The profit margin banks take between the lending rates they charge households and the deposit rates they pay to savers has grown to 3.5 per cent, up f(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King. He is due to retire at the end of the year

Teachers at the ASTI conference have called for a reversal of the pay cuts which were introduced in 2011 and an end to different pay scales for teache(...)

It’s the ultimate protection. No matter when you die, whether you are 40 or 95, the financial health of your family will be secure thanks to a life in(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: reached the end of his tether this week

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin once again finds himself fighting the enemy within. A year out from a general election, with his party competing aga(...)

The inquiry heard almost €8bn worth of commercial investment property was sold in Ireland between 2004 and 2008

An acute shortage of office space and affordable accommodation in Dublin is posing a threat to foreign direct investment in Ireland, the Committee of (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he will ask Patrick Honohan to “consider what influence the Central Bank can bring to bear to bring variable mortgage rates closer to the cost of funds”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will on Thursday meet the governor of the Central Bank to discuss the high mortgage interest rates banks charge h(...)

 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has downplayed suggestions of a move to reduce the term of bankruptcy from three years to one, saying that more data is needed on the current  term. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has downplayed suggestions of a move to reduce the term of bankruptcy from three years to one.Mr Noonan said more (...)

Simon Coveney at the helm of his yacht ‘Wavetrain’ during Tuesday’s racing at Cork Week. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said that there has been “no final decision” on offering a British sports consultancy an opportunity to run an(...)

Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil: “I have never agreed with washing the party’s dirty linen in public and I want it to stop now.” Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Martin has accused some of his TDs of having a pathetic and juvenile lack of discipline and said they owed it to the founders and(...)

Michael McGrath: said the banks were “gouging” Irish mortgage holders who paid more than 4% in interest compared to a 2.3% average in the rest of the euro zone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

More than 300,000 mortgage holders are being “exploited and ripped off under the watch of the Government and the Central Bank”, Fianna Fáil has claim(...)