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Residential property prices rise by 10.4% in the year to July

In the year to July, residential property prices at national level increased by 10.4%. This compares with an increase of 11.9% in the year to June and an increase of 11.6% in the twelve months to July 2017. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 7.2% in the year to July. Dublin house prices increased […]

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Ireland Consumer Confidence increased to 107.6

Ireland Consumer Confidence was reported at 107.6 in July from 102.1 in the previous period. It was expected at 101.5. Consumer Confidence in Ireland increased to 107.60 Index Points in July from 102.10 Index Points in June of 2018. Consumer Confidence in Ireland averaged 87.92 Index Points from 1996 until 2018, reaching an all time […]

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Monthly unemployment rate of 5.9% April 2018

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2018 was 5.9%, down 0.1% from the revised rate of 6.0% in March 2018 and down from 6.8% in April 2017. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 140,300 in April 2018, down from 143,500 when compared to the March 2018 figure and a decrease of 16,700 when […]

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Residential property prices rise by 13.0% in the year to February

In the year to February, residential property prices at national level increased by 13.0%. This compares with an increase of 12.0% in the year to January and an increase of 9.7% in the twelve months to February 2017. In Dublin, residential property prices increased by 12.7% in the year to February. Dublin house prices increased […]

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Ireland is fastest growing economy in EU fourth year in a row

The economy grew by 7.8% of GDP last year, according to preliminary estimates from the Central Statistics Office, making it the European Union’s fastest-growing economy for the fourth year in a row. Measured by GNP, the economy grew by 6.6% in 2017, the CSO said. The CSO said that Modified Domestic Demand – a new […]

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Retail Sales volume decreased by 0.6% in January 2018

Seasonally adjusted, the volume of retail sales decreased by 0.6% in the month of January, with an annual increase of 1.3%. If Motor Trades are excluded, there was an increase of 1.1% in the volume of retail sales in January 2018 when compared with December 2017 and there was an increase of 5.7% in the annual […]

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Ireland is world’s eighth-most ‘inclusive’ advanced economy

Ireland is the world’s eighth-most “inclusive” advanced economy, based on a measure from the World Economic Forum (WEF), which looks beyond economic growth data to examine living standards, environmental sustainability and protection of future generations from indebtedness. The ranking marks an improvement on Ireland’s 12th place among 29 advanced economies in a previous report published […]

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UK retail sales slide in December after Black Friday boost

UK retail sales slid 1.5% in December from the previous month after consumers had brought forward their Christmas shopping, official data showed today. Retail sales in the UK had jumped by 1% in November, boosted by Black Friday price reductions, the Office for National Statistics said. Sales though climbed 1.4% in December compared with one […]

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Monthly unemployment rate of 6.2% December 2017

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2017 was 6.2%, down from the revised rate of 6.4% in November 2017 and down from 7.5% in December 2016. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 146,700 in December 2017, down from 149,900 when compared to the November 2017 figure and a decrease of 26,900 when compared […]

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Irish shoppers spent an extra €90m on groceries over the festive period

It is estimated that Irish shoppers spent an extra €90m on groceries over the festive period, according to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017. Among the retailers, Dunnes Stores remained the top Irish supermarket. The grocer captured a market share […]