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Becoming a self-employed contractor can be lucrative and fulfilling – but you’ll need plenty of hard work and discipline

For the disillusioned professional fed up with the 9-6 grind, navigating office politics or managing thankless workloads, ditching the commute and striking out alone as a self-employed contractor, whatever the field, is an exciting prospect.

Lender Dilosk snaps up performing loan portfolio valued around €60m

Specialist lender Dilosk has swooped on a portfolio of performing loans in a move aimed at increasing the fledgling firm’s toehold in the market.

Canary Wharf Group weighing up sale in ‘Walkie Talkie’ building

Canary Wharf Group is mulling a sale of its stake in one of the City of London’s most recognisable buildings, according to reports.

Coulson’s Ardagh will eye further acquisitions

An ebullient Paul Coulson has insisted that the Ardagh packaging giant he helped to create is only halfway through what he described as a “phenomenal adventure” following its New York Stock Exchange flotation yesterday that valued the group at about […]

Reform how bosses’ pay is decided, say unions

Trade unions have called for major reform of how the pay of executives is set in quoted companies and semi-states.

Better than London, but Dublin quality of life lags EU peers

DUBLIN is ahead of London, but lagging well behind other developed cities as an attractive posting for expats.

Irish fear ‘dangerous’ contest for Brexit jobs

Ireland fears some rival countries are using lower regulatory standards to lure financial jobs moving as a result of Brexit.

One-third of Dublin offices sold in deals worth €6bn since 2013

A new report from Savills on Ireland’s property investment market has revealed that 1.1 million sq m (11.84 million sq ft) of modern office space has changed hands in Dublin since the beginning of 2013 – equivalent to one-third of […]

Mortgage lending at seven-year high

NEW mortgage lending has exceeded the amount of money being paid off existing home loans for the first time in seven years. Lending for house purchases rose by a net €27m in the last three months of last year. It […]

Irish economy on course to outpace euro zone for fourth year in a row

Ireland looks set to remain the best-performing economy in the eurozone for a fourth year in a row, despite escalating fears over Brexit.

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