Younger workers most impacted by pandemic – ESRI

Young adults have suffered the worst unemployment and labour market impact from Covid-19, according to the latest research by the Economic and Social Research Institute. The report also found that younger people were experiencing wage stagnation, and that their situation was exacerbated by the high cost of rent. It also notes that adverse labour market […]

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Proposals to prevent first-time buyers competing with funds

Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien has said he will share proposals later this week to prevent first-time buyers competing with large investment funds for houses. He said there would be discussion of the issue at tomorrow’s Cabinet meeting and he may bring an outline of options under consideration, but there will be no decision. Mr […]

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Government to continue to support businesses as Covid curbs ease – Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that today is “a day of freedom” as society partially re-opens and people can travel freely anywhere on the island of Ireland. Mr Varadkar said that 12,000 businesses are set to re-open this week and 100,000 people will go back to work. He said that existing financial supports for business will […]

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12,000 business reopening today as Covid curbs ease

12,000 businesses are expected to reopen their premises this week as Covid-19 restrictions ease further starting from today. Non-essential retailers across the country can resume click and collect, shopping by appointment and outdoor services from this morning. While personal services, such as hairdressers, barbers and beauticians can also open after more than five months closed. […]

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12,000 business reopening today as Covid curbs ease

12,000 businesses are expected to reopen their premises this week as Covid-19 restrictions ease further starting from today. Non-essential retailers across the country can resume click and collect, shopping by appointment and outdoor services from this morning. While personal services, such as hairdressers, barbers and beauticians can also open after more than five months closed. […]

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Govt urged to double social housing units by 2030

The number of social housing units in Ireland needs to double by 2030, according to think-tank Social Justice Ireland. Its recommendation is made in a submission to the Department of Housing as part of a review of housing policy. Social Justice Ireland (SJI) said the Government needs to set a target of 20% of all […]

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Govt urged to double social housing units by 2030

The number of social housing units in Ireland needs to double by 2030, according to think-tank Social Justice Ireland. Its recommendation is made in a submission to the Department of Housing as part of a review of housing policy. Social Justice Ireland (SJI) said the Government needs to set a target of 20% of all […]

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What supports are available for first-time buyers?

It was undoubtedly a week of mixed emotions for prospective first-time buyers. On the one hand, a glimmer of hope came through the clouds of affordability with details announced of the government’s shared equity scheme. Elsewhere, aspirant buyers were left disappointed and angry when news emerged that the bulk of houses in at least two […]

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What supports are available for first-time buyers?

It was undoubtedly a week of mixed emotions for prospective first-time buyers. On the one hand, a glimmer of hope came through the clouds of affordability with details announced of the government’s shared equity scheme. Elsewhere, aspirant buyers were left disappointed and angry when news emerged that the bulk of houses in at least two […]

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Donohoe plans to gradually cap moneylender rates

The Minister for Finance is to bring forward proposals to Government to gradually cap the interest rates that moneylenders can charge. At present, moneylenders are allowed to charge interest rates with an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of up to 187%. Interest rate caps on moneylending are in place in 21 EU countries, including Germany, France […]

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