Paul O’Shea of Davidstown, Castledermot, Co Kildare, pictured arriving at the Four Courts for a High Court action. Photograph: Courts Collins

A Co Kildare farmer has avoided being jailed a second time for contempt after undertaking before the High Court to comply with orders to hand over vac(...)

Mr Justice Paul Gilligan told Paul O’Shea on Thursday he must hand over  lands to receiver George Maloney

A farmer faces going back to prison unless a bank-appointed receiver is able to take possession of some of his land in Co Kildare, a High Court judge (...)

Central to Bloxham’s demise was a €5.3 million hole in its accounts. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Central Bank waited until Monday morning, just as the markets were opening, to send out its alert. The five-line statement – issued at 8.16am – se(...)

Anti-eviction activist Ben Gilmore is among a group of people that could be jailed for allegedly interfering with a receiver appointed over land in Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A farmer, his wife and several others, including anti-eviction activist Ben Gilroy, could be jailed for alleged interference with a receiver appointed(...)

An insurance company is refusing to pay out on a €250,000 mortgage protection policy because one of the policy holders, since deceased, failed to disc(...)

Surrendering a woman accused of a minor theft to Latvia would be disproportionate Minister for Justice vs OC IEHC 161 (High Court, Edwards J, February(...)

North’s enterprise minister Arlene Foster   said   the latest figures still portray “a more positive picture than a year ago”. Photograph: Eric Luke /Irish Times

One thousand people stopped claiming jobless benefits in the North last month, according to latest government labour market figures which show the tot(...)

An AIB spokeswoman said “in all cases the bank seeks a non-legal resolution and implementation of a consensual debt restructuring with borrowers”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

AIB, the State-owned bank, is twice as likely as its main rival, Bank of Ireland, to pursue its customers through the courts over unpaid debts, accord(...)

No redundancies have been announced following the deal which could see Lagan’s workforce swell to more than 900 people – making it one of the largest privately owned construction and civil firms North and South.

The Belfast-headquartered Lagan Construction Group has confirmed it has acquired rival Northern Ireland firm H&J Martin but did not disclose detai(...)

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 (...)