Fintan Drury is due to give evidence at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday morning. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Oireachtas banking inquiry will on Thursday hear evidence from former non-executive director of Anglo Irish Bank, Fintan Drury. Mr Drury held his(...)

Under the SBCI initiative,  banks can offer loans at discounted rates for periods of between two and 10 years

More than 1,600 Small and medium-sized businesses have availed of loans from the State-backed Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) in its f(...)

Motorola is offering two new Moto X handsets – the Moto X Style and the Moto X Play, which will go on sale in Ireland in September. The company claims the third generation Moto G, available in August, is water resistant up to 1 metre for 30 minutes.

Motorola is set for a fresh assault on the mobile market with three new handsets as it focuses on bringing more affordable products to consumers. The(...)

The cuts have been uneven, varying hugely between Tullamore and Galway. Photograph: Getty Images

There is a saying that a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members. This reflects poorly on our governme(...)

A belated act of atonement

Banks are meant to inspire trust and confidence in their customers, their borrowers and their depositors. Some mortgage holders with Permanent TSB (PT(...)

Improved insulation and efficient heating systems have cut energy bills by about €250,000 annually

Three offshore islands are outstripping the mainland in their drive to become carbon neutral by 2020. A pilot project involving use of electric cars a(...)

Iarnród Éireann has introduced a cost-saving programme and has debts of about €150m

The contract to run rail services in Ireland should be put out to international tender, the European Commission has proposed, a move that could have s(...)

Migrants walk near the road where lorries pass after leaving their hiding spot at the Eurotunnel site in Calais. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Britain and France have pledged to increase resources to help deal with the escalating migrant crisis in Calais, as thousands of migrants try to ente(...)

 The  LÉ ‘Niamh’ with the  ‘Makayabella’ after she was seized by a boarding party who found 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million on board. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest drugs seizures has been viewed by up to 20 potential buyers ahead of being auctioned in Cork tomorro(...)

Punters at the Galway Races attempt to take shelter from the rain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The month of July is not yet over, yet it is already shaping up to be one of the most miserable in recent years. Some of the parts of the country hav(...)