Trade surplus expanded by a fifth in April – CSO

The goods trade surplus expanded by more than a fifth in April as exports increased and imports fell.

Ireland faces four big issues. Three of them are out of our hands

Brexit, migration, geopolitical tensions and debt. They’re the big issues that are fuelling economic uncertainty, according to the Central Bank’s latest Macro Financial Review.

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.

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