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# economy - Sunday 17 November, 2013

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS

Two million Irish people pay for private health cover out of fear of our public system – but both are broken. Here’s what we COULD do…

# economy - Saturday 16 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria Training

Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria

The partnership deal is worth €3 million over three years.

# economy - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From Business ETC Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well… Cryptocurrency This post contains images

Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well…

Programmer Robert McNally put together a succinct presentation on what this ‘currency’ is all about.

# economy - Friday 8 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages Bailout Exit

Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages

Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.

# economy - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From Business ETC John McCarthy appointed Chief Economist at Department of Finance Economy

John McCarthy appointed Chief Economist at Department of Finance

The department also announced the appointment of Des Carville as head of its Shareholder Management Unit.

From Business ETC Column: We won’t give up the fight for international debt justice Opinion

Column: We won’t give up the fight for international debt justice

We are paying off debts that are not our own – but through consistent, popular resistance, our society can be free of this crisis, writes Nessa Ní Chasaide.

# economy - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s economy forecast to grow 1.7 per cent in 2014 Economy

Ireland’s economy forecast to grow 1.7 per cent in 2014

Olli Rehn says the European economy has reach a “turning point”, but it is too early to declare victory.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We hope to ease the enormous pressure placed on mortgage holders Opinion

Column: We hope to ease the enormous pressure placed on mortgage holders

A new initiative spearheaded by the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation aims to help these borrowers and others who are reluctant to engage with the banks, writes Dr Constantin Gurdgiev.

# economy - Sunday 3 November, 2013

From Business ETC 14 famous business books summarised for your reading list Quick Reads

# economy - Friday 1 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Consumer confidence is at the highest level since June 2007 Consumer Sentiment

Consumer confidence is at the highest level since June 2007

The KBC/ESRI consumer confidence survey rose again in October.

# economy - Thursday 31 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Backbench TDs to meet the Troika for the first time today Troika

Backbench TDs to meet the Troika for the first time today

In a break with previous protocol, Troika officials will meet with non-cabinet TDs.

From TheJournal.ie How much is the Universal Social Charge going to make in 2014? Universal Social Charge

# economy - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From Business ETC Property prices rise again, that’s five months in a row now Property Prices

Property prices rise again, that’s five months in a row now

Residential property prices at a national level, increased by 3.6 per cent in September but Dublin accounted for practically the entire increase.

From TheJournal.ie Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of ‘red line issues’ Labour Party

Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of ‘red line issues’

O’Grady said the people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones the party fights to protect.

# economy - Monday 28 October, 2013

From Business ETC Fewer Irish companies failing – report Economy

Fewer Irish companies failing – report

Analysts say that the falling number of insolvencies and increase in business creation is a positive sign for the economy.

From Business ETC ‘Irish-ness’ hugely important for success of businesses Networking

‘Irish-ness’ hugely important for success of businesses

Survey from Irish International Business Network shows that companies with a strong Irish identity appeal most to potential clients.

From Business ETC Brazilian students being sold on Ireland as study hub Study Buddies

Brazilian students being sold on Ireland as study hub

Over 1,200 students came to study here from Brazil this year, as Department of Education and Skills expands links between Brazilian and Irish colleges.

# economy - Sunday 27 October, 2013

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes Column

Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes

Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.

# economy - Saturday 26 October, 2013

From Business ETC Do we need a junior minister for rural development? Economy This post contains a poll

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?

RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?

From Business ETC Council wants to know if you like their plan for Grafton Street Civic Space This post contains images

Council wants to know if you like their plan for Grafton Street

The whole area is to undergo a revamp and improvement – Dublin City Council have published their vision for it.

# economy - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: ‘I wish this government hadn’t come in when our economy was broken’ Budget 2014

Howlin: ‘I wish this government hadn’t come in when our economy was broken’

Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.

