Cash incentives to restore properties in rural areas to lure people to small towns and villages

House buyers are to be offered renovation grants to restore properties in small towns and villages as part of the Government’s long-promised plan to revive rural Ireland.

Googletown: Tech giant’s Dublin docklands expansion brings 400 jobs

Google is on track to become Dublin’s largest private industrial employer with fresh plans to add 400 new jobs in the capital.

Sterling falls in Asia over hard Brexit fears

Sterling slid to three-month lows in Asia on Monday with investors spooked anew by concerns over Britain’s divorce from the European Union, while US policy uncertainty lingered ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Ireland among best for attracting top workers – and losing its own

Ireland ranks 12th in the world for its ability to attract, retain, train and educate skilled workers, according to a new survey ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Mind pension plan gap before time runs out

Normally the mention of pensions is enough to send people looking for a pair of slippers and a cup of cocoa, but in fact, pension planning is far more relevant in your 30s and 40s than when you’re about to […]

Drivers face road checks to tackle car insurance cost hikes

A major clampdown on uninsured drivers is to be implemented in a bid to tackle the rocketing cost of motor insurance.

Insurance cost hikes to ease – but not quickly

Motor insurance reforms being introduced by the Government will put the brakes on premium hikes, according to experts.

Consumers remain nervous about Ireland’s recovery as sentiment drops to near two year low

Consumer sentiment has fallen to a 22 month low reflecting unease in the Irish consumer following the Brexit vote and the US presidential election.

Irish Business: Where to now post Brexit and Trump?

The seismic shift in world and European politics following Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States has led to an environment of global political and economic uncertainty and challenging and uncertain times ahead […]

Objections by six states deliver blow to EU tax proposal

Parliaments in six countries have opposed the European Commission’s proposals for a common tax base across the European Union, according to Irish MEP Brian Hayes.

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