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More than 300 homeowners who had been awaiting approval for a deep retrofit grant have been told the funding is not available. Photograph: iStock

The Government considered processing applications from people who have now been shut out of the State’s deep retrofit scheme before deciding to leave (...)

Pearse Doherty: ‘It’s a very clever argument by Brian Hayes and that’s why he’s been recruited into the position as the spokesperson for bankers.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Brian Hayes, the former Fine Gael politician who recently took over as chief executive of the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, has said thre(...)

Brian Hayes, CEO of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“It goes up and down like that,” says Brian Hayes, as he presses a button to move his hi-tech desk lower in the plush offices of the Banking & Pay(...)

As Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty has pointed out, each of three insurance companies before the finance committee last week reported only around 1 per cent of claims to the Garda.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

When it comes to insurance, increasingly the figures just don’t add up. Last week three senior insurance executives claimed before an Oireachtas commi(...)

Brexit roles: of the 453 staff, 370 were recruited  by Revenue in 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Revenue Commissioners has hired 453 people in preparation for Brexit. In a written Dáil reply to Pearse Doherty TD (Sinn Féin), Minister for Fina(...)

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(...)

Sinn Féin’s finance spokesman Pearse Doherty said legal costs and claims are going down yet insurance premiums are going up.

Data from the courts showing a slight decrease in the number of personal injury cases taken last year, and a 29 per cent fall in the value of awards a(...)

The impact exaggerated or fraudulent motor insurance claims are having on premium prices could actually be worsened by the exaggerated claims being made by the industry itself, according to the AA’s Conor Faughnan.   File photograph: Getty

The impact of exaggerated or fraudulent motor insurance claims on premiums could be worsened by exaggerated claims made by the industry itself, accord(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: came in for general criticism for a number of incidents in the past year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Sinn Féin review into its poor performance in the local and European elections has found the party needs to significantly improve how it communicate(...)

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