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#Irish Economy

# irish-economy - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Rate of inflation rises to 2.7 per cent, but slowing
# Inflation
# Inflation

Rate of inflation rises to 2.7 per cent, but slowing

Jun 9th 2011, 11:28 AM 172 Views 0 Comments

New statistics from the Central Statistics Office show that inflation increased by only 0.1 per cent last month.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Three-quarters of professionals 'would leave Ireland within three years'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Three-quarters of professionals 'would leave Ireland within three years'

Jun 8th 2011, 12:51 PM 1,846 Views 26 Comments

Only five per cent of workers are sure the economy will improve by 2014 – with two-thirds believing it will continue to flag.

Positive consumer sentiment surged in May - ESRI
# Consumer Sentiment
# Consumer Sentiment

Positive consumer sentiment surged in May - ESRI

Jun 8th 2011, 12:13 PM 144 Views 0 Comments

Consumers are more confident about the labour market, but less so about their own futures, new research shows.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent

Jun 1st 2011, 11:24 AM 475 Views 0 Comments

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the numbers signing on jumped by 2,600 in the month of May.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

The Daily Fix - Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix - Tuesday

May 31st 2011, 8:01 PM 1,021 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Irish economy forecast to shrink this year; Aer Lingus pilots threaten industrial action; ‘sexy’ TDs; and the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Titanic.

Kenny again denies Ireland's need for a second EU-IMF bailout
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Kenny again denies Ireland's need for a second EU-IMF bailout

May 31st 2011, 5:00 PM 348 Views 0 Comments

Opposition leaders try to make hay from a spate of cabinet disputes, but the Taoiseach insists Ireland’s economy will recover.

Meltdown: Ernst & Young predicts economy will shrink in 2011
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Meltdown: Ernst & Young predicts economy will shrink in 2011

May 31st 2011, 12:06 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

Forget predictions of a modest growth – Ernst & Young’s forecast believes Ireland’s economy will contract by 2.3 per cent.

# irish-economy - Thursday 26 May, 2011

# irish-economy - Friday 20 May, 2011

UCD's Karl Whelan: Ireland faces needing a SECOND bailout
# Bailout 2?
# Bailout 2?

UCD's Karl Whelan: Ireland faces needing a SECOND bailout

May 20th 2011, 3:49 PM 625 Views 0 Comments

The current market conditions won’t allow Ireland to borrow through normal means by next year – leaving us in the lurch.

# irish-economy - Monday 16 May, 2011

Column: How our Government frightens the children with the ECB bogeyman
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How our Government frightens the children with the ECB bogeyman

May 16th 2011, 11:44 AM 12 Views 0 Comments

Ministers tell us the country will collapse if we burn the bondholders – but this is just a scare tactic. The Government has real options in dealing with debt, writes economist Michael Taft.

# irish-economy - Friday 13 May, 2011

European Commission pares back forecasts for Irish economic growth
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

European Commission pares back forecasts for Irish economic growth

May 13th 2011, 3:36 PM 471 Views 0 Comments

Olli Rehn tells a briefing that Ireland’s economy will grow by 0.6 per cent – further bolstering the case for a bailout rate cut.

# irish-economy - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Annual inflation rate reaches 3.2 per cent in April
# Inflation
# Inflation

Annual inflation rate reaches 3.2 per cent in April

May 12th 2011, 2:25 PM 361 Views 0 Comments

The Consumer Price Index rises 3.2 per cent, fuelled by a surge in the price of domestic utilities and housing.

# irish-economy - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged

May 5th 2011, 12:01 PM 524 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s rate of unemployment now stands at 14.6 per cent, down 0.1 from last month, with 439,200 signing on.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

"So far so good" for exchequer figures, Noonan says
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

"So far so good" for exchequer figures, Noonan says

May 4th 2011, 7:45 AM 677 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Finance says figures being published today will show the economy as being “better than on track”.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Manufacturing output continues to grow - report
# Manufacturing
# Manufacturing

Manufacturing output continues to grow - report

May 3rd 2011, 2:28 PM 100 Views 0 Comments

The pace of growth in manufacturing rose slightly in April, while new orders also remain strong according to NCB.

