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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar arriving at the launch of the National Broadband Plan with Ministers in tow.

It seemed as though just about everybody was shouting stop at the Government this week, but it vowed to press ahead nonetheless with the National Broa(...)

The Central Bank noted that it has fined firms in recent years, including Merrion Stockbrokers, Appian Asset Management and E-Services & Communications Credit Union, at least partly due to failings under its fitness and probity regime.

The Central Bank has warned financial firms of their responsibility to ensure people working in key roles are fit for those jobs, having uncovered ins(...)

FBD chief executive Fiona Muldoon said the cost of insurance claims remained too high in Ireland.  Photograph: iStock

Irish insurers recorded a combined €31.1 million profit on motor coverage in 2017, after racking up €757 million of losses over the previous four year(...)

The Standard Club generates about $290m of premiums annually. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

UK-based ship insurer Standard Club estimates that about 40 per cent of its business will be written through its new Dublin unit, which has been set u(...)

Philip Lane: three years into the job as Central Bank governor this month, he may soon become the shortest-ever holder of the position. Photograph: Tom Honan

It was the year Ronald Reagan was sworn in for a second term as US president, Bruce Springsteen’s album Born in the USA topped the charts, and more th(...)

Adrian Varley has been appointed to the new role of  director of prudential analysis and inspections at the Central Bank.

The Central Bank has appointed Adrian Varley to the new role of the institution’s director of prudential analysis and inspections, effective from Febr(...)

Irish League of Credit Unions headquarters on Mount Street,  Dublin. A recent Central Bank report found assets in Irish credit unions have reached a record high of €17.2bn

The scale of what credit unions can do in terms of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises and the issuing of mortgages to house hunters is “sev(...)

A home of your own: AIB has a 33 per cent share of the residential mortgage market, while Bank of Ireland has 28 per cent. Photograph: iStock

When you’re in the market for a new mortgage, it makes sense to widen your net as far as possible and make yourself aware of all available deals. Incr(...)

An Post’s   low-cost mortgage service could go live by mid-2019.

An Post is ramping up its financial services offering as it seeks a partner to undercut existing mortgage providers by as much as 1 per cent. The ne(...)

The Central Bank is preparing to loosen restrictions on credit unions providing home loans

The Central Bank is preparing to loosen restrictions on credit unions providing home loans, almost a year after the Oireachtas finance committee calle(...)

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