Labour’s  Willie Penrose has championed  the plan which has been backed by the parliamentary party.

The Cabinet has given approval to Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to refer a proposal to cut the bankruptcy term from three years to one to an(...)

Government sources say  a high proportion of cases where  people in mortgage arrears end up in court happen because borrowers are afraid to respond to their banks. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A UK-based debt management charity will act as an intermediary between banks and people in mortgage distress under the Coalition’s mortgage arrears pa(...)

Someone with a €300,000 mortgage on an SVR  pays almost €650 a month more than someone with the same size tracker mortgage in the same bank

When the chief executives of three of the biggest financial institutions in the State were called before the Oireachtas finance committee this week to(...)

David Duffy, AIB chief executive officer,  speaking to Conor Lenihan before addressing the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform at the Dail. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chief executive of AIB David Duffy and other senior executives at the bank were grilled for more than two hours by the Oireachtas Finance Committe(...)

Head of AIB Daid Duffy told an Oireachtas Finance Committee hearing that if market conditions and the bank’s costs of funding continue to improve it will be in a position to cut its SVR rates.

Almost 150,000 AIB customers with Standard Variable Rate mortgages are in line for an interest rate cut within weeks, the bank’ chief executive, David(...)

The proposals from the Department of Finance included a recommendation that appeals should only be made to the High Court, and that appeals to the Circuit Court would no longer be allowed. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Controversial proposals by the Department of Finance to make tax appeal hearings open to the public for the first time have met strong resistance from(...)

The current €3 minimum price, for two lines, makes the Irish franchise one of the most expensive in Europe. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

One of the main retailer groups has come out in favour of increasing lotto prices amid speculation the new private operator is planning changes to (...)

Retailers claims they have suffered a fall-off in lotto sales since the transition to a new technology. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

National Lottery players are almost certain to face higher prices and a bigger panel of numbers in the coming months as the new private operator seeks(...)

The Agent Council said while there had been teething problems with the lottery’s new technology platform, the issues were being exaggerated.

As National Lottery officials gear up for a showdown with the Oireachtas finance committee this week, a dispute has emerged between retailers’(...)

The Dublin branch of Edelman had been handling the lottery’s PR until recently, but questions to the press office yesterday were redirected to rival PR firm Hume Brophy, suggesting that Edelman may have been sidelined in the wake of recent controversies.   Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The National Lottery’s paymaster in Canada appears to have lost patience with its public relations team in Dublin following the continual bad press of(...)