John Hurley appearing at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.  John Hurley at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday.

Liquidating one of the Irish banks was “not an option” on the night of the bank guarantee in September 29th 2008, the former Central Bank of Ireland g(...)

AIB’s rate cuts have put some  blue water between it and Bank of Ireland,  whose SVR is 4.5 per cent. These things are never black and white, of course – Bank of Ireland will pay the 1 per cent stamp duty for first-time buyers.

It was no coincidence that on the same day AIB was due to meet the Minister for Finance to discuss its standard variable mortgage rates, it was also l(...)

The Central Bank’s latest batch of interest rate data provides more evidence of the punitive variable rates being charged by Irish banks.The figures (...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Does Brian Cowen merit him being grilled for up to 20 hours when the executives who actually led the banks and almost bankrupted the State have only been required to spend about four hours each in the witness box?

The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry resumes today with Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher appearing in the morning followed after lunch by Corm(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan: ‘The Central Bank’s work focused on the integrity of IBRC governance processes and controls.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Central Bank inquiry into the sale of Siteserv to Denis O’Brien by IBRC followed “allegations” made about the transaction, according to governo(...)

Ciarán Lynch (left) and Pearse Doherty asking questions of Jean-Claude Trichet, former ECB president, in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet, has rejected a claim the bank blackmailed Ireland into entering the Troika (...)

The pace of new mortgage lending may have begun to slow as a result of the Central Bank’s new lending restrictions.Figures from the Banking and Paymen(...)

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland,  Patrick Honohan, who is to step down. The release of the Central Bank’s annual report on Friday was overshadowed by news of Prof Honohan’s decision.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Tánaiste has said she had “no sense” of any strained relationship between governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan and the Government.The rele(...)