Wealthy Irish households, Airbnb and the Revenue, and Ryanair’s AGM media ban
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Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary (centre) with chairman David Bonderman, left, and non-executive director Kryan McLaughlin at Ryanair’s AGM in Dublin last year. Photograph: Tom Honan.
Many won’t be feeling it in their pockets but Irish households are now wealthier than they were during the boom thanks to the rapid recovery in house prices. Latest Central Bank data shows the net worth of Irish households rose to a record €732 billion in the first quarter of 2018, equating to €150,768 per person. Eoin Burke-Kennedy has the details.
Global lettings platform Airbnb is set to hand over data on thousands of hosts in Ireland who let out property via the website in 2017, as part of an information-sharing agreement with the Revenue Commissioners. Fiona Reddan reports.
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