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UK’s Brexit plan pushes need for key Irish role in EU negotiations

Ireland and the UK are described as “inescapably intertwined” in the British government’s newly published Brexit plan.

Number of home buyers taking out mortgage rises to six-year high

THE number of home buyers taking out a mortgage has risen to a six-year high.

Manufacturing overheads rise at fastest rate in four years

Overhead costs for manufacturers rose at the fastest pace in over four years in January, as higher commodity prices, currency moves and price rises at UK suppliers hit the sector. In a sign competitiveness is being hit, some firms hiked […]

Irish property predicted to beat global peers in 2017

Returns for investors across all sectors of Irish commercial property could slow to a growth rate of between 7pc and 10pc in 2017, down from 12.4pc in 2016 and only about a quarter of the 36pc level seen during the […]

Why Ireland is now targeting business and investment affected by ‘Muslim travel ban’

Ireland Inc is now actively targeting business, investment and recruitment from the Middle East as a result of the US travel ban on Muslims.

‘Rainy day fund’ and focus on women central planks of strategy to beat Brexit

A government plan aimed at mitigating the effects of Brexit places a major focus on women as well as the poaching of “globally renowned” workers from the UK.

Millenials shrug off global upheaval

A MAJORITY of so-called millennials are positive about the economic outlook for Ireland in the year ahead.

BNP boss in Noonan meeting over Brexit

The head of BNP Paribas Securities Services met Finance Minister Michael Noonan for an hour in December, during which they discussed the implications of Brexit.

Falling sterling hits UK interest in Irish property

The Irish property market is being hit increasingly hard by Brexit, with estate agents all over the country reporting an average fall-off in demand by one-third from across the water.

‘No evidence’ banks failing to pass on rate cuts, says ECB

There is no evidence that banks are not passing on interest rates cuts, the ECB has claimed in a research paper.

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