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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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Irish economy the fastest growing in the eurozone?

Ireland is probably the fastest growing economy in the euro zone, according to a new report today from Davy Research.  In its latest monthly outlook… 115 more words

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US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government ran a lower deficit this July than a year ago, keeping it on course to record the lowest deficit in six years. 107 more words


Out UKIP’ing UKIP and Mr Blobby

On my personal blog I recently discussed the electioneering tactics of the Conservative party as they prepare for the next election. One recent ploy has been to recognise that a Tory party of grey haired old white guys wasn’t terribly appealing to voters, particularly women. 657 more words


Is Cutting the 40p Tax Band a Real Priority?

It is almost politically impossible to explicitly increase a tax rate, or to impose any new tax on individuals. But politicians struggle to square this with public demands for enhanced public services or, more recently, opposition to austerity measures. 874 more words

Strike Action Date Changed to 14 October 2014


Unison’s NJC Committee met yesterday  (31 July) to consider plans for industrial action, following the strike on 10 July and its earlier decision to follow this with further action on 30 September. 520 more words