The Central Bank’s new regulatory regime – the first to be developed in the EU – allows for specialist loan funds to be created provided they operate under a strict code

Move seen as response to increased demand for alternatives to bank finance

State-owned lender says 25,000 borrowers have now been offered restructuring arrangements

Pictured after today’s publication, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the turnaround “is a direct consequence of the policies pursued by this Government” . Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Latest Quarterly National Accounts show economy grew by 7.7% in year to June

Agency says it received bids amounting to €2.5bn, so positive is sentiment towards Ireland

Department confirms outstanding third-party claims relating to the Maltese-registered insurer will be sent to the Insurance Compe(...)

Connemara Mining John Teeling: buyers’ strike makes funding difficult

Chairman comes up with a unique explanation for his company’s difficulty in sourcing new funds

In an effort to appear official, the contents of the scam email purporting to be from the Revenue is in Irish and in English.

Fake messages claim to inform recipients that they are owed €138.50 as a tax refund

Tullamore Dew  is now the second biggest Irish whiskey brand after Jameson.

Owners behind popular whiskey brand opens new €35m distillery in Co Offaly town

The OECD proposals come amid a public outcry over the low levels of tax being paid by big corporations such as Google, Apple and Starbucks.  Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Series of proposals to reform the international tax code

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