Irish mortgage rates are still significantly higher than the Euro area average. (Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

Interest rates for new mortgages grew by an average of 25 basis points from August to September, statistics from the Central Bank showed today, with t(...)

 Shareholder Mary Clarke from Wicklow speaking to David Duffy (left),  AIB chief executive and David Hodgkinson, chairman, AIB, at the agm yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was probably a sign of the changed mood in Ireland these days that the battalion of pensioners marching through Ballsbridge yesterday morning wa(...)

there was a smaller turnout than recent years for Bank of Ireland’s annual general court in UCD yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator 2:28

It might have been the fine weather, the, ahem, early start, or a certain battle fatigue. Whatever the reason, there was a smaller turnout than(...)

David Hall (second left) protesting against the auction of “distressed” property in 2011. His Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation is involved in an initiative with AIB. photograph: alan betson

It’s gone a bit like Monty Python’s Life of Brian amongst the various pro-consumer groups jostling to be the voice of distressed mortgage holders.Some(...)

Keys, please

There will be a dramatic surge in home repossessions this year. Banks will move “distressed” borrowers, already struggling to make ends meet, from (...)