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Business people buying almost 25% of Irish farmland – report

Business people buying almost 25% of Irish farmland – report Almost 25% of farmland sold in 2018 was bought by business people, the Irish Farmers Journal Agricultural Land Price Report for 2018 shows. Almost 7,800 acres of farmland was bought […]

Oil prices fall despite tighter global supply

Oil prices fall despite tighter global supply Oil prices fell yesterday, dragged down by concerns about global economic growth as the US-China trade dispute rumbled on, but receiving some support from tightened supply. International Brent crude oil futures were at […]

New mortgage lending increased to nearly €9bn last year

New mortgage lending increased to nearly €9bn last year New mortgage lending in the Republic rose by €1 billion to nearly €9 billion last year, according to the Central Bank. This was the largest annual increase since 2009. However, the […]

Revenue sets sights on value of private shares

Revenue sets sights on value of private shares Revenue is plotting a crackdown on shareholders of private companies who undervalue their stakes in tax returns. The rules on valuation apply to all unquoted companies – whether it is a large […]

Household debt shrinks to 2003 levels but economic risk remains

Household debt shrinks to 2003 levels but economic risk remains Even though household and company debt remain high by international standards, they have fallen sharply and may now be in line with the underlying fundamentals of the economy, according to […]

Deutsche and Commerzbank consider merger cuts as talks enter endgame

Deutsche and Commerzbank consider merger cuts as talks enter endgame Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are now getting down to the finer details of just how a takeover could actually work. With talks expected to last at least four weeks, there’s […]

‘American selfishness on trade’ criticised by EU

‘American selfishness on trade’ criticised by EU EUROPEAN Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen said on Tuesday that Washington’s “selfish” approach to trade was not sustainable, but it was too early to say that EU-US trade talks were doomed to fail. The […]

UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit nerves

UK jobs growth surges as labour market defies Brexit UK employers increased their hiring at the fastest pace in more than three years in the three months to January as the country’s labour market defied the broader weakness in the […]

Banks fight thousands of disputed tracker cases

Banks fight thousands of disputed tracker cases Thousands of tracker cases continue to be disputed by banks, despite the scandal dragging on for a decade now. An additional 8,700 cases in three different banks are being disputed by the lenders. […]

Taoiseach hosts talks with Tusk as Brexit deal deadline looms

Taoiseach hosts talks with Tusk as Brexit deal deadline looms Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is meeting European Council President Donald Tusk in Dublin with just ten days left before Brexit, but with no deal in sight. Mr Tusk and Mr Varadkar […]

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