Is investing in stocks a better bet than property?

Weekend newspaper supplements often quiz somebody reasonably well known about their finances. The answers are often the same: ‘money is not my main motivation, my priorities are my family, friends and employees’ and other assorted fibs. One question that always […]

Beware of the scams designed to fleece you out of thousands

A good friend of mine was caught out by a scam before Christmas. He received a call on his home phone from an individual who claimed to be from Mastercard. The individual told him that a fraudster had got his […]

Bluntness in the office not necessarily a bad thing

Not that long ago a friend sent me a yellowing magazine story about famous Fleet Street editors, with a Post-it note attached saying: “Those were the days.” I saw what she meant as soon as I read about the late […]

On the money: Ireland’s minimum wage is now the second highest of all EU countries

POLICY makers across developed economies have struggled to lift wages since the great crash – a big factor in the slow return of inflation. While it suits many employers, it’s seen as one reason overall growth remains dangerously sluggish.

Higher rents and utility bills push consumer prices up

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that consumer prices rose by 0.7% in January compared to the same time last year.

Property prices still rising – but easing rate of increase indicates slight cooling down

Property prices are continuing to rise, but the rate of increase is down indicating a slight cooling down.

€647m paid out to 39,800 affected tracker mortgage customers

Banks have paid out €647m in redress, compensation and costs to customers caught up in the tracker mortgage controversy, new figures from the Central Bank show.

Spending by householders flat in January as bills for Christmas arrive

Spending by householders was flat last month as the bills for Christmas arrived.

Varadkar expects UK to leave EU with deal but Ireland ‘continues to prepare for all Brexit outcomes’

With 44 days to go until the UK leaves the European Union, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he believes a deal will be reached between the two.

EU court ruling on Belgian tax breaks may affect Apple case

Europe’s second-highest court will rule tomorrow whether a Belgian tax break which benefited some 35 large companies is illegal state aid, a judgment which could provide clues to other tax cases involving Apple, Starbucks and Fiat Chrysler.

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