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Cabinet to hear planned changes to State-backed mortgage scheme

The Cabinet will be briefed by Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien today on plans to increase thresholds for a State-backed mortgage scheme for people who cannot get loans ...

Increase in searches for part-time and casual work as wage growth slows

There has been an increase in job searches for part-time and weekend work, as well as jobs requiring no experience, according to job site Indeed. The company said ...

New legislation to reduce cost of injury claims

A Government initiative to increase the number of personal injury claims settled through mediation will begin to come into force next week. Last year, the Government steered legislation ...

Work-life balance, not pay, biggest factor for Irish job seekers

Work-life balance is now the number one influence for Irish professionals when they are seeking a new job, research has found. The study also revealed that nearly six ...

Irish debt burden among highest per capita in the world at €44,250

The national debt stood at €226 billion at the end of last year, according to the Department of Finance’s Annual Report on Public Debt in Ireland. That is ...

Growth in service sector picks up in January

Growth in the country’s service sector picked up in January, according to the latest AIB Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI). The data shows that activity and new business ...

European Parliament President to address Oireachtas

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola will address a joint sitting of the Oireachtas later today. Ms Metsola arrives in Ireland this morning for the start of a two-day ...

ECB expected to hike interest rates by further 0.5%

The Governing Council of the European Central Bank meets in Frankfurt today where it is widely expected to increase interest rates by a further half a percentage point. ...

Euro zone inflation drops to 8.5% in January from 9.2% in December

Inflation in the euro area fell to an annual rate of 8.5% in January from 9.2% in December, according to an initial estimate from Eurostat. Energy inflation fell ...

Annual rate of inflation slows to 7.7%, CSO estimates

The annual rate of inflation slowed to 7.7% in January, according to an initial estimate by the Central Statistics Office. This compares to an annual rate of 8.2% ...

Irish economy grows three times faster than euro zone average in 2022

The EU’s statistical agency, Eurostat, has estimated that the euro area economy, measured by GDP, grew by 0.1% in the last three months of last year compared to ...

Hairdressers warn salons at risk if VAT rate rises

The Irish Hairdressers Federation has called for the retention of the 9% VAT rate for the sector ahead of its planned rise in the coming weeks. The rate ...