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Housing drives jobs boost

Irish construction firms are taking on extra staff, pushing the sharpest rise in employment since February, according to Ulster Bank’s latest Construction PMI.

EU ramps up action against states over emission scandal

The European Union will take action against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police car emissions rules, EU sources have said.

Last-minute gift shopping? Top tips to avoid online Christmas present rip-offs

With less than two shopping weeks to Christmas, those leaving it late are in danger of being ripped off in the dash to buy gifts.

Credit unions give out more loans as member savings increase to €12bn

More people are taking out loans with credit unions, while there has been a rise in the amount of money saved with the member-owned institutions.

Mobile bills now under €25 a month

Ireland is among the cheapest European countries for mobile bills but still ranks as too expensive for home broadband, Ireland’s telecoms watchdog has found.

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.

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