Category Archives: Ireland

UK offers help to bankrupt Ireland

While the UK is not part of the Euro currency, the Finance Chief in the new UK government has announced that the UK is ready to stand up and help it’s “closest neighbor” “We’re going to do what is in … Continue reading

Posted in Danger, Economy, Europe, Ireland, UK | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Irish want to pay more tax?

As the Irish economy follows the USA into a double dip recession, it appears from a new poll released today that the Irish population will choose higher taxes over control of public spending when the next national election takes place … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Ireland, Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ireland Government to agree to official strike days

In an unprecedented move the Government of Ireland has agreed that every government employee will be entitled to 12 official strike days in 2010. Faced with the prospect of widespread all-out strikes across the public service, the government has agreed … Continue reading

Posted in Ireland, Politics | Tagged | Leave a comment

Britvic trading update positive

Britvic PLC, maker of Robinsons and Tango (and UK distributor of Pepsi, Gatorade and 7Up on behalf of PepsiCo Inc) said this morning that expectations on its full-year results are ahead of analysts forecasts having seen particularly strong trading in … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Ireland, United Kingdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) can now show leadership

Following the collapse overnight of talks between the government and an elite group of social ‘partners’ on measures required to bring the Irish economy back from the brink of bankruptcy, the Irish prime minister, Brian Cowen, will now have an … Continue reading

Posted in Danger, Economy, Ireland, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Irish Parliament (Dáil) celebrates 90th anniversary on same day as Obama becomes President

On the historic day that Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United Staes of America. This Irish Parliament is celebrating the 90th anniversary of its establishemnt. The Dáil was established in the Mansion House in Dublin by MP’s from … Continue reading

Posted in Ireland, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ireland Economy in free-fall, GNP falls 5%, is collapse looming?

While the global economy is enduring some of the greatest uncertainty in almost a century, the economy of the Republic of Ireland has been among the worst affected. The Irish Government today announced that the economy contracted by 5% up … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Danger, Economy, Ireland, tax | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment