Those on tracker mortgages or variable rates could see ‘an almost instant increase’ in their monthly repayments, said Daragh Cassidy of Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The “normalisation” of interest rates across Europe could see mortgage holders in Ireland paying up to €400 more a month even on modest mortgages of €(...)

Most of the current development in Dublin is being financed by international funds chasing returns in the build-to-rent sector. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The property cycle has three distinct phases: boom, slump, recovery. The slump phase, the one we’re about to enter, typically tends to be met with den(...)

 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(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf: ‘We have reached the point where we on ECB’s governing council need to act.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank of Ireland governor Gabriel Makhlouf has joined growing chorus of policymakers indicating that European Central Bank (ECB) is on track t(...)

ECB chief economist Philip Lane argued the inflation rise was likely to be temporary. But as the monthly data has risen and other  banks have moved, the argument has swung against him. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The so-called doves on the European Central Bank council – those arguing for caution on interest rate rises – have lost the first round of the battle (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron last week. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool/EPA

Emmanuel Macron will be inaugurated for his second term as French president at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Saturday morning. To draw a line between (...)

Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Jerome Powell. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty

Jay Powell has sent his strongest signal yet that the Federal Reserve is prepared to raise interest rates by half a percentage point at its meeting ne(...)

Tesla shares went into decline after its chief executive Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP

European shares rose on Thursday as the European Central Bank kept its policy stance largely unchanged and signalled a steady reduction of stimulus ov(...)

ECB president, Christine Lagarde, made it clear last week that the bank is more concerned about taking action to tackling soaring inflation.

ICS Mortgages, which was among a small group of non-bank lenders to push into the Irish owner-occupier loans market in recent years to take on the de(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin during the St Patrick’s Day parade in London on Sunday March 13th, 2022. Photograph:  James Manning/PA Wire

Money set aside for dealing with the impact of coronavirus could be used instead to fund the cost of accepting tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees(...)

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