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  • 'Ireland failed you' - President hosts Magdalene Survivors
  • President Higgins marvels around Joycean Zurich
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  • Businesswoman Niamh Byrne meets the President of Ireland
  • Ireland falls in FDI ranking as Paris gains to London's cost
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  • Former Irish prime minister 'appalled' at state of British politics
  • Irish PM: 'It's a momentous day for Ireland'
  • Irish Catholic hospitals 'will have to perform abortions'
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  • Brexit: Irish PM disappointed by UK delay on white paper
  • Ireland urgently needs better data on our economic growth
  • Northern Ireland economic growth buoyed by thriving export market
  • Ireland to pay more into EU budget after Brexit
  • IDA chief warns that Trump's tax cuts will hurt investment from US
  • Ireland leads call for economic break from oil
  • St Vincent de Paul finding shows a third of Ireland's population living ...
  • OECD says Ireland's economy may be overheating: should we be ...
  • Rents up 7% on this time last year but pace of growth is slowing
  • Ireland wins over 40 Brexit-related investments since 2016, IDA ...
  • IDA chief warns that Trump's tax cuts will hurt investment from US
  • Manufacturers investing £3.7m in bid to drive export sales
  • Irish Governmental Agency for Foreign Investment Leads Blockchain ...
  • Oath Launches EMEA HQ in Dublin & Announces Ambitious Plans ...
  • Bank of Ireland eyes loan growth and cost cuts in long-awaited plan
  • Ireland wins over 40 Brexit-related investments since 2016, IDA ...
  • IDA chief warns that Trump's tax cuts will hurt investment from US
  • Manufacturers investing £3.7m in bid to drive export sales
  • St Vincent de Paul finding shows a third of Ireland's population living ...
  • New homes in Killarney 'should be built in unused gardens'
  • Revealed: The county that leads the way for most personal injuries ...
  • Oath Launches EMEA HQ in Dublin & Announces Ambitious Plans ...
  • Musgrave eyes 'Ireland 2040' blueprint to boost growth
  • Where's the plan to provide 20 new homes per acre in Dublin?
  • Details of €4 billion Project Ireland funds announced
  • Ireland Exports its Leprechaun
  • 'We need the Chinese market just to maintain current cattle prices ...
  • Eurotunnel and EY Present EU Commission With a New Study on ...
  • Channel Tunnel facilitates almost €140 billion of trade
  • Enterprise Ireland targets 50pc growth in Irish exports to Asia Pacific
  • Investment 'critical' in protecting Ireland's exports and jobs after Brexit
  • Northern Ireland's export trade sees increase
  • Ireland's outsized economic growth skewed by multinationals
  • 800000 Irish people are poor. The budget can change that
  • Smokers and those with a sweet tooth the big losers of Ireland's ...
  • Northern Ireland budget doesn't address public sector problems
  • Budget 2018: Income tax and USC changes worth less than €10 for ...
  • A tale of two budgets
  • Northern Ireland budget gets £650m boost from UK
  • Northern Ireland budget must not be set by one party, says SDLP ...
  • Fiscal watchdog to warn about overheating the economy
  • Recovery of housing market not (yet) cause for concern – Moody's
  • Ireland stays clear of Italy crisis, NTMA's Conor O'Kelly says
  • Economy is not yet overheating, says fiscal advisory body
  • Ireland's national debt rose to €198bn last year
  • Ireland's debt still over €200bn despite fall in borrowing
  • Ireland raises 4 billion euros in new 10-year debt
  • Ireland to repay €5.5 billion of bailout loans early to IMF, Denmark ...

