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Women fear they won’t have enough to fund retirement

Large numbers of women are worried they will not have enough money when they retire, with fewer men concerned about a funds shortfall. Read more

Jobless figure lowest since 2008

Over 48,000 unemployed people got jobs in the last year as the number of people out of work plummeted to its lowest point in nine years. Read more

Reprieve for ‘Help-to-Buy’ scheme on cards after backing

Moves by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to scrap the ‘Help-to-Buy’ scheme may be in doubt after the State-backed lender charged with ramping up house building endorsed the policy. Read more

Brexit transition period could last up to four years – Coveney

A post Brexit transition period could last up to four years, Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has said. Read more

Those who opt for the scheme will lose ownership of their homes, but won’t have to move

The enhanced mortgage-to-rent scheme launched by mortgage campaigner David Hall offers hope to thousands of families trapped in an arrears nightmare. Read more

‘Fast-track’ plans for over 2,000 homes hit by delays

Housing minister Eoghan Murphy’s hope that the Government’s ‘fast-track’ planning application system for large-scale housing developments would speed up the delivery of new homes has been dealt an early blow. Read more

Families who can’t pay mortgage to rent back their homes in new deal

Families who are in deep arrears have been given fresh hope that they will be able to stay in their homes – as renters. Read more

Dozens of firms take up Brexit grant offer

Around three exporting companies a week on average have been approved for a state-backed Brexit-ready grant since June. Read more

EU plan to raise tax on digital firms ‘may hurt investment’

EUROPEAN Commission plans to increase taxes on digital firms risk undermining growth and could stifle global efforts to find common solutions to tax issue, US companies operating in the EU said yesterday. Read more

Renters paying twice as much as mortgage holders

In some Dublin areas it has become twice as expensive to rent as it is to buy, and renters are moving back in with their parents in increasing numbers in a move to try get on the property ladder. Read more