The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry has called former Taoiseach Brian Cowen to give evidence to the committee as part of the next phase of its hearings.Mr (...)

The inquiry heard almost €8bn worth of commercial investment property was sold in Ireland between 2004 and 2008

An acute shortage of office space and affordable accommodation in Dublin is posing a threat to foreign direct investment in Ireland, the Committee of (...)

Marie Hunt, head of research at CBRE Ireland, told the committee much of the development was in parts of the country that did not need it

Extensive land rezoning and a lack of a national planning strategy, as well as cheap bank debt and government tax incentive policy, all fuelled an eco(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said ‘an unsuccessful bidder’ for Siteserv had complained to his department about the 2012 sale process for the business. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told Independent TD Catherine Murphy that “an unsuccessful bidder” for Siteserv complained to his departmen(...)

 Number 1, Harbourmaster Place, Dublin was originally bought for around €26 million.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another of the original tax-driven office buildings in Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre has been sold in an off-market deal. Business(...)

Kestrel House, Clanwilliam Place: to be redeveloped for a new seven-storey block with a glass façade and an internal floor area of 4,738sq m (51,000sq ft). Photograph: Eric Luke

Once one of Ireland’s top property investment and development companies, Mark Kavanagh’s Hardwicke Ltd is to re-enter the Dublin development market (...)

Former Department of Finance secretary general, John Moran, has been appointed chairman of the Hunt Museum in Limerick. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former Department of Finance secretary general, John Moran, has been appointed chairman of the Hunt Museum in Limerick. A native of Limerick, Mr Moran(...)

Grafton Street Dublin: JLL says the findings means that Dublin is one of the fastest-changing cities in the world. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

For the first time Dublin has ranked in the Top 20 Global City Momentum Index (CMI) compiled by real estate advisers JLL.The study tracks the speed of(...)

MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny – around €17 million for a  50 per cent stake in the core arcade as well as full ownership of a number of other shops and offices on site

Six provincial shopping centres, valued before the property crash at €400 to €450 million are to be offered for sale in one lot at over €115 million.(...)

Former secretary general of the Department of Finance John Moran said a balance sheet for the domestic banking sector effectively ‘didn’t exist’ in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There was effectively no balance sheet available to give an overview of the Irish domestic banking sector as late as 2010, the former secretary genera(...)