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#Irish Economy

# irish-economy - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Tabloids have up to twice as many negative headlines as positive - study
# Newspapers
# Newspapers

Tabloids have up to twice as many negative headlines as positive - study

Apr 4th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,184 Views 27 Comments

A study of five Irish tabloids over a two-week period shows a distinct preference for negative headlines on stories.

# irish-economy - Monday 2 April, 2012

Manufacturers report highest increase in new business for 10 months
# Manufacturing
# Manufacturing

Manufacturers report highest increase in new business for 10 months

Apr 2nd 2012, 11:51 AM 1,281 Views 5 Comments

NCB’s Purchasing Managers Index says the rate of new business rose in March 2012, the fastest growth since May 2011.

# irish-economy - Saturday 31 March, 2012

As it happened: Enda Kenny's speech to the Fine Gael Árd Fheis
Live Mar 31st 2012, 8:28 PM

As it happened: Enda Kenny's speech to the Fine Gael Árd Fheis

# irish-economy - Monday 26 March, 2012

Enda tells Chinese investors that Ireland "is growing again"
# China
# China

Enda tells Chinese investors that Ireland "is growing again"

Mar 26th 2012, 12:37 PM 2,155 Views 78 Comments

Someone must have missed last week’s CSO news…

# irish-economy - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Recession returns as Ireland's economic output falls again
# Recession
# Recession

Recession returns as Ireland's economic output falls again

Mar 22nd 2012, 12:14 PM 3,926 Views 42 Comments

Irish economic output has declined for two successive quarters – meaning Ireland is technically back into a recession.

# irish-economy - Friday 16 March, 2012

Noonan says Irish economy could "take off like a rocket"
# Optimism
# Optimism

Noonan says Irish economy could "take off like a rocket"

Mar 16th 2012, 2:43 PM 6,905 Views 92 Comments

Ireland’s economy has become more competitive, the finance minister says, and is ready to take advantage of any good turn.

Irish exports recover in January to follow record trade surplus
# Trade
# Trade

Irish exports recover in January to follow record trade surplus

Mar 16th 2012, 12:09 PM 1,512 Views 18 Comments

CSO figures show that the trade surplus reached €3.25 billion in January, while the confirmed figures for 2011 are the best ever.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Central Bank issues warning on investment firms
# Watch Out
# Watch Out

Central Bank issues warning on investment firms

Mar 14th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,385 Views 7 Comments

Two investment firms have been offering services in Ireland – despite not being authorised to do so.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Riverdance bids farewell to US
# Goodbye Riverdance
From The Daily Edge
# Goodbye Riverdance

Riverdance bids farewell to US

Mar 13th 2012, 12:49 PM 1,159 Views 4 Comments

After 16 years Riverdance will end its US tour in June. The final St Patrick’s Day performance will take place in Chicago this weekend.

# irish-economy - Friday 9 March, 2012

Ireland will outperform eurozone despite dip in exports - Ulster Bank
# Mini Budget
# Mini Budget

Ireland will outperform eurozone despite dip in exports - Ulster Bank

Mar 9th 2012, 2:26 PM 4,070 Views 20 Comments

Ulster Bank also says we could be presented with the need for a mini-Budget, but advises against introducing one.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Retail sales dip in January compared to last year
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales dip in January compared to last year

Feb 28th 2012, 11:48 AM 1,083 Views 11 Comments

The value of retail sales was down by 3.7 per cent compared to December, but by 0.3 per cent compared to January 2011.

Construction company CRH made profit of €700 million in 2011
# What Recession?
# What Recession?

Construction company CRH made profit of €700 million in 2011

Feb 28th 2012, 8:49 AM 2,577 Views 9 Comments

The buildings material company bucked the trend in the construction sector by reporting big increases in profit and revenue.

# irish-economy - Monday 27 February, 2012

JobBridge has provided 5,000 internships since its launch - Taoiseach
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

JobBridge has provided 5,000 internships since its launch - Taoiseach

Feb 27th 2012, 8:15 AM 2,332 Views 58 Comments

The government’s National Internship Scheme, launched last June, aims to give workplace experience to people on the live register.

