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Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1

10th June 2019

Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1 New figures today show that the number of housing commencements rose by 31.6% in the first quarter of the year compared with the same time last year. The latest Housing Market Monitor, published today by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, showed that 5,8000 housing commencements were registered […]

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Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1

10th June 2019

Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1 New figures today show that the number of housing commencements rose by 31.6% in the first quarter of the year compared with the same time last year. The latest Housing Market Monitor, published today by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, showed that 5,8000 housing commencements were registered […]

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ECB won’t raise rates until at least mid-2020

10th June 2019

ECB won’t raise rates until at least mid-2020 The European Central Bank yesterday signalled that it would not raise interest rates until the first half of 2020. That compares to a previous guidance that pointed to a rate rise towards the end of this year – something that, in itself, was a delay on its […]

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ECB won’t raise rates until at least mid-2020

10th June 2019

ECB won’t raise rates until at least mid-2020 The European Central Bank yesterday signalled that it would not raise interest rates until the first half of 2020. That compares to a previous guidance that pointed to a rate rise towards the end of this year – something that, in itself, was a delay on its […]

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Pound hits 20 week low against the euro

7th June 2019

Pound hits 20 week low against the euro The pound dropped to a 20-week low against the euro amid weak UK data and growing fears of a disruptive Brexit weighing on the currency. The pound has dropped for four straight weeks, hit by concerns that Britain will crash out of the European Union on October […]

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Second call of online retail initiative opens

7th June 2019

Second call of online retail initiative opens The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys has opened the second call of Enterprise Ireland’s Online Retail Scheme. The Scheme, an initiative of the Government through Enterprise Ireland, offers a total of €1.25 million in funding to online retailers. The funding supports research, strategy development, implementation […]

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Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1

7th June 2019

Housing commencements rose by over 31% in Q1 New figures today show that the number of housing commencements rose by 31.6% in the first quarter of the year compared with the same time last year. The latest Housing Market Monitor, published today by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, showed that 5,8000 housing commencements were registered […]

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Ireland is close to ‘full employment’, new CSO figures show

5th June 2019

THE economy is now close to full employment as the jobless rate slumped to just 4.4pc. This is a sharp fall from the height of the recession when it hit almost16pc. The Central Statistics Office’s latest figures show the unemployment rate stood at 4.4pc last month, down from 4.6pc in April. It was 5.6pc in […]

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Irish FDI soars 52pc as UK and Europe stall

5th June 2019

IRELAND delivered a Brexit-busting performance in attracting foreign direct investment in 2018, according to a European-wide analysis of FDI trends. The annual EY European Attractiveness Survey found that Ireland won 205 new FDI commitments last year, up 52pc from 2017. That cut against the grain of an overall 4pc decline in FDI growth across Europe […]

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Irish FDI soars 52pc as UK and Europe stall

5th June 2019

IRELAND delivered a Brexit-busting performance in attracting foreign direct investment in 2018, according to a European-wide analysis of FDI trends. The annual EY European Attractiveness Survey found that Ireland won 205 new FDI commitments last year, up 52pc from 2017. That cut against the grain of an overall 4pc decline in FDI growth across Europe […]

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