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Booming economy sees incomes soar to record levels

Booming economy sees incomes soar to record levels Household income is at a record high and continuing to grow sharply, underpinned by jobs and investment, according to a new report. In contrast to the Celtic Tiger, when notional wealth was […]

Controversial copyright reforms get backing of EU countries

Controversial copyright reforms get backing of EU countries European Union countries have adopted copyright reforms championed by news publishers and the media business, but opposed by US tech giants like Google. EU countries adopted the reforms that were agreed last […]

First Budget surplus for State since 2007 as ‘lost decade’ took toll on national purse

First Budget surplus for State since 2007 as ‘lost decade’ took toll on national purse The State eked out a Budget surplus of €50m last year, its first since 2007. The latest financial data shows rising tax revenues offset a […]

Trade surplus drops by 12% in February – CSO

Trade surplus drops by 12% in February – CSO New preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show the volume of exports decreased by €604m, or 4%, to stand at €13.22 billion in February compared with January. The CSO also […]

EU gets green light for US trade talks

EU gets green light for US trade talks EU countries gave initial clearance yesterday to start formal trade talks with the United States, EU sources said, in a move designed, but not guaranteed, to smooth strained relations between the world’s […]

Ireland records the highest start-up figures in 13 years

Ireland records the highest start-up figures in 13 years An average of 71 companies were set up every day in Ireland during the first three months of 2019. This is despite Brexit uncertainty and concerns about a slowdown in the […]

€8.6bn invested in Irish office space since 2013

€8.6bn invested in Irish office space since 2013 Almost €8.6 billion has been invested in Irish office property over the past six years, according to a report from Savills. It said that low interest rates and a rapid growth in […]

High costs pose threat to business competitiveness – NCC report

High costs pose threat to business competitiveness – NCC report The National Competitiveness Council has warned that rising rents, the increasing cost of labour, and a high marginal tax rate pose possible threats to the competitiveness of businesses in Ireland. […]

Female board representation here passes 30% mark

Female board representation here passes 30% mark The gender composition of boards in Ireland has passed the 30% female representation level, a 7% increase since 2017. New research conducted by EY shows that the average gender composition of boards now […]

Dublin 7th most expensive place in the world to build

Dublin 7th most expensive place in the world to build Dublin is the seventh most expensive place in the world to build, with average construction costs at $3,245.10 per metre squared, a new report shows. The International Construction Market Survey, […]

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