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Dublin: 5 °C Saturday 13 February, 2016

Economy - Today’s News

You better spend your €500 notes quickly, the big purple one could soon be scrapped

The note is seemingly being “used more for hiding things than buying them”.

Economy - Yesterday’s News

A disused army site in Co Kildare has just sold for a cool €8.2 million

Magee Barracks in Kildare Town will now be redeveloped by the buyer, an unnamed Irish client.

What Web Summit? Two new events for Irish startups to sink their teeth into

Startup Nations Summit and AngelSummit are coming to Ireland in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie The UK Independent will no longer be a newspaper End Of The Line

The UK Independent will no longer be a newspaper

The publication is set to continue online from the end of next month.

These are the top skills you need to get headhunted

Research shows a demand for experts in cloud computing, big data and IT security from Irish employers.

Economy - Thursday 11 February, 2016

The group trying to convince Ireland the ‘sharing economy’ is not a fad

Uber, Airbnb and other companies in the space are joining forces.

From TheJournal.ie Google’s European president doesn’t know how much he gets paid Taxing Question

Google’s gift to Ireland is talent, not tax dollars

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave gives his thoughts on how startups can attract some of that talent.

Economy - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

The startup fundraising method this investor thinks is ‘extremely dangerous’

CoderDojo’s Bill Liao thinks equity crowdfunding isn’t all it’s hyped up to be.

From TheJournal.ie This VERY swanky new building is coming to Dublin 4 Vertium This post contains images

This VERY swanky new building is coming to Dublin 4

The €170m office block is looking for tenants.

From TheJournal.ie Things are about to get even more squeezed for companies in Dublin Rents Are Rising

Things are about to get even more squeezed for companies in Dublin

Commercial rents are expected to rise by 12% in the capital in the next year.

Economy - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

It’s not just Dublin where businesses are being squeezed by high rents

Office vacancy levels are falling in key Irish regions.

The number of properties to rent in Ireland has hit rock bottom

Report shows tenants outside Dublin suffer biggest rent hikes.

Economy - Saturday 6 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike Whoops

This man sold his stake in a €220 million company for a bike

He described it as “the biggest mistake I ever made”.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what’s happening in Dublin for the Chinese New Year Monkey 2016

Here’s what’s happening in Dublin for the Chinese New Year

The annual festival is back in the capital from today until 21 February.

Economy - Friday 5 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The phantom €2 billion: How everyone except Sinn Féin got the maths wrong Fiscal Space

The phantom €2 billion: How everyone except Sinn Féin got the maths wrong

The fiscal space continues to be the main talking point of the general election campaign.

Economy - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Mayo family loses fight to keep centuries-old Westport House

The Browne family have reluctantly put it up for sale.

Economy - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Rich international investors are mad for Irish businesses

They gave over €240 million to Irish SMEs last year.

From TheJournal.ie What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges Trust Barometer

What will influence voters? The economy, health service reform and water charges

A new report looks at how much the public trusts the government and businesses.

Economy - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Marriages are becoming the hidden victims of home repossession

Debt support charity Phoenix Project Ireland says 3 in 5 of their clients are women going through separation.

There was a big drop in unemployment last month

Ireland’s key jobs sectors are picking up.

Balance of power shifts away from supermarket giants towards small suppliers

Changes to regulations will mean greater protection for producers of food and drink.

Economy - Monday 1 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter? Explainer

What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

From TheJournal.ie Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience Opinion

Losing a job is the single most negative event a person can experience

While we’re hearing that jobs are being created around the country, some people still find themselves out of work, writes Eoghan McDermott.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much property and rent prices are expected to rise by in 2016 Price Growth

Here’s how much property and rent prices are expected to rise by in 2016

The growth in rental prices is now outperforming the growth in property values.

Economy - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Ireland’s gin revolution is about to kick off

Distillers line up to benefit from consumers’ appetite for premium spirits.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: The Lottery … a bit of harmless fun or a mug’s game? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: The Lottery … a bit of harmless fun or a mug’s game?

It emerged last night that someone in Ireland is €66 million richer in the wake of the latest EuroMillions draw.

Economy - Thursday 28 January, 2016

These countries are set to cosy-up over tax information

Information exchange between 31 OECD nations is set to start next year.

Economy - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know End Of The Road

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know

The committee of inquiry has presented its findings and recommendations regarding Ireland’s banking crisis after 14 months.

‘The arts are victims of Dublin’s economic recovery’: Block T is forced to relocate

The arts collective are faced with leaving Smithfield due to rising rents.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We’ve spent hours in the basement of Leinster House trying to find out what happened’ Opinion

‘We’ve spent hours in the basement of Leinster House trying to find out what happened’

The final report from the banking inquiry is to be released today.

Economy - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Tesco is looking to cut long-term staff’s wages in a big way… Everything Reduced

Tesco is looking to cut long-term staff’s wages in a big way…

The supermarket giant is seeking to place all staff of greater than 20 years service on new, vastly-reduced, contracts.

It’s official: Black Friday is destroying the December sales

The popular US sales frenzy shows a mixed bag of results for retailers in Ireland.

Economy - Monday 25 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The average pension payout for Irish people is just €6,000 per year at present Rainy Days

The average pension payout for Irish people is just €6,000 per year at present

25% more Irish people are covered by a pension plan now however, compared with 2010, according to a new survey.

Economy - Saturday 23 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Google is to pay its UK taxes in Britain from now on, rather than in Ireland… Taxing Times

Google is to pay its UK taxes in Britain from now on, rather than in Ireland…

The online giant is to pay €172 million in back taxes in the UK following a six-year probe by UK revenue and customs.

Economy - Friday 22 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Good news: There are 250 new jobs coming to Dublin Accenture

Good news: There are 250 new jobs coming to Dublin

“We are working to attract people to Ireland and to encourage those who have emigrated to return.”

Economy - Thursday 21 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Is Ireland a one trick pony by enticing corporations with low taxes? Opinion

Is Ireland a one trick pony by enticing corporations with low taxes?

Cillian Doyle says Ireland is a tax haven and we should change our ways before the decisions are taken out of our hands.

Economy - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A swish new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate 1916 Minted

A swish new €2 coin comes into circulation today to commemorate 1916

It will be the first time Ireland has introduced a personalised €2 coin.

Economy - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

China’s economy is slowing down big time – here’s what it means for everyone else

The country just posted its lowest growth in a quarter century.

From TheJournal.ie R2-D2 salt cellars and Skywalker suites – Kerry tourism is braced for a major Star Wars windfall… Feeling The Force

R2-D2 salt cellars and Skywalker suites – Kerry tourism is braced for a major Star Wars windfall…

The Star Wars sequels have been using Skellig Michael as a filming location – and it looks like the association is set to bear fruit.

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