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More expensive services, food drive euro zone inflation in October

More expensive services and food were the main drivers of consumer price growth in the euro zone in October, data showed today, as the EU’s statistics office confirmed year-on-year inflation slowed sharply. Eurostat said consumer inflation in the 20 countries using the euro decelerated to 2.9% year-on-year in October from 4.3% in September after prices […]

Paid sick leave to increase to 5 days from January

The Government has announced that the entitlement to paid sick leave will increase from three to five days on 1 January 2024. It is the second stage of a four-year plan which will see employer-paid sick leave gradually rise to ten days in 2026. The move is designed to ensure that all employees get a […]

Exports slow by 17% in September on lower pharma and electronics

Exports of goods from Ireland fell 17% in September, compared to the same month of last year, driven in large part by a further sizeable drop in sales of pharmaceutical related products and electronics. In total, goods valued at just under €16 billion were exported during the month, compared to €19.4 billion in September of […]

Dublin property prices fall again in September – CSO

Residential property prices rose nationally in September, compared to the same month last year, by 1.4%. This compares to an annual rate of 1.1% in August, the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show. The rate of price increases outside Dublin rose to an annual rate of 4%, compared to 3.4% in August. However, […]

Central Bank publishes new accountability rules for financial companies

The Central Bank has today published regulations and guidance for firms who have to comply with the Individual Accountability Framework (IAF). This is a set of rules governing the conduct of employees and executives in financial companies. It follows a three month consultation process. Derville Rowland, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank said: “As regulators, […]

‘Out of home’ food sector hits record €9.3bn in 2023

A more discerning, occasion-led approach to dining out is likely to take hold next year, the latest Bord Bia annual Foodservice Market Insights report concludes. It comes against the backdrop of continued increases in consumer prices together with growing economic uncertainty, as well as a ‘rebalancing’ of consumer demand following a post-pandemic surge. Figures from […]

Govt to build emergency reserve LNG storage facility

The Government is to build a new floating gas storage facility for Liquified Natural Gas to use as a strategic emergency reserve in case of global supply disruptions. It is one of 28 actions included in its new and long-awaited energy security strategy launched today. The plan is to pay for the construction and operation […]

Unions invited to public sector pay talks

The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe has invited public service unions and staff representative associations to enter negotiations with the Government on a new public sector pay agreement. The talks will take place under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). The current public sector pay deal, Building Momentum, […]

44% would change job to meet remote working needs

The fourth annual National Remote Working Survey has revealed that 44% of workers would change job, even if it means taking a pay cut, if their remote working preferences are not facilitated. This is an increase on the same finding in last year’s study, in which 30% of respondents said they would change jobs to […]

Grocery inflation falls to 9.8% from 10.5%

New figures from Kantar show that grocery inflation has fallen below 10% for the first time this year. Grocery inflation fell to 9.8% in the 12 weeks to October 29, down from 10.5% and marking the sixth month of falls in a row. Figures last week from the CSO showed that the annual rate of […]