Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown. Photograph: Frank Miller

It might have been the wet weather outside but yesterday’s proceedings at the Oireachtas finance committee were something of a damp squib compared wit(...)

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown said higher rents will make it harder to save for a deposit

Ulster Bank has told the Oireachtas finance committee that some 68 per cent of all of its mortgages to first-time buyers this year would have falle(...)

PTSB deals are considered for customers who have no realistic prospect of repaying their mortgage. Photograph: Alan Betson/The irish Times

Finance Correspondent Permanent TSB is working with 500 mortgage arrears customers on “assisted” sales of their properties with a view to writing off(...)

 Jeremy Masding, chief executive Permanent TSB. The company expects to return to profit by the end of 2016.

Permanent TSB expects to return to profit at the “back end of 2016”, its chief executive Jeremy Masding told the Oireachtas finance committee today.Re(...)

Minister Noonan said previous plan is now outdated Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

State-controlled Permanent TSB will submit an updated version of its restructuring plan to the European Commission “shortly”, the Minister for Finance(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has declined to rule out a role for the Revenue Commissioners in the collection of water charges.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has declined to rule out a role for the Revenue Commissioners in the collection of water charges.Mr Noonan did how(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams (r) speaks to the media after Dublin South West byelection candidate Cathal King (c) lost out on a Dáil seat to Paul Murphy of the Anti Austerity Alliance. Sinn Féin had adopted an arguably more nuanced approach to the contentious issue since that defeat. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fearful Coalition politicians have been watching and waiting for the austerity issue that would finally push resilient and long-suffering Irish people(...)

Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said he was “disappointed” at Carb’s decision. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board (Carb) has deferred any investigation into the conduct of KPMG as auditors of Irish Nationwide Building So(...)

Gerry Adams: getting a chilly response. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

What do Gerry Adams and the pope have in common? To their true believers, they are infallible. There was a strange atmosphere in the chamber yesterday(...)

Lorcan O’Connor:“We met many people who didn’t actually realise that they were, in fact, insolvent.”    Photograph: Eric Luke

Comments by the chief executive of the Insolvency Service of Ireland arising from its third-quarter statistics are more worrying than the abject failu(...)