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Unemployment rate holds steady at 4.8% in November – CSO

The unemployment rate held steady at 4.8% in November to remain at the lowest level in almost 13 years, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.  The CSO said the seasonally adjusted number of people who were unemployed stood […]

Revenue warning consumers about hidden costs of online shopping

Revenue is cautioning consumers to be aware of hidden taxes and charges when they’re buying goods online in the run into Christmas and discount days such as Black Friday. They are reminding shoppers that while the cost of goods advertised […]

Average weekly earnings rise by 3.4% in 2018 – CSO

Average weekly earnings were €740 in 2018, an increase of 3.4% on the previous year, according to new statistics released by the Central Statistics Office.  However, those on higher than average salaries can skew the numbers and the CSO pointed […]

UK economy grows at slowest annual rate since 2010 in Q3

The UK economy grew at the slowest annual rate in nearly a decade in the three months to the end of September, as a global slowdown and Brexit worries hit business investment and manufacturing.  Year-on-year gross domestic product growth slowed […]

Sterling slips from 5-month high on Brexit delay jitters

Sterling slips from 5-month high on Brexit delay jitters Sterling fell over half a percent against the dollar this morning, slipping from five-month highs after the British parliament delayed a crucial vote on a Brexit withdrawal agreement. The move derailed […]

Banks to take steps to support bereaved customers

Banks to take steps to support bereaved customers The five main banks in Ireland are to set up dedicated phone lines to help bereaved customers, in an effort to improve the care of those who have lost loved ones. Access […]

Ireland sees 12% increase in brand value – survey

Ireland sees 12% increase in brand value – survey Ireland has recorded a 12% increase in brand value over the past year to bring its total to $604 billion. This is according to the latest report by Brand Finance, which […]

Fear of ‘difficult’ tenants driving landlords out of market – RTB

Fear of ‘difficult’ tenants driving landlords out of market – RTB The chairman designate of the Residential Tenancies Board has said the fear of difficult tenants is one of the reasons why “accidental” landlords are getting out of the market. […]

Consumer sentiment falls to 6 year low on Brexit fears

Consumer sentiment falls to 6 year low on Brexit fears Consumer sentiment here fell to a six-year low last month, the third month in a row in which it has fallen. According to the KBC Bank Ireland Consumer Sentiment Index, […]

Euro zone inflation slows in September on cheaper energy

Euro zone inflation slows in September on cheaper energy Euro zone inflation slowed further year-on-year in September because of cheaper energy, new figures showed today. But the core measure excluding such volatile components rose, the first estimate from the European […]

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