Almost 30,000 retired teachers, special need assistants and clerical officers have been left without their pensions  after an error by  Department of Education officials. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 30,000 retired teachers, special need assistants and clerical officers have been left without their pensions this week after an error by offici(...)

Blaise O’Donnell and Dr Mary Patricia O’Donnell at the Four Courts yesterday. Photograph: Collins

The wife and daughter of retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell displayed their anger towards a bank’s legal team during the hearing of a challenge to the (...)

Bank of Ireland may consider “bolt-on” acquisitions in the UK as part of a market consolidation, chief executive officer Richie Boucher said. Photo: Aidan Crawley

Bank of Ireland may consider “bolt-on” acquisitions in the UK as part of a market consolidation, chief executive Richie Boucher said. “We’(...)

Henry Shefflin addressing the assembled media: “Of course you’d love to keep going but I’m 36 not 26 and I knew that day was coming.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It mightn’t have been the theatre of his specific dreams but it was in a way appropriate that the curtain came down on Henry Shefflin’s record-breakin(...)

 Number 1, Harbourmaster Place, Dublin was originally bought for around €26 million.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another of the original tax-driven office buildings in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre has been sold in an off-market deal. Business(...)

Brian Hayes has campaigned against what he views are “excessive” standard variable mortgage rates  charged by Irish banks since being elected to the European Parliament. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has told Irish MEP Brian Hayes that it does not plan to investigate the standard variable mortgage (...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with  finance spokesman Michael McGrath. The party would be prepared to support the payment of a long-term bonus to the new chief executive of AIB. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Earlier this month, I reported that Fianna Fáil would be prepared to support the payment of a long-term bonus to the new chief executive of AIB to hel(...)

‘If we had foreclosures at even Spanish levels – and the crisis here was worse – some 30,000 houses would have been repossessed. Instead, the latest figures indicate fewer than 4,000 homes were repossessed by the end of last year.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is working on yet another plan to deal with mortgage arrears. The crisis has already involved three expert groups and successive policy(...)

The Bank of Ireland extended loans to John Flanagan and Gerard Lillis in 2006. Photograph: The Irish Times

Two businessmen have lost their challenge to a €1.7 million judgment against them over unpaid loans issued to buy a hotel/restaurant in Doolin, Co Cla(...)

Six Nations rugby: More than 120 executives from the property investment and development world must guess the scores of Six Nations matches as part of the Armchair Pundit rugby score prediction game being run by the property group HWBC. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The Armchair Pundit rugby score prediction game being run by the property group HWBC has gone down to the wire.More than 120 executives from the prope(...)