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Aileen and Neil Walker retrofitted their timber-frame house in Ballyboughal, Dublin, under the SuperHomes scheme.

The average Irish home is leaky. So leaky that if you were to add up all the tiny holes around windows, pipes and wires and through the attic, there w(...)

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Launched some 10 years ago, absolute return funds were supposed to revolutionise investing. Touted as the panacea to risky equity funds or expensive c(...)

 Giuseppe Conte is leading Italy’s  first populist government. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/ANSA

Irish pension savers are at risk of losing money amid the ongoing Italian political turmoil, with more than €1 billion of Irish pension assets investe(...)

James Whelton, James Cox and Paul Kenny of high-tech mattress startup Simba

Irish-founded ecommerce technology firm AYM Commerce has signed a deal with high-tech mattress startup Simba to expand its online selling in the Middl(...)

If Ireland did not introduce additional taxes on carbon, ‘it will be eye wateringly expensive’for the Exchequer to ensure Irish houses are retrofitted by 2050,’ Oireachtas committee hears. File   photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The vast majority of Irish homes will need to undergo a “deep retrofit” by 2050 to meet targets for reducing CO2emissions while adopting renewable ene(...)

The average allocation to equities has risen modestly in Irish pension funds from 36 per cent to 40 per cent, a Mercer survey shows.

Bonds remain the dominant asset class for Irish pension schemes, despite their ultra-low yields, accounting for 48 per cent of the average allocation,(...)

Re-creation of Fishamble Street by Pauline Scott

This is a tale of two cities, Dublin and Halle an der Saale in the former East Germany. What connects them is Dublin’s Fishamble Street where the firs(...)

It is likely there will be a  reduction in federal funding for renewable energy and sustainable development projects in the US under a Trump administration. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

The election of climate sceptic Donald Trump as US president could give Irish pension funds an opportunity to invest in renewable energy and sustainab(...)

Coming off a few years of under-performance, emerging market equities were also particularly strong during the year, and you didn’t have to choose wisely as an index fund would have done the business for you in 2016.

Are you happy with how your investments performed in 2016? Did you choose your market and/or sector wisely – and your fund provider just as wisely? Or(...)

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar:  asked Attorney General Máire Whelan if it was possible to intervene in the INM case. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last week, Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar weighed in on the debate about the plight of members of Independent News & Media’s defined (...)

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