Former financial regulator Patrick Neary has told the Oireachtas banking inquiry he had “bought into a system of regulation that didn’t work” . In hi(...)

Voters have rejected the opportunity to reduce the minimum age for candidates from 35 to 21 years of age. 2:14

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the presidential age referendum got “sidelined” because attention was focused on the same-sex marriage poll. The (...)

John Hurley: made clear to the inquiry he thought the government’s decision to separate out financial regulation more than a decade ago was a “mistake”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He’s no Floyd Mayweather but former Central Bank of Ireland governor John Hurley can bob and weave with the best of them. Several times yesterday memb(...)

The EBS  company headquarters in Dublin. The banking inquiry has heard that the company did not consult its auditors on its move into commercial and development property lending. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Educational Building Society (EBS) auditors were not consulted about the financial institution’s move into commercial and development property lendin(...)

A housing estate in  Dublin. Housing groups and the Opposition have criticised the Government’s proposals for reform of the mortgage-to-rent scheme. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Housing groups and the Opposition have criticised the Government’s proposals for reform of the mortgage-to-rent scheme announced today.The Government (...)

Deloitte Ireland carried out audits of Ulster Bank with “due care and diligence”, but responsibility for maintaining the stability of the banking sect(...)

 Minster of Finance Michael Noonan

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told the Dáil he was prepared to introduce legislation giving the Central Bank control of variable mortgage inter(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: expects the State to get back all of the funds put into AIB, Bank of Ireland and IL&P. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State’s holdings in AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB are currently valued at about €16.4 billion by the Department of Finance. This has eme(...)

Michael Noonan in the Dáil. File image.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said he is prepared to introduce legislation giving the Central Bank control of variable mortgage interest rat(...)

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance. Mary O’Rourke (above) said she believed Mr Lenihan’s version of events over that of the former European Central Bank President.

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance.Mary O’Rou(...)