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#Irish Economy

# irish-economy - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012
# Ouch
# Ouch

Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6pc in last quarter of 2012

Feb 14th 2013, 1:10 PM 2,963 Views 13 Comments

Uh-oh. A dramatic drop in the Eurozone economy spells bad news for hopes of a further boom in Irish exports.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Ireland could be given extra time to meet deficit deadline
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Ireland could be given extra time to meet deficit deadline

Feb 13th 2013, 8:16 PM 32,689 Views 22 Comments

Olli Rehn has written to EU ministers indicating an openness to delaying austerity measures on a case-by-case basis.

# irish-economy - Monday 21 January, 2013

2013 the 'turning point' for domestic economy, says IBEC
# Back From The Edge
# Back From The Edge

2013 the 'turning point' for domestic economy, says IBEC

Jan 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 5,413 Views 25 Comments

The employers group has a cheery outlook for 2013 – predicting that the public will become as optimistic as outsiders.

# irish-economy - Monday 14 January, 2013

Irish households' disposable incomes rose slightly in third quarter
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Irish households' disposable incomes rose slightly in third quarter

Jan 14th 2013, 1:45 PM 4,245 Views 40 Comments

New CSO figures show that the increase in disposable income, combined with only modest spending, increased general savings.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Column: Ireland’s relationship with Britain has moved on. Let’s not fall back
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ireland’s relationship with Britain has moved on. Let’s not fall back

Jan 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 641 Views 119 Comments

We should be over our outrage at petty jibes by now, writes John Verling. Both countries have grown up.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Irish economy grows by 0.2 per cent in third quarter
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Irish economy grows by 0.2 per cent in third quarter

Dec 18th 2012, 11:09 AM 5,671 Views 48 Comments

That might not sound like much, but the eurozone as a whole shrank by 0.1 per cent in the same period.

IMF approves latest €890 million loan - and warns against mini-Budget
# Bailout
# Bailout

IMF approves latest €890 million loan - and warns against mini-Budget

Dec 18th 2012, 7:32 AM 8,580 Views 45 Comments

The Washington-based fund affirms its stance that additional budgets during the year should be avoided.

# irish-economy - Friday 14 December, 2012

Ireland's trade surplus increases in October
# Trade
# Trade

Ireland's trade surplus increases in October

Dec 14th 2012, 11:42 AM 4,380 Views 20 Comments

The value of Irish exports was up slightly on September, while the volume of imports also fell.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Unemployment falls as 1,500 come off Live Register
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment falls as 1,500 come off Live Register

Dec 5th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,535 Views 41 Comments

The seasonally adjusted figures on the Live Register show a drop of 1,500; the numbers are down 12,290 in a year.

# irish-economy - Monday 3 December, 2012

Irish consumer confidence rose in November
# Consumer Confidence
# Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence rose in November

Dec 3rd 2012, 12:26 PM 2,596 Views 9 Comments

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index shows a small amount of growth with sentiment at 63.8 in November compared to 60.9 in October.

# irish-economy - Monday 26 November, 2012

Galway Volvo Ocean Race worth €60.5 million to Irish economy
# Galway City
# Galway City

Galway Volvo Ocean Race worth €60.5 million to Irish economy

Nov 26th 2012, 1:15 PM 5,119 Views 13 Comments

Over 500,000 people visited Galway city for the festival with 16% of those coming from outside of Ireland.

# irish-economy - Thursday 15 November, 2012

Liberty Insurance to cut 285 jobs
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

Liberty Insurance to cut 285 jobs

Nov 15th 2012, 3:53 PM 6,977 Views 52 Comments

The company that took over from Quinn Insurance will make 140 redundancies in Dublin, 75 in Cavan, and 70 in Enniskillen.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO
# Trade
# Trade

Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO

Nov 14th 2012, 3:24 PM 3,130 Views 4 Comments

The drop in Ireland’s trade surplus is the first since March of this year.

# irish-economy - Monday 1 October, 2012

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump
# Income
# Income

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump

Oct 1st 2012, 8:46 AM 5,797 Views 7 Comments

Disposable incomes in Irish households fell by more than in every other EU country between 2009 and 2011 – except for Greece.

# irish-economy - Thursday 27 September, 2012

RTE seeking further job cuts
# RTÉ
# RTÉ

RTE seeking further job cuts

Sep 27th 2012, 9:07 AM 4,609 Views 25 Comments

State broadcaster is reviewing applications not decided on by management.

94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI
# Irish Jobs
# Irish Jobs

94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI

Sep 27th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,447 Views 60 Comments

The report contradicts a working paper from the summer that said two-fifths of families would be better off on the dole.

# irish-economy - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers

Sep 22nd 2012, 7:30 PM 3,530 Views 0 Comments

Plus – which Irish area has been keeping all the single people to itself? And how little confidence is ‘confidence’?

# irish-economy - Friday 21 September, 2012

Think-tank says Irish economy is 'bouncing along the bottom'
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Think-tank says Irish economy is 'bouncing along the bottom'

Sep 21st 2012, 7:40 AM 7,441 Views 69 Comments

The ESRI’s latest economic forecast says Ireland’s economy will shrink in 2012, and grow only very modestly in 2013.

# irish-economy - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Domestic economy grows in second quarter but GDP flat
# Economy
# Economy

Domestic economy grows in second quarter but GDP flat

Sep 20th 2012, 1:07 PM 2,930 Views 5 Comments

Industrial sector growing but the combined decrease in other sectors such as agriculture and transport dragged on GDP growth.

# irish-economy - Friday 14 September, 2012

CSO data shows Irish exports up by 6pc in July
# Trade
# Trade

CSO data shows Irish exports up by 6pc in July

Sep 14th 2012, 11:51 AM 2,841 Views 29 Comments

The CSO figures also show that exports to key target areas like India, China and Russia have risen in the last year.

