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Economy - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Things are looking seriously rosy for the EU right now

Or for its economy at any rate. The union has outstripped growth in both the US and the UK for the start of 2015

From TheJournal.ie Why is Ireland snubbing talented citizens who live abroad? Opinion

Why is Ireland snubbing talented citizens who live abroad?

We need to attract experienced members of our diaspora back home to drive economic growth. Refusing them the right to vote pushes them further away.

Economy - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more Cash Money Booze

The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more

That’s according to health minister Leo Varadkar.

How Irish whiskey has been brought back from ‘near extinction’

Thousands of rural jobs could be created if the local sector recreates the success of the Scotch industry.

From TheJournal.ie Not good – European banks are ‘just as likely to fail’ now as in 2008 RISKY BUSINESS

Not good – European banks are ‘just as likely to fail’ now as in 2008

“A repeat of the last financial crisis is feasible,” claims a new report into the banking meltdown.

From TheJournal.ie 161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall… Happy Days

161,000 credit card customers are in for a €200 windfall…

Certain card-holders are entitled to redress after paying for insurance they don’t need.

From TheJournal.ie Going up: The construction industry is on a winning streak right now Supply And Demand

Going up: The construction industry is on a winning streak right now

The Ulster Bank’s new figures have shown growth in the construction industry continued in April.

From TheJournal.ie Do you like big boats? Disney’s signature ship will be visiting Dublin next year Mickey's Coming

Do you like big boats? Disney’s signature ship will be visiting Dublin next year

The vessel will be bringing 2,700 passengers and 950 cast and crew.

Economy - Monday 11 May, 2015

Is it cheaper to rent or buy a home? We have the figures for you

Rents have been going up – but so have sale prices.

From TheJournal.ie Sick of this sight? Dublin could be getting a load of new ranks. Here’s where: Queuing For A Living

Sick of this sight? Dublin could be getting a load of new ranks. Here’s where:

Some of them are 24-hours and some are just at night time.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: A record-setting day for Dublin – as monster cruise liner ‘Splendida’ sails in Longest Ever

Pics: A record-setting day for Dublin – as monster cruise liner ‘Splendida’ sails in

The 333 metre vessel is the longest ever to arrive at Dublin Port – and had to reverse in this morning.

The rental squeeze is the worst it has been for a decade

The supply of available homes has hit rock bottom – and that means only one thing for prices.

Economy - Sunday 10 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Water charges will be taken from wages after people are given “every opportunity” – Minister Bills Bills Bills

Water charges will be taken from wages after people are given “every opportunity” – Minister

Minister of State Gerald Nash said the government discussed the proposals this week.

Economy - Saturday 9 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How old is Ireland’s oldest gay bar? It’s the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How old is Ireland’s oldest gay bar? It’s the week in numbers

Plus: How much has the hacking scandal cost News Corp?

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

Everyone was talking about allergic non-workers, Ireland’s most-hated company and a Greek tragedy.

Economy - Friday 8 May, 2015

The British Pound loves David Cameron

The UK currency jumped as it became clear the Conservatives were on the march to victory. Not such good news for Irish consumers though.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico… Money Money Money

The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico…

Ireland’s low pay standard finishes quite high up the OECD rankings.

Economy - Thursday 7 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie If the banks continue to ‘gouge’ mortgage-holders, maybe it’s time to gouge them back… Pack Of Bankers

If the banks continue to ‘gouge’ mortgage-holders, maybe it’s time to gouge them back…

AIB aside, Ireland’s main banks have refused to drop their rates despite record numbers of mortgages being in trouble.

Michael Noonan is copping a lot of flak for saying some people are ‘allergic to work’ Jobphobia This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie Public servants could be in for €800 windfall State Of The Nation

Public servants could be in for €800 windfall

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

From TheJournal.ie People who play sport at school are FAR more likely to go to college… Born To Win

People who play sport at school are FAR more likely to go to college…

Especially in their final years. It seems future success and drive can be directly related to an active and competitive school lifestyle.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin’s Viking Splash Tours are heading for Europe… Cover Your Ears

Economy - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Greece has found enough cash for the IMF – by not paying its people

Workers and government suppliers have reported major delays in getting their money.

From TheJournal.ie Bank of Ireland CEO: ‘We can repay people financially, but not morally’ We All Partied

Bank of Ireland CEO: ‘We can repay people financially, but not morally’

Richie Boucher said bankers’ pre-crash salaries were “relatively generous”.

One of Dublin’s swankiest nightspots is up for sale

Sams Bar, a hotel, a spa and a restaurant are all on sale together.

From TheJournal.ie It’s not easy getting work in Ireland if your skin is the wrong colour… Depressing

It’s not easy getting work in Ireland if your skin is the wrong colour…

Non-nationals and certain ethnicities are reporting worrying (and varying) levels of employer bias, and apparently the recession has nothing to do with it.

Think all Irish newspapers are in trouble? This one isn’t…

Well, not as much trouble as it was in anyway. Things are looking up for the Sunday Business Post.

Economy - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Germany has no cash and no trains

Industrial action is causing headaches for the German public.

From TheJournal.ie Peter McVerry says he’d be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly Social Housing

Peter McVerry says he’d be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly

The campaigner is not impressed by the government’s housing plans.

Where are oil prices headed? This Saudi minister says ‘only Allah knows’

The commodity’s price has been bouncing all over the place.

Australia’s economy is in for a rocky ride

The country’s central bank cut interest rates to a record low today.

Economy - Sunday 3 May, 2015

5 charts that show why the “lost decade” is a long way from over

There’s a good reason why a lot of people still aren’t feeling it.

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

Everyone was talking about Jean-Claude Trichet and his bling, controversial ads and the governor standing down.

Economy - Saturday 2 May, 2015

There’s an awful lot of money being made through infertility…

Not everyone conceives easily. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is huge business worldwide, but what kind of future has it in Ireland?

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: What makes a place feel like home? Lay My Hat

Open Thread: What makes a place feel like home?

Is it security? People? Privacy?

From TheJournal.ie Why low-earners need to continue paying their way in taxes Opinion

Why low-earners need to continue paying their way in taxes

If you want a functioning State, you’ve got to pay for it – USC might be a horrible tax but we still need it.

Economy - Friday 1 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie IDA boss didn’t talk to the government before calling for a Yes vote Intervention

IDA boss didn’t talk to the government before calling for a Yes vote

Martin Shanahan’s call for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum has not gone down well with the No side.

This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer

Most public servants took a pay cut in the recession – but the Central Bank’s governor went further still.

AIB is cutting its mortgage rates again

It’s the second cut in six months.

From TheJournal.ie A defiant Trichet reckoned we were missing something. He wasn’t wrong… Analysis

A defiant Trichet reckoned we were missing something. He wasn’t wrong…

Analysis: The former ECB head was robust and defiant and views the crisis somewhat differently.