Dublin house prices rose by 3.1 per cent in June and were 24.4 per cent higher year-on-year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Analysis: Dublin house prices jumped 25% in last 12 months. Have we learned nothing?

Nationally, the year to the end of June saw residential property prices increase by 12.5 per cent compared to an increase of 10.6 per cent in April

Rate of increase accelerating at fastest rate since the peak of property bubble

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: “The simple truth is that the Government has shown scant regard for the 18,000 subprime mortgage holders – many of whom are now in real danger of losing their family home.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Figure for mortgages in 90-day arrears ‘staggering’, says finance spokesman

Despite the potential savings, just 37 per cent of consumers had checked to see if there was a better deal available for their home insurance over the last 12 months.

Quotes sought based on range of property types throughout country

Conor Pope with his ‘old but perfectly functioning cash box, which would have been common before cash registers’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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An ad for AirBnB in a New York Subway station. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/New York Times

This week’s issues relate to an Airbnb refund, and non-acceptance of debit cards at toll plazas

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Ssssssh: the atmosphere keeps kids quiet and the books keep them entertained. Above: the National Library. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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Joe McHugh: “I hope that my efforts will act as a catalyst to encourage people to use the language. I am determined to improve my own Irish language skills.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Junior minister a bright and eager student, his teacher says

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