Investments that may stand to you in 2019 as economy slows

Investor pessimism is high this New Year. The dismal performance of a number of stock markets in 2018 disappointed many. Trade wars, Brexit and rising interest rates weighed heavily on investors’ minds – and continue to do so. One of […]

Truck drivers express worries over no-deal Brexit

Irish hauliers are deeply concerned that a no-deal or hard Brexit will lead to unworkable delays at UK ports.

What are the big economic trends on the way in the next decade?

Opinion: here’s how the US economy, Chinese growth, oil prices, globalism, unemployment and Brexit will affect our world

Promised reform in insurance sector is ‘incomplete’ – Insurance Ireland

The insurance industry in Ireland has expressed concern about what it calls a lack of urgency in delivering key reforms in the sector that are aimed at reducing claims costs.

Consumer sentiment unchanged in December – survey

Consumer sentiment was unchanged in December from November, as concerns about the economic outlook appeared to be offset by improved personal finances and end-of-year spending.

Ireland’s forestry industry comes together to meet Brexit challenge

Ireland plants almost 30 million trees a year, or 80,000 trees a day.

Enterprise Ireland warns 600 companies vulnerable to a hard Brexit

The number of people employed in companies backed by Enterprise Ireland (EI) rose last year to a record high of more than 215,000.

Brexit preparation – is business ready for the unknown?

The Kayfoam factory in Bluebell in Dublin is a labyrinthine complex of large warehouse units packed with noisy high-tech machines pumping out, shaping and sizing huge blocks of foam under the watchful eye of a team of busy staff.

Jobless rate remains unchanged at 5.3% in December

The rate of unemployment remained at a 10-year low of 5.3% in December, new figures from the Central Statistics office show today.

Monthly retail sales edge 0.1% lower in November

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the volume of retail sales edged 0.1% lower in November on a monthly basis.

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