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Face coverings mandatory in shops, indoor spaces
Aug 10, 2020 03:41 PM

Face coverings are now mandatory in shops, shopping centres and other indoor settings. The new regulation comes as co ....

Consumer spending on the rise but people still staying close to home
Aug 10, 2020 03:38 PM

Online spending has increased 7 per cent since lockdown restrictions were lifted, despite the re-opening of stores, new ....

Nearly 30,000 could lose pandemic payment if they do not confirm eligibility
Aug 10, 2020 03:36 PM

Nearly 30,000 people receiving the Government’s pandemic unemployment payment could lose the benefit from next week unle ....

Ombudsman notes high number of tracker mortgage complaints
Aug 07, 2020 03:44 PM

Complaints over tracker mortgages, insurance policies and customer credit records all feature in the latest report from ....

Numbers receiving social welfare income support down 8.7% in July
Aug 07, 2020 03:39 PM

The number of people claiming some form of social welfare income support fell 8.7% on a monthly basis in July, however t ....

State’s biggest landlord records 30% rise in rental income
Aug 07, 2020 03:35 PM

The State’s biggest landlord recorded a more than 30 per cent increase in net rental income during the first six months ....

4.3% fall in Pandemic Unemployment Payment numbers
Aug 05, 2020 08:07 AM

The numbers receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment continues to fall but at a slower rate, according to the latest ....

House completions down 33% but output has rebounded
Aug 05, 2020 08:05 AM

House completions fell by a third in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, but new data suggests out ....

Motor insurers will use virus windfall to cut premiums for good PR, says Moody’s
Aug 05, 2020 08:03 AM

Retail insurers will use windfall gains from the coronavirus pandemic to keep motor premiums down next year to restore t ....

Signs of easing in pace of economic recovery - Davy
Jul 28, 2020 12:06 PM

The pace of recovery from the economic slowdown brought about by the pandemic restrictions has eased in recent weeks, ac ....

Borrowers on payment breaks will pay up to €4,500 extra on mortgages
Jul 28, 2020 12:05 PM

Borrowers who have availed of a payment break on their home loan during the Covid-19 crisis can expect to pay up to €4,5 ....

Retail sales rebound by largest amount on record in June
Jul 28, 2020 12:01 PM

Retail sales rebounded by the largest amount on record in June as many of the Covid-19 related lockdown restrictions wer ....

Almost half of firms deferring payments to manage cash flow - Central Bank
Jul 21, 2020 01:43 PM

Around four in ten firms surveyed by the Central Bank say they have unpaid invoices. The outstanding amounts equate t ....

Stocks rise as EU leaders reach deal on stimulus package
Jul 21, 2020 01:40 PM

Stocks advanced globally alongside US equity futures after European leaders reached a deal on a landmark stimulus packag ....

EU leaders reach deal on Covid-19 recovery fund after marathon summit
Jul 21, 2020 01:34 PM

The 27 member states of the European Union this morning signed off on a €1.8 trillion package to fund the next seven yea ....

Martin calling for more details on EU recovery proposal at Brussels summit
Jul 17, 2020 01:02 PM

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that Ireland will make their own contribution to the "own resources" aspects of the €7 ....

Ireland remains in EU’s crosshairs despite Apple win
Jul 17, 2020 01:01 PM

Paul Gallagher, the State’s Attorney General during the depths of the financial crisis, has had a busy time getting back ....

House parties the potential problem, but pubs sent to financial purgatory again
Jul 17, 2020 12:59 PM

In the middle of June, just as we were beginning to enjoy the freedom of emerging from lockdown, it was predicted on thi ....

Reopening pubs could 'materially add' to possibility of second Covid-19 wave
Jul 16, 2020 08:41 AM

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said public health advice shows if pubs reopened now, it could "materially add ....

Technology has used Covid-19 lockdown to show us who’s master
Jul 16, 2020 08:38 AM

If one moment of soul-searching clarity has emerged for me during the Covid months, it is that technology is not a tool ....

Ireland wins appeal in €13 billion Apple tax case
Jul 16, 2020 08:36 AM

Europe’s second-highest court ruled on Wednesday that the Republic did not give Apple illegal state aid, overturning a E ....

Central Bank considers legal action over Covid-19 insurance cover
Jul 16, 2020 08:42 AM

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf signalled on Tuesday the regulator is considering taking legal action to resolve ....

OECD says 170,000 jobs could be lost if there is a second Covid wave
Jul 08, 2020 07:44 AM

The number of people employed in the State could fall by as much as 8.2 per cent this year if a second Covid-19 outbreak ....

Rents edge up in June as house prices fall
Jul 08, 2020 07:44 AM

Renting a home continued to cost more in June while house prices declined despite a substantial increase in activity in ....

Hysteria or prescience? Ireland goes big with financial response to coronavirus
Mar 11, 2020 04:54 PM

It’s good politics to give worst-case scenarios. Most of the time they never arise and it’s better to be seen to be over ....

Tourism industry says VAT deferral scheme vital
Mar 11, 2020 04:52 PM

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has said a VAT deferral scheme is vital to alleviate serious cashflow ....

Coronavirus: Central Bank under pressure to allow banks to tap rainy-day capital
Mar 11, 2020 04:06 PM

The Central Bank is under mounting pressure to allow banks to tap capital reserves set aside for a rainy day to allow ....

New car sales slow down again in February - CSO
Mar 10, 2020 02:37 PM

The number of new private cars sold fell by 6.5% in February compared with the same time last year, new figures from the ....

Investor psychology tips for surviving Covid-19
Mar 10, 2020 02:37 PM

Investor nerves have been jangling since Covid-19 infected the stock market. Some strategists say a vicious bear market ....

Irish shares join global rally from biggest sell-off since 2008 crash
Mar 10, 2020 02:38 PM

Ireland’s Iseq stock market index rallied on Tuesday, as global equity markets recovered some of the losses sustained in ....

Wall St plunges after oil shock, trading halted
Mar 10, 2020 02:38 PM

Wall Street's main indexes dropped 7% and the Dow Jones crashed 2,000 points in what would be its biggest one-day fall e ....

Coronavirus: St Patrick’s Day parades cancelled and €3bn aid package unveiled
Mar 10, 2020 02:38 PM

The Government has agreed an aid package of some €3bn to deal with the public health and economic impact of the coronavi ....

Why has Saudi Arabia started an oil price war?
Mar 10, 2020 02:39 PM

Oil prices crashed by as much as 30 per cent after Saudi Arabia fired the first shots in a price war, in crude’s biggest ....

Donohoe signals cut to growth outlook over coronavirus
Mar 10, 2020 02:39 PM

The Minister for Finance has said that, given the openness of the Irish economy, it is inevitable that we will be impact ....

Economy grew by 5.5% last year - CSO
Mar 10, 2020 02:39 PM

The country's gross domestic product grew by 5.5% in 2019, likely making it the European Union's fastest-growing economy ....

Pay for workers who self-isolate to be examined by Government officials
Mar 10, 2020 02:39 PM

Government officials are to examine the possibility of making financial assistance available to private sector workers a ....