Adding up: Mary Clarke, a volunteer Clontarf at Credit Union, and other parents have introduced the idea of saving with the credit union to Conor Lynch and others in Belgrove Senior Boys School. photograph: brenda fitzsimons

It’s a curious time for credit unions. On the one hand, those in the movement would like to see the sector move into the gap left vacant by the depart(...)

Permanent TSB charged 1,372 customers the wrong rate from 2006 onwards. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Central Bank has decided to launch an in-depth investigation of mortgage tracker lending by Irish banks following the recent scandal with Permane(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: Provided data from 2008 up to 2014 for the dwelling house exemption from capital acquisitions tax

Some 3,698 people have availed of a little-known exemption on inheritance tax over the past seven years, according to figures from the Revenue Commis(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: puzzled more people are not switching Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will meet the banks early in the new year “if we are all around” after the general election to again discuss stan(...)

Michael McGrath: “There is no building and there is no supply, and the problem is only going to get worse”

The construction industry is telling TDs it is not viable to build houses, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath told the Dáil. The Government(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath suggested they give people hope and discuss solutions. Photograph: Alan Betson

The election campaign is effectively under way.It was fought out in the Dáil yesterday against the backdrop of The Irish Times opinion poll, which sho(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will be happy to conduct a live television debate with Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he will be happy to conduct a live television debate with Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin.  In so doing, Taoiseac(...)

Micheál Martin: Day-to-day delivery of water provision and sewage services should be returned to councils. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:07

Fianna Fáil has said it supports a position where Irish Water is abolished with day-to-day delivery of services being returned to local authorities. (...)

Mr Alan Ahearne is addressing the Banking inquiry in Dublin today. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The EU-IMF Troika veteod a proposal to impose haircuts on about €4 billion worth of senior unguaranteed bondholders in late 2010, a special adviser to(...)

The decision by the ECB not to co-operate with the banking inquiry has been criticised by the committee chairman. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Dáil’s banking inquiry will discuss an extension to its November 30th deadline to produce its report due to delays caused by the investigation of (...)