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Dublin: 2 °C Sunday 23 November, 2014

Economy - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council trying to cut off phone numbers on ‘cash for cars’ ads €€€

Dublin City Council trying to cut off phone numbers on ‘cash for cars’ ads

The council is liaising with gardaí on the issue of the illegal ads.

A tiny firm that saw the 1929 crash coming sees trouble for 2015

Jerome Levy — grandfather of the firm’s current chairman David Levy — saw trouble coming, and sold his stocks before the 1929 crash.

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Economy - Monday 10 November, 2014

Been knocked back for a business loan? Well, here’s some good news

The Credit Review Office has been overturning a lot of rejected applications.

Construction jobs are finally on the way back after being gutted in the recession

There has been an “almost continuous stream of good news” for the Irish economy lately.

Global oil has entered a ‘new era’ of oversupply – but don’t expect much relief at the pump

The government is taking most of the money it costs to fill up your car anyway…

From TheJournal.ie Warehouse worker sacked for eating a jam tart Jammy

Warehouse worker sacked for eating a jam tart

The man said he and his co-worker were actually eating a Mars bar on the shop floor but the Employment Appeals Tribunal said his dismissal was fair.

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Why we won’t need to knock down as many ghost estates as we thought…

40 of the country’s worst ghost estates were targeted for destruction this time last year, but a rising economic tide means that number is coming down…

Economy - Sunday 9 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: When Foot & Mouth had us all on edge … and those little blue tubs were EVERYWHERE Control Measures

In pictures: When Foot & Mouth had us all on edge … and those little blue tubs were EVERYWHERE

The country was plunged into crisis-control mode — and the stringent control measures had an impact on virtually everyone in the State.

Economy - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Want to buy a house next year? You may not actually need a full 20% deposit

New rules restricting banks from granting loans of more than 80% of the property value were due to come into force in January 2015 but there may be a way around that.

From TheJournal.ie Something in the (Irish) Water: 2,000 jobs but still a bad week for the #AllAboutJobs govt Water Mistake

Economy - Friday 7 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie A luxury sleeper train will soon be arriving on Ireland’s railways Orient Express

A luxury sleeper train will soon be arriving on Ireland’s railways

The service will provide tours of up to six nights around the country.

From TheJournal.ie After saying ‘no way, we won’t pay’, UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe Bills Bills Bills

After saying ‘no way, we won’t pay’, UK agrees to half of €2bn bill from Europe

And they don’t have to pay until September 2015.

From TheJournal.ie 740 new jobs for Longford, Kildare, Dublin and Galway Jobswatch

740 new jobs for Longford, Kildare, Dublin and Galway

The jobs will be created in IT, retail, pet food and the automotive industry.

‘These blunt, cold letters show just how desperate the situation was’

The Nevin Economic Research Institute said that while the contents of the letters from the ECB to Brian Lenihan isn’t a shock, the tone is surprising.

Economy - Thursday 6 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Take a bailout or we’ll cut emergency funding’ – ECB to Ireland in 2010 Third Secret Of Fatima

‘Take a bailout or we’ll cut emergency funding’ – ECB to Ireland in 2010

The infamous letter from Jean-Claude Trichet has finally been released.

From TheJournal.ie These are the letters sent between Brian Lenihan and the ECB before the bailout Letters Of Note

These are the letters sent between Brian Lenihan and the ECB before the bailout

The ECB has finally decided to release the infamous letters.

Economy - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ghost estates: The diggers arrive to tear down another ‘relic of the boom’ Seek And Destroy

Ghost estates: The diggers arrive to tear down another ‘relic of the boom’

Another ghost is being banished, in Co Roscommon…

Economy - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge That mortifying IDA interview has gone viral internationally – here are the headlines Morto
From TheJournal.ie Another rail melt-down in Dublin: Passengers left in limbo for the second night in a row 24 Hours

Another rail melt-down in Dublin: Passengers left in limbo for the second night in a row

All DART and commuter services have been halted, due to a major signal problem between Drogheda and Greystones.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much the NTMA made from selling a bond today A Good Day's Work

Here’s how much the NTMA made from selling a bond today

There was over €8bn in bids, but how much did the Agency get?

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From TheJournal.ie There’s been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame Bad News

There’s been a sharp dip in consumer confidence and water charges might be to blame

The 8-year high in consumer sentiment recorded in September didn’t last long.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland will have the largest economic growth in the EU in 2014 (and 2015 and 2016) Getting Boomer

Almost 400 AIB repossessions stopped in last year

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation said the scheme these agreements were made through will be expanded to run another 12 months, due to its success in the last year.

From TheJournal.ie 100 ‘ambitious’ Irish nurses sought for jobs in Essex The Only Way Is Essex

100 ‘ambitious’ Irish nurses sought for jobs in Essex

Got what it takes? Three ‘roadshow’ recruitment events take place next week in Cork, Galway and Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here’s how it’s going to work Single Supervisory Mechanism

Ireland’s biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here’s how it’s going to work

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.

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From TheJournal.ie Warnings of an “uncontrollable” rise in Local Property Tax It's The Law

Warnings of an “uncontrollable” rise in Local Property Tax

By law, householders are expected to revalue their properties in November 2017. There are concerns this could add hundreds of euros to annual bills in the Dublin area.

Economy - Monday 3 November, 2014

We’re buying a lot of new cars… the most since 2009

It’s the first time in 5 years new car sales have reached over 95,000.

From TheJournal.ie “Why do you have euros?” The head of the IDA was asked some truly bizarre questions on CNBC today… Where Is Ireland

“Why do you have euros?” The head of the IDA was asked some truly bizarre questions on CNBC today…

It’s the sort of conversation we’ve all had with an elderly US citizen on a J1 trip… But you might expect better from a business network.

From TheJournal.ie There were major rush hour rail problems in Dublin tonight Stop The Lights

There were major rush hour rail problems in Dublin tonight

ALL Dart and commuter services were suspended between Drogheda and Greystones — but delays are now easing.

From TheJournal.ie How the richest man in Ireland lost it all: New look at the life of Tony O’Reilly Sir Anthony O'reilly

How the richest man in Ireland lost it all: New look at the life of Tony O’Reilly

The programme will look at the life of Sir Anthony O’Reilly – former owner of Waterford Wedgwood and Independent News and Media.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 jobs announced for Cork Jobswatch

Over 100 jobs announced for Cork

OpenText, a Canadian software company will create the jobs.

Ask.fm is moving its HQ to Ireland

The controversial website says that they’ve updated their safety policies.

From TheJournal.ie Being nicer is making more money for Ryanair Flying High

Being nicer is making more money for Ryanair

The company reckons they’ll make more money in the second half of the year as well.

From TheJournal.ie If Michael Noonan is going to get a bank debt deal this is how he says he’ll do it Strategy

If Michael Noonan is going to get a bank debt deal this is how he says he’ll do it

The Finance Minister has outlined his strategy for securing retrospective recapitalisation of Ireland’s banks.

Economy - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Poll: What’s your biggest worry when applying for a job? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What’s your biggest worry when applying for a job?

Apart from not getting it, obviously…

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney wants more Chinese people to eat Irish food Mission

Simon Coveney wants more Chinese people to eat Irish food

There has been “tremendous” progress in the area over the past 12 months.

Economy - Saturday 1 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money Reform

Opinion: Attempts to reform the civil service (again) may simply waste more money

The only effective public sector reform is privatisation.