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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Growth

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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.
Manufacturing orders rising at fastest pace in three years
Gains in the sector are being attributed to strong export performances.
USA v Portugal is 'most-viewed soccer match in the United States ever'
Cable sports network ESPN confirmed that nearly 18 million Americans watched the game.
32,000 people set up a new business in Ireland last year
Ireland is now ranked second across the European Union in terms of early stage entrepreneurial activity.
Twitter's COO resigns from role amid slow growth problems
The change means Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo wants to see direct involvement from both the company’s engineering and product teams to help improve user growth.
Irish construction output is on the way up, but house building is still down
The sector is 7.7% bigger than this time last year, with most gains in commercial property.
Construction activity eases slightly, but suppliers are now hiking their prices
The recovery continued to be centred on housing and commercial activity.
Analysis: Added line speed moves Leinster's defence in positive direction
Using GIFs and screenshots, we examine how Matt O’Connor has gone about changing the Leinster ‘D’.
Spotify hits 40 million users, but only 10 million pay for the service
Spotify updated its figures to show its active users grew by 16 million since March 2013.
How triathlon participation in Ireland grew by 120% in 5 years
Scott Graham tells us about the success of this increasingly popular activity and his hopes for its future.
Euro growth slowdown sets alarm bells ringing
Growth in the EU and the eurozone is underwhelming, the latest figures show.
All Blacks set to start November tour with trip to the US
New Zealand will face the Eagles in Soldier Field, Chicago – home of the Bears in the NFL.
Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless
Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.
WhatsApp CEO vows to keep things simple after hitting 500 million users mark
The app now sees more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos shared through it every day as it aims to reach one billion users.
Irish breast cancer research team reveal 'exciting' new research
Breast Predict was founded six months ago, and has already revealed some exciting findings.
Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?
Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?
€2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI
*If economic growth stays strong.
Whatsapp experiences busiest day as it handled 64 billion messages in 24 hours
More than 20 billion messages were sent and 44 billion messages were received through the app in the space of 24 hours.
Domino's Irish sales are topping 2013
E-commerce and mobile deliver a strong showing for pizza company.
Netflix finishes the year strong as total membership grows to 44 million
The streaming service, which is planning a major expansion across Europe this year, sees 93 per cent of its members pay for it.
'Highest level of job creation' through IDA in over a decade
However, the target of placing half of these new jobs outside Dublin and Cork was not met.
Damien Kiberd: Drop the goody-two-shoes approach to economic policy
Job figure increases are welcome – but Government needs to be bolshy to grab the three things it needs for proper growth.
'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI
The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.
Noonan on Budget 2014: ‘You’ll be astounded at all the good news I’ll be announcing’
The Finance Minister has told delegates at the Fine Gael national conference that the Budget on Tuesday is going to “reasonably tough”.
Rise in employment signals 2 per cent growth in Irish economy
Growth next year will depend on what happens outside Ireland, according to the ESRI.
Scaling back on fiscal adjustment is risky, says Central Bank
The Central Bank has downgraded Ireland’s growth forecast for this year stating Ireland’s recovery will be a “gradual” one.
Ex-IMF mission chief: 'Ireland needs a new jolt of growth'
Ashoka Mody has spoken out against austerity once again ahead of the October budget.
Multinational companies are not here just for tax breaks — Burton
Minister Joan Burton said that while Ireland’s tax rates are favourable, the companies still employ large numbers of people.
Pension fund values see growth of 11 per cent
The growth comes despite the government levy on savings which took almost €500 million last year.
Crumlin Hospital says it mistakenly told 18 families their children may have been infected
However the children’s hospital now says there’s a new group of seven children who may have been contaminated with a bug.
'Moving away from austerity is the sensible action' - former IMF mission chief
Ireland needs growth and Ashoka Mody believes the only way to get it is to pull back on the “severe commitment to austerity”.
Varadkar admits property tax has contributed to Ireland's return to recession
Leo Varadkar was responding to economic growth figures released yesterday.
Merkel tells young people with no jobs that they might have to move
Merkel said there will have to be more mobility if the youth unemployment figures are to be reduced.
Gilmore hits out at 'relentless criticism from the commentariat'
In an email to party members this evening the Labour leader insists that his party has helped bring Ireland from “a state of economic chaos to stability.”
ESB International announces €30 million contract win in Turkey
Details of the contract win will be announced at an event in Istanbul attended by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.
CSO figures indicate economic growth of 0.9 per cent in 2012
The fourth quarter of last year showed almost no change in GDP compared with 2011 while GNP declined by 0.8 per cent in Q4.
New research shows brain tumours can be killed with anti-nausea drug
The drug is currently being used to help patients recovering from the side effects of chemotherapy.
Eurozone finance ministers consider Cyprus bailout
The meeting of finance ministers will follow day two of a summit by EU leaders which will focus on the Syrian crisis.