NAMA said its aim is to achieve the best financial return on loans to repay money owed to the taxpayer

NAMA criticised over sale of properties in bulk

01 Sep Auctioneers and Fianna Fáil's finance spokesman have called on NAMA to stop allowing large tranches of houses and apartments to be sold in blocks and to sell them to individual buyers instead.

County Councils have reported a high volume of calls and emails over the weekend

€1.5m of NPPR collected over the weekend

31 Aug A spokesperson for the Local Government Management Agency has said an additional €1.5m of the Non Principal Private Residence tax was collected over the weekend.

Since its introduction the NPPR has yielded €434m to the State

€8m in NPPR payments collected this week

29 Aug Figures released by the Local Government Management Agency to RTÉ this afternoon show that this week alone more than €8m has been collected by local authorities in Non Principal Private Residence payments.

Philippe de Rothschild house produces the Mouton Cadet claret, a standard bearer in the world of Bordeaux wine

Philippine de Rothschild dies aged 80

23 Aug The grande dame of Bordeaux wine Philippine de Rothschild and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, has died aged 80.

About 53% of Irish beef exports go to the United Kingdom

Farmers concerned by beef prices and age limits

20 Aug The President of the Irish Farmers Association has said a forum of beef industry representatives needs to meet immediately so proper discussions can take place on the future of the sector.

The decision follows a similar move by the US Inland Revenue Service

Australia says Bitcoin not a currency

20 Aug Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia's tax authority ruled today.

At least 150,000 households top up energy cards several times a month

Concern over energy top-up store charges

19 Aug Musgraves, owners of the Supervalu and Centra brands, have said any of their stores selling pay-as-you-go electricity and gas, display notices stating they charge fees for the service.

Engineers Ireland has warned of an ongoing shortage of engineering graduates

Concern over shortage of construction experts

18 Aug There will not be enough suitable candidates to meet demand for engineering and construction specialists in the coming years, according to an analysis carried out by Engineers Ireland and Hays recruitment.