In total, €1,162 million of new business was approved last month, almost 25 per cent more than in the same month last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mortgage approvals topped €1 billion in July, according to new figures from the lenders industry group. It is the first time since the Banking and Pa(...)

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Despite rising rents, there has long been talk of landlords deserting the rental sector in their droves. Even the Government’s cap in so-called pres(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Their telephone call this week lasted for 40 minutes. Photograph: Getty Images

It was straight back down to business for German chancellor Angela Merkel this week as she requested a phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to try a(...)

A total of 3,964 mortgages were approved, with some 2,029 of them first-time buyers.

The number of mortgages approved in August rose by almost 15 per cent compared with the same month last year, new figures from the Banking and Payment(...)

The average first-time buyer approval was up 10.2 per cent in May to €208,389

The number of mortgages approved rose by over a third in May compared to the same month a year earlier, new figures show Data from Banking and Paymen(...)

First-time buyers and mover purchase volumes grew year-on-year by 28.6 per cent and 32.4 per cent respectively

Almost 3,400 mortgages were approved in the three months to the end of November, up 30.8 per cent versus the same period a year earlier. New figures (...)

Since the onset of the financial crisis, the housing market has struggled to overcome weak demand, poor supply and tight lending restrictions on borro(...)

First-time buyer mortgage drawdowns were particularly hard hit, showing the first decline seen in two years during the fourth quarter

Tougher Central Bank lending restrictions continued to impact on the property market during the last three months of 2015 with the number of mortgages(...)

The number of “remortgage/top-up” loans approved this summer reached the highest volume and value since the data began to be gathered in this way 2011. Photograph: Frank Miller

Remember the remortgage? As the economy noisily boomed all those years ago, so did the notion of switching your home loan to take advantage of lower (...)

IFSC in Dublin: 5,000 new fintech jobs would represent a doubling in employment in this burgeoning part of the IFSC. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Some 5,000 jobs could be created in Ireland in the “fintech” industry over the next five years, according to an analysis by professional services firm(...)

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