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Export values to the UK down in June but up for the half year

16th August 2019

Export values to the UK down in June but up for the half year The value of exports fell by 5% in the month of June compared to the same month last year. According to figures from the CSO, goods exports totalled €12.1 billion in the month, a decrease of €663 million on June 2018. […]

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4,920 new homes built between April and June – CSO

13th August 2019

4,920 new homes built between April and June – CSO There were 4,920 new homes completed between April and June, according to the CSO, an 11.8% increase year-on-year. More than half of those – 2,834 – were part of a scheme, which is classified as a development of two or more houses. That figure is […]

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Brexit impacting skill requirements of companies; state training body

13th August 2019

Brexit impacting skill requirements of companies; state training body Brexit is having an impact on the skills requirements of companies here, according to the head of the state body tasked with upskilling the workforce. Paul Healy, CEO of Skillnet Ireland, said the decision of our nearest neighbour to leave the EU was affecting the training […]

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July was the busiest month ever at Dublin Airport

13th August 2019

July was the busiest month ever at Dublin Airport Almost 3.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in July, making it the busiest month in the airport’s 79-year history. Passenger numbers increased by 4% compared to the same month last year as the airport welcomed an average of more than 110,000 passengers per day during […]

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2.2 million Irish people have private health insurance – Health Insurance Authority

9th August 2019

2.2 million Irish people have private health insurance – Health Insurance Authority The number of people with private health insurance in Ireland rose to 2.2 million at the end of last year, representing 45% of the population, according to the Health Insurance Authority. The figures have risen year on year since 2014, and so has […]

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Consumer price growth slows in July – CSO

9th August 2019

Consumer price growth slows in July – CSO Consumer prices rose by 0.5% in July compared to the same month of 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office. That represents a significant slowdown in the pace of inflation, which stood at 1.1% in the year to June and 1.7% in April. In the year to […]

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Ireland’s national debt reached equivalent of €42,500 per person in 2018

9th August 2019

Ireland’s national debt reached equivalent of €42,500 per person in 2018 The amount of debt owed by the state rose to the equivalent of €42,500 for every person in the country last year, according to a new report released by the Government. The Annual Report on Public Debt shows that Ireland’s debt mountain stood at […]

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Euro zone bond yields sink further as trade war steps up

8th August 2019

Euro zone bond yields sink further as trade war steps up Euro zone government bond yields slid back towards recent lows on Tuesday as investors remained cautious on risk after the US branded China a currency manipulator, escalating their trade war. Safe-haven bond yields fell, while global stocks extended already substantial losses on Tuesday, after […]

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Manufacturing production down 9% in June – CSO

8th August 2019

Manufacturing production down 9% in June – CSO Production in the manufacturing industry dropped by 9% in June compared to May 2019, according to the latest Central Statistics Office data. Annually, production for June was down 2.1% when compared with the same month last year. Seasonally adjusted volume of industrial production for the three months […]

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Markets braced for increased volatility as Brexit and US-China trade row ramps up

8th August 2019

Markets braced for increased volatility as Brexit and US-China trade row ramps up Traders are preparing for a period of increased market volatility in the coming weeks, as the Brexit deadline approaches and the US-China trade dispute heats up. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland Neil Wilson, chief market analyst with Markets.com, said the potential disruption […]

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