Irish start-up funding group wins European accolade

HBAN, the all-island group responsible for the promotion of business angel investment in Ireland, has won the best Business Angel Week award at the European Business Angel Awards.

A dozen London-based firms and banks to set up in Dublin – IDA

The Irish government has secured deals with more than a dozen London-based financial houses and banks which will see the firms move some of their business to Ireland, according to a report in the Guardian.

Surge in mortgage approvals looks set to fuel house price increases

The number of people approved for a mortgage surged by a third last month, driven largely by first-time buyers.

There may be more jobs than workers ‘if unemployment rate continues to drop’

Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned of possible “capacity constraints” in the labour market if the unemployment numbers continue to drop at the expected rate.

Loan scheme aims to bring vacant homes into use

Property owners could be offered local authority loans to bring vacant homes back into use and help tackle the housing crisis.

Google fined ‘record’ €2.42bn for ‘unfair shopping searches’

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42bn for abusing its dominant market position by giving illegal advantage in search results to its own comparison shopping service.

AIB listing provides the Irish Stock Exchange with the largest IPO in Europe in 2017

AIB’s listing on the main securities market has provided the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) with the largest IPO in Europe in 2017.

Great recession fears as bankers warn next global crash could arrive ‘with a vengeance’

A new financial crisis is brewing in the emerging economies and it could hit “with a vengeance”, an influential group of central bankers has warned.

Comment: Relaxing deposit rules just not an option, even if it means families must save up €83,000

We threw it away. Measures introduced two-and-a-half years ago by the Central Bank to curb runaway property inflation were only ever a temporary stop-gap.

Brexit uncertainty remains our chief economic challenge

Competitiveness concerns in Dublin, allied with the Brexit risk to rural Ireland, present the greatest risk to the economic outlook, according to a report published this morning.

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