The final section of the M8 Dublin to Cork motorway. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Sitting in a control room in East Wall in Dublin, Kevin O’Rourke and his team watch on a bank of screens as a car leaving Dublin Port slows to a stop (...)

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh (SF) said people were paying moneylenders ‘extortionate fees’, ahead of making mortgage repayments. File photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Easing caps on rates credit unions can charge would help tackle the “open season” of high-interest moneylenders operating across the country, credit u(...)

Fine Gael senator Jerry Buttimer was accused by Fianna Fáil senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee of using “misogynistic” and “gendered” language towards her.

And the winner of the High Dudgeon award for Overreaction of the Week goes to. . . Lorraine Clifford-Lee. The Fianna Fáil senator experienced a sudde(...)

Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell: “I believe that the Irish banking market needs further competition.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A system of public savings banks, based on the German Sparkassen sector, could be adopted in Ireland to remedy the lack of competition in the sector a(...)

Ciarán Breen (C) - Director of the State Claims Agency pictured arriving at a meeting of the Oireachtas finance committee on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Three women at the centre of 10 outstanding legal cases against the State over incorrect smear tests have died, the agency that manages legal claims a(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said   waiting times for calls to be answered had  reduced significantly following  the decision to  bring in 40 additional public health staff to deal with the volume of calls being received. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The CervicalCheck helpline has received more than 8,000 calls since it was set up to deal with the cervical cancer screening scandal, Minister for Hea(...)

Premiums on reviewable whole-of-life insurance policies often increased to a level that made them unsustainable.

The Department of Finance has commenced an investigation into whether or not legislative change may be required in order to adequately protect consume(...)

PTSB chief executive Jeremy Masding said the bank’s depressed share price reflected market concerns about its ability to resolve its non-performing loans problem. Photograph: Alan Betson

Permanent TSB’s (PTSB) planned sale of €900 million of “split mortgages” will expose borrowers to the whims of overseas investment funds, as contract(...)

Medical reports  found the child had suffered facial bruising but no bite marks, Sgt Kieran O’Connell said. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A postwoman making her rounds heard “terrible screams” and saw what appeared to be a woman biting an 18-month-old’s face when she called to a house in(...)

Senator David Norris. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A national housing co-operative to take over distressed mortgages has been proposed by Independent Senator David Norris. Introducing a Private Membe(...)

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