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Dublin: 10 °C Monday 21 April, 2014

Economy - Yesterday’s News

Thinking of buying? Here’s 11 of the cheapest homes on the market right now €75000 Or Less This post contains images

Thinking of buying? Here’s 11 of the cheapest homes on the market right now

Asking prices are up around 3.5 per cent on this time last year, and the lack of supply’s been pushing up prices in Dublin. But what’s on offer for less than €75,000?

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

Economy - Friday 18 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Increase in number of passengers going through Irish airports this Easter Lets Fly Away

Increase in number of passengers going through Irish airports this Easter

More than 250,000 people are expected to pass through Dublin airport this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie The Anglo verdicts are in…but what next for the banking inquiry, David Drumm and Seán Fitz? Anglo Trial

The Anglo verdicts are in…but what next for the banking inquiry, David Drumm and Seán Fitz?

A parliamentary inquiry into the banking crisis could kick off by the end of this year.

Economy - Thursday 17 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland sees first bankers convicted of giving illegal loans Anglo Trial

Ireland sees first bankers convicted of giving illegal loans

Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer found guilty of giving loans to the Maple 10 but not guilty in relation to dealings with the Quinn family.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael and Labour are ‘austerity junkies’ failing to attract investment – Pearse Doherty Investment

Fine Gael and Labour are ‘austerity junkies’ failing to attract investment – Pearse Doherty

Sinn Féín has called on the government to access more funding from the European Investment Bank to stimulate job creation.

Economy - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Revenue took in €3bn more tax last year and seized 700k litres of laundered fuel

The authority is now moving to peruse those with outstanding Household Charge payments.

From TheJournal.ie 85,200 young people in Ireland are ‘neither earning nor learning’ Unemployment Levels

85,200 young people in Ireland are ‘neither earning nor learning’

There was a bit of argy-bargy between Willie O’Dea and Minister Joan Burton this morning.

From TheJournal.ie More households borrowing money to pay “increasingly unaffordable” energy bills Uswitch.ie

More households borrowing money to pay “increasingly unaffordable” energy bills

Increasing numbers are turning to credit cards or dipping into savings.

We should be worried about low inflation, says NTMA chief

Moody’s ratings agency “delayed on the way down and on the way up” on Irish debt.

Economy - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Expiry of Viagra patent was huge blow to economy — Noonan Poor Performance

Expiry of Viagra patent was huge blow to economy — Noonan

Meanwhile, the Minister’s repeated his pledge to widen the income tax bands once the State can afford it.

Ireland’s bond yields are almost as good as Belgium’s, so we’re moving the right way – NTMA

NTMA CEO John Corrigan also says that over 70 per cent of Ireland’s funding for 2014 has already been raised.

Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans

Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.

AIB wrote off €2 billion in SME debt in the last year

“Debt compromise” has been rolled out to 1,500 small business debtors.

Irish people own €69 million in gold

TCD finance professor says that gold can act as an investment safety blanket in rough economic times.

The ECB is back in town. Here’s why.

Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.

From TheJournal.ie Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report Budget

Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report

Investment is up, but Goodbody stockbrokers say that now is not the time to ease off on austerity.

From TheJournal.ie 80,000 new homes are needed but TDs will hear today who needs them and where Housing Plan

80,000 new homes are needed but TDs will hear today who needs them and where

A national housing plan is vital argues one social housing group.

Economy - Monday 14 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Going going gone…Ireland’s tallest building has been sold So High In The Sky

Going going gone…Ireland’s tallest building has been sold

The Obel development in Belfast came onto the market at the beginning of March.

Here’s how much we’re making from overseas trade

Trade gains bump driven by food, essential oils and organic chemical sectors.

Fancy owning this pub or a schoolhouse? Get the pair for €165,000

Auctioneers will bring a record 224 properties to market next month.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain… right now Exports

Gilmore: Not viable to export wind energy to Britain… right now

He was hesitant to state whether Ireland would support sending an EU security force to Ukraine.

Good news: €80 million investment and 180 new jobs for Limerick

Both Richard Bruton and Michael Noonan announced the new positions this afternoon.

Construction sector growth scales 2006 peaks

Employment and growth back on the menu for builders, albeit from a low base.

From TheJournal.ie Lying about jail and a reference from a husband: 65% of employers receive falsified CVs Pants On Fire
From TheJournal.ie Irish-themed TV station to create 150 jobs Telly Addicts

Irish-themed TV station to create 150 jobs

IrishTV will broadcast through Europe and the US and will launch in May.

Some businesses aren’t feeling a strong recovery according to this survey

The manufacturing sector is proving to be a “cause of concern”.

Economy - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Lodgements glitch delays payments for some Bank of Ireland customers BOI

Lodgements glitch delays payments for some Bank of Ireland customers

A small number of lodgements submitted using ATMs on Friday were affected.

Damien Kiberd: This is why Michael Noonan wants house prices to rise

There’s a hole in the balance sheets, dear Liza.

From TheJournal.ie Pearse Doherty: Missing bank guarantee letters may be grounds for conspiracy theory Still Missing

Pearse Doherty: Missing bank guarantee letters may be grounds for conspiracy theory

Letters have gone missing from the Department of Finance and – it was revealed this week – Bank of Ireland in a development described as “highly suspicious” by the Sinn Féin deputy Pearse Doherty.

Economy - Saturday 12 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped Youth Unemployment

Marchers in Dublin City today want JobBridge to be scrapped

The protest is being organised by the youth committees of a number of unions with two MEP hopefuls involved.

From TheJournal.ie New infographic breaks down how Dublin commuters get to work Morning Trudge

New infographic breaks down how Dublin commuters get to work

More and more people are cycling but the car is still the king.

Economy - Friday 11 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The most economically depressed town in Ireland is… Ghost Town

The most economically depressed town in Ireland is…

The results are in…Teagasc has ranked every town in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie These maps show the planned 2,840km of cycle routes for the greater Dublin area Grand Ambitions

These maps show the planned 2,840km of cycle routes for the greater Dublin area

Kildare, Meath, Wicklow as well as the capital are all involved.

From TheJournal.ie Finance Dept: We haven’t found those missing documents. BOI: We can’t find them either Still Missing

Finance Dept: We haven’t found those missing documents. BOI: We can’t find them either

Officials have been unable to locate missing two letters from the period after the bank guarantee despite “an extensive search” while Bank of Ireland has admitted: “We cannot find a copy of our own records.”

Irish trade to Canada set for €1.2 billion boost

EU deal could be worth €26 billion overall.

Dublin property prices will climb 10 per cent this year

Merrion warns of deflation risk amid housing pickup.

From TheJournal.ie €2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI Optimism

€2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI

*If economic growth stays strong.

Economy - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Number of homeowners in arrears over 90 days falls to 78,000 Mortgage Arrears Crisis

Number of homeowners in arrears over 90 days falls to 78,000

The number of permanent restructures is up by around 200 in February.

From TheJournal.ie Drinking has gotten dearer in the last year, but walking or getting the bus home is cheaper Drink Up
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