Patrick Honohan arriving at the  Oireachtas banking inquiry in January. He later wrote asking to ‘rephrase’ some of his comments. Photograph: Alan Betson

The banking inquiry is set to recall Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan to reappear before it because of his written request to amend evidence he g(...)

Mortgage moving: banks are now looking to win low-risk customers by offering switching deals

“It’s the best time EVER to take out a mortgage” the headline on the Daily Mail roared in early February, urging readers to either buy or remortgage, (...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan , said he was surprised at the lack of  consultation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan wrote to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan last May, complaining about a Government initiative to make mortgag(...)

“This phase of our hearings will have an increased reliance on compellability and evidence,” chairman Ciaran Lynch said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

  The Oireachtas Banking Inquiry is preparing to compel some witnesses to attend to give evidence about the economic crisis.  &nb(...)

Patrick Honohan: outlines two scenarios in his letter to the enquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Patrick Honohan, has written to the Oireachtas banking inquiry to “rephrase” some comments he made in re(...)

John Fitzgerald, research affiliate at the ESRI, said that the ESRI did not draw the connection between the growth of a property market bubble and the risks to the Irish financial system. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times) 2:06

The ESRI failed to forecast the financial collapse in 2008, economist John FitzGerald told the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry today.He said the ESRI did n(...)

Willbrook House, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, also  has a price tag of €220,000 and is a one-bed apartment extending to 37.52sq m (404sq ft) ²

What’s happening with mortgage lending? The Central Bank has imposed lending caps on all banks and under the new rules banks will be able to lend only(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan said new measures were not an attempt to micro-manage lending into property market

The Central Bank was lobbied by Government, banks and real estate agents not to impose an 80 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) cap on mortgage lending, (...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan said the decision to introduce lending rules were made in order to avoid a new bubble . Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan has said the decision to allow first-time buyers some relief from the new 80 per cent loan-to-value limit was ta(...)

“We are now trying to rebuild. We need to have robust lending patterns,” Mr Howlin said. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The final decision on whether or not home buyers should be required to save a deposit of 20 per cent towards their property purchase is up to the Cent(...)