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Home truths: Irish economy caught in a rental trap

With average Dublin city centre residential rents now having smashed through the ?2,000 per-month barrier, soaring accommodation costs are rapidly eroding Ireland's economic compet...  Read more
25 Aug 19 07:00 © independent.ie

Your money: What parents could ask schools to do to ease costs of education

Parents struggling with this year's back-to-school fees might take solace from the pledge of Education Minister Joe McHugh to give families more say on the cost of education. McHug...  Read more
25 Aug 19 07:00 © independent.ie

How can I avoid hitches if I switch my current account?

Q I have recently been told that my bank is increasing my transaction fees on my current account. I notice from other bank adverts that there are cheaper accounts out there. I want...  Read more
25 Aug 19 07:00 © independent.ie

My money: 'Don't grant money a higher status than it deserves'

Jean Harrington is the Irish author of Murder in the Missions, the new book released last month, which tells the true story of two Irish priests whose lives were changed forever wh...  Read more
25 Aug 19 07:00 © independent.ie

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Irish Business & Finance

Cherrywood facing 'severe delays' over ?62m funding gap

The development of Cherrywood, the country's most significant housing development, is at "high risk" of being severely delayed by a ?62m funding shortfall, the Sunday Independent h...  Read more
25 Aug 19 07:00 © independent.ie

Murphy's law drives Prem Group on

For a man who professes to take a conservative approach to decision-making, Jim Murphy has never been afraid to go against the grain. The Prem Group chief executive tells the story...  Read more
25 Aug 19 07:00 © independent.ie

PTSB 'planning branch closures' in new year

Permanent TSB is in the initial planning stages of a branch closure programme for the new year, the Sunday Independent understands.  Read more
25 Aug 19 07:00 © independent.ie

BTs and Arnotts sign climate pact

Brown Thomas and Arnotts have signed the G7 Fashion Pact, pledging to improve sustainability standards across the sector.  Read more
25 Aug 19 07:00 © independent.ie