The Finance Bill  stipulates that commercial property deals in place prior to October 11th will enjoy the old 2 per cent rate of stamp duty.

Commercial property deals signed prior to October 11th, the day before last week’s budget, will not be liable to the new 6 per cent rate of stamp duty(...)

Pascal Donohoe: argues he was just returning stamp duty to its pre-crash level. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Since taking up office, Paschal Donohoe has made several grand speeches about learning from the mistakes of the past; about not accelerating capital s(...)

Patricia Ward

Commercial agent TWM continues its expansion with the appointment of Patricia Ward as a director of the Dublin investment team. Ms Ward is a well-kn(...)

The Square Tallaght, where a majority stake  is   for sale. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, and a fund belonging to US private equity giant Oaktree are among three shortlisted bidders in the race (...)

Construction cranes on Dublin skyline: current forecasts indicate direct property investment will  be less than €2 billion this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The tripling of commercial stamp duty announced in the budget is unlikely to raise anything like the revenue the Government is expecting, two senior p(...)

Carton House in Kildare.

Ryanair courts Bellew Ryanair wants to lure Peter Bellew, a former head of flight operations and now chief executive of Malaysia Airlines back to the(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: splurged €1.2 billion in new spending and tax cuts in the budget, split on roughly a 2:1 basis in favour of spending. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The various tax increases announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in Tuesday’s budget provided some social media users with the usual ammun(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: left investors grappling with low incomes as a result of the €2.3 trillion stimulus programme he launched. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

While investors globally grappled with the hell of low incomes under European Central Bank president Mario Draghi’s €2.3 trillion stimulus programme, (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has hailed the announcement by Nama that it is to redeem its final €500 million of senior debt three years ahead(...)

Many are now wondering just how far down the road to completion will a transaction need to be to qualify for the old rate? Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Stories that the exchequer had “lost” millions of euro as commercial property dealers rushed sales through ahead of Tuesday night’s well-flagged incre(...)