The Oireachtas banking inquiry will spend this month trawling through some of the contradictory evidence provided by witnesses questioned during its e(...)

Since the crash, banks have been hesitant to lend to builders even as borrowing costs for banks plunge. (Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times)

Alan Merriman used to chase Irish real-estate developers around Dublin, competing with other bankers to lend them money before the market’s crash dev(...)

Best Menswear co-owner David Jones. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

An interim examiner has been appointed to Best, the company operating thirteen Best Menswear stores across Ireland and two other fashion stores employ(...)

Finance official Kevin Cardiff. Mr Cardiff has submitted a report to the Oireachtas banking inquiry containing his assessment of the events surrounding the bank guarantee and bailout. Photograph: Courtpix

Kevin Cardiff’s submission to the Oireachtas banking inquiry brings a new perspective to the turmoil which brought Ireland’s banks and then the State (...)

If this debate on married women working is to be continued then it needs to be put into perspective and we need some facts and figures. And several em(...)

Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane, pictured with party leader Gerry Adams, said a Department of Social Protection form showed clear bias towards financial institutions. Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill

The withdrawal of social protection transactions would put post offices under threat, Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell said. She told the Seanad socia(...)

Google regains top spot from Volkswagen in this year’s rankings. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Google has been named as the most reputable and trustworthy organisation in Ireland by the latest RepTrak study of corporate reputations.The report, c(...)

Michael Hasenstab, the Franklin Templeton bond manager who wagered billions of dollars on Irish sovereign debt in 2011, is selling most of his investment in the nation’s bonds, which have returned 142 per cent from their lowest point.

The world’s biggest investors came hunting for bargains in Ireland after its economy collapsed. With fortunes made, some are cashing in their chips. (...)

   Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown photographed in 2014. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Both Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland have ruled out any imminent rate cuts for customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages and set the banks on a (...)

File image - A bank hired a private detective to pinpoint the whereabouts of a Dublin man who owed them almost €11,000 on his credit card, a court heard on Tuesday.  Photograph: Thinkstock.

A bank hired a private detective to pinpoint the whereabouts of a Dublin man who owed them almost €11,000 on his credit card, a court heard on Tuesday(...)