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If you are short on funds this Christmas, this advertising pitch from moneylender Provident might be right up your street. “Your cash could be deliver(...)

New Ross, Co Wexford. BAM is the preferred bidder for the town’s bypass

A consortium led by construction group BAM is in pole position to win a €220 million road building contract from the State. BAM has confirmed that the(...)

Almost three times more one and two cent coins are minted in Ireland than the EU average.

Irish people’s reluctance to spend a penny has forced the Central Bank to plead for the safe return of hundreds of millions of coppers worth tens of m(...)

It could take a married couple of teachers almost five years to save a 20 per cent deposit to purchase ahome valued at €241,000 under the Central Bank’s proposed mortgage lending rules.

Mortgage insurance, stress tests, a freeze on current lending practices and a longer lead-in time are some of the suggestions being proposed as an alt(...)

New Central Bank rules for mortgage lending should be introduced on a graduated basis, Property Industry Ireland  has recommended. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A key property industry lobby group has urged the Central Bank of Ireland to modify proposed new rules for mortgage lending. In a submissi(...)

A Dublin shopping arcade. Men are expected to spend more than women this Christmas, spending on average €614 while women say they will spend €588

The number of Irish people who believe their family fortunes will improve between now and next Christmas has increased to almost one-third, but an alm(...)

Moneylenders typically charge very high interest rates which can make it difficult for people to repay and encourage a cycle of borrowing. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES)

The Central Bank is urging consumers to “think twice” before taking out additional loans from moneylending firms this Christmas.“Households often have(...)

Some solutions appears to be working better than others. For example, in the case of split mortgages, 95.6 per cent of owner-occupied accounts are meeting the terms of their restructured mortgages

A “mixed bag” is how Goodbody Stockbrokers’ economist Dermot O’Leary describes the latest data on mortgage arrears, published by the Central Bank of I(...)

The Central Bank of Ireland’s  former headquarters on Dame Street: The main building requires repairs costing millions to make it suitable for a new tenant. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank of Ireland plans to put its former headquarters on Dame Street on the market next year as it prepares to move into a new €140 millio(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says many measures could be introduced to prevent a future property bubble “without dumping on first-time buyers”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New mortgage rules demanding an increased deposit from buyers are a blunt instrument and discriminatory as well, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has said. (...)

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