Ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on combating violence against women and girls and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) – report on progress 2019 (accessible version) – GOV.UK

October 2019 Presented to Parliament pursuant to section 2 of the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Act 2017 Introduction This is the third annual report laid before Parliament in accordance with the requirements of section 2 of the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification

UK landlords face slower house price growth and tighter regulations in 2022 – This is Money

With booming house prices, rising rents, an extension of the stamp duty holiday and record-low mortgage rates, landlords had plenty to be cheerful about in 2021.   The average house price reached a record high of £254,822 in December, according to Nationwide, representing a £23,902 increase over the past year and the biggest increase ever recorded

'Hard to overstate the incompetence': The best business quotes of 2021 – The Irish Times

Nocturnal activities “What traditionally happens in a nightclub will continue to happen in a nightclub.” – Taoiseach Micheál Martin has good news for nightlife fans as restrictions are lifted, only briefly as it turns out, in October. “We are at lastminute.com again, 11th hour decision-making again, marching this sector to the top of the hill,

Five economic flashpoints to watch out for in 2022 – The Irish Times

The economic rebound from Covid is now well under way but as we head into 2022 the outlook is still clouded with fresh risks from new variants, concerns about a slowdown in global growth, inflation uncertainty and more trade friction from Brexit. The only sure thing is that the issues that dominated in 2021 look

House prices set to grow by up to 8% in 2022, Sherry FitzGerald says – The Irish Times

House prices could grow by as much as 8 per cent in 2022 as supply constraints, exacerbated by the pandemic, continue to weigh on the market, the State’s largest estate agent, Sherry FitzGerald, has warned. In its latest quarterly report, the company said “unexpectedly robust” demand was continuing to fuel price growth. It said second-hand

Our 10 most-read business stories of the year – The Irish Times

Well, you could say we have learned to live with Covid-19, at least if our top 10 most-read online business stories are anything to go by. In 2020, Covid-related stories figured prominently; this year, that hardy annual, Brexit, makes an appearance. But our readers seemed more interested in personal finance topics, the cost of living

'Severe' supply constraints causing house prices to surge – Irish Examiner

Severe supply constraints are causing house prices to surge, an economist has said. The average value of second-hand homes in Ireland has increased by 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2021, with values rising 9.6% cumulatively over the year. In Dublin, there was a further rise of 1.9% in the quarter, with values growing 7.2%

Sex worker offered free accommodation in exchange for sex by exploitative 'predators' – Irish Examiner

A young woman who says she engages in sex work to pay her rent costs says some men are preying on the homeless and offering them free accommodation in return for sex. The woman has been in the sex industry for the past six years in both Cork and Dublin. She previously worked in childcare.

Rory Hearne: Short-term emergency measures needed for affordable housing – Newstalk

The Government should consider short-term emergency measures to build more affordable homes. That’s according to Dr Rory Hearne, assistant professor in social policy at Maynooth University. He told Late Breakfast prices are likely to continue to climb, and more action will be needed. Advertisement He says whether it is people looking to buy their own