Managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlan at Government Buildings Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A decision on whether or not homebuyers will be required to have a 20 per cent deposit in place before being approved for a mortgage will be made in t(...)

Dutch economist Dirk Schoenmaker agrees with the Central Bank’s plans to introduce a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of 80 per cent for residential mortgages. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Irish banks need to begin writing-off some of their residential mortgage arrears to free consumers from unsustainable debt, a leading Dutch economist (...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan:  has said there will be slippage in timetable for introducing mortgage rules. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Now that we know for sure where the Department of Finance stands on the Central Bank of Ireland’s proposed limits to mortgage lending, it will be v(...)

Derek Moran: the senior civil servant selected as the new secretary general of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Derek Moran has been officially appointed secretary general in the Department of Finance and will take up the position next week.Mr Moran replaces Joh(...)

Derek Moran (centre) will succeed John Moran at the helm of the Department of Finance, subject to Cabinet approval.

Derek Moran, the assistant secretary general with responsibility for fiscal policy division, is set to be appointed to the top job in the Department o(...)

The voluntary commitment from bidders for the mortgages being sold by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), that they will abide by the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears, has no legal standing, an Oireachtas committee was told yesterday

The voluntary commitment from bidders for the mortgages being sold by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), that they will abide by the(...)

Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank:  reiterated his view that contacts between the regulator and the banks it was supervising were too deferential

The latest instalment of the Anglo tapes highlights yet again just how the various parties involved in the financial crisis were at sea between Septem(...)