Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland Lorcan O’Connor said that there were still 37,000 mortgages in arrears of longer than 720 days. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

People struggling with debts they cannot repay should feel no stigma and should not be afraid of making contact with the Insolvency Service of Ireland(...)

Dominique McMullen before  her Swim For A Mile challenge in the National Aquatic Centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“I just hope I finish it. At this stage, it’s ok if I’m not fast. I just want to finish it and not drown,” said nervous Irish Times journalist Dominiq(...)

‘My natural state is not Zen-like calm’

Conor Pope ‘My natural state is not Zen-like calm’ Slow and steady wins the race. Or, at least, slow and steady might get me to the end of the (...)

Changes to health insurance rules introduced last week put pressure on more than 1,000 officers serving in the Defence Forces to take out private health insurance even though they already have full medical cover as part of their terms of employment.

Changes to health insurance rules introduced last week put pressure on more than 1,000 officers serving in the Defence Forces to take out private heal(...)

   Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown photographed in 2014. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Both Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland have ruled out any imminent rate cuts for customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages and set the banks on a (...)

 Tánaiste  Joan  Burton: said measures to penalise lenders, including hiking the levy were “a possibility”. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Plans under consideration by Government to financially penalise banks which do not lower the variable interest rates offered to mortgage customers ar(...)

Irish Water says an estimated 46 million litres of water per day - enough to fill 18 Olympic size swimming pools - is leaking each day.

More than 30,000 Irish homes have been identified as having suspected water leaks with more than €1,000 worth of water draining from the pipes of some(...)

Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland, Lorcan O’Connor. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Insolvency Service of Ireland has reached an agreement with lenders and agents acting on behalf of a new Personal Insolvency Application (PIA) pro(...)

Ben Dunne: ‘Michael O’Leary does not recognise unions. Why not pick on him?’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh 2:49

The failure of Dunnes Stores to recognise unions has been defended by its former managing director Ben Dunne, who has accused the media and the Mandat(...)

Rebranding the 24 Superquinn stores under the SuperValu banner in February 2014 led to an immediate jump in market share from 20 per cent to 25.1 per cent

SuperValu has taken over from Tesco as the largest grocery retailer in the State ending a period of overseas dominance stretching back over 10 years. (...)