Mr Justice Anthony Hunt   told John Lloyd (43), who is blind, and his wife Fiona (44), they had mistakenly sought injunctions against Stepstone Mortgage Funding Ltd restraining the bank from taking further steps in the sale of their home in Kells, Co Meath. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A couple has been told by a High Court judge that if they can rekindle the interest of a man who offered to buy their house from them, they should pas(...)

Lloyds has denied any wrongdoing in its claiming of phased fees in respect of a single prescription dispensed in one visit and has insisted its approach is no different from other pharmacy chains. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The controversial practice of some pharmacies claiming multiple payments in respect of single prescriptions was under investigation before it was leak(...)

PAC chairman John McGuinness: HSE  willl  be asked to explain “squandering” of public money in paying dispensing fees. Photograph:  David Sleator

The HSE is to be called before a Dáil watchdog to explain how pharmacies are able to claim multiple payments worth millions of euro for single prescri(...)

Paul and Caroline Martin of Glasnevin: with the  rifle discovered in their home. Photograph: Sara Freund

A rook rifle, as the name suggests, was used for shooting rooks – regarded in the 19th century as pests and vermin – along with small game such as ra(...)

Permanent TSB also said on Tuesday that Andrew Walsh will assume a wider brief in the group legal counsel role

Permanent TSB chief financial officer Glen Lucken is to leave the bank in the coming months, the group said on Tuesday. A process to find a replacemen(...)

Starbucks: has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance to Lucan shopping centre

Starbucks is among four new tenants at Lucan Shopping Centre. It has taken a newly created unit of 203sq m (2,182sq ft) at the entrance of the centre (...)

George Osborne: accused by the opposition of a “cavalier” attitude towards taxpayers’ money. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Why now? That’s the question they were asking in the City and at Westminster as the UK government booked a £1 billion loss on the sale of the first tr(...)

Bank of Ireland: All of its business units are in profit, a pay deal with staff has been agreed and the bank is on target to “derecognise” €1.3 billion in preference shares that were a legacy of its State bailout in 2009. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher would never say as much but the bank is now very much in post-crisis mode. There are still legacy issue(...)

The sale of the assets will leave Lloyds with ‘minimal exposure’ to Irish commercial assets the bank said. (Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

UK bank Lloyds is to sell a portfolio of impaired Irish commercial loans to a group of investors including Bank of Ireland for about £827 million (€1(...)

The ink is dry at last on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star golf resort

It has taken the best part of a year to finalise, but the ink is finally dry on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star gol(...)