High debt and Brexit could hit recovery, says Moody’s

Ireland stands to gain more foreign direct investment (FDI) as a result of Brexit, and the public finances here have been on a continuously improving trend that’s set to continue over the coming years, Moody’s says. However, in its latest […]

DCC boss Breen puts Euro deals at top of list

DCC will continue to deploy the most of its acquisition capital in Europe over the next 18 months as it eyes opportunities to expand its fuel activities in the region, according to outgoing CEO Tommy Breen. The Irish FTSE-100 company […]

Credit union has €200,000 missing from accounts

Gardai have been called into another credit union hit by suspected fraud, with accounts believed to have been raided by a staff member, the Irish Independent has learned. Gurranabraher Credit Union in Cork is understood to have lost €200,000 and […]

Bank of Ireland reports surge in home improvement loan applications

A leading bank has reported a surge in people applying for home improvement loans. Bank of Ireland said it has seen a 38pc rise in consumers seeking to borrow to do work on their properties. However, the average loan size […]

New €220k fund up for grabs for startup projects aimed at tacking social issues

A €220,000 fund has been made available for innovative early stage projects that addresses health or social issues in Ireland.

Contactless is now king as we turn our backs on cash

Contactless payments mean shoppers are increasingly using debit cards as an alternative to cash.

Build to Rent would help solve housing crisis, claims CBRE

CBRE has called on the Government to follow the UK’s Build To Rent (BTR) model, where some £27.7bn (€33bn) of equity is currently targeting the sector across the water.

Number of long-term jobless is down 19pc

There has been a 19.1pc fall in the number of long-term claimants on the live register since April 2016.

How to protect your computer from future cyber attacks

In light of the current cyber attacks which have affected more than 200,000 people in over 150 countries, Richard Brown, director of the national cyber security centre, has advised that the most common way of dealing with the threat of […]

Households’ worth jumps on back of property price rise

The surge in property prices has pushed up the net worth of households.The debts of consumers here are also falling faster than elsewhere in the European Union.

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