Minister for Housing Simon Coveney: “To be in a position to support and encourage innovative solutions to such fundamental social challenges is what good government is about.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Homelessness and food waste among four projects chosen to share €1 million funding

Wall Street continued its  surge and a new high for transportation stocks added to the bullish tone. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Irish financials buoyed by global rally with Bank of Ireland and PTSB both closing up

The importance of the UK to the tourism industry in Ireland was also revealed by the CSO, with Britain accounting for 41%  of 3.5m incoming visits

Agency pulls together raft of headline indicators detailing Ireland’s involvement with the UK

Jim Power  noted there was now an array of risks to the Irish economic outlook including Brexit; the policies of US president-elect Donald Trump.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Friends First’s Jim Power says authorities fail to address supply side issues in housing market

Crushing margin of prime minister Matteo Renzi’s defeat  stirred alarm among investors in Italian stock markets. Photograph: Alessandro di Meo/EPA

INM rises 1.7% after restructuring that should pave way for return of dividends approved

Simon Kirby: he warned the  depreciation of sterling would eventually translate into an erosion of consumer purchasing power

ESRI conference told of mammoth challenge facing Britain after it withdraws

John Moloney: says Brexit is the biggest risk to  Irish food industry in the State’s history. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former Glanbia boss is the winner of the 2016 RDS Gold Medal for Enterprise

The number of women on the Live Register dropped by 14,122 (11 per cent)

CSO figures show the number of claimants fell by 2,800 last month

Approvals for buyers trading up and those remortgaging growing at a faster pace

Daily Mail offices London.  (Photograph Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

UK media group reported challenging conditions in property, energy and financial sectors

Joe Healy: “I want to put down a marker here today: this action by retailers, when some items were sold at one tenth of their production cost, will not be tolerated”

Farmers’ lobby says its members are victims of increasingly savage grocery war

The Britvic group as a whole reported a 10.1% increase in annual revenue to £1.4bn, while after-tax profits increased 10.3%  to £114.5m

Soft-drinks maker says 60% of Irish sales now in low sugar and no sugar market

 Michael Noonan said corporation tax will account for 16 per cent of total tax revenue this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fiscal Advisory Council has warned using unexpected revenue for spending is ‘risky’

The Government estimates it has €10.5 billion in fiscal space over the next five years but the council suggested the State would eat up €4.2 billion. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Council cites evidence of slowdown in economy and ‘loss of momentum’

Minster for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan with Scotland’s  first minister Nicola Sturgeon in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Scotland’s first minister is critical of UK government’s strategy during Dublin visit

British prime minister Theresa May. The CSO report, entitled Brexit: Ireland and UK in numbers, will be released next month. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/AFP/Getty Images

Agency will also launch a page on its website tracking key social and economic indicators

Former taoiseach John Bruton: There is no way predicting the outcome of Brexit negotiations

Former taoiseach lays out possible ‘doomsday scenario’ for Irish trade

 Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

German court found the travel website had been mis-selling airline’s flights

The OECD said income from wages and self-employment among working-age households increased in a majority of OECD countries between 2010 and 2014, mainly because unemployment decreased

OECD report provides mixed picture of income inequality in Ireland

Central Bank, Dublin: the bank actively discouraged certain financial institutions from relocating here on regulatory grounds. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

ESRI study assesses impact of adopting European wealth tax structures in Ireland

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan:   he  said it was a matter for the Central Bank to decide on  tax code regulations. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Finance says Ireland in business of attracting ‘solid, operating investment’

Bank will allow SME customers free access to WebPort Global’s export platform

Former European Parliament president Pat Cox  was speaking at the Sustainability Gathering conference in Dublin, which was hosted by Sustainable Nation

Pat Cox says Ireland is in danger of becoming the climate change laggard of Europe

The number of people working in the State has reached its highest level in eight years as conditions in the labour market continue to improve. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Latest CSO figures show number of people working in State reaches eight-year high

PwC/World Bank Paying Taxes report:  the typical Irish-based company paid a total tax rate on corporate profits of 26 per cent. Photograph: iStockPhoto

PwC/World Bank report ranks countries on layers of bureaucracy for tax payment

PwC’s Ruairí Cosgrove, newly appointed president of the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) with Conor Ryan, outgoing ICSA president.

