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 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It is more important than ever for investors to take a long-term view, claims one analyst. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The outlook could not have been rosier for CRH when the biggest building materials group across North America and Europe updated investors three weeks(...)

The annual rate of inflation for consumer prices increased to 7.3 per cent this month, up from 6.9 per cent in March, according to figures compiled by the Central Statistics Office.

The annual rate of inflation for consumer prices increased to 7.3 per cent this month, up from 6.9 per cent in March, according to figures compiled by(...)

According to the SEAI, there are five key things that are holding consumers back from buying electric. Photograph: iStock

Can you really save the guts of €4,000 in one year by switching to an electric car? That’s the claim being made by UK finance website Money.co.uk, whi(...)

Vincent Mortier, Amundi’s chief investment officer. ‘If we are entering into an era of lower growth I’m afraid that there will be more competition between states to attract capital and companies’

The investment chief of Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager, has said there is little prospect of an international deal for a minimum 15 per cent t(...)

A package of measures is due to be brought to Government this week as moves are under way to assist households with spiralling energy and cost of living expenses. Photograph: iStock

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has defended plans to promote energy efficiency including taking shorter showers and driving less, as part of an overall resp(...)

Inflation in the Republic was running at 5.7 per cent in February

Annual inflation in Ireland soared to 6.9 per cent in March, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The EU inflation mea(...)

Electricity Pylons near the Naas Road in Dublin. “Network charges”, for maintaining the State’s electricity grid, account for almost one third of the total electricity bill paid by households. Photograph: Alan Betson

Anyone opening an electricity bill in 2022 will notice a monumental price increase. The CSO revealed earlier this month that electricity prices had ri(...)

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee said just 23 per cent of TDs are women while only four women hold full Cabinet positions. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are still “too many barriers” for women entering politics, the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has said. Ms McEntee said just 23 per cent o(...)

Employment in the euro zone in the last three months of 2021 continued to rise, increasing by 0.5 per cent quarter on quarter and 2.2 per cent year-on-year. Photograph: iStock

Euro zone economic growth was driven mainly by investment and rising inventories over the last three months of 2021, data showed on Tuesday, as househ(...)

Being passive about finances frequently leaves women worse off. Photograph: iStock

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. The gender pay gap and the pension gap mean women earn less than men and are more likely to experience poverty in r(...)

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