Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton has unveiled a “Save to Buy” initiative for first-time buyers

Housing will be front and centre in the general election campaign that officially kicks off today. There will be two strands to the debate: creating t(...)

Prop John Ryan has signed a new three-year deal at Munster and will start away to Treviso on Sunday. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Prop John Ryan and lock Donnacha Ryan come into the Munster pack as head coach Anthony Foley makes two changes from the side that beat Stade Francais (...)

New mortgage data suggests that the Central Bank’s macroprudential regulations , which put limits on the amount people can borrow, are having a negative impact on mortgage volumes.

Mortgage approvals slumped by 8 per cent in the year to November, amid calls for a loosening of the Central Bank’s lending restrictions. The slump wo(...)

According to figures from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI), mortgage lending fell by 2 per cent in the year to the three months ending October 2015, the first time that mortgage approvals have fallen on a year-on-year basis since April 2013.

Early evidence suggests that the Central Bank’s new lending restrictions have taken the “froth” out of property prices, an economist with the regulat(...)

AIB’s headquarters in Ballsbridge. The bank said on Monday it will hold an egm on December 16th  to seek shareholder approval for its new capital reorganisation plan. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

AIB shareholders are to vote on the bank’s new capital re-organisation, which will see the value of their shareholding in the bank almost wiped out, (...)

The bank said on Tuesday it plans to consolidate stock on a 1-for-250 basis

AIB plunged in Dublin trading as the lender prepares to cut the number of shares it has in issue by more than 99 per cent in an reorganization of its (...)

AIB is also planning to issue about €500m in additional Tier 1 capital, probably by the year end. Photograph: The Irish Times

The way things are shaping up, tomorrow could prove to be an important milestone in the history of AIB’s reprivatisation. Today, three investor relat(...)

Former FBD chief executive Andrew Langford pictured with chairman Michael Berkery.

FBD ha said its plans to meet new solvency rules next year are on track as the Irish insurer struggles to return to profit and Andrew Langford unexpec(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: officials in his department have been diverted into dealing with the row over IBRC. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The planned sale of AIB shares on the stock market is unlikely to take place before the general election, according to the Sunday Times. The newspaper(...)

PTSB had a €1.1 billion capital buffer above the 7 per cent trigger at the end of December

The first Irish lender to sell Europe’s riskiest type of bank bond is also the nation’s weakest. Permanent TSB, which failed European financial stress(...)