Incoming president says tougher EU rules and over-regulation are a threat to growth

Minister of State for Financial Services Eoghan Murphy: department has “clear roadmap” on maximising Brexit opportunities. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Britain’s EU exit likely to trigger influx of foreign workers here, migration group advises

 Aidan Brogan, chief executive of Datalex, at the firm’s office at East Point Business Park, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Company continues to see strong momentum with platform revenue growing by 12%

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin warns of threats to Ireland’s economic model. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

FF leader says Ireland’s economic model under threat from Brexit and global downturn

Comreg has given Eir  four weeks to respond to its  findings.

Comreg claims the State’s largest telecoms firm also has shown a lack of transparency

 Gavin Slark: “This will be a further important step in the group’s development strategy in the Netherlands”

Irish firm snaps up Amsterdam-based tool and fixings distributor

Donald Trump with retired US army general Michael Flynn during the campaign. The “widely unexpected” election result has led to a surge in those looking for work outside of the US. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Segar

US-based online searches for jobs in Ireland and Canada rise 91% following election

Government has little room for manoeuvre in showdown with unions

Incoming IFA president Damian McDonald is to receive a basic salary of €185,350. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Farmers’ lobby appoints Damian McDonald as its new director general

Christmas demand: sterling has slumped 20 per cent since the beginning of the year, prompting more consumers to travel North to shop or go online in search of bargains.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Ibec notes value and volume of sales are softening because of sterling weakness

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Energy shares rebound on news that Opec nations working on deal to stabilise prices

The EU accounted for €5.18bn or 52% of total exports in September, of which 15% went to both Belgium and the UK respectively

Latest CSO trade figures suggest underlying trend remains positive

 Carraig Donn investment will also cover the refurbishment of its store in Liffey Valley shopping centre, Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fashion and jewellery retailer to create 20 jobs shops in Mullingar and Cork outlets

Visa’s latest consumer index shows expenditure rose by 4.3 per cent – the weakest increase since May 2015. Photograph: Frank Miller

Data from Visa hints at possible slowdown in sector amid uncertain economic outlook

Broadband speeds in some rural areas of Ireland are up to 36 times slower than those in towns and cities, according to a new survey.

New survey reveals the areas with the fastest and slowest internet speeds in the country

According to a PwC survey, some 82 per cent of Irish family-run firms said they expected the UK’s exit from the EU to have a negative impact on their business compared with just 38 per cent in the UK. File photograph: Getty Images

PwC survey suggests mood in Ireland is considerably more pessimistic than in UK

There are currently  39 office developments  under construction in Dublin, 13 of which have pre-commitments from tenants, while a further 97 either have planning or are  in the planning stages

Savills report suggests commercial pipeline can accommodate 100,000 new workers

The 0.5% October fall in consumer prices was the second largest this year, and came on the back of a 0.4% slide in September

Latest monthly figures show consumer prices fell for fourth straight month

Hibernia’s buildings occupy a prominent position on the corner of Mount Street Lower and Clanwilliam Place in Dublin

Property company optimistic on prospects for Dublin market in wake of Brexit

Permanent TSB said its loan impairments were down by €300 million compared with the end of last year. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mortgage drawdowns rise 12 per cent and profitability increases in third quarter

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to reduce US corporation tax from 35 per cent to 15 per cent, which would reduce the incentive for  companies to locate outside  the US, including Ireland. Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Minister responds to speculation that US election will trigger investment backlash

Michael Noonan and his Spanish counterpart, Luis de Guindos, on Monday at a meeting of euro zone finance ministers in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Minister says there is perception bigger countries are afforded greater flexibility

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton: Investors expect a Clinton victory to not hinder a potential US interest rate hike next month. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Wall Street rallies on eve of US presidential election, with positive prospect of rate hike

Many investors are reaching the end of their 10-year interest-only period. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Auctioneers group predicts squeeze in the number of buy-to-let properties available

Irish Stock Exchange chief executive Deirdre Somers: Britain is “the most charismatic, the most capable. They have a machine . . . ” Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

Forum hears passporting may be problem but London could be US-Asia gateway

Julie Sinnamon: said Enterprise Ireland had recalled its global staff home for a week-long think-in at the start of October to identify new markets and reduce Ireland’s reliance on the UK. Photograph: Eric Luke

Enterprise Ireland head says exporters should reduce reliance on the UK

 Robbie Henshaw scores Ireland’s  fifth try  against New Zealand. Some Eir customers complained the live streaming of the match was too stuttery and too delayed to watch. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Company says it is investigating technical glitch in streaming of Ireland v All Blacks

Rush Credit Union said withdrawals could not be facilitated. Photograph: North County Leader

