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Wages to leap 15pc – but only if you’re in right type of job

The most highly sought professionals will pick up pay rises worth 15pc as the number of people at work pushes close to its pre-recession peak. Read more

Google to tighten net traffic grip with Irish subsea cable

Google is seeking to increase its control on internet traffic with plans for three new subsea cables, one of which will stop off in Ireland. Read more

Eight simple steps to saving a lot of money on your car insurance

GOOD advice, they say, is best served, and observed, frequently. The surge in insurance premiums may have abated but that is no excuse for taking your eye off the ball and accepting what you’re quoted. Read more

Debt leaves Ireland exposed – Moody’s

Gross government debt was around €8bn higher at the end of September than the same month last year. Read more

Brexit border controls ‘won’t hit Dublin Port’

The re-introduction of border controls with Britain due to Brexit will not adversely impact Dublin Port, its CEO has insisted. Read more

Euro hits a three-year high against the dollar amid optimism

The euro has hit a three-year high against the dollar amid rising optimism about growth in the bloc. Read more

‘Red flag’ warning after oil price surge

Oil hovered near a three-year high of $70 a barrel yesterday on signs that production cuts by Opec and Russia are tightening supplies, but analysts warned of “red flags” due to surging US production. Read more

More than half of consumers still saving

More than half of Irish consumers are continuing to save for a rainy day. Read more

Just over 2000 new social houses built by local authorities last year

Just over 2,200 new social houses were built by local authorities last year, less than forecast by the Department of Housing. Read more

Irish shoppers spent an extra €90m stockpiling on groceries in the weeks before Christmas

The average Irish household spent €1,532 on groceries in the weeks before Christmas, according to figures from research group Kantar Worldpanel this morning. Read more