Ireland the fifth most expensive country to buy food in Europe

IRELAND is still one of the most expensive countries in Europe to buy food. The price of food and non-alcoholic beverages is 18pc more expensive than the European Union average, a new Eurostat survey shows. And alcohol prices here are 62pc higher than average with cigarettes twice as dear. Ireland is the fifth most expensive […]

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Bruton says income tax cuts necessary

The budget battle over how the €1 billion promissory note savings should be spent will begin in earnest today, with senior Fine Gael Minister Richard Bruton insisting tax cuts are necessary to sustain economic recovery. Mr Bruton’s remarks represent a shot across the bows of Labour Ministers who have been calling for a scaling back […]

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Migration across OECD is on the increase

Rate of immigration to Ireland remains above the broader OECD average After three years of decline up to 2010, international flows of migrants have since rebounded, according to a new report on migration trends published today by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2011 and 2012, four million people moved into and within […]

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