Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at the start of the Eurogroup meeting of finance ministers at the EU council headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

Banks are using the threat of repossession to get home owners to engage with them, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Mr Noonan is in Bruss(...)

David Hall, of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Association: “The banks can get a rental income from the buy-to-lets whereas with a family home they want the residents out so they can sell it.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Banks are seeking to repossess more than 7,000 homes across the State, according to latest figures from the Courts Service.Data released to The Irish (...)

The IFA and Crimestoppers have launched a campaign to help prevent livestock theft. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

David Hall’s young daughter still asks when the cattle are coming back.Cattle rustlers stole 17 animals from his field in Newbliss, Co Monaghan last J(...)

The lack of action on buy-to-let arrears sits starkly against a background of  reduced supply, rising prices, and a dearth of social housing

A combination of rising property prices and increased pressure from the Central Bank to sort out arrears is expected to result in a significant num(...)

In an exclusive podcast interview with The Irish Times, Chris Lehane, the official assignee in bankruptcy, said there were 448 cases of people being adjudicated bankrupt in 2014 and this would “easily” double this year given that his office is receiving between 20 and 30 applications a week.

The number of people who will be declared bankrupt in Ireland this year will at least double, according to the head of the State’s bankruptcy office.I(...)

A financial institution must show it is not signed up to a ‘mortgage to rent’ scheme, and is only operating a pilot scheme, if it is to succeed in its claim to repossess a couple’s home, the High Court ruled.

A financial institution must show it is not signed up to a “mortgage to rent” scheme, and is only operating a pilot scheme, if it is to succeed in its(...)

The Central Bank in publishing last month the latest statistics on residential mortgage arrears presents a worrying picture. Six years after the onset(...)

IMHO director David Hall: Expects to publish the results by the end of January and is planning to conduct a similar survey for buy-to-let mortgages in February

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, which assists those in arrears with their home loans, is planning to publish a ranking of banks according to (...)

PTSB’s cuts of up to 0.42 per cent in variable rates will be applied  to new customers and those on existing “managed” variable rates but not to those on the standard variable rate. Photograph: Alan Betson

The new year was less than a week old when Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB lowered some of their mortgage interest rates. In PTSB’s case, cut(...)

The Central Bank in Dublin. It wants to introduce its new rules on January 1st

Ulster Bank has told the Central Bank that borrowers should be required to have a deposit of just 10 per cent if looking for a mortgage of up to €5(...)