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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# counting pennies

All time
Almost 20% of Irish people can't afford to meet friends for a drink or meal
A report has also revealed 12% of Irish people in 2014 could not afford to take part in a leisure activity.
Despite the booming economy, many Irish firms are still very much in recession mode
Smaller companies are paying down their debts while their larger rivals are busy taking out loans.
The UK's minimum wage has just gone up...
Only by 20p though. Is Ireland about to follow the UK’s example? And by how much if so?