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Of all the changes wrought by the financial crisis and the subsequent advent of austerity, the introduction of a broad range of banking charges may(...)

The main index and both the two leading sub-indices were at their highest levels since 2006 while gains were also recorded in the five individual components of the index

Irish consumer confidence is at its highest level since February 2006, according to a new study. The KBC Ireland/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index rose fr(...)

Ahold and Delhaize run supermarkets on the US east coast. Photograph: Laurie DIeffembacq/AFP/Getty Images

Royal Ahold has agreed to acquire Delhaize Group for about €9.32 billion in shares, creating the fifth largest US supermarket retailer in the industry(...)

 It’s likely the only way rates will fall  to a level enjoyed by our European counterparts – despite the efforts of Government – is if new entrants come in. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Against a background of increasing pressure from the Government to bring Irish mortgage variable rates into line with European competitors, banks are (...)

Donal Corrigan, formerly practising at St Agnes Road, Crumlin, Dublin, agreed in 2005 to sell his practice to Thomas Byrne who later sent Mr Corrigan a cheque for the purchase which bounced.  Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A solicitor who had an unblemished 40-year career until he agreed to sell his practice to jailed lawyer Thomas Byrne is never to seek work in the prof(...)

Consumers remains concerned about a lack of improvement in household spending power, new data indicated today.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Irish consumer sentiment appears to be holding steady but growing optimism about the broad outlook for the economy and jobs has been offset by cautio(...)

Brian Doyle in the hotel room he and his family have been living in since last October. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Brian and Sandra Doyle and their children, Thomas (8) and Nathan (17) have been living in a hotel room near Dublin Airport since October. Until mid-2(...)

With summer holidays fast approaching, it’s time to get your money organised. It may be one of the least exciting aspects of a visit abroad, but a lit(...)

Michael Noonan: he wants the banks to conduct publicity campaigns to inform customers of their options in securing a lower rate

Some 300,000 people with standard variable rate (SVR) home loans look set to benefit from reduced monthly mortgage payments from July.Minister for Fi(...)

AIB is implementing its second SVR rate cut in six months, which will reduce its headline rate to 3.9 per cent from 4.15 per cent

Bank of Ireland has told Minister for Finance Michael Noonan its focus will be on guiding customers into switching to its lower fixed-term rates.The I(...)