Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, arriving at the opening of the Banking Inquiry, at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

It is unlikely that anything “really exciting and new” will emerge from the inquiry into the banking crisis, banking expert Peter Nyberg has said.Add(...)

The Central Bank in Dublin. It wants to introduce its new rules on January 1st

Ulster Bank has told the Central Bank that borrowers should be required to have a deposit of just 10 per cent if looking for a mortgage of up to €5(...)


John Purcell (left) with Michael Fingletion and Michael Walsh at an Irish Nationwide Building Society
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The Central Bank has failed to stop a former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society pursuing various claims against it, including of neglige(...)

The ECB is always calling for structural reforms. Structural reforms are always politically difficult. They are only ever implemented by politicians brave and decent enough to think beyond the next election. So we hardly ever see them. Photograph: EPA

What beliefs, if any, inform European economic policy- makers? Is there a coherent framework that drives fiscal and monetary policy? Perhaps the answe(...)

Professor John McHale. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government needs to stick to an adjustment of €2 billion in the budget as any “backtracking on planned adjustments could suggest a worrying weaken(...)

Former minister for European affairs Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The shortcomings of the European Union do not warrant the “visceral criticism” heard about it so often, former minister for European affairs Lucinda C(...)

Former INBS director says the Central Bank and other State entities have joined together against him. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society (INBS) has alleged the Central Bank and other State entities have joined together in exposing h(...)

The Central Bank paid out €20.5 million last year for work related to the banking crisis. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank of Ireland paid out almost €53 million in fees between 2008 and 2013 to seven legal and accounting firms for work related to the b(...)

The Central Bank has imposed a fine of ¤650,000 on Bank of Montreal Ireland.

The Central Bank has imposed a fine of €650,000 on Bank of Montreal Ireland for breaking a number of regulations. Under a settlement agreement with th(...)

Overall, debt has fallen by 18.3 per cent since its peak at the end of 2008.

Household debt fell by €2.4 billion to €166 billion or €36,203 per capita, during the fourth quarter of last year, the largest decrease since the fina(...)