Back in 2006, Irish consumers had a staggering 14 current account providers to choose from but today those options have reduced to six

Yes the financial crisis and resulting bailout of the banks have cost taxpayers billions. But a less discussed impact of the crisis has been the dimin(...)

Philip Lane: the governor of the Central Bank is open-minded about the rules. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Central Bank of Ireland ended its tortuous, decades- long journey from basket case to best case just a couple of weeks ago, when it won what must (...)

Out of reach: “It’s completely unaffordable for a single person today on average earnings to purchase a house,” says Annette Hughes of the DKM economic consultancy. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ten years ago, in 2006, Irish property prices were approaching their peak. In the 1990s they had been pushed up by a combination of demographic pressu(...)

Cork developer Michael O’Flynn says Central Bank governor Philip Lane’s plan to review lending rules later this year had not helped the situation

One of Ireland’s biggest developers has said the country is in the middle of a “housing crisis” partly due to Central Bank restrictions on mortgage l(...)

Developer Michael O’Flynn at his new development in Lucan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“I’m a complete fusspot,” says Michael O’Flynn, standing in the hallway of one of the well-appointed detached houses in his latest housing scheme, Rok(...)

First-time buyer mortgage drawdowns were particularly hard hit, showing the first decline seen in two years during the fourth quarter

Tougher Central Bank lending restrictions continued to impact on the property market during the last three months of 2015 with the number of mortgages(...)

 Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton has unveiled a “Save to Buy” initiative for first-time buyers

Housing will be front and centre in the general election campaign that officially kicks off today. There will be two strands to the debate: creating t(...)

On the Central Bank’s  agenda this year is a review of the sale of structured investment products, such as capital guaranteed and tracker bonds, to retail consumers. (Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times)

The Central Bank may limit certain types of commission earned on the sale of financial products such as life assurance and mortgages later this year,(...)

The Central Bank said that credit union lending continues to fall, dropping from €7 billion in 2008 to just €4 billion in 2015 - a near 15-year low. (Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times)

The Central Bank is set to amend a new rule introduced on January 1st which prevented credit unions from accepting deposits of more than €100,000 per(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  unveiling measures to tackle the mortgage arrears crisis in 2013. There are about 750,000 residential mortgages in Ireland, and over 92,000 of those are in arrears – about one in eight. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

We have new neighbours next door, because houses have begun to sell again in our estate. For some people, these signs of modest economic recovery only(...)