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The yield on 10-year bonds was steady at 0.9 per cent, the lowest since April 30th

Irish borrowing costs were little changed in early trading on Monday after the Fine Gael-Labour coalition lost its majority in the general election on(...)

Royal Canal Park, Dublin 15, where three- and four-bedroom homes are on sale from € 315,000. Latest figures from the BPFI show that mortgage approvals to first-time buyers slumped by 23 per cent in the year to January 2016.

Mortgage approvals plummeted in the three months to January 2016, as first-time buyers either fled the market or postponed their mortgage approval ap(...)

Fiona Muldoon, group chief executive with FBD, said it was an “exceptionally difficult year” but the insurer has now stabilised.(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Fiona Reddan Loss making insurance group FBD is forecasting a return to profitability at end-2016 but it says consumers will face another year of ris(...)

 Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton has unveiled a “Save to Buy” initiative for first-time buyers

Housing will be front and centre in the general election campaign that officially kicks off today. There will be two strands to the debate: creating t(...)

Prop John Ryan has signed a new three-year deal at Munster and will start away to Treviso on Sunday. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Prop John Ryan and lock Donnacha Ryan come into the Munster pack as head coach Anthony Foley makes two changes from the side that beat Stade Francais (...)

New mortgage data suggests that the Central Bank’s macroprudential regulations , which put limits on the amount people can borrow, are having a negative impact on mortgage volumes.

Mortgage approvals slumped by 8 per cent in the year to November, amid calls for a loosening of the Central Bank’s lending restrictions. The slump wo(...)

According to figures from the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI), mortgage lending fell by 2 per cent in the year to the three months ending October 2015, the first time that mortgage approvals have fallen on a year-on-year basis since April 2013.

Early evidence suggests that the Central Bank’s new lending restrictions have taken the “froth” out of property prices, an economist with the regulat(...)

AIB’s headquarters in Ballsbridge. The bank said on Monday it will hold an egm on December 16th  to seek shareholder approval for its new capital reorganisation plan. (Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES)

AIB shareholders are to vote on the bank’s new capital re-organisation, which will see the value of their shareholding in the bank almost wiped out, (...)

The bank said on Tuesday it plans to consolidate stock on a 1-for-250 basis

AIB plunged in Dublin trading as the lender prepares to cut the number of shares it has in issue by more than 99 per cent in an reorganization of its (...)

AIB is also planning to issue about €500m in additional Tier 1 capital, probably by the year end. Photograph: The Irish Times

The way things are shaping up, tomorrow could prove to be an important milestone in the history of AIB’s reprivatisation. Today, three investor relat(...)

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