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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Recession

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In Spain, even toddlers learn Chinese for job hopes
Parents are being encouraged to improve their children’s chances – from the age of three – in a country with high unemployment.
Money getting you down? A psychologist is giving free advice on how to handle stress
Psychologist Shane Martin is holding a free talk entitled “How to Cope with the Stress of Debt” this week.
How recessionary budgets have changed Ireland...
Here are some of the things that would not exist in Ireland, if not for our six austerity budgets.
IMF boss warns US default could trigger worldwide recession
The US has until Thursday to raise its debt ceiling or face defaulting for the first time in its history.
Outside Dublin: How Budget 2014 will affect us all paid a visit Cork to see what the city’s hopes and fears are ahead of this week’s budget.
Employers worried about rising pay expectations
IBEC says more than a quarter of its member firms plan to take on new staff next year.
Irish business 'nervous about unpleasant budget surprises'
But they are brightened by further increases in activity levels over the past three months.
Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump
“Families want to exit their own micro-bailouts too,” writes new columnist Damien Kiberd.
France to look at laws curbing Sunday shopping
Under French law, Sunday is a mandatory day off – but critics say it’s putting the nation at a competitive disadvantage.
Five years older and deeper in debt... So why don't the Irish protest more?
In the last few years, there’s been a noticeable decrease in the numbers taking to the streets to voice their anger. We asked the experts — why are the Irish so reluctant to protest?
Anglo Tapes: Drumm admits €6 billion was being sent "around in a circle"
Former Anglo CEO David Drumm can be heard admitting he knew the lender was circulating the money between it and Irish Life & Permanent.
12 golden memories of the Celtic Tiger era
#celtictigernostalgia is trending on Twitter.
Ryanair, female bishops and obese kids: The week in numbers
Plus: how much money is the Government hoping to get from the sale of Bord Gais Energy?
If we're out of recession, should we rent Eddie Irvine's old pad?
It’s only €7,500 a month, you know.
Column: Fire up the misinformation machine – the cowards have returned from their holidays
Our politicians have returned to the Dáil, so get ready to be told the sky is green and the hills are blue, writes Aaron McKenna.
Minister: The number of obese three-year-olds in Ireland is frightening
Frances Fitzgerald said she was concerned about figures in a report published today which found “examples of three-year-olds eating hamburgers and crisps”.
Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families
The long-term study focusing on childhood found a significant increase in the number of parents going through financial problems between 2008 and 2011.
Ireland technically exits recession as economy records growth
The economy reversed three consecutive quarters of GDP contraction according to the CSO, growing by 0.4 per cent.
169 jobs on the line as liquidator appointed to Limerick jewellery company
A liquidator has been appointed to Andersen Ireland after financial losses at the company.
Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisis
There were 97 additional suicides in Ireland in 2009 with the research pointing out that rates are higher in countries with higher job losses.
Gilmore: "I am not wedded to Foreign Affairs"
The Labour leader has not ruled out moving to a domestic post in the lifetime of the coalition, but has rejected the suggestion he needs to spend more time in the country in order to address problems within the party.
Two thirds of Irish householders have seen their income reduced in past year
A new survey from Friends Firsts shows 67 per cent have seen a reduction in income. Elsewhere, there’s an increase in the number of people in work investing in a pension.
ECB holds rates steady but remains 'cautious' about recovery
Yesterday, Mario Draghi said the ECB is alert to geopolitical risks that may come out of the Syrian situation and said that the caution expressed about recovery was warranted.
Almost 1 in 2 men who took their own lives had worked in construction
The cases were recorded over four years from around the start of the down-turn in September 2008.
Ulster Bank CEO: ‘It costs money to live in a house’… TDs: ‘We know’…
Members of the Oireachtas Finance Committee took exception to Jim Brown’s repeated assertion this afternoon that “there is a cost to living in a home”.
PICS: Locals lock themselves inside Kildare farm to prevent repossession
The locals padlocked themselves inside Kennycourt Stud Farm in Brannockstown to prevent 10 gardaí and six security guards from entering the site.
Former Anglo Irish Bank files for US bankruptcy
The move is being made to protect the institution’s US assets.
Column: Is it time to stop bashing Bertie?
Serious question, writes Paul Allen. If we do not learn from our mistakes and more readily embrace the knowledge of those that have made them, we will always be prone to repeating the errors of the past.
Griffith College will write off your fees if you host an international student
Families who agree to take on a student for the full year – 52 weeks – will have their fees completely set aside, while those who take in a student for 40 weeks will have their fees reduced to €1000.
Good news for Ireland as Eurozone economy ‘stabilising’
New statistics from the European Commission show that recovery is underway.
Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday
Everyone’s talking about the Leaving Certificate results, Ireland winning a gold medal in Moscow and Europe’s recession coming to an end.
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.
Aaron McKenna: We've entered recession – again – because brave decisions are not being taken
Ireland has just entered its fourth recession since the crisis began – and what is our government doing about it? Waiting for Europe to sort out the mess, writes Aaron McKenna.
GAA club picks ‘Emigrants 15′ to show crippling effects of recession
Mayo club Kilmovee Shamrocks have lost a full team’s worth of players to emigration.
Anglo tapes: Central Bank 'were effectively egging us on'
The latest conversations will raise questions about how much Anglo executives knew about the sinking bank.
HSE receives 2,700 applications for career breaks - far more than expected
The HSE had to turn down the vast majority of applications for the three year break as the number of applications had expected to number in the hundreds.
No date for rescheduled property auction after protesters force cancellation
Allsop Space were forced to abandon the event this morning after a handful of demonstrators entered the venue and demanded it be called off.
Column: Unable to find work in Ireland, I had no choice but to leave
I was offered a job abroad and even though I had no family or friends there, I had to take it, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.
8 ways the Irish have learned to deal with recession
We’re up all night to get Bucky.