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Better than London, but Dublin quality of life lags EU peers

DUBLIN is ahead of London, but lagging well behind other developed cities as an attractive posting for expats.

Irish fear ‘dangerous’ contest for Brexit jobs

Ireland fears some rival countries are using lower regulatory standards to lure financial jobs moving as a result of Brexit.

One-third of Dublin offices sold in deals worth €6bn since 2013

A new report from Savills on Ireland’s property investment market has revealed that 1.1 million sq m (11.84 million sq ft) of modern office space has changed hands in Dublin since the beginning of 2013 – equivalent to one-third of […]

Mortgage lending at seven-year high

NEW mortgage lending has exceeded the amount of money being paid off existing home loans for the first time in seven years. Lending for house purchases rose by a net €27m in the last three months of last year. It […]

Irish economy on course to outpace euro zone for fourth year in a row

Ireland looks set to remain the best-performing economy in the eurozone for a fourth year in a row, despite escalating fears over Brexit.

Iceland removes last post-crash controls

Iceland’s finance ministry said yesterday that in the coming week it would lift the remaining capital controls that have been in place since the financial crisis in 2008, easing restrictions on households and businesses.

Heavyweight Great West weathers lacklustre year

The great banking collapse of 2008, which still echoes resoundingly up and down the corridors of Irish business, had one small incidental spin-off. It helped Ireland introduce itself to the prudent conservatism of Canadian banking and financial services.

Boost in activity for construction sector

Activity in the construction sector is expanding at a “sharp and accelerated” rate according to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).

Cairn boss attacks office-building ‘imbalance’

Dublin city will only see 800 new apartment units come to market over the next 18 months, according to the ceo of listed housebuilder Cairn Homes.

Euro up as rate hike in 2018 is now on the cards

Mario Draghi, perhaps one of the most relaxed central-bank communicators in recent years, can stumble over his lines for once without anyone really losing the plot.

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