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(...)

State Street’s headquarters on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin.

State Street, the US investment bank, had paid the National Treasury Management Agency compensation of €852,000 as a final settlement, after its cont(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan told Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath that “things are going quite well for AIB”. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government is not “rushing” into selling AIB but there is the possibility of a sale of some of the bank at the end of next year or in the cours(...)

Fáilte Ireland chairman Michael Cawley said aviation is critical to bringing holidaymakers to the Republic.

The State-backed Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is looking at a number of opportunities in the tourism sector, but one of its representativ(...)