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    Fast-food giant on lookout for McRentals for its staff

    Fast-food giant on lookout for McRentals for its staff


    A branch of fast-food giant McDonald's is looking for people to rent out their rooms to its staff, in order to expand its...

    A branch of fast-food giant McDonald's is looking for people to rent out their rooms to its staff, in order to expand its workforce.

    AIB tracker lawsuit the only hope for thousands


    The reluctance of AIB to restore thousands of people to tracker rates will have to be resolved in the...

    The reluctance of AIB to restore thousands of people to tracker rates will have to be resolved in the courts.

    Free activities for the kids to keep them busy all summer long


    While the kids are looking forward to eight long weeks of summer, their parents may be dreading the 10 long weeks of summer. It's supposed to be about sun, fun and freedom, but all too often it's stress, expense and worry. This week I'm looking at ways...

    While the kids are looking forward to eight long weeks of summer, their parents may be dreading the 10 long weeks of summer. It's supposed to be about sun, fun and freedom, but all too often it's stress, expense and worry. This week I'm looking at ways to keep costs down if you're going away on holiday and also lots of completely free - and fun - family activities right here at home.
    House prices may increase 11pc by 2020 - ESRI

    House prices may increase 11pc by 2020 - ESRI


    House prices could rise by 11pc between now and 2020 after a period of dramatic increases and drops never before seen, new research from the ESRI...

    House prices could rise by 11pc between now and 2020 after a period of dramatic increases and drops never before seen, new research from the ESRI suggests.

    Lukewarm reaction to Amazon's 1,000 jobs highlights scale of Ireland's housing crunch


    It has been a very good week on the jobs front. It isn't that often a major global technology firm like Amazon announces 1,000 new jobs for Dublin. And to cap it all, they appear to be higher end, highly skilled jobs, as opposed to those tough tasks...

    It has been a very good week on the jobs front. It isn't that often a major global technology firm like Amazon announces 1,000 new jobs for Dublin. And to cap it all, they appear to be higher end, highly skilled jobs, as opposed to those tough tasks Amazon sets its warehouse operatives who have to pick up products quickly - but that is another story.

    Storm blamed for mortgage arrears rise


    Storm Emma has been blamed for a rise in the number of people falling behind on mortgage payments in the first three months of the...

    Storm Emma has been blamed for a rise in the number of people falling behind on mortgage payments in the first three months of the year.
    Affordable homes plan lacks clear timeline

    Affordable homes plan lacks clear timeline


    Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy cannot guarantee affordable homes on State-owned lands will be available this year, despite a funding boost of...

    Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy cannot guarantee affordable homes on State-owned lands will be available this year, despite a funding boost of €50m.
    'Weak' regulator fails to ban cash-back deals

    'Weak' regulator fails to ban cash-back deals


    The Central Bank has been accused of failing to protect mortgage holders after it brought in new rules for banks but failed to ban controversial mortgage cash-back...

    The Central Bank has been accused of failing to protect mortgage holders after it brought in new rules for banks but failed to ban controversial mortgage cash-back offers.
    Our prices are the third highest in EU

    Our prices are the third highest in EU


    Prices in Ireland are the third highest in the European Union, according to the EU statistical agency...

    Prices in Ireland are the third highest in the European Union, according to the EU statistical agency Eurostat.

    Repossession is 'difficult' here - AIB chief executive


    The boss of AIB has complained about how difficult it is to repossess homes when mortgage holders get into...

    The boss of AIB has complained about how difficult it is to repossess homes when mortgage holders get into arrears.

    EBS concedes on 500 tracker cases


    HUNDREDS of new tracker denial cases have been conceded by a leading...

    HUNDREDS of new tracker denial cases have been conceded by a leading lender.
    A wealth of opportunities to dream of life in leafy Dublin 4

    A wealth of opportunities to dream of life in leafy Dublin 4


    Leafy Eglinton Road doesn't so much drip wealth as ooze it. It is quintessential Dublin 4 with its mixture of red-brick villas, semi-d's of a very different kind to the suburban estates on the outskirts of Dublin, and some modest, but expensive...

