Lending to Irish households continued to fall last month. Photograph: Alan Betson, Irish Times

Lending to Irish households continued to fall last month, dropping by 3.9 per cent, according to new figures from the Central Bank. Loans for house pu(...)

Grant Thornton is suing PwC in the Commercial Court for around €1 billion over its alleged negligent auditing of Quinn Insurance’s accounts, a claim which PwC insists is unjustified and has vowed to vigorously defend. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

An investigation into PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) auditing of Quinn Insurance has been suspended pending the outcome of a separate legal chal(...)

The emperor Caligula: in a decision not without parallels in banking, he made his horse a senator and nobody thought to say anything other than to praise his choice.  Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

One of the ways to get on in life is to be an optimist. Inside most of the world’s corporations, to acquire the reputation of a critic, or even to be (...)

Irish SMEs that borrowed money to invest in property are almost twice as likely to default as similar-sized businesses without property debt, accordin(...)

It can cost an Irish consumer more than €1 to write a cheque - but still some 26 million will be written this year. Photographer: Bryn Colton/Bloomberg News

Irish people will write more than 60 million cheques this year despite plans to consign them to the history books. While usage of the old-fashioned pa(...)

The High Court will a seek preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice on a challenge by Permanent TSB shareholders to the constitutionality(...)

So far this year the Central Bank has issued warnings on 21 companies purporting to be investment firms .

The Central Bank has issued a warning on Smart Resolutions Mediation Limited (Ireland), which it says is not authorised as a debt management firm. (...)

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

The nominal value outstanding of government bonds at June-end stood at €113.2 billion, according the Central Bank. Photo: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The nominal value outstanding of government bonds at June-end remained broadly unchanged from the May figure, standing at €113.2 billion, Central Bank(...)

Average interest rates on new loans to Irish households for home purchase, either floating or fixed, fell by four basis points to 3.15 per cent in Jun(...)