Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan , said he was surprised at the lack of  consultation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan wrote to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan last May, complaining about a Government initiative to make mortgag(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s live studio interview on RTÉ’s Prime Time has been pushed back by a half hour, due to tonight’s extended climax for the “Who killed Lucy Beale?” storyline on  Eastenders. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s live studio interview on RTÉ’s Prime Time has been pushed back by a half hour, due to tonight’s extended climax for the “Who ki(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan said new measures were not an attempt to micro-manage lending into property market

The Central Bank was lobbied by Government, banks and real estate agents not to impose an 80 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) cap on mortgage lending, (...)

The Aer Lingus board  is due to recommend in the morning  that shareholders - including the Government and Ryanair - accept IAG’s €1.36bn bid for the airline

The Aer Lingus board is expected to recommend the €1.36 billion bid for the company tabled by International Consolidated Airline Group (IAG) in a stat(...)

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So the tree is heading for recycling and what’s left of the turkey has been confined to the bin. Most people will have been paid two week ago and w(...)

Despite a 3 per cent dip in sales, Tesco remains Ireland’s leading supermarket

The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that competitive pricing among the State’s largest retailers in the run up to Christm(...)

Lisa Redmond: ‘I wait until I’m in a bad mood to call the insurance company.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Insurance is not the sexiest word in the English language, but paying attention to the bottom line when it comes to car, home and life insurance wi(...)

The ECB did not say how much the contracts were worth.

The European Central Bank hired four major asset managers to carry out from November its purchases of securitised private debt, one of the stimulus me(...)

The Court of Criminal Appeal has quashed the convictions of two Laois brothers for raping a woman in a hotel room after hearing new evidence from a ke(...)

Peshmerga fighters are seen in vehicles with Kurdish flags as they guard Mosul Dam in northern Iraq . Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

Iraqi Shia militiamen opened fire on minority Sunni Muslims in a mosque today, killing dozens of people just as Baghdad is trying to build a cross-com(...)