At the end of June, t he total of impaired loans on AIB’s Irish mortgage book amounted to €5.2 billion. This was €153 million higher than at the end of last December. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An interesting paper on the repayment of mortgage arrears was published yesterday by the Central Bank of Ireland. It analysed the performance of 38(...)

The Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland, Lorcan O’Connor. File photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES.

Just 124 deals on debt were done under the auspices of the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) in the second quarter of 2014 according to figures p(...)

Constantin Gurdgiev: no longer “on the radar” of Irish journalists. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some celebrity economic commentators, such as the Russian-born, Dublin-based dismal scientist Constantin Gurdgiev and mortgages analyst Karl Deeter, r(...)

Members of the Oireachtas finance committee yesterday: (from left) Pearse Doherty, Stephen Donnelly, Liam Twomey, Ciarán Lynch and Michael McGrath. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government needs to overhaul the new insolvency regime and amend the mortgage-to-rent scheme to help resolve the mortgage arrears crisis in Irelan(...)

 Shareholder Mary Clarke from Wicklow speaking to David Duffy (left),  AIB chief executive and David Hodgkinson, chairman, AIB, at the agm yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was probably a sign of the changed mood in Ireland these days that the battalion of pensioners marching through Ballsbridge yesterday morning wa(...)

KBC Bank has denied it has reached an agreement with the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation which would see insolvent borrowers discharged of their debts within three months.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

KBC Bank has denied it has reached an agreement with the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation (IMHO) which would see insolvent borrowers discharged of(...)

A three-month bankruptcy is  suitable for customers of AIB and KBC Bank who have an unsustainable family home or buy-to-let mortgage and additional other unsecured debt.

AIB and KBC Bank have agreed a deal with the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) which will allow people to be debt free within three months, t(...)

We need a vision for banking that ensures the events that led up to the bailout don’t happen again.

While we slowly gear up for a banking inquiry early next year by members of the Oireachtas to investigate the events that led to the collapse of the f(...)

Cllr Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party. Photograph: Eric Luke

The political consensus has anointed Fingal Cllr Ruth Coppinger of the Socialist Party as the favourite to take the Dublin West seat vacated when form(...)

The Dublin West byelection follows the resignation of Independent  TD Patrick Nulty.

The Government has moved the writs for the two byelections in Dublin West and Longford-Westmeath to take place on May 23rd, the same date as the local(...)