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Irish retail industry enters recession

Head of public affairs and communications at Retail Excellence, Lorraine Higgins, says the Irish retail industry has now entered recession.

New cars driving 7pc more miles than pre-recession

Vehicle history expert,, reports that annual mileage in newer cars is increasing as the country recovers.

Last quarter had robust trading period but rate of growth dissipating — REI

Retail Excellence Ireland (REI), Ireland’s largest retail industry body, in conjunction with Grant Thornton recently issued the Grant Thornton REI Q4 Retail Productivity Review in partnership with GfK. While quarter four of 2015 proved a robust trading period, in many retail sectors early momentum dissipated in December as inclement weather arrived and some areas were impacted by flooding. Overall all sectors recorded quarterly gains with one exception, digital cameras.

Over half of business owners believe staff will ask for pay rise

Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon commissioned Millward Brown to conduct a survey to study the business and HR sentiment in the Midlands region. Launched this week, the results from across seven Midland counties (Offaly, Laois, Westmeath, Tipperary North, Kildare, Meath, and Carlow) provide an insight into how business owners are feeling now and their expectations for the future. The report also identifies the triggers and barriers to growth and compares the Midlands region with other parts of the country.

Business seminar

A seminar about guiding your business through the recession, given by George Mordaunt, author of Shepherd’s Pie: Family Business, Recession and Recovery, will take place on Wednesday September 12 at 9am in the Castlecourt Hotel. To book a place contact Westport Chamber on 098 27375.

New fibre optic network confirms light at end of every tunnel

Like the man-flu that exists in the minds of men only (or does it?), it is perhaps possible to live in denial of the economic hell breaking around on all sides of us now, simply by switching off the radio and refusing to tune into news of any kind. Unfortunately, such an approach is not only unrealistic, it is flawed. Whether we like it or not, nothing can be resolved until tackled head on. While confrontation is something most of us avoid, in cases of crisis such as now, it is unavoidable. We must face facts. The so-called Irish recession is not in the past tense. We are heading not only towards a new recession, but a likely depression.

No end to recession until consumers start spending again

Retail Ireland, the group that represents the Irish retail sector, this week published the results of a survey of member companies and called for measures to improve consumer confidence and domestic demand in the forthcoming Budget.

US companies in west have 350 job vacancies

US companies in Ireland have more than 1,250 job vacancies for which they are currently recruiting, wih 350 of these available in the west, according to a new survey from the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland.

Questions raised over Government recession-tackling measures

As the highest ever number of unemployed people was recorded this week with more than 452,000 now without jobs, Government representatives have rejected claims that Ireland is entering a decade of stagnation due to a ‘jobless recovery’.

Positives in the face of a recession

It’s official, the recession is here. There’s been talk of nothing else over the past few months with the Government coming under fierce criticism from opposition parties this week for not holding an adequate debate on the issue when the Dáil resumed after its summer recess.

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