The Central Bank of Ireland may force banks here to write down the value of problem mortgage loans. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/Irish Times

The Central Bank of Ireland plans to force banks here to writedown the value of problem mortgage loans in arrears of 90 days if they have not (...)

Mortgage arrears are making headlines again? Why? The Central Bank and the Government have come up with a new plan to deal with a crisis which (...)

After 18 months of “engagement” with the banks and some political persuasion, the Central Bank of Ireland yesterday issued the “targets” that i(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D., and Matthew Elderfield Head of Financial Regulation at the Central Bank photographed at Government Buildings at the Mortgage Arrears Plan announcement yesterday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

The main Opposition parties claimed the mortgage plan left too much power with the banks but the Government insisted that lenders which did not(...)

Financial Regulator and deputy Central Bank governor Matthew Elderfield has warned that respossessions will rise significantly as a result of t(...)

The chamber at Leinster House

The Central Bank will have independent oversight of arrangements made between banks and those with mortgage difficulties, Taoiseach Enda Kenny(...)

Michael Noonan will be the most senior minister in the country on St Patrick’s Day

A total of 20 Government representatives will travel abroad to represent Ireland on St Patrick’s Day. The Government Chief Whip will go (...)

Pay cut or not  a pay cut? BofI declined to say whether group chief executive Richie Boucher will take a cut.  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

About 31,100 staff at Bank of Ireland, AIB and Permanent TSB are facing cuts in their pay and pensions after Minister f(...)

Warren Buffet once said that, if he was given $1 billion and asked to beat Coca-Cola, he would hand back the money, because it simply couldn’t (...)

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will in effect be left in charge of the State when Taoiseach Enda Kenny and other Government Ministers travel a(...)