Revealed: cut to top rate of tax on table in Budget

But the average family is only expected to benefit to the tune of €300 a year from the modest tax cuts in Budget 2015. The tax relief will be targeted to give the greatest benefit to those on middle incomes. […]

Judge approves order to serve via social networking site

Judge Bronah O’Hanlon permitted a liquidator to serve papers on a person connected with liquidated firm the Irish Education and Research Institute, which also traded as the Irish Business School. The school, which taught English to foreign students, closed suddenly […]

Sub-prime mortgage business Start Mortgages to be sold by Investec

The deal involves Start’s brand, operations and employees. It also includes all of Start, and certain other, Irish-mortgage-related financial assets and liabilities. It is believed that all of the jobs of Start Mortgages’ 70 staff are secure. They will move […]

‘Workers at major companies must get wage increases as Government defends corporate tax’ – minister

The Labour Party minister said the State was paying out €500m a year in “corporate welfare” through family income support and it was now time for big business to make more of a contribution. “Many of those people are working […]

Mortgage wars: banks battle for mortgage customers as property upturn takes hold

Lenders are cutting rates, offering sweeteners to brokers to funnel business to them, and giving borrowers incentives such as paying for home valuations in a bid to win a bigger slice of the lucrative mortgage market. The stepping up of […]

UK rating fears if Scots banks defect to London

The warning that England and Wales could be negatively affected if banks carry out a threat to move south if Scots vote for independence is in contrast to most analysts who have focused on the implications for Scotland. If lenders, […]

Nama to supply 4,500 new homes in Dublin over next 18 months

Nama will supply 4,500 housing units in Dublin over the next 18 months, said the agency’s chief executive, Brendan McDonagh. Nama will fund and oversee the construction of houses and apartments in areas throughout the city in an effort to […]

Professional yes, but property Reits are no ‘get rich quick’ scheme

The establishment of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Reits) is seen as a way of achieving two important things – allowing ordinary Irish investors to get a slice of the action through regulated, professional property companies and also reducing the sector’s […]

Howlin ‘hopes’ Ireland’s boom and bust cycle is over

The comments come days after Finance Minister Michael Noonan said Ireland needs a different economic model as the recovery begins to broaden, focused more on steady growth akin to the Nordic and Northern European models. Ahead of a Cabinet meeting […]

Brendan Keenan: Asking if there is a property bubble is the wrong question

To paraphrase Zhou Enlai, it may be too early to say. But the Irish economic question is exhibiting the same symptoms. Just as we seemed to successfully negotiate the Crash, the question changed. Or rather, an old question re-appeared. Is […]

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