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During the last decade, online banking by European Union citizens as a whole has jumped from 25 per cent in 2007 to 51 per cent at the end of 2017

Online banking has more than doubled both in Ireland and for Europe as a whole over the last decade, new official figures show. The Financial Service(...)

House prices in Ireland have now risen nearly 72 per cent since the trough in early 2013. Photograph: iStock

House prices in the State rose at the second-fastest rate in the European Union in the third quarter of 2017, just slightly behind the Czech Republic.(...)

Fianna Fáil would invest all Nama’s profits – estimated to be about €3 billion – in house building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new State authority that would be set up for a three-year period to drive the construction of 90,000 homes will be a key plank of the Fianna Fáil ma(...)

The announcement comes amid a public movement away from disposable plastic. Photograph: IStock

Cork City Council has become the first local authority in the country to stop supplying single use disposable tea and coffee cups in their offices. F(...)

The unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 per cent in November from 8.8 per cent the previous month, according to a report from Eurostat on Tuesday.

Joblessness in the euro area declined to the lowest level since early 2009, raising the prospect of a tighter jobs market finally putting the upward p(...)

 1 in 5 Irish people have arranged  a place to stay from another individual online according to Eurostat

Irish people are among the biggest users in Europe of peer-to-peer accommodation websites such as Airbnb, according to a new study. Overall, an estim(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy TD during an inspection of 29 new rapid-build social housing units at Knocknarea Court, Drimnagh on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins 20/12/2017 Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD during an inspection by the Minister of 29 new rapid-build social housing units at Knocknarea Court, Drimnagh. The 29 units comprise 14 three bed and 15 four bed homes. The houses were built by Dublin City Council and Sophia has been tasked with maintaining the development and supporting residents. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) wants to reclassify the State’s largest housing agencies as public rather than private bodies in a move that could(...)

Childcare costs in Ireland are exorbitant. Photograph: iStock

Accommodation: There is still a major problem in Ireland’s housing supply, with the number of properties available for sale and rent not able to kee(...)

Under the Rebuilding Ireland programme the large housing associations  are expected to build up to 15,000 houses by 2021.

The Irish Council for Social Housing has warned that the decision to reclassify large housing associations as bodies controlled by the Government coul(...)

Annual inflation for the European Union ran slightly ahead of inflation for the euro area at 1.8 per cent in November. Photograph: iStock

The price of consumer goods across the euro zone increased by 1.5 per cent in the year to November. Figures from Eurostat show the lowest rates of i(...)

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