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Government to borrow to cushion impact of hard Brexit

Government to borrow to cushion impact of hard Brexit October’s Budget will involve a package worth €2.8 billion, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said as he published the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. However, €2.1 billion of that is already committed […]

Second-hand property prices continue to drop in Dublin – survey

Second-hand property prices continue to drop in Dublin – survey Second-hand property prices in Dublin have decreased by an average of €4,500 in the past three months, a survey has found. The Real Estate Alliance survey found the average house […]

Global demand for agri-products set to increase by 70%

Global demand for agri-products set to increase by 70% A senior lecturer in retail management has said food sustainability is becoming more prominent and by 2050 global demand for agricultural product is set to increase by 70%. The global focus […]

Revenue owed €40m in tax, fines and interest by defaulters

Revenue owed €40m in tax, fines and interest by defaulters More than €39.82m remains unpaid to the Revenue Commissioners in taxes, penalties and interest from published tax defaulters in 2017 and 2018. That is according to figures provided by Finance […]

Global stocks hold highs in rate-cut bet

Global stocks hold highs in rate-cut bet World stocks held near two-week highs as investors bet on a worldwide wave of central bank stimulus, with expectations growing that the US and the eurozone may deliver interest rate cuts as early […]

Wage rises slow down below rest of the EU

Wage rises slow down below rest of the EU The pace of wage growth in Ireland slowed dramatically to 2.2pc between January and March, under-performing the eurozone average for the first time since early 2017. Meanwhile, the level of job […]

Tax rises needed to prevent economy overheating – ESRI

Tax rises needed to prevent economy overheating – ESRI The Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy is now growing so strongly that the Government should increase taxes to avoid overheating, notably through increasing taxes on carbon and property. […]

Oil jumps 3% towards $64 as US drone downed in Gulf

Oil jumps 3% towards $64 as US drone downed in Gulf Oil rose more than 3% towards $64 a barrel today after Iran shot down a US military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington. Expectations […]

14.1% of Irish households have income above €100,000 – CSO

14.1% of Irish households have income above €100,000 – CSO New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that median gross income for households stood at €45,256 in 2016. The incomes ranged from a low of €32,259 in Donegal and […]

Household deposits see biggest quarterly increase since 2008

Household deposits see biggest quarterly increase since 2008 Household deposits grew by €1.8 billion, or 1.8%, over the first quarter of 2019, new figures from the Central Bank show today. The Central Bank said this marked the largest quarterly increase […]

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