With Christmas still fresh in the memory, it is unlikely too many of us will be feeling flush with cash in these dark days of January. However some re(...)

If PTSB gets €400 million for a 30 per cent stake, that would give the bank an implied value of €1.33 billion and, in turn, value the State’s holding at about €930 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Noonan’s view that taxpayers will get back every cent put into AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB is a curious one in the case of the las(...)

Controversy will continue over the wider economic cost of the bailout and of Ireland being left with the burden of Anglo irish Bank and Irish Nationwide on the State balance sheet. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The State could eventually recoup all the cash used to bail out AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. (...)

Saving for a rainy day: don’t delay setting aside for your retirement.  Photograph: Thinkstock

Pensions may not be sexy or cool but they are important. According to a survey published by Deloitte just before Christmas, more than half of Irish(...)

Great-West Lifeco is ahead of schedule with its integration of Canada Life and Irish Life. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Canada’s Great-West Lifeco is ahead of schedule with its integration of Canada Life and Irish Life and expects to generate cost savings “worth a few(...)

Unemployment in the Republic could fall to 9.7 per cent in 2016 from 11.2 per cent this year, analysts with ratings agency Standard & Poor’s have said. Photograph: Frank Miller

Unemployment could slip below 10 per cent within the next two years on the back of continued growth, according to an assessment of the Republic’s e(...)

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 (...)

A still from the RTÉ Prime Time programme about conditions in the  Áras Attracta facility in Co Mayo

The litany of abuses revealed in Irish society over recent years, including that at Swinford’s Áras Attracta broadcast on Prime Time last Tuesday nigh(...)

Dundrum Town Centre: expected to come on the market in the early part of the year and will generate considerable interest at home and abroad. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Six years after the property meltdown, the painful hangover has been replaced by a buying frenzy, much of it at surprisingly high values.The turnarou(...)

Former secretary general of the Department of Finance John Moran said a balance sheet for the domestic banking sector effectively ‘didn’t exist’ in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There was effectively no balance sheet available to give an overview of the Irish domestic banking sector as late as 2010, the former secretary genera(...)