‘We didn’t cause this, but we have to deal with the reality,’ says Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny insists he is confident that Ireland’s interests will be reflected in the draft Brexit negotiating guidelines due to be published by Brussels.

Permanent TSB ‘charging double’ its rivals to fix rate

A state-rescued bank has been accused of exploiting its mortgage customers by offering those who want to fix an interest rate that is more than double what other banks are charging.

Mortgage surge means house prices ‘now set to rise by 10pc’

A rush to get approved for a mortgage, with first-time buyers to the fore, is expected to push house prices up by 10pc this year.

Irish Life adds City Quay offices to €1bn portfolio

Irish Life has restated its commitment to the Dublin office market with a decision to pre-fund the €125m development of 13-18 City Quay in the docklands.

2,000 taxpayers call Revenue helpline in offshore crackdown

With only a month left for taxpayers to make voluntary disclosures about offshore assets, there’s likely to be a surge in calls to the Revenue Commissioners’ dedicated helpline in coming weeks.

Pay freezes predicted despite country’s economic growth

Labour costs in Ireland are rising at one of the slowest rates in the EU despite the country’s strong economic performance.

‘Strong evidence’ Ireland aiding EU banks’ tax-avoidance schemes

Ireland is one of the countries “leading the race to the bottom” in the facilitation of global tax avoidance, according to a new report from charity group Oxfam.

Irish firms in top five UK foreign business owners

Irish-based companies are among the biggest foreign owners of UK firms, ahead of Japan and well ahead of rising powerhouse China.

Price of Dublin semi-D surging again at same rate as in boom years

The price of an average semi-detached house in parts of Dublin is inflating as fast as in the boom years and the period immediately before the Central Bank introduced its lending restrictions two-and-a-half years ago.

Public sector pay ‘outstrips private workers by 40pc’

Public sector workers get paid 40pc more on average than their private sector counterparts, a report claims.

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