Fergal O’Brien, Ibec’s head of policy and chief economist said, “Ireland’s economic recovery is set to continue; more importantly it’s becoming more broad-based

Says the economy will expand by 3.1 per cent this year and nearly 4 per cent next year

The ESRI estimated that the total number of mortgage loans in negative equity peaked at 314,000 in late 2012

ESRI research suggests households benefiting from recent surge in property prices

The figures indicated gross household saving decreased by €982 million to €2.6 billion during the same period. Photographer: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg

Latest CSO figures show disposable income of households fell by €1.1 billion in first quarter

Signs outside the Social Welfare Office on Bishop Street, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Latest CSO figures show number of claimants on Live Register dropped by 3,400 in July

 Vodafone received no relief from tough market conditions in the first quarter, with a slowdown in Spain and South Africa. Photo: Bloomberg

Ireland’s biggest mobile operator sees Irish mobile subscribers fall by 34,000 in second quarter

Joachim Pfeiffer: said of Ireland “there were bubbles in the real estate sector, there were bubbles in the banking sector and all of this was home-made”.Photograph: Maxwell’s

Economics spokesman for Merkel’s party says ESM is ‘only for an emergency’

IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard: “Advanced economies are still confronted with high levels of public and private debt, which act as brakes on the recovery.”  Photograph: EPA/Alex Cruz

Fund reflects world rattled by geopolitical risks that have arisen since April

Castleforbes House , Mayor street , Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

Report suggests high rate of return confirms market recovery ‘now firmly established’

Up to 10,000 mortgages are now controlled by unregulated financial entities

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