Credit unions said on Friday that the new regulations place “unwarranted restrictions” on credit unions, and send out a message that may cause “reputational damage” to the movement. (Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times)

Credit unions across the country have criticised the publication of new regulations by the Central Bank on Friday morning, arguing that they will res(...)

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Of all the changes wrought by the financial crisis and the subsequent advent of austerity, the introduction of a broad range of banking charges may(...)

‘Politicians need to stop reminding us how important education is and start investing in it,’ says June Tinsley of Barnardos. Photograph: Thinkstock

Every year for the guts of a decade, a back-to-school piece has appeared on the Pricewatch page, and every year we have highlighted how our “free” (...)

All told, 81 per cent of parents of schoolgoing children said sending their children back to school in September would be a significant financial burden, with 32 per cent saying they would be likely to get into debt to cover the cost. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The average cost of sending a child to a non-fee paying primary school in the coming school year will top €800, while the cost of a “free” education i(...)

When law student Sinead Davies was anointed a scholar at Trinity College in April on the basis of her second term exam results, her first reaction (...)

Google regains top spot from Volkswagen in this year’s rankings. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Google has been named as the most reputable and trustworthy organisation in Ireland by the latest RepTrak study of corporate reputations.The report, c(...)

More than 25,000 children took part in the regional rounds over the past three months and they were whittled down to 400 children in 100 teams for the final. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The RDS was hosting chartered accountancy exams in one corner on Sunday but the tension was far greater next door in the main hall where the Irish Lea(...)

President of the Irish League of Credit Unions Martin Sisk: “There were a very small number of credit unions who ran into some difficulties, which were resolved.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Difficulties faced by credit unions are grossly exaggerated and confused with toxicity in the banking sector, the president of the Irish League of Cre(...)

The prospect of some of Ireland’s credit unions soon offering mortgage loans to their members will evoke a mixed response. The Irish League of Credit (...)

Under draft regulations, credit unions must hold the first legal charge secured on the property for any house loans made following commencement of the new rules

Word that the Irish League of Credit Unions is at an “early stage” in considering the feasibility of its members offering mortgages has provoked much (...)