# irish-economy - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Retail sales down by 1.7 per cent, CSO figures say
# Retail
# Retail

Retail sales down by 1.7 per cent, CSO figures say

Apr 28th 2011, 12:55 PM 311 Views 0 Comments

The volume of retail sales rises by 0.1 per cent since February, but is down on last year – confirming a worrying trend.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Factory gate prices fall by 0.2 per cent in March
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Factory gate prices fall by 0.2 per cent in March

Apr 26th 2011, 1:59 PM 389 Views 0 Comments

Monthly factory prices fell again in March, but at a slower rate than in the previous year, new statistics show.

# irish-economy - Monday 25 April, 2011

What recession? Irish rank themselves in top 10 for optimism
# Happiness
From The Daily Edge
# Happiness

What recession? Irish rank themselves in top 10 for optimism

Apr 25th 2011, 12:11 PM 3,417 Views 0 Comments

A new Gallup survey of international wellbeing sees Ireland comes 9th out of 124 countries in how they rank their lives.

# irish-economy - Monday 11 April, 2011

Bank of Ireland downgrades forecast for 2011 economy growth
Live Apr 11th 2011, 2:49 PM

Bank of Ireland downgrades forecast for 2011 economy growth

# irish-economy - Monday 4 April, 2011

Exchequer returns show €7.1bn gap in first three months
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

Exchequer returns show €7.1bn gap in first three months

Apr 4th 2011, 5:40 PM 640 Views 0 Comments

Ireland spent €7.07bn more than it earned in the first three months of 2011 – a major jump on the €3.94bn from last year.

# irish-economy - Thursday 31 March, 2011

Stress test scenario of 50,000 repossessions "very aggressive"
# Stress Tests
# Stress Tests

Stress test scenario of 50,000 repossessions "very aggressive"

Mar 31st 2011, 5:51 PM 1,114 Views 0 Comments

The economist’s view: Ronan Lyons says the aim of the game is to convince the markets that Irish banks are still open.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises

Mar 30th 2011, 2:52 PM 428 Views 0 Comments

1,100 more people were signing on March, up by almost 11,000 on the same time last year but down on September’s peak.

# irish-economy - Thursday 24 March, 2011

One in three Irish businesses plan to expand in 2011
# Economy
# Economy

One in three Irish businesses plan to expand in 2011

Mar 24th 2011, 1:06 PM 591 Views 0 Comments

Confidence may be returning slowly to the Irish economy but funds to finance acquisitions are still hard to come by.

Economy shrank by 1.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2010
# Double Dip?
# Double Dip?

Economy shrank by 1.6 per cent in fourth quarter of 2010

Mar 24th 2011, 11:54 AM 523 Views 0 Comments

The latest statistics from the CSO show that GDP fell by 1.6 per cent – but GNP rose – with overall declines for 2010.

Bond prices surge again after Portuguese budget defeat
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Bond prices surge again after Portuguese budget defeat

Mar 24th 2011, 9:35 AM 448 Views 0 Comments

The costs of borrowing for both Ireland and Portugal take a battering in the aftermath of the latter’s prime minister quitting.

# irish-economy - Monday 7 March, 2011

Rehn asks Germany for flexibility on Ireland's bailout rate
# Bailout
# Bailout

Rehn asks Germany for flexibility on Ireland's bailout rate

Mar 7th 2011, 1:13 PM 807 Views 0 Comments

As the Programme for Government agrees to seek a lower interest rate, Europe asks the main economies to look kindly.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Governments handcuffed by manifestos and social partnership - report
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Governments handcuffed by manifestos and social partnership - report

Mar 1st 2011, 2:05 PM 851 Views 0 Comments

Ambitious programmes for government and national pay deals ‘overwhelmed’ the Budget process, a review claims.

