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13 Nov

September housing commencements up 28% on last year

The number of new homes which have commenced construction in September was 28% higher than in the same period last year. Figures published by the Department of Housing show that 26,106 Commencement Notices were recorded in September. The figure for the three Dublin local authorities was 8,714 (up 23%), while the Mid-East Region comprising counties Meath,

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13 Nov

Rent inflation slows to lowest level in six years

The rate of rental inflation dropped to its lowest level in six years in the third quarter of this year, the latest  report from property website Daft.ie shows.   Daft said that the average rent across the country rose by 5.2% – the smallest increase since the second quarter of 2013.  However the average monthly

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12 Nov

AA research shows big jump in the cost of running a home

The annual cost of owning and maintaining a family home has risen by over €1,000 a year, with the average homeowner now spending over €17,000 on their home.  This is according to the latest “Cost of Running a Home” analysis from AA Home Insurance. Research from the insurance intermediary has found that the cost of

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12 Nov

Construction activity declines at fastest pace since 2013

Activity in the construction sector fell at the sharpest rate since June 2013, according to the latest Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers Index. Activity in the construction sector fell at the sharpest rate since June 2013, according to the latest Ulster Bank Purchasing Managers Index. The index, which tracks changes in total construction activity, fell to

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11 Nov

Reduced oil demand pulled energy costs down in October

Energy costs here fell by 4% in October, driven by weaker oil prices the latest Bord Gáis Energy Index has found. Oil fell by 3% over the period because of lower demand caused by the weakening global economy and despite the attack on Saudi oil infrastructure in the middle of September. Because oil makes up

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11 Nov

130,000 PAYE taxpayers due refunds from Revenue

Revenue is writing to 130,000 PAYE taxpayers who have paid tax but have not claimed any additional tax credits or reliefs in the last five years, to remind them that there is a four-year time limit for claiming a refund of tax. Revenue has issued letters over the last few years to assist taxpayers in

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11 Nov

Business failures fall further in third quarter

Corporate insolvencies fell by a fifth between July and the end of September when compared to the same period last year. Corporate insolvencies fell by a fifth between July and the end of September when compared to the same period last year. That’s according to new data from Deloitte, which says the steady trend of

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07 Nov

Banking union will make lenders safer – ECB’s Enria

The man responsible for leading the supervision of banks across Europe has said success in making lenders safer and sounder hinges on completing the banking union, particularly a European wide deposit protection scheme.  The man responsible for leading the supervision of banks across Europe has said success in making lenders safer and sounder hinges on

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07 Nov

Euro zone retail sales pick up in September

Euro zone retail sales accelerated more than expected year-on-year in September, data from the European Union’s statistics office showed today, pointing to sustained domestic demand in Europe.  Eurostst said retail sales in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose 0.1% month-on-month for a 3.1% year-on-year gain, up from 2.7% in August.  Economists polled by Reuters

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07 Nov

Brexit impacting trade flows but not tariffs

The UK’s importance as a trading partner for Ireland has declined significantly, according to research carried out by HSBC Bank. As part of its Navigator survey, the bank spoke to 9,000 companies in 35 countries.  Just under half of Irish businesses considered the UK an important trading partner, down from 75% last year. Alan Duffy, CEO of

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