A Government Minister wants lower property tax rates for those in affluent areas.
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Investment by Chinese companies here has surged more than 200pc over the past year, amid trade tensions between Beijing and Washington, while Irish companies are seeking a greater foothold in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.
The AA’s monthly fuel prices survey found that the average cost of a litre of petrol hit a 16 month low in January.
Investor pessimism is high this New Year. The dismal performance of a number of stock markets in 2018 disappointed many. Trade wars, Brexit and rising interest rates weighed heavily on investors’ minds – and continue to do so. One of the biggest concerns on investors’ minds today though is whether or not we’re on the cusp of a recession.
Irish hauliers are deeply concerned that a no-deal or hard Brexit will lead to unworkable delays at UK ports.
Opinion: here’s how the US economy, Chinese growth, oil prices, globalism, unemployment and Brexit will affect our world
The insurance industry in Ireland has expressed concern about what it calls a lack of urgency in delivering key reforms in the sector that are aimed at reducing claims costs.
Consumer sentiment was unchanged in December from November, as concerns about the economic outlook appeared to be offset by improved personal finances and end-of-year spending.
Ireland plants almost 30 million trees a year, or 80,000 trees a day.
The number of people employed in companies backed by Enterprise Ireland (EI) rose last year to a record high of more than 215,000.