# irish-economy - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically

Sep 13th 2012, 10:48 AM 8,711 Views 72 Comments

The NTMA successfully raises €500 million at a cost far lower than two months ago.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Overseas trips to Ireland up nearly 8pc last year
# Tourism
# Tourism

Overseas trips to Ireland up nearly 8pc last year

Sep 11th 2012, 11:55 AM 3,467 Views 10 Comments

Non-residents made 6,621,000 trips to Ireland from overseas last year – up by quite a bit from 2010.

NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week
# Bond Auction
# Bond Auction

NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week

Sep 11th 2012, 9:45 AM 1,970 Views 4 Comments

The treasury agency will auction €500 million of three-month bills on Thursday.

# irish-economy - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Ireland is 10th in world web index
# Webtastic
# Webtastic

Ireland is 10th in world web index

Sep 6th 2012, 6:46 AM 8,300 Views 15 Comments

Ireland outpaces all other countries in the Index in terms of the Web’s effects on the economy, new index finds.

# irish-economy - Monday 3 September, 2012

New stats show Ireland's industrial output on the rise
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

New stats show Ireland's industrial output on the rise

Sep 3rd 2012, 11:40 AM 4,018 Views 12 Comments

Separate figures from the CSO and MarkIt show Ireland’s industrial production and manufacturing output to have grown.

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC
# Pensions
# Pensions

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC

Sep 3rd 2012, 6:45 AM 4,686 Views 18 Comments

The employers’ group says allowing people to access cash from voluntary pension funds could mean a tax windfall.

# irish-economy - Friday 17 August, 2012

Mortgage arrears could rise to 18 per cent, says report
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Mortgage arrears could rise to 18 per cent, says report

Aug 17th 2012, 8:08 AM 4,948 Views 25 Comments

Banks have still not recognised losses in full, says Davy Research, as it warns that mortgage arrears could rise from 13.5 per cent to as much as 18 per cent.

# irish-economy - Sunday 12 August, 2012

What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?

Aug 12th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,833 Views 62 Comments

Historian’s presentation at Glasnevin Cemetery will question how the former Minister for Finance might view the current state of affairs.

# irish-economy - Thursday 2 August, 2012

S&P: Return to markets is promising - but we won't increase Ireland's rating
# Rain On Our Parade
# Rain On Our Parade

S&P: Return to markets is promising - but we won't increase Ireland's rating

Aug 2nd 2012, 1:33 PM 4,009 Views 13 Comments

The return to the bond markets is “an indication of progress”, it says – but the cost of borrowing is still way too high.

Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy
# Bank Of Ireland
# Bank Of Ireland

Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:03 PM 2,681 Views 6 Comments

Two days after a similar IBEC projection, now Bank of Ireland believes the Irish economy will grow by 1 per cent this year.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC
# Every Cloud...
# Every Cloud...

Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC

Jul 31st 2012, 6:15 AM 3,931 Views 14 Comments

The employers’ group says the economy will grow by 1 per cent next year, because a weak euro will help exports.

# irish-economy - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Irish economy has stabilised, but more reform needed
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Irish economy has stabilised, but more reform needed

Jul 19th 2012, 8:36 AM 3,681 Views 16 Comments

National Competitiveness Council calls for broadening of the tax base and reforms in sheltered professions such as Law and Healthcare.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Government's €2.25 billion stimulus plan hopes to create 13,000 jobs
# Stimulus
# Stimulus

Government's €2.25 billion stimulus plan hopes to create 13,000 jobs

Jul 17th 2012, 3:09 PM 6,739 Views 84 Comments

A major programme of motorway upgrades, as well as spending in justice, health and education, will begin next year.

# irish-economy - Friday 22 June, 2012

EIB president would 'like to sort out the problems that Ireland has'
# Economy
# Economy

EIB president would 'like to sort out the problems that Ireland has'

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:14 PM 5,063 Views 25 Comments

Finance minister Michael Noonan has said that there are hopes that Ireland will receive fresh funding for infrastructure projects.

# irish-economy - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Moody's says house prices to fall by a further 20 per cent
# Property
# Property

Moody's says house prices to fall by a further 20 per cent

Jun 16th 2012, 8:45 AM 6,327 Views 37 Comments

The ratings agency also says that the Irish economy will only grow by 0.2 per cent in 2012.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Folens to create 25 high-tech jobs
# Online Learning
# Online Learning

Folens to create 25 high-tech jobs

Jun 13th 2012, 2:19 PM 2,700 Views 2 Comments

Ireland’s largest educational publisher continues with move online.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012
# As You Were
# As You Were

Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012

May 15th 2012, 11:17 AM 631 Views 2 Comments

Modest growth in the likes of Germany is offset by falls in other large countries like Italy; France is also perfectly flat.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet
# Referendum
# Referendum

VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet

Apr 25th 2012, 4:12 PM 5,744 Views 124 Comments

A Sinn Féin pamphlet quotes three economists as bemoaning the fiscal compact… but some are actually in favour of it.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

IMF: Allowing homes to restructure debt will solve crisis quicker
# Household Debt
# Household Debt

IMF: Allowing homes to restructure debt will solve crisis quicker

Apr 10th 2012, 6:34 PM 4,523 Views 26 Comments

A new global report concludes that economic crises are worse if households accumulate more debt during a boom.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Unemployment rate falls to 14.3 per cent in March
# Jobs
# Jobs

Unemployment rate falls to 14.3 per cent in March

Apr 4th 2012, 11:17 AM 2,569 Views 43 Comments

The number of people signing on fell by 3,000 last month, bringing the unemployment rate down by 0.1 per cent to 14.3.