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Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show that Minister for Finance Michael Noonan endorsed a more gradual approach to lending restrictions rather than suddenly restricting banks from lending more than 80 per cent of a home’s purchase price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Controversial new rules restricting mortgage lending are likely to exacerbate the high cost of rent, internal Department of Finance records show. Earl(...)

Anti-water charges protest, Central Bank,   Dublin: “Maybe 10,000 people” turned out. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Anti-austerity campaigners will travel to Killarney next weekend to protest at the annual Labour Party conference. Campaign group Right2Water is org(...)

 Derek Byrne of Streamville Road, Donaghmede, at court last week. Photograph: Courtpix

The Irish Prison Service has rejected claims that anti-water protestors jailed for breaching a court order have been in “lockdown” in recent days.A p(...)

“Adidas, Boss, Gap, we have seen those names looking to open up stores here”

Property fund IPUT is seeking to raise up to €500 million from institutional backers to invest in retail and logistics over the next 12 months, acco(...)

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan , said he was surprised at the lack of  consultation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Central Bank governor Patrick Honohan wrote to Minister for Finance Michael Noonan last May, complaining about a Government initiative to make mortgag(...)

New rules will drive more buy-to-let investments: 74 apartments were bought in the  Lansdowne Gate development in  Drimnagh in 2014 for €19.9 million.  Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank’s new mortgage lending restrictions will “do nothing to soften house price growth”, a new report has stated. There will be mor(...)

Does the Irish variable rate mortgage market now offer good value to consumers when compared with other euro zone countries? Certainly not. And that i(...)

Then minister for health James Reilly had directed his officials to seek a meeting with the Department of Finance as part of a process aimed at determining how the surplus would be spent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A €55 million financial surplus generated by a health insurance scheme that was in place up to the end of 2012 to underpin the market has been absor(...)

Patrick Honohan: outlines two scenarios in his letter to the enquiry. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Patrick Honohan, has written to the Oireachtas banking inquiry to “rephrase” some comments he made in re(...)

The Government’s draft strategy for the IFSC has targeted 10,000 new jobs over five years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government’s plan to frame a new strategy for the IFSC out to 2020, drew more than 100 submissions from interested parties late last year. A draft(...)

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