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Growth of Middle Ireland defies trend across the West SATURDAY INSIGHT Sore points: Mortgage matters worry the middle class here, but they are faring better than their counterparts in most other nationsTaoiseach Leo Varadkar has wooed the early risers The good news if you're wondering how you are going to pay for childcare or get on the housing ladder is that things...
Demand surges for office space amid €8.6bn spend Offices needed: New buildings are emerging in the capital, but ‘supply has been unable to keep pace’. Photo: REUTERS Two in five offices in Dublin have changed hands in the past six years, according to real estate group Savills. As the country's economy continues to grow, a new report on Ireland's property investment market...
Varadkar negotiates aid package worth millions even if there's no Brexit Taoiseach says many sectors have been hit by growing uncertainty Stars in their eyes: Anti-Brexit protesters outside the UK Houses of Parliament. Photo: REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Taoiseach Leo Varadkar revealed the Government is negotiating a multi-million-euro support package with Brussels for Irish exporters and the agri-food sector even if the UK does...
Brexit is 'biggest threat to Ireland's economy' The office noted a hard Brexit was set to cut economic growth here by 2.3pc-7pc. Photo: Bloomberg A hard Brexit poses the biggest risk to the economy, closely followed by the Government's budget policies and a shortage of housing, according to the Oireachtas Budget Committee. In a report published yesterday, the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO)...
Delaney and board on the brink as FAI battles to avoid loss of €15m in funding Large-scale projects under threat as leading players try to ride out storm amid calls for entire board to go Heading for exit: John Delaney has told friends he has tendered his resignation from his role as FAI executive vice president. Photo: PA The process for John...
Dictator accused of genocide in Sudan toppled by military coup Under house arrest: Omar-al Bashir ruled Sudan for 30 years. Photo: Pius Utomi EKPEI / AFP Sudan's ruler Omar al-Bashir - who has been in power for 30 years - was removed as president yesterday and arrested by the military. The coup followed months of on-and-off popular protests that culminated in clashes...
Letters to the Editor: 'Voters no longer take politics seriously – and pay the price' "Politics is now only a career, not a vocation with a sense of public duty." Stock image Yes, politicians are much to blame for the Brexit crisis. But we licensed them at the ballot box less than a year after voting for it: we the electorate...
Six acres pitched at a ballpark price of €200,000 Rural properties come in all shapes and sizes, but it is rare that a GAA pitch comes on the market. The blood, sweat and tears local communities put into their sports grounds make them invaluable. However, it sometimes makes economic and geographic sense for a club to move, and Cappagh GAA club...
John Downing: 'Europe has moved on to a post-Brexit world, and Ireland must follow soon'    New party: Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister Annunziata (right) will stand as an MEP for Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party which was launched yesterday in Coventry. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire In a cafe in Brussels on Thursday afternoon, an avuncular waiter asked how, as an Irishman, I was...
'Fellas are having a crack off each other in training' The Big Interview: JJ Hanrahan JJ Hanrahan kicks a penalty against Ulster in December When you are nominated for World Rugby Junior Player of the Year, before you make your senior and Champions Cup debut for your province, all in one year, the expectations hit the high notes, especially in Ireland. JJ Hanrahan...

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