When Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty asks the first question of Finnish academic  Peter Nyberg on Wednesday, it will kick off the public hearings of the Joint Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty asks the first question of Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg on Wednesday, it will kick off the public (...)

Former EU competition commissioner Joaquín Almunia said the transfers complied with state aid rules Photograph: Reuters

The European Commission has approved the 2012 transfer of seven tranches of loans from five Irish banks to the National Asset Management Agency. In a (...)

AIB is cutting its standard variable rate by 0.25 per cent and introducing new fixed rates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rival mortgage providers are under pressure to follow AIB’s surprise move yesterday to cut variable and fixed mortgage rates – its first such reductio(...)

AIB, EBS and Haven are to reduce fixed and variable mortgage interest rates. Photo: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

AIB, EBS and Haven are to reduce fixed and variable mortgage rates for new and existing customers.This marks the first time that mortgage lenders have(...)

Customers on AIB, EBS and Haven with tracker mortgages will be able to move home but still retain their mortgage terms from tomorrow. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Customers on AIB, EBS and Haven tracker mortgages will be able to move home but still retain their mortgage terms from tomorrow. AIB will add 1 per ce(...)

Moody’s has upgraded to Baa1 from Baa3 the government-guaranteed debt ratings of four Irish banks. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Rating agency Moody’s has upgraded to Baa1 from Baa3 the government-guaranteed debt ratings of four Irish banks: Allied Irish Banks, EBS, Bank of Irel(...)

Property prices across the State were up 7.8 per cent in the 12 months to the end of March, according to the Central Statistics Office, with the capital recording a year-on-year bounce of 14.3 per cent.  Photograph: Dara  Mac Dónaill

The Irish banking sector must share a large portion of the blame for the property crash and the current housing crisis, due to its boom-time lending p(...)

Examples of outdoor bank advertising in the first quarter of this year, compiled by out-of-home specialists PML Group

Spending by banks on out-of-home advertising increased by almost 200 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last ye(...)

David Duffy, CEO AIB,  welcomed the European Commission’s approval of the bank’s restructuring plan and said that the bank “remains focused on delivering against its strategic objectives, while supporting the ongoing recovery of the Irish economy”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Allied Irish Bank must set targets for cost reductions and abstain from acquisitions until the end of 2017 under the terms of a new restructuring p(...)

The County Registrar’s court in Tralee has heard how  some people were deliberately ‘evading’ the bank’s legal agents. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A court in Tralee has heard how in several cases where financial institutions were applying for possession of property, there had been little o(...)