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Ibec expects employment growth to slow down in 2019

18th April 2019

Ibec expects employment growth to slow down in 2019 The organisation representing employers here has warned the biggest challenge facing business is the ongoing capacity constraints in the labour market. Ibec says the shortages will cause growth in employment to slow this year as the economy approaches full employment and firms struggle to fill vacancies. […]

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Ibec expects employment growth to slow down in 2019

18th April 2019

Ibec expects employment growth to slow down in 2019 The organisation representing employers here has warned the biggest challenge facing business is the ongoing capacity constraints in the labour market. Ibec says the shortages will cause growth in employment to slow this year as the economy approaches full employment and firms struggle to fill vacancies. […]

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Central Bank seeks extra power to force banks to further increase their capital

18th April 2019

Central Bank seeks extra power to force banks to further increase their capital The Governor of the Central Bank has written to the Minister for Finance asking him to put in place measures that would enable the regulator to force banks to hold more capital if systemic risks increase. Philip Lane said the extra capital […]

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Central Bank seeks extra power to force banks to further increase their capital

18th April 2019

Central Bank seeks extra power to force banks to further increase their capital The Governor of the Central Bank has written to the Minister for Finance asking him to put in place measures that would enable the regulator to force banks to hold more capital if systemic risks increase. Philip Lane said the extra capital […]

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Booming economy sees incomes soar to record levels

18th April 2019

Booming economy sees incomes soar to record levels Household income is at a record high and continuing to grow sharply, underpinned by jobs and investment, according to a new report. In contrast to the Celtic Tiger, when notional wealth was linked in many cases to debt-funded property assets, rising incomes are underpinned by what are […]

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Booming economy sees incomes soar to record levels

18th April 2019

Booming economy sees incomes soar to record levels Household income is at a record high and continuing to grow sharply, underpinned by jobs and investment, according to a new report. In contrast to the Celtic Tiger, when notional wealth was linked in many cases to debt-funded property assets, rising incomes are underpinned by what are […]

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Controversial copyright reforms get backing of EU countries

17th April 2019

Controversial copyright reforms get backing of EU countries European Union countries have adopted copyright reforms championed by news publishers and the media business, but opposed by US tech giants like Google. EU countries adopted the reforms that were agreed last month by the European Parliament, they said in a statement. “The new rules ensure adequate […]

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First Budget surplus for State since 2007 as ‘lost decade’ took toll on national purse

17th April 2019

First Budget surplus for State since 2007 as ‘lost decade’ took toll on national purse The State eked out a Budget surplus of €50m last year, its first since 2007. The latest financial data shows rising tax revenues offset a 7.5pc surge in the wage bill of Government employees to €22.2bn, or 27pc of total […]

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Trade surplus drops by 12% in February – CSO

17th April 2019

Trade surplus drops by 12% in February – CSO New preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show the volume of exports decreased by €604m, or 4%, to stand at €13.22 billion in February compared with January. The CSO also said that imports increased by €265m, or 4%, to €6.925 billion. This resulted in a […]

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EU gets green light for US trade talks

16th April 2019

EU gets green light for US trade talks EU countries gave initial clearance yesterday to start formal trade talks with the United States, EU sources said, in a move designed, but not guaranteed, to smooth strained relations between the world’s two largest economies. The European Commission has sought clearance for two negotiating mandates – one […]

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