House prices may increase 11pc by 2020 – ESRI

House prices may increase 11pc by 2020 - ESRI Stock photo: GETTY House prices could rise by 11pc between now and 2020 after a period of dramatic increases and drops never before seen, new research from...

Ireland must push for Brexit deal

Ireland must push for Brexit deal Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Picture: Tony Gavin The visit of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to Ireland last week, and the assurances he repeated in relation to the European Union's...

Housing bottleneck will worsen as population growth speeds up

Housing bottleneck will worsen as population growth speeds up Dublin will need to build at least 200 homes a week Five years ago, as many wondered whether the green shoots were actually emerging, the Central Statistics...

Passengers urged to check flights as air traffic strike causes chaos for holiday-makers

Passengers urged to check flights as air traffic strike causes chaos for holiday-makers Dublin Airport Passengers have been urged to check their flights as an air traffic control strike causes chaos for thousands of holiday-makers. Ryanair has...

Celebrity suicide is not a fashion to be copied

Celebrity suicide is not a fashion to be copied Robin Williams The language brigade have pulled me up once or twice for using the phrase "committed suicide" and told me it is "died by suicide". They...

Denouncing Ireland as a tax haven is as dated as calling it homophobic because...

Denouncing Ireland as a tax haven is as dated as calling it homophobic because of our past Ireland's FDI success story has come under fire - yet again - from the other side of the...

Trump: North Korea still poses ‘extraordinary threat’ to US

Trump: North Korea still poses ‘extraordinary threat’ to US The president extended for one year the so-called ‘national emergency’ with respect to the nuclear-armed nation. President Donald Trump said North Korea still poses a massive threat...

Hi-de-hi, campers! 70 years since Butlin’s came to Co Meath

Hi-de-hi, campers! 70 years since Butlin's came to Co Meath When Mosney opened in 1948, objectors feared it would become a new ­English ­colony and den of vice, but it proved to be a stronghold...

Politics created the euro – will they doom it as cracks spread?

Politics created the euro - will they doom it as cracks spread? 'Italy is a member of the euro. A threat to the single currency threatens everything.' Stock image The European Union is fundamentally a political...

Poundworld denied £4.1m business rates lifeline ahead of collapse

Poundworld denied £4.1m business rates lifeline ahead of collapse The Government’s revaluation of business rates was supposed to hand the retailer a tax cut. Poundworld has started stock clearance sales (Jane Barlow/PA) Poundworld was denied a £4.1...

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