Housing shortage to drive up prices by 15pc over the next three years

House prices are set to rise by 15pc over the next three years, a survey conducted by the Central Bank has found.

A design for life: Irish business star Chupi chases jewellery dream

‘Start small and make your mistakes while no one is watching’ – Chupi

E-commerce transactions now make up almost half of credit card spending

E-commerce now accounts for 30pc of debit card point of sale transactions and almost one in two credit card purchases, according to the latest data from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).

Budget cuts preventing investment in tech

Eight in ten IT departments in Ireland are being held back from making investments in new technologies due to budget cuts, according to research from Sungard Availability Services. This figure is considerably higher than their counterparts in other countries including […]

Property market ‘at middle stage of upturn’

The two-tiered nature of Ireland’s economic recovery has been highlighted again in a new commercial property report.

Four tips to save money on the cost of running your car

The average cost of running a car has fallen by €178.05 or 1.6pc on the same figure for last year, according to the latest AA’s calculations, bring the cost of running a family car for a year to €10,671.37.

Drop ‘Pa$$word123’: ‘Everything you know about ‘safe’ passwords is wrong

It has become the bane of many office workers’ existences: being forced to use complicated and difficult-to-remember passwords laden with random numbers and symbols.

Irish firms increase cyber security after WannaCry attack

Almost three in four Irish companies have made changes to their IT security as a direct result of the WannaCry ransomware incident, according to a survey by IT solutions distributor DataSolutions.

Revealed: How many secured approval for mortgage – but couldn’t find a home to buy

A big gap has opened up between the numbers getting approved to take out a mortgage and those who end up drawing one down.

Household gross disposable income up slightly

Household disposable income increased fractionally in the first three months of this year compared with the end of 2016, official data shows.

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