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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Outlook

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2022
# Met Éireann
Sunny weather set to return next week with mid-20s temperatures forecast
High pressure is set to linger over Ireland bringing mostly dry and settled conditions.
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# Outlook
Finance Minister contemplates long-term 'scarring effects' for economy from Covid
The Stability Programme Update is forecasting GDP growth of 4.5% for this year.
# Outlook
Sean Dyche: Fast-track footballers for Covid-19 vaccinations
The Burnley boss clarified he doesn’t want players to skip the queue ahead of essential workers, the elderly and the vulnerable.
# Changes
Sport pilot events in England limited to 1,000 people with return of fans under review
Plans for horse racing, football, basketball, and speedway events have changed after a rise in Covid-19 cases.
# Outlook
Central Bank says 35-45 year olds who bought homes in the boom will be most impacted if tracker rates rise
Despite Brexit, the Central Bank believes workers are in line for pay increases of up to 7% over the next two years.
# Outlook
The weekend's weather is looking mixed but clear skies are predicted for Sunday's football final
Tomorrow will be mainly dry with some scattered showers.
# Ominous
Huge uphill task for the Lions with All Blacks ready to move up a gear
Warren Gatland’s men missed their chance to really put doubt in the Kiwis’ minds.
# Outlook
Jamie Heaslip enjoying rugby in a whole new light during incredibly rare break from the game
The Ireland and Leinster number eight had enjoyed a remarkably injury-free career until he missed out on the Six Nations clash with England in March.
# EUR GRAND
Forget Brexit, Irish people are still strongly in favour of the EU
Research has shown 80% of Irish people would vote in favour of remaining in the EU.
# wintry showers are coming
Wrap up well: temperatures set to hit freezing with wintry showers forecast for the week
Temperatures will get progressively colder as the week progresses.
# Under Pressure
Snow in April? Here's why the weather has been so bad this week
Air from the Arctic is causing some cold weather in Ireland.
# cold and breezy
Wrap up well this weekend because it's going to be FREEZING
Temperatures will drop below zero in some areas.
# stay indoors
It's going to be cold and wet this weekend with temperatures to drop below freezing
Temperatures will drop as low as -3°C in some places.
# Winter be gone
No sign of spring as cold, wet weather continues
The week will be a mix of showers, sunshine and frost.
# pushing ahead
Actor John Hurt has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
The actor has has described himself as “more than optimistic” about the diagnosis.
# 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.
# Recession
Good news for Ireland as Eurozone economy ‘stabilising’
New statistics from the European Commission show that recovery is underway.
# Optimism
The warm weather has been good for business, says IBEC
A group representing Irish businesses has said there are clear signs that the economy has picked up in recent months.
# Weather
Your August bank holiday weekend weather forecast
(Bring a brolly…)
# Weather
Oh fliuch: The weather outlook is not good for the weekend
Rain rain rain rain rain rain and a bit of wind too.
# Credit Ratings
Fitch downgrades UK outlook to negative
The nation has held onto its AAA rating but has been warned it could lose its top rating if cut-backs are eased.
# Bailout
New bailout deal will reduce debt quicker than expected - ESRI
Ireland could return to normal lending markets by 2014 according to the economic think tank.
# Trade
Irish export growth to slow as outlook for key markets dims - NIB
National Irish Bank is less optimistic on Irish export growth as eurozone economies slow down.
# Outlook
S&P upbeat about Ireland's return to bond markets
The ratings agency says its maintaining its debt ratings for Ireland and describes the country’s economic outlook as ‘stable’.
LIVE
IMF cuts Ireland's growth rate forecast
In its World Economic Outlook report, the IMF also expects unemployment in Ireland to average 14.5 per cent for 2011.
# Outlook
Irish businesses third most pessimistic: report
Irish firms have ranked as the third most pessimistic – coming in only behind Spain and Japan.