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Sunday 4 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Growth

All time
# Housing Crisis
Ireland needs to build 25,000 houses per year (but we're nowhere near that)
The ESRI says the housing crisis is set to continue for years to come.
# getting boomier
Is the government adopting an attitude of 'when I have it, I spend it'?
Ireland could be on course to repeat the mistakes of the past, according to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council.
# World domination
Were you on Facebook recently? You and a billion others...
It doesn’t look like the Facebook juggernaut is going to slow down anytime soon.
# Competitiveness
Ireland could have fewer jobs next year unless urgent action is taken
While there have has been big growth, there is still plenty to worry about.
# By the numbers
Facebook is growing and growing - and it has some new things in store
The only way Facebook is heading is up.
# world rugby
Does rugby need to move to a global calendar to grow?
A leading figure says rugby needs ‘to bring the northern and southern hemisphere programmes closer together.’
# getting out of the house
Do you know what Irish people love? Taking the bus...
… and the train (and coach trips).
# Pregnancy
Viagra could be a really good thing for some pregnant women
The drug is good for more than one thing, you know.
# only way is up
Things are looking seriously rosy for the EU right now
Or for its economy at any rate. The union has outstripped growth in both the US and the UK for the start of 2015
# Growth
Could two London-based clubs join the Pro12 in the near future?
The league’s organisers say no discussion have taken place yet.
# Recovery
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.
# market demands
Apartments are €115 more expensive in Dublin than this time last year
This comes from figures released by the Private Residential Tenancies Board.
# from the ground up
From tower blocks to BER ratings... the housing landscape has changed a lot in sixty years
Here we take a look back on what building trends have shaped the modern era.
# how's that now?
Dublin IS NOT the most expensive place for a hotel stay in Ireland
Surprisingly, Killarney in Co Kerry is.
# SMEs
2015 off to a strong start for new companies, and it could 'beat all predictions'
There’s already a 22.5% increase in the number of new companies this year.
# north of the border
Could Belfast be the answer to your property woes?
The property market in Northern Ireland’s first city is set for growth in 2015.
# on the grid
Sales of electric cars in Ireland were up 400% last year*
*That put 222 of the new vehicles onto our roads.
Small business employees can forget about a wage hike this year
This follows an IBEC survey earlier in the week suggesting a 2% wage hike across
# Mega-City
The stunning growth of Shanghai in one GIF
# boom boom boom
Property prices in Dublin actually FELL last month
But they are still way higher than at this time last year.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you believe the economy will improve next year?
Great things have been predicted.
# the viewing
Mortgage rules, skyrockets and Christmas trees: It's your vital property round-up
Everything you need to know about the market this week in one quick guided tour.
# jump into ireland
Tourism Ireland wants to surpass visitor records in 2015 ... here's how
The group wants 7.74 million visitors to come to our shores next year.
# Ominous
A tiny firm that saw the 1929 crash coming sees trouble for 2015
Jerome Levy — grandfather of the firm’s current chairman David Levy — saw trouble coming, and sold his stocks before the 1929 crash.
# Getting Boomer
Ireland will have the largest economic growth in the EU in 2014 (and 2015 and 2016)
Hooray! Right?
# growth spurt
Factory outputs up thanks to pills and drink. Seriously.
Big pharma steps back from the cliff, injects Irish manufacturing with growth spurt.
# slow zone
Eurozone stagnates as Ireland steams ahead
France and Italy go backwards, but Ireland a “bright spot” on jobs.
# Growth
Fitzpatrick feels underage structures are key to ensuring Irish progress
The St. Mary’s back row was a standout performer for Ireland at the World Cup.
# On the up
IRB promise to do 'everything' possible to continue growth of women's rugby
Meanwhile, Canada’s Magali Harvey edged out Niamh Briggs to be named world player of the year.
# sluggish
This morning, major European economies hit the slow lane. Here's what it means.
Germany and France both posted negative results, with pressure now on Mario Draghi to act.
# Growth
Ireland hopeful that World Cup journey has inspired female players
Their campaign came to a bitter end in Stade Jean Bouin, but Ireland have made a positive impact overall.
# console wars
Sony teases 'virtual couch' as PS4 passes 10 million console sales
Also, Microsoft announced a number of console bundles for the end of the year including a 1TB Xbox One.
# can't mistake the biology
Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty
The three students from Kinsale Community College in Cork have reached the finals of the Google Science Fair with their research into using bacteria to help improve yields of food crops.
# Jobs
Good news: Unemployment rate predicted to fall to 9.8% in 2015
The ESRI predict that unemployment will fall to 9.8% next year.
# Growth
Turns out investors are really happy about Twitter's latest earnings call
The site saw its stock price rise by over 30% less than an hour after its second quarter earnings were announced.
# Recovery
British economy grows to above pre-crisis level
The economy is now 0.2% bigger than before its pre-crisis peak in early 2008.
# soundwave
The Irish music app trying to go from one million to 10 million users
Shortly after celebrating its first birthday, Soundwave has redesigned its app and placing a greater focus on social discovery through groups and private messaging.
# residential
Construction activity remains "robust" in tenth month of growth
The rate has slowed slightly in the past couple of months but remains strong according to an index by Ulster Bank.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: good news on the economy, a boom-time property market and the most hated family in Ireland
This was the week in business.
# Growth
The economy grew by 2.7% in the first three months of the year
Illegal economic activity worth €1.25 billion also contributed to a revision of the GDP figures for last year.