    Leafy Eglinton Road doesn't so much drip wealth as ooze it. It is quintessential Dublin 4 with its mixture of red-brick villas, semi-d's of a very different kind to the suburban estates on the outskirts of Dublin, and some modest, but expensive properties, at either end.
    Price hikes see two €1m houses sold every day

    Price hikes see two €1m houses sold every day


    The number of property millionaires has increased by 20pc in the past 12 months as two €1m properties are sold in Ireland every...

    The number of property millionaires has increased by 20pc in the past 12 months as two €1m properties are sold in Ireland every day.

    'A career in music is not about making money'


    The award-winning Irish flautist Fiona Kelly is from Cork city. She lived there until she was 18, when she travelled abroad to study music. She has lived for a number of years in London, New York and Sweden before returning to live in London last...

    The award-winning Irish flautist Fiona Kelly is from Cork city. She lived there until she was 18, when she travelled abroad to study music. She has lived for a number of years in London, New York and Sweden before returning to live in London last year.

    Shortfall in cover for costly US A&E trip


    Q I have just come back from a holiday to the US. While there, I became very ill and had to go to A&E. I was in A&E for just over five hours and during that time I had a CT scan, chest X-ray and other tests and blood tests. The total cost of all those...

    Q I have just come back from a holiday to the US. While there, I became very ill and had to go to A&E. I was in A&E for just over five hours and during that time I had a CT scan, chest X-ray and other tests and blood tests. The total cost of all those tests came to more than $9,000. I was asked if I would like to stay in the hospital overnight, but declined - and so I was not admitted to hospital as such.

    There's treasure in car salvage yards for investors in LKQ Corp


    A few years ago, we were treated to two television series which charted the ups and downs of two family-run car salvage yards - Junkyard Empire and Scrappers. Not surprisingly, everything about the operations seemed rough and ready - with the wage bills...

    A few years ago, we were treated to two television series which charted the ups and downs of two family-run car salvage yards - Junkyard Empire and Scrappers. Not surprisingly, everything about the operations seemed rough and ready - with the wage bills never guaranteed to be met at the end of the week.

    Summer money-makers that could earn you thousands


    Summertime can be a chance to earn thousands, or indeed tens of thousands, of extra euro thanks to money-making opportunities thrown up by the season. As well as making a big difference to a household's income, some of this extra money can be earned...

    Summertime can be a chance to earn thousands, or indeed tens of thousands, of extra euro thanks to money-making opportunities thrown up by the season. As well as making a big difference to a household's income, some of this extra money can be earned tax-free.

    Charlie Weston: The amount of tax paid by motorists is unfair - and it is high time it was reduced


    Driving a car is becoming more expensive by the day in this country. The momentum has gone out of the Government's efforts to tackle the motor insurance crisis. That is a real pity, because it coincides with petrol and diesel prices shooting up by the...

    Driving a car is becoming more expensive by the day in this country. The momentum has gone out of the Government's efforts to tackle the motor insurance crisis. That is a real pity, because it coincides with petrol and diesel prices shooting up by the pumps.
    Where are Ireland's top housing markets? Increase of 20pc in Irish property millionaires

    Where are Ireland's top housing markets? Increase of 20pc in Irish property millionaires


    The latest Daft.ie Wealth Report shows that - as prices continue to rise - so does Ireland's housing wealth. There were over 800 transactions of at least €1m during 2017 and, by all accounts, there will be even more seven-figure purchases this...

