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Property tax take too low, says EU in warning over ‘volatile revenue’

The property tax take in Ireland is below the EU average, and we rely too much on “volatile revenue sources”, the European Commission has warned.

Social network site in €180k commitment to help Irish jobseekers

LinkedIn has announced a new partnership with Jobcare aimed at connecting communities in need with economic opportunities to make their visions a reality.

Revealed: Homebuyers race for deals as €20,000 grant faces axe

Fine Gael leadership frontrunner Leo Varadkar risks causing further chaos in the housing market after pledging to abolish the Help to Buy scheme if it proves to be inflating prices.

Five things you need to know about Peer-to-Peer lending

Following the announcement from Linked Finance, an Irish Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending platform, that it has received full authorization by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which will enable it to move into the UK market, we have the top five […]

Irish peer-to-peer lending platform receives UK authorization

Linked Finance, an Irish Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending platform, has received full authorization by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which will enable it to move into the UK market.

EU won’t loosen rules to ease pain of Brexit – Noonan

Brexit isn’t a good enough argument to persuade the EU to loosen its strict budgetary rules to allow for more spending, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has signalled.

Bank of Ireland names high-ranking female banker as new CEO

Bank of Ireland has appointed a high-ranking female banker, Francesca McDonagh, to succeed Richie Boucher as chief executive officer later this year. The bank confirmed McDonagh, who is 42 and from the UK, will take over the reins on October […]

C&C playing ‘long game’ in US as its asset value is cut by €129m and revenue slumps

Bulmers and Magners owner C&C is under no pressure from shareholders to sell its US operations, after slashing the value of its assets there by €129m during its last financial year, according to CEO Stephen Glancey. The company said the […]

Property prices forecast to rise 10pc this year and 8pc in 2018

The average price of a house is set to soar by the end of 2018 – first jumping 10pc this year, and rising by another 8pc next year. House completions are to grow strongly, Goodbody Stockbrokers said in a new […]

High debt and Brexit could hit recovery, says Moody’s

Ireland stands to gain more foreign direct investment (FDI) as a result of Brexit, and the public finances here have been on a continuously improving trend that’s set to continue over the coming years, Moody’s says. However, in its latest […]

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