Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: “The simple truth is that the Government has shown scant regard for the 18,000 subprime mortgage holders – many of whom are now in real danger of losing their family home.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

The scale of the mortgage arrears crisis among the subprime market has been shown with figures emerging that suggest almost 60 per cent of that mar(...)

Joe McHugh: “I hope that my efforts will act as a catalyst to encourage people to use the language. I am determined to improve my own Irish language skills.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Reading some of the stories about Joe McHugh and his elevation to the ministerial ranks this week, you would be forgiven for thinking he had come d(...)

Aldi said the clothes were all “independently quality tested” by a “worldwide testing laboratory” and the trousers and skirts are coated in Teflon to help protect against common classroom stains and water.

Schools have barely closed their doors for the summer and already there is talk of back-to-school basics, with Aldi first out of the traps with a prom(...)

Just 124 insolvency deals were done under the auspices of the Insolvency Service of Ireland over the three months from the beginning of April until the end of June. That is not much more than one a day.

When the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) came into being over a year ago, the then minister for justice, Alan Shatter, said it was the “light at t(...)

Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation  director David Hall said the Insolvency Service of Ireland’s “pathetic” figures were proof the new insolvency regime was “not working in a crisis that affects hundreds of thousands of citizens”.

The desperately slow progress of distressed mortgage holders seeking to use the State’s new insolvency regime to resolve their difficulties has been h(...)

The Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland, Lorcan O’Connor. File photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES.

Just 124 deals on debt were done under the auspices of the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) in the second quarter of 2014 according to figures p(...)

RTÉ made money last year for the first time since the height of the boom in 2007. But the national broadcaster warned that, despite recording an an(...)

Chairman of the BAI, Bob Collins, said to update standards was a “challenging task, not least because there is no absolute, universally shared sense of what standards are or what should be observed”.

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has launched a public consultation on proposals for a revised draft Code of Programme Standards that wi(...)

House prices in Dublin climbed 21 per cent in 12 months

The scale of the urban/rural divide in the housing market has been laid bare in the latest house-price report to be published by property website da(...)

Laughing all the way to the bank: Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, starring Brendan O’Carroll  and his wife Jennifer Gibney,  gtossed over €1 million at the Irish box office over the weekend. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

It may not have been a hit among the critics but there was no stopping Mrs Brown over the weekend, as D’Movie written by Brendan O’Carroll took in €5.(...)