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    Minister of Finance


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    Minister of Infrastructure


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    Minister of Sports


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    Chairman of Supreme Court


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  • Irish GDP Growth Projections Downgraded Following Impressive 2018
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    Investment

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    Demographics

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  • Growth in Northern Ireland's older population putting pressure on ...
  • Letter to the Editor: Population overload is choking our countryside
  • A perfect storm of problems is brewing
  • Full text of Paschal Donohoe's Budget 2020 speech
  • Republic of Ireland has fifth largest number of super rich
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    Export/Import

  • CSO figures show huge increase in Ireland's exports in July
  • Irish BioPharmaChem industry now exports over €73bn per annum
  • From bikes to roast duck: The Irish businesses jumping at an ...
  • Five things to know about Northern Ireland
  • Richard Curran: 'Protests won't hold back changes hitting the beef ...
  • Value of Northern Ireland exports climbs 4.4% to hit record £9bn
  • Northern Ireland exports to North America up but number of firms ...
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    Public Spending

  • Ireland Budget Plans New Measures to Curb Tax Abuse (1)
  • TABLE-Ireland's macroeconomic forecasts for 2019-2024
  • Ireland's soaring corporation tax receipts cushion against a hard Brexit
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  • Ireland was a net contributor to the EU budget in 2018
  • Budget 2020 to hit workers and social welfare recipients hardest as ...
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    Public Debt

  • Ireland's national debt highest per head in Europe and could soar in ...
  • National debt could be forced to perilous levels by Brexit or global ...
  • James Joyce's final resting place
  • Ireland's debt: €44365 is owed by every man, woman and child in ...
  • Viral post has flawed understanding of EU debt
  • Ireland's national debt reached equivalent of €42500 per person in ...
  • Ireland's debt increased to €42500 for every person in the State last ...
  • Ireland's national debt highest per head in Europe and could soar in ...
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    Recent Econ Stats

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    2018-12-07Ireland Consumer Confidence NOV
    2018-12-07Ireland Construction Output YoY Q3
    2018-12-05Ireland Investec Services PMI NOV
    2018-12-05Ireland Industrial Production YoY OCT
    2018-12-04Ireland Unemployment Rate NOV
    2018-08-07Ireland Industrial Production YoY JUN
    2018-08-01Ireland Investec Manufacturing PMI JUL
    2018-07-31Ireland Unemployment Rate JUL
    2018-07-27Ireland Retail Sales MoM JUN
    2018-07-27Ireland Retail Sales YoY JUN
    2018-07-20Ireland Wholesale Prices MoM JUN
    2018-07-20Ireland Wholesale Prices YoY JUN
    2018-07-16Ireland Balance of Trade MAY
    2018-07-10Ireland Residential Property Prices MoM MAY
    2018-07-10Ireland Residential Property Prices YoY MAY
    2018-07-09Ireland Construction PMI JUN
    2018-06-28Ireland Current Account Q1
    2018-06-28Ireland GDP Growth Rate QoQ Q1
    2018-06-28Ireland GDP Growth Rate YoY Q1
    2018-06-13Ireland Residential Property Prices YoY APR
    2018-06-13Ireland Residential Property Prices MoM APR
    2018-06-11Ireland Construction PMI MAY
    2018-06-08Ireland Construction Output YoY Q1
    2018-05-28Ireland Retail Sales YoY APR
    2018-05-28Ireland Retail Sales MoM APR
    2018-05-22Ireland Wholesale Prices MoM APR
    2018-05-22Ireland Wholesale Prices YoY APR
    2018-05-15Ireland Balance of Trade MAR
    2018-05-14Ireland Construction PMI APR
    2018-05-11Ireland Industrial Production YoY MAR
    2018-05-10Ireland Inflation Rate MoM APR
    2018-05-10Ireland Harmonised Inflation Rate MoM APR
    2018-05-10Ireland Harmonised Inflation Rate YoY APR
    2018-05-10Ireland Inflation Rate YoY APR
    2018-05-09Ireland Residential Property Prices MoM MAR
    2018-05-09Ireland Residential Property Prices YoY MAR
    2018-05-03Ireland Investec Services PMI APR
    2018-05-02Ireland Consumer Confidence APR
    2018-05-01Ireland Investec Manufacturing PMI APR
    2018-05-01Ireland Unemployment Rate APR