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(...)

The Department of Finance is of the view that the unemployment rate will continue to fall in 2014, down to slightly under 13 per cent from a high of 14.7 per cent in 2012. Photograph:  Frank Miller

The Department of Finance has revised its projections for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth next year down from 2.4 per cent to 1.8 per cent, the Oi(...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD: “Nobody should ever have to make a choice between education and their livelihood”.

The chief executive of the Disability Federation of Ireland has warned that the period after the State emerges from its austerity drive could be a tim(...)

The Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform is to consider  pre-budget submissions from a range of charitable, interest and lobby groups at Goverment Buildings today.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Repeated tax increases on cigarettes and tobacco are forcing people to go without food in order to have money to satisfy their addiction rather than d(...)

Various groups will address the committee today. Photograph: Screengrab from Oireachtas broadcasting

The Oireachtas Committee on Finance has begun hearing pre-Budget submissions from groups today. From 10am, organisations such as Barnardos, Threshold (...)

Bankers under the spotlight

Earlier this year the Central Bank set both a target and a deadline for banks to offer some financially distressed customers a way out of their debt d(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher arrives at Leinster House to speak at the Oireachtas finance committee yesterday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of Bank of Ireland has defended its dealings with distressed mortgage holders, saying it cannot write off debts as it has to remai(...)