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New rise in those seeking mortgage approval

The move by the Central Bank to tighten lending rules at the start of this year has failed to dampen the mortgage market. Read more

EU fights flood of biodiesel imports as anti-dumping war hots up

The US has effectively blocked its market to cheap imports and now European Union authorities are scrambling to find ways to stem a flood of biodiesel imports after Argentina and Indonesia  Read more

Storm Emma: Will I get paid if I can’t get to work? What are my employee rights on a snow day?

While schoolchildren across the country rejoiced at the first of the falling snow, there were many workers who were also hoping for a ‘snow day’ or two. Read more

Explainer: All you need to know on your employee rights in Storm Emma

In terms of employee rights during storm conditions, according to employment law  Read more

What help can first-time buyers avail of?

My partner and I are first-time buyers, or at least we’re hoping to be soon. I know the rules changed for FTBs a few years back in terms of what they can borrow, but since then I think Read more

Dublin ranked 17th in reputation index

Dublin has been ranked as the 17th most reputable city in the world, out-manoeuvring  Read more

Rural towns lose 75pc of workers each day due to lack of local jobs

Rural towns are losing up to 75pc of their workers every day because there are no jobs available locally. Read more

Bank of Ireland to pay first dividend in 10 years

Bank of Ireland plans to pay a dividend of 11.5 cents per share in its first payout to investors in a decade even as underlying profits remained static. Read more

60pc of spending online goes abroad

Ireland’s rocketing consumer spending has fuelled a surge in online shopping, but the upswing in digital purchases has come at the expense of local retailers. Read more

Sharing distribution costs could help artisan food producers grow

The retail food industry has for years been dominated by well-established brands, but more recently that has been interrupted by the discounters.  Read more