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Local authority votes against reducing Local Property Tax rates for 2017

ONE of Ireland’s largest local authorities has opted not to reduce its Local Property Tax (LPT) rate for 2017 amid concerns over the funding shortfall it would create.

Jobs boost as Wayne Metals and WP Engine create 140 new roles

Two companies are to create 140 new jobs over the next five years in the areas of technology and medicine.

Ireland to avoid EU €280m ‘leprechaun economics’ penalty

Ireland will escape being hit with an extra €280m in EU budget contributions due to the 26pc spike in the country’s wealth which was dubbed “leprechaun economics”.

Is Google set to buy Twitter in multi-billion euro deal?

TWITTER shares soared over 18% on reports that tech giants including Google are circling the social media site.

Ireland cuts 2016 GDP forecast ahead of ‘Brexit-proof’ budget

Ireland has shaved 0.5pc off its growth forecast for 2016 as well as 2017 ahead of a budget due next month that will aim to “Brexit-proof” the economy from further damage, the minister for public expenditure said on Thursday.

Revealed: Where the cheapest and most expensive houses are being sold

CASH buyers of properties pay less, a new official survey shows.

Iconic Portobello House has been sold for €10m

The iconic Portobello House at the top off Lower Rathmines Road Dublin 8 has been sold along with an adjoining sire for €10m, it is understood.

Export boom fades as ESRI says growth fuelled by Irish spending

Domestic spending has overtaken exports as the key driver of growth in the Irish economy, according to the latest research from the ESRI.

Theresa May meets with Goldman, Amazon, IBM to discuss post-Brexit investment

British Prime Minister Theresa May met business chiefs from firms including Goldman Sachs, IBM and Amazon.com on Monday in an attempt to reassure investors after her country’s shock vote to leave the European Union.

Michael O’Leary tells UK: ‘The world will want to screw you’

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has rubbished British Government claims it will secure favourable trade deals post-Brexit, insisting the UK will be “screwed” in negotiations.

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