Andrew Langford: told staff he would be exploring “new challenges and opportunities”. Photograph: Eric Luke

For all of the financial benefits and public glory, life at the top of the corporate world can occasionally be as punishing as it is rewarding. Friday(...)

A judgment involving Irish Life and Permanent PLC put final nail in the coffin of the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears as a consumer protection measure

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Irish Life and Permanent PLC and Dunne and Irish Life and Permanent PLC and Dunphy puts the fi(...)

Despite the threat of sanctions, most of the country’s lenders have made only minor tweaks to standard variable rates

The introduction of legislation that would force Irish banks to reduce Standard Variable Rates (SVR) on residential mortgages could be highly damaging(...)

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(...)