Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan: Insurance companies must ‘stop settling claims without due diligence’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The actions of insurance firms operating in the Irish market have been described as “totally unacceptable” by the Minister for Justice who also accuse(...)

HSBC Ireland said the loan was Ireland’s first green loan principles-compliant facility. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Developer Seán Mulryan’s Ballymore and Singaporean property group Oxley have secured a €77.3 million so-called green loan from HSBC Ireland to help f(...)

Jeremy Masding, group chief executive at  Permanent TSB. Mr Masding said there was “a disconnect” between the “intrinsic value” of Permanent TSB’s shares and the market value

A merger between Permanent TSB and another financial institution is not appropriate at this stage, but the bank must make “further tough decisions” ov(...)

The liquidators conceded that a small group of Anglo Irish Bank junior bondholders will recover the €270 million they are owed. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Government forecasts that it will receive a further €100 million next year from the remains of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), as the co(...)

Christine Buckley and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at a ceremony in The Aislinn Centre in March 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

On May 11th, 1999, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern apologised on behalf of the Irish people to those who had spent their childhoods in residential insti(...)

The congregations have yet to pay in full compensation deals reached in 2002 and 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eighteen religious congregations who ran orphanages, reformatories and industrial schools investigated by the Ryan Commission have yet to fully honour(...)

Donogh O’Malley’s announcement of his intention to introduce free secondary education sparked the ire of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Not all doom-laden Department of Finance warnings over ambitious public spending plans necessarily come to pass. While the department tasked with kee(...)

Niamh Brown and Mary Conlon (and Nelly) at Ormston House cultural centre. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

On May 24th, alongside the local and European elections and a referendum changing the divorce law, the people of Limerick, Waterford and Cork will be (...)

Paschal Donohoe: tricky decisions ahead. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The current account of the balance of payments is a key indicator of the state of the economy, and a deterioration is an important signal of likely tr(...)

“The emergency is clear – we are destroying our children’s future, their natural ecosystem, their climate, their mental wellbeing and their quality of life.” Photograph: Getty Images

Wicklow County Council has become the first local authority in Ireland to declare “a biodiversity and climate-change emergency”, recognising the need (...)

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