Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has signalled possible changes to the start dates of major capital projects because of rising costs and labour shortages.

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The pound steadied early this morning but remained on the backfoot following a volatile overnight session after British politicians defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin.

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Taiwan objects to Britain’s proposed rules for managing its trade in services after it leaves the European Union and has requested negotiations at the World Trade Organization, according to a document seen by Reuters today.

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Taiwan objects to Britain’s proposed rules for managing its trade in services after it leaves the European Union and has requested negotiations at the World Trade Organization, according to a document seen by Reuters today.

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Higher costs for air fares and rising restaurant prices saw the inflation rate move up slightly.

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Car fuel prices have dropped to their lowest level in almost 18 months, according to an AA Ireland survey.

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Central Bank changes that came into effect on mortgages at the start of the year represent a missed opportunity to tackle some of the worst excesses of our dysfunctional home-loans market. Now lenders will have to tell customers if they can make savings on their mortgages. Lenders will also have to let variable-rate mortgage customers know every year whether or not they can move to a cheaper interest rate.

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A Government Minister wants lower property tax rates for those in affluent areas.

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Investment by Chinese companies here has surged more than 200pc over the past year, amid trade tensions between Beijing and Washington, while Irish companies are seeking a greater foothold in the world’s fastest-growing major economy.

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The AA’s monthly fuel prices survey found that the average cost of a litre of petrol hit a 16 month low in January.

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