The value of mortgage approvals increased by 43.6 per cent year-on-year and by 2.6 per cent in a single month Image: Getty

The number of people being approved for mortgages has jumped sharply over the last 12 months according to new figures released by the umbrella group r(...)

 Patrick Neary, former chief executive of the  Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority, arriving at the Banking Inquiry on May 28th, 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:43

Former financial regulator Patrick Neary argued for a blanket bank guarantee on the night of September 29th, 2008, as it would provide more certainty (...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: “Clearly relations between the HSE and St Vincent’s are not in a good place. There does need to be more dialogue between the two and for necessary information to be made available to the HSE.” File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The dispute between between the Health Service Executive and the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, which runs two of Dublin’s main public hospitals, is d(...)

HSE chief Tony O Brien: Took the decision on foot of “specific allegations” received concerning the broader group which operates the publicly-funded St Vincent’s and St Michael’s hospitals in Dublin and the associated St Vincent’s Private Hospital. Photograph: The Irish Times

The HSE is to commission external forensic auditors to review financial arrangements within the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group. It said its director g(...)

The former head of banking supervision at the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority said it did not have the staff to do its job effectively. (...)

Mary Burke, head of banking supervision in the Central Bank from 2006-2008, appearing at the Banking Inquiry on May 27th, 2015. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

Mary Burke, who was head of banking supervision in the Central Bank from 2006-2008, admitted the level of banking regulation during the period was not(...)

 Cashel Place Hotel in Co Tipperary: architectural gem

One of Ireland architectural gems, the Cashel Palace Hotel in Co Tipperary, is to offered for sale at a guide price in excess of €2.25 million. John (...)

Derrynane Hotel  and its eight luxury holiday homes on the Ring of Kerry comes with 11.4 acres. Photograph: John Herriott

Joint agents CBRE and Tom Spillane & Co are quoting more than €1.5 million for the three-star Derrynane Hotel and eight luxury holiday homes on th(...)

13 Pembroke Row: three-storey modern office block with 843sq m (9,074sq ft) of space and 10 car-parking spaces

An office block with medium-term development potential adjoining LinkedIn’s planned new headquarters just off Baggot Street in Dublin 2 is fresh to th(...)

Ryanair’s results – with full-year profit  rising 66 per cent to €867 million – sent the stock soaring by as much as 8 per cent, with shares closing up 5 per cent at €11.40. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Markets were subdued yesterday, as Britain’s top share index hit a two-week closing low, and German and French indices finished the day in the red.(...)