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250 New Jobs Announced by Alchemy in Major Investment in Northern Ireland

    250 New Jobs Announced by Alchemy in Major Investment in Northern Ireland

Alchemy Technology Services has announced it is setting up a European Centre of Excellence in Londonderry. It will provide software implementation and technology consultancy to the UK and European insurance sector.
The company will provide certified staff to System Integrators, Software Providers and insurance companies for the implementation of digital solutions across the insurance industry. To […]

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Danske Bank to Create 67 New Jobs in Northern Ireland

    Danske Bank to Create 67 New Jobs in Northern Ireland

Danske Bank has chosen Londonderry as the location for a new Customer Protection Centre. The centre will create 67 new roles, including quality assurance managers and analysts.
The Centre will complete due diligence checks on personal and business customers, as part of regulatory requirements for all banks to demonstrate an increased responsibility for knowing and understanding how […]

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Government’s Three Pronged Approach to Food & Drink Industry Ahead of Brexit

    Government’s Three Pronged Approach to Food & Drink Industry Ahead of Brexit

Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle TD (pictured) has identified three key areas the Government is negotiating on as Brexit looms. Speaking at the recent Food & Drink Business Europe Conference and Exhibition held at The Citywest Hotel in Dublin, the Minister outlined the importance of maintaining a strong trading relationship […]

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Dublin Airport Welcomes New Dallas Route

    Dublin Airport Welcomes New Dallas Route

Dublin Airport has welcomed American Airlines’ announcement that it is to operate a new Dublin-Dallas Fort Worth summer service from next June. The daily service will be Ireland’s first direct flight to Dallas, which is American’s largest hub for connecting traffic. It will improve connectivity from Ireland to Texas and also to a large number of […]

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Customs and Logistics the Top Concern For Irish companies as Enterprise Ireland Launches its Next Wave of Brexit Advisory Clinics

    Customs and Logistics the Top Concern For Irish companies as Enterprise Ireland Launches its Next Wave of Brexit Advisory Clinics

Customs and Logistics is the single biggest Brexit challenge facing Irish business according to an Enterprise Ireland survey which took place at its Dublin Brexit Advisory Clinic in June. Almost half (49%) of the respondents to the audience participation poll ranked Customs and Logistics as their greatest concern. This was followed by Financial and Currency […]

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Research Technical Paper – Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy With Matching Frictions

    Research Technical Paper – Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy With Matching Frictions

The Central Bank of Ireland has published a Research Technical Paper. The paper, “Economic Migration and Business Cycles in a Small Open Economy with Matching Frictions”, by Matija Lozej, investigates how the domestic labour market of a small open economy is affected by migration and the implications this has on the business cycle of a […]

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce Calls For EU-wide Brexit Mitigation Fund

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce Calls For EU-wide Brexit Mitigation Fund

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has called for the establishment of an EU-wide Brexit Mitigation Fund for industries and regions negatively impacted by Brexit and urged the government to step up its efforts to protect the economy against the worst impacts of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
In its Pre-Budget Submission presented to the […]

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Dublin Selected as Host City For Global DIY Summit in 2019

    Dublin Selected as Host City For Global DIY Summit in 2019

Dublin has been selected to host the 2019 Global DIY Summit following a competitive process which included bids from a number of key convention destinations including Rome and Amsterdam. The event, which will take place over the course of two days in the Convention Centre Dublin next June, is expected to generate up to €5 […]

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Long Winter and Summer Drought to Impact Farm Incomes in 2018

    Long Winter and Summer Drought to Impact Farm Incomes in 2018

A new report, produced by Teagasc economists, highlights the likely impact on the bottom line for Irish farming resulting from this year’s peculiar weather conditions.
As part of their mid-year Outlook, Teagasc economists outlined how Irish grassland and tillage farmers have faced highly unusual weather through the first half of 2018. A long winter was followed […]

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Economy Growing at Robust Pace But Risk of Overheating

    Economy Growing at Robust Pace But Risk of Overheating

The Central Bank of Ireland has published its third Quarterly Bulletin of 2018. The Bulletin examines recent trends in the domestic economy and provides the Central Bank’s forecasts for the Irish economy and its views on domestic macro-economic policy issues.The Bulletin reports:

Domestic demand to provide the main stimulus to growth, with underlying domestic demand expected […]

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Skillnet Ireland Announces €2 Million Training Fund to Help Close the Widening Skills Gap

