Manufacturing and service record softening growth

Manufacturing production for the three months between May and July was down 9pc on the preceding three-month period, official data shows. But figures for July alone show that production was 8.4pc higher than in June, and on an annual basis, […]

With the banks out of the game, there is development finance available if you look hard enough

As many, perhaps even most, of Ireland’s property professionals start to return to the office after the summer holidays, there will be various items in their “in” trays. A rash of major deals are expected to be done in the […]

Global growth will be weaker than expected this year says Lagarde

Global growth is likely to be weaker than expected this year thanks to a slower recovery in advanced economies and a further slowdown in emerging economies, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has said.

Rise in number of homeowners in long-term mortgage arrears

THERE has been another rise in the number of homeowners in long-term arrears. Just over 38,000 residential mortgage accounts were more than two years in arrears in June.

Tighter measures net €60m more tax from high earners

More than 900 people with six-figure incomes were obliged to contribute more. Hundreds of high earners who tried to use tax breaks and shelters to maximise their income ended up paying over €60 million tax under measures introduced in recent […]

Flexi-time could be worth €2.5bn to Irish economy

Survey shows many professionals would be drawn back to work by such arrangements. Ireland’s knowledge workers could benefit from more flexible working arrangements, saving on transport costs, increasing their productivity and encouraging people to return to the workforce, a new […]

New website for corporate responsibility

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton has launched a new website,, which provides advice and support for businesses and other organisations who are interested in learning more about corporate social responsibility and responsible business practices.

Q&A: Can I receive financial gifts while on welfare?

I am in receipt of the one-parent family payment. I am in the final year of my master’s studies and I am entitled to payment for a further 12 months or so. I am wondering if I am entitled to […]

Average weekly earnings up 2%

Average weekly earnings have risen by almost 2% in the second quarter of this year.

Irish growth to strengthen but China still a concern

The Irish economy is set for growth of over 5% this year, with upward momentum to continue into 2016, but further recovery could still be indirectly affected by China’s weakening economy.

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