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Economy - Today’s News

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Economy - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Burger Wars – McDonald’s have now officially objected to Supermac’s Australian project Bun Fight

Burger Wars – McDonald’s have now officially objected to Supermac’s Australian project

The two franchises are at trademark loggerheads over the Irish fast food retailer’s name

From TheJournal.ie Is Sinn Féin’s rise a threat to the economy? This man doesn’t think so… No Surprise There

Is Sinn Féin’s rise a threat to the economy? This man doesn’t think so…

Goldman Sachs assessment is not going down well with Sinn Féin.

Economy - Tuesday 17 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The future of Ireland is urban – but can our politicians accept this? Opinion

The future of Ireland is urban – but can our politicians accept this?

We need to face up to what’s gone wrong with spatial policy in this country.

Just Eat they said… and we did

The Danish-formed takeaway aggregator has posted some impressive Irish results for 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof Bad Loans

Irish sub-prime mortgage arrears are going through the roof

Loans from so-called sub-prime lenders are four times more likely to be in arrears than those from the mainstream banks

Economy - Monday 16 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Sexy corruption and 8 other things we’ve learned at the banking inquiry THE STORY SO FAR

Sexy corruption and 8 other things we’ve learned at the banking inquiry

The inquiry is finally up and running and it’s had its moments…

Energy companies will need to start finding more oil soon

If prices aren’t going to start shooting up again, that is.

British people are now going to be able to enjoy Ballymaloe Country Relish

It will be sold across 900 UK Tesco stores.

These are the places where the world’s biggest arms buyers get their weapons

The US is the number-one weapons exporter – but where do they all go?

These forecasters have some dire predictions for the euro

Put it this way – it’s a good time to be a US tourist in Europe.

Economy - Sunday 15 March, 2015

There are some major holes in Ireland’s renewable energy plans

And the country could have to pay penalties worth up to €400 million a year if things do go wrong.

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

Everyone was talking about the euro on a downward spiral, a solid-gold Apple Watch and Blurred Lines.

From TheJournal.ie The good, the bad, and the ugly of Mother’s Day advertising Mothership

The good, the bad, and the ugly of Mother’s Day advertising

Some companies get the marketing of maternal-appreciation day very right. Others, not so much…

Economy - Saturday 14 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ministers sell Ireland around Paddy’s Day to secure jobs. Why the begrudgery? Opinion

Ministers sell Ireland around Paddy’s Day to secure jobs. Why the begrudgery?

It may sound kitsch to bring folks along to a green themed breakfast or lunch engagement, but it works, writes Aaron McKenna.

Economy - Friday 13 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s biggest newspaper group spent €9.3 million on redundancies last year Ouch

Ireland’s biggest newspaper group spent €9.3 million on redundancies last year

Advertising and cost-cutting are keeping the books balanced for the media group.

Economy - Thursday 12 March, 2015

‘You guys don’t seem to like prosecuting people very much’: Revenue told

Some 358 Irish-linked accounts were revealed in leaked details of HSBC’s Swiss operations.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish economy went absolutely STELLAR in 2014 Sucking Diesel

The Irish economy went absolutely STELLAR in 2014

We’ve left the rest of the Eurozone for dust over the last 12 months

From TheJournal.ie It’s official – Dublin Airport is the 81st best airport in the world Top 100 At Least

It’s official – Dublin Airport is the 81st best airport in the world

Singapore has the nicest one in case you’re wondering

From TheJournal.ie Looking for a job? 70 have just been announced in Dublin All About Jobs

Looking for a job? 70 have just been announced in Dublin

LexisNexis has big plans.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Irish prisons run smoothly on the goodwill of staff – that will end’ Strike

‘Irish prisons run smoothly on the goodwill of staff – that will end’

Voluntary duties are to be withdrawn from prison officers under industrial action voted on yesterday.

Economy - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie People have been lying about how big their engines are Tax Dodge

People have been lying about how big their engines are

As part of a scam to pay lower motor tax

Permanent TSB is going to give a little bit of its bailout money back

The bank wants to raise €525 million from private investors and most of that will go to the government.

Forget those US holidays because the euro could be worth 85c pretty soon

The currency has already hit a new 12-year low today.

Economy - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda pledges action on mortgage crisis (and calls Fianna Fáil ‘arsonists’) Shots Fired

Enda pledges action on mortgage crisis (and calls Fianna Fáil ‘arsonists’)

Proposals to reduce the term of bankruptcy from three years to one are being considered with new measures to be announced in April.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we’ll do what we want’ – Tory MP Brexit

‘Britain twice saved the world from tyranny, we’ll do what we want’ – Tory MP

Gordon Brown reckons a Brexit would make the UK akin to the ‘North Korea of Europe’. So… would it?

‘If things are so successful, why are people still leaving the country?’

Richard Bruton has come under fire as he claims “substantial progress” on jobs.

From TheJournal.ie Dunnes Stores staff to strike on Holy Thursday One Day Strike

Dunnes Stores staff to strike on Holy Thursday

Mandate Trade Union says the strike has the potential to escalate further.

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From TheJournal.ie Looking for a job? Munster is the place to be Just The Job

Looking for a job? Munster is the place to be

Employers in the southernmost province are gearing up for a hiring splurge over the next three months

Your electricity bills are going to get more expensive in a couple of years

That’s if action isn’t taken, the ESRI has warned.

Economy - Monday 9 March, 2015

Down, down, down – McDonald’s sales continue to spiral

New CEO Steve Easterbrook faces an uphill challenge to recast as a ‘modern, progressive burger company’

These are the businesses you want to be in across Ireland right now

Big or small, north or south – we have the figures for them all.

How much lower can the euro go?

The currency is headed towards equal footing with the US dollar.

Explainer: Why the ECB will be pulling €1.1 TRILLION out of thin air… and what it means for you

The European Central Bank’s €1.1 trillion QE plan starts today.

New home building across Ireland has pulled into the slow lane

But land values are predicted to rise, which could mean more property eventually on the market.

From TheJournal.ie This country became the world’s biggest weapons buyer last year Trigger Happy

This country became the world’s biggest weapons buyer last year

It may not be the place you expected.

‘The banks weren’t showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices’

It has been predicted that the number of home repossessions will grow significantly.

Economy - Sunday 8 March, 2015

This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills

Energy Elephant’s big idea is deceptively simple.

From TheJournal.ie 12 facts about Warren Buffett and his enormous wealth All You Can Eat Buffett

12 facts about Warren Buffett and his enormous wealth

Warren Buffett has been incredibly successful…