Cairn Homes chief executive Michael Stanley. Cairn is Dublin-centred and almost half of its investment has been on sites within the M50. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There will be little or no apartment supply in Ireland over the next few years, Cairn Homes has warned the Department of Finance. In a meeting held (...)

Frustrated: returning emigrants are being treated like 17-year-old boy racers.

The motor insurance industry has let Irish consumers down at almost every turn in recent years. First it engaged in a reckless price war that left the(...)

The idea of global warming was developed by the Irish scientist and Carlow man, John Tyndall (1820-93). Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Is the world ever going to get on top of global carbon dioxide releases? One despairs when you see those images of giant smoke stacks with what looks (...)

Sinn Féin spokesperson on finance Pearse Doherty outside Leinster House, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has accepted the “overall principle’’ of a Sinn Féin Bill making it a criminal offence to lie to the Central Bank. Sinn Féin finance (...)

Spanish minister of economic affairs  Luis de Guindos  Photograph: Getty Images

The European Central Bank’s second-highest post is Spain’s to lose, a survey of euro-area governments indicates. Portugal, Malta, Slovakia and Latvia(...)

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy was questioned about a report which predicted average rents in Dublin would hit €2,500 a month before the market started to taper. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two Government Ministers have urged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to examine the tax treatment of landlords who commit to the delivery of long-(...)

The number of people shopping in main streets and retail parks across the North declined 1.2%, while shopping centres suffered a large dip of 4.4%  in consumer figures. Photograph: Getty Images

Shoppers in the North tightened their purse strings again during January, making it the eight month in a row that fewer people went out to spend cash (...)

Flooding around Parteen Weir in Co Clare.  The Shannon-Dublin water pipeline will cost more than €1.2bn and its footprint will be immense.  Photograph: TISC

It is described as “one of the most important [infrastructural] projects in the history of the State”. Though not quite at the scale of Ardnacrusha hy(...)

Charlemont Street Regeneration Project: 79 social housing units were constructed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy says he will “study the full text” of a decision by the European statistics agency, Eurostat, to reclassify volunta(...)

The European Commission has stressed that the problems in the housing market must be offset by an acceleration of supply in the private and public sectors. Photograph: PA

The European Commission has warned that revenue-raising measures contained in Budget 2018 were biased towards “highly volatile, pro-cyclical and uncer(...)

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