Union in provisional liquidation amid serious allegations

British PM Theresa May and Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “Hard Brexit” predicted to push unemployment higher. Photograph: Reuters

Department of Finance and top State agency forecasts ‘severe’ long-term consequences

Kennedy Wilson says prime commercial rents in Dublin are now €60 per square foot, up 14% year-on-year

Property developer Kennedy Wilson says Irish market likely to benefit from potential job relocations

Evening sunlight on the Millennium Bridge cross the  Liffey. Dublin’s highest score  was for the attribute “beautiful city”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Latest City Reptrak index ranks Irish capital ahead of London, Paris and Berlin

Latest CSO numbers suggest annual rate of growth is now at lowest level for three years

Latest CSO figures reflect improving conditions in the labout market

Siro delivers broadband through fibre optic cables which run alongside existing electricity connections  to buildings. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

ESB-Vodafone joint venture says it reached 36,500 homes with its fibre product

Betfair and Paddy Power app icons  on a smartphone. The two groups  merged to form Paddy Power Betfair  in February, making it the  world’s biggest publicly-listed online gaming company. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Sterling slide and strong Euro 2016 betting prompts bookmakers to raise profit forecast

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at the Department of Finance. The Tasc report says once tax breaks are introduced they tend to spread, and some remain in place long after they have served their original function

Report by think tank Tasc comes in wake of clampdown on property holding funds

US stocks steadied in late morning trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 on track to break its longest losing streak in five years, although a fall in Facebook’s shares capped gains. Photograph: Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Sterling hits four-week high after England’s high court ruling on triggering Brexit

 The OECD’s report indicated global FDI flows decreased 5%  to $793bn   in the first-half of 2016 compared with the second half of 2015

OECD’s latest analysis of FDI trends suggests Irish figures remain highly volatile

On average households in the Republic made one trip to the North over 12 months, but the average for residents along the Border was nine

Goodbody report charts rise in traffic volumes going North

The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for males was 9% last month, while the rate for females was 6.2%

Latest official figures also show youth unemployment has fallen to 15.1%

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and Kevin Lane, Ornua CEO, at the opening of Kerrygold Park in Mitchelstown, Co Cork

Irish dairy exporter is understood to have paid up to €5m for Illinois-based business

Bord Bia report also suggests coffee shops are the fastest growing segment of the market

Stan McCarthy is chief executive of Kerry Group which has reported ‘sustained volume growth’ for the first nine months of 2016. Photograph: David Sleator

Food company says business volumes grew 3.2% in first nine months of year

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster: claimed the Republic was “poaching” investment at the North’s expense while political instability rather than concern for Northern Ireland was driving the Republic’s post-Brexit strategy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ibec warns lack of Brexit focus may harm Irish access to future opportunities

The Enet consortium says   ESB has refused to deal with “numerous requests” for access to electricity pylons in north Kerry. The telco wants to use the pylons to roll out its fibre broadband product. Photograph: Regis Duvignau

Enet claims lack of access to State utility’s pylon network in north Kerry

Eugene Murtagh,  group chairman of Kingspan: the insulation supplier ended the week on a positive note, rising nearly 1 per cent to €21.85. Kingspan shares were hammered earlier this week on foot of supply fears regarding one of its key components.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Investors display scant tolerance for recent weeks’ poor earnings

Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs: suggested the €13 billion in back taxes which Apple has been ordered to pay Ireland by the European Commisison belonged in the US. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The UN special adviser was in Ireland to receive the UCD Ulysses medal

Weighted results: A survey of shift workers found that slightly more than half were overweight. In the manufacturing sector, 64% said they were overweight. Photograph: PA

Study finds Irish shift workers are more likely to be overweight and less healthy

The CSO’s newly revamped Residential Property Price Index is the State’s most definitive property price measure to date.

Revised index based on stamp duty and multiple datasets takes account of cash deals

The figures collated by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show the highest annual house price growth was recorded in Dublin City and Fingal, with prices in both increasing by 5.9 per cent. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Latest Residential Property Price Index shows annual rate of inflation at 7.2%

Providence Resources chief executive Tony O’Reilly jnr: “This is a very positive result for Providence.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Exploration firm ordered to pay £1.1 million in legal costs following London court ruling

Fexco said consumers were cashing in on a weaker sterling, with the company recording an uptick in personal customers sending money to the UK. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

‘Import splurge’ most noticeable in transport sector, according to Fexco analysis

