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Economy - Today’s News

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Economy - Friday 5 December, 2014

Business Poll: So this year’s coming to a close – but how is 2015 looking? Business Poll This post contains a poll

Business Poll: So this year’s coming to a close – but how is 2015 looking?

Is it going to be a bumper year or is trade still in the doldrums?

Economy - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Six years after the crash, the banking inquiry is FINALLY starting… soon Here We Go

Six years after the crash, the banking inquiry is FINALLY starting… soon

The inquiry is due to begin public hearings the week after next.

European economies look even sicker than expected, but the ECB isn’t getting radical yet

There will be no new ECB spending spree this month – despite growth forecasts being slashed.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Political interference’ stopped Revenue probe into Ansbacher ‘black briefcase’: Whistleblower Ansbacher Allegations

‘Political interference’ stopped Revenue probe into Ansbacher ‘black briefcase’: Whistleblower

Allegations of a major cover-up are spreading from politicians to government officials.

Anglo junior bondholders may still get pay-outs

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said it is unclear whether the €280 million worth of bondholders will pursue their claims but if they do, they may be legally entitled to a dividend.

Economy - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Richard Bruton: I’m not worried about Northern Ireland cutting corporation tax We're Ready

Richard Bruton: I’m not worried about Northern Ireland cutting corporation tax

“We will compete and continue to compete hard.”

The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up

Banks have been accused of only helping the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of people who are a few months overdue.

From TheJournal.ie The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low… And Joan Burton’s happy Unemployment

The dole queue has shrunk to a post-recession low… And Joan Burton’s happy

Each person off the Live Register and into a job saves the taxpayer €20,000 a year, the government says.

Economy - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Some homes and businesses in Dublin face water cut-offs tomorrow Luas Cross City

Some homes and businesses in Dublin face water cut-offs tomorrow

Live around Parnell or Moore Street? Get those pots and pans ready.

“It’s been a very good year for tax.” So says Michael Noonan, he’s not wrong:

Michael Noonan says it’s a reflection of more people being at work.

‘We have made mistakes in the past’ – Michael Noonan talks taxes

But he says Ireland has been “caught in the crossfire” of sniping between the EU and US multinationals.

From TheJournal.ie Nama has a €150 million plan for Boland’s Mill Milling Around

Nama has a €150 million plan for Boland’s Mill

Well, they funded the planning of a plan.

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Northern Ireland may soon be allowed set its own corporation tax

This would mean Northern Ireland could match our very attractive 12.5% rate. Let the games begin…

Economy - Monday 1 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Live in Limerick? There’s 100 jobs coming your way Job Fairy

Live in Limerick? There’s 100 jobs coming your way

The roles will be created over the next two years.

Retailers are going to have their best Christmas since 2009 thanks to you

Irish households are expected to spend an extra €650 to €750 in shops this month compared to other months this year.

A quarter of rental tenants in Ireland are afraid they’ll lose their home

A large proportion of the population want to start their own households but cannot afford to.

Economy - Sunday 30 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Central Bank wants to limit how much you can save in a credit union Bang It In The Credit Union

The Central Bank wants to limit how much you can save in a credit union

If you have over €50,000 in savings, that is.

Economy - Friday 28 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Kenny: SF would ‘absolutely wreck’ economy. Adams: Resign and ‘let the people decide’ Shots Fired
From TheJournal.ie Remember the Balbriggan man who took a novel approach to job hunting? … We’ve some good news for you Had A Few Offers

The Universal Social Charge isn’t going anywhere – Noonan

Michael Noonan says it’s here for the “foreseeable future”.

From TheJournal.ie Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis Close To The Edge

Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis

Simon Coveney said the country was “bust”.

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Enda Kenny promises to cut income tax… if he’s re-elected

He pledged to cut the marginal tax rate to 51%.

Planning to buy some stuff on Cyber Monday? Here’s how to stay safe online…

Irish consumers spending an estimated €39 million on Cyber Monday last year.

Economy - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Can you help? … This Balbriggan man is taking a novel approach to job hunting Stopping Traffic

Can you help? … This Balbriggan man is taking a novel approach to job hunting

Sean Moroney ran a moving company in Boston. He’s been back home for two years — and says he’s sent out ‘hundreds’ of CVs looking for work.

PTSB card rejected at the till tonight? The problem should be fixed now

People all over the country have had their cards rejected today.

From TheJournal.ie Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry? The Pressure's On

Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?

Matt Carty of Sinn Fein said he hopes the goverment will be “robust” in making sure the ECB does take part.

From TheJournal.ie He’s only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence Luxleaks

He’s only in the job 27 days but the EC boss has already survived a motion of no confidence

So much for getting it easy because you’re the new guy.

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Black Friday: What is it and why is it creeping in on Ireland? Discount Shoppers This post contains a poll

Black Friday: What is it and why is it creeping in on Ireland?

Crazy shoppers at the ready….

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is allowing unmarked fuel to be used in private boats, so Europe is taking us to court See You In Court

Ireland is allowing unmarked fuel to be used in private boats, so Europe is taking us to court

The European Commission asked Ireland to change legislation, and they haven’t.

Economy - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The unemployment rate has been revised down even further Jobs

The unemployment rate has been revised down even further

A new CSO report has revealed that since the same time last year, the number of people unemployed has fallen by 37,000.

From TheJournal.ie The ECB has more or less said: ‘We’re not going to Dublin, you can forget about it’ Banking Inquiry

The ECB has more or less said: ‘We’re not going to Dublin, you can forget about it’

The banking inquiry’s public hearings will begin the week after next – but it looks like the ECB won’t be there.

‘Christmas has come early’: Jean-Claude Juncker has a €315bn ‘kickstart’ for Europe

But will Ireland get any money from a plan already criticised for being “scant on detail”?

The Central Bank’s chief seems to have gone cold on relaxing its new mortgage rules

Governor Patrick Honohan says the “seeds of trouble” for a new bubble could already be growing.

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From TheJournal.ie Property prices in Dublin are 25% higher than this time last year… CSO

Property prices in Dublin are 25% higher than this time last year…

… but that still puts them 37.8% lower than their 2007 peak.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The more bureaucrats the worse it will get’ – Even Michael O’Leary hates Irish Water A Complete Mess

‘The more bureaucrats the worse it will get’ – Even Michael O’Leary hates Irish Water

The Ryanair boss took aim at the government for continuing to “piss away billions” despite the recession.

From TheJournal.ie The good times are back*: Grafton Street is now fully occupied Getting Boomer

This Irish company has produced the new ‘gold standard’ in medical technology

Aerogen’s drug nebulisers are being used in the intensive-care units of hospitals in 70 countries.

Economy - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Irish ‘food-to-go’ giant Greencore is making a billion-dollar play for US stomachs

The world’s biggest sandwich maker is still growing fast despite last year’s horse-meat scandal.

One of Ireland’s oldest trading hotels is going under the hammer in two weeks

Over 300 properties with a combined reserve of €56 million will go in two massive sales.