Former minister for Finance Charlie McCreevy giving evidence at the banking inquiry on Wednesday. 2:50

The Oireachtas banking inquiry was forced to adjourn its hearing with Mr McCreevy at 3.3pm after he refused on a number of occasions to directly answe(...)

Cyril Roux, deputy governor of the Central Bank: said the “disjointed” nature of the regulator’s enforcement powers over non-life companies was an “impediment to their effectiveness” and needed consolidation. Photograph: Eric Luke

Central Bank deputy governor Cyril Roux told the Department of Finance in March it did not have sufficient powers or staff to effectively regulate t(...)

 Alan Dukes: was referring to Ms Nolan’s comments to the committee that there was a culture in IBRC “that never really recognised the damage they had done to the country”.

Former chairman of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Alan Dukes has accused a senior official within the Department of Finance of making “seriously m(...)

Waterford Fine Gael TD John Deasy was told the Department of Finance did not contact the stock exchange or the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement about  increased share activity.

The Department of Finance does not have any records on Siteserv until after its sale by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation to businessman Denis O’(...)

The Department of Finance had no records relating to Siteserv until after its sale by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation to businessman Denis O’Brien.

The Department of Finance did not have any records relating to Siteserv until after its sale by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) to busine(...)

 Ann Nolan  of the Department  of Finance:  raised issues of proper governance around the sale of Apthorp, a condominium on Manhattan’s upper west side, in 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Department of Finance raised concerns with executives of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation in 2012 about the sale of a multimillion-dollar loan li(...)

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(...)