Friday, March 22, 2019
New Zealand to charge visitors €20 'tourist tax' to enter the country New Zealand plans to charge visitors up to NZ$35, but are taxes the best way to tackle overtourism? Bungee-jumping, Kawarau suspension bridge, founded by A J Hackett, QueenstownQueenstown Airport,...
Interested in alternative energy sources on your farm? The event takes place on Tuesday, 21 August at Gurteen Agricultural College in Co Tipperary. Next month Teagasc will host an open day on renewable energy on farms at Gurteen College, Tipperary. Energy in...
Revealed: how much RTE spent on Ireland's Eurovision entry Ryan O’Shaughnessy from Ireland celebrates after securing a place in the Eurovision Song Contest final (Armando Franca/AP) Ireland made a triumphant return to Eurovision this year, with Ryan O'Shaughnessy earning a spot...
Glenveagh down more than 6pc in afternoon trading Markets Report Shares in housebuilder Glenveagh Properties were down more than 6pc in afternoon trading yesterday (stock picture) Shares in housebuilder Glenveagh Properties were down more than 6pc in afternoon trading yesterday. The company...
Confidence on public debt pile is sound - but a perfect storm is brewing Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency. Photo: Fennell Photography 'Almost irrespective of the external interest rate environment, we still expect Ireland's annual interest...
US warnings as workers struggle despite buoyant jobs market Click here to view full-size graphic By almost every measure, the US economy is booming. But a look behind the headlines of roaring job growth and consumer spending reveals how the boom...
Nothing less than return to power can save Martin Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photo: Kyran O'Brien It seems unlikely that Micheál Martin is looking forward to his summer break because support for the Government usually goes up when the Dáil...
Breathing space for Chancellor ahead of Budget as borrowing falls Economists said the figures suggest Philip Hammond could be able to change course in November. Chancellor Philip Hammond was given a boost as public sector borrowing fell in June (Toby Melville/PA) Economists...
Leading economists unconcerned as Irish GDP decreases in first quarter of 2018 Irish GDP decreased 0.6pc in the period, the CSO said Stock Image The Irish economy shrunk in the first quarter of the year, according to official statistics released this...

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European models of home ownership: so how do they do it in Italy? Even the Italian obsession with bricks and mortar has fallen foul of the market, writes Paddy Agnew Italian house prices climbing When we arrived in Italy more than 30...

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