Take-up of high-tech car safety systems is far lower among Irish buyers than it is across Europe

European car buyers are becoming ever more safety-conscious and are prepared to put down hard cash to underline that fact. According to a new custo(...)

Rebuilding the party

The Green Party faces significant challenges in terms of funding, organisation and a restoration of public confidence. Having entered government with (...)

Eamon Ryan, Green Party leader, was critical of Taoiseach Enda Kenny for the position he has taken on Greece. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

A Green Party plan to create 10 new regional banks around the country is being examined for feasibility by the Department of Finance. The plan to crea(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: said ‘an unsuccessful bidder’ for Siteserv had complained to his department about the 2012 sale process for the business. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told Independent TD Catherine Murphy that “an unsuccessful bidder” for Siteserv complained to his departmen(...)

‘The prudent management of the economy over the past four years has itself created some room for manoeuvre and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has already indicated that another round of modest reductions in income tax and universal social charge (USC) is on the agenda for 2016.’ Above,  Michael Noonan with   EU Commissioner in charge of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs Union, Pierre Moscovici.  Photograph:  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

There is something ominous about the campaign being waged by senior Government Ministers to persuade the European Commission to relax its fiscal rules(...)

Lancia-based Chrysler Ypsilon has utterly failed to attract Irish customers.

It has been among the longest set of death throes ever, but Fiat has finally decided to pull the plug on European sales of the Chrysler brand. The cla(...)

The corporate element of Arthur Cox’s work for child and family agency Tusla is worth €800,000 a year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The legal firm Arthur Cox has received more than €16 million from Government departments and State bodies since 2011, according to newly released figu(...)

The Department of Finance said the total arrears within the subprime lending sector is €4.6 billion

Subprime mortgages now account for almost one in every five mortgages in arrears, according to Department of Finance figures. The figures obtained by (...)

SiteServ chief executive Sean Corkery: “It was a good deal and the taxpayer came out the right side of it in my view”

The sale of Siteserv to a company owned by businessman Denis O’Brien in 2012 was a deal that was good for the taxpayer, the utility group’s chief exec(...)

None too delighted: Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Shortly before noon on Wednesday, the Department of Finance issued a routine press release from international banking minister Simon Harris. Nothing r(...)