Cutrale Group and Safra Group last month tabled a rival all-cash bid for Chiquita, but the proposed Chiquita-Fyffes combination will be put before shareholders of both banana companies later this month to rubber-stamp the merger. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Brazilian billionaires Joseph Safra and Jose Luis Cutrale have launched an intensive last-ditch lobbying campaign to wreck the proposed $1 billion (...)

The Invsolvency Service of Ireland has begun taking applications today from people who want to restructure their debts.

The Minister for Finance has said that the publicity aspect of the new personal insolvency service may dissuade some applicants, but is still confide(...)

“The Personal Insolvency Act will not create bad debts for creditors – the bad debts already exist. But it will tackle them head on.” Photograph: Gunnar Pippel/Getty Images

The most recent mortgage arrears statistics published by the Central Bank last month remind us of the scale of the problem of over-indebtedness in thi(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA.

The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is set to sign off on regulations surrounding personal insolvency practitioners (PIPs) “in the coming days”, cle(...)