    The latest Daft.ie Wealth Report shows that - as prices continue to rise - so does Ireland's housing wealth. There were over 800 transactions of at least €1m during 2017 and, by all accounts, there will be even more seven-figure purchases this year.
    The darkest stain on Government's record is that 10,000 are homeless

    The darkest stain on Government's record is that 10,000 are homeless


    THE global media will shine a spotlight on Ireland's housing and homelessness problem when the Pope (below) visits the Capuchin Day Centre in August. The question for Government is how best to put on a brave face and demonstrate to the world that it has...

    THE global media will shine a spotlight on Ireland's housing and homelessness problem when the Pope (below) visits the Capuchin Day Centre in August. The question for Government is how best to put on a brave face and demonstrate to the world that it has a grip on the problem.

    Pension tax relief cut? Up to 600,000 - mainly middle earners - would be big losers


    Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has sparked fears he will reduce the tax relief on pension contributions in the Budget, after describing the current system as...

    Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has sparked fears he will reduce the tax relief on pension contributions in the Budget, after describing the current system as "generous".

    Sun cream, sunglasses and swimwear...How not to splash out too much this summer


    Summer is such fun, for adults and kids alike. We all relive our childhood when the warm weather comes and after the recent lovely spell we've had, those who still have their holiday break to look forward to get to enjoy it all over...

    Summer is such fun, for adults and kids alike. We all relive our childhood when the warm weather comes and after the recent lovely spell we've had, those who still have their holiday break to look forward to get to enjoy it all over again.
    Optimism is growing over finances in retirement

    Optimism is growing over finances in retirement


    There has been a rise in the number of people who feel they could live a financially comfortable...

    There has been a rise in the number of people who feel they could live a financially comfortable retirement.
    Less than a third of people renting their home do it by choice

    Less than a third of people renting their home do it by choice


    The scale of the rental trap facing hard-pressed families is revealed in a new report showing that the vast majority of people do not wish to be...

    The scale of the rental trap facing hard-pressed families is revealed in a new report showing that the vast majority of people do not wish to be tenants.

    Three investment mistakes to avoid when building your portfolio


    Even the world's most successful investors admit they sometimes get it wrong. In a recent Time Money article, John Bogle, founder and former CEO of the US investment firm, The Vanguard Group, claimed that one of his biggest mistakes was buying individual...

    Even the world's most successful investors admit they sometimes get it wrong. In a recent Time Money article, John Bogle, founder and former CEO of the US investment firm, The Vanguard Group, claimed that one of his biggest mistakes was buying individual stocks for about a dozen years in the 50s and 60s, before he realised he wasn't getting anywhere.

    How do I organise holiday leave for my team in busy periods without creating bad vibes?


    Q: I have a small team of really great employees and all of them go beyond the call of duty in their jobs. Most of them have children of school-going age and there is going to be a rush of people booking holidays for the summer. How do I allocate...

    Q: I have a small team of really great employees and all of them go beyond the call of duty in their jobs. Most of them have children of school-going age and there is going to be a rush of people booking holidays for the summer. How do I allocate holidays fairly? Should it be first come, first served? Or should I introduce another system? The last thing I want is to create bad feeling among them.

    The dos and don'ts of coming up with the deposit for a home


    As house buyers could need a deposit of almost €60,000 to buy a home, saving up a deposit has become one of the biggest challenges facing young people today. First-time buyers typically need a deposit equivalent to a tenth of the value of their home....

    As house buyers could need a deposit of almost €60,000 to buy a home, saving up a deposit has become one of the biggest challenges facing young people today. First-time buyers typically need a deposit equivalent to a tenth of the value of their home. The average asking price of a home nationwide is almost €250,000, according to Daft - but that rises to almost €590,000 in south county Dublin.
    Taking a risk could help you find harmony in your career

    Taking a risk could help you find harmony in your career


    In the hot, stuffy auditorium, we were struggling not to shift in our seats. That's because we were nearing the two-hour mark last Wednesday at my daughter's primary school's annual parental endurance ritual known as 'The Music Recital'. Chirpy child...

