Many are now wondering just how far down the road to completion will a transaction need to be to qualify for the old rate? Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Stories that the exchequer had “lost” millions of euro as commercial property dealers rushed sales through ahead of Tuesday night’s well-flagged incre(...)

 Carton House Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort in Co Kildare. File photograph: Alan Betson

Nama has used an auction house to sell smaller properties in recent months, as it plots ways to offload its remaining €4 billion in loans and assets. (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “He is neither an ideologue nor a risk-taker. He is unapologetically moderate and incremental.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Yet again it was a moment on RTÉ’s Prime Time which illustrated the changed political context in which budgets are shaped in the current Dáil. In the (...)

 Fianna Fáil finance spokesperson Michael McGrath: “The people who are affected want to see a roadmap back to being treated equally based on their contributions.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government needs to set out a “roadmap” to deal with an anomaly in the pension scheme that sees thousands of women losing out on payments, Fianna (...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is likely to reverse the steep increase in stamp duty for non-residential land specifically for a small group of farmers inheriting land from their parents.  File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is likely to reverse the steep increase in stamp duty for non-residential land for a small group of farmers inher(...)

The issue of women’s pensions arose when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe took questions on a radio programme the morning after the budget. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

There’s a lot of talk about women being denied full pensions in the budget. Is this something new? Not at all. In fact, it’s a grievance that goes b(...)

Budget measure: Stamp duty on commercial property including development land will increase to 6 per cent this week from 2 per cent. Photograph: iStock.

The Government will clarify key questions about the new stamp duty rates on commercial property shortly, according to the Minister for Housing Eoghan (...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald said paying the money back would cost an estimated €230 million. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Reversing changes to the State pension introduced in 2012 would cost €60 million next year and a further €10 million annually, Tánaiste Frances Fitzge(...)

Catalogue costs: Marks & Spencer is charging shoppers in the Republic up to 39 per cent more. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

The higher cost of doing business in Ireland is the reason customers of Marks & Spencer in the Republic will be paying up to 39 per cent more than(...)

A Construction Industry Federation survey found that 63 per cent of developers seeking to build homes at a time of chronic undersupply have reported difficulty in securing financing. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Another budget, another acronymed agency to get our heads around. Step forward, House Building Finance Ireland (HBFI), a new beauty unveiled by Minis(...)