    Skillnet Ireland Announces €2 Million Training Fund to Help Close the Widening Skills Gap

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland has announced up to €2 million worth of funding will be made available to industry bodies and enterprise groups to develop new Skillnet Networks. The new enterprise-led learning networks will be launched in 2019 and will support Irish businesses […]

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Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

    Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

A Dublin City Council-owned site at Emmet Road in Inchicore, has been selected as the location for Dublin’s first major Cost Rental development. It is expected that the detailed proposal for the site will be brought before the Council in September for approval.
It is envisaged that delivery will be overseen by a dedicated project team […]

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Irish Economy in Strong Position But Challenges Intensify

    Irish Economy in Strong Position But Challenges Intensify

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has welcomed the latest National Accounts figures published by the CSO, which show that Ireland was again the fastest growing economy in the EU last year. Ibec economist Alison Wrynn said: “The numbers show that the Irish economy remains in a very strong position. GDP growth of over […]

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Jobs.ie Survey Reveals that Almost Half of Dublin-based Workers Would Leave the Capital For Shorter Commuting Times

    Jobs.ie Survey Reveals that Almost Half of Dublin-based Workers Would Leave the Capital For Shorter Commuting Times

A new survey of employees conducted by Jobs.ie reveals employees’ strong desire for greater flexibility on when and where they work. The frustration with long commutes during peak hours is such that, when ‘don’t knows’ are excluded, almost half (49%) of Dublin-based workers say that they would leave the capital city if it meant that […]

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Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility

    Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility

Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in […]

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Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

    Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

A far-reaching plan for the creation of the Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin has been launched. The proposal from Trinity College Dublin is modelled on innovation districts in cities such as Boston, Toronto, Rotterdam and Barcelona. It will significantly strengthen Ireland’s competitive advantage when developing new indigenous companies or competing for foreign direct investment. […]

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Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

    Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has announced that its clients recorded export sales of €22.71 billion in 2017, representing a 7 per cent increase on 2016. This is the highest level of export sales recorded in the history of the agency and the eighth-consecutive year of […]

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BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick

    BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick

BD, a leading global medical technology company, is to create 85 new jobs for the Limerick region. The announcement was made as Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen TD, officially opened BD’s Research Centre Ireland (RCI) in Limerick’s National Technology Park. The €21 million investment in BD’s […]

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Fexco to Create 175 New Jobs in Ireland’s South West

    Fexco to Create 175 New Jobs in Ireland’s South West

Irish-international fintech company, Fexco has announced a significant expansion of its operations headquartered in Killorglin, Co Kerry creating 175 new jobs over 3 years. The jobs form part of Fexco’s expansion strategy reinforcing the South West’s position as the driving force of Ireland’s fintech industry.
The announcement was made in Killorglin by Julie Sinnamon, CEO of […]

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Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

    Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

Irish-owned firms rely heavily on the UK as the source of intermediate inputs, which are goods used to produce a final product. Over half of the total imports used by Irish-owned firms are sourced in the UK with many importing solely from the UK market. Many Irish-owned companies are therefore highly exposed to cost increases […]

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Digitalisation of Irish SMEs and National Research Investment to Benefit From European Best-practice

    Digitalisation of Irish SMEs and National Research Investment to Benefit From European Best-practice

Crucial future investment to improve Ireland’s competitiveness will be strengthened by assessment of international best-practice in two key policy areas. EIB (European Investment Bank) advisory experts will identify ways to ensure more effective funding to support research and innovation in Ireland and to accelerate digitalisation by Irish small businesses.
The two new advisory programmes have been […]

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Electric Ireland Moved Below 50% Market Share For First Time in 2017

    Electric Ireland Moved Below 50% Market Share For First Time in 2017

Electric Ireland remained the largest electricity energy provider in 2017, however, it was the first year the supplier moved below a 50% share (49.5% of total consumption) in the electricity market, according to a report published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU).
The annual Electricity and Gas Retail Market Report is part of the […]

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Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

    Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

The Government has welcomed Home For Life Ltd as a new participant in the Mortgage to Rent [MTR] scheme, where they will work in tandem with local authorities as landlords providing a long term solution for those in mortgage distress. The announcement coincides with the launch by the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government […]

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Public Consultation For Ireland’s Space Strategy For Enterprise

    Public Consultation For Ireland’s Space Strategy For Enterprise

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, has published a consultation document for Ireland’s Space Strategy for Enterprise. The consultation document seeks input from stakeholders on issues to be considered in the development of Ireland’s Space Strategy for Enterprise. The strategy will set out how Ireland will maximise on […]