    In the hot, stuffy auditorium, we were struggling not to shift in our seats. That's because we were nearing the two-hour mark last Wednesday at my daughter's primary school's annual parental endurance ritual known as 'The Music Recital'. Chirpy child after chirpy child warbled a song or plunked on the piano. Each was a darling in their own way, I assure you. And we parents did maintain enthusiastic applause before and after each one.

    Why is my friend's State pension higher?


    Q: I am 66. Earlier this year, I got my contributory State pension of €214.20 a week. Why have I that amount while my friend, who has never worked, gets €230 a week? My friend says she has got a higher pension because she has a deserted wife...

    Q: I am 66. Earlier this year, I got my contributory State pension of €214.20 a week. Why have I that amount while my friend, who has never worked, gets €230 a week? My friend says she has got a higher pension because she has a deserted wife allowance. I am separated and worked part-time for most of my life - until now. I was a homemaker from 1982 to 2004. Would I have been better off not working? Claire, Co Cork
    'Money is easy spent and hard-earned'

    'Money is easy spent and hard-earned'


    The writer and farmer John Connell is the author of the well-known The Cow Book, which was published earlier this year and gives an account of a year on his family farm in Ballinalee, Co...

    The writer and farmer John Connell is the author of the well-known The Cow Book, which was published earlier this year and gives an account of a year on his family farm in Ballinalee, Co Longford.

    10 secrets to business success: Inspiring stories share one common theme - courage


    Entrepreneurs play an increasingly important role in our society. Whether providing local services or tackling global challenges, they create jobs, drive economic growth and are the glue that holds our communities together. While Ireland benefits greatly...

    Entrepreneurs play an increasingly important role in our society. Whether providing local services or tackling global challenges, they create jobs, drive economic growth and are the glue that holds our communities together. While Ireland benefits greatly from the 1,200 foreign direct investment companies which have chosen to locate here, I believe that it is our indigenous entrepreneurs who hold the key to Ireland's long-term economic stability.
    Charlie Weston: Freeing up families to move to suitable homes will benefit the housing market

    Charlie Weston: Freeing up families to move to suitable homes will benefit the housing market


    They have been referred to as the locked-in generation. These are the people who bought houses during the boom, often purchasing a starter home in the hope of moving to more suitable accommodation to meet the needs of growing...

    They have been referred to as the locked-in generation. These are the people who bought houses during the boom, often purchasing a starter home in the hope of moving to more suitable accommodation to meet the needs of growing families.
    Missing €218,000 costs CU €1.2m in losses

    Missing €218,000 costs CU €1.2m in losses


    The credit union at the centre of a fraud investigation has ended up spending a huge amount of money probing and rectifying the...

    The credit union at the centre of a fraud investigation has ended up spending a huge amount of money probing and rectifying the loss.
    Pensioners can unlock cash early, Revenue announces

    Pensioners can unlock cash early, Revenue announces


    Thousands of pensioners will get an early opportunity to unlock money in retirement funds they have been unable to access up to...

    Thousands of pensioners will get an early opportunity to unlock money in retirement funds they have been unable to access up to now.

    Mortgage sales defended by Central Bank


    The controversial sale of distressed loans by banks here has been defended by a senior Central Bank...

    The controversial sale of distressed loans by banks here has been defended by a senior Central Bank official.
    Property tax to rise as price cuts hit €1m homes

    Property tax to rise as price cuts hit €1m homes


    Property tax is to increase from next year, with Dublin homeowners continuing to pay vastly more than those in rural Ireland despite government commitments to dramatically overhaul the...

    Property tax is to increase from next year, with Dublin homeowners continuing to pay vastly more than those in rural Ireland despite government commitments to dramatically overhaul the system.

    Your Questions Answered: Getting son to save Communion money


    Q My son has great plans for how he is going to spend the money he received for his first Communion. I, on the other hand, see this as a golden opportunity to help him develop the habit of saving money. Do you have any tips on how to encourage him to...

