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Number of family home repossessions fall

The number of family homes being repossessed has fallen, with the improving economy helping to cut the number of mortgages in arrears.

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Retailers blame ‘alarmist’ Met Éireann weather warnings for drop in footfall

Retailers have blamed “alarmist” Met Eireann weather warnings for deterring people from hitting the high streets to do their Christmas shopping.

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Former Anglo Irish Bank bondholders to be paid €267m by liquidators

A group of Anglo Irish Bank bondholders are set to be paid all of the €267m they are seeking from liquidators of the bust bank, despite the State only getting a fraction of the €30bn it invested as a rescue attempt.

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Incomes are up, but 100,000 in jobs still at risk of poverty

Household incomes have gone up, but large numbers of people are still in poverty.

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SME sector set for €75m boost from State lender

The SME sector is set for a €75m cash injection via a State lender, the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).

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Households to spend €1bn on groceries in December

Irish households are set to spend €1bn on groceries this December for the first time.

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‘Social media now top for news as mobiles driving digital growth’

Just how tough the present day has become for print US newspapers was underlined by some new research on news consumption in that market.

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Government launches initiative to support returning emigrants start businesses

The Government has launched an initiative to help returning emigrants start and develop businesses in Ireland.

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SME Advice: ‘Germany can offer Irish firms a chance to diversify’

It’s hard to imagine but there was a time when conversations around trade and business did not include references, pointed or otherwise, to Brexit.

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State investor warns of funding shortages hitting tech startups

Digital startup investor NDRC, which is funded by the State, has warned that Irish companies are struggling to get early-stage investment and that the response from Government is “inadequate”.

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