The Central Bank has written to all the 48 licensed Irish debt management firms to warn them of the need to provide full transparency on fees

Debt management firms operating in Ireland have been strongly criticised for providing misleading information on fees and charges and failing to ensur(...)

Household loan repayments exceeded drawdowns by €315 million during January, according to new figures released by the Central Bank. This follows a net(...)

AIB recently outsourced a large number of support roles to the Noonan Group. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

AIB is considering outsourcing certain activities at its mailing centre in Sandyford, Co Dublin, which could impact about 32 staff there. The bank co(...)

Nick Ashmore, CEO of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This time it will be different. If ever there was a phrase synonymous with financial folly and pre-crash delusion, this is it. It was resurrected l(...)

The report by Community Foundation for Ireland found public transport services were  a top priority, followed by the quality of education, walking, early childhood development, mobility and transport for older people, literacy levels and the affordability of everyday life. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish people prioritise the quality of public transport services above all else, are most unhappy with housing and property, and place a relatively l(...)

The Central Bank should have blocked “ramping up of net foreign borrowings by Irish banks and an over-concentration of lending to developers”, says professor of finance. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

It was a game of two halves at the banking inquiry yesterday. The first involved engaging testimony from Prof Gregory Connor, professor of finance (...)

Rising property prices have not yet lifted a significant proportion of Irish homeowners out of negative equity, according to a new report from the Central Bank. (Photograph: Frank Miller/THE IRISH TIMES)

Rising property prices have not yet lifted a significant proportion of Irish homeowners out of negative equity, according to a new report from the Ce(...)

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that Minister for Finance Michael Noonan endorsed a more gradual approach to lending restrictions rather than suddenly restricting banks from lending more than 80 per cent of a home’s purchase price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Controversial new rules restricting mortgage lending are likely to exacerbate the high cost of rent, internal Department of Finance records show. Earl(...)

Anti-water charges protest, Central Bank,   Dublin: “Maybe 10,000 people” turned out. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Anti-austerity campaigners will travel to Killarney next weekend to protest at the annual Labour Party conference. Campaign group Right2Water is org(...)

 Derek Byrne of Streamville Road, Donaghmede, at court last week. Photograph: Courtpix

The Irish Prison Service has rejected claims that anti-water protestors jailed for breaching a court order have been in “lockdown” in recent days.A p(...)