Cerberus, the US firm which purchased the Project Eagle loans from Nama for €1.6 billion, may be set to make several hundred million euro profit on the transaction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The US company that bought the controversial Project Eagle loans from State agency Nama for €1.6 billion could make several hundred million euro prof(...)

Jamie Bryson leaving Parliament Buildings in Belfast where he gave evidence to Stormont’s finance committee on the controversial sale of Nama’s NI assets to a US investor. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Project Eagle story dates back to June 2013, when DUP politician Sammy Wilson told the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan that US lawyers Brown R(...)

John Bruton: “We would lose the common EU framework for the whole island that has contributed so much to peace and is specifically acknowledged in the Belfast Agreement.”  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union could lead to the introduction of passport controls within the island of Ireland for the fi(...)

Mick Wallace claimed €45m in “fixer fees” were paid during the sale of the northern Irish property loans to New York company Cerberus in early 2014. Photograph: The Irish Times

Belfast developer Gareth Graham is to meet United States law enforcement agencies on Friday to discuss his claims about State agency Nama’s €1.6 billi(...)

Cerberus say it had contact with Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (above) and former minister of finance Simon Hamilton before the acquisition of Nama’s North portfolio. Photograph:   Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Cerberus, the New York investment firm that bought Nama’s portfolio in the North for £1.2 billion (€1.6bn), has said for the first time that it held(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (centre) at Stormont where he said there will be no further routine meetings of the power-sharing Executive until the political crisis is resolved. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

Talks aimed at securing the future of Stormont begin on Tuesday against a background of recrimination after the DUP said it would boycott meetings (...)

Peter Robinson said  the Executive would only meet in “exceptional circumstances” while the talks involving the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main parties are taking place. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown /PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson has said the DUP will boycott the Northern Executive pending the outcome of talks beginning on Tuesday designed to end t(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said he was “concerned” ahead of the latest round of Stormont discussions. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he expects the fresh round of Stormont talks called for next week to be concluded “within four (...)

First-half operating losses at UTV Ireland were £7.5 million, as against £500,000 a year earlier

UTV has announced a pre-tax profit of £1 million (€ 1.37m) for the first half of 2015, down £9 million on the same period a year earlier due to signif(...)

 Charles Haughey: ‘A highly pragmatic and astute politician with few scruples and a keen eye for the main chance,’ according to an NI official. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Northern Ireland officials viewed Charles J Haughey as “a highly pragmatic and astute politician” who had “few scruples” but had also laid the groundw(...)