Economist Jim Power said on Wednesday that the Government’s decision to award public sector wage increases is “worrying”. (Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times)

The biggest domestic risk factor to Ireland’s continued economic recovery is political, an economist has warned. Calling for a general election by A(...)

Bannon estate agents is seeking in excess of €3 million for a 1.31-acre town centre site with planning for a large retail building in Naas

Penneys has dropped plans to develop a substantial new store in the centre of Naas, and will also sell its recently vacated outlet in the Co Kildare (...)

Pelham House in South County Business Park in Leopardstown, Dublin 18

Friends First has emerged as the purchaser of a recently vacant office building in South County Business Park in Leopardstown, Dublin 18. The fund has(...)

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ireland (JLT Ireland) is to acquire Liberty Asset Management from Friends First.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Ireland (JLT Ireland) is to acquire Liberty Asset Management from Friends First. The deal will give JLT, which is a provider of(...)

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(...)