Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald and Michael Noonan on their way into talks with Fianna Fáil on forming the next government, at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Potential future reductions in the Universal Social Charge will focus on low- and middle-income earners, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have agreed in thei(...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh: he said  that many of the developers are “not satisfied” with a profit of €20,000 per house and want to wait until prices rise to the point where it reaches €50,000 or more. Photograph: Frank Miller

Developers are stalling on building new houses so that they can boost potential profits, National Asset Management Agency (Nama) chief executive Bren(...)

The Chairman of Nama Frank Daly appeared before today’s meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform

Nama expects to report a profit of well in excess of €1 billion this year, its chairman Frank Daly has told an Oireacthas Committee. Nama reported a p(...)

Ciaran Lynch, Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee of Inquiry into the Banking Crisis

The architecture of Irish governance compares favourably with other jurisdictions. Successive Irish governments have introduced far-reaching reforms o(...)

   Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown photographed in 2014. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Both Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland have ruled out any imminent rate cuts for customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages and set the banks on a (...)

The proposals from the Department of Finance included a recommendation that appeals should only be made to the High Court, and that appeals to the Circuit Court would no longer be allowed. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Controversial proposals by the Department of Finance to make tax appeal hearings open to the public for the first time have met strong resistance from(...)

 Bob Jordan   of housing charity Threshold: time to help  “completely innocent victims of the housing crash”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of families living in private rented accommodation face losing their homes when their landlords can no longer pay th(...)

Fianna Fáil deputy Michael McGrath,told the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform that not all of the people concerned would lose their homes, but many of them will. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Legal proceedings have been initiated or threatened against more than 31,000 people who are in (...)

Frank Flannery: was paid  €60,000 per annum by an organisation called Philanthropy Ireland.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As this morning’s media reports show, it is now becoming clear why Frank Flannery moved so precipitately to sever his links with Fine Gael, or (...)

The Department of Finance has advised against the introduction of a scheme which would allow Irish tax exiles to spend more time in Ireland for a substantial lump sum payment

The Department of Finance has advised against the introduction of a scheme which would allow Irish tax exiles to spend more time in Ireland for a subs(...)