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Seeds of recovery need to be fostered
Though the economy has suffered a tremendous body blow, the focus must now be to restore the economy to a productive dynamic force...
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Businesses more optimistic: IBEC survey
The latest IBEC quarterly sentiment survey shows that companies are now more confident about the future...
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Retail figures indicate Ireland exiting recession
Latest CSO figures show that retail sales grew by an annual 3% in February – first time since February 2008 of year-on-year growth...
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Long-term unemployment threat for Ireland
Latest data show that employment fell by 8.1% in the year to Q4 2009 and that long-term unemployment accounted for 33% of total unemployment...
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Manufacturing sector back to growth
The latest manufacturing output figures from the CSO show that production grew by 10.5% in in the first two months of the year...
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