A protest against water charges in Dublin last month.  Economist Jim Power warned on Tuesday that the only chance the current government has of getting back into power is another year of economic growth to facilitate a give away Budget next October. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Government’s decision to ignore the advice of the Troika and the Fiscal Advisory Council in opting for a less punitive budgetary approach in Budge(...)

Blackrock Shopping Centre in south Dublin has been acquired by life assurance company Friends First.

Blackrock Shopping Centre in south Dublin has been acquired by life assurance company Friends First. Industry sources say the shopping centre was purc(...)

Cherrywood Business Park and development lands in south Dublin: under the SDZ master plan, there is scope to build 3,836 residential units along with 484,474sq m (5,214,781sq ft) of commercial buildings, including 37,800sq m (406,871sq ft) of retail space

The prospects of developing a substantial new economic and residential hub in south Dublin will move a stage further with the forthcoming sale of Che(...)

Jim Power, chief economist, Friends First

A number of economists have warned that October’s budget may be too early for the Government to take action to lower the amount of tax paid by people(...)

Gary O’Flynn: was remanded in custody for sentence on June 26th

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has been remanded in custody for sentence after he was convicted of obtaining money by deception while working as a fi(...)

The research shows that cash buyers represented more than 50 per cent of transaction in early 2014 with many potential borrowers with approved mortgages unable to secure properties

Efforts to loosen credit standards for first-time buyers should be resisted as Dublin’s housing market is in danger of overheating once again, accordi(...)

The Government’s recently announced Construction 2020 plan should include some supply side measures, economist Jim Power argues. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Government’s recently announced intention to offer mortgage insurance guarantees may be “reminiscent of the bad old days” and should be matched(...)

Former city councillor Gary O’Flynn has denied obtaining money from clients by deception. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardai identified 129 payments into two accounts nominated by a financial advisor which were never passed on to a series of lending institutions on be(...)

Former Fianna Fáil councillor Gary O’Flynn  has appeared before Cork Circuit Criminal Court accused of  obtaining money by deception from two people who came to seek his help to manage their personal debts.

A former Fianna Fáil councillor has gone on trial on 21 sample charges of obtaining money by deception from two people who came to seek his help to ma(...)

The six-storey block, over basement car-park, at 29-31 Adelaide Road produces a rent of €2.9 million. photograph: cyril byrne

Lone Star, the Dallas-based private equity fund, has paid €45 million for a 40-year-old Government-rented office (...)