Revenues at the National Convention Centre for all of 2014 were €19.26 million, below the €19.6 million that the business generated over 10 months in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Revenues at the National Convention Centre are up almost 30 per cent this year, according to its chief executive, Nick Waight. Accounts just released(...)

By the end of last year IBRC had been the biggest financial drain on the State with a net cost of €36.1bn. It was followed by AIB at €8.8bn andPTSB at €200m

The annual interest bill attaching to the State’s bailout of the banking sector could run to €1.7 billion a year, the Comptroller and Auditor General (...)

The Central Bank, the National Treasury Management Agency, the Department of Finance and the National Pension Reserve Fund  requested the assistance of expert financial advisers between  2008 and  2014.

The State spent €152 million on consultants to advise them on the banking sector following the collapse of the sector in 2008, a report by the Comptro(...)

In a dramatic turn on Wednesday,   the Banking Inquiry  adjourned to take legal advice after Charlie  McCreevy sidestepped Pearse  Doherty’s question on five occasions about whether Ireland had experienced a property bubble. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Former finance minister Charlie McCreevy was threatened with criminal sanction by the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry on Wednesday after failing to answer (...)

Singer Justine Nantale from Uganda with students Jane Egan and Lea Cutaya, guest speaker Sakhile Heron from South Africa, and student Caroline Okonkwo at  the Afri Conference. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Migrants risking, and losing, their lives on the Mediterranean were remembered on an Atlantic shoreline as Galway secondary school students participa(...)

‘It seems to be easier to cut public sector pay than to take on pensioners.’ Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Benjamin Franklin famously said the only two things about which we can be certain are death and taxes. If he were alive today he might be tempted to a(...)

Eugene O’Callaghan, fund director, of  the Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) expects it to commit between €500 million and €1 billion to projects in the Republic this year.

The State-backed Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) expects to commit between €500 million and €1 billion to projects in the Republic this year.Th(...)

Nick Ashmore, CEO of Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This time it will be different. If ever there was a phrase synonymous with financial folly and pre-crash delusion, this is it. It was resurrected l(...)

A senior Fine Gael figure has said it is time for Irish political parties to think about reviving Charlie McCreevy’s National Pension Reserve Fund.Du(...)

Prof Philip Lane of Trinity College Dublin arrving at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry at Leinster House in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Budget surpluses recorded during the boom years should have been put away for a rainy day rather than used to fund tax cuts and ramped-up spending, th(...)