Flac wants the mortgage-to-rent scheme to be enhanced. Photograph: PA

Some of the more difficult cases of owner-occupier mortgage arrears in Ireland have not yet been dealt with by the country’s main banks, according to (...)

Figures from the Department of Finance show almost 95,000 loans in arrears. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The level of owner-occupied and buy-to-let mortage arrears in Ireland continues to decline, according to latest data from the Department of Finance. T(...)

The number of restructured mortgage accounts continues to rise as arrangements are put in place to deal with arrears built up in the wake of the crash(...)

The European Central Bank. Photograph: Boris Roessler/EPA In total, 127 banks across Europe are being tested. In Ireland, the costs will be met by AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, Permanent TSB, KBC Bank Ireland, ACC, Merrill Lynch International and Depfa.

Eight banks in Ireland will have to pay €17.6 million between them to meet the costs of the comprehensive assessments that have been conducted this ye(...)

The number of mortgage accounts in arrears is continuing to fall as more restructuring agreements are put in place, Department of Finance figures show(...)

Sir Anthony O Reilly

When he asked for a six-month stay on executing €45 million of judgments by AIB, Sir Anthony O’Reilly said he feared it would cause “great anxiety”(...)

The two biggest financial bets of O’Reilly’s career – Independent News and Media and Waterford Wedgwood – eventually proved the catalysts for O’Reilly’s downfall. Photograph: Alan Betson

The topic of conversation was Black Monday. A relaxed Tony O’Reilly was wearing a pair of boat shoes – no socks – as he sat on an armchair in the e(...)

 On an overall basis, the total number of mortgages accounts in arrears fell by 3,099 to 107,967 in April. Photograph: Frank Miller /

Some 3,633 mortgages were restructured by the six main banks during April, bringing the total number of permanently restructured loans to 65,698, or 9(...)

The landscape of Irish banking continues to change, with Ulster Bank reducing its financial presence, scaling back its activities and no longer(...)

It is understood that RBS has set up a team internally to look at its strategic options for Ulster Bank, which has received a £15 billion bailout from its parent company since 2008 and made an operating loss of £1.5 billion last year.

The Government and Royal Bank of Scotland have held talks about Ulster Bank having a role in a third banking force here, (...)