First-time buyers to drive market growth countrywide in 2017

First-time buyers will drive Ireland’s property market in 2017 with the highest city price increases of 10pc predicted for Galway and Limerick. Agents expect a 6pc rise nationally, driven largely by new demand from first timers who are expected to be most active where new homes are available. That is thanks to the easing of […]

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AIB to pay €190m in tracker mortgage compensation

State-owned lender AIB has set aside €190m to compensate customers who were wrongly removed from tracker mortgages, according to The Irish Examiner. AIB has reportedly also admitted it wrongly withdrew tracker mortgages from over 3,000 customers, confirmed that 14 people lost their homes as a result of the error. The Oireachtas Finance Committee heard in […]

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First-time buyers in rush for new tax break as 25 apply every hour

More than 25 applications are being made every hour by first-time buyers (FTBs) hoping to avail of a Government scheme to help them buy a home. Figures from the Revenue Commissioners show that 519 people have applied for a Government incentive to help them secure a deposit under the Help-to-Buy scheme since it was launched […]

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Tax receipts at ‘historic high’ of close to €50bn

The tax take for last year reached a “historic high”, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has revealed. At €47.86bn, it surpassed the previous peak in 2007. While it was €639m above the target set when Budget 2016 was announced over a year ago, it came in slightly lower than the updated forecast announced when Budget 2017 […]

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Online shopping marches on as 59pc of Irish make web purchase

THE growth of digital shopping across the EU continues unabated with an ever-increasing number of people now shopping online, according to a recent survey from Eurostat. Two thirds of internet users made an online purchase in 2016, according to the data. However, the percentages differ vastly across the continent, with 87pc of internet users in […]

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Tax receipts at ‘historic high’ of close to €50bn

The tax take for last year reached a “historic high”, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has revealed. At €47.86bn, it surpassed the previous peak in 2007. While it was €639m above the target set when Budget 2016 was announced over a year ago, it came in slightly lower than the updated forecast announced when Budget 2017 […]

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Ten top tips to keep control of your finances and finally save in 2017

After a roller-coaster 2016, suddenly the New Year is here. What surprises will it bring? After Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, it’s anybody’s guess. One thing you can control is how you plan your finances to make sure 2017 is a little easier on the pocket. Here are my top 10 tips to get […]

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Ten top tips to keep control of your finances and finally save in 2017

After a roller-coaster 2016, suddenly the New Year is here. What surprises will it bring? After Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, it’s anybody’s guess. One thing you can control is how you plan your finances to make sure 2017 is a little easier on the pocket. Here are my top 10 tips to get […]

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