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Home completions rise 34pc as ?1.3bn spent by 'cuckoos'

There has been a sharp rise in the number of new homes completed, with a strong rise in the construction of apartments, but 'cuckoo funds' are increasingly active.  Read more
23 Oct 19 02:30 © independent.ie

Pensions 'need urgent reform' to avert crisis as population 'ages rapidly'

Ireland's pension system needs urgent reform, according to an international study.  Read more
22 Oct 19 02:30 © independent.ie

Homes near Dart and Luas stations cost ?40,000 more

Buyers who want to live beside a rail or Dart station in Dublin have to pay around 10pc more than other purchasers.  Read more
22 Oct 19 02:30 © independent.ie

Red tape means 'fast-tracked' homes now face two-year delays

Red tape is causing delays of up to two years in getting 'fast-tracked' housing developments under construction.  Read more
22 Oct 19 02:30 © independent.ie

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Dublin Port: New berths could treble cruise tourism

DUBLIN Port wants to build new berths for the world's largest cruise liners and treble passenger volumes - but only if the city approves and private finance allows.  Read more
23 Oct 19 02:30 © independent.ie

Beating the blues: Profits soar at Dublin Radisson firm

Pre-tax profits at the firm which operates the four-star Radisson Blu hotel off South Great George's Street in Dublin last year increased by 66pc to ?1.7m.  Read more
23 Oct 19 02:30 © independent.ie

Revenue increases at Belfast-based Fusion Antibodies

Fusion Antibodies, a Belfast -based pharmaceutical contract research company, has reported revenue of 1.7m (?2m) for the first half of its financial year 2020.   Read more
23 Oct 19 02:30 © independent.ie

Profits slide 65pc at Genzyme to ?95m

Pre-tax profits at one of the largest employers in the south east, Genzyme, last year decreased by 65pc to ?95.8m.  Read more
23 Oct 19 02:30 © independent.ie