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Govt further examining investment fund housing issue

Discussions on how to stop financial investment companies buying large sections of housing estates are likely to continue across Government departments today. Taoiseach Micheál Martin has pledged that the Government will immediately deal with what he termed the “unacceptable” situation where first-time buyers are being forced to compete with institutional investors for homes. The shortage…

Enterprise Ireland’s €1m Competitive Start Fund for early-stage start-ups launched

Entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for Enterprise Ireland’s €1m Competitive Start Fund (CSF) which is now open for applications from founders of early-stage start-ups. The competition is open to early-stage companies from all sectors with an eligible innovative product or service set for global markets. The fund will award up to €50,000 in equity…

Manufacturing activity surge drives PMI to record high

Conditions in manufacturing improved vastly in the month of April bringing AIB’s monthly measure of activity in the sector to a record high. The Purchasing Managers’ Index – or PMI – is a composite, single-figure indicator of manufacturing performance derived from indicators for new orders, output, employment, suppliers’ delivery times and stocks of purchases. Activity…