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More time spent on social media than calls – ComReg

New research shows that consumers here are using our phones less and less for phone calls and more for messaging and social media.  The research from communications regulator ComReg also finds that almost everyone in the country now has a […]

ECB has not reached limits of monetary policy – Lane

The European Central Bank has not reached the limit of what it can do on monetary policy, its chief economist Philip Lane has said. Despite unprecedented monetary easing, Professor Lane said the ECB still had further tools in its toolbox […]

EU Commission gives green light to broadband plan

The European Commission has approved the Government’s National Broadband Plan, saying it complies with EU state aid rules. The decision means one of the final hurdles preventing the State from signing the contract with the preferred bidder, National Broadband Ireland, […]

WTO members warn on post-Brexit market access

World Trade Organization members have demanded compromises from the EU and Britain to ensure foreign businesses do not lose market access in post-Brexit trade.   At a meeting of the WTO’s Goods Council, 15 countries – including the US, India, […]

Two thirds of SMEs do not have digital presence

A survey by the IE Domain Registry, which manages the dot-IE web address, h found that two thirds of SMEs do not have a digital presence. This means that much of the ever increasing amount of money spent online is […]

Property prices see slowest growth in six years – CSO

Dublin residential property prices fell for the third month in a row in the year to September, the latest Central Statistics Office figures show today. Dublin residential property prices decreased by 1.3% in the year to September, with house prices […]

Euro zone economy continues steady growth in third quarter

The euro zone economy continued to grow at a modest pace in the third quarter as expected, data from the EU statistics office showed today, as Germany narrowly escaped a technical recession and other big economies expanded.  Eurostat said gross […]

Revenue says no surcharge on returns filed this week

Revenue has said that its online system ROS is back up and running after being offline for some time today. Revenue had earlier said in a statement that it was aware of further difficulties with the ROS system after it also experienced […]

Macroeconomic Scoreboard shows just four breaches of EU thresholds – CSO

Ireland has breached EU limits on four key tests of economic stability, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.  The Macroeconomic Scorecard, compiled by the CSO, is part of a system introduced by the European Commission during the financial […]

German economy dodges recession with 0.1% expansion in Q3

The German economy escaped a recession in the third quarter as strong consumer spending helped output grow 0.1% quarter-on-quarter, defying expectations of a contraction, preliminary data showed today.  Gross domestic product in Europe’s largest economy expanded by 0.5% from July […]

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