Durkan (54), who is in his third Westminster election campaign, having also served as deputy first minister, blames the DUP and Sinn Féin for the latest logjam. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/GettyImages

While canvassing on the streets of Derry, Mark Durkan says he detects an “anti-politics vibe” on the doorsteps. It’s a reaction he has been experienci(...)

Luxor Investments  are challenging Goldman Sachs and an associate, Beltany Properties’ rights to appoint a receiver over a number of assets, including the Radisson Blu Hotel on Golden Lane in Dublin.

The Commercial Court has reserved judgment in the case between merchant bank Goldman Sachs and companies linked to developer Padraic Rhatigan over the(...)

Anti-fracking protesters at a demonstration in Co Fermanagh last year. Photograph: Boyes/Press Eye.

The lead company employed to carry out a study on fracking in Ireland is a pro-fracking organisation involved in the controversial gas extraction meth(...)

Declan Fitzpatrick has announced his early retirement from rugby following a string of head injuries. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland international and Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick has announced his early retirement from rugby due to head injuries.The 31-year-old made seven(...)

From left, Glasgow Warriors’ Tommy Seymour, Munster’s Donncha O’Callaghan, Leinster’s Kevin McLaughlin, holding the Pro12 trophy, Ospreys’ Tyler Ardron and Ulster’s Rory Best  at the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The gathering at the Kingspan Stadium was about promoting the Guinness Pro12’s run-in and the Belfast final, but there was no avoiding the European Ch(...)

 Donegal’s Hugh McFadden tries to block down Cork’s John O’Rourke. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Football league semi-finals: where else in the world of competitive sport is the post-semi-final reaction to a national title so insouciant?“It’s not (...)

After years of being beaten by John Hume, Gregory Campbell knows it pays to stick with it. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some nationalists have a very hard view of Gregory Campbell, outgoing MP for East Derry, or East Londonderry as he always will say, considering him to(...)

Banks are losing more than €100,000 every time they reject a personal insolvency application but many continue to “defy commercial logic” by forcing distressed borrowers down the bankruptcy road, it has been claimed.

Banks are losing more than €100,000 every time they reject a personal insolvency application but many continue to “defy commercial logic” by forcing d(...)

Attending the launch of Ulster Bank’s new broker product are (l-r): Karl Deeter, MDC Mortgages Brokers; Jim Ryan, head of branch banking at Ulster Bank; Sean L’Estrange, head of lending and deposits at Ulster Bank; Des Healy, head of intermediary mortgage sales at Ulster Bank, and Trevor Grant, chairman of the Association of Expert Mortgage Advisors. (Photograph: Peter Houlihan, Fennell Photography)

Ulster Bank is looking to beef up competition in the residential mortgage market with its decision to return to the broker channel.On Tuesday the bank(...)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor gambled on resting 12 of the starting line-up against Bath for the trip to the Dragons. Photograph: Ian Cook

Many Leinster fans would yesterday have awoken to the radio advertising campaign promoting the province’s season ticket sales. Coming hard on the heel(...)