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Age of first-time buyers rises as housing supply fails to increase

21st April 2017

The average age at which people buy their first home has rocketed to 35, with thousands of families trapped in unsuitable accommodation. A report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows the age at which most people own their home has increased by seven years since 2006, with renting the most common form of housing […]

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Age of first-time buyers rises as housing supply fails to increase

21st April 2017

The average age at which people buy their first home has rocketed to 35, with thousands of families trapped in unsuitable accommodation. A report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) shows the age at which most people own their home has increased by seven years since 2006, with renting the most common form of housing […]

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AIB appoints NTMA’s Hannigan as CRO

20th April 2017

AIB has appointed Deirdre Hannigan as its new chief risk officer. Ms Hannigan, pictured, has worked with GE, Rabobank, Bank of Ireland and most recently as chief risk officer of the National Treasury Management Agency. She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Bankers as well as an […]

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€100m ISIF-backed joint venture bankrolls four office developments

20th April 2017

A funding platform that’s a joint venture between the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) and US-based Quadrant Real Estate has contributed to loan facilities totalling €238.4m used to bankroll the construction of four office developments here, according to accounts filed for the venture. Qrea Financing said that the commitments have been made since June last […]

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Four in 10 firms failing to address data law changes

20th April 2017

Four out of 10 businesses have not initiated plans to implement the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Fewer than one in 10 CEO’s, IT and privacy managers surveyed by independent.ie said their company’s plans for compliance with the new data protection law are at an advanced stage. The GDPR will become law across the […]

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Four in 10 firms failing to address data law changes

20th April 2017

Four out of 10 businesses have not initiated plans to implement the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Fewer than one in 10 CEO’s, IT and privacy managers surveyed by independent.ie said their company’s plans for compliance with the new data protection law are at an advanced stage. The GDPR will become law across the […]

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Taking stock of the man who put Ireland’s exchange on global map

19th April 2017

Tom Healy rescued the Irish Stock Exchange from the threat of extinction, transforming the Dublin market from a sleepy backwater into one of the one of the leading destinations for international listed funds and debt securities. When he was appointed chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) in 1987, Dublin was struggling and looked […]

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Taking stock of the man who put Ireland’s exchange on global map

19th April 2017

Tom Healy rescued the Irish Stock Exchange from the threat of extinction, transforming the Dublin market from a sleepy backwater into one of the one of the leading destinations for international listed funds and debt securities. When he was appointed chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) in 1987, Dublin was struggling and looked […]

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Exports surge by 15pc as business sentiment defies gloom

19th April 2017

The value of Irish goods exports was up 15pc in February, compared with the same month last year. For January and February, the value of goods exports was €19.18bn, an increase of €1.98bn when compared with the first two months of 2016. On a monthly basis, imports increased by 16pc while exports rose by 3pc. […]

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Exports surge by 15pc as business sentiment defies gloom

19th April 2017

The value of Irish goods exports was up 15pc in February, compared with the same month last year. For January and February, the value of goods exports was €19.18bn, an increase of €1.98bn when compared with the first two months of 2016. On a monthly basis, imports increased by 16pc while exports rose by 3pc. […]

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