The Republic is a global hub for pharma and medtech, playing host to 24 of the top 25 biggest players, including Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Novartis and AbbVie. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Irish goods exports increased in value by €2 billion in November on the back of a surge in exports of medical and pharmaceutical products linked to th(...)

The differential in mortgage rates costs Irish consumers  as much as €80,000 on a €300,000 mortgage over 30 years

Irish home-buyers are still paying more than their European counterparts for basic mortgage products, according to latest Central Bank data. The aver(...)

The surge in savings has been  triggered by a combination of factors, including people putting off major purchases as a result of the Covid-19 crisis

Irish households put an additional €12.6 billion into bank and credit union accounts this year as savings soared during the pandemic. Central Bank fi(...)

Brokers Ireland: “If you are in a position to switch and have not reviewed your situation you could be in for a very pleasant surprise.” Photograph: iStock

Irish consumers are still paying more than their European counterparts for basic mortgage products, Brokers Ireland has said. The umbrella group was (...)

Cushman & Wakefield’s latest quarterly monitor suggests that there were 68 development land sales worth €229 million in the first nine months of 2020.

Irish development land sales have plummeted by 73 per cent this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to commercial real estate company(...)

 A pub on Dublin’s Aungier Street advertising ‘cocktails to go’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish consumer sentiment tumbled again in October as the country faced a fresh onslaught of coronavirus cases. Having risen for three straight months(...)

Exports of medical and pharmaceutical products rose by 12 per cent to €5 billion.

Irish exports surged again in August as demand for medicines and other pharmaceutical products connected with the pandemic rose. The latest trade fig(...)

Central Bank figures show the average rate charged on new mortgages here over the past 12 months was 2.83 per cent, compared to a euro area average of 1.35 per cent. Image: iStock

Irish consumers can expect pay at least €80,000 more than their European counterparts on a €300,000 mortgage over 30 years because of the premium char(...)

‘The higher perceived cost of living is likely driven by a squeezed middle-aged factor, where consumers in this age group may be seeing notable additional costs reflecting outlays for their children and, perhaps, for their ageing parents.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish consumers believe the cost of living is rising at a higher rate than the official figures suggest, a survey by KBC Bank has found. Irish consum(...)

Shoppers in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish consumer sentiment slipped back in August on fears of a renewed spike in cases of Covid-19. Having risen for three straight months, the KBC Bank(...)

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