When Dublin was excluded, the rate of increase in the Republic was put at 13 per cent in the year to January.  Photograph: iStock

Consumer Affairs Correspondent House price growth remains strong, with the latest official figures showing a 12.5 per cent average increase over the(...)

The latest figures from Retail Ireland show significant deflation and heavy discounting. Photograph: Getty Images

The cost of goods spread across dozens of categories are in “freefall”, and have returned to levels not seen in almost a decade, a leading business lo(...)

Chairman of Retail Ireland Conor Whelan: “Irish retailers remain optimistic about the future, with the majority having ambitions to develop, invest in and expand their businesses in the next three years.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The retail sector needs tax credits, less regulation and more State support for regenerating town centres if it is to thrive in the face of Brexit, a (...)

New plan will allow existing customers to move home without losing cheaper loans. Photograph:  Getty

A major shake-up in the mortgage market is on the cards following a move by Permanent TSB to be announced this morning which will all(...)