Business News

More than half of consumers still saving

More than half of Irish consumers are continuing to save for a rainy day. Read more

Just over 2000 new social houses built by local authorities last year

Just over 2,200 new social houses were built by local authorities last year, less than forecast by the Department of Housing. Read more

Irish shoppers spent an extra €90m stockpiling on groceries in the weeks before Christmas

The average Irish household spent €1,532 on groceries in the weeks before Christmas, according to figures from research group Kantar Worldpanel this morning. Read more

Banks now have to allow access to customers’ account details

A RADICAL shake-up will mean banks will no longer have a monopoly on customer account information. Read more

Small firms urged to pitch for €50,000

Small businesses are being urged to pitch for up to €50,000 in grant aid from Enterprise Ireland in a new funding round. Read more

No relief for buyers as house prices rise by almost 12pc in a year

There has been no let-up in the rise in property prices. Read more

Amazon to have big say on ads

Advertisers can expect Amazon to challenge the Google-Facebook duopoly this year and see tasks become more automated.  Read more

Fraudsters making false car insurance claims must be prosecuted, claims ex-judge

Fraudsters making false car insurance claims are getting away with it because they are not being prosecuted, a leading judicial figure said. Read more

May to discuss Brexit fears with finance industry leaders

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and senior officials will meet executives from major finance companies today to give them a clearer idea of what Britain’s European Union exit will mean for them. Read more

Revealed: Fancy a job change for 2018? Here are the top roles employers are looking to fill

With employees setting back into work after the festive period, the new year is a prime opportunity for staff to consider their career options for 2018. Read more