# irish-economy - Friday 24 February, 2012

Central Bank appoints new Chief Economist
# New Job
# New Job

Central Bank appoints new Chief Economist

Feb 24th 2012, 1:28 PM 2,903 Views 24 Comments

Lars Frisell, who previously worked for the European Central Bank, will take up the role in June.

Irish agriculture had 8th-highest growth rate in the EU last year
# Good News
# Good News

Irish agriculture had 8th-highest growth rate in the EU last year

Feb 24th 2012, 11:59 AM 2,178 Views 10 Comments

The sector produced over €6.2 billion worth of goods in 2011 with big increases in cereals, cattle and milk output.

ESRI: Austerity is working - and there are few other alternatives
# Economy
# Economy

ESRI: Austerity is working - and there are few other alternatives

Feb 24th 2012, 8:39 AM 2,945 Views 59 Comments

In a report published today, the think-tank forecast that Ireland’s economy will grow by 0.9 per cent this year.

# irish-economy - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Cost of living fell by 0.5 per cent in January
# Deflation
# Deflation

Cost of living fell by 0.5 per cent in January

Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00 PM 1,341 Views 17 Comments

You might’nt have noticed, but technically you got a pay rise – though the cost of living is still 2.2 per cent higher than last year.

# irish-economy - Monday 20 February, 2012

Convenience store chain to create 150 new jobs
# Jobs
# Jobs

Convenience store chain to create 150 new jobs

Feb 20th 2012, 11:40 AM 5,062 Views 12 Comments

Centra has announced it is to invest €10 million in new store openings in Ireland this year.

# irish-economy - Friday 17 February, 2012

# irish-economy - Thursday 16 February, 2012

More than half of loans to hotels and restaurants are in trouble
# Economy
# Economy

More than half of loans to hotels and restaurants are in trouble

Feb 16th 2012, 10:29 AM 1,967 Views 10 Comments

New figures from the Central Bank show that almost one third of all loans to SMEs are not being paid back or have been defaulted upon.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Trade surplus falls by 23 per cent in December
# Trade
# Trade

Trade surplus falls by 23 per cent in December

Feb 15th 2012, 11:35 AM 1,767 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s seasonally adjusted exports fell by €750m in December 2011, while imports rose to chip away at the trade balance.

# irish-economy - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Protesters take over NAMA-owned building and open it to the public
# Unlock NAMA
# Unlock NAMA

Protesters take over NAMA-owned building and open it to the public

Jan 28th 2012, 12:33 PM 5,403 Views 42 Comments

The Unlock NAMA group has taken over a building in Dublin’s city centre this morning – and plans to open more of NAMA’s buildings to the public.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Fall in house prices picks up speed in December
# Property Market
# Property Market

Fall in house prices picks up speed in December

Jan 24th 2012, 11:21 AM 2,115 Views 9 Comments

The price of the average residential property fell by 1.7 per cent in December – and lost a sixth of its value in 2011.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Exports in November up by 9pc on previous year
# Exports
# Exports

Exports in November up by 9pc on previous year

Jan 18th 2012, 12:56 PM 1,097 Views 5 Comments

The dip in exports for October was short-lived – as the trade surplus reached its highest level ever in November 2011.

# irish-economy - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Government expects VAT hike to hit sales by 1.8 per cent
# Retail
# Retail

Government expects VAT hike to hit sales by 1.8 per cent

Dec 24th 2011, 8:45 AM 1,922 Views 14 Comments

Estimates for tax income in 2012 indicate that the government doesn’t expect the VAT hike to have a major impact on shoppers.

# irish-economy - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Pre-Christmas boost for retailers, with 1.6pc surge in November
# Retail Sales
# Retail Sales

Pre-Christmas boost for retailers, with 1.6pc surge in November

Dec 22nd 2011, 11:57 AM 820 Views 1 Comment

The volume of retail sales was up by 1.6 per cent in November, as retailers reported a surge in spending pre-Christmas.

