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Investing for some is no longer as simple as making money.  It’s about saving the planet and maybe your soul too. Do it right and the financial returns can add up. Photograph: Getty Images

Guns, tobacco, gambling, pornography, fossil fuels, fast fashion – do you know where your savings or pension fund is invested? It’s all very well to (...)

The Central Bank review of property funds is at an early stage and forms an initial stage of governor Gabriel Makhlof’s planned examination of the wider non-bank – or shadow banking – financial sector.

Irish real-estate investment trusts stand to benefit from any move by the Central Bank of Ireland to restrict non-listed property funds from offering (...)

Fitch: ‘If a fund experiences a spate of outflows, investors in other funds invested in similar assets may move fast to redeem their holdings to limit exposure to declining asset values after forced sales.’ Photograph: iStock

Problems that forced two Irish property investment funds to temporarily bar investors from withdrawing their cash could spread to other such companies(...)

Fitch: ‘If a fund experiences a spate of outflows, investors in other funds invested in similar assets may move fast to redeem their holdings to limit exposure to declining asset values after forced sales.’ Photograph: iStock

Problems that forced two Irish property investment funds to temporarily bar investors from withdrawing their cash could spread to other such companies(...)

While the Irish Central Bank provided “a possible path based on latest trends” to European officials, it did not issue forecasts.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Irish home and commercial property prices are forecast to dip slightly over the next three years, according to figures being used by European authorit(...)

The MSCI/SCSI Ireland Quarterly Property Index showed  the office-dominated Irish commercial property sector delivered a 5.3 per cent return last year. That’s down from 9.6 per cent in 2018 and rates of 36 per cent and 25 per cent seen in 2014 and 2015. Photograph: iStock

Following a stunning recovery by Irish commercial property in the past seven years, rumblings are beginning to surface. Not even three months after c(...)

The majority of the property fund withdrawals have come from smaller investors and brokers who make up the investment base of the two funds.

Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland moved on Friday to stop investors in two Irish commercial property funds withdrawing money for up to six months afte(...)

A spokesman for Irish Life said its view for Irish property in 2020 “remains positive”. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Two of the biggest property funds in the State have been hit with significant withdrawals of funds in recent months, The Irish Times has learned. Th(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with children from the local Chinese community at the launch of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Hill Street Family Resource Centre in central Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The last time Ireland had an election on the back of a long economic expansion was 2007. That was the year Pádraig Harrington won his first Open Champ(...)

Nick Amin will take over the leadership of Aviva Ireland’s general insurance business up to the beginning of summer 2020, a spokeswoman for the insurer said. Photograph: iStock

Aviva Ireland’s general insurance chief executive John Quinlan is “on leave” from his role and a senior executive from the insurer’s UK parent has bee(...)

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