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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, (...)

Spanish lender Bankinter said this week it was acquiring Irish consumer finance lender Avantcard through its purchase of certain assets of Madrid-based EVO Banco from private equity firm Apollo.

Twenty-four hours before then taoiseach Brian Cowen gathered with officials in Government Buildings on September 29th, 2008, to hammer out the fateful(...)

 Anglo-Irish bank Headquarters on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Seamus Murphy was something of a maverick in Dublin’s small stockbroking community in late 2006 when he suddenly turned negative on Irish banks. That(...)

Topped the table of debt charges taken by Irish banks that have survived the financial crisis.

AIB lost €34.3 billion on soured loans in the past decade, topping the table of debt charges taken by Irish banks that have survived the financial cri(...)

 Former governor of the Central Bank Patrick Honohan: wants the State to set aside windfalls from stronger-than-expected corporate tax receipts. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s main 11 banks and building societies racked up a total of €140 billion in loan losses in the decade since western Europe’s worst property (...)

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