Majority Of Motorists Support Increased Electric Car Investment

Over 70% of motorists at least partially support increased government investment in electronic vehicle charging points across the country. 41% strongly agree that investment in charging points across Ireland should be a key government priority; 33.33% somewhat agree. The majority of motorists support increased investment in electric car technology according to recent research from AA […]

CIF Proposes Radical Overhaul In How Infrastructure Is Delivered In Ireland

“We need to invest more in infrastructure now to solve the housing crises, maintain FDI levels and reduce social inequality. The National infrastructure deficit may lead to systemic failures in Irish economy and society”- Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF A CIF report, carried out by DKM Economic Consultants, has proposed an urgent and radical overhaul […]

Ibec Appoints Gerard Brady As New Head Of Tax And Fiscal Policy

Mr Brady will hold responsibility for shaping and driving Ibec’s tax, economic and fiscal policies. Having joined the organisation in 2013, Gerard most recently held the position of Ibec Senior Economist. His role involved regular analysis of economic issues for a business audience and policy engagement on economic and tax policy issues, along with advising […]

Ireland’s Next UN Youth Delegates Are From Leitrim And Wicklow

Ireland’s two UN Youth Delegates for 2017/2018 have been announced. Lauren Flanagan from Kilquade, County Wicklow and Paul Dockery from Dromod in County Leitrim will join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York this Autumn. The programme is run by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Irish Aid, and the National […]

Healy Welcomes EU Commission Move To Review Fertiliser Anit-Dumping Measures

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the publication by the EU Commission of a “Notice of initiation of a partial interim review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of ammonium nitrate originating in Russia”. Mr Healy said, “IFA spearheaded an international campaign over the last two years highlighting the dysfunctionality of the EU’s fertiliser […]

Ibec Forecasts Strong Growth In Economy

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today published its latest Quarterly Economic Outlook (attached), which forecasts growth of 4.2% for 2017, and 3.2% in 2018. A strong labour market, in particular, will underpin the buoyancy of the domestic economy, but Brexit related trading challenges will remain for exporters. This will be a particular challenge […]

Ibec Sets Out Business Priorities And Solutions For The Irish Government

Following the appointment of a new Taoiseach and his cabinet, Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published a set of briefs outlining the business priorities for each ministerial portfolio. Launching the cabinet briefs, Danny McCoy, CEO of Ibec, stated: “In the global race for investment, it is critical that Ireland does not lag […]

1 In 3 Homeowners Have Experienced Poor Quality Workmanship

Over a third of Irish homeowners have experienced poor quality workmanship first hand in the course of carrying out home improvements. As part of an AA Home Insurance of over 3,000 homeowners, 34.98% of those surveyed stated that they had personally experienced bad practice from a tradesperson or service provider when having work done to […]

Slight Fall In Cost Of Running A Car As Insurance Prices FalL – AA Ireland

Average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,671.37, a decrease of €178.05 compared to 2016. Stable fuel prices along with 10.2% drop in motor insurance prices key factors in declining cost. The average cost of running a family car for a year is €10,671.37 according to the AA’s annual survey of […]

An Indian Summer For Laois – As Top Tour Operators Pay A Visit

Seven leading tour operators from India have been visiting Laois and Ireland this week, on a fact-finding tour organised by Tourism Ireland in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI.   The tour operators – based in the cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh – are here to experience at first-hand what Laois […]

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