Mr Mcquaid

28 results

The number of people classified as out of work in the Irish economy is predicted to fall below 100,000 next year, less than a third of what it was at (...)

Retail sales fell by 0.5 per cent in October but were still up by 3 per cent in annual terms. Excluding motor trades, sales were down 2.1 per cent in (...)

Transport prices, including air fares, petrol and diesel, fell 0.6%. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Decreases in the cost of hotel accommodation and airfares saw headline inflation in the Irish economy fall to 0.7 per cent in October. This was margin(...)

The jobless rate is nearly three percentage points below the current euro zone average of 7. 5 per cent

The number of unemployed people fell by nearly 26,000 in the year to July, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show. The unemploymen(...)

 Department of Public Expenditure and Reform secretary general Robert Watt; Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe; and John McCarthy, the department’s chief economist at the launch of the Government’s Summer Economic Statement. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Economists here broadly agree that a reversal of some sort for the Irish economy is inevitable but differ on what might cause it or how severe it is l(...)

Fixed-rate mortgages  increased over the fourth quarter of last year, with new drawdowns exceeding repayments by €1.8bn

New mortgage lending in the Republic rose by €1 billion to nearly €9 billion last year, according to the Central Bank. This was the largest annual inc(...)

The annual rate of growth was down from 3.2 per cent in December and the lowest annual rate recorded since March last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Retail sales volumes grew at their weakest level in nearly a year in January amid concern consumers may be tightening their belts ahead of a global sl(...)

In Ireland, workers add an average of $99.50 (€87) to the value of the economy every hour they work, according to the OECD. Photograph: Suzie Howell/New York Times

Irish workers are now officially the most productive in the world, adding an average of $99.50 (€87) to the value of the economy every hour they work,(...)

January is typically the biggest month of the year for VAT as it reflects the busy November-December shopping period.

VAT receipts jumped to a record €2.7 billion in January as strong pre-Christmas sales boosted the Government’s tax take for the month. The latest exc(...)

 Shoppers in Arnotts on the first day of the store’s Christmas sale. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retail sales fell in December, the busiest shopping period of year, according to the latest official numbers. They indicate that seasonally adjusted (...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • Next
  • Last »