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Campaigners call for further reform of insurance market

Campaign groups have described the introduction of new rules to improve transparency on motor insurance pricing as a welcome step. Campaign groups have described the introduction of new rules to improve transparency on motor insurance pricing as a welcome step. But they say further moves and […]

New rules agreed for distressed mortgage holders

An agreement on how to resolve disputes between lenders and distressed mortgage holders has been reached between two leading agencies. MABS, the State-backed Money Advice and Budgeting Service and the Banking and Payments Federation have announced the agreement, saying it […]

Manufacturing conditions improve after four month slump

Manufacturers reported an improvement in business conditions during October, following four months of steady decline. The latest AIB Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index has recorded growth in new orders and output, with employment also improving in the month. It marks the […]

New parents to get two weeks extra paid leave

New working parents will be able to take two extra weeks of paid leave from today. The leave will be available to parents of children born or adopted from today, the 1st of November and must be taken in the first […]

Plans to auto-enrol workers in pension schemes announced

The Government is to introduce a system of pension auto-enrolment on a phased basis from 2022. The details have been published by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Under the system, a worker will be automatically enrolled in a pension […]

Pound set for biggest monthly rise in a decade as no-deal Brexit fears fade

The pound rose today and could score its biggest monthly rise in more than a decade as the combination of a weak dollar and the falling risks of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal has fueled demand.  The […]

Euro zone Q3 growth unexpectedly steady, inflation slows on cheaper energy

Euro zone economic growth in the third quarter defied market expectations of a slowdown and was steady quarter-on-quarter, preliminary data showed today. The euro zone’s headline inflation also slowed because of a sharp fall in energy prices.  The European Union’s […]

Ireland out of step on green R&D targets

Ireland has emerged as one of a handful of smaller European countries not to commit to double public investment in green energy R&D by next year, under an international collaboration called Mission Innovation. To date, 24 countries, including smaller European […]

Business sentiment rises on Brexit deal hopes but consumers remain wary

A new economic survey, which combines consumer and business sentiment, rose slightly in October as the risk of a Halloween Brexit crash out receded.  A new economic survey, which combines consumer and business sentiment, rose slightly in October as the […]

Airport numbers set to top 38 million

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport will be 34 million next year and to rise to 38.1 million in 2024, according to a projection by the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR). Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport will be 34 million next […]

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