Deputy commissioner  John Twomey said  the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau had about 50 live insurance investigations since last October, out of a total caseload of approximately 1,500.   Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Three per cent of garda fraud investigations relate to bogus or exaggerated insurance claims, an Oireachtas Committee has heard. Deputy commissioner(...)

Pearse Doherty: “This is just a stalling tactic to try to stall the Bill.”

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty has claimed that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil members of the Oireachtas finance committee are seeking to thw(...)

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(...)

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