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Dublin: 7 °C Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Economy - Today’s News

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Economy - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Four out of 10 companies won’t be giving pay rises this year Public Sector Pay

Four out of 10 companies won’t be giving pay rises this year

Ibec has warned that the new public sector pay deal could create create “unrealistic wage expectation” in the private sector.

Economy - Monday 1 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Drinking wine in Ireland is expensive. Really, really expensive Some Neck

Drinking wine in Ireland is expensive. Really, really expensive

The National Off-Licence Association says it’s hurting smaller sellers.

Economy - Sunday 31 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive… Turn Off The Lights

Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive…

But why? We pay the third highest tariffs in the EU, behind only Germany and Denmark.

Economy - Saturday 30 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The UK may be wavering, but Irish people sure don’t want to leave the EU Not Going Anywhere

The UK may be wavering, but Irish people sure don’t want to leave the EU

A new Red C poll shows that Ireland is very happy to remain a part of Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and the UK should double team the EU on tax Opinion

Ireland and the UK should double team the EU on tax

Eurocrats are gearing up, once again, to meddle with our corporate tax rate. We should take a leaf out of our neighbour’s book and demand better.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Aer Lingus taking off, Neary’s golf balls and workers winning… and losing.

Economy - Friday 29 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The Bank of Ireland is moving in the right direction on mortgages The Right Direction

The Bank of Ireland is moving in the right direction on mortgages

The bank has made cuts to its fixed-rate mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie Most public servants will get €2,000 extra over the next two years Cash Money

Most public servants will get €2,000 extra over the next two years

The government has struck a deal with public sector unions this evening.

From TheJournal.ie The price of stamps is going up Ah Here

The price of stamps is going up

You’ll need your two cents.

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank’s new mortgage rules are slowing lending to house-buyers in a MAJOR way Application Denied

The Central Bank’s new mortgage rules are slowing lending to house-buyers in a MAJOR way

Year on year growth in mortgage lending has slowed to 12%, its lowest in two years.

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From TheJournal.ie Progress reported after a late, late night at the public sector pay talks Midnight Oil

Progress reported after a late, late night at the public sector pay talks

The exact details are still being hammered out.

Economy - Thursday 28 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The curious case of the financial regulator and the branded golf balls Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

The curious case of the financial regulator and the branded golf balls

The former financial regulator described the agency’s branded golf balls as “a mistake”.

Patrick Neary is ‘deeply sorry’ but the banks ‘should have known what they were doing’ The Regulator This post contains videos

Patrick Neary is ‘deeply sorry’ but the banks ‘should have known what they were doing’

One TD was paraphrasing Oscar Wilde at the banking inquiry today.

From TheJournal.ie What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common? The Constitution

What do same-sex marriage and pension protection have in common?

A clause should be inserted into the Constitution to ensure pension protection, according to the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.

Economy - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

After taking a brief timeout, house prices are climbing up and up again

2015 is following the exact same pattern as 2014.

From TheJournal.ie So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this… Here’s what the Queen had to say According To Liz This post contains videos

So, Britain still announces major policy plans like this… Here’s what the Queen had to say

There were important things to announce (like that EU referendum) – but all the bizarre trappings of the ceremony were on show too..

VERY angry scenes in the Dáil as TDs clash over Aer Lingus deal

Meanwhile, IAG CEO Willie Walsh is jetting in to ease union concerns.

One of Dublin’s prime retail spots is being put on the market for a cool €16 mil

The location is pretty symbolic. Grafton Street returned to full occupancy, post-recession, when Life Style Sports moved in last year.

Economy - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie After four long months, the government is set to FINALLY sell its stake in Aer Lingus Sold

After four long months, the government is set to FINALLY sell its stake in Aer Lingus

Transport minister Paschal Donohoe officially announced the sale’s approval at a press conference this evening.

From TheJournal.ie “A high-stakes game of poker” – Dunnes Stores in Gorey will re-open tomorrow… Gorey

“A high-stakes game of poker” – Dunnes Stores in Gorey will re-open tomorrow…

The store had shut suddenly in recent days over a dispute between the retailer and the shopping centre in which the store is based.

These are the jobs that are winning and losing as the economy picks up

Average pay packets took another hit at the start of the year.

From TheJournal.ie So what’s the best restaurant in your neck of the woods? Fine Dining

So what’s the best restaurant in your neck of the woods?

The Irish Restaurant Awards last night crowned eateries across the country.

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From TheJournal.ie Photos: Former home of Rory McIlroy on market for €3.5 million Nice Gaff This post contains images

The EU is considering a minimum corporate tax rate, and that’s bad news for Ireland

Pressure from Germany and France could see the European Commission reveal an initial plan on the matter next month.

Want to snap up some acres of land in Dublin? The price is on the rise

Agricultural land in Ireland remains expensive when compared with land prices in much of Northern Europe.

Economy - Sunday 24 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Greece is going to miss a €1.6 billion loan repayment to the IMF Greece Frightening

Greece is going to miss a €1.6 billion loan repayment to the IMF

Because it hasn’t got any money.

Here’s everything you need to know about business this week

Everyone was talking about Chinese beer, a Dunnes Stores shock and Stripe’s billions.

Economy - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Want to start a childcare business with a difference? This man knows how

Ciaran Flynn’s Childpaths sprung from his experience as a parent. There’s plenty of room for original ideas in Ireland’s childcare industry…

Economy - Friday 22 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else… The Boss

Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else…

“Happy customers make for profitable banks,” the finance minister said today.

Most of Ireland’s biggest companies aren’t Irish at all

Microsoft is now the biggest company in Ireland in terms of turnover.

Economy - Thursday 21 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn’t pleasant for anyone in the room’ No Dissenter

‘The bank guarantee was traumatic, it wasn’t pleasant for anyone in the room’

John Hurley, the former governor of the Central Bank, is before the banking inquiry today .

From TheJournal.ie First world problem alert: There’s a global Prosecco drought on the way… Say It Ain't So

First world problem alert: There’s a global Prosecco drought on the way…

The grape used to produce everyone’s favourite pre-drink has had a couple of particularly bad harvests in a row in Italy.

From TheJournal.ie For the first time in seven years, Ireland’s unemployment rate is under 10% Long Time Coming

For the first time in seven years, Ireland’s unemployment rate is under 10%

There are now 1.9 million people employed in Ireland and 212,000 who are unemployed.

From TheJournal.ie How the other half lived: Inside Seán Dunne’s €7 million Shrewsbury Road pile Pretty Sweet

Economy - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Greece’s Eurovision entry sounds like a cry for debt relief With Or Without Eu

Greece’s Eurovision entry sounds like a cry for debt relief

Sure it’s a bit far-fetched, but stay with us on this one.

So where do Irish graduates want to work in 2015? And how much do they expect to make?

What Irish students REALLY want it seems is stability. That, and to work for Paddy Power…

Economy - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Countries are spending more on energy subsidies than health The Price Of Power

Countries are spending more on energy subsidies than health

The figures have been labelled as “shocking”.

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