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Dublin Port records third busiest year in 2020 despite Covid challenges

20th January 2021

The volume of cargo passing through Dublin Port in the last three months of 2020 rose by 7.6% as pre-Brexit stockpiling, Christmas trading and a bounce caused by a relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions converted into higher demand for goods.  Across the year as a whole though, the volume of goods handled by the port fell 3.4%, […]

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ITIC calls for more support for tourism industry

19th January 2021

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation has outlined nine key policies which it says are needed to safeguard the industry as it continues to deal with the harsh impact of the Covid-19 restrictions.  The tourism industry here took an 85% hit in revenue last year with the loss of 160,000 jobs due to Covid-19. The Irish […]

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No reason to expect significant shortage of goods – official

19th January 2021

A senior Government official has said there is no reason to expect there will be any significant shortages in goods because of ongoing post-Brexit supply chain challenges.  Declan Hughes, an Assistant Secretary in the Indigenous Enterprise Unit in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, said there may have been – and may be in […]

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PUP numbers jump by over 15% in the last week

19th January 2021

Some 460,000 people will receive the Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week – an increase of over 15% in the last seven days, according to the Department of Social Protection. The 62,715 rise in claims reflects the re-introduction of tighter public health restrictions and more business closures as the prevalence of Covid-19 has risen in recent […]

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Price rises expected as estate agents struggle to meet demand – SCSI

18th January 2021

Chartered estate agents say they are struggling to meet demand for property, especially from first time buyers. A survey of 800 agents, carried out by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, found that over two thirds predicted property price increases in the year ahead with 24% expecting prices to remain the same and 8% anticipating […]

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Price rises expected as estate agents struggle to meet demand – SCSI

18th January 2021

Chartered estate agents say they are struggling to meet demand for property, especially from first time buyers. A survey of 800 agents, carried out by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, found that over two thirds predicted property price increases in the year ahead with 24% expecting prices to remain the same and 8% anticipating […]

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New online resource launched for those wishing to upskill or retrain

18th January 2021

A new online portal for those hoping to upskill or retrain is being launched by the Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris today. The portal is described as a “one stop shop for businesses, employees or unemployed persons”. It outlines the third level options available to them, including short part-time courses right up to full time third […]

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New online resource launched for those wishing to upskill or retrain

18th January 2021

A new online portal for those hoping to upskill or retrain is being launched by the Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris today. The portal is described as a “one stop shop for businesses, employees or unemployed persons”. It outlines the third level options available to them, including short part-time courses right up to full time third […]

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Number of new firms set up hits four year low in 2020

18th January 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic had a big impact on company formations last year, with the number of new firms established in 2020 hitting a four year low. In total 21,924 new businesses were registered over the 12 months. In comparison to 2019, this represents a fall of 4%, the data from CRIFVision-net shows. “The correlation between this […]

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Number of new firms set up hits four year low in 2020

18th January 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic had a big impact on company formations last year, with the number of new firms established in 2020 hitting a four year low. In total 21,924 new businesses were registered over the 12 months. In comparison to 2019, this represents a fall of 4%, the data from CRIFVision-net shows. “The correlation between this […]

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