No relief for buyers as house prices rise by almost 12pc in a year

There has been no let-up in the rise in property prices.

Amazon to have big say on ads

Advertisers can expect Amazon to challenge the Google-Facebook duopoly this year and see tasks become more automated.

Fraudsters making false car insurance claims must be prosecuted, claims ex-judge

Fraudsters making false car insurance claims are getting away with it because they are not being prosecuted, a leading judicial figure said.

May to discuss Brexit fears with finance industry leaders

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and senior officials will meet executives from major finance companies today to give them a clearer idea of what Britain’s European Union exit will mean for them.

Revealed: Fancy a job change for 2018? Here are the top roles employers are looking to fill

With employees setting back into work after the festive period, the new year is a prime opportunity for staff to consider their career options for 2018.

Shops miss out as consumers splash the cash on online sales

Shoppers increased their spending in December, but it was mainly driven by a rise in online sales.

New thinking – and new taxes – are necessary as we all move online

The impressive retail figures in Ireland should not be a surprise. Ireland is the fastest-growing economy in Europe.

Property tax overhaul could be fairer on hard-hit Dubliners

A complete overhaul of property tax has moved significantly closer after a dramatic intervention by the Minister for Housing, who says bills should no longer be solely based on the value of homes and the annual charge needs reform.

Brexit sectoral analyses highlight UK’s extensive links to Ireland

Northern Ireland exports around £20m (€22.6m) of fish products to the Republic annually, the UK exports around twice as much freight to Ireland than it imports, and Ireland is the fourth most visited country by UK travellers.

Amazon plans new data centre for Dublin

Undeterred by objections to a proposed data centre campus in Dublin, Amazon is looking to build yet another data centre in the capital.

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