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Charlie Weston: ‘Escape the banking ‘confusopoly’ and get yourself a better mortgage rate this year’

Central Bank changes that came into effect on mortgages at the start of the year represent a missed opportunity to tackle some of the worst excesses of our dysfunctional home-loans market. Now lenders will have to tell customers if they […]

Lower property tax for homes of rich: minister

A Government Minister wants lower property tax rates for those in affluent areas.

Chinese firms’ investment in Ireland surges by 200pc to €87m

Investment by Chinese companies here has surged more than 200pc over the past year, amid trade tensions between Beijing and Washington, while Irish companies are seeking a greater foothold in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

Petrol prices at the pump fall to 16 month low – AA

The AA’s monthly fuel prices survey found that the average cost of a litre of petrol hit a 16 month low in January.

Investments that may stand to you in 2019 as economy slows

Investor pessimism is high this New Year. The dismal performance of a number of stock markets in 2018 disappointed many. Trade wars, Brexit and rising interest rates weighed heavily on investors’ minds – and continue to do so. One of […]

Truck drivers express worries over no-deal Brexit

Irish hauliers are deeply concerned that a no-deal or hard Brexit will lead to unworkable delays at UK ports.

What are the big economic trends on the way in the next decade?

Opinion: here’s how the US economy, Chinese growth, oil prices, globalism, unemployment and Brexit will affect our world

Promised reform in insurance sector is ‘incomplete’ – Insurance Ireland

The insurance industry in Ireland has expressed concern about what it calls a lack of urgency in delivering key reforms in the sector that are aimed at reducing claims costs.

Consumer sentiment unchanged in December – survey

Consumer sentiment was unchanged in December from November, as concerns about the economic outlook appeared to be offset by improved personal finances and end-of-year spending.

Ireland’s forestry industry comes together to meet Brexit challenge

Ireland plants almost 30 million trees a year, or 80,000 trees a day.

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