Dermot O Leary

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While builders, landowners and banks act in their own interest, the State should be protecting yours. Instead it does most of the rigging.

If you are trying to buy your first home, you will have guessed that the game is rigged against you. While you might get lucky, the chances are that i(...)

Goodbody has cut its forecast of the number of new homes likely to be built in the Republic this year to 21,000 from 22,000

Builders are slowing the rate at which they finish new homes as high prices put off potential buyers, a report published on Thursday says. The number(...)

‘In a hard-Brexit scenario, I could see sterling-euro at parity,’ said Goodbody economist Dermot O’Leary.

Sterling could move to parity with the euro “and possibly beyond” in the event of a “messy” no-deal Brexit, a currency expert has warned. Investec’s (...)

A spokesman for the company said Go-Ahead had higher targets than Dublin Bus (pictured). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Go-Ahead Ireland, which operates more than 20 bus routes across Dublin, is being fined for failing to adequately deliver services it was contracted to(...)

Superdry saw shares decline after its new management team pledged to return to profitable growth, as it posted a significant loss. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

European shares closed lower for a fourth straight session on Wednesday as concerns about trade tensions and a weak global economy highlighted by US F(...)

Home ownership rates keep falling and the stock of homes for sale is growing even as housebuilding remains below estimates of  demand. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A clash is brewing between the Central Bank and the Government over the competing objectives of financial stability and home ownership. Many would arg(...)

Goodbody Stockbrokers’ chief economist said he expected 21,000 houses to be completed this year, down from an earlier forecast of 22,000. Photograph: Alan Betson

Vacant development sites should be taxed more aggressively and loopholes being used by landowners closed to cut the cost of building homes and spur su(...)

Just 16 builders in Ireland constructed more than 100 homes in 2018. As scale brings efficiency, this is telling. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Perhaps the most notable part of the latest Goodbody report on housing is its conclusion that the stock of unsold properties are firmly on the rise. T(...)

Goodbody’s Dermot O’Leary believes 21,000 houses will be completed this year, down from an earlier forecast of 22,000. Photograph: iStock

Fewer new properties will be built this year than previously expected on the back of a slowdown in house-price growth, a plateau in mortgage approvals(...)

The total number of people at work rose by a record 35,200 compared to the final quarter of 2018 and by 81,200 since the same time last year.

The latest Irish employment figures show a remarkable acceleration in jobs growth in the first three months of the year . The total number of people (...)

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