Economy

Waste charges could spark new wave of protests

Waste charges could spark new wave of protests

A “more flexible framework for waste collection charges” approved by Government could lead to a new wave of public protests on a par with the water charges campaign. Announcing the scheme, Minister Denis Naughten said it will allow for a range of charging options that...

Record levels of overcrowding in hospitals

Record levels of overcrowding in hospitals

Despite the opening of the long awaited new emergency department in May, University Hospital Limerick continued to have more patients on trollies in the month of June than any other Irish hospital. According to the latest report from the Irish Nurses and Midwives...

Ireland has the second highest prices in EU

Ireland has the second highest prices in EU

Ireland has the second highest prices in the EU across a broad cross-section of consumer goods and services. According to new Eurostat figures Irish prices were 125% of EU average in 2016. With the exception of consumer electronics, Ireland was above the EU average...

2016 a record year for Irish tourism

2016 a record year for Irish tourism

2016 was a record year for tourism activity in Ireland, according to Failte Ireland, with attendances at heritage sites and fee-paying attractions all showing gains. In County Clare, the Cliffs of Moher Experience recorded terrific growth of 14% to end the year with...

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