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Inbound tourism visits during Q1 still down 16% on pre-pandemic levels

Inbound tourism visits during Q1 still down 16% on pre-pandemic levels

The number of international visitors to Ireland over the first three months of the year remained down 16% compared to the same period in 2019, before the pandemic hit. According to data compiled by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC), 1.7m people visited...

Interest rates likely to fall to pre-pandemic levels – IMF

Interest rates likely to fall to pre-pandemic levels – IMF

The International Monetary Fund has said it expects interest rates in major economies to fall back to pre-pandemic levels because of low productivity and ageing populations. In a blog issued ahead of its latest forecast for the global economy, the Fund said increases...

Live register numbers down almost 1% in March – CSO

Live register numbers down almost 1% in March – CSO

The seasonally adjusted number of people on the Live Register in March stood at 180,500 – a decrease of almost 1%, or 1,600 from the position in February. According to figures from the Central Statistics Office, the unadjusted total stood at 179,777 for March. Of...

150,000 letters sent about unpaid Local Property Tax

150,000 letters sent about unpaid Local Property Tax

Revenue has sent 150,000 letters to property owners who haven’t yet paid their Local Property Tax (LPT) or made an arrangement to pay. All residential properties were required to set up their payment method by 10 January at the latest, and most did. Revenue said...

ECB may need to increase rates again in May – Lane

ECB may need to increase rates again in May – Lane

The chief economist of the European Central Bank, Philip Lane, has said the bank’s next decision on interest rates in May will be “data-dependent” but another rise could be “appropriate” if certain economic conditions are met. Philip Lane made his remarks in an...

Corporation tax take jumps by 71% in first quarter of 2023

Corporation tax take jumps by 71% in first quarter of 2023

The amount of corporation tax collected in the first three months of this year is running €1.35 billion ahead compared to the same time last year. The latest Exchequer Returns from the Department of Finance show the public finances were just over €2 billion in deficit...