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Shoppers offset deflation effects as grocery market increases by €80m

The Irish grocery market grew at the fastest rate since January in the 12 weeks to June 18, as shoppers buying more offset the impact of deflation. SuperValu remains, just, in the top sp [...]

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Majority of small firms do not expect to be impacted by Brexit

More than one in two small and medium enterprises (SMEs) say that they expect no impact from Brexit, according to the AIB SME Financial Services Monitor. The positive outlook continues f [...]

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Irish industry defies British gloom with 23-month high

Irish manufacturing experienced the strongest pace of growth in 23 months in June, defying the effects of a weaker pound and out of step with struggling British factories. UK manufacturi [...]

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Beware of paying cash up front for 'fake cover' and always check contact details

Before buying a policy through a broker or intermediary, always make sure that they are registered. Consumers can check the regulatory status of the firm or individual by using the Central [...]

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Help-to-Buy sees average Dublin house price rise €32,000 this year

The controversial 'Help-To-Buy' scheme is helping drive the property market to heights not seen since the boom years. Asking prices for newly listed homes in Dublin have risen by €32,000 i [...]

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UK is the worst-performing advanced economy in the world, official figures confirm

The UK is the slowest-growing advanced economy on earth, official statistics confirmed on Friday. GDP grew at just 0.2pc in the first three months of the year; down from 0.7pc in the previ [...]

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Irish shoppers willing to swap privacy for service

Retailing will change more in the next 10 years than in the past 40, according to new research from Accenture, led by digitalisation. The digital wave, could bring a cumulative $2.95 trill [...]

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Irish start-up funding group wins European accolade

HBAN, the all-island group responsible for the promotion of business angel investment in Ireland, has won the best Business Angel Week award at the European Business Angel Awards. Angle in [...]

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A dozen London-based firms and banks to set up in Dublin – IDA

The Irish government has secured deals with more than a dozen London-based financial houses and banks which will see the firms move some of their business to Ireland, according to a report in the Guar [...]

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Surge in mortgage approvals looks set to fuel house price increases

The number of people approved for a mortgage surged by a third last month, driven largely by first-time buyers. And potential buyers are getting approved for higher amounts of borrowings, a [...]

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There may be more jobs than workers 'if unemployment rate continues to drop'

Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned of possible "capacity constraints" in the labour market if the unemployment numbers continue to drop at the expected rate. While the Government doesn't [...]

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Loan scheme aims to bring vacant homes into use

Property owners could be offered local authority loans to bring vacant homes back into use and help tackle the housing crisis. It is understood the Government is considering implementing a [...]

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Google fined 'record' €2.42bn for 'unfair shopping searches'

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42bn for abusing its dominant market position by giving illegal advantage in search results to its own comparison shopping service. The fine i [...]

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AIB listing provides the Irish Stock Exchange with the largest IPO in Europe in 2017

AIB’s listing on the main securities market has provided the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) with the largest IPO in Europe in 2017. AIB’s admission to a primary listing on the main securities [...]

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Great recession fears as bankers warn next global crash could arrive 'with a vengeance'

A new financial crisis is brewing in the emerging economies and it could hit “with a vengeance”, an influential group of central bankers has warned. Emerging markets such as China are show [...]

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Comment: Relaxing deposit rules just not an option, even if it means families must save up €83,000

We threw it away. Measures introduced two-and-a-half years ago by the Central Bank to curb runaway property inflation were only ever a temporary stop-gap. The aim was to control prices to b [...]

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Brexit uncertainty remains our chief economic challenge

Competitiveness concerns in Dublin, allied with the Brexit risk to rural Ireland, present the greatest risk to the economic outlook, according to a report published this morning. The Econo [...]

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Rush for mortgages is pushing up prices faster than in boom

Mortgages are squeezing out cash buyers in large numbers for the first time since the downturn, helping drive house price rises to boom-time levels across swathes of the country. Property [...]

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Brace yourself: health cover costs are going only one way

Insurance is one of life's necessary evils with one-way traffic when it comes to premiums. Now the heads of the two biggest health insurers warn that costs could double over the next decade.

 
 
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