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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Recessionomics

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Poll: Do you try to shop in Irish-owned supermarkets?
Study shows that chains like Tesco, Aldi and Lidl are experiencing more growth than homegrown Irish chains – do you make a conscious choice to shop in Irish supermarkets?
Open thread: Feeding a family on less than €10 a day
As new Irish book gives handy tips and recipes to help families cut their food bill, we want to hear about YOUR cost-efficient cooking…
Massive increase in number of people seeking advice over debt in past three years
The Free Legal Advice Centre says there has been a 400 per cent increase in debt queries in the last three years with a 45 per cent rise in the last year alone.
Knock-down Irish property auction drawing foreign buyers
Sale of ‘distressed’ properties is set for 15 April in Dublin – and agent says the homes and commercial spaces on offer will be priced “aggressively”.
'Shared equity' proposal might keep struggling householders in their homes
Housing association Threshold puts forward plan that would see the State buy properties on point of repossession and renting back to former owners.
Dublin businesses strike bargain to get 20 per cent off insurance premiums
Umbrella group for city centre traders does deal to cut cost of insurance for its 2,500 members after slow shopping year.
Cost of education soars by over 25 per cent since peak of boom
The costs of education and health care have soared since 2006 according to the latest Consumer Price Index;
Consumer prices down slightly in November
Central Statistics Office finds that only clothes and footwear saw a price hike in the last month.
Broadband and telephone still out for over 4,000 houses
Eircom technical crews finding it hard to access areas of Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow to fix faults.
Irish shoppers expect to spend €1.5bn this Christmas
Despite last month’s fall in consumer confidence, Irish shoppers are looking forward to splashing out on Christmas gifts, food and socialising.
The emergence of the savvy Irish shopper
The recession has brought some benefits – Irish consumers are no longer willing to be complacent, ill-informed or ripped off.
Medical card holders to pay more for pharmacy bills from today
The levy will apply to each prescription item collected by a patient.
The Guardian: Ireland facing a double dip recession
One economist is so shocked by the fall in our output, he thinks it’s a misprint.
Ireland unlikely to dodge out on debt, says IMF
But we’re not out of the woods yet.
Irish childcare costs highest in Western World
It costs more to send your child to a creche in Dublin than to some of the country’s most expensive private schools.
Things can only get better
Consumer confidence levels at level not seen since 2007.
McCarthy heads group to check state assets
Board will look into efficiency of assets such as RTÉ and an Post.
Cost of doing business in Ireland goes down
We’ll drink to that.