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Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

    Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

Enterprise Ireland has announced a new Competitive Start Fund (CSF) totalling up to €500,000 to support start-ups in the marine technology and agritech sectors. The fund was launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, at the recent Our Ocean Wealth Summit, at Seafest 2018 in Galway.
The Fund will provide up […]

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ESB Launches a Call to Action For a Cleaner Energy Future

    ESB Launches a Call to Action For a Cleaner Energy Future

ESB has launched a call to action to the Irish public and industry to help the country move to a clean energy future by embracing electric heat and transport. ESB is showcasing the steps that everyone can take such as using electric heat pumps and electric vehicles to make energy savings, improve air quality and […]

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New Requirements Introduced to Provide Additional Transparency and Facilitate Mortgage Switching

    New Requirements Introduced to Provide Additional Transparency and Facilitate Mortgage Switching

Following a public consultation process, the Central Bank is introducing changes to the Consumer Protection Code 2012 to help consumers make savings on their mortgage repayments, provide additional protections to consumers who are eligible to switch, and facilitate mortgage switching through enhancing the transparency of the mortgage framework. These changes build on the strong framework […]

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Waterford Greenway Launch Wins Top PR Award

    Waterford Greenway Launch Wins Top PR Award

Leading communications agency Springboard PR & Marketing and Waterford City & County Council have won a prestigious national PR award for the launch of the Waterford Greenway. The campaign won Best Public Sector Campaign at the recent Awards for Excellence in Public Relations.
The awards were hosted by the Public Relations Consultants Association (Ireland), the Public Relations Institute of […]

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Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

    Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched a new national campaign – Better Lives, Better Business championing new policies across four key pillars – housing, infrastructure, planning and sustainability. Better Lives, Better Business is a campaign that aims to make Ireland a better place to live and to work so that Irish businesses can more effectively attract […]

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EIB Backs €80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

    EIB Backs €80 Million Port of Cork Container Terminal Development

The Port of Cork has marked a major milestone for the company with the launch of the new Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy. The Cork Container Terminal will initially offer a 360 metre quay with 13 metre depth alongside and will enable larger ships to berth in Ringaskiddy. The development also includes the construction […]

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Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

    Residential Property Prices Rise by 13.0% in Year to April

In the year to April, residential property prices at national level increased by 13.0%, according to the latest CSO figures. This compares with an increase of 12.6% in the year to March and an increase of 9.5% in the twelve months to April 2017.
In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 12.5% in the year to […]

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Bord Bia’s 2018 Brexit Barometer Results

    Bord Bia’s 2018 Brexit Barometer Results

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD has launched the Bord Bia 2018 Brexit Barometer, a comprehensive survey of 117 Irish food, drink and horticulture companies, representing 48% of the sector’s exporters to the United Kingdom. Over 100 senior industry representatives attended the launch in Bord Bia to hear the report findings.
The purpose […]

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Ambitious Enterprise Cross-Border Rail Strategic Development Plan Launched

    Ambitious Enterprise Cross-Border Rail Strategic Development Plan Launched

Translink and Iarnród Éireann have launched an ambitious new strategic development plan for the Cross-border Enterprise Rail Service between Belfast and Dublin. Called ‘Better Connecting Dublin and Belfast’, the strategy sets out a road map of how both companies jointly plan to further enhance the service on this important north/south rail corridor.
The plan launched by […]

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IDA Reports Strong First Half

    IDA Reports Strong First Half

IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government, has reported a very strong first half of 2018. IDA expects that investments approved in the first half will lead to the creation of over 11,300 jobs as companies roll out their plans over the coming months and years. This compares with 11,000 over the […]

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Building and Construction Output Increased by 7.4% in 1st Quarter 2018

    Building and Construction Output Increased by 7.4% in 1st Quarter 2018

According to the latest CSO figures, the volume of output in building and construction increased by 7.4% in the first quarter of 2018 when compared with the preceding period. This reflects increases of 5.6%, 5.5% and 1.1% respectively in the volume of residential building work, non-residential building work and civil engineering work. The change in the […]

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We Need to Move Away From Fossil Fuels – EPA Emissions Projections Show

    We Need to Move Away From Fossil Fuels – EPA Emissions Projections Show

The latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) projections show that Ireland’s total greenhouse gas emissions will increase from current levels to 2020, underpinned by strong economic growth. This is despite an EU target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent on 2005 levels from the non-Emissions Trading Scheme (non-ETS) sector – agriculture, transport, residential, […]

