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Just last week, the Economic and Social Research Institute think-tank – which informs Government policy – reported that many Irish families could make “large gains” by moving a mortgages to one of their current lender’s competitors. File photograph: Getty

Up to 160,000 Irish families are out of pocket every month – by as much as hundreds of euro – because they simply haven’t looked at switching their mo(...)

Gaetano de Gennaro’s portrait of Margaret Burke Sheridan at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Italian artist made a home for himself in Ireland in the 1940s. Today his portrait of Ireland’s first president, Douglas Hyde, hangs in Áras an Uac(...)

Plans are afoot to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars in the Republic

The Independent on Sunday leads with news of a possible ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030. Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton (...)

 Grafton Street on December 21st, 2019: Consumers were due to spend about €2,800 per household over the Christmas period. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto

The threat of a no-deal Brexit hung like a dark cloud over the Irish retail industry for much of 2019, weighing on confidence. The threat of a disorde(...)

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An Irish-founded electric bicycle company is seeking a €400,000 investment in a bid to reach a sales goal of up to €14 million next year. Modmo, foun(...)

An Post is one of the companies overseen by State agency NewEra on behalf of the Government.

State companies generated almost €1.4 billion in operating profit last year and paid €261 million in dividends to the exchequer, according to data fr(...)

Dilosk, which bought ICS mortgages from Bank of Ireland in 2014, has been offering buy-to-let loans since 2016 and ventured into the owner-occupier sector in September. Photograph: iStock

Dilosk, the non-bank mortgage lender, swung into profit in 2018 and expects its total loan book to grow to €650 million by the end of this year. The (...)

Indecon noted that the absence of a physical branch network in rural areas is not the key factor determining access to credit.  Photograph: iStock

There is no business case for the State to establish a public banking system, a report commissioned by the Department of Finance has found. Economi(...)

The ‘It Makes Sense’ scheme provides loans through credit unions of €100-€2,000 to social welfare borrowers who  cannot access normal low-cost loans. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

The Government has tweaked the rules of a State-backed credit union loan scheme that was designed to steer social welfare recipients away from moneyle(...)

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