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# trade - Monday 2 December, 2013

Column: Betting your business on the domestic Irish market is foolish, lazy and unnecessary

Being ‘the best in Ireland’ is too limited a goal for Irish businesses today; businesses should emulate Germany’s ‘Mittelstand’ approach to drive export growth, writes Patrick Burke.

# trade - Friday 29 November, 2013

ECC report says European consumers face discrimination based on where they live

The Services Directive prohibits discriminatory conditions based on the nationality or residence of service recipients.

# trade - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Bruton to lead 42 Irish companies and colleges on Indian trade mission

Bruton says the trip will help deliver jobs.

# trade - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Wikileaks publishes draft from free-trade agreement under secretive negotiations

The chapter published today constrains proposals for major changes to intellectual property rights laws in the states involved.

# trade - Monday 28 October, 2013

Bloodstocks in the Middle East and life-sciences on the East Coast: Ministers on tour

Ministers Bruton and Coveney have set off on separate trade missions this week.

# trade - Friday 18 October, 2013

Mixed reaction in Ireland to EU-Canada deal EU

Mixed reaction in Ireland to EU-Canada deal

The Jobs Minister says it is good news for exports, but farmers warn that a free-trade agreement between the EU and Canada might not necessarily be good news.

# trade - Friday 20 September, 2013

Column: Germany – the big kid who won’t play by the same rules

Germany is the EU’s largest economy yet it has no national minimum wage; and its policy of maintaining low wages and subsidising exports into EU member States is destabilising to the EU economy, writes Tiernan Brady.

# trade - Friday 13 September, 2013

Ireland sees drop in exports during July CSO

Ireland sees drop in exports during July

However, figures show the trade surplus has increased to €3.2 billion in the year with the agri-sector performing strongly.

# trade - Sunday 28 July, 2013

China and EU settle burgeoning trade war

The solar panel dispute had threatened a full-blown trade war between two of the world’s largest trading powers.

# trade - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Illegal tobacco sellers could be given ASBOs

An operational group – the first of its kind – has been established by Dublin City Council to address the issue of illegal tobacco.

# trade - Monday 15 July, 2013

Column: Today's countries in need are tomorrow's trading partners

Ending global poverty means changing the way we view overseas aid and development – which is why the public have been invited to share ideas about Ireland’s contribution to the world stage, writes Joe Costello TD.

# trade - Monday 17 June, 2013

Taoiseach: EU-US trade deal could mean thousands of jobs for Ireland G8 This post contains videos

Taoiseach: EU-US trade deal could mean thousands of jobs for Ireland

Enda Kenny was speaking to the media following meetings with G8 leaders in Lough Erne today.

Kenny and Obama to discuss EU presidency and bailout, but not Ireland's tax regime G8

Kenny and Obama to discuss EU presidency and bailout, but not Ireland's tax regime

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in Fermanagh later today, where he is expected to hold talks with the US president.

# trade - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Taoiseach to discuss trade opportunities with Canadian Prime Minister in Dublin

Canada currently attracts 25 per cent of all Irish investment abroad and around 60 Irish businesses have a presence there.

# trade - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Ceann Comhairle to meet China's president tomorrow

China and Ireland’s friendship continues with a return visit by an Irish delegation.

# trade - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

EU reveals plans to buy oil from rebel-held parts of Syria

The EU’s member states have a trade embargo against the Syrian government – but will import petrol from rebel territory.

# trade - Thursday 18 April, 2013

World business leaders meet in Dublin to advance transatlantic trade deal

The round table discussion will coincide with the meeting of EU trade ministers at Dublin Castle.

# trade - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Garret Fitzgerald 'not taken in' by Russians during 1976 trade mission

In a wire from the US Embassy in Ireland, an aid to the ambassador said Ireland believes that ‘Godless’ communists are in league with Satan.

# trade - Monday 18 March, 2013

Gilmore to meet John Kerry in Washington today

The Tánaiste will discuss how America’s plans to reform its immigration laws will affect tens of thousands of Irish people in the US.

# trade - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

China to become top export destination for Ireland

It is expected the UK, USA and Germany will remain the top three destinations but countries

# trade - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Column: What would it mean for Ireland if the UK left Europe?

The British Prime Minister hopes to negotiate fundamental changes in his country’s membership of the European Union, but this would have profound consequences for this island, writes James Kilcourse.

# trade - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Record €9 billion food and beverage exports in 2012 - Bord Bia report

Bord Bia says the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by almost 2 per cent to exceed €9 billion for the first time.

# trade - Thursday 27 December, 2012

European stocks rise after festive break

Europe’s main stock markets rise as traders focus on whether the United States will avert the 2013 “fiscal cliff”.

# trade - Sunday 23 December, 2012

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Tim Tebow set for Florida return as Jacksonville Jaguars prowl

The rarely used quarter-back and former demi-god could be on his way out of the New York Jets.

# trade - Friday 14 December, 2012

Ireland's trade surplus increases in October

The value of Irish exports was up slightly on September, while the volume of imports also fell.

# trade - Monday 19 November, 2012

Here's why the French got upset about The Economist cover

It caught the attention of the investing class…

# trade - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO

The drop in Ireland’s trade surplus is the first since March of this year.

# trade - Monday 12 November, 2012

Q. Where should Ireland look to trade?

A. We should look to Middle East and Latin America, according to new trade forecast.

# trade - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Bruton leads trade mission to Canada

The trade mission will involve 30 Irish companies from a range of sectors, and the Minister will participate in 25 meetings and engagements.

# trade - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Sherlock to lead food and lifesciences trade mission to Japan

Fourteen of Ireland’s leading food and lifesciences companies will also travel to Japan for the mission.

# trade - Friday 19 October, 2012

US 2012: Obama and Romney trade jokes at dinner

The US presidential candidates scored big laughs at an annual fundraiser at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel last night.

# trade - Friday 12 October, 2012

Trade surplus increases by €1bn - CSO

The seasonally adjusted trade balance for August rose to €4.9 billion – the highest on record.

# trade - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Iran to lift ban on Irish beef

Irish beef will be back on the menu in Iran shortly, an Oireachtas committee heard today.

# trade - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income Tax

Self employed tradespeople warned about hiding income has urged construction workers and tradespeople to comply with Revenue obligations as the October tax return deadline approaches.

# trade - Friday 14 September, 2012

CSO data shows Irish exports up by 6pc in July

The CSO figures also show that exports to key target areas like India, China and Russia have risen in the last year.

# trade - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Column: Watching my parents cope with long-term unemployment

Shaun Dunne, son of a carpet fitter, describes life in the shadow of a time when the working world was different.

# trade - Friday 31 August, 2012

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Syrian refugees tell of "indiscriminate violence"

Joe Costello, Minister of State for Trade and Development, relates the dire tales of massacre and suffering told to him by Syrian refugees when he visited them in Jordan this week.

# trade - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Irish man teams up with Kenyans to give "trade without aid" Kenya This post contains images

Irish man teams up with Kenyans to give "trade without aid"

What is it like founding an organisation that offers trade without aid in Kenya? Corkonian James Hennessy, who founded Development Pamoja, tells us.

# trade - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

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VIDEO: 'Your wish came true' declares new Lakers star Dwight Howard

The six-time NBA All-Star has moved to Los Angeles after a huge trade involving four teams.