Dublin Port: Chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly said that if if current growth levels   continue into the future, the company’s volumes will double over the 12 years to 2025. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Record year at port company as 10% spike in demand for vehicles indicates recovery

In the first six months of this year Government revenue increased 3.4% t to €34.5bn when compared with the same period last year

CSO figures show Government ran a deficit of €1.27bn in first half of 2016

The OECD report shows Ireland’s labour participation rate rose to 70.6 per cent in the second quarter of the year. Photograph: Alan Betson

State’s employment rate rose to 64.6 per cent in second quarter, figures show

 Hume Brophy’s chief executive  said Dublin was more likely to attract funds industry business, while Frankfurt (pictured) was primed to pick up the bigger institutional players. Photograph: Getty Images

State’s largest communications consultancy also tees up acquisition in Berlin

The New York Stock Exchange earlier on Tuesday: the S&P and the Nasdaq were on track for their best day this month. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Ryanair drives Irish index higher despite issuing profit warning on sterling slide

The value of goods exports for the eight months to the end of August was €76bn,  an increase of €3.3bn (up 5%) when compared with the equivalent period last year

Latest CSO trade numbers suggest value of exports rose 16% to €10.3bn in August

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: budget was “not the last word on Brexit by any manner of means”.

Existing and previously flagged measures repackaged as strategy for UK exit from EU

The weakness in sterling is expected to impact on consumer prices in Ireland, with a stronger euro driving British imports lower in price terms

Reductions in cost of household furnishings and transport drive prices lower

Kenmare Resources managing director Michael Carvill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mining company is benefiting from lower production costs and higher market prices

One feature of the Government’s Brexit strategy is the retention of the 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality sector to help attract UK visitors. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Minister for Finance says the measures are designed to act as economic shock absorbers

“House-buyers will be no better off because of this scheme – prices will just increase to offset the tax rebate”

Estate agency criticises measure to aid those struggling to get on housing ladder

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: announced a revised debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) target of 45 per cent, significantly lower than the 60 per cent required under the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Michael Noonan commits to cut national debt to 45% of gross domestic product by 2025

A quarter of of respondents to EY’s survey said Irish banks are falling behind when it comes to providing easy-to-use digital solutions. Photograph: Rich Seymour/ISPC/iStockphoto

Irish consumers still want banks that offer one-to-one advice, EY research finds

The index revealed there was a drop in the level of under-50s who felt good about the amount they can save

Latest monthly saving index sees rise in under-50s expressing willingness to save

The Indeed website recorded a 250% jump in UK searches for jobs in Ireland in the immediate 24 hours after the June vote

Many believe Ireland is poised to take advantage of the UK’s decision to vote for Brexit

The latest Ulster Bank construction purchasing managers’ index  recorded a faster increase in new orders. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Latest Ulster Bank index points to rising purchasing activity and employment

Governor at the Central Bank Philip Lane: “At this point the focus of policymakers has to be on negotiating a new UK-EU settlement that can allow both the UK and EU to prosper over the long run”

Central Bank governor says harder versions of Brexit will result in more revisions to economic growth

“The current change in currency value is structural, not cyclical, and has occurred following fundamental changes to the economic and business environment domestically and in the UK”

Group says economic fallout could far exceed that of previous currency crises

Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon (right): “We are delighted to announce an agreement to acquire the CIT aircraft-leasing platform.” Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Transaction will transform Dublin firm into the third-largest aircraft lessor in the world

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan can’t avoid addressing housing in Budget 2017. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons 02/09/2016-NEWS- Paschal Donohoe TD Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform with  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD photographed at Government Buildings where they announced that the Cabinet agreed to appeal the €13 bn Apple tax decision. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Next week’s budget will be no giveaway and is likely to leave the public distinctly underwhelmed

Permanent TSB shares jumped 4 per cent to €2.29 after it emerged that Cerberus was selected as preferred bidder for the bank’s remaining £2.5 billion of UK buy-to-let loans. Photograph: Alan Betson

Investors fret at news ECB may be about to taper quantitative easing programme

The latest exchequer returns for September – the last before Michael Noonan’s budget next week – show tax receipts for the year are currently € 484 million above profile. Photograph: Brendan Fitzsimons

But latest figures point to continued weakness in income tax ahead of Budget 2017

Minister for Expenditure Paschal Donohoe and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Mr Noonan had previously signalled that Brexit was likely to cause a 0.5% drag on Irish GDP this year

Officials cite concerns around Brexit, slower US growth and exchange rate movements

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