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Lansdowne prop Ian Prendiville scored his first try in his 102nd appearance for the club in the  All-Ireland League Division 1A match against Dublin University at  College Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Second-half tries from Jason Higgins and replacement Patrick Casey steered Division 1A leaders Cork Constitution to a deserved 34-14 bonus-point win o(...)

The Central Bank “is supportive of credit unions prudently engaging in long-term lending as part of a balanced loan portfolio”. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Central Bank has said it supports a relaxation of its rules so that credit unions have more room to manoeuvre in the mortgage market, but warned t(...)

Under the current regulations, there are limits on the amount that credit unions can lend out over five and 10 years.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The Central Bank is proposing to ease the long-term lending restrictions imposed on Irish credit unions to allow them grow their mortgage and commerci(...)

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(...)

Credit unions ‘benefit from a strong brand’, says registrar Patrick Casey.

Assets in Irish credit unions have reached a record high of €17.2 billion, but challenges remain for the sector, according to a new report by the Cent(...)

Governance remains one of the key risk areas for credit unions, the Central Bank said on Monday.

Governance remains one of the key risk areas for credit unions, the Central Bank said on Monday, as it published the findings of on-site inspections o(...)

The Central Bank said credit union boards looking to diversify their investments must ensure that they are taken without exposing member funds to undue risk.

Credit unions will be able to to invest in social housing under new regulations announced by the Central Bank. The move by the regulator comes after (...)

Central Bank  headquarters: credit unions need to invest in new technologies in order to compete with challenging new entrants to the market, according to the bank. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Credit unions need to invest in new technologies in order to compete with challenging new entrants to the market, according to the Central Bank. Pat(...)

The Central Bank’s inspections, which covered a sample of 16 credit unions that issued house loans during 2017, found 10 had started such lending “without a well-developed business plan”.

Credit unions are providing house loans to members without putting in place a detailed business plan and have given “inadequate rationales” for doing (...)

A Central Bank report states that branches around the country continue to struggle with a decline in outstanding loans and low interest rates. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Pressure remains on the credit union business model, a new report from the Central Bank has suggested, as branches around the country continue to stru(...)

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