Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy

Emma Kennedy is Money Editor at The Sunday Business Post. A qualified financial adviser, she manages the newspaper’s Money Plus section, and reports on personal finance. She has a degree in economics & finance from UCD, and a masters in journalism from DCU. Her first book, Megan and the Money Tree, which is designed to teach children about money, was published in 2011.

Low uptake on Dirt refund for first time buyers as fewer than 600 apply

Low uptake on Dirt refund for first time buyers as fewer than 600 apply

Average of €800 paid out to buyers under incentive scheme

Plan your financial year now

Plan your financial year now

Draw up a strategy, make it realistic and specific, and plot your financial course for the next 12 months

Rent Controls: Nation’s renters in new landscape

Rent Controls: Nation’s renters in new landscape

Some hailed the government’s new housing plan as a step in the right direction, but it has also drawn criticism - from tenants and landlords

The boardgame renaissance: Will the boom last?

The boardgame renaissance: Will the boom last?

Boardgames are enjoying an unexpected resurgence, with a new wave of game designers blowing away the cobwebs of the genre

Stock take: market week

Stock take: market week

First commercial drone delivery by Amazon

Military chic: wanted, €150k of sports kit

Military chic: wanted, €150k of sports kit

Defence Forces are offering a three-year contract for the supply of sportswear

Consumers cautious this Christmas, survey shows

Consumers cautious this Christmas, survey shows

Few planning to spend more than last year as majority report rising financial pressure

Time to tie up your loose ends

Time to tie up your loose ends

You’ve got just under three weeks to put your financial affairs in order for the year, so here are some of the areas to focus on

Incentives will be offered to quit DB schemes

Incentives will be offered to quit DB schemes

Experts predict members will be offered so-called enhanced transfer values

Stock take: market week

Stock take: market week

McDonald’s to move non-US tax base to Britain McDonald’s tax affairs in Luxembourg are under...

The Fed takes a hike

The Fed takes a hike

It’s a good bet that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its meeting this Wednesday

Payday lender Wonga shuts Irish outlets

Payday lender Wonga shuts Irish outlets

The company had net liabilities of €59.1 million at the end of 2014

Boardroom Briefing

Boardroom Briefing

AIB, Mincon, Ryanair and Smurfit Kappa

Stock take: market week

Stock take: market week

Starbucks, Nestlé, Airbnb, Sky and GoPro

Buyer beware: know your Christmas shopping rights

Buyer beware: know your Christmas shopping rights

Many consumers could do with brushing up on their consumer rights before they kick off their Christmas shopping