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Unemployment rate falls to 5.6% in February – CSO

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the rate of unemployment fell to 5.6% in February, from the revised rate of 5.7% in January.

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ECB interest rate-setters seek to reassure markets

The European Central Bank (ECB) will hold an interest rate-setting meeting on Thursday when it will likely seek to reassure financial markets while not adding to panic setting in around Europe’s sluggish economic performance.

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ECB interest rate-setters seek to reassure markets

The European Central Bank (ECB) will hold an interest rate-setting meeting on Thursday when it will likely seek to reassure financial markets while not adding to panic setting in around Europe’s sluggish economic performance.

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More Corporation Tax than expected in February’s Exchequer returns

Exchequer returns for February show a shortfall in Income Tax and VAT receipts, but these are largely offset by a bigger than expected payments of Corporation Tax.

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Irish businesses now stockpiling raw materials ahead of Brexit date

The clearest evidence yet has emerged of stockpiling by Irish businesses ahead of Brexit in the latest evidence of how the UK’s planned exit from the EU is hitting Irish industry.

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Irish businesses now stockpiling raw materials ahead of Brexit date

The clearest evidence yet has emerged of stockpiling by Irish businesses ahead of Brexit in the latest evidence of how the UK’s planned exit from the EU is hitting Irish industry.

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Is there any tax relief available if I rent a room to a student?

Question: I am thinking of opening up a room in my home to a student as digs. Is there any tax relief available for this, and I am wondering whether or not renting a room will have any impact on my mortgage interest relief?

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Insurance chief attacks slow pace of claim culture reform

There’s a “high risk” that insurance cost and claims reform will wither on the political agenda, according to FBD chief executive Fiona Muldoon.

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Surge in number of data breaches reported to Commission in 2018

The number of data breaches reported to the Data Protection Commission soared by 70% last year, as new data protection rules were introduced across Europe.

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EU agrees measures to tighten oversight of foreign finance firms

European Union governments and lawmakers have reached agreement on tighter rules for asset managers and investment firms offering “bank-like” services, such as proprietary trading and underwriting of financial instruments.

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