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Consumers hit by hikes in pub, restaurant, energy and rent costs

Consumers hit by hikes in pub, restaurant, energy and rent costs The price of alcohol and food in pubs and restaurants increased last month as the hospitality sector passed on higher taxes. Stock Image The price...

Room at the top: Co-working helps ensure Dublin keeps its place in the top...

Room at the top: Co-working helps ensure Dublin keeps its place in the top 30 cities for tech THE BIG PICTURE Stock image Dublin has been ranked 19th out of the top 30 cities in the world...

Facebook ‘intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws’ – damning report

Facebook 'intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws' - damning report UK committee says self-regulation must end Facebook says it is 'open to meaningful regulation' Report singled out Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg...

Very little progress in latest US-China trade talks

Very little progress in latest US-China trade talks Talks: US trade rep Robert Lighthizer has met Chinese counterparts THE US and China have made little progress so far during trade talks in Beijing, leaving much work...

Almost half of properties snapped up by cash buyers

Almost half of properties snapped up by cash buyers Prof Mary Lambkin: There is a need for 350,000 new homes. Picture: Frank McGrath Almost half of all the residential properties bought last year were purchased with...

Greg James trapped in locked room by BBC

Greg James trapped in locked room by BBC Fans are trying to get him out. Greg James has been tasked with escaping a locked room (Mark Allan/PA) BBC Radio 1 fans are trying to help presenter Greg James...

Germany feels pinch as exports to China fall

Germany feels pinch as exports to China fall Economy static in final quarter Germany stalling: People sit at a cafe terrace as skyscrapers stand beyond on the city skyline in Frankfurt GERMANY'S economy, the industrial powerhouse of...

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Charlie Weston: 'Investors and downsizers are the cash kings in property realm'    (Stock picture) People struggling to qualify for a mortgage will be bemused that so many buyers can sidle up to an estate agent and...

‘That is the reality’ – Council chief defends comments that homeless services are an...

'That is the reality' - Council chief defends comments that homeless services are an 'attractive' option for families, despite criticism Owen Keegan said that people are "choosing" to present as homeless Council chief Owen Keegan THE head...

Ireland taps bond market for €1.25bn as European shares slip from three-month highs

Ireland taps bond market for €1.25bn as European shares slip from three-month highs   Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Ireland raised €1.25bn of bonds on the markets yesterday, split between...

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