Dublin’s reputation as a global financial centre continues to slide according to the GFCI survey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

City slides to 70th as New York remains ahead of London in survey

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and cabinet colleague Brendan Howlin TD Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform pictured ahead of last year’s budget. The impact of sucessive austerity budgets means that Ireland is now an example other European countries should seek to emulate the Financial Times says. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

‘It’s not just the luck of the Irish,’ newspaper says as it applauds the country’s nascent economic recovery

In too deep: parents need to monitor how much time their children spend in front of screens. Photograph: Ben Solomon/New York Times

Steve Jobs restricted his children’s access to technology. What parenting approach do technologists working in Ireland take?

Gooogle subsidiary markets a learning thermostat and a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

Unfurnished: a home-staging service, which will completely furnish each room, costs from €4,000 up to about €8,000

If you’ve committed to selling this year, start familiarising yourself with the process

Mortgage lending may be in the early days of recovery, but there has been a move away from cash buyers propping up activity levels. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

With the banks lending and normal buyers returning to the market, what are the emerging trends?

A 10-year fixed mortgage can offer certainty for homeowners, but beware of falling interest rates

Diageo’s “Brewhouse No.4” a new €169 million brewery, at St. James’s Gate, Dublin, is an example of the drink industry’s investment in the economy. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Industry association warns that future potential of sector is at risk from successive excise hikes

Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The agency has already raised already 85 per cent of its €8 billion funding target for 2014

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