CSO figures show planning permissions for housing units rose by nearly 21 per cent to 11,148 in the first three quarters of 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

The number planning permissions granted for apartment units has unexpectedly fallen, despite several Government initiatives to promote higher-density(...)

The main monthly change affecting November’s consumer price index was a 2 per cent hike in the cost of clothing and footwear

Inflationary pressure in the Irish economy remains relatively weak at 0.5 per cent, the latest Consumer Price Index for November reveals. The main mo(...)

420 owner-occupier homes were repossessed by lenders in the third quarter of 2017, up from 340 in the previous quarter. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

Home repossession rates in the State are rising but remain low relative to expectations at the height of the financial crisis. The Central Bank’s lat(...)

ComReg is understood to have been unhappy with the €66,000 fine imposed on Yourtel by the Dublin District Court, given the severity of the company’s actions.

Controversial German telco Yourtel, which was fined this week for selling bogus contracts for cheaper landline calls to hundreds of customers in Irela(...)

Those who opted to sign up were supposed to be billed by Eir for line rental only and by Yourtel for calls. However, in most cases Yourtel did not even contact Eir to have the customers switched before proceeding to bill them

Telecoms firm Yourtel has been fined €66,000 for repeatedly billing customers for landline services it never actually provided. Following an investig(...)

Last month a judge found Eir had legitimate grounds in bringing its case against the State and granted a stay on the Comreg process provided Eir pursues its case swiftly.

Telecoms regulator Comreg is seeking to impose a record fine of nearly €10 million on Eir over its alleged failure to comply with obligations to allow(...)

Albert Manifold of CRH said 2018 would be a year of stabilisation at the company with the focus on integrating the newly acquired businesses and delivering on the synergies. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has revised its outlook on CRH’s credit rating to negative saying its spending on acquisitions leaves t(...)

Due to higher selling prices, Abbey saw revenue in the housebuilding business grow by just over 2 per cent to €90.4 million. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

House builder Abbey said pre-tax profits rose by 7 per cent to €23.4 million in the six months to the end of October. The company completed 237 units(...)

Live register: 24,951 under-25s signed on in November, a fall of 1,482 since October. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Youth Council of Ireland has expressed concern that more than 10,000 under-25s are now among the long-term unemployed. Despite the fall i(...)

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission chairperson Isolde Goggin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The chairman of the Oireachtas Finance Committee has launched a blistering attack on the State’s competition authority and the financial services ombu(...)

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