Ireland set to be Europe’s fastest-growing economy in 2016 after weathering initial Brexit fallout

The economy performed strongly in the months after the Brexit vote, official figures have revealed.

Dublin fastest-growing airport as passenger numbers soar

DUBLIN Airport is now the fastest-growing major airport in Western Europe, according to latest figures from Eurostat.

From today, you can swipe your phone instead of your debit card

Paying for items under €30 in shops can now be done by swiping your mobile phone against a contactless terminal.

Unemployment at half the level seen during worst of Crash

Unemployment in Ireland is now at its lowest level in almost eight years, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Central Bank flags risk issues at brokers

The Central Bank has issued a stinging criticism of the way risk is managed in some Irish stockbrokers, investment firms, and fund service providers.

Act now to avoid huge increases in health cover

Thousands of people who are due to renew their health insurance in the next few weeks have been warned to act now to avoid huge increases in the cost of cover.

End of the supermarket queue? Amazon opens futuristic shop with no tills or cashiers

Long queues at the supermarket could soon become a distant memory after Amazon unveiled a grocery store without tills or barcode scanners.

Retailers facing 10pc hike in rents

Property agent Savills Ireland is predicting rises of 7pc to 10pc for retail property rents by 2018, notwithstanding the recent slowdown in the sector.

Irish manufacturing picks up despite currency swings

Irish manufacturing output picked up in November, with the pace of export growth in particular accelerating.

New whiskey tourism plan to triple number of visitors

A new strategy aimed at promoting Ireland as a whiskey tourism destination will be unveiled this week.

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