John Hurley: made clear to the inquiry he thought the government’s decision to separate out financial regulation more than a decade ago was a “mistake”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He’s no Floyd Mayweather but former Central Bank of Ireland governor John Hurley can bob and weave with the best of them. Several times yesterday memb(...)

Top 1000 companies: 54%   hail from Ireland, accounting for 68% of jobs

US technology giant Microsoft has become the largest company in Ireland for the first time, according to the The Irish Times Top 1000 Companies 2015 s(...)

A Central Bank report found  many credit unions did not have proper procedures to identify and verify account owners, particularly in the case of businesses and, clubs and societies. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Credit unions are not complying with money laundering legislation introduced almost five years ago, according to a Central Bank report.The report stat(...)

Former Central Bank governor John Hurley appearing at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.

The European Central Bank (ECB) told the Republic it must stand with its failing banks, the banking inquiry heard.Former Central Bank governor John Hu(...)

Tadhg Gunnell, the former head of finance and compliance at liquidated stockbroking firm Bloxham, was adjudicated bankrupt by the High Court earlier this year.

Tadhg Gunnell, the former head of finance and compliance at liquidated stockbroking firm Bloxham, has been disqualified from managing a financial firm(...)

John Hurley appearing at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.  John Hurley at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.

The European Central Bank told Ireland it must stand with its failing banks, the banking inquiry heard today. Former Central Bank governor John Hurley(...)

In March, the first full month since the Central Bank rules were introduced, just 35.1 per cent of transactions in the capital were at or below €220,000. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The number of properties being sold in Dublin under the Central Bank’s €220,000 threshold has fallen from two in five a year ago to just fewer than on(...)

‘Perhaps, it might be useful to consider some of the ideas of the new EU Mortgage Credit Directive, making all residential mortgages non-recourse, and ending reckless home-loan lending once and for all.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The recently announced surge of 8,000 repossession proceedings by State-owned banks and other lenders is prompting Government action. While a number o(...)

File photograph of Enda Kenny. Mr Kenny has been called to give evidence at the banking inquiry, along with Tánaiste Joan Burton. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan are among 12 people sent letters today by the Oireachtas banking in(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan relayed message on interest rates to AIB, Ulster Bank and ACC when they met  yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is believed to want some signal from the banks they will assist customers in availing of lower variable interest rates within six to ei(...)