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Six years after the property meltdown, the painful hangover has been replaced by a buying frenzy, much of it at surprisingly high values.The turnarou(...)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

Schoolgirl Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on  An Post’s new Christmas stamp.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on An Post’s new Christmas stamp. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times 1:20

A Dublin girl, who was three-years-old at the time of the photograph, could be one of the youngest faces to appear on a stamp in Ireland. An Post has (...)

It is not known who cut down the cross on top of  Carrauntoohil which was erected on the mountain in 1976 with the aid of about 100 people. Photograph: Cronins Yard/Twitter

A metal cross on the top of Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry – Ireland’s highest mountain – has been cut down, apparently with the aid of an angle grinder.Mo(...)

Sir Jack Leslie (97) whose uncle, Captain Norman Leslie, was killed in the first World War at the launch of the centenary exhibition at the National Library. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

An exhibition that seeks to portray Ireland and the first World War with all its complexities and contradictions has opened at the National Library. T(...)

4 and 5 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2: guide price of €102.2 million for number 4 and €113.8 million for number 5.

In one of the highlights of the office investment market this year, property advisers CBRE and JLL are to offer for sale five Dublin office blocks in(...)

No 2 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin, is the seventh office investment in the area to have changed hands this year. Photograph: Eric Luke

Another of the original office blocks in Dublin’s IFSC has been sold in an off-market transaction. Ardstone Capital, the private investment manager, (...)

Alexander Court at Upper Pembroke Street

With student accommodation extremely difficult to find in Dublin city centre, agents CBRE are expecting strong interest in the well-located apartment (...)