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6338: Irish unhappiest in Europe over car insurance
Saturday 20 October 2018
Irish consumers report satisfaction above the EU average when it comes to trust in goods purchased. However when it comes to unhappiness...
6337: Ireland has highest rate of adults working less than a day a week
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Compared to other EU countries, Ireland has a higher percentage of its population living in households in which adults work less...
6335: EU Event in Galway for young Irish emigrants
Monday 15 October 2018
A major EU event takes place in Ballinasloe tomorrow (Tuesday October 16th). Youth workers, guidance teachers and those who work with...
6336: Irish men and women now spending 3.5 more years of their lifetime working
Saturday 13 October 2018
New figures from Eurostat show that Irish men now work for an average of 40.1 years during their lifetime, whereas Irish...
6334: Ireland scores well in the EU on appointing female managers
Thursday 11 October 2018
Ireland is performing marginally above the EU average when it comes to the number of female managers. New figures from the Dublin-based EU...
6333: Irish property prices rose at three times the EU average during past year
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Property prices in Ireland rose by 12.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2017...

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6338: IRISH UNHAPPIEST IN EUROPE OVER CAR INSURANCE
Saturday 20 October 2018
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Irish consumers report satisfaction above the EU average when it comes to trust in goods purchased.

However when it comes to unhappiness with services such as internet provision, Ireland is in the bottom three countries.

Grace Bolton is Head of Press with the EU Commission office in Ireland.

She says the figures show that Irish people are the unhappiest in Europe when it comes to car insurance costs.



Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: for vehicle insurance

6337: IRELAND HAS HIGHEST RATE OF ADULTS WORKING LESS THAN A DAY A WEEK
Wednesday 17 October 2018
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Compared to other EU countries, Ireland has a higher percentage of its population living in households in which adults work less than a day a week outside the home.

Figures from Eurostat show that almost one in five Irish people up to the age of 59 live in such households.

Slovakia is top of the working week with adults there working four out of five days per week on average.

Grace Bolton of the European Commission office in Dublin says that Ireland's share of households with adults working below their potential is almost double the EU average of 9.3 per cent.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds | Outwords: outside the home

6335: EU EVENT IN GALWAY FOR YOUNG IRISH EMIGRANTS
Monday 15 October 2018
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A major EU event takes place in Ballinasloe tomorrow (Tuesday October 16th).

Youth workers, guidance teachers and those who work with young people will gather for a seminar to advise on the do's and don'ts of working on the EU mainland.

The event, which starts at 10am in Ballinasloe Library, will be opened by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.

Una Kelly of 'Europe Direct' in County Galway says the seminar will highlight the preparations young people need to make if they are to migrate elsewhere in the European Union.

Interviewee: Una Kelly | Clip duration: 0 minutes 10 seconds | Outwords: volunteering in Europe

6336: IRISH MEN AND WOMEN NOW SPENDING 3.5 MORE YEARS OF THEIR LIFETIME WORKING
Saturday 13 October 2018
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New figures from Eurostat show that Irish men now work for an average of 40.1 years during their lifetime, whereas Irish women spend on average 33.1 years at work.

When compared to 2000 figures, Irish people now clock up an extra 3.5 years in the work place during their lifetime. 

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission office in Dublin explained that this average increase is propelled by a dramatic increase in the number of years Irish women are spending in the workforce compared to 2000. 

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: one year longer

6334: IRELAND SCORES WELL IN THE EU ON APPOINTING FEMALE MANAGERS
Thursday 11 October 2018
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Ireland is performing marginally above the EU average when it comes to the number of female managers.

New figures from the Dublin-based EU agency EUROFOUND have revealed that 37 per cent of Irish managers are female compared to the EU average of 36 per cent.

Lithuania at 45 per cent has more female managers than any other EU State while Greece at 26 per cent is bottom of the league.

Grace Bolton the EU Commission office in Ireland says the figures suggest that various types of management roles are not distributed equally, with female managers facing particular challenges.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds | Outwords: resources to succeed

6333: IRISH PROPERTY PRICES ROSE AT THREE TIMES THE EU AVERAGE DURING PAST YEAR
Wednesday 10 October 2018
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Property prices in Ireland rose by 12.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the second quarter of 2017 - almost treble the EU average of 4.3 per cent.

According to new figures from Eurostat, only Slovenia at 13.4 per cent recorded a higher price rise than Ireland in the same period, while house prices fell by 1.7 per cent in Sweden and 0.2 per cent in Italy.

Grace Bolton of the EU Commission in Ireland says that property prices in Ireland rose dramatically over the past year.

Interviewee: Grace Bolton | Clip duration: 0 minutes 17 seconds | Outwords: 13.4 per cent

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