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Rooftop revolution – 100,000 solar panels connected in Ireland

Over 100,000 rooftop solar microgenerators have now been connected to Ireland’s electricity network, according to ESB Networks, cumulatively adding over 400MW of clean energy onto the power system. ...

SMEs lost €10m through email-related scams last year

Small and medium sized businesses lost almost €10m through email-related scams last year. The number of cases reported by SMEs increased almost 25% when compared with 2022. The ...

Euro zone bond yields inch higher after inflation-driven drop

Euro zone bond yields edged higher after a sharp drop the previous day on the back of weaker-than-expected US inflation data. German 10-year bond yield, the benchmark for ...

National Enterprise Hub launched to support businesses

A new resource to help businesses access a range of government supports called the National Enterprise Hub has been launched today by Minister for Enterprise Peter Burke. The ...

‘Many more challenges’ facing Irish economy – Chambers

Minister for Finance Jack Chambers has pointed to “many more challenges facing our economy,” along with “threats” and “vulnerabilities present in our public finances”. Following turbulence in recent ...

Govt adopting ‘everything now’ approach to budget

The State’s fiscal watchdog has claimed that the Government is adopting an ‘everything now’ approach of current spending increases, tax cuts and increased investment for next year’s budget. ...

Additional €8.3bn funding for use in Budget 2025

The Government is to make €8.3 billion in additional funding available for use in Budget 2025, its last before the next general election. €1.4bn of that money is ...

New enhanced unemployment benefit rules passed by Oireachtas

Planned new laws aimed at ensuring enhanced benefits for those with a strong work history who become unemployed have passed through the Oireachtas. Under the new rules, the ...

Year-on-year wage growth in Ireland rose to 4.3% in June

Year-on-year wage growth in Ireland was 4.3% in June, up slightly from the 4% to 4.1% range recorded since the start of this year, according to new research. ...

Summer Economic Statement to outline size of Budget 2025

The Government will outline the size of the financial package for October’s budget later today, when it publishes the Summer Economic Statement. The document sets out the Government’s ...

Data availability an obstacle to sustainability reporting

The Government says a new EU law aimed at tackling greenwashing will strengthen the rules around the social and environmental information which companies have to report. The Corporate ...

UK to re-introduce mandatory housing targets

The UK’s finance minister has announced that she will re-introduce mandatory housing targets. In her first speech as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rachel Reeves said that the new ...