House prices may increase 11pc by 2020 – ESRI

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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...

Wall St awash in sublease space, bad for landlords

Wall St awash in sublease space, bad for landlords New office space at the World Trade Centre is coming onstream at a time when subleasing is exerting downward pressure on rents When the Murdoch media empire...

Celebrity suicide is not a fashion to be copied

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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...

With real prudence we’d already have a strong budget surplus

With real prudence we'd already have a strong budget surplus The projected €800m in the State's coffers may disappear all too quickly in a budget carve-up, warns writes Colm McCarthy SENSIBLE CAUTION: Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe...

Low-cost carrier Norwegian launches direct flights from Ireland to Canada

Low-cost carrier Norwegian launches direct flights from Ireland to Canada Direct services to Hamilton, Ontario set for take-off in March 2019, the airline says The CN Tower in Toronto Norwegian will start a new daily service between...

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...

Eurozone agrees deal to pave way for end to Greece’s bailout

Eurozone agrees deal to pave way for end to Greece’s bailout It also got another injection of 15 billion euros under the deal. Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos speaks with European Commissioner for Economic and Financial...

Where to find affordable new homes for first-timers

Where to find affordable new homes for first-timers In a market where house prices are rising with every new development phase, we scour the schemes for family homes at €300k to €315k 'New homes within the...

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