    Q My son has great plans for how he is going to spend the money he received for his first Communion. I, on the other hand, see this as a golden opportunity to help him develop the habit of saving money. Do you have any tips on how to encourage him to start saving? Karen, Balbriggan, Co Dublin

    Ignoring inflation is a bigger financial risk than Brexit and Trump


    In January 2004, Dublin Bus raised its prices to much grumbling from commuters. It would cost 85c to take the short journey from Trinity College to St Stephen's Green. Today, more than 14 years later, the same journey costs €2.10 - a price rise of...

    In January 2004, Dublin Bus raised its prices to much grumbling from commuters. It would cost 85c to take the short journey from Trinity College to St Stephen's Green. Today, more than 14 years later, the same journey costs €2.10 - a price rise of 147pc.
    Public servants will be the big losers if ESRI's pension tax proposals are implemented

    Public servants will be the big losers if ESRI's pension tax proposals are implemented


    It seems that the State-supported Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is determined to undermine the current system of providing workers with tax relief for investing some of their wages in a...

    It seems that the State-supported Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is determined to undermine the current system of providing workers with tax relief for investing some of their wages in a pension.
    Nine ways to slash the cost of your last-minute summer flights

    Nine ways to slash the cost of your last-minute summer flights


    The peak summer travel season will kick off in a few weeks - so if you haven't yet booked your holiday and are hoping to travel in the next three months, you could find it too expensive to do so. Playing by a few rules however could boost your chances of...

    The peak summer travel season will kick off in a few weeks - so if you haven't yet booked your holiday and are hoping to travel in the next three months, you could find it too expensive to do so. Playing by a few rules however could boost your chances of getting a good deal. Getting the best price on flights is a good start.
    Savers put record €101bn into banks as caution reigns

    Savers put record €101bn into banks as caution reigns


    Householders are piling so much money into savings accounts that it has pushed the amount on deposit in banks to an all-time...

    Householders are piling so much money into savings accounts that it has pushed the amount on deposit in banks to an all-time high.

    Bidders shortlisted for PTSB mortgages sell-off


    Permanent TSB has begun shortlisting bidders for its controversial sale of €2.2bn of residential mortgages, as the State-backed bank sets its sights on selecting a final deal by...

    Permanent TSB has begun shortlisting bidders for its controversial sale of €2.2bn of residential mortgages, as the State-backed bank sets its sights on selecting a final deal by mid-summer.
    D'Arcy 'ditching plans' for insurance fraud Garda unit

    D'Arcy 'ditching plans' for insurance fraud Garda unit


    Junior Finance Minister Michael D'Arcy was accused of dropping a bombshell after he appeared to suggest that plans for a special Garda unit to tackle insurance fraud have been...

    Junior Finance Minister Michael D'Arcy was accused of dropping a bombshell after he appeared to suggest that plans for a special Garda unit to tackle insurance fraud have been abandoned.
    April sees jump in number of mortgage approvals

    April sees jump in number of mortgage approvals


    THE number of people being approved for a mortgage jumped in April, reversing a fall in the previous...

    THE number of people being approved for a mortgage jumped in April, reversing a fall in the previous month.

    Changes planned to stop people 'gaming' personal injuries system


    Changes are being made to legislation underpinning the Personal Injuries Assessment Board to stop people "gaming" the...

    Changes are being made to legislation underpinning the Personal Injuries Assessment Board to stop people "gaming" the system.

    Your questions answered: What can I do with cash left over in AVC?


    Q I am a teacher and I plan to retire this year at the age of 60. I will have about 31 years' service. I will get a pension of about €25,000 and a lump sum of around €75,000. I also did an Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) scheme with Irish...

