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#Irish Economy

From TheJournal.ie Irish economy grows by 0.2 per cent in third quarter Irish Economy

Irish economy grows by 0.2 per cent in third quarter

That might not sound like much, but the eurozone as a whole shrank by 0.1 per cent in the same period.

From TheJournal.ie IMF approves latest €890 million loan - and warns against mini-Budget Bailout

IMF approves latest €890 million loan - and warns against mini-Budget

The Washington-based fund affirms its stance that additional budgets during the year should be avoided.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's trade surplus increases in October Trade

Ireland's trade surplus increases in October

The value of Irish exports was up slightly on September, while the volume of imports also fell.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment falls as 1,500 come off Live Register Live Register

Unemployment falls as 1,500 come off Live Register

The seasonally adjusted figures on the Live Register show a drop of 1,500; the numbers are down 12,290 in a year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish consumer confidence rose in November Consumer Confidence

Irish consumer confidence rose in November

The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index shows a small amount of growth with sentiment at 63.8 in November compared to 60.9 in October.

From TheJournal.ie Galway Volvo Ocean Race worth €60.5 million to Irish economy Galway City

Galway Volvo Ocean Race worth €60.5 million to Irish economy

Over 500,000 people visited Galway city for the festival with 16% of those coming from outside of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Liberty Insurance to cut 285 jobs Job Losses

Liberty Insurance to cut 285 jobs

The company that took over from Quinn Insurance will make 140 redundancies in Dublin, 75 in Cavan, and 70 in Enniskillen.

From TheJournal.ie Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO Trade

Trade surplus for September down 41% on August – CSO

The drop in Ireland’s trade surplus is the first since March of this year.

From TheJournal.ie EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump Income

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump

Disposable incomes in Irish households fell by more than in every other EU country between 2009 and 2011 – except for Greece.

From TheJournal.ie RTE seeking further job cuts RTÉ

RTE seeking further job cuts

State broadcaster is reviewing applications not decided on by management.

From TheJournal.ie 94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI Irish Jobs

94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI

The report contradicts a working paper from the summer that said two-fifths of families would be better off on the dole.

From TheJournal.ie Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers

Plus – which Irish area has been keeping all the single people to itself? And how little confidence is ‘confidence’?

From TheJournal.ie Think-tank says Irish economy is 'bouncing along the bottom' Irish Economy

Think-tank says Irish economy is 'bouncing along the bottom'

The ESRI’s latest economic forecast says Ireland’s economy will shrink in 2012, and grow only very modestly in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Domestic economy grows in second quarter but GDP flat Economy

Domestic economy grows in second quarter but GDP flat

Industrial sector growing but the combined decrease in other sectors such as agriculture and transport dragged on GDP growth.

From TheJournal.ie CSO data shows Irish exports up by 6pc in July Trade

CSO data shows Irish exports up by 6pc in July

The CSO figures also show that exports to key target areas like India, China and Russia have risen in the last year.

From TheJournal.ie Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically Bond Markets

Bond auction sees Ireland’s cost of borrowing fall dramatically

The NTMA successfully raises €500 million at a cost far lower than two months ago.

From TheJournal.ie Overseas trips to Ireland up nearly 8pc last year Tourism

Overseas trips to Ireland up nearly 8pc last year

Non-residents made 6,621,000 trips to Ireland from overseas last year – up by quite a bit from 2010.

From TheJournal.ie NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week Bond Auction

NTMA to raise another €500m on bond markets this week

The treasury agency will auction €500 million of three-month bills on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is 10th in world web index Webtastic

Ireland is 10th in world web index

Ireland outpaces all other countries in the Index in terms of the Web’s effects on the economy, new index finds.

From TheJournal.ie New stats show Ireland's industrial output on the rise Irish Economy

New stats show Ireland's industrial output on the rise

Separate figures from the CSO and MarkIt show Ireland’s industrial production and manufacturing output to have grown.

