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Ireland runs risk of austerity-era spending cuts, economist to warn politicians

Ireland runs risk of austerity-era spending cuts, economist to warn politicians Politicians will be warned today that Ireland runs the risk of austerity-era spending cuts if it continues with existing expenditure plans. Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor of Economics at University of Limerick, will address the Budget Oversight Committee on the same day as the Government […]

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UK car industry warns next PM no-deal Brexit is not an option

UK car industry warns next PM no-deal Brexit is not an option Britain’s car industry has warned the next prime minister against a “seismic” no-deal Brexit in October, which it said could add billions of pounds in tariffs and cause border disruption, crippling the sector. Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May, and his […]

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Government to borrow to cushion impact of hard Brexit

Government to borrow to cushion impact of hard Brexit October’s Budget will involve a package worth €2.8 billion, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said as he published the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. However, €2.1 billion of that is already committed to current and capital spending plans, which leaves just €700m to be allocated on budget […]

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Report suggests new agri-food area for Ireland, UK

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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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