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Irish industry defies British gloom with 23-month high

Irish manufacturing experienced the strongest pace of growth in 23 months in June, defying the effects of a weaker pound and out of step with struggling British factories.

Beware of paying cash up front for ‘fake cover’ and always check contact details

Before buying a policy through a broker or intermediary, always make sure that they are registered.

Help-to-Buy sees average Dublin house price rise €32,000 this year

The controversial ‘Help-To-Buy’ scheme is helping drive the property market to heights not seen since the boom years.

UK is the worst-performing advanced economy in the world, official figures confirm

The UK is the slowest-growing advanced economy on earth, official statistics confirmed on Friday.

Irish shoppers willing to swap privacy for service

Retailing will change more in the next 10 years than in the past 40, according to new research from Accenture, led by digitalisation.

Irish start-up funding group wins European accolade

HBAN, the all-island group responsible for the promotion of business angel investment in Ireland, has won the best Business Angel Week award at the European Business Angel Awards.

A dozen London-based firms and banks to set up in Dublin – IDA

The Irish government has secured deals with more than a dozen London-based financial houses and banks which will see the firms move some of their business to Ireland, according to a report in the Guardian.

Surge in mortgage approvals looks set to fuel house price increases

The number of people approved for a mortgage surged by a third last month, driven largely by first-time buyers.

There may be more jobs than workers ‘if unemployment rate continues to drop’

Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned of possible “capacity constraints” in the labour market if the unemployment numbers continue to drop at the expected rate.

Loan scheme aims to bring vacant homes into use

Property owners could be offered local authority loans to bring vacant homes back into use and help tackle the housing crisis.

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