Patrick Honohan: His appointment was something of a watershed for the Central Bank, breaking the link of senior civil servants  being given this plum role at Dame Street. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Late next month Patrick Honohan will sign off as governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, after just more than six years in the role. His time as gov(...)

Support strategy: Carr’s role is to develop and implement a “comprehensive communications strategy” around the supports available to borrowers in arrears. Photograph: Thinkstock

Public relations group Carr Communications has been appointed by the Department of Finance to manage an information campaign to help people in mortg(...)

Poor Pearse Doherty, utterly defeated, meekly withdrew his proposal for an analysis of the impact of the Budget

The cockspiratorial system of government is largely about not knowing things. Believe it or not, one of the things the system chooses not to know is h(...)

The Central Bank levy represents a 29 per cent rise in the industry’s contribution to the Central Bank’s running costs, which will increase to €66 million from €51.1 million in 2014.

Banks, insurance companies and investment funds in Ireland will have to pay an extra €15 million this year to help cover the running costs of their re(...)

Arthur Cox was paid €33.1m, Blackrock Financial Management got €23.5m, Ernst & Young (former Anglo Irish Bank auditors) had €20.9m, KPMG (former Irish Nationwide auditors)  €13.2m, and Goldman Sachs  €9.4m

Ever since the banking crash in late 2008, various figures have circulated as to the cost to the State, or taxpayers, from the sector’s financial bail(...)

The funds were paid out by the National Treasury Management Agency, which operated the guarantee on behalf of the State. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The State paid out €934 million to bondholders of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation following its dramatic liquidation in February 2013, according to (...)

By the end of last year IBRC had been the biggest financial drain on the State with a net cost of €36.1bn. It was followed by AIB at €8.8bn andPTSB at €200m

The annual interest bill attaching to the State’s bailout of the banking sector could run to €1.7 billion a year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: levy issue was raised with him  by the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Financial regulation is an expensive business. Just ask the banks, insurance companies and investment funds that were told in August by the Central Ba(...)

Waiting for the green light: Bank of Ireland chief Richie Boucher.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

As a broker to Bank of Ireland, you would expect Davy to be well informed about the company. So when its analyst Diarmaid Sheridan put out a note yest(...)

The Stormont inquiry comes after independent TD Mick Wallace raised concerns during leaders’ questions last month.

The Stormont finance committee investigating the £1bn sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland loan book to US company Cerberus is seeking legal advice over wh(...)