Consumers cooling off after heatwave spending splurge

Consumers cooling off after heatwave spending splurge Austin Hughes, KBC Ireland. Photo: Mac Innes photography Consumer sentiment is set to go off the boil after a summer heatwave that saw splurges on booze, ice-cream and barbecues. Two...

Samantha McCaughren: Barrister mag proves boom in heading into overdrive

Samantha McCaughren: Barrister mag proves boom in heading into overdrive Ellie Goulding serenaded Sheila Martin Signs that the economy is roaring and nearing Celtic Tiger levels of aplomb and bonhomie are as plentiful as snuff at...

Maduro: Fuel prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers

Maduro: Fuel prices to spike in Venezuela to fight smugglers Filling up a tank of fuel in socialist Venezuela today costs less than one US cent. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (Miraflores Presidential Palace/AP) Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro...

Calls for minister to act as 640,000 Airbnb guests deepen housing crisis

Calls for minister to act as 640,000 Airbnb guests deepen housing crisis Airbnb hosts can expect to earn €2,000 over the summer. Stock picture Short-term property letting website Airbnb is reporting its busiest ever summer period...

Trump’s rotten economic plan is doing nothing for wage growth – or workers

Trump's rotten economic plan is doing nothing for wage growth - or workers Analysis President Trump’s economic policies are doing nothing for wage growth. Photo: Reuters Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers...

Agricultural extravaganza as 60,000 enjoy Tullamore Show

Agricultural extravaganza as 60,000 enjoy Tullamore Show Patricia Moore (11) and JJ Keane (11), from Westport, Co Mayo, having a nap with their calves at the Tullamore Show. Photo: Colin O'Riordan A soft start to the...

Ulster Bank under fire as it sells 5,200 mortgages to vulture fund

Ulster Bank under fire as it sells 5,200 mortgages to vulture fund Families 'thrown to wolves', say campaigners, with average arrears now reaching €61,000 Ulster Bank is under pressure to sell under-performing loans but campaigners want...

Barbecue and beer sales up due to World Cup and sun

Barbecue and beer sales up due to World Cup and sun (Stock image) The World Cup and sustained sunshine have combined to send more people to the shops and pubs. Spending last month rose at the fastest...

Turkey urges US to ‘stay loyal to Nato alliance’ as currency crisis deepens

Turkey urges US to 'stay loyal to Nato alliance' as currency crisis deepens A woman walks past by a board showing exchange rates in a currency exchange office in Istanbul. Photo: Reuters Turkey's foreign minister has...

Turkey raises tariffs on some US goods amid escalating feud

Turkey raises tariffs on some US goods amid escalating feud Tariffs on cars from America have been doubled to 120%. An oversized copy of a 200 Turkish lira banknote (AP) Turkey said Wednesday it is increasing tariffs...

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