Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the changes he announced will hopefully have a ‘positive impact on the mortgage arrears problem in Ireland’, said  chief executive of  Irish Brokers Association Ciaran Phelan.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There has been a broadly positive response to the Government’s announcement of a major overhaul of the State’s insolvency system. However there is dis(...)

With Ireland’s first-time buyers now often a decade older than in years gone by, securing a mortgage at an older age can pose its own challenges.A 45-(...)

Since the full extent of the credit explosion of the early 2000s was laid bare, there have been repeated calls to control and restrict lending. But no(...)

Depending on how the Central Bank’s consultation process proceeds, first-time buyers may need a deposit of 20 per cent come January.

First-time buyers can beat the Central Bank clampdown on mortgages by getting approval now. While the Central Bank has indicated that it hopes (...)

Home dreams: ‘What has emerged is clearly a two-tier market with property located in the greater Dublin area far outperforming all other locations,’ according to one estate agent. Photograph: istockphoto

The madness of crowds can bring an economy to its knees with frightening ease and every decade or so for centuries, the twin forces of greed and folly(...)