    Q I am a teacher and I plan to retire this year at the age of 60. I will have about 31 years' service. I will get a pension of about €25,000 and a lump sum of around €75,000. I also did an Additional Voluntary Contribution (AVC) scheme with Irish Life which is valued at about €70,000. I understand I can use some of this money (€25,000 tax-free) to top up my lump sum to €100,000. My big problem is with what's left over from my AVC - which would be €45,000. I now realise I contributed too much to my AVC when there was no need. If I withdraw the €45,000, it will be taxed at 40pc. What is the wisest option for me now with regards to the €45,000 - that is, should I withdraw it or invest it? I'm green when it comes to investment, shares and so on. Norma, Co Kilkenny
    Inertia in the health insurance market means many of us are overpaying for our cover

    Inertia in the health insurance market means many of us are overpaying for our cover


    The health insurance market is expanding - there has been another rise in the numbers taking out a plan, insurers are cutting prices and there are hundreds of options to choose...

    The health insurance market is expanding - there has been another rise in the numbers taking out a plan, insurers are cutting prices and there are hundreds of options to choose from.

    Time for investors to take notice of changing tide in construction


    After the financial crisis, when management teams talked about corporate spending they mostly meant share buybacks. Growth in traditional investment (the kind that went towards manufacturing, buildings, machinery and so on) declined - and for good...

    After the financial crisis, when management teams talked about corporate spending they mostly meant share buybacks. Growth in traditional investment (the kind that went towards manufacturing, buildings, machinery and so on) declined - and for good reason. Demand just wasn't there to justify the spend.

    Sneaky scams that could trick you into parting with thousands


    Fraudsters are tricking Irish people into parting with thousands of euro - sometimes tens of thousands - ,while some Irish businesses have been stung for hundreds of thousands. The growing sophistication of fraudsters mean scams have become harder to...

    Fraudsters are tricking Irish people into parting with thousands of euro - sometimes tens of thousands - ,while some Irish businesses have been stung for hundreds of thousands. The growing sophistication of fraudsters mean scams have become harder to spot, and therefore easier to fall for. Technology too is arming conmen with the information they need to create convincing scams.

    My Money: 'I was wealthiest kid in parish after circus prize draw'


    Noel Cunningham is TV3's showbiz guru and general manager of Harvey's Point Hotel in Donegal. Cunningham, who is from Kilcar in Donegal, is well-known from TV3's Ireland AM. He has also made appearances on TV3's Celebrity Family Fortunes, Celebrity Come...

    Noel Cunningham is TV3's showbiz guru and general manager of Harvey's Point Hotel in Donegal. Cunningham, who is from Kilcar in Donegal, is well-known from TV3's Ireland AM. He has also made appearances on TV3's Celebrity Family Fortunes, Celebrity Come Dine with Me: Ireland, and Ultimate Debutante.

    Home economics: Sinead Ryan answers your property questions


    My father and mother separated many years ago and she came to live with me. My dad and his partner live in what was my parents’ home. Mum now needs a nursing home. I can’t afford this, and it would need to be under Fair Deal. However, the problem is...

    My father and mother separated many years ago and she came to live with me. My dad and his partner live in what was my parents’ home. Mum now needs a nursing home. I can’t afford this, and it would need to be under Fair Deal. However, the problem is that the house technically still belongs to Mum and Dad, as they never legally separated and the HSE is saying it has to be included in the costings. But Dad and his partner are avidly refusing this and I’m caught in the middle. What advice can you give?

    Counting the costs of return to work


    Returning to work after a baby is a bittersweet time, and difficult for a mum juggling the guilt of leaving their newborn with (maybe) the relief of being among adults again. So imagine the added challenge when you've been out of the workforce for years...

    Returning to work after a baby is a bittersweet time, and difficult for a mum juggling the guilt of leaving their newborn with (maybe) the relief of being among adults again. So imagine the added challenge when you've been out of the workforce for years on a career break, concerned your skills are so out of date you'll be useless.
    Pension tax relief cut could save €1bn a year - ESRI

    Pension tax relief cut could save €1bn a year - ESRI


    A State-supported think-tank has questioned the level of tax relief given to people for saving for a...

