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Pandemic spending drives increase in deficit to €4.17bn in March

The public finances recorded a deficit of €4.172 billion in March, according to figures published this afternoon by the Department ...
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20% of SME loans that were on payment breaks are in arrears or need more help

Around a fifth of loans to small and medium enterprises, to which pandemic payment breaks were applied, need further support ...
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European Commission approves €60m scheme for Irish SMEs

The European Commission has approved a €60 million scheme to support small and medium-sized Irish businesses impacted by the Covid-19 ...
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Over 70% of people don’t talk about their finances, BoI survey reveals

Over 70% of people don’t talk about their finances at all or will only do so if they have to, ...
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Mandatory vaccination – a thorny issue for employers

From the United States to Israel, from Australia to Ireland – most agree that a rapid rollout of the Covid-19 ...
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Warning over ‘eye-watering’ levels of youth unemployment

The National Youth Council of Ireland has described as “eye-watering” the high level of unemployment among young people and warned ...
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Covid spending to reach €28 billion by end of 2021 – McGrath

The total cost of direct Covid-19 related spending to the state across 2020 and 2021 is estimated to reach €28 ...
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Online credit and debit card fraud rises 21%, BPFI warns

Irish consumers lost over €12 million through debit and credit card scams in the first half of last year, according ...
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Central Bank revises upwards economic growth forecast

The Central Bank has revised upwards its forecast for economic growth in the economy this year in its latest quarterly ...
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