The planned European Airbnb headquarters, bought by BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management

Three years after the big sell-off of commercial buildings got under way, a French fund has just become the first from that country to have bought a c(...)

As a Christmas gift, myself and my brother bought a trip to Amsterdam for my wife and our mother. We will be travelling in mid-late April and I’ve jus(...)

An artist’s impression of the rear of 5 Hanover Quay, part of the Strategic Development Zone in the docklands. The Oaktree venture secure approval to develop offices and apartments in the area last year

Listed Irish housebuilder Cairn Homes has acquired a site in Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 from a consortium involving Oaktree Capital, Nama and Bennett Cons(...)

Airbnb  was  unsuccessful in attempts to persuade the Government to categorise Airbnb hosts in the rent-a-room scheme, which sets a tax-free threshold of €12,000 for long-term rental earnings, but a new option could become available in future. File photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Airbnb has said it is in discussions with the Government about potentially creating a new tax-free threshold which would see hosts keep more of their (...)

Brave New World: has our watchfulness against a frontal attack from tyrants blind-sided us to the threat from within?

A book appeared in 1930 with a fascinating, haunting idea: a pill that replaces all human concerns and inner conflict with a mood of serene conform(...)

Cork-based Voxpro, founded by Dan and Linda Kiely, is expected to announce several hundred new jobs this afternoon.

Business process outsourcing company Voxpro is to create 400 jobs in Cork. The new jobs will bring the Irish company’s total headcount to more (...)

A customer buys an item using her credit card and Square, a mobile credit card reader, at a farmers’ market in Union Square Park in New York

Mobile payments company Square is set to price shares for its initial public offering late Wednesday in what is expected to be a harbinger for how ot(...)

Dublin Airport: 2.3 million passengers in October. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

NYC hotels say Airbnb is costing them millions The battle between New York hoteliers and Airbnb continues with a study that finds the sharing site (...)

Airbnb landlords across Ireland were concerned earlier this year when Revenue issued a note on tax liabilities of landlords. Staff are pictured at  a special meeting for Airbnb hosts to discuss the issue. (Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times)

Ryan Scott says traditional landlords are missing out. The real money is in Airbnb. Scott, 33, figures he brings in half a million dollars a year in(...)

For Airbnb, a defeat in its hometown of San Francisco would have been mostly a symbolic blow

A measure to restrict short-term rentals in San Francisco has failed at the polls , handing a victory to home and apartment rental companies like Airb(...)