    A State-supported think-tank has questioned the level of tax relief given to people for saving for a pension.
    Poor credit history? Late payers now facing extra charges on credit cards

    Poor credit history? Late payers now facing extra charges on credit cards


    Customers with poor credit histories will be charged more than people who have always paid their bills promptly, as "personalised pricing" is introduced in Ireland for the first...

    Customers with poor credit histories will be charged more than people who have always paid their bills promptly, as "personalised pricing" is introduced in Ireland for the first time.
    Avantcard to charge interest that depends on your credit rating

    Avantcard to charge interest that depends on your credit rating


    CREDIT card provider Avantcard is to introduce tiered interest rates, with those with poor credit histories being charged more than people who pay their bills...

    CREDIT card provider Avantcard is to introduce tiered interest rates, with those with poor credit histories being charged more than people who pay their bills promptly.
    'Flat-pack flats' come without furniture... and rent starts at €1,500

    'Flat-pack flats' come without furniture... and rent starts at €1,500


    It could be the perfect home for fans of flat-pack furniture - but these unfurnished one-bed apartments in Finglas will cost you €1,550 a...

    It could be the perfect home for fans of flat-pack furniture - but these unfurnished one-bed apartments in Finglas will cost you €1,550 a month.
    Most of us pay too much for health cover by not switching

    Most of us pay too much for health cover by not switching


    Most people who have health insurance are overpaying because of their failure to switch provider to get a better deal, insurance experts...

    Most people who have health insurance are overpaying because of their failure to switch provider to get a better deal, insurance experts said.
    Good, bad and ugly debt - and how you can tell the difference

    Good, bad and ugly debt - and how you can tell the difference


    Financial literacy among adults is very poor, and we should take no solace from the fact that Ireland is no better or worse than other...

    Financial literacy among adults is very poor, and we should take no solace from the fact that Ireland is no better or worse than other countries.

    'I lost money on three-card trick in student days'


    Roisin Shortall is a Social Democrats TD for Dublin North West. She was first elected to the Dail in 1992. She co-founded the Social Democrats in July...

    Roisin Shortall is a Social Democrats TD for Dublin North West. She was first elected to the Dail in 1992. She co-founded the Social Democrats in July 2015.

    Lisney toasts deal with pub experts Morrissey's


    One of Ireland's biggest estate agents, Lisney, has moved to expand its operations and its offering with the acquisition of Morrissey's, a long-standing market leader in the pub, restaurant and hotel property market,...

    One of Ireland's biggest estate agents, Lisney, has moved to expand its operations and its offering with the acquisition of Morrissey's, a long-standing market leader in the pub, restaurant and hotel property market, .

    The Irish captain of industry whose career is all at sea


    Travelling for work can be a bit of a drag - unless you're Tom Connery that is. For most of us, coming home from a work trip normally involves a wait for the bags, a queue at passport control and dragging your cases to the airport taxi...

    Travelling for work can be a bit of a drag - unless you're Tom Connery that is. For most of us, coming home from a work trip normally involves a wait for the bags, a queue at passport control and dragging your cases to the airport taxi rank.
    Marlet seals €115m financing deal with Deutsche Bank for Dublin project

    Marlet seals €115m financing deal with Deutsche Bank for Dublin project


    Marlet Property, the group run by developer Pat Crean, has secured a €115m facility from Deutsche Bank to fund a major development in Dublin's Silicon...

    Marlet Property, the group run by developer Pat Crean, has secured a €115m facility from Deutsche Bank to fund a major development in Dublin's Silicon Docks.

    Time to keep Airbnb's move beyond the sharing economy in check


    Airbnb is one of the original disruptors. It basically disrupted the hotel and professional hospitality industry by providing a cheaper alternative using the so-called sharing...

    Airbnb is one of the original disruptors. It basically disrupted the hotel and professional hospitality industry by providing a cheaper alternative using the so-called sharing economy.