Going to college has always been expensive, and the advent of free fees hasn’t really changed this. Indeed the rising cost of accommodation, plus a he(...)

Credit unions are keen to provide more direct competition with banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Having run a consultation exercise on its proposals for new regulatory requirements for the credit union sector, the Central Bank has now published it(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Taoiseach Enda Kenny   and Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan at the Garda College in Templemore on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she was “open to reviewing” hate crime legislation after a number of attacks in the past week. Ms Fit(...)

Garda Kevin Martin wants the Data Protection Commissioner to conduct an oral hearing to fully investigate his complaint. Photograph: David Sleator

A Garda has claimed his credit union showed his confidential financial statements to his father and indicated his loans were in trouble. Garda Kevin M(...)

Loans to Credit Union members have decreased by almost 10 per cent to €4billion since September 2013

Credit unions face an uphill struggle to stay relevant with many failing to address regulatory challenges or find new sustainable revenue streams, acc(...)

Tentative signs of economic recovery in the Republic have crept into the pocket money corner of personal finance, according to new research. Al(...)

A picture taken in Tuam on the day its sugar beet factory was demolished in 1987 became a talking point. Not why it happened. Or how. But who was the woman on the bike.  The jury’s in...it’s Catherine McGough.  Photograph: Eddie Kelly.

Who would have thought that the most enduring element of a picture taken in Tuam on the day its sugar beet factory was demolished in 1987 would be an (...)

A Nissan Qashqai: new model had ‘problems’

A reader called Nicole saved for six years to buy a brand new Nissan Qashqai last April, and when the time came she spent €30,000 on a top-of-the-r(...)

Photograph: Thinkstock

So the tree is heading for recycling and what’s left of the turkey has been confined to the bin. Most people will have been paid two week ago and w(...)

An investigation into its affairs in 2010 by accountants appointed at the behest of the regulator found that between 2008 and 2010, Kilorglin Credit Union gave out 93 bullet loans worth €3 million.

Killorglin Credit Union (KCU) in Kerry has been subsumed into Tralee Credit Union (TCU) following a High Court application on Thursday by the Central (...)