Spoiled for choice: Temple Bar’s best pubs are heaving with people. Photograph: Frank Whitney/Photographer’s Choice/Getty

Ireland is one of the priciest places in Europe for nightlife, at €112 for a couple, according to a survey published this week. F(...)

The Central Bank has admitted the figures it used to set a price limit of €220,000 on 90 per cent mortgages for first-time buyers do not reflect current property prices in Dublin

Only 395 houses for sale in Dublin at less than €220,000 ceiling

More than €120,000 worth of Garth Brooks tickets for the concerts that never were have yet to be refunded a full year after they went on sale. Photograph: Getty

Around 2,000 of the 400,000 tickets sold for Dublin concerts not yet returned

Willbrook House, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, also  has a price tag of €220,000 and is a one-bed apartment extending to 37.52sq m (404sq ft) ²

Q&A: From what’s the status quo with lending to when the new rules kick in

Alan McQuaid, chief economist with Merrion Capital, described the underlying housing market as stronger than the official data suggests. Photograph: Frank Miller

CSO finds national prices rise 16.3% in the same period

In news which will come as a shock to absolutely no one, it has emerged that Ireland is quite an expensive place to have a night out.

Cost of dinner, drinks, babysitting and transport add up to a costly luxury

SSE Airtricity announced plans to reduce its household energy prices in a move which will save its gas/electricity customers an average of €58 a year

Move will save dual fuel customers an average of €58 a year

A Nissan Qashqai: new model had ‘problems’

This week’s problems: issues with a Nissan; a long wait for fibre broadband; and an Eircom fee imposed in error

A new report by Irish gas and electricity supplier Vayu Energy shows that consistently strong supplies and reduced demand across Europe have caused the Republic’s wholesale gas prices to fall 30 per cent year on year. Photograph: Sean Yong/Reuters

Drop in global gas and oil prices benefits business but not domestic customers

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