Riverside apartments: Insurers have been badly burned by flood claims in recent years  and  are adopting a hardline attitude to flooding risk

I have just bought my first home but I cannot seem to get insurance on it. I don’t understand the problem? It is an apartment in a building that is cl(...)

Malta: Setanta, a low-cost insurer, was registered here but traded only in Ireland. Photograph: Getty

The collapse of Setanta Insurance may leave outstanding claims but these are unlikely to trigger another insurance levy, like the one that aros(...)

Despite the resurgence in the property market, mortgage approvals fell last month, according to data from the Irish Banking Federation (IBF). (...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi at the Spring Meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington last month. The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association has called on the Government to take the “strongest action possible” to force banks to pass yesterday’s ECB interest rate  reduction.    Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

About 400,000 homeowners on tracker mortgages will benefit from the 0.25 per cent interest rate cut announced by the European Central Bank yest(...)