Nobel Prize winner Robert Schiller says part of the reason for bubbles lies in the optimism that builds up during a period of well-founded growth. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

There is a real danger that the Oireachtas inquiry into the banking crisis could achieve the exact opposite to what it is designed to achieve and be m(...)

Michael McGrath: said the banks were “gouging” Irish mortgage holders who paid more than 4% in interest compared to a 2.3% average in the rest of the euro zone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

More than 300,000 mortgage holders are being “exploited and ripped off under the watch of the Government and the Central Bank”, Fianna Fáil has claim(...)

This short memoir from Frank McCarthy about his varied business career takes the form of anecdotes about entrepreneurship and life lessons that will a(...)

Key cases in brief

Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear application by solicitors for a charge on litigation costs awarded to client company Lett & Company v. Wexf(...)

Former Irish Nationwide chief executive Michael Fingleton. At the High Court, Ms Justice Marie Baker, said Mr Fingleton had not identified anything in the terms and conditions of the loan that he might rely on in a defence. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive Michael Fingleton has failed to prevent a bank getting a judgment against him for €5.74 milli(...)

 Multiple findings of professional misconduct have been made against Wexford accountant Alan Hynes by a disciplinary tribunal of Chartered Accountants Ireland. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Multiple findings of professional misconduct have been made against Wexford accountant Alan Hynes by a disciplinary tribunal of Chartered Accountants (...)

Fabien Peyaud of Herdwatch, who was crowned the winner of the AIB Start-up Academy 2015. Photo: Conor Mulhern

Herdwatch, a farming app and software package for dairy and beef cattle farmers, was last night crowned the overall winner of the AIB Start-up Academ(...)

It seems that Musgrave, the owner of SuperValu, has stepped in to smooth the way for HCJV

There was quite a kerfuffle last September when IBRC suddenly appointed receivers to HCJV, a property company linked to the Caulfield McCarthy retail (...)

Three of the AIB Start-up Academy finalists. The pressure is on for the entrepreneurs, who must compete against each other after becoming friends during the eight-week Academy.

The final event in the AIB Start-up Academy is on tonight, when the 11 finalists will take to the stage to vie for a grand prize worth over €140,000.T(...)

Elizabeth Fingleton  of Obeo pictured during Week 4 of the AIB Start-up Academy. The  Start-up Academy will come to a close this week when the entrepreneurs give their final pitch to a team of judges on Thursday night.

The AIB Start-up Academy will come to a close this week when the entrepreneurs give their final pitch to a team of judges on Thursday night. One of th(...)