AIB is cutting its standard variable rate by 0.25 per cent and introducing new fixed rates. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rival mortgage providers are under pressure to follow AIB’s surprise move yesterday to cut variable and fixed mortgage rates – its first such reductio(...)

Acting Commissioner Noirín O Sullivan: “fully committed to improving the effectiveness and transparency of the penalty points system”.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda penalty points regime has systemic weaknesses which result in up to 20 per cent of fines not being collected, a report published by the Publ(...)

 Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath said “meddling” had damaged banking inquiry’s credibility. Photograph: Alan Betson

The significance of a Government decision not to apply the party whip to politicians on the banking inquiry committee will become clear only when the(...)

Deirdre Clune with then president Mary McAleese. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision.

After numerous fights between the three Fine Gael candidates in the Ireland South European constituency, Deirdre Clune broke the party campaign rules(...)

Two Department of Social Protection   staff members who had been working in community welfare services are alleged to have given payments to individuals who had no entitlement to them over a six-year period. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two Department of Social Protection employees have been suspended amid claims they misappropriated €1.2 million in taxpayers’ money.Niamh O’Donoghue, (...)

 Angela Kerins, chief executive of Rehab:   she is to  attend a public hearing  of the Public Accounts Committee next week.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Rehab is facing demands from the Dáil Public Accounts Committee to disclose previous bonus payments to its chief executive Angela Kerins and an(...)

Rehab chief executive Angela Kerins and group chairman Brian Kerr at the Rehab Group board meeting in Sandymount, south Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

An attempt by Rehab to defuse the controversy over its top-level pay polices is facing an immediate challenge from the Public Accounts Committee am(...)

Dublin Docklands Development Authority Building on Sir John Rogersons Quay. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Acting CEO of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA), Eileen Quinlivan is appearing before the Public Accounts  this morning to(...)

Ciarán Lynch (Labour): the chairman of the 
Oireachtas
Oireachtas finance committee, is the clear favourite to chair the banking inquiry

As many as 50 support staff will be engaged for the upcoming Oireachtas banking inquiry, it has emerged. The budget for the investigation will roug(...)

Independent TD Shane Ross said he was “delighted that the PAC finally saw sense and decided to allow the whistleblower in”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Labour members of the Public Accounts Committee have sharply criticised each other over the decision to allow a Garda whistleblower g(...)