Danske, which has 100,000 personal and 10,000 business customers, is the second bank to announce plans to close this week after ACCBank said it was to hand back its banking licence next year with the loss of about 180 jobs.

Three-quarters of mortgages over three months in arrears at Ireland’s six main lenders have yet to be restructured, figures from the Department of F(...)

The Central Bank has set targets for the end of March 2014 for banks to offer sustainable solutions to 70 per cent of customers in arrears of more than 90 days. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

An extension to the mortgage term is the most frequent permanent solution agreed between Irish banks and mortgage holders in trouble, new figures from(...)

Jennifer Stanley: “I represent video game development companies and social media companies, and I’ve had the opportunity to do some work on a movie.”

When solicitor Jennifer Stanley left Dublin for San Francisco in 1999, the Celtic Tiger was just starting to roar. “The job prospects in Ireland were (...)

A ’for sale’ sign is seen outside a housing estate in Keshcarrigan in County Leitrim. The Department of Finance said today that Irish banks have negotiated with consumers to restructure 71,086 mortgages of which more than half, 41,236, have been permanently restructured. Photograph: Bloomberg

An extension to the mortgage term is the most popular permanent solution offered by Irish banks to those seeking to restructure their loans, new figur(...)

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?Mentally, yes, physically, no. I don’t pay any attention to lifestyle gurus who tell me what I should eat, d(...)

Alex Craig weightlifting at her club in Dolphin’s Barn. Photograph: Dave Meehan

If you think weightlifting’s for tough guys, the entrance to Dublin’s newest weightlifting club, nestled between a funeral parlour and Dolphin House f(...)

Ambassador of Mexico, Carlos Garcia de Alba (right) pictured at the for the launch of November’s ‘A Taste of Mexico’ with the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Oisin Quinn (left) and mariachi Antonio Garcia-Lopez. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Mexico can be the gateway for Ireland to Latin America, according to Mexico’s ambassador to Ireland. Ambassador Carlos García de Alba, who is in Mexic(...)

Catherine McGuinness: As chairwoman of the National Council of the Forum on the End of Life, McGuinness will address a conference in Dublin on Thursday, on dying and death. Photograph:Frank Miller

‘Statistically, we’re all living longer these days, but we haven’t necessarily done a great deal about it,” says former Supreme Court judge, Mrs Justi(...)

Panti and Penny: `We like to walk down around the Docklands".

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?I have a reasonably healthy lifestyle. I exercise and I eat reasonably well but, like everybody, I have my w(...)

Seán Rowland, founder and president of Hibernia College

It’s an ill wind that blows no good and the draught of recession has done nothing but fill the sails of Hibernia College. With the government tighteni(...)