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Intreo reform had little impact on Live Register, says ESRI

Intreo reform had little impact on Live Register, says ESRI Intreo one-stop-shop unemployment services introduced six years ago made no difference to the rate of people moving into jobs within a year compared to the previous regime. This is according to a new study by the Economic and Social Research Institute. The research also found […]

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Intreo reform had little impact on Live Register, says ESRI

Intreo reform had little impact on Live Register, says ESRI Intreo one-stop-shop unemployment services introduced six years ago made no difference to the rate of people moving into jobs within a year compared to the previous regime. This is according to a new study by the Economic and Social Research Institute. The research also found […]

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New €300m Future Growth Loan Scheme for SMEs

New €300m Future Growth Loan Scheme for SMEs A new loan scheme for SMEs and farmers will see €300m being made available for them to support their strategic long-term investment plans after Brexit. SMEs will be able to apply for loan eligibility through the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland from April 17. Three finance providers […]

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Significant increase in the number of new mortgages approved in Febraury

Significant increase in the number of new mortgages approved in Febraury New figures show there was a significant increase in the number of new mortgages approved by banks in Ireland last month. According to the data from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland, the number of mortgages given the green light during the month […]

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Euro zone business lending rebounds in February

Euro zone business lending rebounds in February Corporate lending growth in the euro zone rebounded last month, European Central Bank data showed today, easing fears that banks are stopping the flow of credit to corporations amid a growth slowdown. Corporate lending expanded by 3.7% in February, picking up from 3.4% in January. But the reading […]

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Number of Irish companies reporting carbon emissions to CDP falls

Number of Irish companies reporting carbon emissions to CDP falls The number of Irish companies reporting on their carbon emissions fell to 28 last year, from 30 in 2017. This is according to the CDP Ireland ‘Climate Change Report 2018’. However, there was an improvement in the quality of emissions reduction, with a 56pc increase […]

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Lenders say law ‘will push up mortgage lending rates’

Lenders say law ‘will push up mortgage lending rates’ LEGISLATION to regulate the sale of mortgages to vulture funds will push up interest rates on home loans, the Banking and Payments Federation said. And the No Consent, No Sale bill will also make it harder for banks to raise finance to fund mortgage lending. This […]

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Irish property market ‘leads way in Europe’

Irish property market ‘leads way in Europe’ Growth in Ireland’s property market remains “significantly ahead” of the rest of Europe, according to the European arm of US investment giant Starwood Capital. The European division said Dublin features low vacancy rates in prime offices, hotels that have the top occupancy rates of all cities in Europe, […]

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The big impact of Brexit on Ireland’s small businesses

The big impact of Brexit on Ireland’s small businesses Opinion: there is no doubt that Brexit will impact small businesses, but the impact is and will be different for different sectors The economic and political uncertainty surrounding Brexit is a constant in our news cycle since the referendum in the UK in 2016 and there […]

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Oil consumption here continues to increase with diesel volumes up 42% last year

Oil consumption here continues to increase with diesel volumes up 42% last year The organisation representing the petroleum industry here has pledged to play its part in Ireland’s transition to a low carbon and environmentally sustainable economy. But the Irish Petroleum Industry Association (IPIA) says moving to such an economy requires a clear understanding of […]

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