    Ireland Leaders


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  • APM had an audience with former Irish President, Dr. Mary ...
  • "Ireland failed you" - President Higgins speaks to Magdalene ...
  • President Higgins marvels around Joycean Zurich

    Speaker of Parliament


  • DUP to back Theresa May over Brexit amendments
  • Ukrainian parliament speaker calls on French business not to ...
  • Northern Ireland abortion law debate backed by MPs

    Prime Minister


  • Former Irish prime minister 'appalled' at state of British politics
  • Irish PM: 'It's a momentous day for Ireland'
  • Irish Catholic hospitals 'will have to perform abortions'

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Nicos Christodoulides met with the Deputy Prime Minister and ...
  • Ireland to Open Embassy in Rabat for the First Time
  • Ireland to open 7 new embassies, consulates general starting from ...

    Minister of Economy


  • Hayes: EU finance minister idea a 'crazy proposal'
  • Yanis Varoufakis: Ireland a tax haven 'free-riding' on Europe
  • Fiscal watchdog to warn about overheating the economy

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Call made for agri research proposals under 7 priority areas
  • Ireland to pay more into EU budget after Brexit
  • Work permits announced for agriculture workers from outside the EU ...

    Minister of Culture


  • Gerry Kelly urges unionists to 'reciprocate' after shaking Charles' hand
  • Government names seven new diplomatic missions
  • National Library launches policy on diversity and inclusion

    Minister of Defense


  • Women This Week: A Ministerial Majority
  • No sign of ceasefire as Israel pounds Hamas sites amid ongoing fire ...
  • Ireland overwhelmingly votes to repeal abortion ban

    Minister of Education


  • Result of sex education deficit seen daily in pregnancy counselling ...
  • Government announces €8m funding for apprenticeships
  • 'Professor Coolahan was a giant of education' – Minister Bruton

    Minister of Energy


  • Ireland leads call for economic break from oil
  • Ireland to Open Embassy in Rabat for the First Time
  • Energy enigma: EU must become 'as self-sufficient as possible'

    Minister of Finance


  • Hayes: EU finance minister idea a 'crazy proposal'
  • Yanis Varoufakis: Ireland a tax haven 'free-riding' on Europe
  • Ireland is the world's biggest corporate 'tax haven', say academics

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Nicos Christodoulides met with the Deputy Prime Minister and ...
  • Government names seven new diplomatic missions
  • Britain negotiating with itself causing problems, says Coveney

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Britain negotiating with itself causing problems, says Coveney
  • Back-up plans for hard Brexit under way
  • Ruth Dudley Edwards: Whether naive, or arrogant, Varadkar and ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Referendum on removal of blasphemy offence to take place in October
  • Minister to outline 'options' in deportation case to daughters and ...
  • Justice Minister to propose referendum on blasphemy laws

    Minister of Health


  • Irish women affected by cervical screening scandal to get immediate ...
  • Simon Harris: 'I threw everything at this,' says Minister for Health
  • Stormont collapse 'should not affect health system reform project'

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Brexit: MPs assured there'll be no physical checkpoints at Irish border
  • Government denies border checkpoint preparations
  • Theresa May sinks Boris Johnson's Brexit bridge between Scotland ...

    Minister of Sports


  • STATS and eBecs announce up to 250 new Irish jobs
  • STATS Unveils New Office and European Headquarters in Limerick ...
  • Sport Ireland Publishes 2017 SPEAK Report

    Director of State Security Service


  • State agencies refuse to disclose details of foreign intelligence sharing
  • Rihanna tries to stop High Court case over 'malicious' email about ...
  • Department of Justice spent nearly €1m on consultancy reports

    Chairman National Bank


  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to August 1
  • DCU team are crowned champions
  • Ireland to pay more into EU budget after Brexit

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • New Paradigm for EU-UN Science Collaboration in Implementation ...
  • Australian-Born Wife of Irish Ambassador Is Citizen of the World
  • UN Guterres Told South Africa FM He Is Not G8 But Only Invited To ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • George HW Bush first ex-president to turn 94
  • Chamisa appoints presidential election agent and spokesman
  • Macron chief of staff faces corruption inquiry

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Media firm's proposal 'novel and without precedent'
  • From the Kathmandu Press: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Social media ban on referendum advertising 'quite telling ...