From TheJournal.ie Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC Pensions

Early release of voluntary pensions 'could generate €1.24 billion' - IBEC

The employers’ group says allowing people to access cash from voluntary pension funds could mean a tax windfall.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage arrears could rise to 18 per cent, says report Mortgage Arrears

Mortgage arrears could rise to 18 per cent, says report

Banks have still not recognised losses in full, says Davy Research, as it warns that mortgage arrears could rise from 13.5 per cent to as much as 18 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks? Michael Collins This post contains videos

What would Michael Collins think of Ireland's banks?

Historian’s presentation at Glasnevin Cemetery will question how the former Minister for Finance might view the current state of affairs.

From TheJournal.ie S&P: Return to markets is promising - but we won't increase Ireland's rating Rain On Our Parade

S&P: Return to markets is promising - but we won't increase Ireland's rating

The return to the bond markets is “an indication of progress”, it says – but the cost of borrowing is still way too high.

From TheJournal.ie Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy Bank Of Ireland

Second report predicts 1 per cent growth in Ireland's economy

Two days after a similar IBEC projection, now Bank of Ireland believes the Irish economy will grow by 1 per cent this year.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC Every Cloud...

Ireland’s economy to grow thanks to weak euro – IBEC

The employers’ group says the economy will grow by 1 per cent next year, because a weak euro will help exports.

From TheJournal.ie Irish economy has stabilised, but more reform needed Irish Economy

Irish economy has stabilised, but more reform needed

National Competitiveness Council calls for broadening of the tax base and reforms in sheltered professions such as Law and Healthcare.

From TheJournal.ie Government's €2.25 billion stimulus plan hopes to create 13,000 jobs Stimulus

Government's €2.25 billion stimulus plan hopes to create 13,000 jobs

A major programme of motorway upgrades, as well as spending in justice, health and education, will begin next year.

From TheJournal.ie EIB president would 'like to sort out the problems that Ireland has' Economy

EIB president would 'like to sort out the problems that Ireland has'

Finance minister Michael Noonan has said that there are hopes that Ireland will receive fresh funding for infrastructure projects.

From TheJournal.ie Moody's says house prices to fall by a further 20 per cent Property

Moody's says house prices to fall by a further 20 per cent

The ratings agency also says that the Irish economy will only grow by 0.2 per cent in 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Folens to create 25 high-tech jobs Online Learning

Folens to create 25 high-tech jobs

Ireland’s largest educational publisher continues with move online.

From TheJournal.ie Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012 As You Were

Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012

Modest growth in the likes of Germany is offset by falls in other large countries like Italy; France is also perfectly flat.

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet Referendum This post contains videos

VIDEO: Gerry Adams challenged on economists' quotes in SF leaflet

A Sinn Féin pamphlet quotes three economists as bemoaning the fiscal compact… but some are actually in favour of it.

From TheJournal.ie IMF: Allowing homes to restructure debt will solve crisis quicker Household Debt

IMF: Allowing homes to restructure debt will solve crisis quicker

A new global report concludes that economic crises are worse if households accumulate more debt during a boom.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate falls to 14.3 per cent in March Jobs

Unemployment rate falls to 14.3 per cent in March

The number of people signing on fell by 3,000 last month, bringing the unemployment rate down by 0.1 per cent to 14.3.

From TheJournal.ie Tabloids have up to twice as many negative headlines as positive - study Newspapers

Tabloids have up to twice as many negative headlines as positive - study

A study of five Irish tabloids over a two-week period shows a distinct preference for negative headlines on stories.

From TheJournal.ie Manufacturers report highest increase in new business for 10 months Manufacturing

Manufacturers report highest increase in new business for 10 months

NCB’s Purchasing Managers Index says the rate of new business rose in March 2012, the fastest growth since May 2011.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Enda Kenny's speech to the Fine Gael Árd Fheis Ard Fheis

As it happened: Enda Kenny's speech to the Fine Gael Árd Fheis

We liveblogged proceedings from Dublin as the Taoiseach gave the keynote address at his party’s national conference.

From TheJournal.ie Enda tells Chinese investors that Ireland "is growing again" China

Enda tells Chinese investors that Ireland "is growing again"

Someone must have missed last week’s CSO news…

From TheJournal.ie Recession returns as Ireland's economic output falls again Recession

Recession returns as Ireland's economic output falls again

Irish economic output has declined for two successive quarters – meaning Ireland is technically back into a recession.