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Government aid for home desposit is equity stake in property

Under a shared equity scheme, any help from the State for a deposit given to a household when they buy a new home is not gifted - as it is under the Help-to-Buy Scheme - but rathe...  Read more
14 Aug 20 02:30 © independent.ie

State warned it must intervene to help developers hit targets

Ireland needs 47,000 new homes a year, close to double the Government's current target for construction, according to a new report from economist Ronan Lyons, commissioned for a pr...  Read more
14 Aug 20 02:30 © independent.ie

Only 3pc of fund to replace toxic lead water pipes in homes is used

Just 3pc of a fund set up to help homeowners replace toxic lead pipes has been used over the past five years.  Read more
13 Aug 20 02:30 © independent.ie

AIB chief regrets Covid-19 mortgage refusals

AIB chief Colin Hunt said the bank's handling of mortgage applications during the early stages of the coronavirus crisis was "regrettable" after Taoiseach Micheál Martin joined cri...  Read more
12 Aug 20 02:30 © independent.ie

Irish Business & Finance

Meat plants will no longer be warned in advance of health-and-safety inspections

The majority of meat-plant inspections in future will be unannounced, after controversy erupted yesterday over official tip-offs that visits were imminent.  Read more
14 Aug 20 11:22 © independent.ie

Grounded Aer Lingus pilots raise over ?500,000 for start-up company

Three grounded Aer Lingus pilots have raised over ?500,000 during the Covid-19 lockdown for their start-up company, Frequency.  Read more
14 Aug 20 08:09 © independent.ie

Lack of funding for Irish startups worries investors

Senior venture capitalists have described as "worrying" the lack of money coming through for new Irish startups.  Read more
14 Aug 20 02:30 © independent.ie

Brown Thomas and Arnotts to cut 150 jobs as losses mount

Brown Thomas and Arnotts plan to lay off 150 workers - more than one in eight staff members - citing unsustainable losses during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Read more
14 Aug 20 02:30 © independent.ie