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(...)

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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 (...)

Trading up: if you’re tired of the jalopy in the front yard, it may be time to take the plunge and buy a new car

Thinking of buying a new car in 2015? Well you are not alone. In fact, you are probably in the company of at least 100,000 other people, which makes (...)

A candidate in Friday’s Roscommon South-Leitrim by-election appeared before a District Court judge for non-payment of about €12,000 outstanding on a Credit Union debt. File photograph: Reuters

A candidate in Friday’s Roscommon South-Leitrim by-election, who is championing the plight of people in financial trouble, appeared before a District (...)

The Credit Union Restructuring Board was established in January last year in accordance with the Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012.

The chief executive of the Credit Union Restructuring Board (ReBo), the body tasked with reshaping the sector, has announced he is to step down after (...)

Whether borrowing  for home renovations, college fees or to buy a car, it pays to do your homework first in order to get the best deal

While saving enough money to finance whatever venture you might have in mind is always the safest – and cheapest – option, sometimes it’s simply not p(...)

Judge Rory MacCabe, who said it was clear from a probation report that Cory Byrne’s life was forged in chaos, put back sentencing in the case until January next. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A man armed with a blood-filled syringe dropped his passport on the ground and left it behind him following two bungled raids in Co Mayo, a court hear(...)