A  statement to the Oireachtas banking inquiry  said the Central Bank misled the public about the frail state of Ireland’s financial system in the run-up to the crash.  Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Former Central Bank director general Liam Barron decided to exclude warnings about the overvaluation of property from a 2007 financial stability repor(...)

The former governor of the Central Bank John Hurley said if dissenting views existed ahead of its financial stability reports, they were not made known to him. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former governor of the Central Bank John Hurley said if dissenting views existed ahead of its financial stability reports, they were not made know(...)

Central Bank building in Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank was aware of a property bubble from early 2004, a former employee has claimed. In a written statement to the Oireachtas banking inqui(...)

Fr Frank Browne in Venice in 1904 and photographed by Fr Michael Garahy in1939

Sun-wrought with magic of the skies The image fair before me lies: Deep-vaulted brain and sparkling eyes And lip’s fine chiselling. O mirac(...)

Irish Guards with a wounded man in a trench in Wytschaete, Belgium. Photograph: Fr Browne.

It was just after Christmas 1916 when Fr Frank Browne wrote from the front in Flanders to his Jesuit provincial in Ireland. “On St Stephen’s Day the m(...)

Something positive seems to be happening in the property market, with recent data showing prices are stabilising across the State. Nobody, not even es(...)

How can past errors of economic judgement made by government, banks and property investors, whose actions helped to inflate a property boom, be avoide(...)

Economists say  the collapse of the property market since 2007 may have led house prices to undershoot fair values. In a research technical paper, they state that prices “are back to levels consistent with or below long-run equilibrium values”.

The rate of capital gains tax should be indexed to increases in house prices as part of efforts to prevent another property bubble, economists at t(...)

Magdalene nuns speak out

Sir, – It was important to hear the views of the nuns who worked in the Magdalene laundries (Patsy McGarry, Front page, March 8th). Having list(...)