Research published by Danske Bank today shows it has marginally revised economic growth forecasts up to 2.2 per cent from 2.1 per cent for both 2015 and 2016. Photo: Bloomberg

Northern Ireland’s economy is expected to go grow by 2.2 per cent this year - its strongest performance since the financial crisis began according to (...)

Brian Hayes has campaigned against what he views are “excessive” standard variable mortgage rates  charged by Irish banks since being elected to the European Parliament. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has told Irish MEP Brian Hayes that it does not plan to investigate the standard variable mortgage (...)

First Minister Peter Robinson described the sale of the loans to Cerberus last year as “excellent news”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former Nama debtors in Northern Ireland are being treated “less than sympathetically” by the US-based investment firm that bought their loans, British(...)

 John McGuigan in action for  Glentoran. Photograph: Inpho

One of Northern Ireland’s most highly-rated young footballers must serve 220 hours community service for having quantities of ecstasy and cocaine, a j(...)

European markets are in retreat after indices such as Germany’s DAX reached record highs. (Photgraph: Reuters)

European shares edged lower on Wednesday as mixed corporate results halted the rally that had propelled both Britain’s FTSE 100 and Germany’s DAX to r(...)

Judge Raymond Groarke said Brendan Dunne was perfectly entitled to believe that nobody could touch the funds as long as he held the certificates

A Dublin businessman who put away two €6,350 bonds was told when he went to cash them that the accounts had been closed years ago, the Circuit Civil C(...)

Ely gastro bar at Hanover Quay at Grand Canal Square in Dublin 2

Kylemore Cafes have bought the former Ely gastro bar at Hanover Quay at Grand Canal Square in Dublin 2 for €4.8 million. The business premises were of(...)

Danske Bank has largely exited the Irish market  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Danish financial institution Danske Bank has sold a portfolio of commercial loans to Bank of Ireland and Goldman Sachs. The face value of the total(...)

A market source told Reuters on Monday that a benchmark 30-year bond issue would typically be in the range of €1.5 billion to €2 billion

Ireland raised €4 billion at its first 30-year bond sale on Tuesday, drawing bumper demand even at record low interest rates and moving more than hal(...)

The improving Irish property market saw Dankse Bank reverse previously made impairments in 2014. (Photograph: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg)

Danske Bank shrunk its Irish losses before tax to €201.5 million in 2014, down from €241m the previous year, as loan impairments fell by 29 per cent.(...)