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The new rules on density are likely to be issued via a circular to local authorities and will restrict bulk sales in less densely populated areas such as commuter belts.  Photograph: Getty Images

The Attorney General has approved proposals to reform the planning system in an effort to curtail the purchase of homes by institutional investors. (...)

On foot of coronavirus fears, the OECD has cut its full-year global growth prediction to 2.4 per cent from 2.9 per cent. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Legal and General Group’s annual profit fell and missed estimates as the UK’s biggest life insurer and investment manager deals with an uncertain outl(...)

A Toyota concept car at the Tokyo motor show earlier this year. Photograph: EPA

Toyota is forecasting sales of 10.77 million vehicles worldwide during 2020, nudging it closer to number one automaker Volkswagen. Toyota’s outlook, (...)

Br Peter Mokaya Tabichi (36), a maths and physics teacher at Keriko Secondary School in Pwani village in his native Kenya, has won the Varkey Foundation 2019 Global Teacher of the Year Award.

A Franciscan Brother, whose motherhouse is at Mountbellew in Co Galway, has won the 2019 Global Teacher of the Year Award. Br Peter Mokaya Tabichi ((...)

Market sources said that the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) plans to raise about €3 billion through the sale of 10-year bonds as early as Wednesday.

The Republic is set to test the market for the first time since the European Central Bank (ECB) ended its €2.6 trillion stimulus programme last month.(...)

People visit a showroom of Ant Financial in Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang province

Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China’s biggest online payment platform, on Friday said it raised around $14 billion in what market watchers(...)

  Uber’s   Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India   2016. Photograph:  Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Uber Technologies’s fractured board declared peace on Tuesday, attempting to put months of strife behind it by unanimously passing a series of measure(...)

Jailed fraudster Achilleas Kallakis: was involved with numbers seven and eight St James’s Square, London, which have been sold for £245.9m by Irish developer Green Property

AIB is likely to share in any proceeds from Green Property’s €290 million sale of a London mansion and an office building once linked to jailed fraud(...)

Are we still tied to a single narrative of our history? 1916 commemoration at the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Has the 1916 centenary commemoration really been a great success? Were those independent-minded media critics, normally scornful of government and al(...)

Coca-Cola: results out on Thursday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg
Business Diary

MONDAY Results: Irish Residential Properties (REIT). Indicators: Ulster Bank construction PMI, Vehicles licensed for the first time (July), German i(...)

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