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Jump in number of students applying for hardship grants

Jump in number of students applying for hardship grants

Ex-IMF director hits out at Mody’s bailout jibe

Ex-IMF director hits out at Mody’s bailout jibe

Decentralised state offices have rent bill of almosat €6m

Decentralised state offices have rent bill of almosat €6m

The state is still paying almost €6 million to rent offices for staff who were decentralised out of Dublin by former Fianna Fáil minister Charlie McCreevy.

Valeo’s €60m takeover of Kelkin and Robert Roberts is green-lit

Valeo’s €60m takeover of Kelkin and Robert Roberts is green-lit

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has cleared Valeo Foods' €60 million takeover of Kelkin and Robert Roberts.

Revenue investigating nearly 170 firms in probe of self-employed

Revenue investigating nearly 170 firms in probe of self-employed

Travel expenses, business costs and subsistence claims come under scrutiny

FG promise more tax cuts for ‘squeezed middle’

FG promise more tax cuts for ‘squeezed middle’

Fine Gael has set out its stall for the general election by promising further tax cuts for middle-income families over the next two budgets.

Burlington Real Estate gets private equity backing

Burlington Real Estate gets private equity backing

A property fund run by former executives of Johnny Ronan’s Treasury Holdings is lining up a bid for a €115 million portfolio of regional shopping centres with the backing of an anonymous international private equity fund.

Factors pushing up prices are different from boomtime era

Factors pushing up prices are different from boomtime era

Concerns of a bubble in the commercial property sector are premature. Experts claim the phenomenal price increases are underpinned by sound economic fundamentals

Property bubble: Bringing Dublin to the boil

Property bubble: Bringing Dublin to the boil

Property bubble or not, Dublin’s other costs are creeping up, forcing workers out of the capital and putting industry at risk, writes Naomi Powell

Ronan Lyons: The art of catching a bubble

Ronan Lyons: The art of catching a bubble

When we go bubble-spotting, we shouldn’t just focus on price inflation

Germany hardens line in advance of Brussels summit on Greece

Germany hardens line in advance of Brussels summit on Greece

Germany hardens line in advance of Brussels summit on Greece, reports Shona Murray

Harris to scrap IFSC Clearing House group

Harris to scrap IFSC Clearing House group

Ireland on verge of Taiwan trade deal

Ireland on verge of Taiwan trade deal

The Irish government is hoping to clinch a major trade agreement with Taiwan in the coming months, a move Dublin believes would create massive business opportunities for Irish exporters.

Humphreys: IMF doesn’t understand Irish housing market

Humphreys: IMF doesn’t understand Irish housing market

Minister of state Kevin Humphreys has accused the IMF of being out of touch after it backed higher property tax bills for householders.

QE will quickly bring pressure for pay rises here

QE will quickly bring pressure for pay rises here

Sean Whelan One outcome could be another flow of German money into Europe’s fastest growing economy: the Irish one