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Central Bank’s arrears figure ‘overstated by a huge amount’

The Central Bank has been producing data that “grossly” overstates mortgage arrears, calling into question a raft of home repossessions. Statisticians in the bank have admitted there is a problem, and are set to change how they calculate missed payments. […]

Credit unions to pay refunds after miscalculating interest on loans

More than 150 credit unions have to carry out an expensive trawl of their loan books after it emerged thousands of members have been overcharged on loans. The overcharging amounts are small, but the Central Bank has ordered credit unions […]

More females required to meet construction demand – CIF

Increasing numbers of female construction workers is key to solving Ireland’s housing and infrastructure crises. This is according to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Ahead of the launch of its first ‘Diversity and Inclusion Guidance’ document for the construction sector, […]

UK warns there will be no Brexit deal unless EU softens on Irish border

Britain will leave the European Union without a deal unless the bloc’s leaders soften their position on the Irish border, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told the BBC. EU leaders abruptly cautioned May on Thursday that unless she gave ground on […]

WATCH: Is this the most powerful iPhone ever? A review of the Xs and Xs Max

Apple says that it’s the most powerful iPhone ever. But with its new 6.5-inch display, it looks like nothing can stop the iPhone Xs Max from becoming even more of a substitute for your television and your camera. There are […]

Dublin Airport on course for 30 million passengers

Dublin Airport was the 14th-busiest in Europe during July, handling more than 3.3 million passengers. In the year to July, Dublin Airport was also the 14-busiest, with 18 million people passing through the gateway. London Heathrow was the busiest, with […]

Families face being nearly €200 worse off after Budget in spite of income tax cut

Households face being up to €190 worse off after the Budget as income tax cuts could be wiped out by increases in other charges and levies. The Budget is likely to see an increase in the amount of money people […]

Technology giants face payouts to media firms in EU copyright battle

Technology firms such as Facebook would have to share more of their revenue with the publishers of content used online under a shake-up of copyright rules. The European Parliament has backed a law that would help media, video, music and […]

Unfair workload after four-day week shift

Query: I recently moved to a four-day week as I found the juggle of a full-time job and the rearing of two children too difficult. However, although my pay has been cut by a fifth to reflect the fact that […]

House price rises now at lowest level in 15 months

The rate at which property prices are increasing continues to ease off. This is being put down to buyers reaching the limit of what they can borrow due to Central Bank lending restrictions. Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) […]

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