    Opposition


  • Norway 1-0 Republic of Ireland Recap: Colin Bell's sides' World Cup ...
  • Ireland to pay more into EU budget after Brexit
  • Tadhg Beirne must come into the reckoning for Ireland in Melbourne

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Charitable giving in the US tops $400 billion for the first time - more ...
  • Ireland's defence spending is lowest in Europe at 0.3% of GDP
  • How Brexit could affect the Irish economy and possible solutions
  • Fiscal watchdog to warn about overheating the economy
  • Ireland to pay more into EU budget after Brexit
  • Stock market crash biggest insurance risk to Dublin economy
  • Ireland is most vulnerable nation in a global trade war, report shows
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    Investment

  • Ireland wins over 40 Brexit-related investments since 2016, IDA ...
  • IDA chief warns that Trump's tax cuts will hurt investment from US
  • Manufacturers investing £3.7m in bid to drive export sales
  • Irish Governmental Agency for Foreign Investment Leads Blockchain ...
  • Oath Launches EMEA HQ in Dublin & Announces Ambitious Plans ...
  • Bank of Ireland eyes loan growth and cost cuts in long-awaited plan
  • Ireland wins over 40 Brexit-related investments since 2016, IDA ...
  • IDA chief warns that Trump's tax cuts will hurt investment from US
  • Manufacturers investing £3.7m in bid to drive export sales
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    Demographics

  • St Vincent de Paul finding shows a third of Ireland's population living ...
  • New homes in Killarney 'should be built in unused gardens'
  • Revealed: The county that leads the way for most personal injuries ...
  • Oath Launches EMEA HQ in Dublin & Announces Ambitious Plans ...
  • Musgrave eyes 'Ireland 2040' blueprint to boost growth
  • Where's the plan to provide 20 new homes per acre in Dublin?
  • Details of €4 billion Project Ireland funds announced
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    Export/Import

  • Ireland Exports its Leprechaun
  • 'We need the Chinese market just to maintain current cattle prices ...
  • Eurotunnel and EY Present EU Commission With a New Study on ...
  • Channel Tunnel facilitates almost €140 billion of trade
  • Enterprise Ireland targets 50pc growth in Irish exports to Asia Pacific
  • Investment 'critical' in protecting Ireland's exports and jobs after Brexit
  • Northern Ireland's export trade sees increase
  • Ireland's outsized economic growth skewed by multinationals
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    Public Spending

  • 800000 Irish people are poor. The budget can change that
  • Smokers and those with a sweet tooth the big losers of Ireland's ...
  • Northern Ireland budget doesn't address public sector problems
  • Budget 2018: Income tax and USC changes worth less than €10 for ...
  • A tale of two budgets
  • Northern Ireland budget gets £650m boost from UK
  • Northern Ireland budget must not be set by one party, says SDLP ...
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    Public Debt

  • Fiscal watchdog to warn about overheating the economy
  • Recovery of housing market not (yet) cause for concern – Moody's
  • Ireland stays clear of Italy crisis, NTMA's Conor O'Kelly says
  • Economy is not yet overheating, says fiscal advisory body
  • Ireland's national debt rose to €198bn last year
  • Ireland's debt still over €200bn despite fall in borrowing
  • Ireland raises 4 billion euros in new 10-year debt
  • Ireland to repay €5.5 billion of bailout loans early to IMF, Denmark ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-08-01IEInvestec Manufacturing PMI JUL5700
    2018-07-31IEUnemployment Rate JUL5.90%00
    2018-07-27IERetail Sales MoM JUN0.50%00
    2018-07-27IERetail Sales YoY JUN3.70%00
    2018-07-20IEWholesale Prices MoM JUN00
    2018-07-20IEWholesale Prices YoY JUN1.20%00
    2018-07-16IEBalance of Trade MAY?3.7B00
    2018-07-14IECurrent Account Q1?14.9B?4.7B00
    2018-07-14IEGDP Growth Rate QoQ Q13.20%-0.80%00
    2018-07-14IEGDP Growth Rate YoY Q18.40%6.50%00