Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan: Lady Bracknell would have been justified in censuring Irish policymakers. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / Irish Times

After every financial crisis home-spun truths have a habit of reasserting themselves, according to Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan. In th(...)

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has now repaid half of the €30.2 billion in senior debt issued to acquire loans, it said on Wednesday. (...)

Depending on how the Central Bank’s consultation process proceeds, first-time buyers may need a deposit of 20 per cent come January.

First-time buyers can beat the Central Bank clampdown on mortgages by getting approval now. While the Central Bank has indicated that it hopes (...)

Mr Justice Brian McGovern has criticised  a delay in a decision on whether the former auditors will be sued as co-defendants in the €6 billion IBRC court action.

A High Court judge has strongly criticised the continuing failure over months to make a decision whether accountancy firm KPMG should, in its capacity(...)

Permanent TSB remains the potential “weak link” of upcoming stress tests, and may require capital of up to ¤700 million. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish banks are relaxed about their latest examination. When last probed by the Central Bank three years ago, they needed to raise €24 billion. Now, (...)

Irish Water managing director John Tierney:  the Sunday Business Post  reports that senior Coalition figures have discussed the need to replace him and the company’s board if the Government is to neutralise the political fallout from the water charges controversy.   Photograph:  Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Glass sale The Sunday Times reported that the group of lenders that owns Aventas, the former Quinn manufacturing group, are moving ahead with the €40(...)

The inquiry has the power to fine regulated corporations up to €10 million or 10 per cent of turnover depending on certain factors. Individuals can be fined up to €1 million provided this will not bankrupt them.

The Central Bank of Ireland will reveal today the names of a high-powered inquiry panel to investigate allegedly rogue banks and bankers. The first ca(...)

There were no objections from creditors or from AIB pension fund trustees in Ireland and Britain to the capital reduction application, the court heard. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Commercial Court has approved AIB’s application to reduce its share capital by €5 billion. The bank will now have the option of paying a divide(...)

Those seeking to buy their first home will be eligible for a refund of their Deposit Interest Retention Tax (Dirt) on savings used to purchase their property. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Those seeking to buy their first home will be eligible for a refund of their Deposit Interest Retention Tax (Dirt) on savings used to purchase their p(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan shortly before his Budget 2015 speech, at Government Buildings in Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 6:13

A Cheann Comhairle,When the Government took office in March 2011 we set out a plan to regain control of Ireland’s fiscal and economic policies, to gro(...)