More than 9,000 new mortgages were drawn down by borrowers in the second quarter of 2021.

Some 9,625 new mortgages to the value of €2.23 billion were drawn down by borrowers in the second quarter, new figures show. This represents a 45.4 p(...)

Older borrowers with moderate repayment capacity could be offered a range of solutions, particularly those who are in positive equity, the Central Bank said. File photograph: iStock

A quarter of borrowers behind the State’s 29,400 long-term mortgage arrears cases are over 60, leaving them at risk of losing their homes unless lende(...)

UK cabinet minister Lord Frost (right ) chairs the first meeting of the partnership council followed by the eighth meeting of the withdrawal agreement joint committee with his EU counterpart Maros Sefcovic (left), Richard Szostak, principal adviser (second left) and paymaster general Penny Mordaunt on Wednesday in London. Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/WPA Pool/Getty Images

More than 40 per cent of Irish businesses have cited rising prices in the wake of Brexit as a major concern, while a fifth fear they will experience (...)

Planning permissions for homes fell by over 50 per cent in the first quarter in 2021 as restrictions on construction dampened activity.

Planning permissions for homes fell by over 50 per cent in the first quarter in 2021 as restrictions on construction dampened activity. While plannin(...)

While housing completions amounted to just 3,953 units in the first quarter of 2021, the BPFI says this is just 7 per cent lower than in 2019 when there were no restrictions. File photograph: Laura Hutton/

The pandemic has had a “significant, negative impact on housing output” and supply is now unlikely to meet demand until at least the end of 2024, the (...)

Here to stay: working from home. Photograph: Getty

Since the spring of last year people have been forced by Covid-19 to live through the greatest social experiment in modern times, with almost every as(...)

The growth in contactless payments has been largely driven by migration from cash payments at the point of sale. Photograph: iStock

Some 320 million card payments were made by consumers and businesses in the first quarter as use of ATMs continued to slow due to the Covid-19 crisis.(...)

Computer-generated view of Arkle, a premium development of four detached homes off Avondale Road in Killiney, Co Dublin, coming to the market this year

Monday may be the day thousands will flock to their local hairdresser or barber, or hit the road to visit friends or family, but it’s also the day put(...)

Latest data form the banking and payments federation show first-time buyers accounted for 52% of the drawdowns in the first quarter. File photograph: Photocall

Mortgage activity – approvals and drawdowns – remained strong in the first quarter for 2021 despite restrictions to contain the coronavirus. Figures (...)

Brian Hayes, chief executive of the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The departure of KBC Group from the Irish market, fresh on the heels of Ulster Bank, raises “fundamental questions” about the banking sector here and (...)

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