Consumer confidence steady, but business sentiment slips in September

Bank of Ireland said its latest Economic Pulse suggests that households and firms have taken the Government’s latest re-opening roadmap in their stride. The bank said that with much of the economy already back operating and the public health situation under control, the consumer and business mood was little changed on the month. Its headline […]

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Asking prices for homes rose 9% in third quarter, but rate eases

Asking prices for homes in the third quarter were up 9% across the country compared to the same period last year, according to two separate reports by property websites myhome.ie and daft.ie. It compares to a rate of 13% in the second quarter of the year, suggesting the rate of increase is moderating. “The latest […]

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Bank of Ireland’s CFO to step down, lender blames pay cap

 Bank of Ireland has blamed state-imposed curbs on bankers’ pay and bonuses for the announcement that its chief financial officer Myles O’Grady would leave the bank for a role outside the financial sector. Mr O’Grady is expected to leave Bank of Ireland in March 2022 and a process to appoint his successor will now start. […]

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Almost €1.2 billion worth of mortgages approved in August – BPFI

New figures from Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show that mortgage approvals fell by 9.2% in August following a record high in July. But mortgage approvals continued to show growth on an annual basis, rising by 18% in August compared to the same month last year. Banking and Payments Federation Ireland said that a total […]

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Tánaiste confident of pension, tax and welfare packages in Budget 2022

The Tánaiste has told business leaders that he is confident that the Government is in a position to include a pension, welfare and personal income tax package in next month’s Budget and needs to. Leo Varadkar also said that index linking income tax credits and bands is in the Programme for Government and that to […]

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Tánaiste signals increase in minimum wage in coming year

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has told the Dáil that there will be an increase in the minimum wage in the coming year. Mr Varadkar said there would be pay increases in most parts of the economy and that was why indexation of tax bands was required. He said these are not tax cuts and just ensured […]

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British Irish Chamber calls for ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to reboot UK-Ireland economic relationship

The British-Irish Chamber of Commerce has called for the establishment of a “Shared Island Fund” to help boost the economic relationship between Ireland and the UK post-Brexit. In its pre-budget submission, the Chamber said the fund could help traders and encourage research partnerships. It also called for targeted supports for agri-food firms, and the expansion […]

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British Irish Chamber calls for ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to reboot UK-Ireland economic relationship

The British-Irish Chamber of Commerce has called for the establishment of a “Shared Island Fund” to help boost the economic relationship between Ireland and the UK post-Brexit. In its pre-budget submission, the Chamber said the fund could help traders and encourage research partnerships. It also called for targeted supports for agri-food firms, and the expansion […]

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One third of business leaders say Covid has changed required skills sets

Nearly a third of business leaders say the requisite skills and experience on the board of their organisation have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according to the latest Director Sentiment Monitor research, published by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland today. The monitor also found that business leaders identify increased demand over […]

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One third of business leaders say Covid has changed required skills sets

Nearly a third of business leaders say the requisite skills and experience on the board of their organisation have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is according to the latest Director Sentiment Monitor research, published by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland today. The monitor also found that business leaders identify increased demand over […]

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