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In a year of monster deals, Facebook’s recently announced move to the 14-acre Bankcentre campus opposite the RDS in Ballsbridge has real wow factor: “(...)

PTSB chief executive Jeremy Masding has repeatedly said this year that the bank had run out of options as it came under regulatory pressure to lower its NPLs. Photograph:  Eric Luke

US investment powerhouse Pimco has been lined up to buy the rights to most of the income from a portfolio of €1.3 billion of problem home loans that P(...)

Finance Ireland chief executive Billy Kane at the company’s base on Pembroke Road, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Billy Kane knew time was up in August 2008 for his lending business that allowed seniors to release equity in their homes when a Wall Street bank that(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi told the Oireachtas the high interest rates were largely down to the fact the State has a “quasi-monopoly” banking market that is “not competitive”

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi did his homework before he became, on Thursday, the first sitting head of the organisation to appea(...)

Central Bank governor Philip Lane noted that there were no “structural barriers” to entry into the Irish banking market for foreign institutions. Photograph: MARISCAL/EPA

Unification of Europe’s banking system would create an opportunity for more foreign banks to enter the Irish market and allow for a reduction in inter(...)

The Court of Appeal ruling could see the repossession of some homes speeded up, which could also mean homes that could not be sold because a cloud was hanging over the title deeds can now be sold. File photograph: Getty Images

The Court of Appeal has given the green light to a raft of repossessions this week, is that right? No, but it did make a significant ruling in one pa(...)

“This is a serious judgment for many people,” said David Hall,  chief executive of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation. “The whole system favours the vultures.” Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Hundreds of homeowners face renewed threat of repossession following a landmark judgment by the Court of Appeal. The three-judge court ruled unanimou(...)

In September, Ms Justice Caroline Costello dismissed her case as frivolous and bound to fail.

The High Court has refused a woman’s application to introduce more evidence into a case over repossession by a fund of a house that she owned. Patric(...)

BoSI, best known for introducing ECB tracker mortgages to the Irish market in 2001. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Most of the €3.46 billion of former Bank of Scotland (Ireland) mortgages currently being refinanced in international bond markets are interest-only lo(...)

Brian Cowen. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brian Cowen Former taoiseach Brian Cowen retired from politics in February 2011, having served as leader since May 2008. The Co Offaly politician, (...)

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