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# Confidence

All time
Three months on and small firms feel more confident about business
Results also show that 30 per cent of respondents rate the current overall business environment as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.
# Confidence
'Business as usual': O'Driscoll eyeing kick-start to 6 Nations bid
The former captain says Ireland are confident in their own game-plan and will ‘go after’ Scotland.
# Savings
Annual savings up 10 per cent on last year
Research from EBS shows that people aged 16-24 are now more confident about their economic well being than this time last year.
# Gesture
Your T-shirt-with-a-somewhat-arrogant-message pic of the day
Dimitar Berbatov has implied his teammates should “keep calm and pass the ball to me”.
# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach insists Ruairí Quinn has confidence in James Reilly
It was reported at the weekend that the Education Minister had indicated that Reilly was “not up to the job” of Minister for Health.
# Confidence
8 scientifically proven ways to boost your self-confidence
We scoped out some recent studies to bring you 8 scientifically proven ways to boost your self-esteem…
# Forward Thinking
'There's nothing wrong with the confidence' - Gert Smal
It’s those niggly little details that have tripped Ireland up for the past 18 months, explained the Irish coach.
# you tell us
Over to you: Have you ever been bullied?
We want to hear your story.
# Consumers
Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September
The KBC Ireland/ESRI index showed a small amount of growth though consumers still have a gloomy outlook of their household finances and unemployment.
# Confidence
Eurozone economic confidence falls in October
Figures from the European Commission also show customers’ unemployment expectations worsened this month.
# psoriasis
People living with psoriasis 'avoid social situations'
World Psoriasis Day is being marked on 29 October. A new survey says that some people find psoriasis reduced their confidence over time.
# Confidence
Investors more confident in Ireland, but fearful for global economy
RaboDirect’s investor barometer says 37 per cent of Irish investors are confident about the country’s short-term outlook.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Health Minister James Reilly stay - or go?
The Health Minister has been facing yet more criticism. But should he resign, or stay and continue his reform of the health system?
# Confidence
VIDEO: Our experience will put us in good stead on Sunday - Fennelly
The Kilkenny man is in confident mood ahead of tomorrow’s All-Ireland Final.
# Confidence
Minister Burton: Health Minister Reilly is "working flat out"
The Minister for Social Protection said she has confidence in the health minister, and that reforming the health system is difficult.
# Going bald
Almost half of Irish men under 30 claim they're losing their hair - survey
Survey finds that many find their confidence is affected by losing their hair.
Column: Our obsession with ‘insults’ against Ireland is a waste of energy
There was anger when Katie Taylor was ‘claimed’ as British – but such a reaction exposes our insecurity, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Confidence
Waterford win has given us momentum - Jimmy Barry Murphy
The Cork coach believes his side are capable of springing a surprise at the weekend.
# Confidence
'Maybe I've won the Tour today', says Wiggins
The Englishman struggled to contain his excitement after another impressive performance today.
# Confidence
Euro 2012 reaction: Smuda upbeat, Santos disappointed
The manager was in bullish form after watching his side draw 1-1 with Greece.
# Confidence
‘Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets better with age,’ says Zlatan Ibrahimovic
The Swedish international is clearly unaware of the phrase ‘self praise is no praise’.
# Auld Enemy
Best Ireland ready for England challenge
Fresh from leading Ireland to a convincing victory over Scotland, Ulster’s Rory Best anticipates further improvement against England at Twickenham
# Salaries
One in five expect salaries to rise in 2012, says survey of professionals
Only four per cent of business managers fear redundancies, says the study which shows increased optimism.
# Confidence
'Spurs can win the Premier League' - Redknapp
The manager has also urged Daniel Levy to offer Luka Modric a new contract, owing to the star’s recent performances.
# Greece
Greek prime minister survives confidence vote
George Papandreou has made a pledge to step aside if necessary, and has called for a new coalition government.
# Jobs
One-quarter of Irish firms plan on hiring new staff soon
Employers expect to create as many jobs as are laid off for the first time since 2009, according to an IBEC survey.
# Confidence
Bolt feeling confident ahead of Worlds
Unsurprisingly, Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt claims to be feeling confident ahead of his defence of the 100m and 200m at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
# Women in Politics
TD says lack of childcare and cash stops women entering politics
The Labour TD for Wicklow / East Carlow says women face five particular challenges they need met, before they can consider running for election, and we can achieve balance.
# Good News
Ireland's top companies still creating jobs
A large number on the list of Deloitte’s ‘Best Managed Companies’ say they will continue to recruit this year, while more than 90 per cent think NAMA isn’t doing its job.