The Central Bank  informed  various financial services sector groups that the industry funding levy would  rise by a hefty €20.6 million this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Oh to be an employee of the Central Bank of Ireland where the costs of running its gold-plated defined benefit pension scheme can simply be passed on (...)

The clerk of the finance committee wrote to Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan requesting investigation of ‘all banks that had tracker products to establish if customers were overcharged’. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Oireachtas finance committee has asked the Central Bank to investigate all Irish banks to determine if they have overcharged customers or incorrec(...)

 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(...)