In spite of repeated attempts, Rob Wright declined to offer a view on whether it was acceptable for the European Central Bank to decline a request to attend the inquiry.

Day two of the banking inquiry. This time its was the turn of Canadian Rob Wright to face nearly four hours of questioning from the committee about a (...)

 Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg arriving at the opening of the Banking Inquiry  at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If the four hours of questioning of Finnish finance expert Peter Nyberg told us anything yesterday, it’s that the next three months of the so-called c(...)

Michael Noonan: reiterated his recent comments that the Government was in no rush to offload some or all of its 99.8 per cent shareholding in AIB

The Department of Finance has tendered for an adviser to assist it in dealing with its strategic options for AIB. It will choose from one of the thre(...)

Figures from the Department of Finance show almost 95,000 loans in arrears. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The level of owner-occupied and buy-to-let mortage arrears in Ireland continues to decline, according to latest data from the Department of Finance. T(...)

The Central Bank in Dublin. It wants to introduce its new rules on January 1st

Ulster Bank has told the Central Bank that borrowers should be required to have a deposit of just 10 per cent if looking for a mortgage of up to €5(...)

Patrick Honohan, governor of the Central Bank of Ireland: The average rate being charged by Irish banks is 4.51 per cent rather than the 3.47 per cent that has been stated previously in official figures. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The appearance last week of Central Bank of Ireland governor Patrick Honohan before the Oireachtas finance committee was both revealing and somewhat d(...)

AIB chief executive David Duffy has said it was his hope  the State would have its money back in 10 years. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

For some time now AIB has been running a standard information note with its results, trading updates and suchlike to the effect that its shares are ov(...)

David Duffy, chief executive of AIB: hopes that the State would have its money back in full within 10 years.

Buyer beware is always a good starting point for retail investors who are considering purchasing shares. Prices can go up as well as down, after all. (...)

  AIB chief executive officer David Duffy: made the comments to  an Oireachtas committee on finance yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

AIB could pay back its €21 billion in bailout funds within 10 years, its chief executive David Duffy told an Oireachtas committee on finance yester(...)

Industry players are looking for an easing of the criteria on loan to value ratios Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Loan to value (LTV) ratios are the talk of the town at the minute thanks to the Central Bank’s decision to publish new rules for lenders around home l(...)