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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. Experts said this reflects the chronic shortage of properties f [...]

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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. The seasonally adjusted quarterly gross disp [...]

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Lidl boss targets 200 Irish shops in €700m expansion

German retail chain Lidl could boost its footprint in Ireland to as many as 200 stores in a move that would probably involve an investment of at least €300m. The spend is in addition to [...]

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Businesses upbeat despite Brexit worry

The overall Economic Pulse reading in July stood at 96.6, up 0.2 points on the June figure and 6.9 points higher than the reading taken following the UK referendum to leave the European Union last yea [...]

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Weak sterling sees drop in gas prices

Weak sterling has continued to push down gas prices for Irish businesses. The Vayu Energy Report, published this morning, shows wholesale gas prices are now at levels not seen since 2016 [...]

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New tech tricks will help target digital ads and cut wastage

If you're targeting North America, the chances are that your digital marketing budget includes an allocation for advertising. Last year, US digital ad spending surpassed television for t [...]

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Bank of Ireland report underlying profit of €480m for first half of 2017

Bank of Ireland has reported an underlying profit of €480m for the first six months of this year, rounding off a busy week of results for Irish banks. Bank of Ireland also reported opera [...]

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Manufacturers shrug off Brexit with 15pc hike in their output

The total value of products manufactured and sold here last year was €133.3bn - up more than 15pc on 2015, official data shows. The most significant increase in net selling value - the a [...]

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Facebook's got the top social status as it leaves Twitter in the dust

Facebook's mobile advertising business grew by more than 50pc in the second quarter, the company said in its earnings report on Wednesday, as the social network continued to establish itself as the ve [...]

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Aldi store donates 25,000 meals to charity through FoodCloud

Aldi’s Ballincollig store has become the first Aldi store in Ireland to donate 25,000 meals to local charities through the grocery store’s partnership with FoodCloud. FoodCloud's innovativ [...]

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Parents sacrifice summer hols as cost of sending children back to school hits over €1,200

Thousands of parents will be forced to deny their children basic school items this year as they struggle to fund the back-to-school spend. A majority of mums and dads say they will buy for [...]

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Property prices across Ireland shot up by almost €24,000 last year

The price of a house rose nationwide by almost €24,000 last year. And there are far fewer vacant properties than previously estimated, a new report has found. Dublin property prices s [...]

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Aldi store donates 25,000 meals to charity through FoodCloud

Aldi’s Ballincollig store has become the first Aldi store in Ireland to donate 25,000 meals to local charities through the grocery store’s partnership with FoodCloud. FoodCloud's innovat [...]

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KBC Bank Ireland to cut interest rates across a number of savings accounts

KBC Bank Ireland are planning to reduce the interest rates on a number of deposit accounts in a matter of weeks. In a notification release on Tuesday, the bank announced that the cuts wo [...]

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Australian health software firm to set up Cork HQ

A global software platform that manages healthcare professionals' clinics, consolidates patient records and "matchmakes" doctors with patients has chosen Cork as its European HQ. HealthKit [...]

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On this day: how to turn off Facebook memories

On This Day – also known as Facebook Memories – is one of the social network’s most divisive features. For some, it’s a fun daily reminder of something silly, important or embarrassing tha [...]

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Laws must be updated as driverless cars steer us into complex insurance minefield

The era of driverless cars - or fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) - is near and will dramatically transform how we drive. The technology is well advanced and we already see automated features [...]

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Government claims progress in fixing mobile and broadband blackspots

Telecoms operators are working with local authorities to identify and remedy mobile blackspots. Speaking at the launch of a report from the Government's Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforc [...]

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Euro rises as talks on stimulus delayed

Mario Draghi has said policymakers are still waiting for inflation to catch up with the economy's recovery, as they put off any discussion on tapering stimulus until after the summer. "We [...]

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Traffic payments boost tunnel profits

Traffic guarantee payments totalling €4.4m by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to the firm operating the €800m Limerick tunnel helped the company record an operating profit of €9.4m last year.

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