Less than 1% of EU potatoes grown in Ireland – Eurostat

Ireland produced only 0.6% of the EU’s potatoes (in 2014) while Germany at 19.7% was the EU’s biggest potato producer, according to latest figures on the potato sector from Eurostat. In fact only 1% of arable land in Ireland is now devoted to potato growing, compared to an EU average of 1.5% and a high of […]

Carthy tells EU Parliament that Eurostat ruling has finished Irish Water

Speaking in the European Parliament on Monday evening Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy, stated that the decision of Eurostat to rule that Irish Water cannot be placed ‘off-book’ has been the final nail in the coffin for water charges in Ireland. Carthy, who is a member of the Economic & Monetary Affairs committee told MEPs […]

Ireland’s retail sector showing strong growth – Eurostat

Latest Eurostat figures show retail trade growth bouncing back in Ireland. Year-on-year figures (April 2014 v. April 2015) show an increase of 6.9%, while month-on-month (March 2015 v. April 2015) show an increase of 3.2% Both of these figures far outstrip the retail growth in most other EU Member States. This means Ireland’s retail sector […]