Number of houses for sale now is lower than during recession

A chronic lack of homes across the country means there are now fewer houses for sale than when the property market collapsed during the darkest days of the recession.

Government to raise €750m in bond auction

THE National Treasury Management Agency is to raise €750m in a bond auction on Thursday April 14.

Ireland to gain flexibility on VAT rates as EC tackles fraud

Ireland could benefit from increased flexibility and discretion around the VAT rates it can apply as the European Commission bids to crack down on VAT fraud.

Irish house prices and GDP to grow 5pc in 2016 – broker

Irish house prices are to increase on average by 5pc this year while the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is also to increase by 5pc, according to Merrion Stockbrokers’ Quarterly Economic Outlook.

Central Bank’s board queries its response to Banking Inquiry

Central Bank’s board queries its response to Banking Inquiry

Healthy profits in Irish food and drink

There has been an explosion of Irish companies producing high quality food and drink for Irish and international markets and on this week’s Ready Business show, Brian Purcell spoke to two entrepreneurs who have found success.

Dublin Airport to get new €320m runway, supporting 1,200 jobs during construction

Dublin Airport has confirmed this morning that it will proceed with plans for a new parallel runway – with the project estimated to cost as much as €320m.

Amazon’s staff in Ireland set for $50m share windfall over two years

Staff at the Irish units of internet giant Amazon are set to reap a total of almost $50m (€44m) worth of share awards this year and in 2017.

Energy shares help European shares to edge higher

European equities edged higher in early trading on Wednesday after steep declines in the previous session, with energy shares gaining following a bounce back in crude oil prices.

EU bailout boss warns Ireland would be worst hit by a Brexit

Ireland would be hurt more than any other Eurozone country by a UK exit from the EU, the head of the European bailout fund has said.

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