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Economy - Thursday 25 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty Opinion

Today, our Government will condemn thousands of children to even deeper levels of poverty

Today is the last day of the One-Parent Family Payment for anyone whose youngest child is aged seven. Approximately 11,000 families will immediately lose income.

Economy - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Greece doesn’t want a piece of the troika’s latest offer Thanks But No Thanks

Greece doesn’t want a piece of the troika’s latest offer

Its Prime Minister claims creditors are being harder on his country than they were Ireland.

Have a favourite retail park? It might be up for sale today…

There’s a portfolio of five such Irish parks hitting the market today for €162 million, together with an exclusive Spencer Dock office block in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie We have *some* good news if you’re trying to buy a house Home Sweet Home

We have *some* good news if you’re trying to buy a house

But only in certain parts of the country.

From TheJournal.ie Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece Opinion

Five reasons Ireland should be supporting Greece

Our Finance Minister has sided with the most hardline of Greece’s creditors this week – and that’s wrong, writes Ronan Burtenshaw.

Economy - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband What's Another Year?

Donegal could face a bit of a wait for broadband

One local business owner told TheJournal.ie said that it feels like ‘missing the boat’.

‘You can’t stand with your finger in the dam’: Bruton gives his 2c on TTIP

This is what the Jobs Minister had to say about a EU-US free-trade deal today.

From TheJournal.ie Paul Murphy accuses Michael Noonan of ‘stabbing the Greek people in the chest’ Tightrope Act

Economy - Monday 22 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece Final Countdown

Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece

Finance Minister Michael Noonan earlier said he wasn’t optimistic a deal could be reached today.

‘Unexpected developments’ in Greece are the biggest risk to Ireland’s recovery

The warnings come as a Greek debt deadline looms ever closer.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda Uganda Pay Up

An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda

Uganda represents a huge emerging market for oil exploration.

From TheJournal.ie A lot of Irish businesses are getting scammed Scammed

A lot of Irish businesses are getting scammed

No, he’s not the Prince of Nigeria.

Economy - Sunday 21 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie KPMG are charging a lot of money to liquidate IBRC… Eye-watering

KPMG are charging a lot of money to liquidate IBRC…

Some consultants for the firm are charging a standard rate of almost €300 per hour to wind down the bank.

Economy - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Greek minister: Irish people’s feelings of mild superiority are unhelpful

Yanis Varoufakis asked Irish people to try to understand the “Greek drama” and to look more closely at the workings of European institutions.

Economy - Friday 19 June, 2015

Ireland’s first ever shopping centre is getting a make-over

Stillorgan shopping centre first opened its doors in 1966.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone Plan B

Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone

The government has confirmed talks with the Central Bank and the NTMA about the implications of Greece exiting the eurozone.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for All Hallows students – it’s being sold to DCU Hallowed Ground

Good news for All Hallows students – it’s being sold to DCU

The former seminary had to shut its doors last year after falling into financial difficulty.

From TheJournal.ie Greek banks could be just days away from running out of money Default

Greek banks could be just days away from running out of money

The European Central Bank is due to hold an emergency meeting this morning.

Economy - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Is Universal Health Insurance really going to happen? Don’t hold your breath Tough Nut To Crack

Is Universal Health Insurance really going to happen? Don’t hold your breath

Insurance expert Dermot Goode says that with the best will in the world the utopia of universal health care remains “5 to 10 years away, minimum”.

‘It’s time the government delivered rent certainty to tenants’

Rents across the country have leaped massively once more according to the latest figures from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB).

From TheJournal.ie From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts Immoral Activity

From 1997 to 2015: Comparing a pre-Celtic Tiger liquidation to recession company busts

The sale of Clerys with the loss of almost 500 jobs last week serves as an uncomfortable reminder of just how vulnerable workers are when a company ceases to exist.

Economy - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The EU has started naming and shaming the world’s worst tax havens Tax Dodgers Paradise

The EU has started naming and shaming the world’s worst tax havens

We’re looking at you, Bermuda.

From TheJournal.ie So what’s the most expensive city to live in if you’re an expat? Cities Of Gold

So what’s the most expensive city to live in if you’re an expat?

It’s not Dublin would you believe.

From TheJournal.ie Irish wages are still going down, down, down… Less Money No Cry

Irish wages are still going down, down, down…

Our average earnings at present are the lowest since 2009. Not all industries are worse off though…

From TheJournal.ie Those in debt will not be hit with extra VAT charge Debt Management

Those in debt will not be hit with extra VAT charge

A ruling has found that debt management company Money Village will not be subject to VAT.

Economy - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Goodbye: 1c and 2c coins are being scrapped Centless

Goodbye: 1c and 2c coins are being scrapped

1c and 2c coins are on the way out .

From TheJournal.ie Look at them now: This rural town has turned its fortunes around after last year’s blow Opinion

Look at them now: This rural town has turned its fortunes around after last year’s blow

Last year Gort made headlines for being part of the rural area most affected by the economic crisis. This year, things have changed.

Economy - Monday 15 June, 2015

Ireland exported more stuff than ever before last month

In the month of April Ireland exported €9.3 billion worth of goods internationally.

From TheJournal.ie Europe should get ready for a ‘state of emergency’ in Greece Panic Stations

Europe should get ready for a ‘state of emergency’ in Greece

There are only two weeks left before time runs out on a new bailout deal.

From TheJournal.ie Charities really don’t want to see one and two cent coins scrapped It Makes Cents

Charities really don’t want to see one and two cent coins scrapped

There are €35 million of the coins lying around.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook is going to build a €200 million data centre in Meath First Data

Facebook is going to build a €200 million data centre in Meath

It will create hundreds of jobs.

Economy - Sunday 14 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie The End (of the Euro) is Nigh Opinion

The End (of the Euro) is Nigh

With Greece now just over a fortnight away from default, this could very well spell the beginning of the end for the Euro as we know it.

Economy - Saturday 13 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “Devastated” Clerys workers picket landmark store following shock closure Out Of The Blue

“Devastated” Clerys workers picket landmark store following shock closure

The iconic Dublin store closed its doors for the last time last night after being put into liquidation yesterday afternoon.

Taste of Dublin celebrates 10 years as capital sees restaurant come back

The restaurant market in Dublin is the most competitive it’s been in years. The rest of the country aren’t seeing the same.

Here’s why having Irish gives you a big leg up in grabbing a €52k EU job

It’s ten years since Irish was made an official language of the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here’s how it will pay for it: Sprung A Leak

Right2Water wants to scrap water charges and hike spending by €9.4bn. Here’s how it will pay for it:

They’ve put together a shopping list of demands for any new government.

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

Everyone was talking about mad cows, free trade and tattooed workers.

Economy - Friday 12 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Locks changed in Clerys as shocked workers told all the jobs are gone Landmark

Watch: Locks changed in Clerys as shocked workers told all the jobs are gone

Liquidators were appointed to the company.

From TheJournal.ie Zimbabwe is now exchanging 40 US cents for $100,000,000,000,000 Absolute Bargain

Zimbabwe is now exchanging 40 US cents for $100,000,000,000,000

“I used it as garden manure. Why would I have kept that dirt?”