Big Four firms must reshape career paths to suit women to meet imperative of having more female partners

Rising property prices, particularly in Dublin, saw the number of Irish households with wealth of more than $1 million surge from 77,000 in 2013 to more than 90,000 in 2014 according to Credit Suisse.

Survey shows that Ireland’s household wealth is now rising at 14th fastest rate globally

On the back of growing demand Applus has increased its workforce, growing its employees by 61 to 665 during 2013, with a further 25 jobs to be created in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Applus sees profits rise to €4.5m as it pays outs dividend of €4.5m

Anne Heraty, CEO of Cpl. The recruitment group has had a “positive start” to its new financial year, with net fees continuing to show growth across its major business lines.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Recruitment group tells shareholders net fees continue to show growth across major business lines

Controlling lending seems to make sense given our experience but it is sure to have undesirable results

Depending on how the Central Bank’s consultation process proceeds, first-time buyers may need a deposit of 20 per cent come January.

Central Bank indicates that usual six-month term of approval still applies

Mandatory pensions could be on cards as aging population spells trouble for State

The property at 13-17 Dawson Street was acquired for a contract price of € 23 million. The building, with substantial frontage onto both Dawson Street and Molesworth Street, has the potential to accommodate a substantial redevelopment scheme which doubles the existing lettable area, subject to planning permission.

Property investment company now has a passing rent of €52.8m

Individuals can lend as little as € 5 to a maximum of 50 per cent of the loan amount to small businesses on new peer-to-peer lending platform Grid Finance.

Individual lenders can give loans from as little as €5 to small businesses on new platform

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