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Dublin: 4 °C Monday 27 April, 2015

Economy - Thursday 16 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Dún Laoghaire’s mega cruise berth would make Dublin ‘the new Copenhagen’ Harbour Master

Dún Laoghaire’s mega cruise berth would make Dublin ‘the new Copenhagen’

The local planning group wants 400,000 passengers to use the terminal each year.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland must be doing well – we’ve been buying a shedload of new cars Vroom Vroom

Ireland must be doing well – we’ve been buying a shedload of new cars

And we sure do like our Volkswagens…

Economy - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

It looks like Next are set to close their flagship Dublin store

The chain have been present on south Dublin’s main shopping stretch for over 20 years.

From TheJournal.ie House prices were up a whopping 16.3% in Ireland at the end of 2014… Price Explosion

House prices were up a whopping 16.3% in Ireland at the end of 2014…

… giving us easily the largest increases seen across the EU last year.

From TheJournal.ie Glitterbombing woman calls for ‘end to ECB dictatorship’ Glitterbomb

Glitterbombing woman calls for ‘end to ECB dictatorship’

That’s one way to make your point.

Ireland could be outstripped as the fastest-growing economy in Europe. By Greece.

That’s according to the latest predictions from the IMF.

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From TheJournal.ie A British exit from the EU could spell disaster for the Irish economy Don't Go

A British exit from the EU could spell disaster for the Irish economy

Could a ‘Brexit’ be even worse news for us than it is for them?

Economy - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie This Dublin coffee kiosk sold for €250,000 D4 Coffee

This Dublin coffee kiosk sold for €250,000

All 37 square foot of it!

From TheJournal.ie The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

From TheJournal.ie It’s costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications… Fuzzy Logic

It’s costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications…

Are lenders cutting off their nose to spite their face?

From TheJournal.ie The east’s answer to the Wild Atlantic Way is ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’ Céad Míle Fáilte This post contains videos

The east’s answer to the Wild Atlantic Way is ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’

The new tourism programme aims to attract 600,000 overseas visitors.

Greece is gearing up to default on its debts

According to the Financial Times, that is.

From TheJournal.ie Good news – super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland Fast And Furious

Good news – super, incredibly fast broadband is on its way to 350 towns in Ireland

However, it will be predominantly rural towns and villages that get to use it first – with Dublin omitted entirely.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you support a strike by bus drivers this May? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a strike by bus drivers this May?

If the strike goes ahead on 1 May, it is likely to cause significant disruption.

Economy - Monday 13 April, 2015

The king is dead – Tesco is no longer the number one supermarket in Ireland

After months of threatening to do so, Super Valu has finally knocked the UK grocery giant from its perch.

Forget Game of Thrones, this seaside castle is real and it’s now up for sale

Ardfry House near Oranmore in Co Galway is expected to sell for at least €2 million.

From TheJournal.ie Petrol prices are going up, up, up again… Good While It Lasted

Petrol prices are going up, up, up again…

And they’re not likely to fall any time soon.

From TheJournal.ie There aren’t enough houses to solve the housing crisis – and not many are being planned Permission To Start

There aren’t enough houses to solve the housing crisis – and not many are being planned

Planning applications are sluggish this year.

From TheJournal.ie The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores Socialist Revolution This post contains videos

The Anti-Austerity Alliance would consider nationalising Dunnes Stores

The retail giant is involved in an ongoing dispute with some unionised workers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time to scrap JobBridge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to scrap JobBridge?

Participants in the scheme get an extra €50 per week on top of their social welfare.

Ireland’s economy is racing ahead (but you might not get a pay rise just yet)

And some sectors will see a pay boost sooner than others.

From TheJournal.ie Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can Smart Music

Want to jam with a Rolling Stone? Now you can

A new app called WholeWorldBand is making all kinds of new things possible in the music industry.

Economy - Sunday 12 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How to be the next Hozier Future Stars This post contains videos

How to be the next Hozier

A layperson might be surprised at just how good a system Ireland has in place for its aspiring musicians.

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

Everyone was talking about property prices, Greek debts and Dunnes reprisals.

From TheJournal.ie A plea to my generation: as property prices rise again, proceed with caution Opinion

A plea to my generation: as property prices rise again, proceed with caution

It is now that millennials’ supposed thirst for life experiences over amassing assets is going to be tested.

Economy - Saturday 11 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Pay thy neighbour’s mortgage? No thanks Opinion

Pay thy neighbour’s mortgage? No thanks

If county councils pay the difference between what people owe on their mortgages and what they can afford to pay the taxpayer foots the bill, writes Aaron McKenna.

Economy - Friday 10 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future Opinion

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil’s brand new plan for Moore Street is “a little bit inspired” by Charlie Dublin Town

Economy - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Bankers were “unwise, rather than criminal” during the Celtic Tiger

But the Central Bank governor also wants to explode a few myths about the banking crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Don’t get enough sleep? Try getting rich Pillows Of Cash

Don’t get enough sleep? Try getting rich

It seems wealth has its privileges.

From TheJournal.ie Greece says its debt crisis is a ‘common European problem’ All Together Now

Greece says its debt crisis is a ‘common European problem’

The country made its latest loan repayment today – but more trouble lies ahead.

From TheJournal.ie Good news if you use the DART… There’ll soon be more of them Coming Soon

Good news if you use the DART… There’ll soon be more of them

Plans to increase the core frequency from every 15 minutes to every 10 minutes are underway.

It was a bad year for spuds at the former Donegal Creameries

The company just managed to scrape a profit after a tough 2014.

From TheJournal.ie The UK has struck oil… Black Gold

The UK has struck oil…

Quite literally. There could be 158 million barrels worth of the stuff beneath Gatwick Airport alone.

Economy - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Thursday: Dunnes Stores strike… Friday: Dunnes Stores dismissals Sacked

Thursday: Dunnes Stores strike… Friday: Dunnes Stores dismissals

The retailer has escalated the hardline nature of its employee relations by apparently letting some striking staff go in the wake of the workers’ action on 2 April.

From TheJournal.ie Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine… Lovely Fags

Being unhealthy can be a bit of a goldmine…

An Irish pension provider is offering larger payouts to people who are, well, likely to die sooner.

From TheJournal.ie Can’t pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you… Radical Thinking

Can’t pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you…

Whatever action the government takes on Ireland’s housing debt crisis will be the ‘biggest political decision since Irish Water’ according to a householders’ group.

From TheJournal.ie Cash-strapped Greece is cosying up to Russia now To Russia With Love

Cash-strapped Greece is cosying up to Russia now

The Greek prime minister has already said he doesn’t support sanctions against Russia.

Economy - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water says it’s expecting ‘challenges’ as the first bills are sent out Are You Ready?

Irish Water says it’s expecting ‘challenges’ as the first bills are sent out

The first quarterly bills will land tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika We All Partied

The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika

Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.