Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Patrick Honohan: would not favour any move to compel Irish banks to lower their standard variable rates. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Permanent TSB’s warning to potential investors that political pressure to cut its mortgage interest rates could impact on its return to profitability (...)

Under the proposal announced on Wednesday, national tax authorities will be required to furnish a detailed description of the tax rulings, including the criteria used to determine advanced pricing arrangement. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

EU member states, including Ireland, will be obliged to share details of its tax deals with multinationals, under wide-ranging new legislation unve(...)

Brendan Smith: ‘When we go on a journey along the Border, we may at times be on our own networks of 3 or Vodafone but suddenly a British network can be used, leaving us with exorbitant charges for transacting business and making or receiving call.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A scathing attack has been launched on EU ministers for communication for a “blatant disregard for consumers” while instead “protecting the profits o(...)

Team winners Ronan O’Connor and Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil (left and centre) and Individual winner Eoin MacLachlan from UCD L&H. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The 55th Irish Times debate final has been won by speakers from Trinity College Dublin and UCD.The individual winner was Eoin MacLachlan of UCD L&(...)

Does the Irish variable rate mortgage market now offer good value to consumers when compared with other euro zone countries? Certainly not. And that i(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes was critical of the approach taken to a number of member states’ tax affairs by certain MEPs. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland is not a tax haven and should not allow itself to be “scapegoated” by larger European countries, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has said. Ireland h(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says many measures could be introduced to prevent a future property bubble “without dumping on first-time buyers”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

New mortgage rules demanding an increased deposit from buyers are a blunt instrument and discriminatory as well, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has said. (...)

The investment-fund package will need approval of EU nations and the European Parliament, although the EIB will be able to start some operations ahead of final approval

More than one thousand potential projects have been identified by the European Commission for inclusion in its €315 billion investment programme, the (...)

Liam Twomey: “It would be extremely bad manners for the ECB to refuse to attend the inquiry.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has a duty to ensure the institution appears at the Oireachtas banking inquiry, according to a seni(...)

Brian Hayes: there “seems to be a lack of understanding on the part of the ECB as to the specific nature of tracker mortgages and the number of them on the books of Irish banks”

MEP for Dublin Brian Hayes has disputed Central Bank figures for Irish mortgage rates and plans to raise the matter with the European Central Bank, w(...)

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