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House prices are flatlining, but not at the top end

House prices are flatlining, but not at the top end

The elephantine price tags at the exclusive new Lansdowne Place scheme in Dublin 4 show that the general slowdown in the market has not spilled over into its upper echelons

Huawei will be hit hard by Google apps blow

Huawei will be hit hard by Google apps blow

Regular users in the West will struggle to get past the lack of YouTube, Gmail and other apps as the US government’s restrictions start to bite the Chinese phone-maker hard

Emmet Oliver on Business

Emmet Oliver on Business

Warren could out-Trump Trump on trade, hurting Ireland and China

DoneDeal’s depreciation data doesn’t take account of major range increases over last three years

DoneDeal’s depreciation data doesn’t take account of major range increases over last three years

Business owners are used to factoring depreciation of an asset into their calculations, but it’s not a cost that many regular motorists consider

Market Talk: Strikes aren’t all bad for O’Leary

Market Talk: Strikes aren’t all bad for O’Leary

As Ryanair holds its agm this month, industrial strife is likely to distract from serious questions about the durability of the airline’s business model

Anti-globalisation coming down the tracks for some time

Anti-globalisation coming down the tracks for some time

Political opinion around the world is setting itself against the economic status quo, but it is only catching up with what the figures have been showing for a long time

Entitled millennials lead backlash against TV licence fee

Entitled millennials lead backlash against TV licence fee

Older people are used to getting what they pay for. The young pay sweet FA. How to convince them of RTE’s value?

Political short-termism is killing the HSE

Political short-termism is killing the HSE

Not only does the government fail to let the health service plan ahead or budget for vital services, it cynically lets the HSE take the blame for any shortfalls

Sláintecare plan would destroy our hospitals

Sláintecare plan would destroy our hospitals

Removing private practice from public hospitals would turn them into the poor house of healthcare – without improving waiting lists

McDowell on Politics

McDowell on Politics

We are not at war with Britain. Ireland is merely collateral damage in a very English struggle between the hard right of the Tory Party and everyone else

Inflammatory rhetoric fans hysteria and scepticism

Inflammatory rhetoric fans hysteria and scepticism

Alarmist reporting and post-colonial tut-tutting on the crisis in Brazil’s rainforest has backfired

Big investors are the heroes, not villains of housing crisis

Big investors are the heroes, not villains of housing crisis

Naysayers need to check their facts: our sector offers value for money and delivers homes that would otherwise not be built

Government must remain steadfast in face of no-deal Brexit

Government must remain steadfast in face of no-deal Brexit

Quite simply those opposing Brexit, plus those opposing a no-deal Brexit, must find a way to arrest the momentum building behind a crash-out scenario on October 31

Costly plan does not address underlying health problems

Costly plan does not address underlying health problems

When it comes to healthcare, our propensity for aspirational report writing has been dwarfed by chronic implementation deficit disorder

We cannot be bystanders to a no-deal Brexit disaster

We cannot be bystanders to a no-deal Brexit disaster

When it comes to Brexit, the real act of treason is for politicans and others in positions of influence to stand by and do nothing