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The Central Bank said in its  report that it had judged some of the banks’ initial redress and compensation plans to be “materially deficient”

What is the tracker scandal about? The Republic’s biggest bank overcharging scandal can be traced back to the start of the financial crisis. Banks m(...)

A total of €683 million in refunds and compensation have been paid out by mortgage lenders, representing 98 per cent of the affected borrowers

The Republic’s tracker mortgage scandal, stretching back more than a decade, has resulted in the loss of 315 homes and buy-to-let properties through r(...)

“Completing EMU will require some form of fiscal integration in the end.”

Policymaking is generally a messy business. Those in the thick of it know that it rarely starts from a clean slate but is bound by past decisions. Tho(...)

Christine Lagarde: being the unlikely candidate has consistently been the making of her. Photograph: Saul Loeb

“No, no, no, no, no, no,” Christine Lagarde said last year when asked if she was interested in running the European Central Bank (ECB). What she meant(...)

The only way fans can guarantee their ticket will be valid is to buy it from the official ticket resale platform, says the ICC. Photograph: PA

England fans have been told not to risk purchasing exorbitantly priced Cricket World Cup final tickets from unofficial resale sites as they are likely(...)

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

“It goes up and down like that,” says Brian Hayes, as he presses a button to move his hi-tech desk lower in the plush offices of the Banking & Pay(...)

The NTMA, which manages the Government debt, auctioned €600 million of 10-year bonds and €400 million of 15-year debt

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold 10-year bonds on Thursday at a record-low interest rate of 0.136 per cent, reflecting growing expe(...)

Christine Lagarde will be formally appointed in October. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Christine Lagarde is set to be confirmed in October as the next president of the European Central Bank (ECB), after the region’s finance ministers for(...)

Philip Lane, the ECB’s newly-installed chief economist, has excellent academic credentials – including a PhD from  Harvard – while Christine Lagarde lacks an economics qualification. Photograph: Tom Honan

Christine Lagarde’s surprise nomination last week as the European Central Bank’s (ECB) next president has sent financial market participants scramblin(...)

The Davy study suggests  house-price inflation has slowed as a result of the Central Bank’s mortgage-lending rules but that demand pressure in the market has transferred to the rental sector. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Institutional investors or so-called “cuckoo funds” are not the prime drivers of high rents in Ireland and may be key to unlocking further housing sup(...)

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