Irish housing market transactions exceeded €10 billion last year, for the first time since 2008.

Irish housing market transactions exceeded €10 billion last year, for the first time since 2008. The Irish Property Price Register now shows that ho(...)

New mortgage data suggests that the Central Bank’s macroprudential regulations , which put limits on the amount people can borrow, are having a negative impact on mortgage volumes.

Mortgage approvals slumped by 8 per cent in the year to November, amid calls for a loosening of the Central Bank’s lending restrictions. The slump wo(...)

A total of 2,683 mortgages were approved per month, on average, in the three months ending September 30th

The volume of new mortgage lending is falling year on year, according to the latest figures from the Banking and Payments Federation. However, the dat(...)

Mortgages totalling €532 million were approved last month, which is the strongest level of mortgage approvals since the series began in 2011.

Mortgages totalling €532 million were approved last month, according to latest report from the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI), which i(...)

Improving demand for exports, coupled with a better than expected performance in the domestic economy, has led Davy Stockbrokers to increase its growt(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said that on its own the change in the CSO estimate for GDP size would mean this year’s budget deficit would be closer to 4.5 per cent of GDP, compared to the target of 4.8 per cent

Pressure on the Government to find new budget cuts for next year eased substantially yesterday with the release of encouraging economic data for the s(...)

GDP numbers for the first quarter of 2014 will be released in about two weeks - another bad out-turn could place extra pressure on Minister for Finance Michael Noonan as he tries to square the demands of an austerity-weary public. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The latest trade figures from the Central Statistics Office suggest the Government’s growth forecasts for the economy are indeed “overly optimistic”, (...)

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(...)

There was a 1,400 drop in the number of men claiming benefits in the State in March, while the number of women claimants fell by 300. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The unemployment rate fell to 11.8 per cent in March, the lowest level in almost five years. Figures from the Central Statistics Office (...)

Irish exports are expected to improve this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish exports rose by 4 per cent to €7.031 billion in the twelve months to January, driven by higher pharma-chem and agri-food exports. However the(...)