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Comment: Relaxing deposit rules just not an option, even if it means families must save up €83,000

We threw it away. Measures introduced two-and-a-half years ago by the Central Bank to curb runaway property inflation were only ever a temporary stop-gap.

Brexit uncertainty remains our chief economic challenge

Competitiveness concerns in Dublin, allied with the Brexit risk to rural Ireland, present the greatest risk to the economic outlook, according to a report published this morning.

Rush for mortgages is pushing up prices faster than in boom

Mortgages are squeezing out cash buyers in large numbers for the first time since the downturn, helping drive house price rises to boom-time levels across swathes of the country.

Brace yourself: health cover costs are going only one way

Insurance is one of life’s necessary evils with one-way traffic when it comes to premiums. Now the heads of the two biggest health insurers warn that costs could double over the next decade.

Theresa May outlines ‘generous offer’ to EU citizens in UK as Varadkar sets out Irish case

British Prime Minister Theresa May last night outlined a “fair” deal to reassure EU citizens about their status post-Brexit, as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sought to highlight Ireland’s case at his first EU summit.

There may be more jobs than workers ‘if unemployment rate continues to drop’

Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned of possible “capacity constraints” in the labour market if the unemployment numbers continue to drop at the expected rate.

Dublin is still the second most expensive city in Eurozone for expats to live

The strengthening dollar against the euro means that Dublin – along with its fellow Eurozone members – have fallen down the rankings in terms of most expensive destinations for expatriates to locate to.

Global analytics firm teams up with Irish start-up for affordable wearable sports tech

An analytics company that engineers wearable technology for elite sports has teamed up with an Irish start-up to make its product accessible for the amateur sportsperson.

Tax take from housing ‘could cause public finance issues’

A recovery in the housing sector to meet new and pent-up demand risks undermining the public finances if not managed properly, the Fiscal Advisory Council has warned.

How Brexit will hit your pocket – and ways to help ease the pain

Brexit will have a more permanent impact on Ireland than the financial crisis which rocked the country in 2008, a top economist has warned.