Lorcan O’Connor, director of the  Insolvency Service, said on Tuesday that applications for debt relief are likely to continue to increase over the coming months. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

Some 570 people applied for debt relief during the first quarter of the year, an increase of 16 per cent on 2015, according to figures from the Insol(...)

Property search: figures from Myhome.ie indicate that the average national asking price is now €208,000. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Some 14 months on from the introduction of the oft-discussed and much-maligned mortgage lending rules, they certainly seem to be having an impact. (...)

Ireland’s Cian O’Connor takes flight during last year’s Horse Show at Dublin’s RDS. The venue is set to redevelop its main arena, at a cost of about €35 million, after next year’s Horse Show.

Revenues rose by 5 per cent at Dublin’s RDS in 2015, on the back of steady growth from exhibitions and conferences such as the BT Young Scientist &am(...)

Ulster Bank is set to cut its four-year fixed mortgage rate to a market beating 3.29 per cent, in an effort to attract switchers as part of a consumer initiative led by One Big Switch. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

Ulster Bank is set to cut its four-year fixed mortgage rate to a market beating 3.29 per cent, in an effort to attract switchers as part of a consume(...)

Raisin.com has just launched in Ireland, allowing	Irish savers to access the online platform to shop around for the best deposit rates across Europe.

Irish savers looking to boost the meagre return they’re being offered on their deposits can now access a new pan-European platform, which is promisin(...)

If you want to stay tuned for the next series of House of Cards in high definition you’ll have to be prepared to pay €2 more for your subscription if you were one of the early adoptees of the service. (Photograph: David Giesbrecht/Netflix)

Irish customers who were among the first adoptees of online streaming service Netflix are set to face a price hike of €2 a month, or €24 a year, from(...)

The voyage ahead: while technological leaps such as internet banking may be harder for some older people to avail of, some insurance and mortgage services actively penalise those who are older – or refuse them service completely

Are financial services providers discriminating against the over-55s? Regulators in the UK seem to think so and have launched a review of how older pe(...)

Buoyant sales of Easter eggs and legs of lamb saw supermarket sales jump by 4.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year, as SuperValu retained its grip on the top spot with a near 25 per cent market share.

Buoyant sales of Easter eggs and legs of lamb saw supermarket sales jump by 4.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year, as SuperValu retained its (...)

German banks  came to Dublin to avail of the IFSC 10 per cent corporation tax regime in the 1990s. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

DZ Bank Ireland, the Irish subsidiary of German bank DZ Bank, has become the latest former IFSC bank to hand back its banking licence and close its D(...)

Property prices rose by 1.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, Sherry Fitzgerlad said on Monday, as it warned that the price increases “mask the true dysfunctional nature of the market”. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Estate agent Sherry Fitzgerald warned on Monday that there is “increasing evidence of a market in crisis” as supply of property for sale slumps to a (...)