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Families who can't pay mortgage to rent back their homes in new deal

Families who are in deep arrears have been given fresh hope that they will be able to stay in their homes - as renters. Mortgage campaigner David Hall has done a deal with AIB to buy out [...]

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Dozens of firms take up Brexit grant offer

Around three exporting companies a week on average have been approved for a state-backed Brexit-ready grant since June. The Be Prepared Grant rolled out by Enterprise Ireland (EI) provid [...]

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EU plan to raise tax on digital firms 'may hurt investment'

EUROPEAN Commission plans to increase taxes on digital firms risk undermining growth and could stifle global efforts to find common solutions to tax issue, US companies operating in the EU said yester [...]

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Renters paying twice as much as mortgage holders

In some Dublin areas it has become twice as expensive to rent as it is to buy, and renters are moving back in with their parents in increasing numbers in a move to try get on the property ladder. The Government is devising laws to preven [...]

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More than 120 jobs announced for Dundalk

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD joined Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies, to announce the creation of 125 new jobs at Graebel Companies in D [...]

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Hiring and staff retention top issues for life science firms

Attracting and retaining talent, as well as reform of the personal tax system, are the biggest challenges facing Ireland's life sciences sector, according to new research from global executive search [...]

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Two new towns 'rent pressure zones' as costs soar 6.6pc

Two new towns have been designated rent pressure zones as the average cost rose by 6.6pc in the year to June. The Residential Tenancies Board said that the national average rent stood at [...]

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Developing Green Finance sector a 'priority' for Ireland – Minister

Brexit should be considered an opportunity for Ireland to establish itself as a leading hub for Green Finance in partnership with Britain, Mr. Michael D’Arcy TD, Minister for Financial Services, has s [...]

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Healthy savings

If you have private health insurance, there's a good chance that you'll need to renew your policy this month, but why not switch instead and save hundreds, if not thousands? The bottom l [...]

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Don’t fall into the trap of over-insuring

THE biggest mistake people make with house insurance is over-insuring. That means it’s easy to fix, and switching for a better deal will make it better again. You might think that it doe [...]

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Almost one quarter of Irish firms will be forced to close if subject to GDPR fines - survey

Close to one quarter of Irish firms would be forced to pull down their shutters if handed fines for non-compliance to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data Protection [...]

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NTMA sells €1bn of Government bonds

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has completed an auction of €1bn of the benchmark Irish Government bonds this morning. The NTMA sold €550m of bonds at a yield of 0.689pc w [...]

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Key Irish export sectors now more dependent on UK than 10 years ago

Some Irish exporting sectors have seen their dependence on the UK market increase since the turn of the millennium, even though the exports share overall to the UK has been declining. A [...]

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Dramatic drop in cost of motor insurance new figures show

There has been a dramatic drop in the cost of motor insurance. New figures show there was a plunge of 14pc in the cost of cover in the last year, the biggest drop since the insurance crisis hit.

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EU to publish 'guiding principles' for upcoming Brexit talks on Ireland and Northern Ireland

The EU is to publish “guiding principles” for upcoming Brexit talks on Ireland and Northern Ireland today. The paper will seek to drive home the message that the “onus” is on the UK to p [...]

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New rollout to see West of Ireland towns becoming Ireland's fastest broadband hotspots

A number of rural towns are to become Ireland's fastest fibre broadband hotspots in the next two years, outgunning Dublin, Cork, Limerick and other Irish cities. A new joint venture betw [...]

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Bitcoin slumps as China clamps down on digital tokens

So-called virtual currency bitcoin tumbled the most since July after China's central bank said initial coin offerings are illegal and asked all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately - [...]

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Budget watchdog warns 'overheating economy' is real risk

There is a "realistic possibility" that the economy will start to overheat in the coming years if the strong growth rates continue, the state's budgetary watchdog has warned. It comes as [...]

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