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Report suggests new agri-food area for Ireland, UK

25th June 2019

Report suggests new agri-food area for Ireland, UK A new shared food safety and animal health area taking in the island of Ireland and the island of Great Britain as a whole should be created to prevent the Irish backstop taking effect, according to a report by a UK non-government body of MPs, academics, trade […]

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Second-hand property prices continue to drop in Dublin – survey

25th June 2019

Second-hand property prices continue to drop in Dublin – survey Second-hand property prices in Dublin have decreased by an average of €4,500 in the past three months, a survey has found. The Real Estate Alliance survey found the average house price for a three-bed semi-detached house in Dublin stands at €433,000, for the second quarter […]

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Global demand for agri-products set to increase by 70%

25th June 2019

Global demand for agri-products set to increase by 70% A senior lecturer in retail management has said food sustainability is becoming more prominent and by 2050 global demand for agricultural product is set to increase by 70%. The global focus on climate means many people are thinking about where food comes from and how much […]

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Revenue owed €40m in tax, fines and interest by defaulters

24th June 2019

Revenue owed €40m in tax, fines and interest by defaulters More than €39.82m remains unpaid to the Revenue Commissioners in taxes, penalties and interest from published tax defaulters in 2017 and 2018. That is according to figures provided by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe which show €15.5m remains unpaid by published tax defaulters in tax, penalties […]

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Global stocks hold highs in rate-cut bet

24th June 2019

Global stocks hold highs in rate-cut bet World stocks held near two-week highs as investors bet on a worldwide wave of central bank stimulus, with expectations growing that the US and the eurozone may deliver interest rate cuts as early as July. Markets have been fired up by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s Tuesday […]

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Wage rises slow down below rest of the EU

24th June 2019

Wage rises slow down below rest of the EU The pace of wage growth in Ireland slowed dramatically to 2.2pc between January and March, under-performing the eurozone average for the first time since early 2017. Meanwhile, the level of job vacancies here was the third lowest in the currency bloc, indicating the economy may not […]

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Tax rises needed to prevent economy overheating – ESRI

21st June 2019

Tax rises needed to prevent economy overheating – ESRI The Economic and Social Research Institute says the economy is now growing so strongly that the Government should increase taxes to avoid overheating, notably through increasing taxes on carbon and property. But it also says the Government should avoid tax increases if there is a no-deal […]

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Oil jumps 3% towards $64 as US drone downed in Gulf

21st June 2019

Oil jumps 3% towards $64 as US drone downed in Gulf Oil rose more than 3% towards $64 a barrel today after Iran shot down a US military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington. Expectations that the US Federal Reserve could cut interest rates at its next meeting, stimulating growth […]

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14.1% of Irish households have income above €100,000 – CSO

21st June 2019

14.1% of Irish households have income above €100,000 – CSO New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that median gross income for households stood at €45,256 in 2016. The incomes ranged from a low of €32,259 in Donegal and €34,800 in Leitrim to a high of €66,203 in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and €58,795 in Fingal. […]

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Household deposits see biggest quarterly increase since 2008

19th June 2019

Household deposits see biggest quarterly increase since 2008 Household deposits grew by €1.8 billion, or 1.8%, over the first quarter of 2019, new figures from the Central Bank show today. The Central Bank said this marked the largest quarterly increase in household deposits since the fourth quarter of 2008 and comes despite the low interest […]

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