# irish-economy - Saturday 19 February, 2011

Barroso: I'm fully confident about Ireland's economic recovery
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Barroso: I'm fully confident about Ireland's economic recovery

Feb 19th 2011, 8:24 AM 1,631 Views 0 Comments

The President of the European Commission tells an audience in Cambridge he expects Ireland to recover from its fiscal woes.

# irish-economy - Tuesday 8 February, 2011

NCB: Ireland may need EU help beyond 2013
# Irish Economy
From Business ETC
# Irish Economy

NCB: Ireland may need EU help beyond 2013

Feb 8th 2011, 10:28 AM 311 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s economic recovery will be two-tier, says the stockbroking agency, with exports booming but weak domestic demand.

# irish-economy - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Parties clash over pre-election economic plans
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Parties clash over pre-election economic plans

Feb 3rd 2011, 3:46 PM 681 Views 0 Comments

Is FG changing its policies every day? Does Labour want to hand power to the EU? Is FF’s plan vague with “woolly targets”?

# irish-economy - Monday 31 January, 2011

Central Bank hauls back economic growth forecasts
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Central Bank hauls back economic growth forecasts

Jan 31st 2011, 12:49 PM 568 Views 0 Comments

Three months ago the Central Bank thought the economy would grow by 2.4 per cent in 2011 – now it’s just 1 per cent.

Gap between rich and poor broadened since 1987
# Poverty
# Poverty

Gap between rich and poor broadened since 1987

Jan 31st 2011, 8:28 AM 664 Views 0 Comments

The last 24 years – which saw Fianna Fáil in power for 21 – saw the top 10% of earners gain most, a new report says.

# irish-economy - Saturday 29 January, 2011

Martin concedes: FF could support FG minority government
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

Martin concedes: FF could support FG minority government

Jan 29th 2011, 4:18 PM 2,270 Views 10 Comments

The end of the Civil War? If Fine Gael pledge to enact the Four Year Plan, Fianna Fáil would return the Tallaght Strategy.

# irish-economy - Thursday 27 January, 2011

Payday a black day for many Irish workers
# Payday
# Payday

Payday a black day for many Irish workers

Jan 27th 2011, 7:41 PM 1,367 Views 0 Comments

Enquiries to make contact with financial institutions and counselling services saw a hike as workers find a hole in their January pay packet.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 26 January, 2011

Trade surplus stays above €4bn for November
# Exports
# Exports

Trade surplus stays above €4bn for November

Jan 26th 2011, 3:55 PM 375 Views 0 Comments

The value of Irish exports in November 2010 was €4bn more than the amount we imported – for the second straight month.

# irish-economy - Monday 24 January, 2011

No money, no leaders, no Irish: what the world's papers say
# GE11
# GE11

No money, no leaders, no Irish: what the world's papers say

Jan 24th 2011, 8:19 AM 1,909 Views 0 Comments

Guess what the world’s press makes of Ireland’s latest political woes? No prizes for guessing: they don’t think it’s good.

# irish-economy - Thursday 20 January, 2011

ESRI tones down forecasts for economic growth
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

ESRI tones down forecasts for economic growth

Jan 20th 2011, 9:02 AM 437 Views 0 Comments

The think-tank’s latest quarterly bulletin scales back its estimation for economic growth – from 2.25% to 1.5%.

# irish-economy - Wednesday 12 January, 2011

Ireland ranked seventh in world 'economic freedom' rankings
# Economic Freedom
# Economic Freedom

Ireland ranked seventh in world 'economic freedom' rankings

Jan 12th 2011, 7:43 PM 1,718 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s ‘freedom score’ drops moderately on last year – but we still have more freedom than any other EU state.

# irish-economy - Friday 17 December, 2010

Moody's cuts Irish rating by FIVE notches
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Moody's cuts Irish rating by FIVE notches

Dec 17th 2010, 12:05 PM 426 Views 0 Comments

Ireland goes from Aa2 to Baa1 in one swoop – and now lies just a few notches above being officially ‘junk’.