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From TheJournal.ie Sweden didn't lock down during pandemic, but its economy still looks set to plunge Coronavirus

Sweden didn't lock down during pandemic, but its economy still looks set to plunge

Sweden’s response to Covid-19 has differed to most countries.

From TheJournal.ie Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million Covid Committee

Taking over private hospitals during the Covid-19 crisis will cost roughly €300 million

‘A fire alarm went off and we sent four fire tenders, and people are saying now we should only have sent three,’ the secretary general said.

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From The42 'I’m tired but then I think about what I see in the hospital' - Italy flanker vows to help until pandemic ends Selfless Act

'I’m tired but then I think about what I see in the hospital' - Italy flanker vows to help until pandemic ends

Zebre back-rower Maxime Mbanda has volunteered to drive an ambulance with the Yellow Cross.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival Economics

Opinion: Economic activity is primed to resume after Covid-19. In the meantime, it’s about survival

Dr Robert Sweeney, Economist and Policy Analyst with TASC, outlines why this crisis is different to 2008.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it? Podcast

The Explainer: What is antibiotic resistance and why should we be concerned about it?

It’s here in Ireland, and we look at why.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Our friends can influence our behaviour more than we think Opinion

Opinion: Our friends can influence our behaviour more than we think

Herd instinct can be explained through behavioural economics, writes Michael Sanders, author of the book Social Butterflies .

From TheJournal.ie Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends Hot Hot Heat

Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends

The think tank says the economy is “now effectively operating at full capacity”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person Opinion

Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person

In many ways, the Irish economy looks to be in ‘Goldilocks’ territory: not too cold, but still not too hot, writes Victor Duggan.

From TheJournal.ie Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit Central Bank

Higher costs, fewer exports: The economic warning for Ireland in a no-deal Brexit

Ireland’s economy is performing strongly, the Central Bank says, but Brexit could slow things down considerably.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle Opinion

Opinion: Debunking the myth of the squeezed middle

High earners pay more tax but they also benefit from the fact workers in the service industry get paid low wages, writes Killian Donoghue.

From The42 We go again! All-Ireland champions Dublin begin league defence with home tie against 2017 finalists Fixture List

We go again! All-Ireland champions Dublin begin league defence with home tie against 2017 finalists

The 2019 Lidl Ladies National League fixtures have been announced.

From TheJournal.ie Why online-only supermarkets haven't come to Ireland... yet Dot Com Industry

Why online-only supermarkets haven't come to Ireland... yet

Stock exchange-listed Ocado has global ambitions but hasn’t washed up on these shores.

From TheJournal.ie Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints Emergency

Coast Guard suspends use of Beaumont Hospital landing site after resident complaints

Crews are being told to use Dublin Airport for transfers to Beaumont Hospital, adding up to 20 minutes onto the journey for the patient.

From Business ETC From Mrs Brown to Mr O'Brien: The Paradise Papers' Irish connections Policy

From Mrs Brown to Mr O'Brien: The Paradise Papers' Irish connections

A number of well-known faces have cropped up in the historical data leak.

From Business ETC Here's what makes it easy (and difficult) to do business in Ireland Economics

Here's what makes it easy (and difficult) to do business in Ireland

The country ranked 17th in a World Bank ‘ease of doing business’ global study.

From TheJournal.ie TheJournal.ie's Factcheck series among winners at Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize Giving Highly Commended

TheJournal.ie's Factcheck series among winners at Miriam Hederman O'Brien Prize Giving

The Foundation for Fiscal Studies held its prize giving ceremony this morning.

From Business ETC Poll: Should income taxes be cut for higher earners? Opinion This post contains a poll

Poll: Should income taxes be cut for higher earners?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently claimed high taxes were holding back the nation.

From Business ETC Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get Opinion

Here are some Budget wishes - and what we can expect to actually get

There won’t be any Celtic Tiger-style ‘goodies’ for Ireland in the 2018 edition.

From Business ETC How will Donald Trump's latest tax plan affect Ireland? What you need to know Policy

How will Donald Trump's latest tax plan affect Ireland? What you need to know

The US company tax rate is to be slashed to 20%, bringing it closer to Ireland’s level.

