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ECB leaves interest rates unchanged

The European Central Bank decided not to change interest rates at its meeting in Frankfurt yesterday because economic and monetary conditions had not changed enough to warrant it, ECB president Mario Draghi said. The bank left interest rates unchanged but also failed, as many had expected, to suspend weekly operations to soak up money it spent on [...]

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European Central Bank

ECB rate remains unchanged at 0.75%

The European Central Bank has left its key interest rate at its record low of 0.75% following their meeting today. Speaking at the gathering of the bank’s 23 member governing council, ECB president Mario Draghi said the euro zone economy has shown signs of stabilising in recent weeks. He admitted, however, that it remained short [...]

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Castletroy Park Hotel

Supermac’s boss buys Castletroy Park Hotel

The deal to sell the Castletroy Park Hotel was completed recently with Supermac’s owner Pat McDonagh buying the Limerick hotel for just over €3 million. The four-star hotel, which was opened by President Mary Robinson in 1991, was owned by CPH Investments Limited, a subsidiary of parent company Fordmount Property Group Limited, which has been [...]

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Housing Minister Jan O'Sullivan at the launch of the Housing Ireland journal earlier this week

Minister O’Sullivan launches new journal for housing professionals

A new journal for Irish housing professionals was launched earlier this week by Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan TD and Robin Lawler, president of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). Housing Ireland is a new CIH quarterly publication that aims to inform and influence housing in the Republic of Ireland. Guests at the launch, which took [...]

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ECB expected to keep rates at 1%

The European Central Bank are expected to keep their interest rate at a record low of 1% when they meet in Barcelona today. They will announce their rate decision at 1.45pm with president Mario Draghi set to hold a press conference at 2.30pm. The ECB rate of 1% has been in place since back-to-back rate [...]

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IPAV convention to take place in Galway at the end of the month

The annual Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) convention takes place in Galway on Saturday April 28th with current trends in the mortgage, commercial and housing markets set to be discussed. Guest of honour at the event will be Dr Marie Hinfelaar, president of Limerick IT, while other speakers include Dara Deering, head of [...]

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Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams

Adams hits out at water meter “stealth tax”

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has described “confusion” on the introduction of water charges as another “debacle” over a “stealth tax”. Speaking outside Leinster House today, the Louth TD said that ordinary people could not afford to fork out more on charges. He said Sinn Féin was against their introduction, adding struggling families could not [...]

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Deceased actor Patrick Swayze was voted the most famous Patrick about from our own patron saint

Swayze tops poll as most famous Patrick after our patron saint

According to a new survey from MyHome.ie, American actor Patrick Swayze is the most famous ‘Patrick’ of them all, apart from our patron saint that is! In a Patrick’s Day themed poll, the Dirty Dancing star secured a massive 32% of the vote, well ahead of poet Patrick Kavanagh on 12% and Star Trek’s Patrick [...]

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Pat Cox

Cox to speak at SCSI dinner

Former European Parliament president Pat Cox will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) on Thursday February 2nd. The black tie event takes place at the Burlington Hotel and will be the first since dancer since the amalgamation of the SCSI with the Irish Auctioneers and [...]

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No cuts have been made this month to the ECB's interest rate of 1%

ECB leaves interest rate untouched

As expected, the European Central Bank has decided to maintain its main interest rate at 1%, meaning mortgage holders will have to wait at least another month for further cuts. The ECB cut interest rates by 0.25% in both November and December and a third successive month of cuts had been predicted for January prior [...]

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