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Ireland’s minimum wage is second-highest in the European Union

1st March 2021

Ireland has the second-highest minimum wage across the EU, at €1,724 per month, according to Eurofound. Luxembourg has the highest, at €2,202, the Dublin-based EU agency said in a new survey. Ireland’s minimum wage was raised to €10.20 an hour from January this year for people aged 20 and over. The rate here is recommended […]

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Ireland’s minimum wage is second-highest in the European Union

1st March 2021

Ireland has the second-highest minimum wage across the EU, at €1,724 per month, according to Eurofound. Luxembourg has the highest, at €2,202, the Dublin-based EU agency said in a new survey. Ireland’s minimum wage was raised to €10.20 an hour from January this year for people aged 20 and over. The rate here is recommended […]

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How ordinary savers can avoid the negative interest bullet

1st March 2021

The notion that ordinary savers could be charged to leave their savings in a bank has alarmed many — yet this is exactly what would happen if customers are hit with negative interest rates. There are growing concerns that personal customers could be hit with negative interest rates later this year. The upcoming withdrawal of […]

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How ordinary savers can avoid the negative interest bullet

1st March 2021

The notion that ordinary savers could be charged to leave their savings in a bank has alarmed many — yet this is exactly what would happen if customers are hit with negative interest rates. There are growing concerns that personal customers could be hit with negative interest rates later this year. The upcoming withdrawal of […]

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Retailers affected by the pandemic negotiate rental discounts of up to 20pc

1st March 2021

Retailers are negotiating rental discounts of up to 20pc in many cases, as they continue to be affected by Covid-19 restrictions. More substantial discounts are being achieved by shops negotiating new lettings in certain locations, according to agents CBRE in its latest bimonthly market report. “This is creating opportunities for those retailers that are in […]

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Retailers affected by the pandemic negotiate rental discounts of up to 20pc

1st March 2021

Retailers are negotiating rental discounts of up to 20pc in many cases, as they continue to be affected by Covid-19 restrictions. More substantial discounts are being achieved by shops negotiating new lettings in certain locations, according to agents CBRE in its latest bimonthly market report. “This is creating opportunities for those retailers that are in […]

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Major reset of EU-UK relations being considered by EU

26th February 2021

Senior EU figures are contemplating a major reset in relations with the UK that would coincide with the formal ratification of the free trade agreement at the end of April, RTÉ News has learned. The idea would be for both sides to work towards a package of solutions around the outstanding issues of the Northern […]

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Major reset of EU-UK relations being considered by EU

26th February 2021

Senior EU figures are contemplating a major reset in relations with the UK that would coincide with the formal ratification of the free trade agreement at the end of April, RTÉ News has learned. The idea would be for both sides to work towards a package of solutions around the outstanding issues of the Northern […]

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Mortgage approvals fell 16% in January

26th February 2021

The number of mortgages approved in January fell by 16% compared to the previous month, according to figures published by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. A total of 3,355 mortgages were approved last month, a decline on the December figure, but a 2.8% increase on the same period last year. Breakdown of approvals Approvals […]

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Youth unemployment worsening, according to CSO figures

26th February 2021

Today’s Labour Force Survey figures confirm that the crisis in youth unemployment is worsening.   The number of people aged 15-24 in employment fell from 264,000 at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, to 226,600 at the end of 2020 – a decrease of over 14%. CSO statistician Jim Dalton said this was […]

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