It is expected that as many as 8,000 families a year might buy homes on the shared-equity scheme in the first two years. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is one of the curious things about life in Ireland that property developers and the construction industry here openly tell us that it’s just not fi(...)

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall welcomed last month’s publication of the White Paper for ending direct provision. File photograph: The Irish Times

More than 60 complaints were made to the Ombudsman and Information Commissioner Peter Tyndall last year by direct provision residents. These include(...)

Hotels, non-food retail, retail property, leisure and entertainment industry businesses have been the worst affected by the coronavirus crisis. Photograph: iStock

Investment funds that snapped up billions of euro of Irish property and business loans after the financial crisis may use Covid-related breaches of lo(...)

From the start of next year, Irish businesses will have to file customs declarations to be able to continue trading with Britain and to ensure their goods are permitted on in-bound ferries. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Government ministers have intensified calls for businesses that have not yet prepared for Brexit to take immediate action as a new survey found signif(...)

In relation to the number of social homes that would be built this year, the Minister  said the figure would be “around 7,000 or so”.

Legislation for an affordable housing scheme, which will allow low and middle income workers to buy State subsidised homes, will come before the Dáil (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at Government Buildings in Dublin ahead of announcing the budget. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he plans to set up an equity fund to invest in “high innovation” Irish companies, in order to boost supports(...)

The design, construction, and delivery of new homes – particularly apartments – needs to adapt to new work and lifestyle modes. Photograph: Getty Images

While the global pandemic has had a hugely negative effect on certain industries such as travel, hospitality and retail, it has not all been doom and (...)

About half of 86,000 mortgage breaks extended by lenders since March were active in late August, according to Banking & Payments Federation Ireland.  Photograph: iStock

The European Banking Authority (EBA) said an industry-wide offering of loan payment breaks by EU lenders since March should be phased out on schedule (...)

Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘Lenders still have the discretion to extend payment breaks under their normal toolkit (for problem loans), but I think we’re now probably getting to the point where it’s starting to become more than a payment break.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Gabriel Makhlouf, the Central Bank of Ireland’s governor of 12 months, has not been immune to time taking on a whole new meaning in the world of Covid(...)

‘Kerry, Donegal and Wexford have large shares of employment in the “accommodation and food service” industry sector, which was strongly affected by business closures due to Covid-19,’ said the Central Bank. File photograph: Getty

Borrowers behind 58.9 per cent of small businesses in the food and accommodation sector with loans secured payment breaks of up to six months from ban(...)

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