Brian Hayes has banged the drum about “rip-off” mortgage rates being charged in Ireland at a time when the European Central Bank’s main rate is zero. Photograph:  Eric Luke

After a bruising time recently as director of elections with Fine Gael, Dublin MEP Brian Hayes has thrown himself back into his work in the European P(...)

Property search: figures from Myhome.ie indicate that the average national asking price is now €208,000. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Some 14 months on from the introduction of the oft-discussed and much-maligned mortgage lending rules, they certainly seem to be having an impact. (...)

“Speakers will be addressing topics like security, how to deploy technology successfully, the latest clinical equipment,” says Richard Corbridge of the HSE

More than 1,500 delegates will gather in Dublin’s Citywest Convention Centre on May 26th and 27th next to discuss some of the main health issues facin(...)

Mortgage lending is being hampered by the Central Bank’s new lending rules as well as excessive stress testing a mortgage broker says.

Ireland’s mortgage market is “dysfunctional” and is preventing demand for home purchases from being met, a mortgage expert said on Monday. Michael Do(...)

Dr Mary Shire: ‘We want to develop a critical mass of researchers.’

The newly established Health Research Institute (HRI) at the University of Limerick (UL) brings together a multi-disciplinary range of researchers wit(...)

The report supports earlier comments made by Patrick Honohan, the outgoing governor of the Central Bank. Speaking last February at the Trinity Economic Forum, Mr Honohan said first-time house buyers clearly represent a safer prospect for lenders. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

First-time buyers are 30 per cent less likely to default than those trading up or down, research from the Central Bank has found. In a technica(...)

Beef farmers at a protest outside the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Beef farmers remain “deeply frustrated” over cattle prices despite some agreements being reached with producers at talks earlier this week. The execu(...)

Livestock farmers Jimmy Gibbons from Trim and John Hayden from Kilcullen (Centre) at a protest about the price for beef paid to farmers.

A farmers’ lobby group has reacted angrily to an intervention by the newly-formed Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in the beef pr(...)

Photograph: Sonali Paul/Reuters

Farmers are planning to protest outside meat factories for two days in an escalation of the IFA’s dispute with meat processors over cattle prices.It i(...)

Michael Dowling is an Irishman running a large healthcare group in the New York area

If a certain beer company did health services, they would most probably do them without making people wait. But they don’t – and so we are stuck wi(...)