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.

€174m Glanbia windfall on its way to farmers

Farmers will receive 10 million Glanbia plc shares worth €174m within weeks. A letter setting out the individual plc share allocations will be sent to 15,600 co-op members this week following the approval of the spin-out earlier this year.

Unemployment rate falls to six-year low of 9.6pc – CSO

THE unemployment rate has fallen to a six-year low of 9.6pc in the second quarter, down from 10pc, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.

What should I do with my UK pension – now that I’ve no plans to return there?

I was paying into a UK pension for 20 years – but I have been living and working in Ireland for the last 8 years with no plans to go back to the UK. What should I do with my […]

Vodafone investing €7m in new data centre services for business customers

Vodafone is set to release a host of new data centre services for business and public sector clients this October. The company is spending €7m on improving infrastructure and technology available in its existing Dublin-based data centre in Clonshaugh.

Eircom gives digital boost to 10 firms with €100,000 awarded under scheme

Eircom has awarded €101,535 to 10 Irish companies located in Cork, Waterford, Wicklow and Dublin as part of its Digital Boost initiative. The initiative aims to offer help in business mobility, digital training, sales, marketing and business productivity for companies […]

Eurozone bucks the global trend with positive business figures

It’s not all bad news on the economic front. Business activity in the Eurozone appears to have unexpectedly grown marginally last month, thanks in large part to rising exports helped by a weaker euro, and a strong performance from Germany.

Having children now comes before buying a home

Average age of first-time buyers rises from 29 to 33 as Generation Rent face financial hurdles. Having a baby must come before owning a home for a new generation that has little choice but to rent until their mid-thirties. Increased […]

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