Brexit: Pound falls and hedging costs rise, UK and Ireland vying for similar FDI

The pound weakened to almost 80 pence against the euro and the cost of hedging rose as investors grew more concerned about the outcome of next week’s EU referendum.

Ireland sixth fastest growing property market in world – survey

Annual growth of 7.7% in year to March 2016 sees Ireland outpace growth in Germany, Netherlands and Canada

More than 7,000 jobs could come from solar power – report

New study shows huge potential for job creation from renewable energy

Sterling falls to eight-week low on Brexit anxiety, yen surges

The British pound fell to an eight-week low against the dollar and a three-year low against the yen on Monday as investors grew more nervous of a referendum that could pull Britain out of the European Union.

NTMA announces plan to raise €500m in T-Bill auction

THE National Treasury Management Agency has announced plans to raise a further €500m in the markets.

Construction industry looks to State Housing Bank to solve crisis

Business leaders within the construction industry see the establishment of a new State Housing Bank as the preferred solution to the housing crisis, a new survey has shown.

290,000 homes get warning letters over failure to pay property tax bills

Tax officials have written to thousands of homeowners who failed to pay their property tax this year.

New fast-track planning for houses to bypass local councils

Local councils will be sidelined in a new move to speed up house-building nationwide and tackle the country’s housing crisis.

German economy had decent start to second quarter, but growth to slow, ministry says

The German economy had a decent start to the second quarter but its growth pace is likely to slow during the course of the April-June period, the economy ministry said on Friday.

Interest in Irish loans is waning says Nama dealmaker

IT is getting much more difficult to sell Irish loan portfolios to international investors as interest in the country wanes, according to one of the most important figures in the property industry.

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