Tánaiste  Joan  Burton: said measures to penalise lenders, including hiking the levy were “a possibility”. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Plans under consideration by Government to financially penalise banks which do not lower the variable interest rates offered to mortgage customers ar(...)

Lucinda Creighton: the luminous Woman in White at the launch of the new party Renua. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 12:26

At least it’s a start. Ireland’s new political party is off the fence and walking the walk in a virtuous circle, holding a new conversation wit(...)

Councillor John Leahy, Lucinda Creighton TD and financial adviser  Eddie Hobbs at the Tara Towers Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Lucinda Creighton and mortgage broker Karl Deeter have presented a code of conduct prohibiting “cronyism” for members of a new party, to a sou(...)

The research  by financial analyst Karl Deeter, Frank Quinn of the Blackrock Further Education Institute and David Duffy of the Economic and Social Research Institute looked at streets across Dublin city

The most recent property crash was just one in a long line of Irish booms and busts recorded over the last 300 years and not even close to being the w(...)

Well, they’re finally here. After months of speculation, frantic lobbying by interested parties and concerned visits to their bank by putative homeown(...)

It could take a married couple of teachers almost five years to save a 20 per cent deposit to purchase ahome valued at €241,000 under the Central Bank’s proposed mortgage lending rules.

Mortgage insurance, stress tests, a freeze on current lending practices and a longer lead-in time are some of the suggestions being proposed as an alt(...)

Depending on how the Central Bank’s consultation process proceeds, first-time buyers may need a deposit of 20 per cent come January.

First-time buyers can beat the Central Bank clampdown on mortgages by getting approval now. While the Central Bank has indicated that it hopes (...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan found ‘serious and significant’ error in how the Ombudsman had interpreted a key clause in contract documents concerning Danske Bank’s entitlement to increase the variable interest rate payable on the mortgage accounts. Photograph: Reuters

A significant High Court ruling means the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) must reconsider a couple’s complaint that Danske Bank was not entitled to(...)

Bank of Ireland has just introduced a new 10-year mortgage – the only one of its kind currently available in the Irish market.Popular on the continent(...)

Dublin house prices rose by 3.1 per cent in June and were 24.4 per cent higher year-on-year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

News that house prices in Dublin jumped by just under 25 per cent in the 12 months to the end of June is enough to put the fear of God into any ration(...)