Quarterly National Household Survey


Quartely National Household Survey (Q3) Nov 17th 2015

  • unemployment 8.9%
  • employed 1,983,900
  • Unemployed 203,000image
  • visit CSO.ie for full Q3 release

JC Business Studies Awards 2015

Congratulations to Paul McDermott, Padraic Waldron, Oisin Conway and Eoin Moran who were awarded by NUIG on achieving a grade A in their JC Business Studies exam in June. Well done to you all on this prestigious award. Nationally, 8% of all JC business studies students received an A. image

Chelsea’s former Doctor Eva Carneiro to make individual claim of constructive dismissal against Mourinho- Unit 1 Unfair Dismissals

Former Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro will make an individual legal claim against the club’s manager Jose Mourinho.

She is already taking action against the club for constructive dismissal.

But this second move means that Mourinho will have to appear at an employment tribunal if the case is not settled out of court.

The Blues boss criticised his medical staff for running onto the pitch to treat Eden Hazard on the opening day of the season, when Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by SwanseaEva Carneiro


Source: Newstalk.com

Budget 2016 has arrived!

Irish Times Budget

For all economics students who have made their fiscal predicitions, the day has arrived! We dont expect this politically driven budget to have any major surprises.

If you can overlook general election motivation, the aim of this budget is to increase the purchasing power ( real income) of middle income consumers. The big question is will it work to increase GDP?


  1. USC cuts
  2. Corporation tax incentives (mistake!!)
  3. Free GP care to be extended
  4. Increase in child allowance
  5. Paternal benefit increased
  6. Free pre-school year extended
  7. Excise duties increase- cigarettes ( relatively inelastic good)
  8. View Irish Times link on ‘What we know about this Budget so far’https://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCAQqQIwAGoVChMIz5P3_Ku_yAIVQlUUCh0cEwPV&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Fnews%2Fpolitics%2Fbudget-2016-main-points-of-what-we-know-so-far-1.2389753&usg=AFQjCNFAzFwdMdbajZoRnA5WbUjn0hKzNg&sig2=pc6S_L-yfoGzfX1FFc49Yg&bvm=bv.104819420,d.bGQ

Marketing Students- Largest Irish rebrand in 20 years- ‘eir’ is unveiled

CEO of ‘eir’ formerly eircom, Mr Richard Moat has announced the new brand as ‘dynamic and modern’. The new rebranding of eircom to eir is costing €16m , €5m on advertising alone. Eir has booked 6000 TV and 4,500 radio ads. The rebranding project involves 1,700 new shirts, hard hats and hi-vis vests for staff as well as external signage for its 63 stores. The aim of the rebranding is to move with a modern Ireland while still keeping its identity as an Irish brand.

International agency ‘Moving Brands’ is behind the work, creating the slogan ‘live life on Eir’ .

eir logo

Irish Times  and Irish Independent 20/9/15

Welcome back!

St Gerald’s College Business Department would like to welcome back all of it’s students after the summer break. We wish you all the best for the year. Keep up to date with business news on our blog. A Story for you all to follow today-

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School Bank celebrates successful year

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The School Bank Team 2015 had a very successful year, opening 75 new student accounts.  The school bank officially closed on Friday May 22nd .  An event was organised to celebrate the school’s success and to mark the final day of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Week.   Niall McGarry (CEO of Joe.ie & Her.ie) was the guest speaker on the day.

Back Row: Mr Daniel Hyland (School Principal), Ms Anne Walsh (Allergy Lifestyle), Mr Ian Kelleher (TY Co-ordinator), Mr Aiden Beirne (Area Manager BOI), Ms Catherine Burke (Sales Manager BOI), Enda Mulchrone (School Bank Team Member), Ms Tracey Flynn (School Bank Co-ordinator), Mr Niall McGarry (CEO of Joe.ie & Her.ie), Mr Michael Costello (Business Manager BOI)

Front Row: Tom Smith (School Bank Team Member), Jonathan Nyland (School Bank Manager), Mr Keith Higgins (BOI), Adam Ruane (School Bank Team Member) & Cian Tighe (School Bank Team Member).

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