Government won’t offer incentives for first-time buyers in upcoming Budget

The Coalition has no plans to offer any incentives to first- time buyers in the forthcoming budget.

Brussels to push ahead with common tax rules

Companies would save €1bn per year in administrative costs if the European Union adopts a common approach to corporate taxation, EU Economic and Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici has claimed.

Investment in renewable energy will place upward pressure on bills – ESB chief

Pat O’Doherty says ESB will survive to take advantage of new market opportunities Electricity bills will come under upward pressure because of the investment needed to transform the way we consume power, according to ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty.

75 new jobs announced for Cork

A total of 75 new jobs are to set be created in the Cork region.

Plans for prefabs to ease homeless crisis

These are the prefab homes that Dublin’s four local authorities are banking on to solve the homelessness crisis, which cost €4.5m in hotel bills alone in the first six months of the year.

EU ready to roll out €500m aid package

EU farm ministers are meeting in Luxembourg today to finalise how €500m will be allocated to European pig and dairy sectors.

Why are we more likely to divorce than change banks?

The letterbox flaps and in drops your mobile phone bill. Although you’re regularly bombarded by offers of a better deal from other providers, you don’t even consider switching. You just pay the bill and forget about it until next month. […]

As economic recovery takes hold retailers finally get a lift

This year is shaping up to be the best in retail since the economic downturn according to the latest figures for July from the Central Statistics Office.

Permanent TSB to cut variable interest rates for 70,000 mortgage customers

Permanent TSB has offered about 70,000 of its mortgage customers discounts of up to 0.8pc on their standard variable rate if they apply for a new product based on loan-to-value ratios.

700 jobs secured after Imtech Suir acquisition

About 700 jobs have been secured at Imtech Suir, one of the largest industrial engineering companies in the country, with UK private equity firm Endless LLP completing a buyout of the business.

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