New Dawn for Credit Unions : Business : Irish Times Imaging

The Irish credit union movement has avoided – to the surprise of many prophets of doom – the spectacular implosion that befell the banking sector duri(...)

Members of the credit union have been told to check their accounts. Image: iStock

A series of investigations have been launched into missing funds at the Rush Credit Union in North County Dublin. The Central Bank has said that it i(...)

The Irish League of Credit Unions announced earlier this year it was prepared to provide a fund of up to about €5 billion to assist in the development of social housing. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Government has committed to examine how multi-billion euro deposits held by the Irish League of Credit Unions could assist in the delivery of soci(...)

Trinity College Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill 18/8/05.

It is now over three months since the Expert Group on Future Funding of Higher Education signed off on its final report, a period which has seen a gen(...)

Ryanair’s attempts to reinvent itself as a customer-friendly business seems to be paying off with the latest survey showing it climbed from 99th place in 2013 to 63rd position this year

Bord Bia has been named as Ireland’s most reputable organisation, according to a new study that rates companies across a number of indicators includi(...)

About 21,000 new homes will be needed each year for the next three years to meet demand, according to a new report by the Housing Agency.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/

Housing looks set to be the key issue facing any incoming government. However, as consensus on the issues involved and how best they can be addressed(...)

Registrar Anne Marie McKiernan has not ruled out investment in social housing but warned the credit unions that they need to carry out more reorganisation. Photograph: Frank Miller

A major investment in social housing by the credit union movement has not been ruled out by the sector’s regulator, the Central Bank’s Registry of Cre(...)

According to figures from the Irish League of Credit Unions, some €500,000 has been loaned out to 1,017 members under the new microcredit scheme. (Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin)

Some 1,000 borrowers have availed of a new microcredit scheme piloted by the credit union movement, in an attempt to curb the growth of moneylending.(...)

While the Central Bank has said average deposits in credit unions are around €4,000, some larger credit unions have larger deposits

A new limit of €100,000 to the amount a person can hold in a credit union account is anti-competitive and unfair, the Irish League of Credit Unions ha(...)

JUNE: Clerys department store on O’Connell Street closes its doors for the last time. Photograph: Frank Miller

January A new year dawns with news that a long-time voice of the Irish consumer, Eddie Hobbs, is the new voice of Lucinda Creighton’s Renua.&nbs(...)

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