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Household deposits see biggest quarterly increase since 2008

Household deposits see biggest quarterly increase since 2008 Household deposits grew by €1.8 billion, or 1.8%, over the first quarter of 2019, new figures from the Central Bank show today. The Central Bank said this marked the largest quarterly increase in household deposits since the fourth quarter of 2008 and comes despite the low interest… Read more »

Broadcasting regulator retains cap on radio ownership

Broadcasting regulator retains cap on radio ownership A cap on the ownership of commercial radio stations has been maintained by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, despite calls from some stakeholders for its removal. The BAI today published its revised policy on the ownership and control of Ireland’s broadcasters. This sets out the criteria considered as… Read more »

Extra security steps coming to online shopping and banking

Extra security steps coming to online shopping and banking Consumers are being encouraged to familiarise themselves with upcoming changes to their online shopping and banking. New European Union regulations come into full force on 14 September, which will see additional security measures required for electronic transactions. That could, for example, involve an additional step for… Read more »

Residential property price growth slows to 3.1% in April

Residential property price growth slows to 3.1% in April New figures show that Dublin residential property prices grew again at a slower pace in April than the rest of the country. The latest residential property price figures from the Central Statistics Office show that prices nationwide rose by 3.1% in April compared to the same… Read more »

Ireland has spent €86.8m on carbon credits to meet emissions targets

Ireland has spent €86.8m on carbon credits to meet emissions targets Ireland’s approach to reducing carbon emissions is a “charade” that is costing millions annually as it is buying carbon credits from other countries to “pretend we are coming in under target”, according to the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee. Seán Fleming said it… Read more »

Rate of inflation falls to 1% in May – CSO

Rate of inflation falls to 1% in May – CSO The annual rate of inflation eased to 1% in May from the seven year high of 1.7% hit in April, new figures show today. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office figures show that consumer prices fell by 0.1% on a monthly basis in… Read more »

Bill to ban employers from using tips for workers’ pay

Bill to ban employers from using tips for workers’ pay The Government is preparing legislation that would ban employers in the service industry from using tips to help pay workers’ wages and require businesses to display their policies on tipping. It follows criticism of some businesses that were not allowing staff to take home the… Read more »

Ireland will be worst-hit by US tariffs, says IMF

Ireland will be worst-hit by US tariffs, says IMF The Irish economy will be hit three times harder than Germany and worse than any other developed nation if the US imposes a blanket trade tariff, the IMF has warned. A new study from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) put Ireland top of a list of… Read more »