Looking to buy? Surge in number of home buyers getting approval for mortgage

There was a strong rise in the number of home buyers approved for a mortgage in July.

An average of 3,274 mortgages are being approved on a monthly basis

Mortgage approvals increased by 17.6pc year on year in the three months to the end of July, new figures from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland show.

Ireland ‘disagrees profoundly’ with EU on Apple tax bill

Ireland disagrees profoundly with the European Commission’s ruling against its tax dealings with Apple Inc, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Tuesday ahead of seeking cabinet approval to appeal.

European Commission: Ireland must demand €13bn in back taxes off Apple

Apple has accused the European Commission of threatening future investment and job creation on the continent and said it is confident of overturning the order

VistaMed to create 200 new jobs as part of €10m investment

Irish catheter and extrusion provider VistaMed is to create 200 new jobs as part of a major €10m investment, supported by Enterprise Ireland.

Irish wholesale gas prices fall 35pc in August

An ongoing mix of oversupply and weak demand has seen the price of wholesale gas collapse in recent times.

Heaslip-backed Irish start-up UrbanVolt signs up to global LED challenge

An Irish start-up that has Jamie Heaslip amongst its investors has become the first company here to sign up to the Global Lighting Challenge.

Ireland’s Brexit benefit? Europe’s biggest stock exchange is eyeing up Dublin

Europe’s biggest stock exchange Bats Europe could open a base outside London following Brexit, its head told Reuters, voicing doubts about whether the City of London would secure sufficient access to the European market.

Profits at pharma firm double to €18.5m

Pre-tax profits at pharmaceutical firm Clonmel Healthcare more than doubled to €18.5m last year.

Restaurant Group to sell or shut 33 sites

Britain’s Restaurant Group, the struggling owner of the Joe’s Kitchen chain, said it identified 33 underperforming sites for sale or closure as a part of its ongoing strategy review after a turbulent year.

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