Economy is on the turn as 2014 marks the comeback of the Irish consumer

Earlier this year Irish Residential Properties REIT plc acquired a block of 84 luxury apartment suites adjacent to the five-star Marker Hotel in the Grand Canal Dock area of Dublin for € 50.1 million. (Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times)

Property investment company will consider further debt, joint ventures and equity funding to finance further growth

Siofra Flood, former COO of Swrve, has committed to becoming a lead entrepreneur for the next cycle of Going for Growth. (Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times)

Sixty recruits wanted for next phase of Going for Growth ,which assists women in fully exploiting their entrepreneurial talent

 Colm Barrington, non-executive director, Hibernia Reir, Daniel Kitchen, chairman, and Terence O’Rourke,  non-executive director

Property company reports net income of €319m in the six months to end of September

Stephen Vernon (left), Greet REIT and Pat Gunn, Green REIT, at the Listing of Green REIT plc on the Irish Stock Exchange, in Dublin in 2013. The property investment company is planning to raise its gearing to 35 per cent as it borrows to fund expansion. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

Property investment company has seen the value of its portfolio rise as it plans to raise its borrowings to fund further projects (...)

Paddy Power’s Irish division reported a 4 per cent hike in amounts staked, with net revenue rising by 11 per cent. Paddy Power has opened 20 new shops in Ireland this year, 17 of which it acquired.(Photograph: Paul Sherwood)

Bookmaker reports 38% jump in revenues thanks to online revenue growth backed by strong penetration in mobile

Given the dramatic rise in property prices in urban areas such as Dublin, property tax may rise substantially for residents of the capital in coming years. photograph: yui mok/pa wire

Residents of 14 local authorities will see their charges fall by up to 15% in 2015

Multinational Tyco expects to hire an estimated 600 employees in Cork over the next three years, bringing its total employment in Ireland to approximately 700 (Photograph: Eliot J. Schechter/Bloomberg)

Multinational fire and security company opts for Cork over Switzerland as it aims to bring total employment in Ireland up to 700 (...)

Before joining Eircom as CFO in 2012, Richard Moat  spent 10 years as CEO of a number of telecoms businesses, most recently leading T-Mobile UK as its managing director. (Photograph: Fennell Photography)

Acting CEO has been formally appointed to the role left vacvant by Herb Hribar’s departure

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