# economy - Sunday 20 October, 2013

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness Column

Damien Kiberd: Health is not just Angola, it’s the original Heart of Darkness

What’s to become of the very sick who can’t afford insurance cover and who don’t qualify for medical cards? Does anyone – including Reilly – know?

# economy - Friday 18 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Maths Week puzzles: The Answers All Adds Up

Maths Week puzzles: The Answers

Each morning this week we’ve been tickling your brains with numerical teasers – here are the answers you’ve been waiting for.

From TheJournal.ie Maths Week: Friday’s puzzle of the day All Adds Up

Maths Week: Friday’s puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

# economy - Thursday 17 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Maths Week: Thursday’s puzzle of the day All Adds Up

Maths Week: Thursday’s puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

# economy - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie How the World Reacted: Budget 2014 Budget2014

How the World Reacted: Budget 2014

What’s the rest of the world saying about us?

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened Budget 2014

Budget 2014 liveblog: As it happened

TheJournal.ie’s liveblog guided you through the Budget Day announcement – and let you know how it will affect YOU.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Emigration is not all a sob story – it also has major benefits Opinion

Column: Emigration is not all a sob story – it also has major benefits

While emigration can be sad, living abroad also exposes a person to new cultural challenges that can benefit them both as a person and as an employee, writes Amy Bracken.

From TheJournal.ie Maths Week: Tuesday’s puzzle of the day All Adds Up This post contains a poll

Maths Week: Tuesday’s puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

# economy - Monday 14 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie IMF boss warns US default could trigger worldwide recession Shutdown

IMF boss warns US default could trigger worldwide recession

The US has until Thursday to raise its debt ceiling or face defaulting for the first time in its history.

From TheJournal.ie This is how much cancer cost the EU in one year… Healthcare

This is how much cancer cost the EU in one year…

A major research project into the economic burden of cancer has thrown up some shocking numbers.

# economy - Saturday 12 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Noonan on Budget 2014: ‘You’ll be astounded at all the good news I’ll be announcing’ Fine Gael Conference

Noonan on Budget 2014: ‘You’ll be astounded at all the good news I’ll be announcing’

The Finance Minister has told delegates at the Fine Gael national conference that the Budget on Tuesday is going to “reasonably tough”.

From TheJournal.ie Budget 2014: What could be this year’s Wine Tax Factor? Crisps With Notions

Budget 2014: What could be this year’s Wine Tax Factor?

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

From Business ETC ‘Fear of maths’ affecting careers and the economy Doesn't Add Up

‘Fear of maths’ affecting careers and the economy

Director of Maths Week says numeracy skills are vital – and not just for jobs.

# economy - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

From Business ETC Column: Having a home is a basic need that’s slipping beyond people’s reach Opinion

Column: Having a home is a basic need that’s slipping beyond people’s reach

A fresh and compassionate approach is needed for Budget 2014 to help thousands of families who are in danger of losing their homes, writes SR Stanislaus Kennedy.

# economy - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Austerity economics have us locked in Permaslump

“Families want to exit their own micro-bailouts too,” writes new TheJournal.ie columnist Damien Kiberd.

From Business ETC Exports to lead “solid and sustainable” growth – forecast Economy

Exports to lead “solid and sustainable” growth – forecast

A growth in trading with China, Mexico and Argentina will be among the keys to the country’s economic recovery, says a new forecast.

# economy - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Noonan wants Budget to give “markets confidence” Economy

Noonan wants Budget to give “markets confidence”

With the country required to cut the national deficit to 5.1 per cent of GDP, Michael Noonan says that it is “important to be beat that target”.

# economy - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From Business ETC Examiner placed to Carl Scarpa clothing stores Carl Scarpa

Examiner placed to Carl Scarpa clothing stores

Carl Scarpa operates 17 stores across the island of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of travel bloggers descending on Ireland Tbex

Hundreds of travel bloggers descending on Ireland

Fáilte Ireland promoting Ireland to digital influencers through international conference being held here.