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Need for focus on reducing deficit post-pandemic – Donohoe

5th March 2021

The Minister for Finance has warned that it is dangerous for a small economy that cannot print its own currency to think that “deficits don’t matter” when evaluating policy options in the future. Addressing an Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) event, Paschal Donohoe said, in order to keeping the interest bill on the national […]

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Martin says need to move away from supports once Covid under control

5th March 2021

The Taoiseach has said that as the Covid-19 pandemic is brought under control there will be a need to move away from the extensive and wide-ranging emergency supports put in place by the Government to help businesses and workers.  However, Micheál Martin said the changes would be phased, in line with the public health advice, […]

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EU Parliament declines to set EU-UK trade deal vote

5th March 2021

The European Parliament has postponed a decision on ratifying the EU-UK free trade agreement in protest at the UK’s unilateral move on how the Northern Ireland Protocol should be implemented. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was concluded by the EU and UK on 24 December, but it has only been applied provisionally because of […]

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EU Parliament declines to set EU-UK trade deal vote

5th March 2021

The European Parliament has postponed a decision on ratifying the EU-UK free trade agreement in protest at the UK’s unilateral move on how the Northern Ireland Protocol should be implemented. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was concluded by the EU and UK on 24 December, but it has only been applied provisionally because of […]

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Covid-19 unemployment rate dips to 24.8% in February

4th March 2021

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the unemployment rate, including those receiving temporary Covid-19 jobless benefit, fell slightly to 24.8% in February from 25.1% in January.  The CSO said the Covid-19 crisis continued to have a significant impact on the labour market here last month. But it added that the “true” jobless […]

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Covid-19 unemployment rate dips to 24.8% in February

4th March 2021

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the unemployment rate, including those receiving temporary Covid-19 jobless benefit, fell slightly to 24.8% in February from 25.1% in January.  The CSO said the Covid-19 crisis continued to have a significant impact on the labour market here last month. But it added that the “true” jobless […]

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Permanent TSB talks over Ulster Bank have been positive says CEO

4th March 2021

The chief executive of Permanent TSB has described its discussions with Ulster Bank parent NatWest on the possible purchase of parts of the business as positive. Speaking on Morning Ireland, Eamonn Crowley confirmed the talks included a possible deal on mortgages, as well as the micro-SME aspects of the business. Asked about branches forming part of […]

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Permanent TSB talks over Ulster Bank have been positive says CEO

4th March 2021

The chief executive of Permanent TSB has described its discussions with Ulster Bank parent NatWest on the possible purchase of parts of the business as positive. Speaking on Morning Ireland, Eamonn Crowley confirmed the talks included a possible deal on mortgages, as well as the micro-SME aspects of the business. Asked about branches forming part of […]

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EU negotiating with partner it cannot trust – Coveney

4th March 2021

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said the EU is negotiating with a partner it simply cannot trust following yesterday’s move by the British government to unilaterally change how the Northern Ireland Protocol is implemented.  Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Simon Coveney said the difficulty is that the British government has changed its approach.  He said said progress was […]

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EU negotiating with partner it cannot trust – Coveney

4th March 2021

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said the EU is negotiating with a partner it simply cannot trust following yesterday’s move by the British government to unilaterally change how the Northern Ireland Protocol is implemented.  Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Simon Coveney said the difficulty is that the British government has changed its approach.  He said said progress was […]

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