# irish-economy - Friday 16 December, 2011

Irish economy shrank by 1.9 per cent in third quarter
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Irish economy shrank by 1.9 per cent in third quarter

Dec 16th 2011, 11:11 AM 1,945 Views 32 Comments

Striking new figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the economy took a major hit between July and September.

# irish-economy - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Shrinking exports mean 11pc fall in trade surplus
# Exports
# Exports

Shrinking exports mean 11pc fall in trade surplus

Dec 15th 2011, 12:06 PM 1,453 Views 5 Comments

Preliminary figures from the CSO show that the slowdown on mainland Europe could be beginning to hit Irish exports.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

'Streaming' in schools is bad for students - ESRI
# Education
# Education

'Streaming' in schools is bad for students - ESRI

Dec 14th 2011, 7:15 AM 16,602 Views 24 Comments

Grouping students according to their ability leads to a fall in average student performance, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# irish-economy - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Ireland's doing better on the bond markets than everyone else (ish)
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Ireland's doing better on the bond markets than everyone else (ish)

Dec 1st 2011, 4:19 PM 7,505 Views 20 Comments

The Bank of England has been comparing the borrowing costs of countries in June and again last month – and we’re doing okay.

# irish-economy - Monday 28 November, 2011

Retail sales remain at lowest point since recession hit
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales remain at lowest point since recession hit

Nov 28th 2011, 11:58 AM 1,727 Views 14 Comments

Continued lag in domestic demand left retail sales barely changed from September to October, remaining well down on last year.

# irish-economy - Monday 21 November, 2011

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Student study: Ireland could write off 85 per cent of its European debt

Nov 21st 2011, 4:09 PM 12,008 Views 55 Comments

The pan-European ESCP business school says Ireland could get rid of €184bn in debts – by simply cancelling them out with others.

# irish-economy - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Poll: Should workers be paid for lunch breaks?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should workers be paid for lunch breaks?

Oct 22nd 2011, 2:04 PM 7,155 Views 53 Comments

Following changes to how the HSE pays locum doctors, we ask, should workers be paid for the lunch breaks?

# irish-economy - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Higgins statement on Norris and bank guarantee ‘released in error’
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Higgins statement on Norris and bank guarantee ‘released in error’

Oct 20th 2011, 4:30 PM 1,497 Views 7 Comments

Press release had admonished Norris on his bank guarantee bill voting record – but today, both Presidential candidates insist there is “no spat” between them and Higgins had not seen nor approved the release.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Ahern: We were right to spend the money - and 6 other brand new Bertie-isms
# Bertie
# Bertie

Ahern: We were right to spend the money - and 6 other brand new Bertie-isms

Oct 19th 2011, 11:18 AM 4,111 Views 95 Comments

During an interview with DCUfm, Bertie Ahern said that he would not have done a lot differently during his time in office…and six other classic quotes from the former Taoiseach.

# irish-economy - Monday 17 October, 2011

IBEC expects pay freezes to continue next year
# Salaries
# Salaries

IBEC expects pay freezes to continue next year

Oct 17th 2011, 7:45 AM 362 Views 9 Comments

The business group said pay expectations needed to reflect current economic realities.

# irish-economy - Friday 14 October, 2011

OECD report says Ireland is "coming out of the crisis"
# OECD
# OECD

OECD report says Ireland is "coming out of the crisis"

Oct 14th 2011, 3:01 PM 703 Views 14 Comments

The OECD’s Economic Survey says that while challenges remain, Ireland’s long-term prospects are better than other countries.

# irish-economy - Thursday 13 October, 2011

# irish-economy - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Enda Kenny: We will be the first to wave goodbye to the IMF
# Goodbye
# Goodbye

Enda Kenny: We will be the first to wave goodbye to the IMF

Oct 8th 2011, 10:50 AM 1,026 Views 30 Comments

Ireland will beat Portugal and Greece in a race back to the markets, according to the Taoiseach.