I wonder can you give me any advice regarding an endowment mortgage, which was sold to me by Norwich Union in 1990. The mortgage was for €28,000 and i(...)

Financial adviser Eddie Hobbs after being quoted in reports on the AMT investigation: “I’ve been routinely involved in financial investigations and as an expert witness for over two decades.”

The Central Bank said yesterday an examination was ongoing of Asset Management Trust (AMT) Ltd, a Dublin-authoris(...)

Fergus Cahill, who chairs the Irish Offshore Operators Association, says companies go where the likelihood of making big discoveries is high and where the financial risk is lessened by government incentives. photograph: kristian helgesen/bloomberg

They’re getting very strident on both sides of the oil/gas exploration debate as the review of licensing and fiscal terms ordered by Minister P(...)

The earliest mention of “consumers” in The Irish Times came on the day the paper was first published in March 1859 but as it debuted in an advertiseme(...)

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(...)

Test Ministers: Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, left, and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin at the RTÉ radio centre after appearing on the Today with Sean O’Rourke  show. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It was a spectacle familiar from many a budget day: a gaggle of reporters eagerly awaiting an event whose details had been flagged well in advance but(...)

 Finian Sweeney in Sweeney’s off-licence in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The lowest hanging fruit appears to be the grape, and it was once again targeted by Michael Noonan when he announced a 50 cent increase in excise duty(...)

 “Unlike Norway, we can’t afford to underwrite exploration. However, the Government is jointly funding a €15 million survey with Italian oil giant Eni of the Republic’s undersea geology.”

ExxonMobil’s announcement last week that it plans to abandon its search for oil and gas off the west coast looked like a blow to hopes for a fresh wav(...)

Colin Morgan, the former boss of Setanta Sports and Quinn Insurance, has popped up in a new wind energy venture whose backers include Eddie Hobbs. Mor(...)

Now that the recession has slayed the Rip Off Republic (hasn’t it?), Eddie Hobbs is turning his attention towards the eye-wateringly generous terms on(...)