The number of mortgages approved rose by 52.8 per cent year-on-year and 6.6 per cent month-on-month, the figures show.

(...) recorded for the year to the end of November, according to figures compiled by the Banking and Payments(...)

Former Depfa chief executive Gerhard Bruckermann  sold the bank to HRE for €5.2 billion. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

(...) touch banking regulation to chase debt arbitrage business.As the financial crisis began to build in 2007(...)

Oireachtas banking inquiry

Sir, – Peter Nyberg, in testifying to the Oireachtas banking inquiry, blames individual borrowers(...)

In spite of repeated attempts, Rob Wright declined to offer a view on whether it was acceptable for the European Central Bank to decline a request to attend the inquiry.

Day two of the banking inquiry. This time its was the turn of Canadian Rob Wright to face nearly(...)

An elderly lady arranges ruble banknotes as she shops for fresh groceries at the Sennoy street market in Saint Petersburg.

(...) on Wednesday to shore up the banking system and the finance ministry to sell dollars. The rouble rose(...)

A shop in Havana. US companies are weighing how to introduce their products and services to a market they haven’t been in for 50 years – if ever. Photograph: the New York Times

(...) announcement that he will ease some restrictions on commerce, transportation and banking.While the sanctions(...)

Joe Higgins said that the voices of, for example, those who had to take out 40-year mortgages to buy a home, were missing from Rob Wright’s report.

(...) banking inquiry has said. Canadian expert Rob Wright, who prepared a report on the department in 2010(...)

 Actor Randall Park portrays North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in “The Interview”. Photograph: AP 2:30

(...) banking system.The FBI warned cinemas and other businesses associated with The Interview that they could(...)

 Vladimir Putin:  has utterly failed to diversify Russia’s economy during 15 years in power. Photograph: REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

(...) banking sector or building gas pipelines to Asia. It shows that Putin is planning for a long drawn out(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank. Describing their conversation as “a preliminary discussion”, Taoiseach Enda  Kenny said he would come back to Mr Draghi on the banking inquiry issue “in due course”. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

(...) banking inquiry. Mr Kenny raised the issue with the European Central Bank president Mario Draghi tonight(...)