The strength of constitutional property rights has frequently been cited as a reason why the  Bill cannot be progressed.

Constitutional barriers to a Sinn Féin Bill which would give mortgage owners a veto on the sale of their loan to a so-called vulture fund may not be a(...)

Deputy commissioner  John Twomey said  the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau had about 50 live insurance investigations since last October, out of a total caseload of approximately 1,500.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Three per cent of garda fraud investigations relate to bogus or exaggerated insurance claims, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. Deputy commissioner(...)

Of the 265 tax settlements agreed last year with defaulters, 30 per cent remain unpaid. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Over €39.82 million remains unpaid to the Revenue Commissioners in taxes, penalties and interest from tax defaulters who were named last year and in 2(...)

Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Public Expenditure, finally appeared before the Public Accounts Committee and the Finance Committee on Thursday.

A tug of war between Oireachtas committees around who should grill one of the most senior civil servants in the country has been playing out behind th(...)

Good Morning, With just 64 days to go until Brexit, we are starting to get down to brass tacks in relation to what life will look like when the UK le(...)

It’s time Fianna Fáil ‘stood up and spoke out’ on the mortgage arrears issue, says party TD John McGuinness. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil TD and chair of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, John McGuinness, has written to his party’s public representatives accusing the leadersh(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Finance Michael D’Arcy  chairs the Cost of Insurance Working Group. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

A national database tracking insurance claims is unlikely to be established until next year, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. The database is desig(...)

 Brendan Burgess. File photograph.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some 10,000 borrowers in long-term mortgage arrears should have their homes repossessed, consumer advocate Brendan Burgess has claimed. He told the O(...)

David Hall: predicts that up to 17,000 mortgage holders in long-term arrears could see their homes repossessed.

Vulture funds are a “cancer” in Irish society that will trigger thousands of home repossessions, debt campaigner David Hall has warned. “They have on(...)

Philip Lane, governor, Central Bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish economic forecasts typically come with caveats, warning of possible downside risks to the projection. They usually come in this order: Brexit; a(...)

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