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Europe Needs Digital Single Market to Boost its Digital Performance

    Europe Needs Digital Single Market to Boost its Digital Performance

The European Commission has published the results of the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool which monitors the performance of Member States in digital connectivity, digital skills online activity, the digitisation of businesses and digital public services. According to it, the EU is getting more digital, but progress remains insufficient for Europe to […]

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Waterford Greenway Set to Become Culinary Capital of the South East

    Waterford Greenway Set to Become Culinary Capital of the South East

Fáilte Ireland has unveiled plans to make the Waterford Greenway a top culinary destination with the potential to attract more overseas visitors and drive significant growth in the area. The new ‘Savour the Greenway’ programme seeks to leverage the growing tourism trend for seeking out locally sourced food and culture in order to maximise the […]

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Productivity in Ireland

    Productivity in Ireland

A new publication, Productivity in Ireland 2016, has been published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This publication presents a comprehensive picture of productivity and economic growth in the Irish economy for the Domestic and Other Sector, and the Foreign-dominated sector in the economy since 2000.
Productivity measures the efficiency with which an economy transforms inputs […]

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Kells Tech Hub Can Play a Major Role in Regional Enterprise Development

    Kells Tech Hub Can Play a Major Role in Regional Enterprise Development

Following 24 months of research, planning and development, the new Kells Tech Hub has been officially launched. The Kells Tech Hub is a world class regional enterprise development facility that will, through collaboration, clustering and creative thinking, help to support, promote and develop a culture of entrepreneurship in Kells, throughout Meath and across the wider […]

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Irish Exporters Association Launches 18th Export Industry Awards

    Irish Exporters Association Launches 18th Export Industry Awards

The Irish Exporters Association, in partnership with platinum sponsors KPMG and Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, has announced that the 18th Export Industry Awards are now open for applications and launched the Alumni Programme for 2018. Companies can now submit their online application at http://www.irishexporters.ie/export-industry-awards/ to compete across 11 export industry related categories and be in with […]

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Tourism Industry Very Upbeat on Prospects for 2018 Despite Wet and Cold Start to Year

    Tourism Industry Very Upbeat on Prospects for 2018 Despite Wet and Cold Start to Year

A difficult start to the year – due to weather conditions – somewhat dampened tourism sentiment for many sectors but most businesses report a positive outlook for the remainder of the year. This was one of the findings from the latest Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer, a survey of more than 500 tourism businesses around the country. […]

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Skillnet Ireland – Without Upskilling, Businesses in Ireland Could Lose Competitive Advantage

    Skillnet Ireland – Without Upskilling, Businesses in Ireland Could Lose Competitive Advantage

Skillnet Ireland (formerly Skillnets), the national agency for workforce development, has been launched at an event in Co Clare to promote upskilling within enterprise. Its mission is to facilitate increased participation in enterprise training and workforce learning in Ireland. Skillnet Ireland brings together 67 Skillnet Enterprise Learning Networks across the country under one unified brand […]

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Optimal Offices Could Unlock €3.4 Billion For Irish Economy

    Optimal Offices Could Unlock €3.4 Billion For Irish Economy

Ireland could unlock €3.4 billion in untapped GDP if organisations were to optimise their workplaces, according to a new study by Ricoh and Oxford Economics. The research, entitled The Economy of People, found that Ireland could achieve a 1.0% increase in GDP by providing more up-to-date technologies, embracing ethical business practices and enhancing office workspaces.
The […]

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Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

    Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating continuing house price growth of 12.1% in the year to March in Dublin and 13.4% elsewhere, Brokers Ireland has warned that unless supply of properties ramps up more quickly in the near future a whole generation now in their late twenties and thirties, and even beyond, […]

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Cork Software Provider Opens New Development Centre in Belfast

    Cork Software Provider Opens New Development Centre in Belfast

Cork headquartered software company Teamwork.com is creating 85 new jobs in Belfast. The company is setting up a development and support hub for a new product which will bring their total product suite to four.
Teamwork.com, a SaaS (Software as a Service) provider, creates online business applications to make teams around the world efficient and organised. It will be […]

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The Economic Picture and Construction

    The Economic Picture and Construction

“The Irish economy is firmly back on its feet,” according to Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland. “Consumer spending is just above its previous peak and will be an important driver of growth going forward.”
The improvement in consumer confidence is being fuelled by rising employment as the economy continues to create jobs. […]

