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Dublin: 17 °C Saturday 20 September, 2014

Economy - Today’s News

Economy - Yesterday’s News

Eureka! There’s gold in them Co Monaghan hills

Ireland’s first commercial gold mine being planned along 50km “gold trend” from Cavan to Armagh.

The cows are going to be very busy in Cork. Up to 60% busier, in fact

Dairygold will add 115 jobs and boost production 60% after EU dairy quotas end.

Economy - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Economy will grow even more than we thought this year – but austerity isn’t over Noonanomics
From TheJournal.ie Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month’s Budget? Social Welfare

Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month’s Budget?

The Tánaiste wasn’t ruling it out when asked today.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers Pay Increases This post contains videos

Minister: Strong argument for raising the minimum wage as economy recovers

Ged Nash has been explaining what the Low Pay Commission is all about.

Who’s afraid of the big, bad tax man? Small business is, apparently

SME confidence keeps improving, but rising tariffs and wage bills are getting in the way of growth.

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If you’re being asked to pay more rent you’re certainly not the only one

Rents are up across the country, especially in Dublin.

Economy - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Another Irish hotel on the market for a bargain-basement price

Limerick’s Strand Hotel going for €17 million, owners say it’s worth three times that.

From TheJournal.ie There’s a “real risk” that the Banking Inquiry could collapse Warning

There’s a “real risk” that the Banking Inquiry could collapse

An early General Election or lengthy court proceedings could scupper the work of the inquiry entirely, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath is warning.

Economy - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie OECD releases ‘action plan’ on tax evasion. Next step, another report Taxing Times

OECD releases ‘action plan’ on tax evasion. Next step, another report

Michael Noonan happy with the recommendations, particularly the bit about the digital economy.

From TheJournal.ie ‘I wouldn’t dare do such a thing’: After Enda’s scolding, Leo isn’t talking about the Budget this week Budget 2015

‘I wouldn’t dare do such a thing’: After Enda’s scolding, Leo isn’t talking about the Budget this week

The Health Minister was remaining tight-lipped about the Budget this morning.

Irish consumers not so happy, but thanks for asking

Latest customer sentiment survey down last month after hitting a seven-year high in July.

From TheJournal.ie Infographic: Pedal power is up in Dublin, but we’re using far less energy overall In The City
From TheJournal.ie We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist Water Charges

We need to get ready for “one last gasp of austerity” in 2015 — economist

The quarterly water charge set to hit households from January will effectively “suck” money out of the system, economist Tom McDonnell says.

Economy - Monday 15 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and Labour spent €1.1m on EU elections and they’ve no MEPs to show for it Big Spenders
From TheJournal.ie Pay packets keep shrinking, unless your job’s in IT Light Wallets

Pay packets keep shrinking, unless your job’s in IT

The average Irish worker is still earning less than they did in 2007.

From TheJournal.ie Irish shoppers still watching their euro Bargain Hunters

Irish shoppers still watching their euro

Consumers love cheap deals and loyalty cards, survey says.

Economy - Saturday 13 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mission Accomplished: Michael Noonan confirms the deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion The Dealmaker

Mission Accomplished: Michael Noonan confirms the deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Minister for Finance is having a pretty good Saturday.

Economy - Friday 12 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan has struck a deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion This Charming Man

Michael Noonan has struck a deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Finance Minister has been in Milan urging EU colleagues to support his push for early repayment of IMF loans.

Ireland’s industrial output motoring ahead: Eurostat

Big jump in local production as European industry finally starts getting into gear.

Economy - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how Michael Noonan wants to end ‘boom and bust’ economics Steady As She Goes

Here’s how Michael Noonan wants to end ‘boom and bust’ economics

The Finance Minister said that overspending by government poses the biggest threat to recovery.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we double the price of cigarettes?

South Korea wants to bring in an 80 per cent hike, and James Reilly has said a pack of 20 should cost €20. What do you think?

Estate agents to Government: Don’t ‘reinflate the housing bubble’

Savills say that the mortgage guarantee scheme could do just that.

Economy - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Big Phil’s finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted) Hogan Knows Best

Big Phil’s finally been named in the Agriculture job (and farmers are delighted)

He’ll face a grilling from ‘Ming’ and Sinn Féin before the role is secure, but the Kilkenny politician’s widely expected to be confirmed as planned next month…

Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country

The nominal value of outstanding Government bonds now stands at €112,240 million.

Almost 400 jobs to go at Bombardier in Belfast

The company is currently undergoing a global restructuring, in which 1,800 jobs are at risk.

Ireland is building even fewer homes than in 2013

New figures show that the volume of residential has decreased for a second quarter.

The retail sector is delighted that more part-time jobs are becoming full-time

An increase in the number of full-time jobs has resulted in a boost for retail sales.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland? Scotland Decides

Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland?

Could the United Kingdom really cease to be and what would this mean for Ireland?

More professional jobs available – but wages offered are too low

Expectations of workers and employers vary and firms need to gauge what to offer candidates in high demand areas like tech and engineering.

Economy - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan holds “positive” talks with EU on paying back our debts Debt Burden

Noonan holds “positive” talks with EU on paying back our debts

The Finance Minister was speaking after he met with Mario Draghi and other leaders of EU institutions.

Irish employers not feeling so positive now: survey

Only Spain and Italy record worse outlooks for extra jobs before the New Year.

Just three board-members kept on, as Rehab continues “transformation process”

The 13 new appointees to the board will all serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity.

Economy - Monday 8 September, 2014

Household debts going down, savings up (slightly)

Irish families now owe a combined €94.5 billion… and falling.

Almost all Miller’s Glen homes sold, but we’re not seeing ‘a return to the queue’

The estate agents behind the development say the remaining homes are expected to sell in the next week.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy Dublin housing maps show info from family size to central heating Where The Hoods At?

Fancy Dublin housing maps show info from family size to central heating

How many people use gas heating in Clontarf? How many toddler householdS are there in Dundrum?

There’s a lot more new vehicles on Irish roads, but not quite as many used cars

There was also a significant increase last month in the number of new goods vehicles.

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