Irish mortgage customers are paying about €250 more every month than their euro zone peers as a result of higher interest rates. Photograph: iStock

Figures released by the Central Bank of Ireland on Friday showed that mortgage interest rates in the Republic are amongst the highest in the euro zone(...)

Consumer advocate Brendan Burgess said the current system which protects distressed borrowers should be “more or less maintained to protect those who are paying what they can”. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish mortgage holders have to pay about €250 each month for the lifetime of their loans to pay for the costs of those who are not able, or refuse to (...)

Group chief executive of Permanent TSB Jeremy Masding: PTSB will hand over the day-to-day management of the loans to outsourcing firm Pepper Asset Servicing. Photograph: Colm Mahady

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding knew the odds were stacked against him from the time the former Barclays banker turned up in Dublin in Fe(...)

If you fixed a number of years ago, the savings available with a switch to one of the rates now on offer might be considerable

Mortgage rates are finally falling, bringing Irish homeowners closer (if not close enough) to the rates enjoyed by their European peers. Ulster Bank (...)

The Project Scariff sale is expected to be the last big portfolio sale undertaken by Ulster Bank, which has been restructuring its Irish assets for almost a decade.

Opposition politicians and consumer advocates have criticised Ulster Bank for agreeing to sell a €1.4 billion portfolio of distressed Irish home loans(...)

Ulster Bank announced a new two year fixed rate mortgage of 2.3 per cent on Friday.

I’m currently paying through the nose for my mortgage, and heard there was some news an interest rate cut? Yes. Ulster Bank has announced a new fixed(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting  British prime minister Theresa May on May 17th on the sidelines of an EU and Western Balkan heads-of-state summit in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photograph: AP Photo

We’re just over a month away now from a key European Council summit at which the UK must present a way to avoid a hard border between the Republic and(...)

The many uses of Sugru did not include making millions for its early investors.

The board of Independent News and Media (INM) was “horrified” that third parties may have had access to the company’s data or that journalists’ source(...)

 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(...)

In the first instalment of the season, Pat Kenny  tackles the housing crisis in stark and personal terms, by imagining the people watching him.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In an ideal world, a current affairs talk show would stand back, present urgent societal problems clearly and compassionately, move graciously beyond (...)

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