Prof Honohan probably wouldn’t step down immediately Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan is to step down at the end of the year after six years in office, The Irish Times has confirmed.Prof Honohan (65(...)

Under the terms of Ireland’s bailout, officials will undertake two post-programme surveillance missions each year until 75 per cent of Ireland’s bailout loans are repaid. Photograph: Getty Images

Troika officials are due to meet officials from the Department of Finance and the Central Bank over the coming days as part of the third post-bailou(...)

A separate action against Michael Fingleton, involving a claim by State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation for up to €6 billion over losses suffered by the Society, is proceeding on a date yet to be fixed.

A legal action against four former directors of the Irish Nationwide Building Society over alleged “wholly unlawful” delegation of powers of the boar(...)

Patrick Honohan  said while consideration should be given to enacting laws to deal with  reckless bankers, he felt that such actions did not amount to criminal activity

Being part of the euro contributed some fuel to the fire but was not the reason for Ireland’s boom and subsequent bust, Central Bank Governor Patrick (...)

David Begg who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

David Begg, who has retired as general secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), has been a true champion for workers, Tánaiste Joan Bur(...)

Florence Crowley claimed under a policy for serious illness cover taken out with Zurich in 2002. Zurich said  in order to be paid for coronary catheter treatment, his surgery had to involve a procedure to correct at least 50 per cent diameter narrowing of two coronary arteries. Because he underwent surgery to correct narrowing of one artery only, he was not entitled to serious illness benefit, it said. File photograph: Getty Images

A High Court judge has issued a “heartfelt plea” to an insurance company to reconsider the plight of a man who was refused payment under his serious i(...)

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that Minister for Finance Michael Noonan endorsed a more gradual approach to lending restrictions rather than suddenly restricting banks from lending more than 80 per cent of a home’s purchase price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Controversial new rules restricting mortgage lending are likely to exacerbate the high cost of rent, internal Department of Finance records show. Earl(...)

 The latest European Commission surveillance report has warned that the effectiveness of the new mortgage controls introduced by the Central Bank could be adversely affected if  Government proceeds with a mortgage insurance scheme. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The European Commission has warned that the effectiveness of the new mortgage controls introduced by the Central Bank could be adversely affected if t(...)

Under new regulations from the Central Bank, banks must only lend 80 per cent of the value of the property value to owner-occupiers. File Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

What are the key changes? The main new rule is that banks must only lend 80 per cent of the value of the property value to owner-occupiers. So in gene(...)

Enda Kenny declined to say if the Government would now relax the wage cap. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Government-imposed banker pay caps are a “constraint,” as the chief executive of state-owned AIB prepares to leave for a (...)