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Water charges can’t be abolished under EU rules

Water charges can’t be abolished under EU rules

Sources reveal the hated levy cannot be scrapped without breaching directive

Sunday Business Post Comment: Wage rise won’t help

Sunday Business Post Comment: Wage rise won’t help

State pension fund stubs out €5 million worth of cigarette shares

State pension fund stubs out €5 million worth of cigarette shares

Large chunk of stake in tobacco companies sold

When politics and economics collide

When politics and economics collide

There is a great contradiction at the heart of the government’s economic strategy

Market Talk - euro is vulnerable

Market Talk - euro is vulnerable

While Greece was tottering on the precipice last week, the markets remained surprisingly tranquil – but the euro is looking vulnerable

Why I’m glad to help NED

Why I’m glad to help NED

The National Economic Dialogue is not Social Partnership Lite – it’s far better, as its deliberations will show

Politicians unfriendly to private investors

Politicians unfriendly to private investors

The most recent British budget highlights just how unfriendly our politicians are to private investors

Central Bank to investigate Irish Nationwide bosses

Central Bank to investigate Irish Nationwide bosses

Wealthiest claim almost €250m in tax breaks

Wealthiest claim almost €250m in tax breaks

Some 1,400 individuals avail of 54 tax exemptions to reduce their Revenue bills for 2013

Grexit 10 questions as the crunch looms

Grexit 10 questions as the crunch looms

There’s no end to the drama as Europe’s leaders meet to talk about bailing out Greece again.

Household demand drives Q1 euro zone growth

Household demand drives Q1 euro zone growth

Inheritance tax take soars

Inheritance tax take soars

The number of people paying inheritance tax has soared by 35 per cent since 2008, after the tax-free thresholds for those receiving an inheritance or gift were slashed in a series of austerity budgets.

Will the government’s rent control plan work?

Will the government’s rent control plan work?

The introduction of rent control could be a doubled-edged sword and does not tackle the underlying problem of the shortage of housing stock

Stephen Kinsella: In control? No quick fix for rental market

Stephen Kinsella: In control? No quick fix for rental market

We had rent control in Ireland between the 1940s and 1980s, and they didn’t work then

Euro zone inflation up 0.3% in May - Eurostat

Euro zone inflation up 0.3% in May - Eurostat