VHI has been given an extra month by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to raise the capital necessary to complete its switch to being a regulated non-life insurer as per an EU ruling in 2011. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

State-owned health insurance group VHI has been given an extra month by the Government to raise the capital necessary to complete its switch to being(...)

Michael Noonan was also asked about staff shortages within the unit of the Central Bank that supervised the insurance sector. Photograph:  Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Just more than €1 billion of taxable income was sheltered from tax through the use of various property reliefs, Minister for Finance Michael Noona(...)

Customers queue outside a branch of Northern Rock in Kingston upon Thames, UK, during a bank run in 2007 sparked during a credit crisis at the time. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan took to the airwaves on November 18th, 2010, to inform the public that Ireland would enter discussion(...)

Depatment of Finance secretary general  Derek Moran: In both letters,  he makes clear his intention is to “fully co-operate” with the inquiry but he also raises concerns about the volume of material being sought by the committee. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, brought the Oireachtas banking inquiry to life last week with his 3¼-hour appearance in fron(...)

Patrick Honohan said then minister for finance, Brian Lenihan (above), had wanted to nationalise Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society “there and then” and was against covering subordinated debt but was “overruled on the night” by a more senior politician. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It was showtime at the Oireachtas banking inquiry on Thursday. After a couple of quiet performances before Christmas involving Peter Nyberg and Rob(...)

Fiona Muldoon: discussions with FDB began last summer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eight months after quitting her role as director of credit institutions and insurance supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland, Fiona Muldoon has m(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan:  has said there will be slippage in timetable for introducing mortgage rules. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Now that we know for sure where the Department of Finance stands on the Central Bank of Ireland’s proposed limits to mortgage lending, it will be v(...)

Patrick Honohan said the Central Bank of Ireland’s plan to introduce new rules around mortgage lending might miss the original January 1st timeframe. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ciarán Hancock, Finance Correspondent The Central Bank of Ireland’s plan to introduce new rules around mortgage lending might miss the original Januar(...)

  AIB chief executive officer David Duffy: made the comments to  an Oireachtas committee on finance yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

AIB could pay back its €21 billion in bailout funds within 10 years, its chief executive David Duffy told an Oireachtas committee on finance yester(...)

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(...)