The average price of a home in Dublin is currently about €263,000. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Who will be affected by the Central Bank's proposals and what impact will they have?

The dogs Cara places in foster homes until permanent homes can be found tend to be vulnerable animals rescued from pounds or vets’ clinics, or dogs which have simply been abandoned.  File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Foster homes needed for abandoned animals or those rescued from pounds or vets’ clinics

Taylor Swift does not allow her music to be streamed on Spotify as she feels the financial arrangements are too miserly

New music service launches in Ireland on Thursday

A spokeswoman for Revenue said the compliance rate for 2015 was “well over 80 per cent”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Revenue has urged those yet to pay the Local Property Tax to do so before the collection process comes to an end in the coming wee(...)

A scene from ‘The Irish Times’ offices earlier today as employees enthusiastically celebrate how motivated and passionate they are

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RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane has married her long-term partner John Clarke.

The couple have been together for over 30 years

Tesco continues to hold the preeminent position in the Irish retail space although its lead over second-placed Supervalu is now less than half of one per cent.  Photo: Aidan Crawley

Irish supermarkets had their best Christmas since 2010 as shoppers upped spending

Refund may be due for unused blow-dries and gift voucher. Photograph: Thinkstock

This week’s issues: vouchers for a business that has gone into liquidation; cut-price berries; and flight ticket bingo

The vaguely good news is that, as the price increases from UPC and Sky amount to a significant change in the terms of their contracts, customers can discontinue services and find alternatives at any point between now and the beginning of February without a financial penalty. Photograph: Thinkstock

Prices for UPC and Sky are heading north, fast: many people will shell out more than €1,000 this year for TV, broadband and landli(...)

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