Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said last November that he planned to publish a draft version of legislation in the first three months of 2019. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Planned new rules to give the Central Bank powers to make senior bankers more accountable individually for failings or wrongdoing may take more than a(...)

Burned-out vans and cars at the scene of the Strokestown eviction late last year. Photograp: Brian Farrell

Potential new entrants into the State’s mortgage market are likely to “think twice” in the current political climate, as they face increased risks whe(...)

Bank of Ireland secured favourable grades for the quality of its equity capital buffers, return on assets, and information technology  overhaul programme. Photograph:  Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Bank of Ireland has been rated among the worst performers on a global list of 500 publicly-quoted lenders compiled by banking research firm Lafferty G(...)

Michael McGrath: he said the Central Bank was still allowing some lenders to “treat their existing customers in a very unfair manner”

The Central Bank’s report into the behaviour and culture of the Irish retail banks is “quite abstract”, and the focus must now be on practical measure(...)

Bank lending is up to SMEs but many companies operating in the sector continue to struggle to find equity.

The recovery in the SME sector is gaining momentum a review of 15 indicators impacting on the sector shows, but there is little improvement yet in ear(...)

There is a “real opportunity” for construction SMEs, which  account for 95 per cent of total construction employment, to help drive the economic recovery. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises association has called on the government to put the focus on competitiveness in this year’s budget.In a pre-bud(...)