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Economy: Still waiting for a full steam recovery

Despite rising employment, consumers remain cautious, or simply do not have more to spend because of rising taxes , writes Cliff taylor.

16th March, 2014

Ireland's economic data is never the easiest to interpret. When a fall in exports by a few big pharma companies because drugs are coming off patent can affect your recorded figures fundamentally, data should never be taken too literally.

But, looking at what was published last week and some key data beforehand, here is a summary of what we know.

This is the bit we knew already. Recent CSO figures show that net employment is...

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