From Business ETC Brexit, Trump and taxes: Why Irish bosses are less optimistic this year Work

Brexit, Trump and taxes: Why Irish bosses are less optimistic this year

Fewer CEOs are expecting to see revenues and profit growth this year.

From Business ETC Warning: Ireland's high debt has left the country 'exposed to shocks' Policy

Warning: Ireland's high debt has left the country 'exposed to shocks'

That’s according to the government’s spending watchdog, which wants a rainy-day fund.

From Business ETC The UK wants a 'cross-border trade exemption' so firms can avoid Irish customs checks Policy

The UK wants a 'cross-border trade exemption' so firms can avoid Irish customs checks

But many of Westminster’s proposals have already been dismissed as impossible.

From Business ETC What Britain's latest plans for trade borders mean for Irish business Policy

What Britain's latest plans for trade borders mean for Irish business

The UK wants out of the customs union – but it faces an uphill battle for the EU to accept its demands.

From Business ETC A hung UK parliament has sent the pound into a dive Economics

A hung UK parliament has sent the pound into a dive

Analysts say the UK is “stepping further into the unknown”.

From Business ETC The pound is taking a beating as a hung UK parliament looms Economics

The pound is taking a beating as a hung UK parliament looms

The latest polls point to Theresa May’s majority being wiped out – but anything could happen yet.

From Business ETC There has been a 'staggering' rise in full-time jobs in Ireland over the past year Work

There has been a 'staggering' rise in full-time jobs in Ireland over the past year

But there’s still plenty of scope for the workforce to grow as more people look for employment.

From Business ETC Europe's company tax plans will benefit large countries while Ireland loses out Opinion

Europe's company tax plans will benefit large countries while Ireland loses out

The so-called CCCTB plan is said to be good for the EU, but its impact will be felt here.

From Business ETC A European court ruling paves the way for a bruising Brexit Policy

A European court ruling paves the way for a bruising Brexit

The decision means all EU states and regional authorities have to clear any trade deal.

From Business ETC Upping eurozone exports is 'not an optional extra' for firms as Brexit looms Economics

Upping eurozone exports is 'not an optional extra' for firms as Brexit looms

Enterprise Ireland wants to increase exports to the region by 50% in three years.

From TheJournal.ie 'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless' Startups

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

From Business ETC Donald Trump: 'I give the Irish a lot of credit. They never raised their taxes' Policy

Donald Trump: 'I give the Irish a lot of credit. They never raised their taxes'

In an interview with the Economist, Trump singled out Ireland’s economic policies for praise.

From TheJournal.ie 'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless' Dylan Collins

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

From Business ETC 'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless' Startups

'Now's the best time to start a company because everyone else is scared s**tless'

Irish founder Dylan Collins thinks Brexit will be a godsend for any entrepreneur with guts.

From Business ETC What effect will Trump's tax plans have on Ireland? Here's what you need to know Policy

What effect will Trump's tax plans have on Ireland? Here's what you need to know

The new president is promising the biggest tax cuts in US history.

From Business ETC Watch out Ireland: Trump's plan to slash corporate taxes to 15% confirmed Policy

Watch out Ireland: Trump's plan to slash corporate taxes to 15% confirmed

But the plan could face stiff opposition in Congress.

From Business ETC Donald Trump is promising 'the biggest tax cut ever' - but it's unlikely he can pay for it Policy

Donald Trump is promising 'the biggest tax cut ever' - but it's unlikely he can pay for it

Changes to US company taxes have been highlighted as one of the biggest risks to Ireland.

From Business ETC Ireland's biggest business group is predicting an 'exceptional job surge' this year Economics

Ireland's biggest business group is predicting an 'exceptional job surge' this year

The numbers employed in non-construction jobs have already hit a new peak.

From Business ETC A looming construction boom could cause the economy to overheat (again) Building And Property

A looming construction boom could cause the economy to overheat (again)

A new report from the ESRI forecast GDP growth of 3.8% this year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Leprechauns are at it again in the latest GDP figures for Ireland Leprechaun Economics

Column: The Leprechauns are at it again in the latest GDP figures for Ireland

But on the upside Ireland’s inflated GDP makes it easier for the country to meet the 3% of GDP budget deficit target, writes Victor Duggan.

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