Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe  has  allowed credit unions charge more for their loans but does it need to need to be so expensive? Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

When can charging higher rates save borrowers money? Well, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will be hoping that his decision to allow credit union(...)

Institute of Certified Public Accountants Ireland president Deirdre Kiely and outgoing CPA president Nano Brennan. Ms Kiely warned a lack of State support was hampering efforts to grow the social  enterprise sector. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

Irish social entrepreneurs are losing out on EU funding because of a lack of coherent Government policy, the new president of the Institute of Certifi(...)

Sheep being uinloaded at the 2016 Virginia Show. Clan Credo helped finance the building of the Virginia Show Centre. Photo: Virginia Show

Twenty years ago a radical new concept began to percolate through Ireland’s community and voluntary sector, one that has challenged conventional think(...)