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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 25 January, 2015

Economy - Today’s News

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you plan to buy your own home?

Are you a lifelong renter or do you want the property ladder?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing? Groupthink

Opinion: Opposition to mortgage caps is worryingly shortsighted – have we learned nothing?

Irish house prices are increasing at a rate 30 times the eurozone average. If you think this seems like a bubble, it’s because it certainly looks like one.

From TheJournal.ie Often labelled as ‘left-wing radicals’, Syriza could win today’s Greek election. Who are they? Explainer

Economy - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie One Irish TD is travelling to Greece for a possible Syriza victory party On A Debt Plane

One Irish TD is travelling to Greece for a possible Syriza victory party

Paul Murphy says a Syriza win could provoke a ‘further radicalisation in Ireland’.

From TheJournal.ie Do Sinn Féin’s numbers add up? We could soon know for sure… Running The Numbers

Do Sinn Féin’s numbers add up? We could soon know for sure…

The government is considering a special Oireachtas committee to cost pre-budget submissions.

Economy - Friday 23 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie €100 water charges grant WON’T be scrapped, despite EU concerns NOT GONNA HAPPEN

€100 water charges grant WON’T be scrapped, despite EU concerns

The European Commission is concerned about the Government’s revised water charges package.

Ireland’s largest firm could be about to get a whole lot larger

CRH is in talks to buy up to €6 billion worth of assets from two rival firms.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people spent a LOT of money over the Christmas period Bling Bling

Economy - Thursday 22 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “It’s not a holiday for us … it will actually cause more work” Placards At Dawn

“It’s not a holiday for us … it will actually cause more work”

Who’ll blink first in the junior cycle row? Not the teachers, by the sounds of it… TheJournal.ie stopped by one city centre picket this morning to take the temperature.

Stand and deliver: Super Mario fires off a €1 TRILLION ECB spending spree

The central bank has finally announced its long-awaited money-creation programme.

It’s not the best time to order stuff from America…

Something big happened today…

From TheJournal.ie Shock in Monaghan as Bose closure sees 140 jobs axed Gone

Shock in Monaghan as Bose closure sees 140 jobs axed

The company had been manufacturing audio systems in Monaghan since 1978, but will wind down and cease operations in April.

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From TheJournal.ie Enda believes young people who left Ireland will be able to come home in 3 years Davos

Enda believes young people who left Ireland will be able to come home in 3 years

Ireland has learnt a ‘difficult lesson’ from the financial crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough: Jean-Claude Trichet could take part in the banking inquiry after all (sort of) Thanks Enda
From TheJournal.ie Your electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper Meters To Go

Your electricity and gas bills are getting cheaper

Good news, for a change. But just for Bord Gáis Energy customers (Electric Ireland customers have been getting their discount for a while now).

From TheJournal.ie Fly to Australia for €200? Not with Ryanair you won’t It Ain't Happening

Fly to Australia for €200? Not with Ryanair you won’t

The low-cost airline is looking to provide connections for long-haul carriers, but won’t be flying long distance itself anytime soon…

From TheJournal.ie A billionaire and his nannies… and a few other things going down at Davos We Are The World

A billionaire and his nannies… and a few other things going down at Davos

Tough luck if you weren’t one of the tycoons or celebrities invited.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people love New Zealand… almost 20,000 have moved there Home Away From Home

Irish people love New Zealand… almost 20,000 have moved there

A further 5,000 people are expected to leave for New Zealand this year.

From TheJournal.ie Mock battle: Students’ last-minute plea to teachers as pickets begin Striike

Mock battle: Students’ last-minute plea to teachers as pickets begin

Members of the ASTI and the TUI are striking today, after the latest round of talks with the Department collapsed last week.

Explainer: Why the ECB will be pulling euro out of thin air… and what it means for you

What is QE all about… and where does Katie Price fit into everything?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is cracking down on white collar crime Gangbusters

Ireland is cracking down on white collar crime

And making it easier to blow the whistle.

Economy - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Billionaire flies his two nannies to Davos, tells Americans to “have less things” Tighten Up

Billionaire flies his two nannies to Davos, tells Americans to “have less things”

Jeff Green made his fortunes betting against sub-prime mortgages.

From TheJournal.ie Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.

Ireland has the fastest rising house prices in the EU

The period between September 2013 and 2014 saw prices rise by 15%.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny is headed there, along with Denis O’Brien… So what’s this Davos all about? Billionaires Paradise
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From TheJournal.ie Who would have guessed – CEOs are concerned about ‘over-regulation’ Regulators Mount Up

Who would have guessed – CEOs are concerned about ‘over-regulation’

Chief executives worldwide are concerned about bureaucratic influence on their businesses…

AIB has started looking for its new boss

David Duffy confirmed he was leaving on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Klaus Regling has said the Irish were ‘obsessed’ with property Obsessed Much?

Klaus Regling has said the Irish were ‘obsessed’ with property

The ECB man told the banking inquiry it is hard to overstate the part our ‘cultural attitude’ played in the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Minister: ‘Seriously, we haven’t forgotten about rural Ireland’ Rural Affairs

Minister: ‘Seriously, we haven’t forgotten about rural Ireland’

Ann Phelan is travelling to Brussels today to meet with Phil Hogan.

One in eight Irish children live in deprivation

There are fewer people currently at risk of poverty, however, and Joan Burton is pretty happy about that.

The words we all use on our CVs (and shouldn’t)

With these buzzwords you are really boring us…

Iarnród Éireann says there’s ‘no basis’ for possible train driver strike

The NBRU said it will move to ballot train drivers for industrial action.

From TheJournal.ie HSE has a ‘major job ahead’ if it wants to entice nurses to come home – INMO Nurse Shortage

HSE has a ‘major job ahead’ if it wants to entice nurses to come home – INMO

Almost 4,000 nurses resigned between 2010 and 2013.

New mortgage rules ‘will stop another boom… but rents could explode’

But the Central Bank could relax its rules for first-time buyers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you have health insurance … or did you ditch it after the downturn? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance … or did you ditch it after the downturn?

The issue’s back in the news today. But how much do you know about your health insurance policy?

Economy - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote Austerity

Opinion: Battle lines are being drawn – this year, eight EU states will vote

2015 is going to be a significant year in the European Union, as citizens in eight member states will be able to vote – beginning with Greece this Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish pub is set to become even harder to ignore on your holidays Resistance Is Futile

The Irish pub is set to become even harder to ignore on your holidays

New pubs network will see nearly 7,000 establishments worldwide working together.

IMF cuts its predictions for the world economy (but says the US is doing ok)

The IMF has cut its economic predictions for the next two years.

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