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New figures from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland indicate that construction tender prices will rise by 7% this year, bringing prices back up to 2008 levels.
If what goes up must come down then, sadly for borrowers, the opposite is also true in the case of interest rates.
The European Commission has said increasing capital investment and at the same time keeping public finances on a sound footing will be a challenge.
A wind farm in Co Kilkenny has been bought for €22.5 million by Irish company Greencoat Renewables.
A Belgian court threatened Facebook with a fine of up to €100 million if it continued to break privacy laws by tracking people on third party websites.
Retail sales in the UK struggled to increase at the start of the year.
Consumers are using debit cards more and more for purchases, according to the Central Bank, with in-store and online transactions rising again in December.
Ryanair is to add new routes to Liverpool and Bristol from Shannon Airport, and increase frequency to Manchester.
The Central Bank recently forecast Ireland would return to full employment at some point over the next two years with number in work here reaching a record 2.3 million.
The Government will publish plans later today that will detail how more than €116 billion will be spent on infrastructure over the next decade and beyond.
Britain's government is ready to push for the kind of Brexit regulation plan that the City of London has long favoured but which has already run into opposition in Brussels, the Financial Times reported.
European stock prices pushed higher at the start of trading, buoyed by solid gains on Wall Street and a largely positive session in Asia.
Ireland is heading towards a major talent crisis over the next 12 months, with employers predicting they will have to offer two out of every three employees pay increases to retain talent this year, according to recruitment firm Sigmar.
The chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee has said Central Bank governor Philip Lane would be the stronger of the two candidates for the post of vice president of the European Central Bank.
Shares in Cisco Systems opened at their highest in 18 years today after quarterly earnings suggested a years-long effort to turn the network gear maker around was finally bearing fruit.
Preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the country's exports reached the highest annual total on record last year.
The Dáil has been told that passengers taking the new Luas Cross City line at rush hour would be "quicker walking" because of congestion in Dublin city centre.
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that consumer prices rose by 0.2% in January compared to the same time last year.
Europe's Justice Commissioner has told Facebook, Twitter and Google to do more to bring their user terms in line with EU law, saying proposals submitted by the tech giants were considered insufficient.