The number of mortgages approved rose by 52.8 per cent year-on-year and 6.6 per cent month-on-month, the figures show.

Mortgage approvals have jumped 42 per cent as first time buyers seek to get on the property ladder ahead of the introduction of new lending restrictio(...)

Former director general of the Canadian department of finance Rob Wright told the banking inquiry he produced report on the Department of Finance which noted risks caused by government policy.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Had advice from the Department of Finance on controlling overheating in the economy “been embraced”, it could have “helped facilitate the chance of a (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the new NTMA board would continue to oversee attempts to reduce the national debt to below 100 per cent of GDP by 2018

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has completed the early repayment of €9 billion of IMF loans that is expected to result in a saving of (...)

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh told members of the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday that  there are 122 developers in Nama who are currently drawing a salary

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has once again rejected claims that it is too soft on developers who borrowed too much during the boom.Nam(...)

Rob Wright, a former Canadian secretary general of finance, addressing the banking inquiry this morning.

Click here for live blog coverage.A former Canadian government official who authored a report on the Department of Finance in 2010 told the banking in(...)

The Central Bank on October 9th issued a consultation paper on mortgage lending to ensure that recent history is not repeated, and that a property bu(...)

Brian Lenihan: The 2010 budget strategy memorandum was drawn up by the then minister for finance. Photograph Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Department of Finance told ministers in 2009 they would have to tell public servants cuts to their core pay and allowances would be “once -off mea(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has withdrawn controversial comments that documents relating to the bank guarantee had “disappeared behind radiators”. Photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has withdrawn controversial comments that documents relating to the bank guarantee had “disappeared behind radiators”.Mr Kenny ma(...)

The Department of Finance told the then cabinet in a memorandum marked “secret” that without remedial action the exchequer deficit could grow to more than 14 per cent of gross domestic product in 2010

The Department of Finance warned ministers in the run-up to the 2010 budget that the viability of the State could be undermined by a soaring exchequ(...)

GDP grew 0.1 per cent in July-September compared with the previous quarter, according to new CSO figures

Ireland’s economy grew by more than 3 per cent in the summer and early autumn compared with the same period in 2013, but annualised growth lost some o(...)