“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new” – Albert Einstein The CSO published the government finances for 2013 and the figures show that the General Government Deficit continues to fall standing at 7.2% in 2013, an improvement on the 2012 position of €13.44bn (8.2% of GDP). The […]» Read More..
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realise they were the big things” – Robert Brault The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) expects economic growth in Ireland to remain strong in 2014 and 2015, with GNP (gross national product) of over 3.5% forecast in both years. However, […]» Read More..
Paul Mahon, President and CEO, Great-West Lifeco Inc., was a keynote speaker at a seminar hosted by European Movement Ireland as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, on the EU’s trade relations with North America. The seminar, held April 11, 2014 in Dublin, focused on the importance of bilateral free trade agreements currently under negotiation […]» Read More..
“Never be afraid to sit a while and think” – Lorraine Hansberry The Bord Gáis Energy Index rose 1% in March as a 6% month-on-month rise in Irish wholesale electricity prices was offset by falling oil (down 1% month-on-month) and wholesale UK gas prices (down 5% month-on-month). The index is up 41% since […]» Read More..
“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it. The more it begins to make sense” – Harold Kushner The number of new Irish start-ups is reported to have risen by an average of 127 per day in Q1 2014. In the year to February, residential property […]» Read More..
“Patience is the companion of wisdom” – St. Augustine The Irish Quarterly Rent Index shows continued growth in Dublin Rents of 2.1% for Q4 2013, while outside Dublin rents dropped by 0.9%. On an annual basis, this means that rents in Dublin grew by 7.6%, comparing Q4 of 2013 to Q4 of 2012. […]» Read More..
I know women often think they are invincible. I see women in my life laugh at the thought of manflu and play things down if they’re not feeling great. We just keep going no matter what! But I’m sure we can all think of women in our lives that were hit out of the blue […]» Read More..
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better” – Samuel Beckett Consumer Prices in February, as measured by the CPI (consumer price index), increased by 0.5% month-on-month and was 0.1% lower Year-on-Year. This is the first time since July 2010 that the CPI has fallen on an annual basis. […]» Read More..