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National Accounts for Q2, 2014

The CSO today reported that in Q2, 2014, Ireland’s GDP increased by 1.5% compared with Q1, 2014 while GNP increased by 0.6% over the same period.  130 more words

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School Bell - September 2014

Enclosed in this most interesting and informative issue are:

  • Academies Ballot & Strike Day
  • Administration Of Medicines
  • Local Government Pensions
  • All Change!!
  • Stars In Our Schools…
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Exchequer returns ahead of target.

The exchequer received a major boost today ahead next month’s Budget (14th October) with the August revenue figures running €971m (or 4.1%) ahead of target.  The better-than-expected performance comes on the back of strong performances in income tax and VAT, which reflect the improving health of the economy. 107 more words

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How can Californians shoot themselves in the foot while punching the ballot to take all firearms away from residents?

Not only are businesses scurrying to North Dakota, Idaho, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona to escape the excess taxes and ridiculous regulations that make them less competitive, the rational citizens who are willing to work are following those jobs. 409 more words


France's new economy minister wasn't alive the last time the country ran a surplus

If France’s new economy minister, Emmanuel Macron (pictured above), is able to help the government close its budget deficit, it will be the achievement of a lifetime. 266 more words

Irish average pay to increase according to Investec.

In its latest economic outlook on Ireland, specialist bank Investec today offered a broadly upbeat picture for the next few years — stating unemployment will continue to fall, GDP will continue to rise, the country’s budget deficit will keep narrowing and consumer spending will gradually pick-up. 255 more words

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