Mr D’arcy said he doesn’t hold insurance companies in ‘high regard’ and had made ‘pretty strong statements’ about them. Photograph: iStock

Fifty cases of suspected insurance fraud have been reported to the gardaí in the past eight months, the Minister of State at the Department of Finance(...)

IFA president Joe Healy: “There is a loss of confidence in the banks among the farming community.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed that vulture funds are “killing off” farm businesses that have the potential to repay their debts and(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is credited with quelling the debt-crisis storm of 2012 and the potential break-up of the euro zone. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has accepted an invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure(...)

Oireachtas Committee on Finance Committee chair John McGuinness said he did not accept the Department of Public Expenditure’s position that “you just write policy and then you sit back”.

The State was not a party to contracts to build schools and an institute of education that have collapsed and now threaten more than 100 small subcont(...)

The bill proposes a new regime covering all home mortgages in arrears before January 1st, 2017. Photograph: iStock

A bill put forward by Fianna Fail, proposing a new organisation with wide powers to deal with mortgage arrears, has been heavily criticised by the Eur(...)

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission chairperson Isolde Goggin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The chairman of the Oireachtas Finance Committee has launched a blistering attack on the State’s competition authority and the financial services ombu(...)

The vast majority of politicians still do not understand, in depth or breadth, the data protection and privacy issues that lie at the heart of a functional, transparent democracy. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Concern over the now infamous Public Services Card has been a slow build. A very slow build. The card was being discussed in the Dáil in 2005 – Fine(...)

There is currently about 4.2 million square feet (390,000 square metres) of offices space currently under construction in Dublin.

Ulster Bank, which required a £15 billion (€17 billion) bailout from its UK parent during the financial crisis, has cautioned about the “downside risk(...)

Irish Road Haulage Association president Verona Murphy: says her members had experienced premium hikes of up to 100 per cent in the space of a year, leaving the average cost of covering a truck at €5,000, compared with €3,000 in the UK and €2,000 in Poland.  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

At least four insurance brokerages in Ireland were raided by European Commission officials on Tuesday concerning allegations of anti-competitive pract(...)

Nama chairman Frank Daly and chief executive Brendan McDonagh, who face questions from Public Accounts Committee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Politicians are set to quiz Nama chairman Frank Daly and chief executive Brendan McDonagh on a €455 million deal where some of those who owed the agen(...)

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