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Irish households now hold record amounts on deposit, at almost €100 billion, despite the dire returns on offer.

Not so long ago I got a call from a reader querying the lack of options for saving, and the low level of interest rates available. He had well more(...)

Delighted Monaghan fans at Pearse Park, Salthill celebrate the  victory over Galway which earned the county a semi-final place against Tyrone. Photograph:  Laszlo/Geczo

I don’t know what Paris in 1968 felt like, or Berlin after the wall came down. But last Saturday night in Salthill must have been the Monaghan GAA equ(...)

Banker and lawyer Basil Geoghegan is set to become chairman of State airports’ company, DAA. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross on(...)

Martin McGuinness shortly after he was appointed minister for education in 1999. His comment about having been “on the run” “was not the kind of comment to instil confidence in the future”. Photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

On a recent visit to New York, I fulfilled a long-held ambition to walk over the famous Brooklyn Bridge. The construction of this bridge was not witho(...)

 Pauline Sugrue in her kitchen-cookery classrom: “We were keen not to interfere with the house too much – what’s the point in having a modernised old house?” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Imagine learning to cook in an Edwardian bank building where the kitchen is the original banking hall and the old safe cleverly doubles as the cool sp(...)

John McNamee, dressed as customs workers, joined other members of Border Communities Against Brexit earlier this year to protest against Brexit by setting up an old customs post at Carrickcarnon between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

After Dundalk, the tension in our tightly packed car rose perceptibly. “Now no jokes or stories about smugglers, please.” Mother had us under orders o(...)

St Andrew’s on Suffolk Street ceased to be used as a church in 1993 and was rented up to about a year ago by Fáilte Ireland’s tourism body

A former Dublin church close to the bottom of Grafton Street is expected to be given a new role when it is let shortly through estate agents Cushman &(...)

The Bank of England officially launched its first polymer note – a £5 featuring Sir Winston Churchill – on Tuesday.

When is a sterling fiver not worth the paper it is printed on? The answer is, when it is not printed on paper in the first place but on polymer – th(...)

Former Danske Bank headquarters in Tallaght, Co Dublin: “We believe past mistakes such as the expansion into Ireland are unlikely to be repeated,” Fitch said in a note. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fitch, one of the world’s largest credit ratings firms, said Danske Bank has learnt its lesson from its disastrous foray into the Irish market more th(...)

Fitch affirmed Danske Bank’s A rating and stable outlook. Photograph: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg

Fitch, one of the world’s largest credit-ratings firms, said Danske Bank has learned its lesson from its disastrous foray into the Irish market more (...)

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