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No Single Solution to the Imbalance in the Housing Market

    No Single Solution to the Imbalance in the Housing Market

“How do you intervene in a market that is out of balance? We have a lot of policies but implementation is vital,” remarked David Duffy, Director of Property Industry Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, when assessing the issue and challenges facing Ireland’s housing market, where the growth in supply is lagging behind […]

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National Construction Summit 2018 – Ireland is Building Again, Says Housing Minister

    National Construction Summit 2018 – Ireland is Building Again, Says Housing Minister

By 2040 the population of the Republic of Ireland will have reached 6 million, according to Eoghan Murphy TD, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. He added: “Where are these people going to live and how will they live?”
The Minister was the opening speaker at the 2018 National Construction Summit, which was held […]

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A Plan For Affordable Housing

    A Plan For Affordable Housing

“All housing, not just for first time buyers, needs to be affordable. This means lower prices in Dublin and surrounding counties, which will bring down rents,” pointed out Colm McCarthy, Economist at University College Dublin, during the recent 2018 National Construction Summit.
Colm McCarthy was a main speaker at the event, where he presented his ‘plan […]

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Economic Déjà Vu as Market Positivity Overshadows Ireland’s Vulnerability?

    Economic Déjà Vu  as Market Positivity Overshadows Ireland’s Vulnerability?

In the latest Friends First Economic Outlook report, Friends First Chief Economist, Jim Power, has warned of the potential dangers of allowing Ireland’s strong economic growth to overshadow the need for rigorous risk assessment, in order to avoid repeating the political and economic pitfalls of the past. An over-reliance on a small number of large […]

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Hourly Labour Costs Ranged From €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member States in 2017

    Hourly Labour Costs Ranged From €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member States in 2017

In 2017, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €26.8 in the European Union (EU) and €30.3 in the euro area. However, this average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€4.9), Romania (€6.3), Lithuania (€8.0), […]

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65% of Irish Businesses Have Not Reviewed Their Supply Chains to Gauge Brexit Impact

    65% of Irish Businesses Have Not Reviewed Their Supply Chains to Gauge Brexit Impact

65% of Irish businesses have not reviewed their supply chain to identify current business relationships that might be negatively impacted by Brexit. This was the finding of a business sentiment survey of 350 Irish Businesses carried out by one of Ireland’s leading accountancy firms, BDO.
Spokesperson Michael Costello, Managing Partner, commented: “Brexit will hit Ireland’s unprepared supply […]

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Datapac and Swappsi Streamline Services and Cut Costs For Ireland’s Education and Training Boards

    Datapac and Swappsi Streamline Services and Cut Costs For Ireland’s Education and Training Boards

Datapac, Ireland’s leading technology solutions and services provider, has announced that, together with its software partner Swappsi, it has developed and implemented a new centralised records management solution for Ireland’s Education and Training Boards (ETBs). The new system streamlines administrative processes for the ETBs, allowing them to focus on better aligning education and training provision […]

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Government Opens €300 Million Brexit Loan Scheme For Applications

    Government Opens €300 Million Brexit Loan Scheme For Applications

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD, and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD have opened the Brexit Loan Scheme for applications to allow for the roll out of €300 million in funding to eligible Irish businesses.
Eligible businesses can […]

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Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

    Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

In a major boost for the sector Bord Bia has announced that it is commencing recruitment for 29 new positions to support the continued growth and development of Ireland’s world-class food, drink and horticulture industry. This is the largest-ever recruitment drive for the organisation enhancing Bord Bia’s capabilities in the areas of consumer and market insight; marketing and communications; and business development. The new employees will […]

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Government Announces €29.6 Million Investment in Frontier Research

    Government Announces €29.6 Million Investment in Frontier Research

The Government has announced a €29.6 million investment by the Irish Research Council in “frontier research” projects. Thirty-six researchers will receive funding under the Irish Research Council’s new Laureate Awards to conduct ground-breaking research in the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and the arts, humanities and social sciences. Projects to be funded under the […]

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Strong Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2018

    Strong Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2018

In 2017, the Irish economy grew by 7.8 per cent. In 2018, GDP is expected to grow by 4.8 per cent, according to the latest ESRI economic forecast. GDP will grow by 3.9 per cent in 2019 based on a technical assumption that a European Economic Agreement (EEA) is in place between the UK and […]

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