Long-awaited social enterprise strategy on way

Regional economic development minister Michael Ring is to bring forward a national policy for social enterprise. The move comes four years after a Forfas report prepared for Government recommended such action.

The 60-second guide to… organising your pension and will

Pensions and wills are some of the most common things which people put on the long finger. Make 2017 the year that you either start paying into a pension (if you’re not doing so already) or that you ensure that […]

First-time buyers’ Help-to-Buy scheme opens for applications today

The new Help-to-Buy scheme for first-time buyers, announced in the Budget last October, opens for applications today.

Markets quiet ahead of Christmas

European stocks were little changed, after two straight weeks of gains, as investors kicked off the last full week of trading of the year.

Christmas showdown as SuperValu and Dunnes go head-to-head in battle for consumers

Dunnes Stores and SuperValu now hold an equal share of Ireland’s multi-billion euro grocery market, as the pair battle it out for supremacy among consumers over Christmas.

Number of mortgage holders who lost good-value trackers may rise over 10,000 by time investigation completed

It could be summer before everyone who lost a good-value tracker mortgage is identified and contacted by their lenders.

Bank of Ireland admits over-charging thousands of its mortgage customers

Bank of Ireland has admitted over-charging thousands of its mortgage customers.

Four firms – including Ireland’s Davy – appointed to assist in AIB’s stock market flotation

Four firms have been given the potentially lucrative mandate to manage the planned sale of around 25pc of AIB, including Ireland’s Davy.

Property prices continue to rise as lack of homes for sale keeps pressure on buyers

Property prices continue to rise nationwide, as a lack of homes for sale keep the pressure on buyers.

Warning that public sector wage rows could drive up costs for Irish companies

Wage disputes in the public sector threaten to drive up costs across the economy, according to the ESRI think-tank.

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