Income And Living
# Income And Living

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

Feb 13th 2013, 4:04 PM 12,249 Views 31 Comments

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
# Examiner
# Examiner

Examiner appointed to B&Q Ireland

Jan 31st 2013, 3:35 PM 15,171 Views 79 Comments

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
# Begging
# Begging

Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging

Jan 31st 2013, 2:37 PM 10,328 Views 107 Comments

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
# Retail Pay
# Retail Pay

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

Jan 31st 2013, 6:30 AM 2,335 Views 7 Comments

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
# Financial Crisis
# Financial Crisis

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

Jan 28th 2013, 3:00 PM 9,420 Views 67 Comments

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
# Poverty
# Poverty

Rising food poverty hinders students' ability to learn

Jan 24th 2013, 12:23 PM 6,850 Views 62 Comments

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?
# Jobhunt
# Jobhunt

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

Jan 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 11,884 Views 34 Comments

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
# Optimistic
# Optimistic

Irish senior executives optimistic about career prospects

Jan 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,704 Views 4 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Jan 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 1,904 Views 77 Comments

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
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

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

Jan 13th 2013, 7:45 AM 10,391 Views 22 Comments

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
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

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

Jan 12th 2013, 8:15 AM 5,151 Views 12 Comments

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
# Savings
# Savings

Annual savings up 10 per cent on last year

Jan 8th 2013, 6:01 PM 6,106 Views 21 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Small firms being 'strangled' by late payments - SFA

Jan 7th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,322 Views 8 Comments

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
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Permanent TSB says it will increase lending fivefold this year

Jan 6th 2013, 3:23 PM 8,772 Views 58 Comments

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
# Redundancy
# Redundancy

Workers to meet union after Dublin company cuts 83 jobs

Jan 5th 2013, 3:20 PM 7,030 Views 10 Comments

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
# Germany
# Germany

Merkel kicks off campaign, highlights economic strength

Jan 5th 2013, 2:42 PM 4,420 Views 17 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

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

Jan 4th 2013, 12:13 PM 3,075 Views 24 Comments

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
# Volunteering

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

Jan 4th 2013, 7:15 AM 3,947 Views 1 Comment

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
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

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

Jan 3rd 2013, 5:36 PM 8,837 Views 52 Comments

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

Spain's unemployment rate fell by 1.2% in December
# Jobless
# Jobless

Spain's unemployment rate fell by 1.2% in December

Jan 3rd 2013, 10:47 AM 2,821 Views 24 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 2nd 2013, 7:00 AM 37 Views 27 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Dec 30th 2012, 11:02 AM 16,997 Views 207 Comments

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
# Good News
# Good News

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

Dec 27th 2012, 1:04 PM 5,763 Views 42 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 26th 2012, 6:30 PM 398 Views 3 Comments

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