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08 Feb

‘House prices to fall here if UK fails to get Brexit deal’

Property prices will fall if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal, a new report states. This country faces Brexit-related risks because of its tight links with Britain, its largest trading partner, according to ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P). “Should the UK government fail to secure a transition phase and crash out […]

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05 Feb

ESB set to deliver €150m in savings to large businesses

ESB, though its business line Smart Energy Services, is set to deliver €150m in savings on energy costs to over 300 large businesses across Ireland and the UK. Savings will be delivered through a range of measures including auditing companies to help them bring about changes in their energy use, help with retrofitting in buildings […]

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05 Feb

Soaring cost of housing could derail Dublin’s investment potential – Irish billionaire Patrick Collison

Ireland’s most successful technology entrepreneur has warned that soaring housing costs threaten to derail Dublin’s future and its investment potential. Patrick Collison, the 29-year-old Limerick-born billionaire co-founder of payments firm Stripe, who has announced a major new jobs expansion in Dublin, told the Irish Independent that the capital’s housing spike is being noted as far […]

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31 Jan

AgTech accelerator targets start-ups with €800,000 investment opportunity

AgTech accelerator programme Yield Lab Europe has opened for applications from start-up companies for its 2018 programme. Under the programme, the Galway-headquartered Yield Lab will support up to eight companies with an investment of €100,000. In addition the chosen start-ups will receive mentoring and training to help them turn their ideas into successful internationally scalable […]

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31 Jan

SMEs face higher rates for loans as banks tighten grip on market

The Irish small and medium enterprise (SME) lending market has become increasingly concentrated in the last six months. There are now fewer banks in Ireland holding an ever larger market share of the lending to SMEs, according to the Central Bank’s SME Market Report. According to the data, this sentiment is applicable to both outstanding […]

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31 Jan

Revealed: The top five sectors with the most vacancies for graduates

With the CAO deadline tomorrow, Leaving Cert students will be busy considering their options for third-level study—and their future career. Ahead of this, jobs platform IrishJobs.ie has revealed the top five sectors with the most vacancies for graduate-level roles. Unsurprisingly, leading the way are vacancies in banking, financial, and insurance sectors, which top the list. […]

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30 Jan

Level of housing output needs to treble – report

The output of housing in Ireland needs to treble over the coming years in order to meet demand, according to the Goodbody housing tracker report. Last year housing output grew by 77pc. However, with medium-term housing demand running at around 35,000 houses per year, Goodbody said that it was likely that the Government will also […]

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30 Jan

Unemployment falls again in January

Unemployment in January fell to 6.1pc, a small decrease on the 6.2pc recorded in December, and a more substantial decrease from the 7.4pc reported in January 2017. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 143,700 this month, a decrease from 146,700 in December, and a decrease of 28,600 when compared to January 2017, according […]

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