Michael McGrath: said the banks were “gouging” Irish mortgage holders who paid more than 4% in interest compared to a 2.3% average in the rest of the euro zone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

More than 300,000 mortgage holders are being “exploited and ripped off under the watch of the Government and the Central Bank”, Fianna Fáil has claim(...)

 Fianna Fáil spokesman on finance Michael McGrath has said people with variable rate mortgages  are being ‘discriminated against’ by banks. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath has said people with variable rate mortgages should be “up in arms” because they are being “discriminate(...)

In the case of loans for house purchase, repayments exceeded drawdowns by €2.1 billion in the 12 months to the end of February

Household loan repayments exceeded drawdowns by €608 million during February, according to new figures released by the Central Bank. This follows revi(...)

President of the Irish League of Credit Unions Martin Sisk: “There were a very small number of credit unions who ran into some difficulties, which were resolved.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Difficulties faced by credit unions are grossly exaggerated and confused with toxicity in the banking sector, the president of the Irish League of Cre(...)

The IMF has issued a warning on public sector pay, saying the Government should contain the wage bill as the advancing recovery starts to “fire on all cylinders”.

The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning on public sector pay, saying the Government should contain the wage bill as the advancing recover(...)

Despite new and welcome initiatives to diversify sources of funding, SMEs cannot but rely on banks to provide the credit they seek to function and expand, deputy governor of the Central Bank Cyril Roux told the audience at an event for the Leinster Society of Chartered Accountants on Wednesday. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

Despite the growth in alternative sources of finance, Ireland’s SMEs and banks are to remain “economic bedfellows”, the deputy governor of the Centra(...)

Residential property prices fell by 0.4 per cent nationally last month, with the decline in Dublin rising to 0.7 per cent, according to the latest off(...)

Protesters during the Stand Up to Racism and Fascism national demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London on Saturday. Photograph: PA

The Irish State remains in denial about racism, a rally in Dublin to mark UN international day against racism on Saturday was told. The United Nations(...)

The corporate element of Arthur Cox’s work for child and family agency Tusla is worth €800,000 a year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The legal firm Arthur Cox has received more than €16 million from Government departments and State bodies since 2011, according to newly released figu(...)

Campaign co-ordinator Helen Lowry, of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) said  regularising undocumented migrants in Ireland would strengthen the Government’s case for the Irish in the US. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Undocumented migrants living in Ireland staged a rally in central Dublin on Sunday campaigning for regularised status similar to that sought by the Go(...)