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Ireland will be worst-hit by US tariffs, says IMF

Ireland will be worst-hit by US tariffs, says IMF The Irish economy will be hit three times harder than Germany and worse than any other developed nation if the US imposes a blanket trade tariff, the IMF has warned. A […]

3.3% rise in goods handled – in and out – of Irish ports

3.3% rise in goods handled – in and out – of Irish ports New figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal that Irish ports handled 55.1 million tonnes of goods last year, an increase of 3.3% on the previous year. […]

Fiscal Council issues warning over Government’s budget plans

Fiscal Council issues warning over Government’s budget plans The Government will have just €600 million to either increase spending or reduce taxes in October’s budget once existing commitments are taken into account, the State’s independent finance watchdog says. According to […]

Average annual earnings rise by 3.3% to €38,871 in 2018

Average annual earnings rise by 3.3% to €38,871 in 2018 Average annual earnings increased by 3.3% to €38,871 in 2018 from €37,637 in 2017, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. The CSO said this compares to an annual […]

Sterling bounces off five-month low against the euro after April pay data

Sterling bounces off five-month low against the euro after April pay data Sterling pulled away from five-month lows against the euro today after UK wages in the three months to April rose faster than expected. The pound has been on […]

Hoteliers call for urgent action on ‘unsustainable’ insurance costs

Hoteliers call for urgent action on ‘unsustainable’ insurance costs 62% of hoteliers have seen further increases in their insurance costs over the last 12 months, according to the Irish Hotels Federation. The Irish Hotels Federation said its research shows the […]

Construction activity growth eases to four-month low in May

Construction activity growth eases to four-month low in May Activity in the construction sector eased to a four month low in May, according to the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index from Ulster Bank. The Ulster Bank Construction PMI fell to 54.9 […]

New car sales slow again in May – CSO

New car sales slow again in May – CSO The number of new private cars licensed for the first time fell again in May as imports continued to rise, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show. A total of […]

IMF sees euro as undervalued, ECB policy support necessary – document

IMF sees euro as undervalued, ECB policy support necessary – document The International Monetary Fund believes the European Central Bank must maintain supportive monetary policy, an EU document seen by Reuters showed. The document anticipated the content of a report […]

Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1

Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1 New figures today show that the number of housing commencements rose by 31.6% in the first quarter of the year compared with the same time last year. The latest Housing Market Monitor, […]

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