Noonan to cut extra USC for self-employed

Pre-election Budget will also help working parents. Finance Minister Michael Noonan will reduce the difference between the Universal Social Charge paid by entrepreneurs and PAYE workers in the next Budget, as well as lowering the overall rate of USC paid […]

Almost 280 new jobs to be created across the south east

Plans for almost 280 new jobs to be created throughout the south east of the country are set to be announced later this morning.

European shares up, Glencore jumps on plan to cut debt

European shares bounced back on Monday from sharp declines in the previous session, boosted by mining and commodities trading firm Glencore which rose after announcing plans to cut its debt.

Emigration falls for the first time in ten years with 6pc drop

Irish emigration fell for the first time in ten years in 2013 as the number of people who emigrated dropped by 6pc to 83,791.

How investors can survive global impact of the great fall of China

The catalyst for these past few weeks’ turbulence in global stock markets clearly had a “Made in China” label. But what made it far-reaching was that it occurred at a time when global financial markets are already quite sensitive to […]

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 […]

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