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Hotels’ costs rising faster than revenues, says report

Hotels’ costs rising faster than revenues, says report HOTEL insurance rates are rising by 10pc per annum, prompting some operators to rethink how their leisure facilities in particular are used, according to Aiden Murphy, a partner with accountancy and advisory […]

Car running costs dip but insurance still an issue

Car running costs dip but insurance still an issue The average cost of running a family car for a year stands at €10,590, according to the AA’s annual survey of motoring costs – a decrease of €98.11 on last year. […]

EU goods trade gaps with US and China widen

EU goods trade gaps with US and China widen The European Union’s trade surplus in goods with the US and its deficit with China both increased in the first five months of 2019, figures that could add extra strain to […]

Revenue intensifies Brexit engagement with businesses

Revenue intensifies Brexit engagement with businesses Officials from Revenue will be contacting 92,000 businesses around the country as preparations for Brexit continue. Businesses will receive letters and phonecalls from officials outlining the steps necessary to prepare for Britain leaving the […]

Fed poised to get in first with rate cut despite market risks

Fed poised to get in first with rate cut despite market risks The Federal Reserve looks poised to beat the European Central Bank out of the blocks with a rate cut that looks set for its next meeting on July […]

Ireland at full employment as jobless rate unchanged

Ireland at full employment as jobless rate unchanged. THE country is at full employment as just 4.5pc of the workforce are out of work. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 4.5pc, unchanged on the prior month. However, it […]

Government surplus of €50m in 2018, new CSO figures show

Government surplus of €50m in 2018, new CSO figures show The Government surplus stood at €50m in 2018, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show today. This represents 0.01% of GDP and compares to a deficit of €83m in […]

Disorderly Brexit biggest risk to financial stability – Central Bank

Disorderly Brexit biggest risk to financial stability – Central Bank A new review from the Central Bank shows that the main risk to the country’s financial stability and the wider economy is a larger than expected macroeconomic shock in a […]

No-deal Brexit could result in higher taxes for online shoppers

No-deal Brexit could result in higher taxes for online shoppers Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee has said a no-deal Brexit could result in higher taxes for online shoppers and difficulties in returning goods, as the UK would […]

Irish economic growth for 2018 revised up to 8.2%

Irish economic growth for 2018 revised up to 8.2% The Irish economy grew 8.2% last year, according to new data released by the Central Statistics Office. Gross Domestic Product, a measure of the total output of an economy, stood at […]

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