Kieran Mcquinn

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Dairygold Co-op chief executive Jim Woulfe believes a hard Brexit would add €50 million in costs to its UK cheese exports

It might be a very British exercise, but Brexit seems to be seeping into virtually every area of Irish life. The United Kingdom’s exit from the Europe(...)

Checking out house prices in Dublin. “In Dublin you could see increased demand because of more people moving in to work”

Brexit could hit house prices in most of the Republic but drive up demand for homes in Dublin, experts warned politicians on Wednesday. They also pre(...)

Members of Border Communities Against Brexit unveil a Brexit countdown clock at Jonesborough, on the Border between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A no-deal Brexit will derail the Government’s plan for tax cuts in the next budget, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has indicated. (...)

Daft recently calculated that the average supply of monthly rental properties is only a third of estimated demand. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

City-centre rents and house prices are increasingly out of reach for those on average wages. As well as causing big problems for those directly affect(...)

CSO figures indicate a need for foreign labour to fuel construction. However, they  would place pressure on the already-stretched housing market as the new workers would need to be housed themselves. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will need an influx of foreign workers to meet the State’s housing targets, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has said. And th(...)

Prof Kieran McQuinn and Dr Conor O’Toole of the ESRI speaking at an event last year. On Tuesday, they addressed the Oireachtas housing committee.

The Republic will face “significant challenges” in the building of houses in the event of a hard Brexit due to its heavy reliance on the United Kingdo(...)

The Irish housing market has had a uniquely volatile nature over the past 20 years

Nowhere is the Irish boom and bust cycle more evident than in the housing market. Ireland had the fastest growth in house prices in the run up to the(...)

Since 2013, prices have risen again by 57 per cent. Photograph: Frank Miller

The current boom in property prices could trigger another housing bubble, even though it is not being fuelled by a boom in credit, a leading housing e(...)

Variable mortgage rates, so long the scourge of the homebuyers here, may finally be coming down. According to the Central Bank, the average variable (...)

 Irish banks are continuing to offer customers some of the most expensive mortgage rates in the world, charging 75%  more than the euro zone average.  Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A record number of Irish home-buyers are opting for fixed-rate mortgages, according to new figures from the Central Bank. In the three months to Febru(...)

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