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Economy - Today’s News

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Economy - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Developers to build 1,300 homes on three Dublin sites, but is it a ‘giveaway to the private sector’? Redevelopment

Developers to build 1,300 homes on three Dublin sites, but is it a ‘giveaway to the private sector’?

Sinn Féin says its amendment will mean at least 30% of the properties will be for social housing.

This unused Wexford ‘ghost’ apartment block is to be redeveloped as a luxury hotel

The Stonebridge building in Wexford Town was completed in 2008 but never used.

The top five highest-paying business jobs in Ireland are…

The positive employment stats seen in Ireland in recent times are set to continue according to a new jobs guide for 2016.

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Economy - Monday 11 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton says questions about bank debt deal are now redundant Off The Table

Joan Burton says questions about bank debt deal are now redundant

That historic 29 June 2012 ‘game changer’ is now a distant memory, it would seem.

What are house prices going to do in 2016?

They’ll be increasing, but very gradually.

Economy - Friday 8 January, 2016

Here is how many Irish businesses went broke last year

The service sector was hit hardest by insolvencies.

From TheJournal.ie This bank is going to offer you cash for your mortgage Cashback

This bank is going to offer you cash for your mortgage

Permanent TSB is to become the second Irish bank to offer cash back on home loans.

Economy - Thursday 7 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register Unemployment

There has been another drop in the number of people on the live register

The number of people signing on in December was 34,496 fewer than in the same month in 2014.

Economy - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Thanks to Facebook and Apple, the IDA says it’s just had the best year ever Investment

Thanks to Facebook and Apple, the IDA says it’s just had the best year ever

IDA client companies created 18,983 jobs on the ground during the past year.

Economy - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Nama says the last remaining ghost estates will be finished this year

In its annual review, Nama said it had a cash balance of €3.4 billion.

From TheJournal.ie There were over 220 million public transport journeys in 2015 Moving

There were over 220 million public transport journeys in 2015

That’s 7.74 million more than 2014.

From TheJournal.ie There’s a new plan to revamp Dún Laoghaire shopping centre Facelift

There’s a new plan to revamp Dún Laoghaire shopping centre

If approved, the work should be finished in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie First prototype from mystery electric car startup revealed Faraday Future

First prototype from mystery electric car startup revealed

The company expects to bring its first car to market in around two years time.

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From TheJournal.ie US markets opened the new year with their worst first day performance since the dark days of 2008 Aftershock

US markets opened the new year with their worst first day performance since the dark days of 2008

The struggles of China’s stock markets are causing shocks felt around the world.

Economy - Monday 4 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Athlone floodwaters at highest level since records began (and there’s more rain coming) Floods Latest

Athlone floodwaters at highest level since records began (and there’s more rain coming)

Wet and windy weather will spread from the southwest on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Back to the daily commute? Here’s what Irish rail users pay compared to other Europeans Rip Off Republic?

Back to the daily commute? Here’s what Irish rail users pay compared to other Europeans

It’s definitely at the higher end of the scale.

From TheJournal.ie The Chinese stock market is in deep, deep trouble, and it’s bad news for everyone Great Fall Of China

The Chinese stock market is in deep, deep trouble, and it’s bad news for everyone

Chinese manufacturing has slowed to a crawl in recent times with instability in the Middle East further weighing on the nation’s stock market.

From TheJournal.ie House prices outside of Dublin are flying up Up Up And Away

House prices outside of Dublin are flying up

It is still quite a bit pricier to live in the capital.

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From TheJournal.ie Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage Surprise

Business owners are not happy about the new minimum wage

The wage increased from €8.65 to €9.15 per hour last week.

Economy - Friday 1 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 5 tips to get your finances in order in 2016 Opinion

5 tips to get your finances in order in 2016

There really is no “silver bullet” solution, writes Stephen Barry, who says small changes can make all the difference.

Economy - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue More Cash

Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue

Irish drivers will collectively pay €300 million in extra premium costs this year, according to the AA.

Economy - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

The post-Christmas sales are a ‘mixed bag’ for Irish retailers

Footfall is down, but spending is up.

Economy - Sunday 27 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Looking for a job when you’re disabled can be difficult, but it shouldn’t be impossible Opinion

Looking for a job when you’re disabled can be difficult, but it shouldn’t be impossible

I accept that I’ll never work a 9-5 job like most people, but I should be able to make my contribution to society without barriers being placed in my way.

From TheJournal.ie Joan is promising a €25 pension increase if Labour gets back into power More Horse Sense

Joan is promising a €25 pension increase if Labour gets back into power

It follows a pledge from the Tánaiste earlier this month on raising the minimum wage.

Economy - Saturday 26 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie As he spends Christmas in prison, David Drumm launches new legal challenge Unlawful Detention

As he spends Christmas in prison, David Drumm launches new legal challenge

The former Anglo Irish Bank chief has filed a legal challenge against the US government for ‘unlawful detention’.

Economy - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Dublin house prices are being hit and hit again by the new mortgage rules

Looks like the plan is working.

Economy - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A former UFC star is helping to create 90 new jobs Healthy Finances

A former UFC star is helping to create 90 new jobs

Cathal Pendred is a franchisee with Chopped.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you got all your bits and pieces for Christmas? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you got all your bits and pieces for Christmas?

Are you still looking for those final stocking fillers? Well, you’re not alone.

Been waiting on taxis? Hailo says last weekend was their busiest ever in Ireland

Saturday was even busier than last New Year’s.

Economy - Monday 21 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Lots of people have left their Christmas shopping until the last minute Queues Out The Door

Lots of people have left their Christmas shopping until the last minute

Big Dublin retailers are experiencing 20 minute queues in the lead up to Christmas.

From TheJournal.ie There’s only one winner in the battle between SuperValu and Tesco Supermarket Wars

There’s only one winner in the battle between SuperValu and Tesco

SuperValu retains its title as the top dog among Irish supermarket chains.

Economy - Sunday 20 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny is looking stateside and fancies copying their low tax rates Go West

Enda Kenny is looking stateside and fancies copying their low tax rates

He’s promising tax cuts but the opposition is screaming “auction politics”.

Economy - Friday 18 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Green light given for major €50 million redevelopment of Cork cinema Swanky

Green light given for major €50 million redevelopment of Cork cinema

It is expected to bring around 1,000 jobs to the city centre.

Major end-of-year property auction pulls in €35 million

Allsops has noted a number of vacant residential properties being bought in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Joan: Increasing minimum wage by €2 is ‘horse sense’ Extra Cash

Economy - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie AIB is going to start paying back some of those billions to Ireland Repayment

AIB is going to start paying back some of those billions to Ireland

Shareholders will vote today on a number of measures.

Economy - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can’t we? Opinion

The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can’t we?

Jason O’Sullivan says government needs to re-evaluate the flood insurance protection in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 600 new jobs announced for next year Jobswatch

600 new jobs announced for next year

Multinationals PricewaterhouseCoopers and Microsoft made the announcements today.

Economy - Monday 14 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Nama is more likely to fatten the vulture funds than provide affordable housing for young couples Column

Nama is more likely to fatten the vulture funds than provide affordable housing for young couples

The Irish taxpayer is actually losing billions from the sale of massively discounted assets and is losing the potential to use these assets to provide social and affordable housing.

From TheJournal.ie Looking for a job in Galway or Westmeath? You may be in luck… Jobswatch

Looking for a job in Galway or Westmeath? You may be in luck…

The jobs are being created by Irish courier company DPD and a German medical devices company.