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# Sales

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# firms
Only 15 per cent of firms are in growth mode - survey
An all-island survey found that 46 per cent half of Irish businesses are currently experiencing contraction, fighting for survival, or are in the process of winding up.
# sponsored post
5 properties to view in... Dalkey, Killiney, Sandycove
Sherry FitzGerald picks five homes you can see this weekend.
# remember them?
Uh-oh: Nokia posts €900m loss in just three months
The struggling mobile phone maker suffered one of its worst quarterly results ever in the first quarter of this year as sales plunged dramatically.
# Jobswatch
Twitter seeks to more than double Irish workforce
The microblogging site has announced 12 new roles, mostly in sales, for its international office in Dublin.
# Groceries
Irish grocery market slips back into decline - report
The grocery sector declined by 0.5 per cent last year due to falling inflation.
# Advertising
What do YOU think of the draft children's ads code?
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland wants to hear what the public think of proposed limits to how fatty, sugary and salty food and drink is targeted at children in ads.
# Retail
In pictures: What sold better or worse last month?
Overall, the volume of retails sales dropped 0.3 per cent in February.
# Alcohol
Shatter willing to consider pre-labelled bottles to curb under-age drinking
The minister for justice says he’s not opposed to plans to put mandatory labels on bottles showing where they were bought.
# Retail
Retail sales dip in January compared to last year
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.
# Shops
Retail sales still dropping, industry figures show
Many stores face going out of business in 2012, according to the chief executive of Retail Excellence Ireland.
# Sales
The Departures Lounge: your very first lunchtime transfer round-up of 2012
The January window is upon us once again, which means the rumours are flying.
# Retail
Retailers pessimistic about 2012, says IBEC
Despite positive sales this Christmas, retailers are “pessimistic” about the year ahead, says Retail Ireland, which describes their overall mood as “grim”.
# Sales
Black Monday? Hundreds queue up for St Stephen's Day sales
Thousands of people have descended on Ireland’s shopping hubs hoping to pick up bargains.
# Jobswatch
Pfizer sales staff face redundancy as patent expires on cholesterol drug
Cost of drug should be driven down by production of generic versions of Lipitor – but it will also be a factor in 30 sales staff in Ireland losing their jobs.
# Sales
Trade surplus widens to over €4 billion
Exports continued to grow in September, but imports fell leaving a surplus of €4.113bn.
# Smoking
Cigarette sales fall by 10 per cent
Meanwhile consumption of cheaper rolled tobacco has increased dramatically.
# Retail
Tesco sees falling sales in Ireland
Despite subdued demand, the retailer reported overall rising profits as its other international divisions performed well.
# Sales
The Departures Lounge: your daily lunchtime transfer round-up
Find out which striker Liverpool are looking to re-sign, what Real Madrid player has turned down Tottenham and who has called Jens Lehmann a muppet.
# Sales
The Departures Lounge: your daily lunchtime transfer round-up
Find out what Premiersip star may be on his way to Zenit St Petersburg and what Tottenham player is “living in fear” as a result of the London riots.
# Your Jokeing
Poor spelling cost businesses 'millions' in online sales
An industry body in Britain says that 42 per cent of employers are not satisfied with the basic reading and writing skills of school and college leavers.
# Spending
Public not going out to spend as retail sales drop 2.1 per cent
The volume of retail sales fell by over 5 per cent in May 2011 once you exclude figures for the motor trade.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we take Michael Noonan's advice and spend spend spend?
The Finance Minister wants Irish people to loosen the pursestrings to get the economy moving. Will you be breaking out your savings (if you have some)?
# Tourism
Tourism trade mission bids to attract Asia-Pacific visitors
Tourism Ireland will lead a delegation on a five-day ‘sales blitz’ as the government confirms a temporary visa waiver scheme.
# Amazon
Kindle ebook sales now higher than paperbacks on Amazon
Website sells 115 Kindle ebooks for every 100 paperbacks.
# eBay
PayPal Christmas boost sends eBay income up 24%
The online auction site reports better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter, on the bank of surging PayPal use.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
Dead birds, dead sick, dead lucky – the highlights of the week in pictures.
# Consumer Confidence
Footfall Fell in Ireland