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New parental leave regulations coming into effect in September

New parental leave regulations coming into effect in September New parental leave regulations will come into effect on September 1. Employees will be entitled to 22 weeks unpaid parental leave which is an additional 4 weeks on current entitlements. This will then increase a further 4 weeks to 26 weeks from 1 September 2020. The… Read more »

Businesses say Ireland is running out of warehousing space amid Brexit fears

Businesses say Ireland is running out of warehousing space amid Brexit fears Groups representing businesses have said Ireland is running out of warehousing space as retailers and manufacturers rush to stockpile amid growing fears of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. New figures from Savills Estate Agents show warehouses in Dublin have reached over 96%… Read more »

European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures

European bond yields fall as markets anticipate fresh ECB stimulus measures Government bond yields in the euro area are hovering near record lows, reflecting heightened expectations for European Central Bank easing soon and concern about global recession risks. Ten-year bond yields in Germany and Italy were poised to record their biggest weekly falls since mid-2018,… Read more »

4,920 new homes built between April and June – CSO

4,920 new homes built between April and June – CSO There were 4,920 new homes completed between April and June, according to the CSO, an 11.8% increase year-on-year. More than half of those – 2,834 – were part of a scheme, which is classified as a development of two or more houses. That figure is… Read more »

July was the busiest month ever at Dublin Airport

July was the busiest month ever at Dublin Airport Almost 3.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in July, making it the busiest month in the airport’s 79-year history. Passenger numbers increased by 4% compared to the same month last year as the airport welcomed an average of more than 110,000 passengers per day during… Read more »

Consumer price growth slows in July – CSO

Consumer price growth slows in July – CSO Consumer prices rose by 0.5% in July compared to the same month of 2018, according to the Central Statistics Office. That represents a significant slowdown in the pace of inflation, which stood at 1.1% in the year to June and 1.7% in April. In the year to… Read more »