Taoiseach Enda Kenny has again declined to comment on the likely date of the election. Photograph: PA 2:52

(...). Meanwhile, the Oireachtas banking inquiry will on Tuesday be given until the end of January to finish its(...)

Justin Cartwright: “That’s South Africa for you. On the one hand, it is this idyllic place; and on the other, there is this terrible risk.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...), he says, they get finished and on to the shelves. His 2008 novel, the banking spoof Other People(...)

Senior Lloyds executives and government officials expect the sale will allow the treasury to complete the privatisation. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

The UK government plans to sell the last chunk of its shares in Lloyds Banking Group next March by(...)

Michael Noonan at the start of the Eurogroup finance ministers meeting at the European Convention Centre in Luxembourg. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

(...) for the banking sector due to be unlocked by the end of November pending further reforms and the(...)

Ciarán Lynch, chairman of the banking inquiry: sought additional eight weeks. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will today be given until the end of January to finish its final(...)

Lloyds Banking Group was up 0.7p to 77.3p after the chancellor said the government would sell £2 billion worth of shares to retail investors at a 5 per cent discount to the market price. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

(...) by a third. Lloyds Banking Group was up 0.7p to 77.3p after chancellor George Osborne said the(...)

The British Chancellor of the Exchquer, Geroge Osbourne, has announced that £2 billion worth of Lloyds Bank shares will go on sale to the British public. (Photograph: WILL OLIVER/EPA)

The British government said it plans to sell at least £2 billion of Lloyds Banking Group shares to(...)

Credit union sector: it continues to lobby the Government over new Central Bank regulations it deems unfair. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

Ireland’s credit union movement is examining ways it could position itself as a viable “third force” to the two pillar banks, by adopting a new struc(...)

Pat Deering pictured with party leader Enda Kenny: “I do not see any benefit in going in November. We will have more of a benefit from the budget in February.” Photograph: Liam Sweeney.

(...); the completion of the Oireachtas banking inquiry, and the sense that the benefits of the budget would(...)

Light-touch regulation didn’t work in the banking sector and doesn’t work in the construction(...)